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TI’s OMAP4 Processor is First to Receive Netflix HD Certification, DROID3 a Lot More Attractive?

Texas Instruments announced today that its OMAP4 platform has achieved the first Netflix HD certification for mobile, which means that Android devices using their processors just became a heck of a lot more attractive.  TI was able to meet the strict security measures through their M-Shield technology  which is also able to provide optimal playback time, while maintaining low CPU loading so that mobile devices can run other apps and services.  With Netflix HD, OMAP4 devices can stream full 1080p HD content or mirror it through their bigger screened TVs, monitors, etc.

Anyone starting to consider the DROID3 now?  We’re almost 100% sure that the D3 is running an OMAP4 processor, leading us to believe that it will support Netflix HD at some point down the road.  Sure, it’s 4″ screen may not seem super optimal for HD content, but it’s HDMI mirroring sure does.

And are we now hoping for an OMAP in the DROID Bionic?  Umm, yep.  

TI achieves first Netflix HD certification, brings new streaming capabilities to Android devices

Complete with M-Shield™ security technology, OMAP 4 platform enables first secure full HD streaming experience for Netflix on mobile devices to large screens

DALLAS, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today became the first partner to achieve the Netflix Silicon Reference Implementation (SRI) certification for the Netflix HD application on Android. TI’s OMAP™ 4 platform, complete with M-Shield™ security technology and TI’s quad-radio WiLink™ 7.0 connectivity combo solution, met the Netflix requirements for mobile content streaming, including the ability to run up to full high-definition (HD) 1080p video within strict security measures. This milestone reflects the strength of TI’s M-Shield technology on the OMAP 4 platform and marks the first time Netflix has certified its 1080p streaming application with end-to-end protection on a mobile device.

With its dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore foundation featuring TrustZone®, TI’s OMAP 4 platform sets the bar for multimedia-rich Netflix experiences on today’s mobile devices. It employs parallel processing for higher performance and better power efficiency, and includes engines that drive consumer-demanded capabilities such as full HD 1080p 30fps multi-standard video and more. Part of the OMAP 4 platform, TI’s M-Shield security technology protects premium content and mobile devices from attacks while streaming with the Netflix application. The M-Shield solution implements a hardware-protected, trusted execution environment (TEE), which runs on the OMAP processor, yet does not require a dedicated chip or extra CPU cycles. This allows M-Shield and OMAP architecture to provide optimal playback time, while maintaining low CPU loading so it is free to run other applications.

Additional streaming security was achieved through the use of Wi-Fi-based WEP, WPA and WPA2 protocols, part of TI’s WiLink 7.0 solution—the industry’s only single chip to include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS and FM technologies.

Smartphones and tablets running the Netflix application on the OMAP 4 platform can also connect to larger, HDMI-supported televisions as the OMAP platform’s security includes HDCP encryption over the HDMI connection itself.

“Netflix already has a rich heritage of streaming to PCs, Macs, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs,  iPhone and iPad, and many set-top-boxes, so we sought a semiconductor partner that could bring our service to the broader mobile environment smoothly and securely,” said Bill Holmes, Vice President Business Development, Netflix. “TI’s OMAP architecture and M-Shield security will set the stage for a high-performance, low-power, secure platform that will help Netflix members instantly watch unlimited TV shows and movies on Android devices.”

“TI is proud to be the first to achieve this coveted certification and to provide the solution that ensures a strong balance of performance, security and power efficiency as Netflix experiences migrate to the mobile world,” said Fred Cohen, director of the OMAP User Experience team, TI. “Our OMAP processors deliver rich, life-like experiences on mobile devices, while our M-Shield technology stands as the guard dog, protecting customer, content provider and consumer assets. It’s the best of both worlds, driving new growth opportunities for Netflix in the Android marketplace.”

TI worked with Trusted Logic to develop the secure middleware component (SMC), which is the OMAP version of Trusted Logic Trusted Foundations™. The SMC executes Trusted Logic TrustedShow™ and an OMAP-optimized implementation of the Netflix-required Microsoft PlayReady™ DRM scheme.

