Its the cost of growing the business. Customer acquisition cost along with a hard push to upgrade their network.
The reason it is a US only service is because CBS holds the rights to much of this content only in the US market.
No 64GB version, No microSD, Love most of the specs but these 2 glaring omissions leave me waiting for something better.
Not that it is over priced considering its features but I was really hoping Google would stay with the low cost formula and price this at $499. $649 is just to much for me to spend. I had been on the fence for a nexus 5 because I knew this was coming. Now it will be a nexus 5 for sure. It's nearly half the price and still a very competitive top line phone.
I went into a Sprint store this past weekend to look at an LG G3 and the clerk right away tried to push me to a Galaxy S5. I also asked if they had a Nexus 5 so I could compare it to the G3 hands on. They did have one but it was out back and not displayed. The Sammys are great phones. But why the push? Must be incentives.
Because neither Sprint nor T-Mobile can compete on the same level as AT&T and Verizon when it comes to service area coverage I think this could be a good thing in that respect. That said if this went through and they were able to compete more evenly I'm afraid it will cause them to increase their prices to match the compitition. Currently you can get a much lower monthly bill with Sprint or T-Mobile if you are willing to live with the limitations of the service they provide. Also Sprint in particular provides access to their infrastructure for many low cost MVNO providers and certainly with the better infrastucture of the combined companies would come price increases there as well. I'm on the fence about this merger. If I knew they would continue to be the price compitition leader they have always been then I would be all for it.
I agree with MCaddick for the most part. In addition they can receive no protections for something being created digitally when it has not yet been created. The case mentioned I am not familiar with but digital 3D printers can only make something from a file that has already been created. VFX studios are competing for the contract to do the creation.
I am no Sony fan in general and I always despised how they would try to kill open standards in order to promote their proprietary technologys, does anyone remember memory sticks or mini discs. I think they often thought they had a better product but didn't take price and adoption rates into consideration. That said they still make some outstanding products. The new 4K projector they recently came out with is the talk of the home theater industry. It blows away many projectors priced significantly higher and of course the new Playstation is a big hit. Sony still has a good future but some of the markets they play in are just so cut throat there is little room for higher priced players like Sony.
I think you guys got this wrong. At first I thought as you did that Netflix caved and paid. But it seems what they really did is more like changing ISPs. They had been paying to another company for backbone level access. Now that access will be provided directly by Comcast and cut the other company out of the equation. Based on Netflix's ever increasing bandwidth needs this may actually save them money.
Glaringly absent is any place in the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington D.C. There are a lot of potential subscribers there but a lot of very old infrastucture.