PROTIP: Sell all your phone company stock

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PROTIP: Sell all your phone company stock

Postby Xisiqomelir » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:00 am

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Postby moritheil » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:06 am

It still uses Cingular!
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Postby Tasan » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:39 am

And your point?
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Postby Ragorn » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:56 am

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Postby Kifle » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:10 am

Good god that is sexy...must have it!
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Postby Xisiqomelir » Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:47 pm

Thus spake Shevarash: "Invokers are not going to be removed"



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Postby amolol » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:01 am

what is up with smaller phones? we all need bigger phones sothat if someone 6 states away sneezes it dont break. besides i have a hard enough time keeping track of my keys let alone a phone the size of a quarter....
i dont know what your problem is, but i bet its hard to pronounce

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Postby Tasan » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:29 am

amolol wrote:what is up with smaller phones? we all need bigger phones sothat if someone 6 states away sneezes it dont break. besides i have a hard enough time keeping track of my keys let alone a phone the size of a quarter....


Sounds like you need a manpurse.
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:06 am

amolol wrote:what is up with smaller phones? we all need bigger phones sothat if someone 6 states away sneezes it dont break. besides i have a hard enough time keeping track of my keys let alone a phone the size of a quarter....


I've had a sanyo vm 4500 for..um.. 2+ years. It's a fairly small phone and I can't say i've ever lost it. You must suck :( I don't lose stuff I pay good money for.
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Postby sok » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:32 am

actually at&t stock has gone up from $15 a couple of years ago to $35. that's pretty good, unless you remember it was at $45 when i started 6 years ago.
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Postby Cirath » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:41 am

amolol wrote:what is up with smaller phones? we all need bigger phones sothat if someone 6 states away sneezes it dont break. besides i have a hard enough time keeping track of my keys let alone a phone the size of a quarter....


I can honestly say I have never lost my phone. It is always on a table, attatched to the wall by a cord.
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Postby Ragorn » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:16 am

sok wrote:actually at&t stock has gone up from $15 a couple of years ago to $35. that's pretty good, unless you remember it was at $45 when i started 6 years ago.

I sold my AT&T shares at $72 each in 1997 when I quit the company.
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Postby amolol » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:38 am

i dont have a cellphone if someone wants to talk to me they can call me at home or damned well leave a message (my phone is attached to the wall via chord and theres only a 14 inch coil cord on the hand set)
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Re: PROTIP: Sell all your phone company stock

Postby Xisiqomelir » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:34 pm

Time magazine handjob = success confirmed?

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Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2007 By LEV GROSSMAN

If you've ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don't call Steve, Steve calls me. Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs's office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool. I then fly to the metastasized strip mall called Cupertino, Calif., where Apple lives, sign some legal confidentiality stuff and am escorted to a conference room that contains Jobs, some associates, and some lumps concealed under some black towels. I stare at what was under the towels. Everybody else stares at me.

This is how Apple, and nobody else, introduces new products to the press. It can be awkward, because Jobs is high-strung and he expects you to be impressed. I was, fortunately, and with good reason. Apple's new iPhone could do to the cell phone market what the iPod did to the portable music player market: crush it pitilessly beneath the weight of its own superiority. This is unfortunate for anybody else who makes cell phones, but it's good news for those of us who use them.

It's also good news for Jobs. Apple has had some explaining to do lately about backdated stock options it issued to Jobs and some other senior Apple executives. An internal investigation has cleared Jobs, but a federal investigation and a shareholder lawsuit are still going forward.

Sure, backdating options is common in Silicon Valley, but the essence of Apple's identity is that it's an uncorporate corporation: a glossy white iPod-colored company, the kind that doesn't get mixed up in this kind of thing. When Jobs calls the iPhone "the most important product Apple has ever announced, with the possible exception of the Apple II and the Macintosh," he means, technologically. But now is not a terrible time to be hitting a home run.

The iPhone developed the way a lot of cool things do: with a false start. A few years ago Jobs noticed how many development dollars were being spent—particularly in the greater Seattle metropolitan area—on what are called tablet PCs: flat, portable computers that work with a touchscreen instead of a mouse and keyboard. Jobs, being Jobs, figured he could do better, so he had Apple engineers noodle around with a tablet PC. When they showed him the touchscreen they came up with, he got excited. So excited he forgot all about tablet computers.

Jobs had just led Apple on a triumphant rampage through a new market sector, portable music players, and he was looking around for more technology to conquer. Cell phones are perfect because even Grandma has one: consumers bought nearly a billion of them last year. Break off just 1% of that and you can buy yourself a lot of black turtlenecks. Cell phones do all kinds of stuff—calling, text messaging, Web browsing, contact management, music playback, photos and video—but they do it very badly, by forcing you to press lots of tiny buttons, navigate diverse heterogeneous interfaces and squint at a tiny screen. "Everybody hates their phone," Jobs says, "and that's not a good thing. And there's an opportunity there." To Jobs's perfectionist eyes, phones are broken. Jobs likes things that are broken. It means he can make something that isn't and sell it to you for a premium price.

That was why, two and a half years ago, Jobs sicced his wrecking crew of designers and engineers on the cell phone as we know and hate it. They began by melting the face off a video iPod. No clickwheel, no keypad. They sheared off the entire front and replaced it with a huge, bright, vivid screen—that touchscreen Jobs got so excited about a few paragraphs ago. When you need to dial, it shows you a keypad; when you need other buttons, the screen serves them up. When you want to watch a video, the buttons disappear. Suddenly, the interface isn't fixed and rigid, it's fluid and molten. Software replaces hardware.

Into that iPod they stuffed a working version of Apple's operating system, OS X, so the phone could handle real, non-toy applications like Web browsers and e-mail clients. They put in a cell antenna, plus two more antennas for WiFi and Bluetooth; plus a bunch of sensors, so the phone knows how bright its screen should be, and whether it should display vertically or horizontally, and when it should turn off the touchscreen so you don't accidentally operate it with your ear.

Then Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design, the man who shaped the iMac and the iPod, squashed the case to less than half an inch thick, and widened it to what looks like a bar of expensive chocolate wrapped in aluminum and stainless steel. The iPhone is a typical piece of Ive design: an austere, abstract, platonic-looking form that somehow also manages to feel warm and organic and ergonomic. Unlike my phone. He picks it up and points out four little nubbins on the back. “Your phone's got feet on,â€
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Postby Birile » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:34 pm

Read about this the other day--one question: how long does the battery hold up to all of this capability in one package?
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Postby Grumdikanikus » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:11 pm

I think they mentioned that with video playback, browsing and talk time that the battery lasted 5 hours and for music playback it was 16 hrs.


Look at about 10:42 am in the log from this site link

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/live ... bs-keynote



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Postby Tanji Smanji » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:52 am

I'm looking at one to replace my treo 700p. I've gotten addicted to smartphones since getting this one and now I don't think I could live without one. Just dunno if my company will support it like they support my treo, plus we all use sprint which isn't exactly the first choice for cool phones. :<
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