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Rooted Nook Color with CM7 here. Android hacking is king. Don't know why anyone would want to buy a 600-800 dollar pad when you can spend 250 bux, drop a cheapo sdcard in the nookcolor and run it completely open in about 20 minutes. You don't even need to void your warranty it runs rooted directly off the sdcard with almost no performance loss. If you are feeling really techy you can install the overclock kernels and go 1300 from the normal 800. Most people trying this out are running stable but a few are dropping back to 1100. Mines doing 925 and runs slick as snot and plays video and flash flawless so I don't see the need for more. Best gadget I ever bought.
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post #22 of 68
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Originally Posted by neobloodline View Post
Rooted Nook Color with CM7 here. Android hacking is king. Don't know why anyone would want to buy a 600-800 dollar pad when you can spend 250 bux, drop a cheapo sdcard in the nookcolor and run it completely open in about 20 minutes. You don't even need to void your warranty it runs rooted directly off the sdcard with almost no performance loss. If you are feeling really techy you can install the overclock kernels and go 1300 from the normal 800. Most people trying this out are running stable but a few are dropping back to 1100. Mines doing 925 and runs slick as snot and plays video and flash flawless so I don't see the need for more. Best gadget I ever bought.
iPad 2 is more powerful (since at that price point you'd be getting that, not the original iPad) and just like Android can be rooted iOS can be jailbroken. So yeah, people would buy it for a more powerful device and so they can use iOS. Simple.

EDIT: Blah, I should stop posting stuff from my phone. Seems I missed part of the news post.
Edited by Marin - 5/9/11 at 7:39pm
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post #24 of 68
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Old news, happened back in January.

http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/...rtphone-os-917
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I find this very hard to believe. Though it is a very specific case--sales of iphone 3gs vs. other android phones according to AT&T sales figures. Though I don't know of anyone, or anyone who knows anyone that has purchased an iphone 3gs anytime recently.

Besides, is it device vs. device, or OS vs. OS? Because I can say for almost absolute certainty that iphone 3gs sales DO NOT match or even come close to current android phone sales nationwide (didn't the Galaxy S II pre-orders beat the iphone 4 preorders?). However, given that there are so many android phones out, I wouldn't be too surprised if iphone 3gs sales beat some of them on a phone-by-phone basis.
    
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duh. alot more people will buy something that costs $50 than something that costs $200. its basic economic principles.

as a whole, android is eating a bigger and bigger share of the market, mostly at apple's expense. ill see if i can find the projections as to market share, but they definitely favored android based phones
this, i have to say
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Asus needs to produce more Transformers...
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I dropped my iPhone 4 about 6 times from 2 feet above ground. I'm amazed it hasn't shattered yet
I'm amazed. I can't believe they made both sides glass. I always had my Verizon iPhone is a case and I cherished it the entire month I had it. I sold it and took the case off and really, touched it for the first time and was amazed about how solid it felt. I missed Android though so I picked up the Droid X.

People just love Apple products for some reason, which is good because if you buy and Apple product you'll have NO problem selling it if you wanted to. I sold my last MacBook for a profit.
    
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Well 3GS is as fast as iPhone 4 since its has to do half the work because it has half the resolution. Also in reality iPhone users in general dont need something like iPhone 4 for it power.
It has 1/4 the resolution, but that isn't just 1/4 of the work, that is more work for the GPU, but not the CPU. RAM also plays a factor. I've used the 3GS and iPhone 4 and I find the iPhone 4 to run a little bit smoother, I'm going to guess the RAM is one of the biggest factors in that.
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I have tried moving to android 3 times because i keep getting bored with the iPhone since i have had all 4.. BUT.. i keep going back to the iPhone.. I keep waisting money. Sighs
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