1. worldspy99's Avatar
    Sometimes i wonder if these companies are really in the business of making money or are in the business of talking about how successful they are. As much as i dislike certain things Apple does, they understand if you don't rent mindshare in consumers in a very personal and tangible way, you don't keep your hands in their pockets permanently.

    There is no real reason that a big conglomerate like Sony shouldn't just use their chops and have a North American variant with ALL the bands on them. If Moto can launch 2 phones in the past 2 years with bands for Sprint and Verizon included (Nexus 6 & Moto X Pure Edition), Sony with supposedly more resources should have done the same.

    **** like this make me almost want to go back to a Nexus or worse, buy a popular Samsung. It is just plain inexcusable. Really is...

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    Nexus 6P, get it, get it....
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    01-15-2016 11:41 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So Sony decided to bring the Z5 family to the US...

    ..but before you celebrate, it would appear that they plan to strip out the fingerprint scanner.

    W.T.F?

    And you wonder WHY i prefer to just buy unlocked, international models. If i wanted a Z5 without the fingerprint scanner, I'd buy a Z3+ or kept the Z3. It is a ginormous ****-up if this is what they choose to do.

    SMH.

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    Possible patten dispute? They didn't want to dish out the cash in the US to whoever owned it.

    I won't disagree it's dumb but that's the only thing that makes sense as their excuse indicated a 'business decision'.
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    01-16-2016 02:07 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nexus 6P, get it, get it....
    I'll pass. Not at that price. Even though 128GB is tempting.

    No Qi either? Nah...

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    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 01-16-2016 at 07:16 AM.
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    01-16-2016 06:56 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I really don't think Sony mobile phones ever were very popular in the US. Although Lenovo owns Moto, the Moto brand has a long history in mobile phones in the US. Sony is more popular in Europe, since Sony acquired Ericsson, (a huge player in Europe, but not in the US).

    Americans are familiar with Sony, but not for mobile phones.
    Sony when they went solo produced some underpowered, unappealing **** in the early days. Then had poor update policy. They really didn't pull their head out their *** as much until the Z line. The PSP phone was a good idea but horribly underpowered.

    When you've been restructuring for 10(!) years, when will you have the time to be forward thinking? It's a miracle they are where they are under those self imposed conditions...

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    01-16-2016 07:04 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Possible patten dispute? They didn't want to dish out the cash in the US to whoever owned it.

    I won't disagree it's dumb but that's the only thing that makes sense as their excuse indicated a 'business decision'.
    So they thought it was worth it to redesign the Z5 to avoid the patents? And yet still lack Qi and VZW + Sprint support?

    Sounds like a company still interested in talking about trying to make money, instead of making money. HTC and Sony are still, sitting ducks for the Chinese.

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    01-16-2016 07:07 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Off to work today. At least it isn't the medical director and the GF's supervisor in clinic today, so work should be more tolerable...

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    01-16-2016 07:09 AM
  7. Rose640's Avatar
    So Sony decided to bring the Z5 family to the US...

    ..but before you celebrate, it would appear that they plan to strip out the fingerprint scanner.

    W.T.F?

    And you wonder WHY i prefer to just buy unlocked, international models. If i wanted a Z5 without the fingerprint scanner, I'd buy a Z3+ or kept the Z3. It is a ginormous ****-up if this is what they choose to do.

    SMH.

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    US version does't have fingerprint scanner? Even the ones we've got in this s****** of South eastern Europe have fingerprint scanners. And i have to say, pretty much the only thing i like about the Z5 is the design and the way it's fingerprint scanner is implemented.
    Without that, i don't know, it just seems like a boring phone to me.
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    01-16-2016 08:00 AM
  8. Rose640's Avatar
    I really don't think Sony mobile phones ever were very popular in the US. Although Lenovo owns Moto, the Moto brand has a long history in mobile phones in the US. Sony is more popular in Europe, since Sony acquired Ericsson, (a huge player in Europe, but not in the US).

    Americans are familiar with Sony, but not for mobile phones.
    I remember Sony's K series (back in a days it was Sony Ericsson). Some of them were great, and some, well, not so great. I know that either K950 or something like that had T9 keyboard and one touch screen button that worked every third time you'd try to press it.
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    01-16-2016 08:03 AM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'll pass. Not at that price. Even though 128GB is tempting.

    No Qi either? Nah...

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    Your Sony doesn't have the Qi either but you didn't pass on it😉
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    01-16-2016 10:44 AM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Morning folks. Off to work today. At least it isn't the medical director and the GF's supervisor in clinic today, so work should be more tolerable...

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    As long as the GF is in at work you should be just fine!
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    01-16-2016 10:51 AM
  11. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Morning everyone . Went to a game / kick back night . Pretty fun if you ask me.most of the time I was with my 2 friends amber and summer. I gotta say it was fun 😁
    01-16-2016 10:54 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Morning everyone . Went to a game / kick back night . Pretty fun if you ask me.most of the time I was with my 2 friends amber and summer. I gotta say it was fun 😁
    Without pictures it might as well be with Arturo and Sal instead of Amber and Summer😁
    01-16-2016 11:03 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Your Sony doesn't have the Qi either but you didn't pass on it😉
    My Sony was also WAY CHEAPER at the time of purchase than these 6P's, so....

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    01-16-2016 11:47 AM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    As long as the GF is in at work you should be just fine!
    She isn't at work today. It started off like a cluster****, but has improved.

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    01-16-2016 11:48 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Without pictures it might as well be with Arturo and Sal instead of Amber and Summer😁
    Some days i wonder who is more sarcastic...99, Rue, or myself...

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    01-16-2016 11:49 AM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    My Sony was also WAY CHEAPER at the time of purchase than these 6P's, so....

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    And we both know the reason for that so....
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    01-16-2016 11:54 AM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    And we both know the reason for that so....
    A sale is a wonderful thing, eh?

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    01-16-2016 04:15 PM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Without pictures it might as well be with Arturo and Sal instead of Amber and Summer
    Eh well I don't always need to provide pictures ;)
    01-16-2016 04:43 PM
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    Looks like El Nio is living up to its name imageuploadedbytapatalk1452984250.314740.jpg
    01-16-2016 04:44 PM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    A sale is a wonderful thing, eh?

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    No insider information on a fire sale is better😀
    01-16-2016 05:10 PM
  21. azcruz's Avatar
    Eh well I don't always need to provide pictures ;)
    So that saying "pictures or it didn't happen" don't work for you.
    01-16-2016 06:05 PM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    No insider information on a fire sale is better😀
    Sale is a sale. Doesn't matter how you got to it...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
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    01-16-2016 10:14 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    So that saying "pictures or it didn't happen" don't work for you.
    nope because I have no reason to think what ever anyone is telling me is a lie unless its warranted :P like when you said you went to hoooters and good a picture with one of the girls. I knew you weren't kidding :P
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    01-16-2016 10:38 PM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    nope because I have no reason to think what ever anyone is telling me is a lie unless its warranted like when you said you went to hoooters and good a picture with one of the girls. I knew you weren't kidding
    When I can decipher that I'll let you know what I think...
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    01-17-2016 01:24 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Woke up to this.
    01-17-2016 01:25 AM
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