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(Gizmodo)   Coming soon: The T-1000 of cell phones   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
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5377 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 May 2014 at 2:05 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-27 12:50:23 PM  
"What can I help you with?"
"Siri, find Sarah Connor."
"OK... Searching Wikipedia for 'serial comma.'"
 
2014-05-27 02:08:46 PM  
It'll have its ass handed to it by an old Nokia.
 
2014-05-27 02:08:53 PM  

Theaetetus: "What can I help you with?"
"Siri, find Sarah Connor."
"OK... Searching Wikipedia for 'serial comma.'"


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2014-05-27 02:10:20 PM  
I have a Sanza player from 2006 with a liquid metal back.
 
2014-05-27 02:27:04 PM  
T-1000?

Does it put a metal spike though your ear if you fail to pay your bill on time?
 
2014-05-27 02:34:06 PM  
Ehhhh with the Samsung S5 being virtually waterproof and drop proof from accidents this means nothing.
 
2014-05-27 02:37:49 PM  
Speaking of Apple innovation, a friend of mine of FB was all excited that NFC might be coming to the next iphone...
 
2014-05-27 02:42:19 PM  

AlgaeRancher: T-1000?

Does it put a metal spike though your ear if you fail to pay your bill on time?


I prefer a T-X model, so I can have sex with it. If it's like my current iPhone though, there will be limited access and capabilities. Much like my current relationship actually.
 
2014-05-27 02:43:34 PM  

steamingpile: drop proof


No, it isn't rated for impacts. It is IP67 certificated  for 1M deep for 30 seconds, and with many other ruggedized phones, that is only good as long as you have the little USB cover plugged in. That case will still likely crack/chip like any other.

There are not many ruggedized smartphones in the market. The Casio Commando (extremely durable... I've tested it, and it protects as advertised) and the Motorola Defy come to mind. Those are the only two that I know of that are rated for water/dust and impact.
 
2014-05-27 02:43:40 PM  

AlgaeRancher: T-1000?

Does it put a metal spike though your ear if you fail to pay your bill on time?


No, but you'd better stay on the defined upgrade schedule.
 
2014-05-27 02:49:19 PM  
f*ck you, and F*ck your auto-play video ads.
 
2014-05-27 02:49:33 PM  

steamingpile: Ehhhh with the Samsung S5 being virtually waterproof and drop proof from accidents this means nothing.


All fanboys are tiring.
 
2014-05-27 02:54:41 PM  

Theaetetus: "What can I help you with?"
"Siri, find Sarah Connor."
"OK... Searching Wikipedia for 'serial comma.'"

 
2014-05-27 03:12:32 PM  

steamingpile: Ehhhh with the Samsung S5 being virtually waterproof and drop proof from accidents this means nothing.


Samsung should get a patent on those two features and sue the hell out of Apple if they ever make anything close to robust.
 
2014-05-27 03:18:38 PM  

ampoliros: Speaking of Apple innovation, a friend of mine of FB was all excited that NFC might be coming to the next iphone...


Its been a year since the release of the last iPhone that absolutely had to have NFC otherwise Apple would be bankrupt by now.  And yet didn't happen.  I doubt it will happen with the 6 - especially with Apple's continued investments in BT LE.
 
2014-05-27 03:26:16 PM  
They want to make damn sure you can never replace parts or batteries yourself.
 
2014-05-27 03:31:41 PM  

gingerjet: ampoliros: Speaking of Apple innovation, a friend of mine of FB was all excited that NFC might be coming to the next iphone...

Its been a year since the release of the last iPhone that absolutely had to have NFC otherwise Apple would be bankrupt by now.  And yet didn't happen.  I doubt it will happen with the 6 - especially with Apple's continued investments in BT LE.


I've been using my phones NFC to pay for things recently; it's very easy and safe. The difference between 2013 and 2014 is that Mastercard/Visa are planning to require chip/pin tech at every point of sale, I can envision most of those new stations accepting NFC as well. Apple had better have something (NFC or BT LE) with the iphone 6 or all those iphone users are going to actually see a difference in the phones and get upset.
 
2014-05-27 03:40:14 PM  
so, something that isn't at risk is more protected, while the screen is as vulnerable as ever?

or did i read that wrong.
 
2014-05-27 03:49:35 PM  

RoxtarRyan: steamingpile: drop proof

No, it isn't rated for impacts. It is IP67 certificated  for 1M deep for 30 seconds, and with many other ruggedized phones, that is only good as long as you have the little USB cover plugged in. That case will still likely crack/chip like any other.

There are not many ruggedized smartphones in the market. The Casio Commando (extremely durable... I've tested it, and it protects as advertised) and the Motorola Defy come to mind. Those are the only two that I know of that are rated for water/dust and impact.


Saumsung Rugy Pro and Smart are all military spec samsung phones, been around for at least 2 years.
 
2014-05-27 05:10:52 PM  

RoxtarRyan: steamingpile: drop proof

No, it isn't rated for impacts. It is IP67 certificated  for 1M deep for 30 seconds, and with many other ruggedized phones, that is only good as long as you have the little USB cover plugged in. That case will still likely crack/chip like any other.

There are not many ruggedized smartphones in the market. The Casio Commando (extremely durable... I've tested it, and it protects as advertised) and the Motorola Defy come to mind. Those are the only two that I know of that are rated for water/dust and impact.


Are you your company's Compliance Jerk too?  Do you do your own testing in-house?
 
2014-05-27 05:25:32 PM  
for some reason - i was thinking subby was referring to this

/hot

oldcomputers.net
 
2014-05-27 06:16:39 PM  
The Pontiac T1000 was their version of the Chevy Chevette. Ugh.
 
2014-05-27 08:51:20 PM  
Translation: We know customers want Metal, but we want to make things cheaper so we can make more money, so we'll give them cheap, flimsy plasticky metal instead.
 
2014-05-28 03:12:54 AM  

vharshyde: Translation: We know customers want Metal, but we want to make things cheaper so we can make more money, so we'll give them cheap, flimsy plasticky metal instead.


Yeah, because Apple's all about selling cheap crap. Moron.
 
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