Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Incredible headline of the week

And it’s only Tuesday.  It seems a fellow named Colin Gibbs is first on our list of incredible headers for the week.  Why?  Here it is: “Should Google kill the Nexus One?” (Disclaimer: no, I don’t have one.  Yes, I wish I did.)

All because it sold just 20,000 units the first week, and because Big G is leaning on China vis-a-vis the Android release there, or, um, lack of one. Key quote to see in his article: “It may be unfair to predict doom for a handset that came to market just two weeks ago.”

Yes, two weeks ago.  Was it all smooth sailing for the iPhone two weeks after launch?  I’ll answer that- no. Give ’em a chance.  Good grief.

Am I enjoying the Nexus One customer service fiasco? Well, yes

How can I not? I see stories like this one where people are bitching about all the customer complaints and frankly my heart just glows. I’ve been calling Eric’s office number using fake names and leaving messages on his voice mail about how I’m going to come over there and shove my Nexus One up his ass. And then there’s Woz, going around saying how much he loves his Nexus One. What can be done? With Woz, you just have to let go and let God. Sigh.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ninjas unbox the Nexus One

Absolutely cool.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Woz going off the reservation

Steve Wozniak: The Woz. Apple icon. Segway rider. Polo player. Nexus One fan. Money headline: “Steve Wozniak admits he’s jumped to Google’s ship.” He tries to backtrack here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Seven things the iPhone has that Nexus One doesn’t

Arianna has a great slideshow here.  If you’re stuck on the Nexus One, here’s the flipside. Oh, and those Nexus One sales are a bit weak so far.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Puppet on a rampage

Something about Google is enforcing an early-termination fee with the Nexus One. It seems if you decide to cancel your T-Mobile service deal in under four months, that’ll be $550, please.  Of course, you agreed to the TOS when you bought the thing, but who reads that, anyway?  Mosspuppet did.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The real cost of a Nexus One

This article indicates the actual cost to make a Nexus One unit, is exactly $174.15.  If you want to buy an unlocked unit, that’ll be $529, please. That would be a profit of….a lot.  

Money for nothing

Martin Thorborg isn’t having a good day.  He just wants his Nexus One.  And he can’t seem to get it. More here.  Google’s Nexus forum isn’t having a good day, either. Here’s a pithy comment by “Focker.”

“I GUARANTEE Apple is laughing their butts off.  Customers DEMAND service when they pay for something and this device is not cheap.  With GMail, Yahoo, or Hotmail what do you expect, it’s free?  We want service when you pay $530 for a product.  This will definitely burn them down the road and not far down the road at all.”

Saturday, January 9, 2010

“iPhone’s for sheep; Android’s for geeks”

Says so right here.  This is all a result of a post by The Poguester where he kinda gives a “meh” review to the Nexus One, and positively gets body slammed by agitated Android fanboys.

CES: Nexus One vs. iPhone