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Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 23, 2006 07:55AM
cell phone I hear announced today costs that much. Does it do housework? take care of the kids?

I don't want to pay $100 for a phone. Can't imagine being enticed to pay $900
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: elmo3
Date: May 23, 2006 07:57AM
Remember the StarTac?



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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 08:05AM
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samintx
cell phone I hear announced today costs that much. Does it do housework? take care of the kids?

I don't want to pay $100 for a phone. Can't imagine being enticed to pay $900

Most cellphones are ridiculously priced. Most are crap, hardware, software, and interface.
Entices most folks to buy plans.

BGnR
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 23, 2006 08:14AM
They are pushing the "New Toy" and "Bling" envelope.




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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 08:23AM
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spearmint
They are pushing the "New Toy" and "Bling" envelope.

Exactly!

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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: kap
Date: May 23, 2006 08:45AM
Everyone is all cool about owning a Motorola RAZv3, now $400 a piece. It's not all that ... really. The Nokia 6320 is a better phone at a less cost.

Kap



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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: May 23, 2006 09:05AM
My phone was free and can both make calls and receive them.

I like the simplicity of their phones: [www.gojitterbug.com]

Still, if Apple comes out with an iPhone, I'm there.



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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 09:21AM
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Zoidberg
My phone was free and can both make calls and receive them.

I like the simplicity of their phones: [www.gojitterbug.com]

Still, if Apple comes out with an iPhone, I'm there.

I hate folder phones.
But big buttons are sweet!

BGnR
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 09:27AM
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kap
Everyone is all cool about owning a Motorola RAZv3, now $400 a piece. It's not all that ... really. The Nokia 6320 is a better phone at a less cost.

Kap

I don't recall Nokia having a 6320 phone, do you mean a 6230?
That is a very nice simple phone, with Bluetooth and big buttons.
The Nokia interface puts Motorola to shame, but that isn't saying much, Motorola has always had the worst interface on its phones.

BGnR
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: kap
Date: May 23, 2006 10:44AM
Oops, it's Nokia 6230 indeed ... having a slight case of A.M. dylexia ;)

The complete story: we signed up for a new 2 year contract with Cingular, S/O wanted the RAZv3 and I would end up with her old phone, the Nokia. Now that she has learnt a bit about her new toy's interface, she wants to keep her old phone; I am stuck with this StarTrek device ... I can't stand flip phone.

Kap

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kap
Everyone is all cool about owning a Motorola RAZv3, now $400 a piece. It's not all that ... really. The Nokia 6320 is a better phone at a less cost.

Kap

I don't recall Nokia having a 6320 phone, do you mean a 6230?
That is a very nice simple phone, with Bluetooth and big buttons.
The Nokia interface puts Motorola to shame, but that isn't saying much, Motorola has always had the worst interface on its phones.

BGnR



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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: May 23, 2006 12:29PM
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kap
I can't stand flip phone.

I can't stand flat phones.
When i put mine in my pocket and forget to 'lock' the keys (which is often), it starts randomly texting people.
Could somebody PLEASE make a RAZR-thin flip-phone, no camera, with A DECENT MENU!





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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: microchip13
Date: May 23, 2006 12:43PM
Who would ever pay money for a Motorola to begin with? They're pieces of crap.



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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 23, 2006 01:49PM
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microchip13
Who would ever pay money for a Motorola to begin with? They're pieces of crap.

So, so true MC13!
The young one speaks wisely!

BGnR
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: May 24, 2006 12:33AM
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elmo3
Remember the StarTac?

So true! I remember they had two models...one was $800-$900...and the other model was ~$1,200!

If I remember correctly, the main difference that stuck out was the lesser model only held like 30 to 60 contact numbers, and the more expensive one held 99. lol

[en.wikipedia.org] - in the picture below...I used to have the NEC model that is on the right. Such simpler times when there weren't as many options...







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2006 12:36AM by onthedownlow.
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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: elmo3
Date: May 24, 2006 01:58AM
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onthedownlow
Such simpler times when there weren't as many options...

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Re: Who pays $900 for a cell phone? Motorola's new
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 24, 2006 04:50PM
How can anyone even begin to compare what was the most advanced phone to hit the market, 10 years ago (at 3oz!), to something now?

And $850 in 1996? How about a Mac price back then vs. today? Coughing up some big dollars for a PPC dual 604 in a PowerMac 9500 case?

What's next----and Irridium comparison?

Edit: I particularly like this tidbit---

The PowerMac 9500, with 12 sockets, can fill all the slots with 64MB DIMMs and reach 768MB RAM for a suggested retail price of $46,800.

Advantage expects to ship 128MB DIMMs in the next few months. The 128MB DIMMs will allow Apple's PowerMac 9500 system to be expanded to 1.5 gigabytes of RAM.




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2006 05:04PM by Jimmypoo.
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