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We’re gradually updating our mobile app efforts. First out of the gate is this beauty for Windows Phone 7. El Reg news rolls on Windows Phone It’s a jazzy little number in a sleek black outfit delivering you all of our content from the convenience of your Win 7 phone. And it's completely free. Before you ask, yes. We did …

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At last

A reason to get a phone that costs more than £15.

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THIS IS ONE OF LITERALLY MILLIONS OF REASONS TO BUY WINDOWS PHONES THEY PROVIDE THE RELIABILITY AND SECURITY THAT APPLE AND ANDROID OBNLY DREAM ABOUT GOD BLESS STEVE BALLMER

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@Big Dumb guy 555

Do you post comments as a challenge for the rest of us to work out which puntuation is missing and which words you have spelled incorrectly?

Good job if you do, there's usually enough childish mistakes to keep us going for a while.

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What I wan to know is what happened between June last year and early April this year that caused his caps lock key to stick down. There's a gap in his posting history (which actually includes two moderator deleted posts).

He's been registered since 2010, but up until April this year had only entered a handful of comments. Since then, something has woken him up, and caused him to SHOUT about everything he's commented on.

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I LIKE WHAT YOU SAY AND WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSLETTER

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Yes this is great news, and the announcement went down a storm at this years WP7 global user convention held in the phone box by the gents at Clapham Common south entrance. The fragrance from the adjoining building matched its user experience perfectly, and there was even talk of holding next years somewhere its user wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with it in public.

A round of applause greeted the announcement of the name given to this great partnership too, coined elsewhere in this forum actually - "NoWin".

Yes, "Browsing El Reg on the NoWin Loser 800" is a worthy endeavour indeed.

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Figuratively

> LITERALLY MILLIONS

That word LITERALLY doesn't mean what you think it means. If you can come up with a list of a hundred good reasons I'd be literally astonished.

Oh sh*t, I just responded to the troll, who's clearly on a downvote crusade, so at least I don't give it the satisfaction of bunging it one.

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But sadly it crap in the iPad, but great on the feed on androids UK and Worls News

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RE: "Do you post comments as a challenge....?"

He posts because he thinks he's being funny and he enjoys the attention and thrill of being known to lots of users on the forums. He reminds me of my first job where some unknown non entity used to scrawl the most idiotic comments on the toilet cubicle walls. he did it until someone caught him at it and actually quit his job, which wasn't worth having in the first place, because everyone kept laughing AT him rather than with him. True wit is a very rare thing. Big dumb guy doesn't have it.

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I suspect the explanation for the Big Dumb One involves some form of (possibly alien) brain parasite. Though more traditional types of zombiefication can't be ruled out.

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* Tumbleweed... *

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Got it yesterday.

Looks good, works well.

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At last

The high percentage scores Win Phones have been getting in El Reg reviews are finally justified.

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About bloody time!!!

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Wonder how long

Before somone points out that theres no such dthing as Windows 7 Mobile, but rather that is called Windows Phone 7 ( or Windows Phone 7.5 for the later ones)

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Re: Wonder how long

Why would we wanna do that?

El Reg correctly wrote: "First out of the gate is this beauty for Windows Phone 7."

I only wondered what I can expect with: "We’re gradually updating our mobile app efforts."

Does that mean iOS, Android and WP7 only? Or would these efforts also cover the more common platform Symbian and perhaps go a little further with Harmattan, Bada & Brew as well. To span the whole spectrum.

That would be a truly worthwhile effort and command respect from the tech-community.

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Web site apps

Are the spawn of the devil.

Any smartphone not capable of displaying nothing else but the full "El Reg" site doesn't deserve to be bought used nor the right to be called smart.

Mine is the Samsung note in the pocket of my coat.

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Re: Web site apps

I disagree. While I do use full websites on my phone (HTC One X), I prefer it when an app is available which formats it so I don't have to keep pinching and zooming.

Really enjoying using Google currents right now, and the BBC news app is very nice too.

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Re: Web site apps

Or you could use the mobile site...

http://m.theregister.co.uk/

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http://m. is a bad solution, but it's better than redirecting to the mobile homepage and leaving your mobile visitors to try to navigate to the page they were linked to, which some sites still do. The best solution is to have the site redraw itself based on the device accessing the page; Wordpress is a good example. The Reg feeds all point to the desktop site, which is a pain when using Google Reader on a phone.

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"The Reg feeds all point to the desktop site, which is a pain when using Google Reader on a phone."

