Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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Good move
by nt_jerkface on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:44 UTC
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I think the ipod touch is a big part of the iphone's success. It allows consumers to try the platform without signing a 2 year contract.

Hopefully it won't be a piece of crap like the galaxy tab.

Edited 2010-12-30 00:44 UTC

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RE: Good move
by kaiwai on Thu 30th Dec 2010 01:05 in reply to "Good move"
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2005-07-06

I think the ipod touch is a big part of the iphone's success. It allows consumers to try the platform without signing a 2 year contract.

Hopefully it won't be a piece of crap like the galaxy tab.


Who said you had to purchase an iPhone with a 2 year contract? there is the option, if you want, to buy the phone out right without a contract. Sure, it'll set you back probably NZ$800-NZ$1000 but the option is right there for you to take advantage of.

I always purchase all my phones outright because the last thing I want to be beholden to is a carrier who has me by the short 'n curlies then demand a massive payment simply to get out of the contract.

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RE[2]: Good move
by OSGuy on Thu 30th Dec 2010 03:39 in reply to "RE: Good move"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

I always purchase all my phones outright because the last thing I want to be beholden to is a carrier who has me by the short 'n curlies then demand a massive payment simply to get out of the contract.

Well, the way I see it, we are primarily paying off the cost of the actual phone when you cancel the contract and may be a little bit extra for the actual contract and processing fees etc. Either way, I have never been on a phone contract and have no intention to get into one either. I always buy my phones outright. Nearly everyone complains *after* they sign up.

Edited 2010-12-30 03:41 UTC

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RE[2]: Good move
by nt_jerkface on Thu 30th Dec 2010 05:20 in reply to "RE: Good move"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

They aren't selling them in stores which is what matters.

People can ask for a touch for Christmas and then later get an iphone. The touch is also popular with teens and kids as a gaming device. Samsung is making a good move here.

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