Elon Musk says he'll build his own smartphone if Apple and Google ban Twitter

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 3,932   +6,923
It's quite the contrary, the market is completely saturated, and actually shrinking, there's absolutely no room for another player.
Maybe in parts of the world where the 17 chinese brands work, here in the Us you have the choice of samsung, motorola, or apple. HTC is useless, LG is gone, BLU is gone, HUWAEI is banned. And of those phones, we only get a handful of what samsung makes, same with motorola. We get their cheap junk, and their flagships, but not much in the middle. Brands like xaiomi are grey market and dont have full US band support, for the likes of verizon and ATT their phones will not work, period.

In the more sensible $400-700 high range market and in the $200-300 market there is a sore lack of competition.
I'd really like Microsoft to sell him the rights to Windows Phone. Could he make it work or would Musk strangle it even further.
Windows Phone's biggest issue was nothing to do with the OS itself and everything to do with MS's utter inability to follow its own updating rules, constantly alienating their customer base. If anyone but MS had it it could have stood a decent chance of still existing as an alternative.
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 1,083   +1,968
Maybe in parts of the world where the 17 chinese brands work, here in the Us you have the choice of samsung, motorola, or apple. HTC is useless, LG is gone, BLU is gone, HUWAEI is banned. And of those phones, we only get a handful of what samsung makes, same with motorola. We get their cheap junk, and their flagships, but not much in the middle. Brands like xaiomi are grey market and dont have full US band support, for the likes of verizon and ATT their phones will not work, period.

In the more sensible $400-700 high range market and in the $200-300 market there is a sore lack of competition.

Windows Phone's biggest issue was nothing to do with the OS itself and everything to do with MS's utter inability to follow its own updating rules, constantly alienating their customer base. If anyone but MS had it it could have stood a decent chance of still existing as an alternative.
I knew a couple of guys that had Windows phones when they were out and they actually really liked them. They were bummed when MS stepped away from the phone business.
 

nismo91

Posts: 1,280   +324
Maybe in parts of the world where the 17 chinese brands work, here in the Us you have the choice of samsung, motorola, or apple. HTC is useless, LG is gone, BLU is gone, HUWAEI is banned. And of those phones, we only get a handful of what samsung makes, same with motorola. We get their cheap junk, and their flagships, but not much in the middle. Brands like xaiomi are grey market and dont have full US band support, for the likes of verizon and ATT their phones will not work, period.

In the more sensible $400-700 high range market and in the $200-300 market there is a sore lack of competition.

Windows Phone's biggest issue was nothing to do with the OS itself and everything to do with MS's utter inability to follow its own updating rules, constantly alienating their customer base. If anyone but MS had it it could have stood a decent chance of still existing as an alternative.

that's right. in other parts of the world, if you want a proper android, it's either samsung or all the other chinese companies. motorola and sony don't came officially in too many regions, nokia simply don't have good offering above $500.

I kinda wish Elon would somehow make a phone in collab with LG Mobile (sure he already had some connections with LG for the batteries), so then maybe there's a chance we'll see LG mobile again somehow. he could've revived the buried LG Rollable phone, slap his name at the back of the phone and put it on the market before samsung and the others follow suit. or maybe he could make LG Wing 2.0 or something else. that way there's a chance I'll get my hands on a normal LG phone again.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 8,400   +7,820
lol...
Elon should have stayed a democrat then this list would have been something like....
1) Well made
2) Reliable
3) Reasonably priced
4) Practical
5) More than a fashion statement
6) Made by a genius!

It's interesting how once he stared speaking out about free speech and voting republican everyone started trashing him. Before it was all about how he was helping the environment and progress. Now he's just the devil. Funny how that works.
Myself, and others on TS, have been trashing Elon for years (well before he pretended to become a republican) - because he has never invented anything. It's all Elon's window dressing.

Regardless of political association, if anyone thinks Elon delivers anything but crap and a lot of hot air, I suggest that they look for another personal BS detector. Example, Elon said he would be sending people to Mars by now. Where's that? Elon is nowhere near sending anyone to Mars in this universe or any other. Elon just likes to pass meaningless gas out his various orificies because people, unwisely, believe him and he gets attention in the press. He's a fitting leader for the useless internet machine called Twitter, IMO.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 8,400   +7,820
that's right. in other parts of the world, if you want a proper android, it's either samsung or all the other chinese companies. motorola and sony don't came officially in too many regions, nokia simply don't have good offering above $500.