“This Netflix certification represents another milestone in our successful work with the TI team,” said Olivier Leger, VP and General Manager, Trusted Logic. “We are thrilled to bring the most advanced features – including premium content distribution and streaming – to various consumer products in a safe, secure manner. Netflix users and stakeholders will benefit from our proven technology, now optimized for TI’s M-Shield, and the best possible experiences on their mobile devices.”

Support and availability

The OMAP 4 platform’s Netflix certification supports Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) today, with support for additional Android versions planned for this year. Devices with the OMAP 4 processor-driven Netflix application pre-installed will be launched in the near future.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun.  Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities.  This is just the beginning of our story.  Learn more at www.ti.com.

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  • Anonymous

    The lack 4g seems less than optimal as well…

  • http://twitter.com/timberwolfkw Kyle Wilkins

    Its and it’s aside, this is a pretty appealing phone. If I was phone searching right now this would catch my eye. Granted I wont buy a phone right away until developers have had time to work on it, but this phone would be in the picture… sigh* even if it is Motorola. Haha. Looking to Droid-Life’s review to see what this phone is all about (best reviews I’ve ever seen, Kudos! Keep it up!).

  • Anonymous

    too answer your question IT’S more attractive lol

    • Blackmagick20

      You go to answer that question…and yet…you use the improper form of ‘to.’ It should say ‘To answer your question’ which is actually a sentence fragment anyway…

      • Anonymous

        i was typing from my phone; auto correct man. lol i kno it’s pretty messed up, but we dont need the grammar police.

  • Djstar2k2

    nope ill pass and see whats out when oct. roll around and my contract up. why? cuz it seems to me that the things that made android so anti icrap are slowly disappearing like stock and keyboard. is it me or you cant get a high end android with all the specs and a keyboard in one place.1) out of hundreds of android phones on the market the only vanilla is Nexus 1,nexus s, xperia play(yes stock),g2x but no keyboard. G1,og Droid and the G2 vanilla and keyboard but all old spec wise. idk crazy how after these android out in the wild 7 run stock and 3 stock and keyboard its like all what a lot of us signed up for is becoming a thing of the past

  • Donnydon

    ummm iphone has had netflix for sometime (hummingbird processor)…… the reason android is lacking is polotics and fragmentation. not cpu!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      Netflix *HD*.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      Netflix *HD*.

    • Blackmagick20

      ‘Polotics?’ I love people that are so stupid that they have to make up words

      • Omfglolwtf

        Probably typing on his iPhono.

        Use a real keyboard like a real man with the D3!

  • Blackmagick20

    I’m definitely getting rid of my paperweight Thunderbolt for this

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ max

    thank god netflix hd but netflix should be on all phones

  • tjhrulz

    I find it funny that TI got this because if I remember correct snapdragon processors were going to get it exclusively at first due to security handling, now it seams that hardly any snapdragon processor had netflix.

  • Ignitros

    Does this really matter? What good is HD streaming if you can only use it on wi-fi? Unless you’re lucky enough to have and keep the unlimited data you can’t use this cause one movie and your 2 gigs is gone. LOL

  • Anonymous

    D3 is my phone!! well on the 7th I hope. This phone blows away any phone the moto-haters are using right now! LOL!

  • Trollzlol

    who cares, no 4g and no unlimited data

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcelo-Burrieza/100000489847678 Marcelo Burrieza

    I can live without 4G (wifi is available in most places) but if the 512MB of RAM rumors are true, then I’m not interested. Will not be a future proof phone. Forget about support of the next version of Android  that is supposed to be out this year (ICS). The silence from Motorola in all the specs leaked seems to confirm this.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I guess some people just use common sense and will use it with wifi and when not it will just go down to 480 p like my x plays netflix

  • Anonymous

    No LTE, no freakin way.

  • Earleepa

    Quad core or nothing.

  • Anonymous

    As a consumer it makes perfect sense to leave said business when they start to price gouge you.

