Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't
posted by Victor H. / Aug 12, 2014, 3:26 AM
This is why the end of the summer that’s quickly approaching is not the best time to buy a new gadget. Even if we’re talking about the flagship phones from Apple, Samsung, or most other tech giants out there.
The most obvious reason is that in less than a month, consumers will get plentiful new choice, and even if you don’t like the new devices that get unveiled, you’d get to make an informed decision whether to buy the new or the older one. Plus, current gadgets will get huge discounts in just about that time. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of otherwise great gadgets that you might want to buy right now, but really should not. Wait it out, if you can.
Oh please, like the iWatch is gonna be revolutionary nor will it dictate the future of smartwatches
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:31 AM 53
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It's not gonna be but its gonna determine if the smart watch trend is gonna catch on since only apple and Samsung have that kind of influence and Samsung has failed.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 3:42 AM 10
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The only problem is battery life for Android wear devices. The only reason why it is a problem for Android wear is that its always ready and listening for your searches or commands. No other smart watch has done anything like this before it. Considering Samsung's original Gear first appeared back in September 2013 and only supported the Note 3 at the time and you couldn't change the watch band. Since then the Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit were released as well back in April of this year, and still only supported certain Samsung's phones. The Gear Live was released only in July. What Samsung did fail on was the support of the Gear watches. Making it only work with certain Samsung phones was not going to help sales. Especially when other smart watches support many other devices. Even their Gear Live Android wear smart watch supports way more smart phones. Considering with Android wear Samsung now has competition with LG G watch, and soon to be Motorola 360.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 7:12 AM 3
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I'd really love to agree with you, but I can't. There were many attempts at a smartphone before 2007, but all of them were a failure. And in 2007, Apple redefined not only the smartphone, but also the mobile phone. And its probably gonna need an iWatch to get smartwatches into the eyes of the mainstream consumer. Again, not necessary, but definitely possible, given Apple's history of either redefining or creating a new line of consumer products.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 4:12 AM 2
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Does Windows Mobile not count? I was using Windows Mobile prior to June. 2007 as pretty much a full featured smartphone, by today's standards. (and yes I also pre-ordered the T-Mobile G1 and my g/f had the first iPhone) Granted things like Instagram and Twitter didn't exist, and Facebook was for .edu e-mails only, but I didn't mind browsing to MySpace on my HTC TyTN, then my S710. I was also installing custom "ROM's" if you will, different versions of Windows Mobile 5/6, modifying the registry to speed things up and even under and overclocking the CPU. Now I'm not a Microsoft fan in any sense of the statement, I have Tux (Linux penguin in case you don't know) tattooed on me, but even I will give them credit in saying they had the first smartphone's. And no, I don't count Symbian S40/S60 as a Smartphone OS... it wasn't customizable enough IMO.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 7:44 AM 2
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Exactly. Smartphones didn't fail before the iPhone, and nearly everything the iPhone had Winmo had prior. Apple saw the direction things were going and jumped on at the right time with an admittedly good product and slick marketing. They made the general population think the iPhone was the first phone that did any of those things. (They also applied for a lot of patents that were taken from the work of others, but that's another story.) I also had Winmo phones well before the iPhone arrived, and in some ways I still find it superior to anything today. I was really disappointed when WP arrived and it was nothing like WM, because I was planning on going to it.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 9:13 AM 5
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The smart phones before the iPhone were not failures, they were geared towards a different audience. Before that they were for business users who NEEDED the functionality of having a pocket computer always with them. Apple targeted the casual user, who WANTED to have media and internet available to them on the go. There is the difference. Most of the casual users who have smart phones today could get by without a smartphone, whereas business users most likely could not. And just because they spearheaded the first consumer smartphone, it doesn't mean that they'll be first every time either. The difference is marketing. Usually android OEMS tell you what it can do, and are very technical when explaining it. Where Apple likes to use words like magical and explains it in more simple terms. The difference is like having an engineer and a salesman explain the workings of a TV. With most people the explanation by the engineer will cause their eyes to glaze over. With a salesman they'll start thinking about all the new things they'll be able to do with their new purchase.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 10:47 AM 4
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@VZWuser76: Your comment is just about the smartest thing I've ever read on PA. I am very much a "casual" phone user, with no loyalty to iOS or Android (or WP), and find it really hard to wade through the comments most articles on this site generate from various fanboys. Your example of a salesman or an engineer is a great one; I use it in my job all the time when trying to get my IT folks to understand that the rest of us don't speak HTML or other code, we just want the thingy on the right to get framed by a blue box, and can they do that? lol. +100 to you, sir, for understanding how most of us in the real world operate. :)
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 11:31 AM 1
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Can't stand the glowing position of Apple as the great innovator that sets the direction for everyone else ?
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 4:42 AM 0
You really don't have a clue don't you?
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 6:07 AM 2
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It will, just like the iPhone did for smart phones. Are you blind, can't you see the only reason they are here right now is because they all caught wind of apple making one.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 8:29 AM 0
I doubt that, it's more likely they caught wind of the modest success of the pebble. And they all jumped on the bandwagon. Ofcourse Apple will make it more known to the mainstream. But revolutionary and the future of smartwatches, hardly.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 8:42 AM 0
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All the iFans will believe this. iDarkkjeddi said:"he will be lining up with his middle aged milf wife" Lmfao.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 9:13 AM 0
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Agreed. Just because you don't agree with someone's choice of mobile device (or anything for that matter) doesn't mean they're a bad person or unworthy of respect. Doesn't mean there isn't a-holes in the world, just that their choice of mobile devices isn't a direct link to being one.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 1:12 PM 1
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As an Android Fan, I would still not agree with you. No one here knows exactly how good the iWatch will be (Although we know that iPhone 6 is just nothing but evolutionary). It is fine that PA suggest us to wait for the iWatch that if IN CASE the iWatch appears to be much better than the Droid Watches, the Droid Watch buyers will regret.
posted on Aug 12, 2014, 10:03 AM 0
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