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Motorola, Blu, and Apple are winning in the booming US unlocked smartphone market

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Motorola, Blu, and Apple are winning in the booming US unlocked smartphone market
According to a new report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, 2015 was a very good year for unlocked smartphone sales in the US. SA estimates that 14.6 million unlocked smartphones were shipped last year, up 140% from 6.1 million units in 2014.

Data for 2015 shows that unlocked smartphones took a 9% share of total smartphone shipments in the US, compared to just 4% back in 2014. Overall, 158.7 million smartphones are estimated to have been shipped in the US last year, a 7% year-on-year improvement.

On a manufacturer level, it looks like 2015 was a very good year for Motorola. The Lenovo-owned manufacturer shipped 1.4 million unlocked smartphones in the US, up from just 0.1 million unlocked units in the precedent year. 

In the past year, Motorola captured 9% of the unlocked smartphone market as handsets such as the Moto X Pure, the 3rd-gen Moto G, and the 2nd-gen Moto G managed to strike a cord with US smartphone customers.

Florida-based manufacturer Blu has solidified is position at the top of the raw sales charts. This new report claims that the manufacturer shipped 5.2 million unlocked smartphones last year, a 160% annual growth.

Apple is estimated to have shipped 1.8 million unlocked iPhones in the US in 2015, up from 0.7 million units the year before. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple's growth in the unlocked smartphone segment was largely driven by the iPhone Upgrade Program that the company launched in Q3.

source - Strategy Analytics

source - Strategy Analytics



Looking into the future, the research firm believes that smartphone shipments will grow to 23 million units shipped in 2016, for a 14% slice of the total US smartphone market. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, comments:

The unlocked smartphone market is the faster-growing segment in the US, which is the most valuable smartphone market worldwide. No smartphone makers can afford to ignore the booming unlocked smartphone market in the US.

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posted on 14 Mar 2016, 12:43 2

1. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


I just hope the iPhone 7 can deliver.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 13:00 6

3. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


This doesn't come as a suprise. Given that most people (myself included) are fed-up with carrieer bloatware retarding updates.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 13:43 3

7. Johnnokia (Posts: 1060; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Fortunately the iPhone doesn't have the carriers' ugly bloatware.
Samsung and LG should sell unlocked phones in the US as well.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 14:42 3

9. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Ever heard of 'amazon ' or expansys-us? It's a real thing you know. That's where I'd buy all my lumia phones that would be otherwise at$t branded.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 15:49 2

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They do. All you have to do is buy the International version of the phone directly from Samsung.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 16:45 1

14. alila2 (Posts: 134; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


true but international versions don't always support all US lte band

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 18:36

17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They're still ignorant regarding this. GSM isn't used by Verizon and Sprint.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 18:41

20. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Which doesn't work on all us bands.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 19:22

22. lyndon420 (Posts: 3840; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


My Nexus 6 through Rogers had just one app of theirs pre-installed on my Nexus 6 which I use often enough to warrant it's continuing existence. But I can also uninstall it if I wanted to. Guess this doesn't really help your case I suppose...sorry dude...hope I didn't burst a bubble or anything.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 12:52 6

2. Kumar123 (Posts: 485; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Good for Motorola. I hope this year they will use a OIS and bigger battery for their flagship phone. 3000mAh is too small for a QHD 5.7 inch display. Its also frustrating to see their mid class device has better battery life than flagship device. PUT BIGGER BATTERY in your flagship phone MOTO.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 13:29 1

4. tonyv13 (Posts: 37; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


Well to be honest last phone I paid 700$ for was the note 4 since then not anymore max I would pay now is 400$

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 13:32 1

5. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Good for Blu.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 17:00

16. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 57; Member since: 11 May 2013)


yes, good for blue, but i believe alot of their smartphones mostly comes with only 1gb ram and 8gb storage...im waiting for blu to come out with an updated studio 7 lte or life view tab 8.0 to come with 16 or 32 storage and 2gb or more and better resulotion....and upgrade to LTE for the life view tab 8.0...im willing to pay up to an extra 100$ for these upgrade ;o)

