(Posts: 41; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Phone makers need to pay attention to detail. They are so busy trying to come up with the coolest features that they are neglecting the basics. G4 is not much use if your antenna is weak. The coolest touch screen in the world is not much fun if you cannot hear the person you are talking to because of lousy speakers/microphones. The whole (phone) is only as good as the sum of its parts.
(Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2008)
I guess by G4 you mean 4G... Anyways, I don't think it's fair to call the Nexus One a tech fail, it's just a marketing fail. As CNN pointed out, reviews loved it and it really was/is a great phone. I also don't know how much 3D TV's have failed, but they seem to be advertised enough that they haven't "fizzled out". As for iPhone 4 and Kin, I don't think anyone can disagree with those assessments. Regardless of the iPhone 4's great sales, it was the biggest embarrassment in the history of Apple as far as I'm concerned. Kin? I don't even need to say any more about it, except that its entire product life was 3 months.
(Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the nexus wasnt a fail, it was a failure of implementation of the idea of a "carrier free" phone. it ended up being tied to a carrier (tmobile), though you couldnt actually get it at tmobile. you had to accept very limited plans for some odd reason and unusual pricing structures. Had Google actually made a "carrier free" Nexus availible online that had all carrier signals in it at full cost and a version in Tmobile stores for a contract discount so people can play with it, it would have sold like hotcakes.
(Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
The antennagate itself on the iphone4 was not a big failure. If it was, it would've halted the iphone4's sales, but it obviously did not. What failed was Apple's haters and rivals using the media to blow the antennagate issue way out of proportions, thinking that it would topple the iphone4. Their attempt to destroy the iphone4 failed :)
(Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I guess it wasn't a technical fail for those inside apples distortion field...
if you read more carefully the title says technical fails and sure it was a technical fail, they never said the iPhone failed but that the 'antennagate' was an error that should have been foreseen by a company that makes 'perfect stuff' and also by a company that makes one phone once a year... that makes it a fail thats it period, punto, final, end.
(Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Either way, for a fail...it sold pretty well....12 million and counting....
530gemini. Sooooo, The whole 'getting free bumpers to fix the issue From apple themselves, and staves jobs telling everyone there holding it wrong thing' never happened right????? What a Steve Jobs Cock loving Ass you really are, even Apple said there was a failure with it, also that the way the software showed you had 5 bars of coverage when you only had 2-3 bars. It did stop people from buying it, I know PLENTY of people who stayed with there 3gs, or returned the iPhone4 and got a Android phone. Ok you are a bigger FAIL for trying to act like Apple is not the problem when there truly are.
(Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
Well I am not going to say that everyone is wrong about the iPhone 4 antennagate issues. But I have never had an issue with dropping bars, losing calls or anything even if I was covering the antennas. Bars stood the same, even when I squeezed my phone. Just saying ...
The Kin One and Two are both still forsale on VZWs website although as feature phones and not smartphones! Kins are not dead haha
(Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Ummm, ok, then they are on life support with 1 mnth to live....
Yeah my iPhone 4 works fines, no antenna issue that I have noticed. LOLZ The Kin....
(Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
The only reason why Antennagate was such a big deal was because Apple acknowledged it, then denied it, then covered it up, then said it wasn't covered until warrenty or Applecare, then said it was a software thing then went back and said it wasn't. Then they went up and said that all phones have this issue and dragged other phone makes through the mud they created.
If they came out and just said "Oops, we messed up, but we'll fix it and replace affected units." At least they were giving away free cases for a while. They were facing lawsuits that they knew they couldn't win because of them trying to cover it up and deny it.
I would of listed the Kin as a number 2 on the list to a very close tie for number 1, that thing was an abomination.