quote: Apple released its iPhone 5S last month, which runs $199/$299/$399 for 16GB/32GB/64GB respectively.
quote: What we *actually* need is to get rid of all subsidized plans, period. There should be *no* contracted cell phone services. The entirety of the industry (not just a part of it) should operate *exactly* like the landline industry.1. Go to Kmart.2. Buy whatever cell phone you want.3. Contact whatever service provider you want and start service.4. Change your service provider at any time, for any reason, with no penalty.
quote: Okay, looks like you’re already getting a good deal. But does your current wireless carrier give you all this?Unlimited talk, text and web on our nationwide networkNo overage feesNo annual service contracts
quote: One developer we consulted about the issue noted, "consumers are being scammed by [PC] OEMs on a large scale. OEMs will encourage customers to upgrade a 2GB machine to 4GB, even though the usable RAM might be limited to 2.3GB.This is especially a problem on high-end gaming machines that have huge graphics cards as well as lots of RAM." "Microsoft even changed the way the OS reports the amount of RAM available; rumor is, due to pressure from OEMs," the developer told us. "In Vista and prior, it reported usable RAM, while in SP1 they changed it to report installed RAM ignoring the fact that much of the RAM was unusable due to overlap with video memory." And so many PC users are installing 4GB of RAM in their PCs and thinking that it is being used by the system, when in fact it is no more beneficial than if the RAM were simply poked halfway into the CD slot.For example, Dell's top of the line $5799 Alienware gamer PC comes standard with a 1GB video card, 2GB of RAM, and 32-bit Windows Home Premium. That means the system can only possibly use 2.3GB of RAM, but Dell "recommends" users spend $250 (or $8 per month with financing) to buy a 4GB upgrade (below) that will offer them little more than bragging rights, as the 1GB video card and the roughly 750MB of other MMIO will make the extra 2GB unusable. Dell says "Upgrading your memory allows you to take full advantage of system capabilities as well as increasing system efficiency," but that's simply not true on this page.
quote: That's like saying "blue cars are faster than red cars" because you bought a blue Mustang GT to replace a red Prius.
quote: You can't wait until the new technology is needed to deploy it into the market.
quote: 5s is a phone you can buy now and which will never get more RAM.
quote: The vast majority of applications in both Apple and Google Play stores are and will be 32-bit (AArch32) applications for the foreseeable future.