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 20:09 2

23. murali_v_2000 (Posts: 32; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


Not true. Check out Blu Pure XL. Top of the line specs for $350. Only gripe is lack of custom rom so far.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 14:26

29. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 210; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Also, do check Blu Vivo 5. A very impressive device for its price.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 13:38 2

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I callcalled it. I now have further proof that universally unlocked phones is something people do care about. Being GSM unlocked isn't enough. OEMs need to look here for proof before charging $700 for a locked phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 16:48

15. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


BLU phones are GSM unlocked ONLY, not universally unlocked, and they have the highest market share of the "unlocked smartphone US market". I guess being GSM unlocked is enough for the majority of US buyers in the unlocked market.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 18:38

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


While that may be true to some extent, you forget about Motorola and Apple picking up steam here so it is gaining some popularity.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 22:01

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I didn't forget about that. I was just pointing out a fact, is all. The truth is that the average consumer doesn't really care about "universally unlocked". Most probably don't even know what that is. And you forget, BLU picked up steam as well. They gained market share from 2014 to 2015.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 23:45

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I didn't forget. My point wasn't about the BLU phones even though you are correct in that they are picking up steam. My point was that universally unlocked phones are becoming popular. There's a market out there even if the general public isn't aware of it just yet. I think it's downplaying it some if you say it that way though.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 04:45

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So you're going to ignore the FACT that despite how popular universally unlocked phones may or may not be, they are no where near as popular as GSM unlocked phones, and probably never will be? My points still stand: GSM unlocked phones are far more popular than universally unlocked phones, and they are becoming increasingly so. The average consumer just doesn't care, isn't aware of it, and for the most part, won't ever be aware of it.

Downplaying? The stats say otherwise.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:09

37. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Probably never will be is just speculation and the only reason you're even saying that in the first place is because of the blackberry Priv otherwise you would be singing praise for universally unlocked phones.

The fact that Moto phones are in the graph here in this article along with the iPhone 6S should tell you something about universally unlocked phones gaining momentum.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:50

39. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So now you're going to assume that you know me? I buy MOST of my handsets unlocked, INCLUDING my BlackBerry devices. I give credit where credit is due, not in some slick attempt to take potshots. The only reason why you even commented on this article in the first place was to attempt to justify your whining in BlackBerry articles about the PRIV in the first place.

The fact that BLU phones are GSM unlocked only and are in this article, AND are increasing their dominant share of the unlocked smartphone market should tell you that e majority of consumers that buy their handsets unlocked don't care all that about universally unlocked phones.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 01:14

42. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I never assumed to know you. I just made an assumption based on your own comments. I give credit where credit is due as well, so what? That's just what you want to think because nowhere in my original comment did I mention the Priv. The Priv isn't the only $700 Android smartphone you know.

You're still remaining ignorant to one of the main reasons why the BLU phones are so popular - PRICE. That's the main reason why the Moto G was such a moneymaker for Motorola because of the specs it offered at such an affordable price. Same thing for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. My point is that the only reason why BLU has such a large market share is because of the price.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 05:14

45. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So you still decided to make an @$$ of yourself by assuming. Sounds legit. And you only give credit to what you like or claim to use, not where it's due. And we both know you're talking about the PRIV. Cut the BS already.

You're still being ignorant if you think I'm ignorant of BLU's pricing being the driving factor to their popularity. It STILL doesn't change the fact that BLU has the highest market share in the unlocked smartphone segment. It also doesn't change the fact that the majority of the world uses GSM unlocked smartphones as opposed to universally unlocked ones, or the fact that the majority of buyers in the unlocked smartphone segment don't care or don't know about universally unlocked phones.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:51

48. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No, that's your job. There's no "claiming" involved but I don't care about having your seal of approval. It won't change a thing nor will it make me miss any sleep at night. I understand that this is all you have. The only bs that's prevalent is what's spewing from your mouth. I actually never named any device at all.

