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Old 12-02-2011, 11:17 PM
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When you show your Galaxy Player to other people, what do they generally say?

I had an iPhone-user coworker say he was amazed at how responsive the Player 5 is.

Of course, everybody thinks it's a phone, then they call it a "mini-tablet" when I said its not a phone.

When they see the size, *insert penis joke here.*
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:01 AM
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I have lots of Android fans at work so they understand that it's a Android phone with a chip missing. One coworker thought it would be great for his daughter who's going to college. She can use Skype or whatever via the Wifi in the dorms and won't have to pay a cell phone company to talk on the phone.

Lots of non-technical people are confused by the "Is it a tablet?" issue. Apparently if it's not a phone it must be called a tablet. What happened to PDAs? That's what this really is. "PDA" seems to mean clunky old PalmPilot to people these days so no one calls it that.

The strangest thing people do is compare its weight with some other device they have like their phone. Is an ounce or two really that much difference? Are people coming home exhausted from carrying a little electronic gadget in their pocket all day?
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:16 PM
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^Lol, such a heavy phone!
The general responded I get is "what type of phone is that?" <enter my prepared speach of what it really is>!
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:49 PM
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^Lol, such a heavy phone!
The general responded I get is "what type of phone is that?" <enter my prepared speach of what it really is>!
Did you get a new phone?
What kind of phone is it?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
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"What happened to your iPod? Did you finally decide to get a smartphone?" :P phahaha.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:03 PM
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Yeah, I also get many "what kind of phone is that" responses. I've also gotten "It's so light". In fairness, where I live is still very much Blackberry country and Android devices of any kind are few and far between.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:14 PM
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I got the whole "nice phone" reaction but then they don't call it a mini tablet after finding out its not a phone they just refer to it as a gadget or "thing"
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:23 AM
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Some people asked me "Why did you buy this? It's not even a phone" So I answered "So why did you buy an iPod Touch?"
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:51 AM
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The cell phone obsession in America is out of control! There are cell phone commercials on television as often as cigarette commercials were in the 60's. When I got my big HTC HD2 a couple of years ago I couldn't pull it out of my pocket without people wanting to know what it was and how much better it was than any other phone in the world. People looked like they were ready to throw their phones in the garbage to get this.

I guess people can't afford new cars right now so cell phones are the present vanity product. An Android device that's not a phone is like a car without wheels to most people!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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Wife: "You got ANOTHER gadget... I thought you had a phone... you going to spend day and night fiddling with that one too?".... yes dear.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:11 PM
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Wife: "You got ANOTHER gadget... I thought you had a phone... you going to spend day and night fiddling with that one too?".... yes dear.
I get that from the Mrs, plus the "How much did you spend on that" & "Not ANOTHER gadget" comments/questions.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:01 AM
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Regarding the "not another gadget" issue. I'll never buy another gadget that I can't replace the battery. My Samsung P3, as limited as it is, still works fine and does 90% of what I want it to do but the battery has gotten old and it just doesn't run long enough for trips any more. I had to replace it.

My old heavy Creative Zen is still my backup player. I've replaced the battery twice in five years and it still works even though it has an old-fashioned hard drive that hasn't failed yet. Oddly the flash card soldered into my Cowon S9 failed in less than a year.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:48 PM
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You know, reading this, I'm maybe beginning to realize something.
I have been wondering for years how so many people are making monthly data/text payments on smartphones well over $100. Well, if you are going to have an expensive data plan, you might as well be running it on an expensive phone- so we have $600 phones everywhere.

But..even though most people are playing games, watching utube and porn, checking sports scores, checking facebook and doing other useless stuff...hey...it's still a phone, right? And a phone is a respectable, responsibility-oriented thing, right? Honey, I can stay in touch and find out if you need groceries tonight and check on the kids...check with work...

