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2013-07-15 10:19:14 AM  
What, like the fact that if you are an average sized man or bigger, you need freakishly small girly hands to use one without farkin' shiat up regularly?  And don't get me started about presbyopia-related issues.

/Doesn't apply to me, because I won't carry a cellphone.
//Recent events should tell you why.
 
2013-07-15 10:28:51 AM  
I've got a Note 2, and even though I love the shiat out of it, I will be the first to admit that it is pushing the edge of portability.  It's okay with dress and casual slacks, but you better have baggy ones if you like your phone in your front pocket.  To solve the problem I got a moderately heavy-duty case with CC slots and just started putting it in my back pocket in those situations.  It works pretty well, but I know I'm just one drunken stumble away from collecting on the replacement policy.
 
2013-07-15 11:21:33 AM  
I was going to get the Note 2, but there was almost no hope of me doing any one-handed use.
 
2013-07-15 11:22:49 AM  
I think I want to now switch to a larger display phone. I like my iphone 4 but I'm now leaning towards an S4. The camera shooting 60 fps is a bonus.
 
2013-07-15 11:29:05 AM  
www.wearysloth.com
"6.3 inches? Why that's larger than my..."
 
2013-07-15 11:30:13 AM  

dittybopper: /Doesn't apply to me, because I won't carry a cellphone.


Yet you felt the need to comment anyway. Was there no way you could make it into a commentary on how ham radio is superior?
 
2013-07-15 11:35:51 AM  
Useless without pics
 
2013-07-15 11:38:28 AM  
It also has the newest version of TouchWiz where you can have smooth experience

Well, who wouldn't want that?
 
2013-07-15 11:42:27 AM  

dittybopper: What, like the fact that if you are an average sized man or bigger, you need freakishly small girly hands to use one without farkin' shiat up regularly?


This.

I have normal sized hands and hate using those things. I know people that have huge hands and basically can't use these smartphones for anything but making phone calls, and that is an adventure for them.
 
2013-07-15 11:45:03 AM  
These could have been interesting choices for a niche market except that the specs are sorta middle of the road.

Even if I was in the market for a bigger phone, I would hold out for the Note 3 in a few months then decide
 
2013-07-15 11:45:45 AM  
a1.mzstatic.com
 
2013-07-15 11:45:45 AM  
Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag. How people live without one I will never know.

www.formengifts.com
 
2013-07-15 11:50:36 AM  

PainInTheASP: I've got a Note 2, and even though I love the shiat out of it, I will be the first to admit that it is pushing the edge of portability.


This. I love mine as well, and will probably not go smaller in the future.
 
2013-07-15 11:52:17 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag purse. How people live without one I will never know.

[www.formengifts.com image 280x280]


FTFY
 
2013-07-15 11:52:27 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag. How people live without one I will never know.

[www.formengifts.com image 280x280]


That's because men doesn't need to carry tampons and makeup around with them.
 
2013-07-15 11:59:42 AM  
I still use my RAZR.

But if I ever feel the need for a "smartphone", as the kids say, I'd gravitiate to these large doohickeys.

/Most of the year I wear a coat with big pockets.
//GO PACKERS!
 
2013-07-15 12:09:01 PM  
Why not bring back the bag phone?www.valmg.com
 
2013-07-15 12:17:29 PM  

dittybopper: What, like the fact that if you are an average sized man or bigger, you need freakishly small girly hands to use one without farkin' shiat up regularly?  And don't get me started about presbyopia-related issues.

/Doesn't apply to me, because I won't carry a cellphone.
//Recent events should tell you why.


Yep, don't like to 'This' too often, but as a guy with pretty big hands, small touchscreen phones can be a nightmare.  I'd much rather have to figure out how to carry a larger phone if it meant that using it was a bit more easy.

/Hates trying to type on a touchscreen phone.
 
2013-07-15 12:19:49 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: It also has the newest version of TouchWiz where you can have smooth experience

Well, who wouldn't want that?


I can't tell you how many times I've tried the TouchWiz method and the urine bifurcates and goes all over the place.
 
2013-07-15 12:27:53 PM  

NuclearPenguins: dittybopper: /Doesn't apply to me, because I won't carry a cellphone.

Yet you felt the need to comment anyway. Was there no way you could make it into a commentary on how ham radio is superior?


I do occasionally have to have one, in exceptional circumstances, when I end up borrowing the distaffbopper's phone.  For instance, last week, no one had been able to contact my father for a couple days.  He lives by himself in a very rural area, and his closest neighbor is at least a half-mile away.

I took the distaffbopper's phone with me so that I could call if there was a problem with his phone, which is what was going on, or alternatively, if I needed to call 911 because he was dead* or injured and I couldn't find his phone (he's gone wireless, unlike me, I like POTS).