Well it is. Anyone with half a brain can see that BLU phones having that much market share is because their phones are so cheap. It's stupid to think otherwise. I don't care what the majority of the world uses. It's irrelevant to me since I don't travel and I don't live outside the US. I'm not trying to be one sided like you, but the discussion here is about phones in the US, a very significant market. So you can downplay universally unlocked phones all you want, it still won't change anything. In the US, it's strictly GSM and CDMA. I wished Verizon and Sprint were GSM but it is what it is and that's why a universally unlocked phone is such a huge advantage. Like I said before, the only reason you think otherwise is because you precious Priv isn't universally unlocked.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 15:55

51. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Clearly making an @$$ of yourself is your job, and a full time one at that with overtime pay for you. And we both know that if it wasn't for this, you'd be lonely, living in your parents basement scratching your unwashed anus in the same tighty whities you had on for an entire week so far. You didn't need to name a device to know what you were talking about. It's too easy to figure out a simpleton like you.

Didn't I just say that BLU phones have such a large share of the unlocked smartphone market because of how inexpensive they are? Are you that much of an illiterate idiot that you can't read? And if you weren't trying to be so "one sided", then you WOULD take into consideration what the majority of the world uses, as opposed to your myopic view of things. Provide the link where I "downplayed" universally unlocked smartphones. I'll wait....

Just because I'm pointing out FACTS backed by STATS does not mean I'm "downplaying" anything. Universally unlocked definitely has its advantages, but YOU keep downplaying the FACT that most consumers either don't care about that, or are unaware. Even readers HERE on PA are unaware, and it's assumed that those that come here are "tech-inclined". One needs only to read comment #31 to see this fact. And I know that it's "strictly GSM and CDMA" in the U.S. I live in the U.S. And you wouldn't care about any of this at all if your precious iPhone wasn't universally unlocked.

Again, I'm going by FACTS backed by STATS. YOU are not.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:25

54. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There goes your obsession with tighty whities. Not my fault you were wrong. You wanted me to name the Priv but as you can see, I didn't name any device in particular. Get over it.

Again, not my fault if you're too incompetent to understand that I was referring to the US market. I know good and well there's a broader market outside the US, but that's not the point here. If anything, you're the one with the myopic view on things considering how you continue to be ignorant when it comes to universally unlocked phones.

That's where you're wrong. I've been praising the move for universally unlocked phones every since the Moto X Pure Edition was announced as being fully unlocked. It wouldn't matter if the iPhone wasn't universally unlocked, my point right now would still be the same. Get over it. I didn't say you didn't live in the US, I just wanted to point out to your ignorant mind that I was referring to the US market since that's where I'm living in.

Do I need to paint a picture or get out the coloring books for you to finally understand it?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 21:14

57. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you'd clean those stained tighty whities of yours, I wouldn't smell them from all the way over here and thus have to mention it. Weren't you ever taught to change your those things?

It's not MY fault that you just can't understand the point here. Stupid is as stupid does, and you are definitely stupid. Just because YOU don't want to talk about the broader market doesn't mean that I have to follow suit. You're not controlling the conversation here, and you're CLEARLY the one with the myopic view since you refuse to acknowledge the broader, global market and continue to be ignorant of it.

Cut the BS. Everyone here knows that the only reason your cheerleading for universally unlocked phones is because of your idol worship of the iPhone. Get over yourself and your BS and quit it with the lies. And it makes YOU ignorant for not recognizing anything outside of the U.S. I guess your simple mind can't comprehend something so broad.

Coloring books must be the only thing your feeble mind can comprehend, because you CLEARLY can't understand the FACTS backed by STATS.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 09:31

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The only thing you're smelling is the bulls*** that's overflowing from your mouth. Maybe you should clean that up because it can't be good for your teeth.