  • http://twitter.com/ProphetBeal ProphetBeal

    HD streaming over 3G…yeah right

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    This phone is looking awesome each day. This phone has everything I want except I would like a bigger screen. 4.3 to 4.5 seems ideal. My droid x feels small sometimes when I am trying to do something like watch a movie so mb 4.5 will be it for me. No 4g thats alright cheaper and my area wont ever get it at least for a lil while and I am always on wifi. But this phone looks hot

  • Anonymous

    Full HD on your psuedo qHD pentile display.  Why?

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

      HDMI Mirroring.

  • Jeff

    I would be more impressed if they got Netflix working on all Android tablets…..

    As for the current Motorola Droids…

    No 4G + Locked Bootloader = NO SALE….

  • Sigmundroid

     It’s ITS, not it’s.

    It’s = it is.

    ITS: is used to describe a feature that the item in question has…in this case…
    its 4 inch screen means that the Droid 3 = it.

    You wouldn’t say it is 4 inch screen would you?

    • Mr.Joe

      What are you talking about?

    • Anonymous

       Douchebag Alert

      • Anonymous

        Dumbass alert.

        • Anonymous

           Shut up dick

          • Anonymous

            Mr. McClane is upset because he hasn’t been in a good movie in years if ever…. lol

    • Pcraig87

      You do realize he used it’s correctly. Re read his post and replace all of the it’s he used with it is. It all makes sense.

      • Anonymous

        “Sure, it’s 4″ screen may not seem super optimal for HD content, but it’s HDMI mirroring sure does.”

        Actually “it’s” is used wrong in this sentence. You wouldn’t say, “it is 4″ screen may not….” You would say “its 4″ screen may not…”

        • Jhnegbrt

          if youre going to be so picky you might want to edit your post to “One wouldn’t say…” not “You wouldn’t say”

          • Anonymous

            You’re right….done.  That’s another thing that bothers me…people using “your” and “you’re” wrong.

    • Ipeeinpeoplesoatmeal

      Who pissed in your oatmeal this morning? 

      • Anonymous

        THESE NUUUTTTSSSS LMAO  Sorry I couldn’t resist :P

    • Jeremy Gentry

      since when dew ppl on the interwebz take spelling and grammar into account. nowadayz NO ONE CARES

      • Anonymous

        Wow Jerm… wow. My brain just went poof. Thanks…

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

      Droid-Life is not grammar school.  There is enough complaining without the spelling/grammar corrections.

    • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

      really?

    • Albert Einstein

      Been, a’ while’ since, youv’e, gotten’ any, huh’ Mr. Freud?

  • Guessa

    Thats nice. Now hopefully Netflix can get the app running on more than 4 devices!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Good luck trying to play 1080p on the D3’s 3G. Oh and if you’re going to be a new Verizon customer after the 7th, prepare to see your data usage skyrocket with this. This is what I don’t get, all these new data intensive services are coming out yet carriers want to limit our data.

    • http://profiles.google.com/elliot.devries Elliot de Vries

      Exactly.  A single full length movie at 1080p with a halfway decent bitrate will basicly use up your entire data allowance.

      • Anonymous

        Which is exactly why 1080p has to be seen as a WiFi feature.

      • Anonymous

        I’m grandfathered in at unlimited. And wifi uses no data.

    • Mr.Joe

      If I wanted to play a 1080p vid or even 720p for that I’d just use WiFi.  

    • Mr.Joe

      If I wanted to play a 1080p vid or even 720p for that I’d just use WiFi.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

      its called a business plan/model! I could only imagine how much liability the company has on there books for giving out unlimited data for only 30 bucks a month to how many million’s of users…. 

      how off were the companys on there pricing if 2 gbs=$30 bucks????? 

      • Derektweber

        The price is not based on the cost to provide data service. It’s based on how much consumers will pay. Verizon is spending pennies per GB to provide data service. Higher prices also reduce traffic which makes it easier to maintain the network and prevent slower transfer rates during peak use.

    • Commonsense101

      (1) 3G is a non-issue IF the user has wifi.If not?  See 2.