Anyway, her phone is small, and I'm always hitting the wrong numbers or letters when I use it.  If she'd just get her damned technician license, I wouldn't need to.  Oh, and coverage for both her and my father's phones are spotty, at best, in some areas we commonly go.  Full quieting repeater coverage, though.

*We found the distaffbopper's mother dead on her couch.  In June.  She'd been dead for at least 2 days.  We were checking up on her because no one had heard from her.
 
2013-07-15 12:28:54 PM  

bdub77: PartTimeBuddha: It also has the newest version of TouchWiz where you can have smooth experience

Well, who wouldn't want that?

I can't tell you how many times I've tried the TouchWiz method and the urine bifurcates and goes all over the place.


I *HATE* the dreaded bifurcated stream.
 
2013-07-15 12:38:20 PM  
I love my note 2.  Big enough screen to be able to read without squinting, good battery life, and I've even grown pretty fond of the stylus.  I've got gorilla hands, so using the phone is no problem.  It's not for everyone, but If they make a 6 inch phone, I'm in.  I just got a heavy duty case for it, because I'm so farkin' graceful. :)
 
2013-07-15 12:45:58 PM  

metallion: I love my note 2.  Big enough screen to be able to read without squinting, good battery life, and I've even grown pretty fond of the stylus.  I've got gorilla hands, so using the phone is no problem.  It's not for everyone, but If they make a 6 inch phone, I'm in.  I just got a heavy duty case for it, because I'm so farkin' graceful. :)


I love my Note 2 as well but I couldn't imagine going any bigger.


/that's what she said.
 
2013-07-15 02:19:43 PM  
Just grabbed an htc one last week. Sort of tall but it's thin and the width is what I'm already used to coming from the galaxy series. Frankly it feels regular size to me. I support a bunch of iphones at work and I have a hard time reading and typing on that little screen but then I'm old.
 
2013-07-15 02:23:32 PM  
Wow. Did Samsung pay for the Slashdot post that reads like an ad, or for this link to a Slashdot post, or both?
 
2013-07-15 03:22:05 PM  
Small phones don't make sense for average sized people. We do so much with our phones now that dealing with a small screen for a negligible gain in portability isn't optimal. At some point though the inconvenience of a larger device that cannot be carried in a pocket outweighs the benefit of the larger size. If you have no where to store it, you will not carry it everywhere you go. And the whole point is to have constant access to a computer and internet connection.

Once the device becomes "tablet" sized, its portability is much closer to that of a small laptop than a phone.

/bring back the fanny pack?
 
2013-07-15 03:26:57 PM  
I don`t want a phone that big or a tablet that small and I am not so poor I can only afford one device.

It`s a device for narcissistic idiots and poor people.
 
2013-07-15 03:58:15 PM  
Split pee thread!
 
2013-07-15 04:06:34 PM  

dready zim: I don`t want a phone that big or a tablet that small and I am not so poor I can only afford one device.

It`s a device for narcissistic idiots and poor people.


not if you are vision impaired.  that 6.3 inch screen is a hell of a lot easier to read than a 3 or 3.5 inch screen.
 
2013-07-15 05:18:04 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag purse. How people live without one I will never know.

[www.formengifts.com image 280x280]




FTFY.

/probably not the first
 
2013-07-15 05:23:30 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag. How people live without one I will never know.


True That. You add a notebook, some pens, a couple of random things and you have a perfect satchel. People have always had packs of some kind. Do you want to be the douche at a coffee shop with their briefcase?
 
2013-07-15 05:28:56 PM  
gordon bennett,
Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag murse/manbag. How people live without one I will never know.


FYFY

\I have a murse for my 12" laptop.
 
2013-07-15 05:44:05 PM  
I have a Galaxy Note II, and I love it for the screen size, but even more so for the battery life.  My HTC Thunderbolt got about 1.5 hours of screen-on time per charge, my Galaxy S III about 2.5-3 hours per charge, and the Note II easily gets 5-6 hours of screen-on time per charge.  That's worth the slightly bulkier form factor and pocket discomfort.

I hope the Note III comes with a 6-inch 1080p screen.  I'm all in!
 
2013-07-15 06:18:27 PM  
the samsung s4 is $630 at walmart.

the nexus 7 wifi is $179.

Large format smartphones are pretty stupid.

Not that anyone gives a shiat.. but I use a nexus 7 with a mifi hotspot, google voice and a tracfone.  I spend $25 for 1.5gb with no expiration date.  Another $20 for 200 minutes (triple minutes on certain phones for life) on a shiatty touchscreen tracfone.  In the event that i HAVE to make a mobile call away from an ethernet wifi network, I can use click to call on google voice to mask the tracfone as my google voice number..  but we all mostly text nowadays anyway right?  All said and done, I spend about 12/month on service.  The beauty is that if im at home or office, my nexus just hops on the wifi.  If im on a ethernet based wifi, i can use groove IP to make my voice calls with pretty good clarity.