It's not my fault because you're an idiot when it comes to getting the point. Just because you want to steer the conversation in a different way because you were wrong doesn't mean I'm the one who's at fault. Get over it.

Again, I'm not living abroad you idiot. If you seriously think the US market isn't significant enough then you're even dumber than I thought. And for the record, I've been talking about universally unlocked phones before the iPhone started doing it. So you cut the bs and get the f- over it.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 11:25

63. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Since all you're doing is spewing the same, smelly BS from that @$$hole you call a mouth, I'll take that to mean that you surrender. Once again, I've slaughtered you in the comments section with FACTS backed by STATS. Since you tapped out, I'll leave you be. And if you're feeling like making a comeback in this comments section, don't. You'll just be met with a "see comment # __, and stop being such a sore loser. You've lost. Accept it like the turd that you are. And don't mimic my comment in your response, either. It just shows how much you're on my sack."

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 23:26

66. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Aka, I lost this one several comments ago and now I'm just backtracking. What you meant to say.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 02:48

69. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


See comment #64 which will direct you to comment #63 and hop off my sack.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 15:53

31. Jason78 (Posts: 237; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


What do you mean by "GSM unlocked" vs "Universally unlocked"? I'm not aware of any BLU phones that are not GSM.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 16:34

32. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I was making a point. Mxy is saying that "universally unlocked" (meaning handsets that can be used with any carrier, including CDMA carriers), are something that people care about and that being only "GSM unlocked" isn't enough. I'm pointing out that BLU has the most market share in the U.S. amongst unlocked handsets, and they're only GSM unlocked handsets. My point is being that their market share is so high amongst unlocked handsets, that most buyers of unlocked phones either aren't aware of universally unlocked handsets, or just don't care about universally unlocked handsets vs GSM unlocked handsets.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:07

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It isn't. Just look at how the Moto X and the Nexus 6P are selling on places like eBay. I don't even have to say the iPhone 6S because they were still going pretty high on the preowned markets.

It's important because users from Verizon and Sprint can benefit. You no longer have to worry about selling a phone and spending money to get a new one when moving from carriers unless you just want to get a new phone.

Of course the Blu phones are going to have high market share. They're cheaper than the other two. That's just obvious. But to say people don't ultimately care is pretty ignorant otherwise Google wouldn't have trouble with keeping Nexus phones in stock during release day. Well besides their poor inventory management.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:58

40. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


None of that disproves what I've said or what the FACTUAL stats say. You can yell "universally unlocked phones are gaining momentum" until you pass out, and it still won't change the fact that not only are GSM unlocked smartphones the leader in the unlocked smartphone market, they are gaining momentum as well.

Yes, BLU phones are less expensive, but Moto phones aren't that far off from the top-tier priced BLU phones, and facts are facts. No amount of cheerleading you do for universally unlocked phones will change that.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 01:19

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They are the leader now because universally unlocked phones haven't become popular until just recently. So they really aren't gaining momentum like you think.

Actually they are. Most BLU phones are midrange with modest specs whereas the Moto X Pure Edition has almost the same specs as 2015 flagship phones. You can downplay it all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that universally unlocked phones are quickly becoming a thing.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 05:20

46. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Universally unlocked smartphones will never be as popular as GSM unlocked smartphones. And you're going to HONESTLY say that BLU really aren't gaining momentum even though their market share in the unlocked phone segment INCREASED from 2014 to 2015?? Wow...that RDF is affecting you far worse than I thought.

Actually, they ARE NOT. The Moto G line isn't that far off in price from BLU handsets. I'm not downplaying anything. I'm stating FACTS based on STATS, and no matter how loud you yell "universally unlocked smartphones" won't change that.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:56

49. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol, how would you know? Again are you still being ignorant in regards to the vast US market? Yes, I am going to say they aren't gaining that much momentum, not any more so than the likes of other OEMs who have comparable phones to the BLU phones that are also GSM unlocked. Are you just being dense on purpose?

