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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RE[8]: Good move
by nt_jerkface on Fri 31st Dec 2010 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Good move"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Then you're obviously clueless about the NZ terrane because it isn't as simple as throwing up a few towers and away you go.


It's about the same size as Colorado but not as rugged.


As for 'much bigger country' - come on, the US is a $14trillion dollar economy that is by far a lot richer than New Zealand could ever of dream becoming.


The GDP says nothing about the deficit. Why should the US go further into debt just to replace cell towers? As I already pointed out US cell bills are comparable to many European countries.

As for the 'bills' please, this is the country that charges the sender AND receiver of texts and mobile phone calls! if there was ever a system more screwed up I've yet to see it!

That's only if you don't have the $5 per month texting addon. Cell phones are cheaper in the US because of contract subsidies which would need to be taken into any sort of full comparison. Europeans still move here all time so life can't be that bad.

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RE[9]: Good move
by kaiwai on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 02:51 in reply to "RE[8]: Good move"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

It's about the same size as Colorado but not as rugged.


Doesn't change the fact that improving coverage in NZ is a PITA.

The GDP says nothing about the deficit. Why should the US go further into debt just to replace cell towers? As I already pointed out US cell bills are comparable to many European countries.


The GDP shows the size of the economy, in other words the economy is large enough that a company should be able to make sufficient income without too many problems.

That's only if you don't have the $5 per month texting addon. Cell phones are cheaper in the US because of contract subsidies which would need to be taken into any sort of full comparison.


NZ has contract subsidies but you have to actually sign up for a contract rather than purchasing a phone only to find it is sim-locked even when it is prepaid.

Europeans still move here all time so life can't be that bad.


They move because they've been fed the delusion that the grass is greener on the other side. If you're rich the US is a great place to live, if you're part of the 'unwashed masses' its a horrible situation to be in.

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