I installed a bunch of JB themes on my iPhone some time ago, and they were pretty awful. Even those were heavily mitigated by certain design constraints, though.
Sounds a bit like the pebble Kin, which was actually a cool design. (Pity about the software though.)
@weissn001: Yeah, that's basically what's happening. Plus, at a certain point adding new cells and repeaters stops helping. Too much noise.
@FlyingAvocado: On T-Mo, Sprint and AT&T, I've experienced this in a suburban setting. Always during some kind of high-usage event, like a snowstorm, or Xmas day. So I guess breathing?
@TheCrudMan: Yeah, it's silly how much coverage quality seems to vary. When I'm in NY on AT&T—or really just a few neighborhoods in NYC—I get nostalgic for the days when I was using T-Mobile.
@mr.ascii: Definitely possible, but I just wanted to cover a few scenarios here. More commonly, dropping is probably a coverage gap/phone fault issue.
Oh God, what SHOULD I do tomorrow?
@Soule: nah, new and old are actually different. some older chargers don't really charge newer MBPs, or at least do so slowly.
@jdale: I was actually worried that we'd missed something in our original article, given the pure amount of RED I saw when I opened this post.
@deux_ex_machina: Fair point, and snarking on grammar/spelling/formatting doesn't really get us anywhere. (Except, well, laughing.) Also, I don't really think he has any malice. As we said in the original piece, we didn't want to—or rather, couldn't—ascribe motives.
@ikbestani: I especially like the inclusion of Digg. It's sort of like how Peep lists Joomla and its law firm on the "Partners" page.
@minjin: This kind of thing happens, and almost anyone who writes about tech is occasionally guilty. I know I've been.
@joxman: Thanks for the input. Is this kind of thing fairly common? (Latching onto CES without officially exhibiting, I mean.)