Actually, they are. Like I said before, a few of them have near flagship-like specs, but they still don't compare to flagship phones like the Moto X. You're only using the BLU phones as a crutch for your whole argument about the Priv. You're unbelievably transparent.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 16:07

52. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm basing my decision based in the FACTS backed by STATS. It's called an "informed statement". And you're quite ignorant of how to actually do that. Are YOU being ignorant of the STATS? Yes, I'm going to say that you are. Either that, or you're just shoving your fingers in your ears and yelling "lalalalalala" as loud as you can. And that RDF is really smacking you upside the head if you can't see that BLU gaining much more momentum that other OEM's that have comparable phones in the unlocked smartphone market. Or maybe you're just really that stupid.

Actually, they aren't. Not price wise, which is obviously the topic at hand. And why do you keep bringing up the PRIV? Better yet, keep bringing up the PRIV. The more you talk about it, the more ammo you provide me with when I turn it against you and point out your trolling of BlackBerry articles. You obviously commented on this article in the first place because I argued the fact that BlackBerry has provided a version of the PRIV for all carriers, be it GSM or CDMA, vs you thinking that phones that are universally unlocked are better. You're as "transparent" as you claim I am.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:30

55. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Again the only reason why BLU is getting any momentum at all is because of their PRICE. That's the only reason. Like I said before it's not more than what the Moto G has been doing because it has similar specs to several BLU models and has been doing quite well in the budget market. Stupidity is on your end.

Because they ARE better. I have given my reason why universally unlocked phones are better many times. You being the stubborn donkey just refuses to listen. It wouldn't be an issue of waiting on a version for all carriers if it had all the bands in one phone to begin with. You're the one who keeps trying to turn this into an argument against the Priv. If anyone's to blame, it's you.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 21:27

58. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And like I said, that still doesn't make it any LESS OF A FACT. FACTS are FACTS, and there's NOTHING YOU CAN DO to CHANGE the FACTS. The Moto X has been doing well, but it CLEARLY hasn't been doing as good as BLU has in the budget market. That's a FACT. As I said, stupid is as stupid does, and you CERTAINLY fit the description.

You can yell universally unlocked is better until you're blue (pun intended) in the face, that doesn't make it a FACT. As I've said MANY TIMES, STOP trying to pass off your OPINION as GOSPEL, because IT ISN'T. And I don't have to "listen" to your dumb@$$, if for any reason because you REFUSE to hear me out. Stop being a hypocrite. It CLEARLY doesn't matter to the majority of the buying public at hand smartphones are universally unlocked, as long as the phone they want works for them. GET OVER IT, and GET OVER being such a coward and admit what you were referring to.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 09:34

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Screaming and throwing a hissy fit isn't going to change anything. BLU is only relevant because of the price, plain and simple. Get over it. Motorola has been doing very good in the budget market thanks to the Moto E and Moto G. If you're not understanding that, then that's not my fault because you're an idiot.

You first. You're the last person who should be telling someone to stop passing off their opinion as gospel because you are very guilty of that. You can scream and throw as many temper tantrums as you want, but the point still stands - universally unlocked phones are slowly becoming a thing. GET OVER IT.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 11:28

64. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Still regurgitating the same BS response, I see. You're obviously done here. Now see comment #63, sack lover.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 23:27

67. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Good now that you've lost again, why don't you f- off and stop spewing bs.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 02:50

70. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


See comment #69, follow its instructions, and hop off my sack. You've lost. Deal with it.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:02

35. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


GSM unlocked = compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T and any of the prepaid services that use their networks

Universally unlocked = the above plus CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon.

