Smart Phones?

The is the core forum of BFC. It's all about informal and random talk on any topic.
Forum rules
Post a new topic to begin a chat.
Any topic is acceptable, and topic drift is permissible.
Topics will be automatically pruned after ten days of inactivity.
Post Reply
User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 25 Aug 2018, 10:17

Image

User avatar
Kellemora
Posts: 2003
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 11:54

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by Kellemora » 25 Aug 2018, 10:56

Hmmm, none I've owned are pictured up there.

User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 25 Aug 2018, 13:07

I don't recall seeing all those Motorola phones, but it's obvious our forté was the walkie talkie business. :mrgreen:

User avatar
pilvikki
Posts: 4448
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 15:35

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by pilvikki » 26 Aug 2018, 07:46

the kids started off with they grey brick, my favourites were the nokias, of course. loved the fact that i could get reception at my house (by the kitchen window) where no others picked up any signal at all.

User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 26 Aug 2018, 08:08

Nokia was Motorola's biggest competitor. We at Motorola had to move our manufacturing out of the country in order to cut the labor costs and be competitive. The other choice was to go out of business. I lost my job when they cut 40,000 people from the payrolls.
I'm not bitter at all about it. :thundermad:

User avatar
pilvikki
Posts: 4448
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 15:35

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by pilvikki » 26 Aug 2018, 09:22

i hear you... rather than find me a job to match my injuries they were responsible for and which kind of jobs there were plenty of, i got ditched. not amused.

and then nokia got sold off to microsoft and went down the drain.

User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 26 Aug 2018, 10:43

I recall Nokia getting sold off, but not to whom. Microsoft sounds like just the right company to destroy a phone manufacturing operation. They tried a few times on their own and failed. I'm thinking of getting one of them there new Pixel phones when they upgrade sometime in October.

User avatar
pilvikki
Posts: 4448
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 15:35

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by pilvikki » 30 Aug 2018, 16:46

nokia apparently has picked itself out of the ashes, but no... i'm no longer interested.

User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 30 Aug 2018, 17:37

There are so many other choices. I don't blame you for looking beyond Nokia. Apparently Motorola (now owned by Lenovo) is making some decent mid-ranged phones. I might look at them, but I'm leaning toward the high end products this time around.

User avatar
pilvikki
Posts: 4448
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 15:35

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by pilvikki » 02 Sep 2018, 04:56

you may have noticed i'm rather fond of taking pictures and since it's impractical to log around my nikon etc, i want a phone that takes half decent ones. maybe next time...

User avatar
yogi
Posts: 4416
Joined: 14 Feb 2015, 15:49

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by yogi » 02 Sep 2018, 07:44

One or the reasons I'm looking at Google's Pixel 3 XL phone is that it is highly rated for it's photography capabilities. The iPhone isn't bad either. Both are top of the line premium phones, meaning that you will pay a lot just for the name. Kind of like buying designer jeans. They are pants no matter who makes them but the price depends on the name.

User avatar
Kellemora
Posts: 2003
Joined: 16 Feb 2015, 11:54

Re: Smart Phones?

Post by Kellemora » 02 Sep 2018, 12:03

True that!

Post Reply