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Windows Phone 7 leak mania continues with new Samsung prototype (Engadget)

Aug 14th 2010 11:10PM @Sr1n1 I think I'll like WP7 but this hardware isn't blowing a lot of wind up my skirt.

I want THIN
I want a BIG screen
I want SMALL borders/bezel

Leaked Intel roadmap details Sandy Bridge CPUs, expands SSD lineup? (Engadget)

Aug 14th 2010 11:08PM @SeVeNcE I have to admit Intel is building up a very bad reputation by not doing squat to support USB 3.0. I realize they want their ludacrous speed technology to be all that but is there a reason they can't just have USB 3.0 on board support until their wonderful technology comes out. IF it is that wonderful USB 3.0 will go away quickly but I would like to charge my phone, my headset, use my thumbdrive etc with USB 3.0 right NOW not a year or 2 from now and evern then will I be able to charge my phone with lightspeed technology? If not it is not going to that significant to many people I know who charge many of their devices off their laptop when they travel.

Sprint's product development guru bolts from yellow pastures, heads to greener ones (Engadget)

Aug 13th 2010 8:25AM @Josta Maybe Engadet has had to deal with Sprint saying you need a new contract and can't get that phone on their existing contract, maybe they've called Sprint "customer service" every 4 hours trying to get someone who knows how to provision a phone properly on the first try, maybe they've had to deal with Sprints continuous billing errors month after month even though each "customer service" rep assures them that the issue has been resolved, maybe they are upset that they finally get a phone and discover that Sprint's "testing" department didn't notice that the BT on the device doesn't work properly or that the batteries on the phone only last a few hours because of a design flaw where it can't lock on signal even though they've beeen "testing" the phone for over 6 months.

Sprint's product development guru bolts from yellow pastures, heads to greener ones (Engadget)

Aug 13th 2010 8:20AM @young hov 718 Yes that would be good news - maybe they'd start gaining customers instead of having far the least loss of cutomers in over a year!

Maybe with Sprint gone we might see free and clear contracts being observed for new phones, maybe they'd start offering some of those great SERO plans again - and for all you who say - how could they make a profit - it is far more profitable for sprint to maintain a customer on a sero plan than for them to lose that customer and to gain a customer is more expensive than keeping an existing customer - just read what is available on the web. Maybe if Sprint honored their old plans they'd have more customer loyalty - far less balking on their own company forums and people would recommend Sprint to their friends.

I used to recommend Sprint to my clients until they stopped offering really good deals as their lack of phone selection and heinous customer support make them far than ideal for business use. My clients actually pay me to deal with Sprint to get their phones activated as Sprint still can't make their Ensemble system easy enough for monkeys to press a button and get the phone provisioned properly with voice and data on the first try. "Call back in 4 hours, it can take up to 4 hours for a phone to be provisioned" BS- if you escalate to a higher support team they magically get it provisioned in 2 minutes.

Sprint's product development guru bolts from yellow pastures, heads to greener ones (Engadget)

Aug 13th 2010 8:12AM @finishhim27 Don't worry Sprint never screws up! JK- Where to begin with Sprint screw ups... Hmmm - I think their quarterly customers losses for the last few years might be a great place to start - and each quarter they try to Obama spin it by saying how great their quarter has been - far less loss than predicted! or far less loss than the previous quarter. Shouldn't they want to boast like ATT, Tmobile, Verizon - far more subscribers than the previous quarter?

Samsung shows off portable, HTIB 3D Blu-ray player options and the biggest LED 3DTV yet (Engadget)

Aug 11th 2010 2:18PM @(Unverified) I'm not sure why it would make them happy or not. You can get the absolute best 3D Plasma 65" for about the same price. Should they mock the people who got LCD since their TVs show sports and action better than the Samsung? Shouldn't they just be happy they got the best TV that money could by and not be concerned if other people buy inferior TVs for the same amount of money? The Panasonic TC-P65VT25 is a far better picture for most TV viewing I do but I control the light in my home. If I wanted to watch slow moving Merryl Streep films in a bright room the LCD might be a better choice - then again eating a bullet might be preferable to watching a Merryl Streep film - that is what the in flight toruture is for ...watching movies no man should have to watch.

Samsung shows off portable, HTIB 3D Blu-ray player options and the biggest LED 3DTV yet (Engadget)

Aug 11th 2010 1:10PM @Juggernaut408 I completely agree. It didn't stay with us in the 50's why do we think it is going to make a come back?

I wish they were putting their R&D money into higher resolution (4K), better color, better contrast, BIGGER screen technology - like 85" for immersive viewing.

Samsung shows off portable, HTIB 3D Blu-ray player options and the biggest LED 3DTV yet (Engadget)

Aug 11th 2010 12:14PM I'd rather have a panasonic - better for action movies, sports etc. And where the hell are the BIG TV's that were supposed to be out by now. I'd like to have all the major brands shipping 85" 4K res screens along with these fit for the bathroom 65" dimunitve screens.

HTC Schubert: Windows Phone 7 gets an aluminum unibody handset to call home? (video) (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 10:27PM @rivengle I'm not sure I would. While I am interested in WP7 (I currently have an old WM6.55 phone) I would be fine with having iphone on an iphone if Sprint carried it. Unfortunately Sprint doesn't carry many phones I would want. I'd consider the EVO but since it is a 4G phone I can't' get it on my free and clear with data plan. I'd have to pay $50 more per year just to get a 4G plan and I doubt I'd use any more data and I'm not in a 4G part of the country nor do I visit any cities that have 4G coverage so 4G serves no purpose for me.

I'm hoping Sprint offers some non 4G WP7 phones for the bulk of the country that doesn't get 4G service along with some 4G for those who live in cities that actually get 4G service and don't mind paying the additional fees.

HTC Schubert: Windows Phone 7 gets an aluminum unibody handset to call home? (video) (Engadget)

Aug 9th 2010 12:59PM @Seaniccus I'll agree it is a little less hideous than some of the other WP7 phones we've seen so far. I'm not sure if the hardware vendors hate MS or why they are coming out with such stingy designs.

I might be interested in WP7 if I could get something with a big screen like the EVO. However I'd like it without the camera protruding out of the EVO design - WTF - if I need a zoom photo lens, I'll bring a camera - I don't need a camera lens or a circular saw or electric shaver sticking out of my phone - I'd like my pda phone to be that - a PDA Phone, not a shopsmith mark 5, combination circular saw, lathe, belt sander, band saw...