Or, I could buy a $600 'smartphone' for the privilege of a built in NSA approved tracking device cell radio, and a recurring monthly bill, regardless of usage.  all for what, $60 a month or so?  I prefer my MAC to hop around various IP addresses as I use it, a la the shell game.  Not NSA proof by any means, but I pay a fraction, and have a proxy-like set up given that almost all ISPs use non-static DHCP leasing for their equipment.  Someone would have to have a real hard on for me to go through all the trouble of tracing my mundane texts to the wifey, friends and cousins.  Did I mentioni that my $20 tracfone card and $25 mobile hotspot card are paid in cash, and DONT EXPIRE?
 
2013-07-15 07:14:49 PM  

spawn73: Gordon Bennett: Not a problem. I carry a messenger bag. How people live without one I will never know.

[www.formengifts.com image 280x280]

That's because men doesn't need to carry tampons and makeup around with them.


Oh no? Well what do YOU carry on a bleeding anus day, smartarse?
 
2013-07-16 12:06:58 AM  
static.ibnlive.in.com

It's all just temporary measures until we get cheap, reliable roll-out screens.
 
2013-07-16 12:11:44 AM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: the samsung s4 is $630 at walmart.

the nexus 7 wifi is $179.

Large format smartphones are pretty stupid.

Not that anyone gives a shiat.. but I use a nexus 7 with a mifi hotspot, google voice and a tracfone.  I spend $25 for 1.5gb with no expiration date.  Another $20 for 200 minutes (triple minutes on certain phones for life) on a shiatty touchscreen tracfone.  In the event that i HAVE to make a mobile call away from an ethernet wifi network, I can use click to call on google voice to mask the tracfone as my google voice number..  but we all mostly text nowadays anyway right?  All said and done, I spend about 12/month on service.  The beauty is that if im at home or office, my nexus just hops on the wifi.  If im on a ethernet based wifi, i can use groove IP to make my voice calls with pretty good clarity.

Or, I could buy a $600 'smartphone' for the privilege of a built in NSA approved tracking device cell radio, and a recurring monthly bill, regardless of usage.  all for what, $60 a month or so?  I prefer my MAC to hop around various IP addresses as I use it, a la the shell game.  Not NSA proof by any means, but I pay a fraction, and have a proxy-like set up given that almost all ISPs use non-static DHCP leasing for their equipment.  Someone would have to have a real hard on for me to go through all the trouble of tracing my mundane texts to the wifey, friends and cousins.  Did I mentioni that my $20 tracfone card and $25 mobile hotspot card are paid in cash, and DONT EXPIRE?


Still completely trackable since you are sending your login info and cookies out there. My phone is $25/mo with unlimited data (though throttled after 6GB), text, and calling.
 
2013-07-16 10:51:08 PM  

Mr Rogers is aroused: the samsung s4 is $630 at walmart.

the nexus 7 wifi is $179.

Large format smartphones are pretty stupid.

Not that anyone gives a shiat.. but I use a nexus 7 with a mifi hotspot, google voice and a tracfone.  I spend $25 for 1.5gb with no expiration date.  Another $20 for 200 minutes (triple minutes on certain phones for life) on a shiatty touchscreen tracfone.  In the event that i HAVE to make a mobile call away from an ethernet wifi network, I can use click to call on google voice to mask the tracfone as my google voice number..  but we all mostly text nowadays anyway right?  All said and done, I spend about 12/month on service.  The beauty is that if im at home or office, my nexus just hops on the wifi.  If im on a ethernet based wifi, i can use groove IP to make my voice calls with pretty good clarity.

Or, I could buy a $600 'smartphone' for the privilege of a built in NSA approved tracking device cell radio, and a recurring monthly bill, regardless of usage.  all for what, $60 a month or so?  I prefer my MAC to hop around various IP addresses as I use it, a la the shell game.  Not NSA proof by any means, but I pay a fraction, and have a proxy-like set up given that almost all ISPs use non-static DHCP leasing for their equipment.  Someone would have to have a real hard on for me to go through all the trouble of tracing my mundane texts to the wifey, friends and cousins.  Did I mentioni that my $20 tracfone card and $25 mobile hotspot card are paid in cash, and DONT EXPIRE?


I pay $30 per month through one of T-Mobile's prepaid plans for unlimited text, 5gb of HSPA+/LTE data, and 100 any time minutes. Additional minutes are purchasable for 10 cents per minute.
 
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