Changing things up a little bit this week. We — as in myself and the other Mobile Nations editors — are in Miami this week for our annual meet-up, wherein we work on long-term strategies for the next year or so. We might even do half of what we come up with.

But more important, it's a chance for us to look each other in the eye and remind ourselves that we're damned lucky to be able to this for a living. So, from all of us to all of you — thanks for reading. Thanks for giving us a hard time when you think we're wrong, and for giving us a chance when we think we know better.

You're a much a part of this little website — and all the Mobile Nations sites — as anyone here.

 
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ne0ne says:

Nice

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BB_Bmore says:

Points earned!

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ne0ne says:

You guys rock. If you ever need anyone out in CA let Me know :)

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anthonok says:

BS we all know this is just suicide watch for Kevin.

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Ry says:

INTERVENTION

Lol.

ne0ne says:

Yes. That's what happens when you spend 1500 on an iPhone ! android intervention specialists come to the rescue ... Lol

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codiusprime says:

Well, played. Much better than my clumsy joke further down.

Ry says:

So who's doing to make an animated GIF of Derek Kessler :17 to :24?

purplekiss23 says:

Lmao i had to go back and look at it.

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The eyebrow raise at the end...

MERCDROID says:

... Is Amazing.

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Ry says:

This. Is. Awesome.

For the next year----> Drink more & enjoy the beach!

codiusprime says:

Aw, that was nice of you guys to include the Kevin, kind of a send off I guess since he probably won't be there next year.*

*I'm joking here guys, of course.

:)

codiusprime says:

It was clumsy and kind of dumb, you deserve better Kevin.

You do realize he's their boss right? Lol

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CANNONBALL! (See the Nickinson Bomb doing the rounds on the YouTubes)

codiusprime says:

That was a world class splash Phil, 8.5/10

Jacques says:

LOL! Glad to see you all are having fun!

rudyy50 says:

Pay me, and I'll copy edit your stuff.

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Sure thing. But first take the comma out of that sentence. :)

codiusprime says:

HA

ne0ne says:

HAHa. Phil you rock.

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Lmao hahahahahaha epic

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Rehzonance says:

LoL

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tall_geek says:

It would be great to see all you guys doing a regular podcast to argue, I mean have an adult discussion about everything that's going on in all the mobile lands.

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closers7 says:

That would actually be pretty cool. You guys are always so nice to each other when you discuss the different platforms. I'd love to see you guys discuss & debate the virtues & weaknesses of your specific platform. & don't be so cordial about it!

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Ry says:

..they're probably "cordial" because it's not that serious. Each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Exactly! Let the platform wars die.

tall_geek says:

I wasn't actually thinking about the standard platform wars chat, there's far to many of them. More on the lines of how new services and apps effect each platform and the uses. Also on how brand strategies and developments help push the industry forward for all.

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Ry says:

See Talk Mobile 2013.

wickets says:

enjoy the beach!

Glenn Correa says:

You're the best, guys! Keep it that way :)

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mqguitar says:

Can I grab some Beers with you guys?! I live in miami myself!

Since you are all together... Any word on when the BBM rollout might start again?

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NoNexus says:

Half past lolololol

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Jlav78 says:

Couple of years if we're lucky

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NoNexus says:

The only suggestion that I could possibly come up with for you fine gentlemen is that most of you seem way to slanted towards the Nexus. It is a class of its own. Just like the Note.

Comparing a nexus to a skinned device is apples to crab apples.

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Your AC account name is pretty self explanatory on why you writing such remark. I pity you

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NoNexus says:

Why? what in my comment would make you pity me? The lack of "a" in my name? I made an honest comment and you Nexus fanbois are on it.

Thanks for proving the point

Paul627g says:

Think that party rock's? Wait until you see the Mobile Nations moderators get together and party!

Paul627g
AC Forums Moderator

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teejay69 says:

Ok since you're in the neighborhood why don't one of you stop in Orlando to help me put Android on my Touchpad?

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jackwagon06 says:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oepDGvIyXxk Derek's write up is still available from back when my pre was still the best phone around, just google it

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teejay69 says:

PS why don't you guys give some discussion to giving the Hisense Sero Pro a forum of its own! It's the most under appreciated tablet out there and deserves some loving!

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NFLPLAYBOOK says:

Great stuff guys. I hope you're having a blast. And thank you for Talk Mobile Nations it was such a refreshing change.

hmmm says:

Looks like the sun will be good for all of you...

Hey I've been enjoying Talk Mobile immensely, nice to see you all are hanging out together discussing real issues.

One of the main reasons I like the show is just seeing how all platforms can coexist and help each other improve.

Just let Kevin know he got me through some really rough times in my BlackBerry days, and I'll always be appreciative and wish him continued success.

Thanks berrydroidapple. You make feel like I should evolve to become iCrackBerryKevinPhone+  :)

iShills... be gone...

MERCDROID says:

You're joking, right?

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Really now says:

"You're a much a part of this little website — and all the Mobile Nations sites — as anyone here."
That being the case can I have a raise? :)

Hargoth says:

Hey Phil,

Get a "HP Slate 21" in for review please! I have need for two of these and would appreciate a review. I noticed them on sale and shipping today.

Thanks!

Everyday like a mardi gras.
Everybody party all day.
No work all play, okay

Deke218 says:

"You're a much a part of this little website — and all the Mobile Nations sites — as anyone here."

Really? Thanks for the invite! You heard that fellas! Phil said to come on down!

Update: Just watched the video... Why do I get the feeling this might turn into The Hangover Part 4?

Why does LMFAO "I'm in Miami Trick" come to mind?

Enjoy the time. It's a great time to be down there.

dplane says:

Time to find Kevin a new job me thinks. Convert him to Android please.
Crackberry is the site that got me truly hooked on smartphones.

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tostler says:

What you guys need is roving reports from a "cranky old guy" who still can't grasp the notion of having even one Facebook follower. Neither Derek or Kevin qualify, but I'm told that I'd be perfect for the job.

My only suggestion for the site would be (more) manual moderation of the blog comments. Some of the platform hate I'm seeing reminds me of BGR ... And not in a good way.

The Passport system is great but it also has the side effect of making it a whole lot easier to troll the other sites.

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