So you launch a new device that does something ‘magical’ and then the software partner behind the magic has a bit of an off day. Welcome to EVO and Qik – “Behind the Lense”
Seems that while Qik was behind all this two-way-video-chat business they forgot to build up their system to handle the launch day load. I don’t have hard facts here on how many EVO’s were tossed into the wild on launch day, but I do know that even Sprint’s system couldnt keep up with the madness that is EVO.
The short version…it failed and Qik pulled the app from the market…they’ll be back when they figure this mess out.
Looks like AT&T has opened the flood gates on the chance that everyone and their mom will want to upgrade to the new iPhone that should be announced today at WWDC by Apple. The rumors have been flying around the interwebs about what this could really mean. Is this an attack to get everyone onto the new iPhone before Verizon gets it in November? Only time will tell…
First things first it is big. Like really big. I feel that it’s not too big, but I can see a lot of people being turned off by that. The screen while huge isn’t nearly as impressive as the HTC Incredible. The obvious new feature is the forward facing camera. We all know it does video chat using Qik, but it also allows you to take pictures using the front camera. This is nice for doing updates to profile pictures for Facebook and Twitter, something that requires awkward trial and error on other handsets. Getting Sprint’s other software features add to the total value of the device. If you’re down with Sprint then this is an great phone.
The store I went to today sold out in 15mins. 6 phones sold with 7 being held with deposit.
The Samsung Reality is the successor to the Samsung Rogue from Verizon Wireless; however, it’s actually a step down from the Rogue. The Reality features EVDO Rev. 0 (vs. Rev. A on the Rogue) and features a less attractive screen. The Reality is still a great mid-range slider phone, just not as great as the phone it’s replacing. The Samsung Reality is available from Verizon Wireless, in red or black, for $79.99 with a two-year agreement.
Got my hands on the latest, and greatest, Android offering from Verizon Wireless: The HTC Droid Incredible! Check out the video review and learn why this device is, hands down, the greatest Android offering available!