      (2) Allow me to explain…

      It is intentional that *USAGE* is the theme for 2011…
      If you buy a phone that offers apps and services that require data usage
      and you FAIL to research HOW you will be able to *use* said services when measured
      against your personal data package: you’d have to be an absolute moron to buy a data intensive
      service/phone and opt for a 2GB data package for $30 a month.  Unless you like pissing money away.

      For those morons who don’t read contracts, terms and conditions and the like?
      Ignorance is bliss UNTIL they READ the insane bill (after the fact) when it’s too late.

      This is how stupid people learn  ^^^

      (3) If you can’t “get” that a carrier would intentionally limit your data so that you would HAVE to
      buy “more” data in order to use your device as intended?  You *may* be a moron or narrow minded.

      Thing is: you don’t “have” to upgrade or get a new phone/contract!
      If you do?  Research.  Obviously it doesn’t make sense to “YOU” (because you’re the consumer) As a business it makes perfect sense.

      • Anonymous

        As a consumer it makes perfect sense to leave said business when they start to price gouge you.

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        This doesn’t make much sense to me, really.
        If I’m at home (i.e. have WiFi and a big screen TV in order to take an advantage of HD video) then I wouldn’t stream Netflix from the phone. I would rather do this from any other Netflix device I have (like PS3 which is already connected to TV).
        The greatness of mobile devices is an ability to connect to network from anywhere. Mobile streaming for mobile devices, not stationary.

        • RaptorOO7

          Actually it does make sense.  Plug in the HDMI cable from the Droid 3 or Bionic (if it actually ships) then you get 1080p streaming from netflix to your phone onto the big screen.  Not everyone who has fast internet at home has a device that does netflix and also not everyone is in a 4G market and most of the US won’t be for another year or more.

          So I get it you don’t like 3G phones, but until January of this year 3G was it so get over it already.  Every phone has a market and every user has a need.

          • StanleySpadowski

            Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a device to stream Netflix at rather than buy a phone to do it if at home was the only place to do it?

          • StanleySpadowski

            Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a device to stream Netflix at rather than buy a phone to do it if at home was the only place to do it?

          • Anonymous

            Uh, no? You already need a phone. The real question is: is it cheaper to buy a phone and a device to stream at home, or just a phone that can fulfill both roles? Obviously, the answer is the phone.

            And, the phone is infinitely more portable. You can take it to a friend’s house and do it. Or to a hotel room when you’re traveling. The possibilities are that much more numerous because of its portability.

            Why are people so damn short-sighted when it comes to the potential of their technology? It’s like something in their brain goes “Well, I don’t think I’d use it for anything, so it must be pointless.” I can think of plenty of reasons that having this power would be fantastic on such a small and portable and connected device. It’s a lack of imagination and understanding of technology that prevents you from doing the same.

          • Anonymous

            Correct. Why spend all that money on a phone to do all that, when you’re in the middle of watching a movie with your buddies and your mother calls to tell you about what she ate for dinner that night or whatever. Poof! No movie. Or maybe your girlfriend that calls or texts you every 12 seconds when she’s not around, and your phone is up next to the 1080p TV vibrating away.

            Let’s face it, almost EVERY device out there does Netflix now, and most TV’s now come with the ability to stream Netflix straight to them. It’s nice to have the ability to stream Netflix to your phone, and having the ability to mirror to HDMI is nice too, I just don’t see it being purchased and used for that reason. (see evltwn, I used it’s correctly… >.<)

          • Pennywise

            3G will be insufficient for HD Netflix streaming hence why it doesn’t make sense.  On the Bionic, with LTE yes, but not on the D3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.goldstone Jeremy Goldstone

      You don’t get Verizon trying to get their beak further wet with all these great services?

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    Wow.  With HDMI mirroring this is a pretty sweet deal.  I’m getting tired of 480p Netflix using the Wii.

    • Zach

      That’s why you use a PS3 or 360 and get 1080p :p

  • Mr.Joe

    Remember when Gorgeous SnapDragon was the envy of the mobile world?  Then Tegra 2.  Now it seems like TI OMAP4 is going to be very popular =^)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I bet the next Nexus is going to use an OMAP 4.

