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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt once again photographed using a BlackBerry

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jul 2011, 10:23

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was photographed taking a picture with his smartphone; normally this wouldn't be news except that the phone in the exec's hand was a BlackBerry; two years ago, Schmidt was also caught using a 'Berry...

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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:33 5

10. DumbassDouche (unregistered)

Consumer Reports couldnt even tell people to buy it because it was so bad...get ur facts straight!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:14 3

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I imagine that Taco believes Consumer Reports is a bunch of know-nothing Android trolls.... Which is why they don't count as a credible review of the iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:26 3

27. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

lol I know, Consumer Reports are all Android Trolls who got paid by Google to say the iPhone 4 can't be recommended. lol Sh*t I was one of those Consumer Reports trolls who said the iPhone 4 was an unrecommendable phone! lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:11 4

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

consumer reports also stated that smoking is bad for you.... i dont see the sales of cigarrettes slow down anytime soon... Obama uses an iphone and Ipad.. and I do what my president does...

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:57 3

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

lol You are crazy gallitoking! lmao!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 23:50 2

80. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

On the one website where user reviews are allowed for the iPhone, the rating stands at 4 and a half stars. Other high end Android devices stand at 4 or 4 and a half stars.

Oh yes, another fact based smackdown from the Sniggly.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:37 1

86. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

That website is Verizon Wireless's.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:16 2

8. Knicknevin (Posts: 151; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

i would welcome everyone to pay attention to the source of the article.
Obviously they will be promoting the blackberry above the others and taking shots at those others. That last line is a prime example of what this article shouldn't trusted.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:55 2

37. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)

Or Crackberry was the only site that cared enough to post this useless story.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 21:55

73. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

No, it seems to have made this site named Phone Arena as well. I could post a link to it of you want me to ...

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:16 2

9. Mr. Clean (unregistered)

If anyone is a tool, it's you. Now that PA provides us with the authors name you can check out prior stories. This Guy has written positive and negative stories about the iPhone and Android.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:34 2

11. DumbassDouche (unregistered)

Doesn't matter an UNBIASED site is supposed to NEVER show favortism in journalism, learn about being a real writer.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:36 3

13. DumbassDouche (unregistered)

"It's official. Consumer Reports' engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4, and have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone's lower left side—an easy thing, especially for lefties—the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you're in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can't recommend the iPhone 4.

We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU's radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers (see video: IPhone 4 Design Defect Confirmed). We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.

Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4's signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that "mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength."

The tests also indicate that AT&T's network is not the primary suspect in the iPhone 4's much-reported signal woes."

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:01 2

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Consumer reports also said it was the best smartphone they had ever used.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:09 2

17. DumbassDouche (unregistered)

lol, for gaming and the screen at the time. They have since gone on to say Samsungs screens on their high end phones are much better and much more durable.

So basically, nothing...cant wait for iOS5! Its a direct copy of ANDROID! lololololol

Drop down notifications, resizable widgets! Wow, LAWWWWWSUITS coming! :-)

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 12:32 2

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

You mean kind of how androids whole OS is a direct copy of Apple.

Try again fandroid.

Is this superevo with another one of your accounts?

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:22 3

25. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Please tell me what have Android copy from iOS. Is it the widget?, the fold system? the notification bar? The multitasking? Please tell me? And if you say because HTC has one ruling that is not final against them in patient lawsuilt then I can say iOS is a direct copy of Nokia, Kodak, and S3 to name a few patient suit that have lost. Please stop your trolling.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:22 1

26. LOLOLOL (unregistered)

How is Android a rip of iOS?

iOS is a random grouping of shortcuts, with no customization, the only thing similar is they are both touchscreen phones.

Android and WP7 have much more to offer than iOS, and now that iOS is getting beat up over its lack of features they decided to STEAL all of Android's features, except Flash support lol. Maybe one day they will stop using internal batterys, and add external memory, and the BASICS of every other phone.

No one stole from Apple because they SUCK, but now to play catch up Apple sues everyone and copies Android....good business there!

Youre a tool, I work for AT&T and youre the kind of customer i feel sorry for when you walk out of the store because youre an idiot with a bad phone that doesnt listen to common sense basics when compared to all other phones. I just pray you get pushed into a pool and Apple asks for $700 for a replacement.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:40 4

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Android copied

Pinch to zoom
Kinetic scrolling
Swipe gesture
App store
Webkit browser
Multiple screens
Sensor to turn off screen
Black slab design

Android has been ruled to be in violation of two Apple patents and will soon be banned from the US market.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:04 2

64. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Are you that stupid? Black slab design was on the LG Prade. Kinetic scrolling really? Folders was on android 1.0 and when did iOS get folder? Oh that is right 4.0 webkit browser is open source, and Opera been using way longer then iOS. Multiple Screen Symbian had tho long before iOS

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 20:15 1

66. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Respect your right to be wrong. I have actually been one of the voices on here that are open minded to the fact that Apple may have a case on Android. But if you really think anyone in the U.S. Federal system will ban HTC, or anyone else, from selling product in the U.S. based on two patent infringements out of the thousands that are out there, you are in need of walking away from the worm at the bottom of your bottle. That would open up way too much of a legal nightmare. This is a world economy now, and there is no such thing as "stand alone" assembled product. If Apple gets other manufacterers banned, every company that has a patent and competetion would try to do the same thing to it's rivals. If Apple wins, HTC will pay on the infringment. Period. Anything else is a slippery slope that only the consumers will slide down.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 00:06 3

84. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Okay, let's go over this item by item:

Pinch to zoom: Was not invented by Apple. They bought out the company that invented it for touchpads and used the gesture first on a touchscreen. But didn't invent it.