Meanest is ignorant to the importance of being universally unlocked because then customers from CDMA networks can also benefit from unlocked phones like the Moto X, the Nexus phones, and the iPhone 6S series.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 22:02

41. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm not "ignorant" of anything, and I challenge you to link any part of this article that shows that I'm being "ignorant" of anything. You're being an idiot for assuming so, but that's usually par the course for you. The only reason why you're playing front row cheerleader for universally unlocked smartphones in the first place is because of iPhone, otherwise you wouldn't even bother to comment here.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 01:23

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm the one who's being an idiot? No, that's just you being a stubborn jack@$$ and the only purpose of commenting in this article is to get payback for the comments I said about the Priv being overpriced and undervalued because it isn't universally unlocked.

You don't need to challenge me in anything because the proof is all above for your blind eyes to see.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 05:25

47. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, you're being an idiot. It's par the course for you. And you're the one being a stubborn jack@$$ as well, because you refuse to admit the popularity of GSM unlocked smartphones. The only purpose for YOU commenting in this article is to get payback for comments I made about the iPhone lacking in things that Android, BlackBerry, and other handsets provide out of the box as opposed to iPhones.

I can challenge what you say all I want considering the FACTS and STATS are on my side, and you're just too stubborn to admit it.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:00

50. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not denying the popularity of unlocked GSM phones, again why else would unlocked iPhones fetch such a premium on the secondhand market? Simple, demand. Who gives a flying f-k what Android has that the iPhone doesn't? It hasn't stopped me from enjoying both platforms and it certainly hasn't stopped people from buying iOS devices. You're completely blind if you don't think developers put more effort into iOS apps than they do Android apps. Hell, even Google's own apps tend to work much better on iOS than their own platform. You're just in complete denial.

Again, like I said before, the proof is all up above. No challenge is necessary.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 16:20

53. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Don't backtrack now that I've painted you into a corner once again. And YOU obviously give a flying fk about what Android has that the iPhone doesn't, or you wouldn't be so bumburned about it. And I enjoy MULTIPLE platforms. I'm not tied down to only two like you are, following the herd. Then again, "$#33? is as $#33? does", and certainly fit that description. You're a complete idiot if you think that I give a single fk what developers put more effort into what, and how Google's apps work on competing platforms. You're dumb as dirt with the judgement of jelly if you think that's important to a grown man like me, with real responssibilities, unlike you, stuck in your parents basement.

And yes, the PROOF is "all up above". And you can't answer the challenge because there is no proof up there to back up your BS.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:33

56. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol obviously I must have struck another nerve because you're now going on about being a grown man with responsibilities yet you're over here on a tech blog throwing hissy fits under different aliases, as so said by yourself. And what makes you think I'm tied down to just two? I've used Palm and Blackberry in the past you ignorant twit.

If that's what you want to believe. Like I said before, the proof is up above.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 21:32

59. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I've ALWAYS been a grown man with responsibilities. You are, and always will be, an immature little brat stuck in mommy and daddy's basement, who's biggest responsibility is handing mommy those brown stained tighty whities of yours to be washed. And cut the BS. You've never used a BlackBerry in your life, you lying simpleton.

And yes, I believe the TRUTH, which is the fact that you have no proof to back up your BS.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 09:37

62. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Sure you have. You're nothing more than a pouty child who throws hissy fits whenever he doesn't get his way, as evident up above. You don't know what I have used so get over it.

I have nothing to prove to someone who has nothing going for him except picking fights.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 11:32

65. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And you're STILL regurgitating the same responses here. And it's rather hypocritical of you to claim that I "have nothing going for me except to pick fights" when you yourself have made your reputation here on PA by picking fights with your incessant trolling.

Now see comment #64, which will direct you to comment #63, and hop off my sack.

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 23:28

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Actually, you started this fight and got put in your place again.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 02:53

71. meanestgenius (Posts: 9672; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I didn't start any fight. You just hate being proved wrong so now you're crying foul and whining like a spoiled brat. Now see comment #70, follow its instructions, and hop off my sack.

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 11:50

72. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11255; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No, you started this because that's what a megalomaniac like yourself do.

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