My friend had recently posted a link to popular tech blog Gizmodo, discussing Samsung’s newest addition to the world of smartphones, the Note Lightning. Now, upon reading this article (which will be posted here), it seems as though the tech giant either A) didn’t take a strong, steady look at healthy and successful competition, or B) just wanted to get something new off the production lines and into retail stores.
The Galaxy Note Lightning is, well, a bit physically confusing if anything. It has a large screen — larger than most bigger phones — but is still small enough to the point where calling it a “phone” is somewhat reasonable. Granted, it does sport a super AMOLED HD screen…but it doesn’t rely exclusively on touch — at least by your fingers. Remember back in the day of the Palm, where you needed a stylus to use it? Well apparently Samsung though it would be a smart (and frankly daring) idea to bring it back into STYLE! Yes, pun intended. However, this is 2012, and this stylus does more than just touch and click on the screen. Well, actually, the only other function is the ability to take a screen capture of what you’re doing…sorry, but I’m just too excited about that. /sarcasm.
Anyone who has any kind of experience with AT&T knows that their service can, on occasion, be less than stellar. As a user myself with an iPhone 4S (great phone), I’ve most definitely had my share of dropped calls; albeit the new iPhone’s “switching” antenna system vows to fix that. From my overall personal experience, I think it’s great. I know many people who, when I speak to them about their experience with AT&T, will say it’s fantastic, that they love it.
Others will tell me that they’re absolutely sick of it, but remain bound to a 2-year contract with the wireless carrier, and cannot purchase a different phone on a new carrier unless they shell out some ridiculous sum of money, including cancellation fees. Regardless, the opinions I get from people are pretty mixed from the most part.
What’s that you say? You want to see some numbers? I’ve got you covered there. According to Wired, “The carrier said that this year it has improved 3G dropped call performance by 25 percent and invested billions of dollars in infrastructure.” That’s billions, with a b. That’s quite a steep price tag for improving your national infrastructure, but it is indeed necessary if you wish to be taken off the “Worst Customer Satisfaction” list.