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(Slash Gear)   Siri: I'm sorry, did I say that the Lumia 900 4G by Nokia was the best smartphone? I'm sorry, I misunderstood your question. My mistake, won't happen again   (slashgear.com) divider line 64
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2012-05-15 07:46:49 PM
I beg to differ...

MONTHS ago I asked Siri the same question and got the "wait... there are other smart phones?" reply.

seriously.
 
2012-05-15 07:53:56 PM

miscreant: To be fair... the Lumia probably has fewer users/reviews by a huge factor. I'd like to know the algorithm that was used to decide the Lumia was the best. Because if you were going to buy a smartphone, which would you trust more? 5 stars from 10 reviewers, or 4.5 stars from 10,000?

/not a fanboy. I avoid Apple products in general
//Don't feel like paying extra so Apple can censor what I can do with my hardware


It's got more than 10 reviews on Amazon.
 
2012-05-15 08:22:08 PM

Dinobot: and of course the Squirrels: Dinobot: On the other hand, will the Lumia 900 be supported 6 months down the road? If there's something that pisses me off is that when I needed to upgrade my android phone, I had to jailbreak it because HTC basically stopped caring about the Evo Shift 4 months after it was released.

Meanwhile, my friend's iphone 3gs was able to upgrade it to iOS 5.1.1.

And while I normally think bad of apple products, I'm actually jealous that a phone that is about 18 months older than mine gets better support.

True, but I bet your friend's 3gs was about worthless after upgrading. I know that my wife's old 3g was hopelessly crippled by the 4.0 upgrade. Yes, Apple will keep upgrading you, but they don't take the old hardware into account when writing the new code.

Actually? No.

My friend's 3gs is working just fine with the 5.1.1 ios.


Oh, cool, it must just be the 3g that has that problem. I do know it wasn't just her's, as there was a whole custom version of jailbroken ios where someone stripped out all the stuff from 4.1 that wouldn't work on a 3g that ended up working quite well.
Of course, it doesn't matter now, we're both using Samsung Galaxy SIIs now.
 
2012-05-15 10:19:36 PM

redpanda2: I really don't understand how Apple never gets investigated for anti-competitive practices. Microsoft got sued in Europe because it didn't preinstall competing web browsers. iOS doesn't let you ever set competing web browsers as the default browser. Google got investigated because they thought Google was artificially pushing up their own services in search results. Apple manually changes siri search results they don't like.


Bill Gates spends billions of his own money, saving literally hundreds of thousands of the world's poor from malaria and HIV, but is a villain.

Steve Jobs spends nearly nothing on any charitable cause, but is a hero.
 
2012-05-15 11:55:13 PM

Dinobot: If there's something that pisses me off is that when I needed to upgrade my android phone


The answer to every conceivable complaint about androids is "root it". Like, if you want to, you know, delete some shiatware your carrier put on or even something you downloaded but don't want anymore, like the 5 video calling apps, none of which actually function worth a damn.
 
2012-05-16 12:09:16 AM

Bacontastesgood: Dinobot: If there's something that pisses me off is that when I needed to upgrade my android phone

The answer to every conceivable complaint about androids is "root it". Like, if you want to, you know, delete some shiatware your carrier put on or even something you downloaded but don't want anymore, like the 5 video calling apps, none of which actually function worth a damn.


And I did, and you completely missed the point of my complaint.

I'm complaining because I shouldn't have to root my android phone to update it -- just because HTC and Sprint decided to stop supporting it by june of 2011, even if it was released in january of the same year; whereas two of my friends, who have the 3gs (which was released in June 2009) still get updates as of last weekend.

Do you now understand where I'm coming from?
 
2012-05-16 12:41:49 AM
All you chumps need to get a Win 7 phone. They're awesome.

/that is all
 
2012-05-16 01:35:43 AM

uber humper: All you chumps need to get a Win 7 phone. They're awesome.

/that is all


the best thing about the wp7 is that is it exactly opposite of the iPhone. it is not a knock off at all, it doesn't try to be the iPhone, it is an actual ALTERNATIVE.

just an example for you iPhone users... when you tap a phone number or address, it asks you if you want to save it or call.

it's got pros and cons, but it isn't a knockoff. it is worth looking at with fresh eyes.
 
2012-05-16 07:16:48 AM

Bacontastesgood: The answer to every conceivable complaint about androids iPhones is "root jailbreak it".

 
2012-05-16 07:34:13 AM

uber humper: All you chumps need to get a Win 7 phone. They're awesome.

/that is all


This.
 
2012-05-16 10:06:06 AM

mavexe: uber humper: All you chumps need to get a Win 7 phone. They're awesome.

/that is all

This.


I love the phone, and I love the OS, but the lack of apps and Flash is killing me. I can't read Marvel digital comics, I can't watch MLB.tv, and I've only found one porn site with videos that play on the Windows phone. One! And I've looked, trust me.
 
2012-05-16 12:19:44 PM

Wendy's Chili: mavexe: uber humper: All you chumps need to get a Win 7 phone. They're awesome.

/that is all

This.

I love the phone, and I love the OS, but the lack of apps and Flash is killing me. I can't read Marvel digital comics, I can't watch MLB.tv, and I've only found one porn site with videos that play on the Windows phone. One! And I've looked, trust me.


Believe me there are others.

/lumia900 is best
 
2012-05-16 07:43:36 PM

Yankees Team Gynecologist:

Actually, the answer I came up with for my iphone was give it away to someone who wants the POS.

Wendy's Chili: I've only found one porn site with videos that play on the Windows phone. One!


Hmmm. That's bad. Androids are pretty much wankatrons.
 
2012-05-16 08:45:53 PM

Dinobot: Bacontastesgood: Dinobot: If there's something that pisses me off is that when I needed to upgrade my android phone

The answer to every conceivable complaint about androids is "root it". Like, if you want to, you know, delete some shiatware your carrier put on or even something you downloaded but don't want anymore, like the 5 video calling apps, none of which actually function worth a damn.

And I did, and you completely missed the point of my complaint.

I'm complaining because I shouldn't have to root my android phone to update it -- just because HTC and Sprint decided to stop supporting it by june of 2011, even if it was released in january of the same year; whereas two of my friends, who have the 3gs (which was released in June 2009) still get updates as of last weekend.

Do you now understand where I'm coming from?


Why do you want upgrades? I got my HTC Desire two years ago and it still does everything I want. What would an upgrade offer?
I've actually upgraded to a One X, for the bigger screen mainly and because the upgrade was free, but I'd have been happy to stick with the original Desire os.
 
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