Kinetic scrolling: Don't know about that one, but for a large app list/web page/other content it makes sense as a feature: swipe faster to go faster. Android would've included it whether or not Apple came up with it first.

"Swipe gesture" This is meaningless. Are you really saying only Apple could figure out on their own that swipe gestures are useful on a touchscreen, an interface you don't want to clutter up with soft buttons if at all possible?

App Store: It's been said a dozen times already that app stores containing third party apps written for platforms has been something done for OSes long before iOS.

Webkit browser: You cannot say with a straight face that Android is copying something that was deliberately released by Apple with the specific intent for OTHER COMPANIES TO USE IT.

Multiple screens: Only certain skins of Android use multiple screens for their app trays; others, like ALL THREE OF MY MOTOROLA PHONES and Sense before 3.0, have a vertical, single app list. If you're referring to the home screen, again: it's really a facsimile of a desktop on a Windows computer, with its rearrangable icons and customizable wallpaper, as well as notification tray (task bar) and Start button (app tray.) The whole thing is considered one continuous homescreen which is split up into sections.

Folders: has been covered by others here. Not invented by Apple.

Sensor to turn off screen: Are you f**king serious? That was an invention of necessity for ALL touchscreen phones! Otherwise you'd be accidentally pressing buttons on your phone as you talk on it!

Black Slab Design: Nope, other phones did it first. How else are you going to design a touchscreen phone, other than to have it be a slab? And black is a good neutral color. Which phones have been using FOREVER.

And no, sorry, Android will never be banned. The ITC is smart enough, unlike you, to realize that doing so would f**k up too many international companies to count and lead to the collapse of the wireless industry. Even Apple doesn't have enough power to mindf**k them into doing something THAT stupid.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 08:53 2

97. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

webkit browser? really? lololol. app store?? multiple screens? FOLDERS THAT IT JUST RECENTLY GOT AND WINDOWS 5 HAD!?!? LOLOLOLOL


the only things on that list that hold merrit are
pinch to zoom &
kinetic scrolling


-webkit browser wasnt invented or a patent held by apple

-swiping the screen has been around since touch screens came out in the 80s.

-app store? apps have been around for over a decade for smartphones. only thing apple did was centralize it for regulation

-multiple screens? u think this was the first touch screen phone or something? lol they have had multiple screens since the first Palm!!

-folders? Windows and palm had them first,blackberry and android has had it since their beginning, and iOS was the LAST one to get it

-screen sensors?!? really!?!?! lol

black slab design?? the LG prada was the iphone's inspiration. The iphone is a direct rip off of it. There have been many "slab" phones before the iphone. The iphone was just the first massively successful one.

you are one DUMB fanboy.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 10:58

99. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wanted to edit the webkit point. its open source. I cant wait for taco bel grande to try to ride me for that mistake.. lol.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:08 6

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Dude you are such a coward. So now anyone who is unregistered is me. taco50 you are a silly little man, are you going to always blame me when other unregistered people have good points? Thank you for giving me the credit but I have to respectfully say it's not me & I most certainly will not take the credit for DumbassDouche comments. Hey he makes good points though. lol

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 14:57 4

38. DJ Legacy (unregistered)

LOL, I do have good points :-)

Wait so having multiple menus is a copies idea?

So then MAC stole all of windows operating system?! Menus, internet browsing, the ability to save and send files, email, picture and video viewing, icons, shortcuts, power on and off, screen savers, sleep mode, the ability to wirelessly connect to a network...etc

STFU you god damned newb, Taco...U make yourself look bad everytime you type something.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:13 2

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Actually Apple used windows first and Microsoft then took it from Apple.

How many phones before the iPHone has multiple screens you could swipe across to store app? Please let me know?

What about everything else I listed. By your silence I assume you accept defeat.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:34 3

47. DJ Legacy (unregistered)

What? So basics are now owned properties? Its only intellectual data that can be owned. So what youre saying is folders for organization and selling software is an apple owned idea? Companies have been selling software in stores for YEARS! Basic phones could download games and things, seems like APPLE ripped those Ideas too. What about being able to dial out and make a phone call? Apple stole that whole dialpad, connecting to a network via 3g channels from I believe a Nokia patent....but you know, you have a great point about....nothing, so far. Keep up the good work!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:10 2

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

So how many companies had app stores before Apple? Did Rim - no, did android - no, did microsoft - no, did palm - no

So who's the one copying if Apple comes out with it first and then everyone else follows and adds it.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 16:43

55. Madden (unregistered)

lil fagghget wanker again in denial....blink as fack...

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