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Comment Re:False (Score 1) 366

There's truth to this too, but I disagree in part with the consensus that this failed because it was online only. I think a large issue was how restrictive they were in selling the subsidized phone to existing T-Mobile users. No one from T-Mobile was eligible to upgrade to the Nexus one for any kind of discounted price, and some other malarkey. I know, I dealt with this problem first hand. I was within the contract renewal time frame and I jumped through a bunch of hoops with T-Mobile trying to get them to change my account or do SOMETHING so that Google's website would see me as A) Eligible to upgrade and B) provide me with the discount. Neither options were allowed as told to me by T-Mobile. All through this I stumbled upon the pending release of the HTC HD2. I called T-Mobile and explained the situation and they gave me the phone right away with the proper discount.

Google lost a sale here because of their restrictive model. Even if the phone was sold in stores they still wouldn't have gotten my money. The sad part is I tried everything I could to give them my money for this phone and they didn't want it, so to speak.

Comment Coffee? Give me my damn heat back. (Score 2, Interesting) 620

We lost free coffee a very long time ago, along with 401k contributions, bonuses, etc. On the cutting block this year besides staff and salary? HEAT. Originally each department was able to manage their own temperature within a 4-5 degree range. That's been taken away and the entire temperature for the company has dropped to the point where virtually everyone is wearing a jacket or thick sweaters in each of the departments. There's a good number of people across the hall wearing fingerless gloves. It's one thing to not be able to work efficiently by not having that caffeine kick, but shivering and not feeling your fingers is a real productivity stopper, let a lone the looming paycut.

Comment Re:LOL! What An Idiot! (Score 2, Insightful) 161

He didn't say the iPhone was the best thing ever. He did state a fact though. No smartphone that's been released since the iPhone (from what I've seen) has had a subsidized price of anything over $200. Largely due to the fact that the masses would see "iPhone for $200, or something else for more.. why?".

So.. you can shut your pie hole and learn not to assume. Straw man fallacy, look it up.

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