And even more when you're reading the neighbours computer screen using your binoculars.

Can I please subscribe to the printed edition.

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Seriously? Windows 7 mobile? Its WP7 damnit!

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.. reminds me of WP51

That's C:\WP51>

(WordPerfect 5.1 - a word processor for DOS back in the '80s/'90s)

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@Michael

And amazingly enough WP51 can also run on WP7.

...If someone cared to port it. Which I doubt anyone will do because the confusion would be catastrophic (but funny!) :-)

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Great Move Reg !

It's going to increase the circulation by six people, fantastic.

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Yes, but look at it from those 6 people's point of view. They've chosen WP7 and so need as much access to technology news as they can get.

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Oh, what was that?? Oh yes!

REEKS OF TROLL!!!

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Obviously (pun intended) we have a wp7 buyer here who is a little hurt by the truth

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"Yes, but look at it from those 6 people's point of view. They've chosen WP7 and so need as much access to technology news as they can get."

Okay. Offensive and inaccurate. But admittedly funny.

(Lumia 710 owner)

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Obviously!, are you actually for real? Do you actually have the chutzpah to call someone else a troll? You really need a recto-cranial extraction procedure.

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Got it...

I got it yesterday, or the day before, something like that... I find it pretty good, although it can be a little bit stuttery where IE isn't - on an HTC Trophy. The comments, though are a bit odd, in that you've got to open each comment to see its replies, then each reply to see its replies. It would have been nicer to have all replies and sub-replies to open when you expand an initial comment. Other than that, pretty good, I am using it more than the m.theregister.co.uk...

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Hopefully the Android one will be much improved.

Because at the minute it is proper shite.

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Re: Hopefully the Android one will be much improved.

What? There an android one???

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Yes it will be.

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Re: Hopefully the Android one will be much improved.

I hope it will use Intents for sharing.

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Re: Hopefully the Android one will be much improved.

actually I think its more like half assed shite

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have you upgraded your favourite son yet (iOS5)?

I deleted it a bit ago because it was retarded by displaying no comments and not refreshing stories.

Have these issues been fixed yet?

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The one you refer to is "The Register UK Reader" and it is indeed a pile of shite. This one is just "The Register".

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Re: have you upgraded your favourite son yet (iOS5)?

Not fixed, no. But updating soon.

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Re: have you upgraded your favourite son yet (iOS5)?

Windows Phone first (1% market share) then do the other ones. That is the most important.

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cough cough splutter...

Where is the PalmOS version ...

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Thank you el reg :)

It's nice to not be left out as a windows phone user.

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You know it's probably cos micros~1 bunged them cash? No one would update the Windows Phone app first otherwise.

It's very interesting, I've been in a few ages and asked them why on earth they are releasing Windows Phone apps when it has such small market share. They all replied that Microsoft paid for it!

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App of the week?

Quite possibly. But that's more a reflection on the number of apps being released each week on Windows phones, which I suspect to be one per week.

I know, I'm going. :-)

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not sure if it's still the case

but WP7 marketplace was growing at a faster pace than android when it first came out

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Because going from 1 app to 2 apps is a 100% increase. But I fess up: I do have 8 apps in the windows phone marketplace

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Symbian version?

Well someone's got to say it.

You could at least use Nokia's App Wizard to do something with RSS.

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to Dan 55:

Thanks for suppying that appwizard-site.

I've whipped up an El Reg rss-app for Symbian through that site. It's quite fun to do.

http://appwizard.nokia.com/get.jsp?pp=82d981

Currently only 4 feeds are possible so I got

-Headlines

-Hardware

-Software

-Odds and Sods

I dunno if El Reg staff would mind.

I noticed that appwizard-apps don't like landscape mode (as it sometimes doesn't reflow the contents when you flip the phone). I also had to trace/redraw the logo to create a nice icon. I used the basis o/t old black logo. So I have an approximation of the current logo (it's a mix o/t old black and new red one but in red).

Amazing stuff that Appwizard-thing. I literally whipped it up in minutes. Very nice, clean and simple. I could perhaps do similar one for AnandTech or Tom's hardware.

El Reg team could probably whip up something better but this is a start. In fact if anyone from the El Reg team wants it. Then I'm happy to provide the wgz-file. I've also submitted it to Nokia Store. If they allow it the you should be able to get it for free through the Nokia Store too.

Thanks for pointing out appwizard.nokia.com

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