In terms of Android, I wish more than anything that Verizon had the Nexus S. I want clean Android from the carrier I think has the best coverage, and that’s Verizon. If I had to get a phone with Verizon now, I’d go back for a hard look at the HTC Incredible. I don’t need the keyboard and the weight of the Droid 2, otherwise, that would be the phone for me. I dislike the Fascinate being Android 2.1. But the Incredible is now about six months old, so I’d probably wait a bit more, if I could, for an updated model or one of the 4G LTE phones that are coming. Some are expected to be announced later this week. … [Read more...] about Droid 2, Samsung Fascinate & Google Nexus S
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Next, didn’t catch it all. But Andy saying the way web store revolutionized shopping (ah, question was what’s wrong with how we buy phones now), so think evolution of online sales for phones will change in the same way. Plus, as more phones get out there, you can experience it no problem without having to see it in stores. Skip the TV ads, you don’t have to offset so much. Plus, everyone comes to Google, so think without high ad overheads, might be able to lower prices down the line. … [Read more...] about Liveblogging The Google Nexus One Phone Launch
From Gizmodo, we learn the phone will be sold on a TWO YEAR CONTRACT if you want the subsidized $180 price. Yawn. I mean serious yawn. Google, the company that’s all about the “open,” is pitching its own phone with a 2 year lock-in. Yes, you can buy it unsubsidized. But I can do the same with other smartphones. What’s new here? What’s special? Where’s the Google breaking new ground? This feels like Google entering an existing space and bringing nothing new, nothing revolutionary. No unusual pricing model. A good smartphone, but not a killer smart phone. Yawn. … [Read more...] about Now That Everything Is Known, Will The Google Nexus One Phone Launch Generate A Collective Yawn?
My take? If you’ve been looking for a tablet for less — less in cost or size — the Nexus 7 is a nobrainer device to get. At least until Apple comes out with its own smaller device that’s been rumored. then it will be reassessment time! … [Read more...] about The Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Perfect For When The iPad Is Too Much
This was the big deal for me as a Local SEO. The Nexus One comes with a connection to Google Maps built right into the main set of icons. Now, I confess, I'm having a little harder time getting acquainted with using Maps as I'm so used to doing on my laptop. The navigation I'm familiar with doesn't seem to be there, and only some locations can be viewed in StreetView. I need more time to play with this, but Local and Mobile are quickly becoming one and I'm sure I will get the hang of the whole Maps feature with a little more practice. The Nexus One also tracks my location as I'm driving about - really interesting. So far, it knew where I was about 70% of the time. Then, the little blue marker indicating my location seemed to get confused and was placing me and my car a street away from where I actually was. This feature definitely deserves further exploration, as does the phone's ability to give me directions. … [Read more...] about 24 Hours With Google’s Nexus One