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Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by DAKA, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Still hanging around waiting for the grandson to pop. I will hunt it down when I get home, then pm you for your address.
     
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  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Like I give a fuque about Canadian cheques.
     
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  3. healer

    healer Extra Medium

    Location:
    South Africa
    The keyboard on the Passport is definitely the tactile, button-pushy kind, not capacitive (at least the one I've got). What's cool about it is that it's touch-enabled for gestures, so swiping across the keyboard translates into a gesture on the screen - not all apps, however. In theory, it's supposed to keep your fingers in one place and not force you to navigate the rather large landscape that is the Passport in order to switch from one screen to the other in-app.

    Just about managed to get it talking to our BES server for mail etc. Let's see how it gets on.
     
  4. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Shipped back the broken Thunderbolt today. I am smartphoneless once more. I feel like a caveman.
     
  5. Azharen

    Azharen Getting Tilted

    Location:
    Springfield, OR
    /me hands Snowy some flint & steel. ;-)
     
  6. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    Me Ugga. Me make fire!
     
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  7. Sadly, my search has bore no fruit. I could blame my workweek, the family events or the weather, but frankly, my old phone's not in any of the places QW recalls putting it. I'm not laying blame on her. It likely got pitched out when my son didn't need it last summer.

    Sorry, kiddo. I let you down and am ashamed. :(
     
  8. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    It's fine! Thanks for trying.
    --- merged: Feb 14, 2015 at 3:48 PM ---
    Ordered a Galaxy Nexus. Insofar as I can tell, the only downside is the nonexpandable memory. Given that I'll only be using it for the next four months, I can live with that.
     
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  9. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    I've got a G Nex kicking around. If I'd known you'd want it I would've shipped it to you, I have no use for it. I didn't mention it because I figured it was too old.

    They're great handsets. Not the most current device out there but if your needs are modest then you'll be very happy with it.
     
  10. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    My needs are extremely modest for the next four months. I'm making do until the Galaxy S6. I'm a fangirl and I'm unashamed.

    I'd say I want your handset, but mine is going to get here sooner, and I have courtside seats at the Blazers game next weekend that I want to document in detail. Hence, it was worth paying what I paid (which was actually very cheap for Jelly Bean).
     
  11. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    My wife has fallen in love with her Galaxy S5, but as a teacher she's around kids who seem to instinctively know how to work a smart phone regardless of make & model, and there's a computer teacher who is a gadget nut who doesn't mind helping her with it.

    I'm still struggling with the HTC One M8 Windows phone. Looking up how to use its many features is great, remembering how to use them when I actually need them is something else :confused:.
     
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  12. RedSneaker

    RedSneaker Very Tilted

    It's been a struggle switching from iphone to android. Do not like.
     
  13. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    After buying and using a phone that was running Ice Cream Sandwich, I knew I really wanted Jelly Bean at the minimum. When it turned out that phone had a dead strip in the touchscreen, we returned the Thunderbolt and I went back to EBay, where I found this Samsung Nexus for a good price. Bonus: Jelly Bean as default instead of having to go through the contortions of upgrading the software with custom ROMs.

    It was a good choice. I need Jelly Bean. There are just things that I'm used to in this version of Android and its later iterations. Plus, the Nexus comes with the stock version, so there is no bloatware and Google's stuff is very much at the forefront with a little Samsung gloss. It's no S4, but it will certainly do until my S6 is a reality.
     
  14. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    Crap, now I'm craving Jelly Beans. The cheap ones, ha ha.
    I totally understand, @RedSneaker. I struggled with the change. But, once I got the hang of it and realized I was significantly less hindered by what Apple said I could and could not do, it got easier.
    I have an S5 ACTIVE and have dropped it too many times to count and it's fine. I copy things to my external SD card and have tons of music, audio books, and photos with zero issues. I use a lot of open source apps to open pdfs, scan documents, etc. where I had to use less functional proprietary apps before. And, I'm a chrome user anyway, so I can transfer all of my bookmarks from my PC and MacBook to my S5's chrome browser. It gets better!
     
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  15. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    [quote="japchae, post: 238209, member: 17...
    I have an S5 ACTIVE and have dropped it too many times to count and it's fine. I copy things to my external SD card and have tons of music, audio books, and photos with zero issues. I use a lot of open source apps to open pdfs, scan documents, etc. where I had to use less functional proprietary apps before. And, I'm a chrome user anyway, so I can transfer all of my bookmarks from my PC and MacBook to my S5's chrome browser. It gets better![/quote]

    Say what :confused:?
     
  16. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    Married to a computer guru.
    So, I takes mah phone and I save a ton of crap on it so I can make it do what I wants it to do without having to use iTunes or stuff. And, it syncs up the stuff I've looked at on my home and portable computing machines on my phone. I have a powerful hand computer that I can now talk on, too! ;)
     
  17. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    That's one of the things I love about the Chrome experience. My Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and computer all sync, so if I'm looking at something on the small screen that needs to be on a big screen, it's an easy matter to leave the tab open and go look on the computer by pulling up Recent Tabs. I too save a lot of bookmarks for work, so it's helpful.
     
  18. RedSneaker

    RedSneaker Very Tilted


    That's the one!! It's not easier yet....
     
  19. oldtimer56

    oldtimer56 Vertical

    Location:
    East Texas
    Got lucky on ebay, found a Galaxy S3 in perfect shape for 50 bucks, got it activated this morning. Loving it so far. Iphone does make one want.
     
  20. raptor9k

    raptor9k Vertical

    I was rocking a Sony Xperia z ultra Google play edition till I cracked the screen. Massive phone that replaced both a galaxy nexus and a nexus 7. Thankfully Google replaced it but in the meantime I picked up an lg g3 and have become smitten. I miss vanilla but the lg skin isn't that bad. I'm addicted to this friggin ir blaster.