This will seem weird, but different manufacturer's designate the bands on the 3.5MM jack differently. Seriously.
Apple iPhone goes like this:
And some Blackberries use:
In case you care, the "standard" (not really, just most common) is for a headset in this configuration:
Anyway, you just may have a conflict there.
Oh, and in my experience I haven't had any issues with Motorola phones and my headsets. I use a Bluetooth headset though for calls.
I read the Phone Scoop article about the D4 getting an update to enable it's global capabilities. The blurb sounded fairly vague and the rep's quote could have been misinterpreted. It could just be phones after the D4 will be global.
My next phone needs to be global. For those in the know, what are the chances that this global update will show up?
I also thought it was interesting that their leak, uses the term "non-CDMA" instead of "GSM".
Now I do agree on dual core and quad core... the lack of graphic acceleration is a big reason why Android needs these types of chipsets. Meanwhile you have Windows Phones and the iPhone 4 (the last generation of iPhone) that runs very smoothly on a single core.
It is high time for Google to rewrite the core of Android for graphic acceleration along with a new programming language along with better app support in HTML5.
Fiber backhaul for Verizon in Southern Illinois in 2013 - about time.
I am perfectly happy with my OG Droid's screen size. It is fairly comfortable when making calls, and I can write e-mails, texts, etc... Yet it is very portable. I can use it for my calendar, todo list, etc. And it fills in for a browser when I need it to. I have never thought "I really need more space for this app" except for the browser, and that's last on the list of my priorities. And yes, I love various apps on my tablet's 10" screen, but the goal of my phone is portability. The major websites I need have pretty good apps, so I have no issues.
Your definition of "power user" is the person who buys all the latest gadgets and doesn't do much with them. My definition is someone who uses their phone heavily for its purpose.
And really in the end what you are after could always be a more value oriented device as smaller screen and battery and all the rest should translate into lower production costs when both devices are already going to need pretty crammed designs regardless. Not like we are talking moving to a notebook or desktop tower where a lot of costs related to specialized things for miniaturization go away from one device to the next. I see no reason a Droid2 or Droid4 sorta device couldn't sell right next to a device more like I want and Moto could still reduce their product offering down to 4 devices overall. Have a smaller more portable oriented value device and a larger more broad use but less portable for more cash for those like me. Then have slate and keyboarded versions of each. Wipe out all the nonsense looking like old blackberries and really cheap toy like phones with slight difference to the rest. Maybe go with 6 if they just really need to offer extreme value options with and without keyboard. They probably have 15 somewhat unique devices as it stands now. I would refuse to make special device designs and brandings for different carriers and just make 4-6 devices with unique Moto brand identities that need to be used by the carriers. You could even say 2-3 brands with a pro nomenclature or something to identify the keyboarded one as samsung almost did, but then never really followed through on with carrier wins or the second generation of Galaxy.
My power user definition is more someone that exploits a smartphone to the point they do as much with it as they do ANY OTHER DEVICE they own. It's intended purpose is to replace as many devices as possible so one rarely EVER NEEDS another device with them. This includes cameras as much as tablets and notebooks. A smartphone should strive to replace your camera, laptop, desktop, camcorder, tablet, TV, DVD, Wallet, and Various other things. To me it's intended purpose is to replace every device I own and give me a near equivalent that sits in my pocket next to my Victorinix Swiss Army Champion Plus or Leatherman everywhere I go.
Learning Android root on my SGSIII while waiting for Ubuntu Phone OS.
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Perspective instantiates reality.
The e-mail functionality was something I accepted back when I first tried the BlackBerry -- it spoiled me. Using e-mail and text messaging on BlackBerrys of years gone by had no significant draw on the battery so it was a win-win situation. I think I usually got 3 to 4 days out of a BlackBerry with heavy e-mail use. Not sure what I could be doing that I couldn't make my way back to a charger within 3 days. On today's 4G phones, they're rated in hours and not days unfortunately. They virtually require a charger in every car and at the home and office to keep topped-up all the time. Since I don't drive a car and use it routinely at my home office, my battery has to last me long hours off the cable and certainly the entire time I'm out of the house. If I'm exhausted and forget to plug it in at night, I don't want to fear the thing being useless the following morning.
The chipsets are actually (and this is public through teardowns) LTE chip from Motorola and CDMA/HSPA from Qualcomm.
LTE is compatible with HSPA and GSM. Doesn't AT&T have LTE phones on the market already? LTE has more issues with WLAN, or more exactly WLAN has major probelms when LTE is present.