      • Mr.Joe

        Well I guess it’s gonna depend on who makes it.

        If it’s Samsung then we know it’s their stuff.  HTC would would use Gorgeous SnapDragon.

        Moto would for sure use OMAP.  Don’t know about LG or SE.  LG so far has been fancy to Gorgeous SnapDragon and Tegra 2.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

          LG has used OMAP 4 in the Optimus 3D and LG Thrill for AT&T.

          • Mr.Joe

            That’s great news!

  • http://twitter.com/wonderyak wonderyak

    If only it had 4G.

    • Koob33

      if only it did :/

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        I watch netflix for the tv series not the movies

    • Anonymous

      Might need it for 1080 if not on WiFi I would imagine.

      If only Netflix had decent movies available to stream.

      • Anonymous

        Correct typical Moto, giving you a little of something that = Nothing  No 4g and the device is yesterdays specs!!! 

        • Blackmagick20

          Yea…dual core is soooo 2000

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, dual core in a device like this is a crime, minus the 4g, it’s like
            looking at a 1969 Camaro Big Block Blown 700hp fuel injected for the street
            and then come to find out, the engine doesn’t come with it, just the rolling
            body w no interior. Good luck :P

          • Blackmagick20

            4G is a joke. I have the Thunderbolt and am forced to use it on wifi because of the battery issue. It’s kind of a funny thing…I prefer a phone that isn’t dead and will make phone calls, doesn’t randomly reset, and actually acquires a GPS lock in less than 20 minutes. Silly me for wanting a cell phone that works as…a phone!

          • Anonymous

            @Blackmagick20 Sounds like you have a phone issue, not a 4g issue. You might
            want to go back to your locak friendly Verizon store and replace that bad
            boy. Actually, the Tbolts are doing better i do know that some people are
            still having a problem, but for the most part the Tbolt is pretty fast and a
            good device.

            Several It guys have put there Tbolts up aginst other phones and the the
            Tbolt has kicked ass. I just fel that Moto is not delivering up to par
            versus some of the other OEM’s. Moto seems to think if you give them a
            little here and a little ther we can sell a device of off name only. The OG
            is an outstanding device and it’s 2 1/2 years old.

            This D3 will be forgatten about in 6 months after it comes out. The D1 is
            still going strong, slow but still a keeper. What has Moto done lately??
            give us a great phone that will have you talking and waving the Moto flag
            like the D1 did. Thats all I am saying.

          • Blackmagick20

            I’ve actually had my Tbolt replaced 3 times since release day. The biggest thing is that I hate a phone where the battery doesn’t work. Honestly…I work outside most of the day and need a phone that will do it’s job as a phone. I’ve been through 7 OG’s, 3 X’s, 3 D2’s, and 3 TB’s…maybe I just have awful luck, but I remember days when a phone was awesome because it was…a phone

          • Anonymous

            Damn man, Assurion must be hating your ass LMAO Damn what do you do wrestle
            cattle?? LOL

          • Blackmagick20

            Well…I’ve actually only had one TBolt replaced under warranty…that’s it. The rest were through Verizon. I would complain about the smallest little things when I paid for a new phone, but get sent a refurb. I was sent 2 OG’s that didn’t work directly out of the box and I even had a VZW rep open it and set it up in the store because I thought I was doing something wrong. And yes…I do live on a farm…but no livestock. Well played

          • Anonymous

            LOL nothing wrong with a farm at all.Nice to have all that land. I just hop
            the Bionic lives up to the hype. Too many problems from Moto lately and it’s
            like we all are starting to get accoustom to issues with devices lately
            becaus the OEM’s want to just throw the device out there and worry about
            quality later. And, oh by the way, the consumer is left with OTA’s updates
            to hopefully solve the problem.

            Seems like quality went down since the OG Just saying :)

          • Anonymous

            LOL nothing wrong with a farm at all.Nice to have all that land. I just hop
            the Bionic lives up to the hype. Too many problems from Moto lately and it’s
            like we all are starting to get accoustom to issues with devices lately
            becaus the OEM’s want to just throw the device out there and worry about
            quality later. And, oh by the way, the consumer is left with OTA’s updates
            to hopefully solve the problem.