Once you drop the phone out of the mix, it's just games and play, right?
Now to be fair, maybe a lot of people really feel the need to have constant data available anywhere. But for me, I'm on a computer at desk all day, wifi is prevalent enough to check email or a navigation app when I'm out...and I have my dumb phone, which stays on for days without battery or connectivity issues, without contract or expensive plan, and I get wifi use anywhere...plus I get all the onboard stuff 24/7/ Plus I'm not locked into Steve Jobs compulsive micro-managed world. Seems like an affordable and pretty ideal compromise to me.

'course I'm weird.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:59 PM
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Why not call it a tablet? For me this is a 5" tablet that I can put in my pocket and access the web and email on. Music and video for me are secondary. If I change my phone plan to one that I could use an Android or Iphone phone with, I would double my monthly plan cost. This is good enough to fill in the gaps that my phone cannot do or does not do well.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:05 PM
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Data plans or even pay as you go data plans aren't too bad. I have seen places where there is no contract and it is 50$ a month for unlimited texting and data. That can even replace some poeple's home internet if they wanted to just tether it with their computer.

For me though I have up until recently never had the use for a phone. I was always at home since my sight is pretty bad and never went out but I still wanted to text people so I got an ipod touch with the text+ app and i was good there now I have the sgp4.0 as the companion to my semi-dumb go phone if only I could find a way to tether the connection though for when I'm on the road. Also on the road I have a whole lot of F all to do since I'm always the passenger. Atleast now I can work on documents and watch movies n music and games mow. The laptop was too big to really bring out in the car.

My math teacher now thinks mine is a graphing calculator but really it is just an app I have
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:49 PM
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Data plans or even pay as you go data plans aren't too bad. I have seen places where there is no contract and it is 50$ a month for unlimited texting and data. That can even replace some poeple's home internet if they wanted to just tether it with their computer.
For some people that's a lot of money. There are people who have no cell provider and use Skype and pay much less. Some cities have free Wifi all over the place. One coworker uses Wifi at work and at home because that's the only times she uses the phone.

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For me though I have up until recently never had the use for a phone. I was always at home since my sight is pretty bad and never went out but I still wanted to text people so I got an ipod touch with the text+ app and i was good there now I have the sgp4.0 as the companion to my semi-dumb go phone if only I could find a way to tether the connection though for when I'm on the road.
My sight is also very impaired. Little digital cameras gave me some freedom because I could take pictures and zoom them on the LCD to figure out where I am. Now I have Google Maps and Street View and I can get around better than ever... if I don't get run over.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:22 PM
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^^ I am considered blind so I use my galaxy players camera to take snapshots of the board in class even though i sit at the front so I can snap a shot and zoom in. I have issues with getting lost even in small towns so I downloaded an app that sits in the background and tells me when an open wifi connection is detected so I can update the maps for a few blocks. It is real helpful since I can't read the signs and many streets don't even have signs. So people will see me walking around staring at my galaxy players screen
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:18 AM
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Most people think it's a phone.
One reaction was, well if it's not a phone, what is it? I don't understand...

It was funny just to say, this is my mp3 player.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:41 AM
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Some people don't understand that tablets can be this small too. I think the 5.0 would be less likely confused as as phone because of its size whereas the 4.0 looks identical to the samsung galaxy s 1 but with a different home button. I think the specs are pretty much the same too. No one has gotten it right who sees me with it, not one person. I was showing a friend minecraft pocket edition and hes like so you have minecraft on your phone. To which I replied no I don't
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:28 PM
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Everyone from work has an iPhone/iPads.... I'm the ONLY Android User... recently an associate was showing of his new iPhone 4S and everyone was like wooooow that's a nice phone, so without wasting any time i pull out my SGP 5" and even my manager wanted to check it out, everyone asking what kind of phone was it...someone even thought it was the new Kindle Fire; that's when i said to everyone, it's the New Samsung Galaxy Player 5 with Android 2.3 ... some iOS users from work are now considering getting one !!! :-)
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