If you wanna get your phone converted, contact Joshua Drenter at firstname.lastname@example.org. The base conversion is $300. The full conversion, which includes the white dock port and headphone jack (so the phone is identical in every way to Apple's white iPhone) is an additional $120.
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Right, but the thing is that with AT&T's new plan, if you use less than 200MB per month, you can drop your rate significantly by getting the $15 plan -- and if you go over, you pay in increments of $15 per 200MB. No crazy hidden charges for overages, just clear stepping and scaling for usage. That's a great, pro-consumer change, even if you don't necessarily like the rates or the increments of data.
So why, then, does a data plan so focused on the consumption component charge an extra $20 for tethering (and without even adding any data to your pool)? For a plan so focused on usage, this makes absolutely no sense. There is zero technical or logical difference between a computer funneling data through a phone or the phone requesting that data itself, especially when you're paying by the meg. Par for the course with AT&T, it's a cynical and sour-tasting ploy to gouge customers for every last cent before consumers wise up and demand it be bundled. And the sad thing is, a lot of people are going to pay for it in the mean time.
Your info doesn't make sense. In this case Apple is selling you 2GB of data for $25. If you want to use that SAME 2GB of data while tethered, they charge you another $20. It's like ordering food at a buffet for $25, and getting no silverware. When you ask for a fork, they charge you a $20 fee.
SXSW is South by Southwest, and it is a three-in-one event/festival. There is a music festival, film festival, and "interactive" festival that all overlap. Tens of thousands of people attend. The Interactive festival is basically a technology/Internet/software/social media event. We will have much more from the event, so hopefully you'll get a better understanding of it ;)
These definitely don't stick out from the ear as far as the Tour edition, however when looking at sound, we aren't sure, because we haven't heard them. That said, looking at price, they are more expensive than both the Tour and the Heartbeats, so we are guessing that they offer a more premium sound.
I think the bezel makes the screen sizes look different. The reading area on the Kindle and nook are exactly the same size. I wouldn't be surprised if they used the exact same part for their screens, in fact ;)
And again I ask, how much time have you spent with both an iPhone 3GS, and the Motorola DROID? I've spent a lot of time with each, and while I use an iPhone as my primary device, I am constantly (CONSTANTLY) having to use other devices as my primary device for a week or two at a time in order to review them.
You can do a feature-to-feature comparison all you want, but sometimes a loss in one area negates in win in all others. Heck, put up a Corvette against a Kia, and go feature to feature...but if the brakes on the Corvette don't work, I'll take the Kia.
The fact is, the DROID has some things about it that just make it not as polished a product as the iPhone. The keyboard is an absolute mess, and while the software on-screen keyboard is better, it's nowhere near what the iPhone has. For many buying a smartphone, they do a lot of typing (texts, emails, entering URLs, Twitter, etc.) - the DROID makes this a chore.
That is just one example.