I kinda wish Elon would somehow make a phone in collab with LG Mobile (sure he already had some connections with LG for the batteries), so then maybe there's a chance we'll see LG mobile again somehow. he could've revived the buried LG Rollable phone, slap his name at the back of the phone and put it on the market before samsung and the others follow suit. or maybe he could make LG Wing 2.0 or something else. that way there's a chance I'll get my hands on a normal LG phone again.
IMO, what you are suggesting is akin to all the content providers starting their own streaming services because "streaming is a fad" and they will rake in all kinds of money from jumping on the fad bandwagon. That is not working out well for them.

Elon is a fad who is striking out in any direction he can in a misguided attempt to remain relevant, IMO.
 

ZedRM

Posts: 1,403   +977
If it's anything llike tesla cars, it would be:
1) Poorly made
2) Unreliable
3) Ridiculously overpriced
4) Impractical
5) Nothing more than a fashion statement
6) Subject to the whims of an egotistical maniac
You just described everything Apple makes.
 

Pensiveclown

Posts: 38   +39
Why? No one knows what that phone would be. What if it blew Apple and google out of the water?
Why would you call someone a "twit" for buying a phone before you knew the quality of said phone?
No logic in that view.
If its made by elon, it would have quality control issues, be overpriced, have awful software, and be constantly subject to the whims of Elon Musk the Great.
You just described everything Apple makes.
I agree completely. I'm a massive Apple hater, and will never own an apple product. Overpriced and nothing more than a popularity statement, especially for their computers. Androids and PCs are far superior.
Maybe in parts of the world where the 17 chinese brands work, here in the Us you have the choice of samsung, motorola, or apple. HTC is useless, LG is gone, BLU is gone, HUWAEI is banned. And of those phones, we only get a handful of what samsung makes, same with motorola. We get their cheap junk, and their flagships, but not much in the middle. Brands like xaiomi are grey market and dont have full US band support, for the likes of verizon and ATT their phones will not work, period.

In the more sensible $400-700 high range market and in the $200-300 market there is a sore lack of competition.

Windows Phone's biggest issue was nothing to do with the OS itself and everything to do with MS's utter inability to follow its own updating rules, constantly alienating their customer base. If anyone but MS had it it could have stood a decent chance of still existing as an alternative.
Thanks to the BRILLIANT US government for preventing/making difficult the sale of devices from China.
lol...
Elon should have stayed a democrat then this list would have been something like....
1) Well made
2) Reliable
3) Reasonably priced
4) Practical
5) More than a fashion statement
6) Made by a genius!

It's interesting how once he stared speaking out about free speech and voting republican everyone started trashing him. Before it was all about how he was helping the environment and progress. Now he's just the devil. Funny how that works.
I hate the democrats. Corrupt and too moderate. And I've always hated Musk. And Elon Musk has never been about anything other than money and you would have to be stupid not to see that.
 

Ohnooze

Posts: 439   +812
If its made by elon, it would have quality control issues, be overpriced, have awful software, and be constantly subject to the whims of Elon Musk the Great.

I hate the democrats. Corrupt and too moderate. And I've always hated Musk. And Elon Musk has never been about anything other than money and you would have to be stupid not to see that.
Elon would just be funding it not building it himself. There is no way to know how it would end up.

My point was not that Elon was so awesome...I actually don't know much about him. I was more pointing out the change of view on him since he spoke out about free speech.
 

Pensiveclown

Posts: 38   +39
Elon would just be funding it not building it himself. There is no way to know how it would end up.

My point was not that Elon was so awesome...I actually don't know much about him. I was more pointing out the change of view on him since he spoke out about free speech.
Anything funded by Elon is controlled by Elon and subject to the will of Elon and nobody else.
And allowing deliberate misinformation is different from free speech.
 

Ohnooze

Posts: 439   +812
Anything funded by Elon is controlled by Elon and subject to the will of Elon and nobody else.
And allowing deliberate misinformation is different from free speech.
Yeah misinformation is always a possibility but then not allowing true stories to be posted or talked about for political reasons isn't much different.
 

Ohnooze

Posts: 439   +812
I just would like to point out that Musk gave kanye west a ben yesterday for posting photo of the Star of David merged with the swastika....or something along those line.

So to all you guys crying that Musk was going to allow a bunch of racist nonsense you are wrong. It should have been obvious that there would still be limits on how much of a dbag you could be but some of you have the religion of SJW and are so extreme you can't see past it.

It's not that anything will be allowed but more about allowing free thought and ideas. Logic is applied here....for example some people think not using preferred pronouns is violence. Only crazies believe that and you can not expect to force everyone to be controlled by that kind of dumb logic.