            Seems like quality went down since the OG Just saying :)

          • Blackmagick20

            I would definitely have to agree there. I just love how that first OTA update for my Bolt actually made it function worse. You would think that SOMEONE out there for HTC would have to catch that…

          • Anonymous

            True :)

          • Anonymous

            Grow some balls, root your thunderbolt, and flash cyanogen. No random reboots, instant GPS lock, and, most importantly, absolutely amazing battery life.

          • James_Ever

            Not everyone wants to root and that’s not the remedy to every problem a device has. Grow some balls and come up the better solutions instead of the easy ones.

          • Blackmagick20

            I don’t want to root. I mean…don’t get me wrong…I think the ideal electronic device should make you do extra work to get it to function like it was originally intended. *rolls eyes* Rooting also wouldn’t make it magically squirt out a physical keyboard, either or fix that god awful notification led that’s under the speaker grille that can’t ever be seen unless you’re in a black hole

          • Blackmagick20

            I don’t want to root. I mean…don’t get me wrong…I think the ideal electronic device should make you do extra work to get it to function like it was originally intended. *rolls eyes* Rooting also wouldn’t make it magically squirt out a physical keyboard, either or fix that god awful notification led that’s under the speaker grille that can’t ever be seen unless you’re in a black hole

        • Coolcoolpuffs

          whats yesterday about it besides no 4g? just wanted to know because i plan on buying this.

          • Anonymous

            @Coolcoolpuffs If your living out somewhere with no 4g and not expected to
            get 4g for a while then this device is for you I guess. I would wait for the
            confirmation of the specs. If there is 512mb of Ram then forget it. The OG
            Droid deserves a beast not a so so I’ll settle for this device just because
            it’s out. The Bionic is coming out wait and see before you jump on the
            bandwagon

        • Joshua Peters

          The one thing Apple does well is sell an experience, not a product. This is something google needs to have developers do. Not focus on the specs, but the experience the phone will bring.
          I am eligible for my early upgrade this month…but I am holding off until the fall to see what devices come out. I do not like getting first gen phones. 

          • Anonymous

            Josh, i hear you, but it’s not Googles fault, it’s the OEM’s developing the
            devices and only giving us a device that is not full 100% Google exeperince.
            The OEM’s wrap thier bloatware and only give us the functionailty that they
            want a peticular device to have.

            Example: If Moto took the D3 and gave it a 4 or 4.5 inch screen Super
            Amoled, 1gig or more Ram, all of the other basic features HDMI front camera
            etc… 4glte Dual or Quad Core procesor 1.5 or higher great battery life
            the option of Pure Google or the bloatware with the latest tech. They can
            and would have a hit. Just think about it, the OEM’s are stringing us along
            to profit off each device and giving us a crumb here and there.

            Yes, new technology is always going to come out, but why not give us a
            device that is packed with everything and will last for more than 6 months.
            The OG fits this catagory!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Josh, i hear you, but it’s not Googles fault, it’s the OEM’s developing the
            devices and only giving us a device that is not full 100% Google exeperince.
            The OEM’s wrap thier bloatware and only give us the functionailty that they
            want a peticular device to have.

            Example: If Moto took the D3 and gave it a 4 or 4.5 inch screen Super
            Amoled, 1gig or more Ram, all of the other basic features HDMI front camera
            etc… 4glte Dual or Quad Core procesor 1.5 or higher great battery life
            the option of Pure Google or the bloatware with the latest tech. They can
            and would have a hit. Just think about it, the OEM’s are stringing us along
            to profit off each device and giving us a crumb here and there.

            Yes, new technology is always going to come out, but why not give us a
            device that is packed with everything and will last for more than 6 months.
            The OG fits this catagory!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/jeremyjenk jeremy jenkins

      Exactly, why even bother.

    • Jonathan Carnesciali

      no 4g no decent streaming