I had one of those. 1 year warranty. And it died in 14 months.
Thanks for this. I was just about to read the article, till I saw your comment that you had 1 and it failed in 14 months. Saved me all the trouble.
With the discount, the Blu phone will sell for just $49, while the price of the Moto G drops to $149.
Yeah. I guess they do.
Because I routinely buy stuff from Amazon. As an Amazon customer, this offer makes no sense.
To you. To others, however (you realize this isn't creimer.com but slashdot.org) it might. Not looking for either of those phones presently (a little on the low end for me), but I've spent years with ads on my Kindle lock screen, which saved me maybe all of $20 on a Kindle purchase. Never bothered me once, and even bought a couple of things when they were good deals. Discovered a good book to read, and got a great deal on a SanDisk SSD that was advertised with special pricing for Kindle with Ads customers. Personally, I've never used a third party lock screen, nor do I use the lock screen all that much, so yeah, I would consider it if the phone was right.
Streaming really only works today because a majority of video watchers are not using streaming.
Where do you get that figure from? My understanding is that a huge percentage of people watching videos online are doing so via Netflix, Prime, Hulu, YouTube, etc. And with the exception of SOME Prime users (who can download for offline use), that's ALL, 100% streaming. Heck, we already know that Netflix has the single largest share of Internet bandwidth usage at 37%.
In the US we have a very large percentage of internet subscriber that can't download a two hour movie in two hours or less.
??? 4 megabits per second speed translates to roughly 1.8 gigabytes per hour, and it would seem that covers 80% of Americans. Seems like most Americans can download or stream 2 hour movies relatively easily.
It's just practical sense to download during off-peak hours and then watch whenever you want. Helps too if lots of people are downloading the same thing because then you can cache it on a local server, use multicast for a neighborhood, things like that.
Sure, unless you don't always know what you feel like watching ahead of time. Streaming services are popular because if I want to watch House of Cards tonight, but then actually change my mind tonight and want to watch Daredevil, well, no big deal. Offline playback capability is nice, but not the main feature for a lot of us.
My browser lets me ignore the fact that an SSL cert is expired.
And their app won't let you. Of course, I haven't seen it. But it's a safe assumption.
But, I thought local storage was dead and everything was going to the cloud. Ah, whats old is new again.
I fly all the time. You can't rely on the cloud whilst in the clouds.