Google to buy Motorola

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Google to buy Motorola

I just heard that Google intends on buying Motorola for $12.5 billion. I'm real curious to see how this one turns out.

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Smiley Very Happy

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I like this hobby 'cuz I have not spent much money owing to the overwhelming choices of phones.Smiley Very Happy

 

With Google buying Motorola Mobility Inc., I think the end of overwhelming choices is near. I recall that it used to be harder to pick a PC with all the choices in the market but now for me it's easy - just pick a well made one with plenty of reserves.

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Will these older phones eventually get cut out of the Network?  There will come a time when they can't get a signal?

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What happens with existing network is that eventually it will be in "maintenance only" mode, while the "G" number increases. There's a very high investment in existing network, and they are not going to go away anytime soon. The 2G and EDGE network practically blankets the whole country. I can see that newly developed housing areas will be getting only the newer G's.

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spd2demun wrote:

Will these older phones eventually get cut out of the Network?  There will come a time when they can't get a signal?



I think I remember reading on this site somewhere about if you had an older non 3G phone that AT&T was recommending an upgrade to a newer phone because after a certain date the older phone would be of no use, or something like that. Does anyone know or heard anything about that? It's been awhile since I've read that so I could be way off, if I can dig it up I'll pass it along.

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There has been forum discussions elsewhere about techies saying that AT&T would be sunsetting 2G soon. That could be true only in certain market areas and coming in phases for that to make sense because an upgrade is a monumental investment all over the US. It's also partly because of the large customer base. The GoPhone lack of 2G coverage in the middle portion of US but depicted 3G coverage in the same areas had me wondering if they started building up 3G's in sparsely populated areas where there was not even 2G to begin with. It makes sense to me for new construction to be only 3G or higher.

 

I seem to recall the forum name howardforums.com.

 

Edit: Here it is:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1726599-Shutting-down-2G-in-Mississippi

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There are areas shown even on ATT's coverage map that note a 3G phone is required to have service in those areas.

Large chucks of Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada to name a few locations "Requires a 3G Capable Handset" to have voice coverage there.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Google buying Motorola, AT&T merging with T Mobile, I guess we can expect some interesting times ahead.

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Razr8 wrote:

Google buying Motorola, AT&T merging with T Mobile, I guess we can expect some interesting times ahead.


 

Domino effect? This looks like the beginning of a major cell phone industry shake-up. Anyway read about the fate of HP webos smartphones, tablets and PC business: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20094264-92/hp-bidding-adieu-to-webos-pc-business-roundup/

 

 

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I read that earlier, unbelievable!  And getting out of the tablet business, and probably selling off the computer side.

 

The T-mo thing may not happen, but we can't discuss that here. Smiley Sad

 

I wonder if Google can give us a smartphone RAZR? Smiley Very Happy

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spd2demun wrote:

I read that earlier, unbelievable!  And getting out of the tablet business, and probably selling off the computer side.

 

The T-mo thing may not happen, but we can't discuss that here. Smiley Sad

 

I wonder if Google can give us a smartphone RAZR? :smileyvery-happy:


 

I want a smartphone RAZR too. With speech to text translation, a QWERTY keyboard is not always necessary.

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Now, you're talking! Smiley Very Happy  Let's get them working on that, pronto!

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LOL, that's too funny, I have also had ideas for a RAZR style phone with smartphone like specs. Just as long as call quality is at the top of list.

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Okay are you guys done laughing?Smiley Happy

 

The closest to a smart razr is a Blackberry flip phoneSmiley Happy

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As for the smartphone RAZR it has to have Crystal Talk Plus or better and it definitely has to be made of metal, maybe the same stuff that Wonder Woman's bracelets are made ofSmiley Very Happy. And no less than a 5 megapixel camera.

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