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Poll of the Day: “Venue or Venue Pro”. #polloftheday

We’ve already seen the Dell Venue Pro in the U.S. Unfortunately, actually getting one in hand is a tough ordeal at the moment due to numerous manufacturing issues according to Dell. Though Dell has said that Venue Pros should start rolling into customers’ hands within the next week or two.

Across the pond in China, however, a Dell Venue sans keyboard and running Android is coming to market offering quite startling difference. As far as looks go, it is nearly identical to the keyboard-packing Venue Pro. Software-wise however, it doesn’t get much more different than Windows Phone 7 vs. Android.

The two phones are very different yet sorta-kinda the same. What would you choose given the choice: The Windows Phone 7-powered Dell Venue Pro + slide out qwerty keyboard or the Android-packin’ Venue sans keyboard?

Poll of the Day “New Facebook”: Results

Looks like Facebook’s new re-design isn’t as popular or well received as California-based Facebook would hope. In our very unscientific poll, 50% (29) of the 58 respondents voted “No” — that they do not like the Facebook re-design. Meanwhile, 33% (19 votes) of people who voted don’t have any problem it seems. Finally, 17% (10 votes) of respondents said that while they don’t necessarily like the new Facebook now, it could grow on them over time.

The results are interesting because a visual person myself, I love the new redesign. Less text and white space is a plus in my book. Apparently the masses feel differently. Anyone care to chime in with their thoughts?

Poll of the Day: Do You Like the New Facebook Profile Re-design? #facebook

While the new Facebook profile design isn’t set to be revealed until later tonight, interested and eager Facebook junkies can get it now. With that said, for those who have already taken the plunge, what do you think? Is the push to remove endless rows of links and replacing them with pictures too much? Cast your vote in the sidebar now and let us know what you think!

Poll of the Day: Xbox Modding [Results]


Should Xbox modding be considered illegal? It’s a hot topic in recent years with Xbox hardware modding slowly but steadily increasing. While there is always a chance for piracy, home brew apps in particular are but one legitimate reason to crack open your Xbox. And with that in mind, it appears that a majority of respondents feel the same, according to 69% (20 votes) whom voted that it wasn’t in fact illegal to mod your Xbox. 17% (5 votes) were on the fence, stating that it depends on what the modded Xbox is used for, while 14% (4 votes) said it was illegal outright.

I’m interested to hear specifically from those who said it was illegal. What is your rationale and ideology behind your decision? I’m not trying to knock anyone down, merely strike up conversation.

Poll of the Day. Xbox Modding: Illegal or Legal? #xbox

How about a controversial subject for today’s “Poll of the Day”. While I personally don’t feel once money has exchanged hands, a manufacturer’s ability to tell you how to use your device and what to do with it effectively vanishes. But in true social butterfly fashion, we’d love to hear what you think.

We’ll keep it simple: Do you think modding Xbox hardware/software is illegal? Cast your vote in the sidebar now!

Poll of the Day: Results.


Another day, another poll. This latest one dealt with the ongoing 3D craze…or lack thereof. While manufacturers are throwing “3D” lettering into everything that they can, the public’s reaction has yet to really be understood. From our small polling pool however, we can see that perhaps 3D isn’t as big of a deal with the general public as manufacturers would like us to believe.

Out of 21 respondents, 86% (18 votes — “2D” and “I’m a 2D boy/girl living in a 3D world” are effectively the same answer — “no”), said replied that they hadn’t yet given into the 3D craze. Meanwhile, 14% (3 votes) did. If we could scale up to a larger scale, it would be a pretty somber pill for electronics manufacturers to swallow given the hundreds of millions of dollars thrown into 3D technology so far.

Personally, I’m waiting for holographic TV’s. Until then, “3D” is nothing more than a gimmicky marketing ploy.

Poll of the Day: Have You Bought Into the 3D Craze Yet?

For today’s (and honestly, the next day or two) poll, we’re looking at 3D. Back at CES 2010 in early January, 3D was the hot ticket item. Every TV manufacturer and countless smaller companies had some sort of 3D device or service on display. How much we see of said technology at CES 2011 coming up in a mere month will be a good indicator of how well the market has accepted this 3rd dimension. Personally, I haven’t bought into it yet. From the products that I’ve seen and tested, I came away with the overall consensus that it isn’t that great and instead, more of a marketing gimmick. But I’d love to hear what you have to say.

So take a second today to head on over to the top right of the sidebar and cast your vote!

Poll of the Day: Subsidized or Non-subsidized iPads — Results. #ipad #ios


Looks like my munch was right — GS readers would rather spend the money up front when paying for an iPad in order to avoid any type of contract with a carrier. Can’t say we blame them. If you’ve already got a cellphone or smartphone plan in particular, why get tied down with yet another one? On that note, a full 53% of GS readers say they’d rather pay the full asking price for an iPad and skip the 2-year ordeal. Meanwhile, a single, paltry vote (5% of the 19 total votes) accounted for subsidized iPads. I’m not trying to knock subsidized iPads. People who can’t put that much down up front suddenly have a means of affording one of the hottest tablets to ever be released, and overall a great piece of gadgetry. But for most of us, the no commitment option is A-OK.

Finally, it appears that 42% of people aren’t all that warm to the iPad, choosing the “What’s this iPad you speak of” option.

Poll of the Day: Subsidized iPads. #ipad #tablet

Out with the old and in with the new as the saying goes. Forget Black Friday. That’s old news. Subsidized iPads are new news, however. Over the last couple of days, we’ve seen Orange UK voice plans to subsidize iPads. Three UK has stated similar plans. In the short-term it means cheaper upfront costs for iPads. Granted, you’ll end up paying for it (and then some) over 1-3 years. But that’s hardly in the forefront of your mind when you’re actually holding the latest and greatest shiny toy in your hands. You want instant fulfillment damnit.

So what’s your vote: Non-subsidized, contract-free iPad or cheaper (up front) subsidized iPadn chaining you to a carrier for 1-3 years? Cast your vote in the sidebar now!