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Vodafone Fakes A Stolen Xperia Play Shipment….What The Hell, Vodafone?!

Earlier today, reports came flying in that Vodafone New Zealand was the poor, poor victim of a Hollywood movie plot. Their entire shipment of Xperia Play devices were stolen. They even have footage of the theft! That is to say, “footage where runs around a store (?) and….that’s pretty much it”. To be fair to Vodafone, it does look like the guy was wearing a black hoodie and there were green lines on the footage, so the only reasonable assumption is that all the Xperia Plays in New Zealand were stolen.

Except, it turns out it was just a joke! Haha! Fooled you good, huh? See at first you were thinking, “Wow, there’s not really much of interest in tech news today, just a bunch of boring crap,” but then you read an article about how some phones in some country you’re not in got stolen and you were still bored, but now! Now you just think Vodafone is a douchey company, or possibly really bad at practical jokes! Hahaha! What a good one. Hilarious!

Said Sony, the manufacturer of the Xperia Play, to Vodafone on the matter:

Dude! We’ve been working our asses off to fix this PSN issue! WTF are you thinking pulling a stunt like this? Scare us half to death, freak out the shareholders! What the hell?! You get on the line with whatever kiwi news outlets down there you people deal with and straighten this crap out before the market opens tomorrow morning!

Vodafone slept on the couch.

[via Engadget]

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T-Mobile Is The Enemy Of Nerds Everywhere

The phone pictured to the left? That is the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G. Four. Gee. How many Gees? Four. What are there four of? The Gees. Four.

Gee.

Of course, what those Gee’s mean is anybody’s guess. 4th generation of something? Sure I guess so. I mean, HSDPA+ is, technically an iteration of the more common-place HSPA technology that T-Mobile uses for their 3G data. And yes, HSDPA+ is faster. And yes it does have twowhole extra characters! One letter and one symbol. Seriously. That plus? That’s like adding flames to the front of your car.
Is it 4G? Eh. Who cares? Well, nerds for one. “Well, techniiiically, it’s only a 3.5G tech, because it’s theoretical bandwidth isn’t as high as WiMax and especially not LTE.”
Let me tell ya’, there’s few things as attractive, in marketing as “3.5G”. Mm-mm. Nope. I mean, remember what I told you about symbols? The point in three-point-five? That’s kind of a symbol! And that means awesome. Plus 3.5G has an extra number. Not sure why they’re not calling it 3.5G to be honest. But I guess they felt simpler is better.
“But it’s imprecise! It’s only going to cause user confusion in the long-term!”
Shut up nerd.