Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-08, 12:37 PM   #1
mlts22 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do other people find this sad?

http://www.geardiary.com/2008/07/04/...hone-3g-style/
http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/04/i...ne-week-early/

I thought I had lots of time on my hands.
mlts22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 12:45 PM   #2
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes, sad
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 12:53 PM   #3
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's saddest is that Apple is consistently one step behind the times with the iPhone. 3G? Seriously...? How about WiMax, so you can keep up with the other companies in half a year?
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 01:19 PM   #4
vtjim
Belt drive!
 
vtjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Bikes: 2011 Trek Soho DLX
Posts: 2,614
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
vtjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 02:34 PM   #5
mlts22 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Problem is that nobody offers WiMax in the US other than some tests in the Bay Area. Pretty much, in the US, 3G and EV-DO are it. You arn't going any faster.

Europe, and especially Japan have phones that far surpass anything here. I've even heard of people using cards there with Linux routers to give immediate failover should their main connections to the Internet drop.

What gets me is that even though Apple gave a swift kick in the rump to the other US cellphone providers, not much has improved. Sprint still sells their has-been Mogul, T-Mobile still is selling their brain-dead TI OMAP phones with 200 mhz chips (even overclocked, they are still slow), Verizon is trying to hawk Chocolates and gewgaw phones. Ironically, the only company that has viable smartphones other than the iPhone is AT&T. The AT&T Tilt is what a smartphone should be, as you can easily use it as a router (tethering), full wi-fi support, etc.

T-Mobile's service is awesome, but if they don't get on the ball and carry something modern, I may just see about either buying an unlocked GSM phone, or perhaps going to AT&T.
mlts22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 02:49 PM   #6
Falkon
The quieter you become...
 
Falkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AT&T service is ****. They don't keep their infrastructure up with demand. Apple just makes another piece of junk that you toss within a year or two... just like every other consumer electronics company. Their junk doesn't have soul, feel, pop, whatever. It's white, expensive, and just as ****ty as the next thing. What's sad is people define their lives and image by products. That's a pretty good litmus test for a consumer *****.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

Last edited by Falkon; 07-06-08 at 02:53 PM.
Falkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 03:57 PM   #7
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Since I always seem to end up living on the outskirts of some middle-sized city, I tend to enjoy my Verizon service which has been pretty good.

But yeah, their phones stink. I'm due for a new phone in Feb. and I don't really want anything they're offering.
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 05:48 PM   #8
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
I used to enjoy waiting in long lines with my gf in Westwood for a movie on a Sat night. But that was when I was in my twenties and I was confused.
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 PM.