145 posts • joined Thursday 27th September 2007 09:47 GMT
Re: Good Stuff
I've seen that Archos too but as anyone who has ever bought any Archos product will tell you. "they're Crap".
You won't get any update and or support and don't even think about calling their customer service if you manage to avoid the lunch hours.
It's very French
"customer-centric approach we take to our products"
Since when does Microsoft has a customer centric approach?
Inflicting Windows8 on people was anything but customer centric, and for that too, we want an apology btw.
I couldn't agree more.
GMA actually stands for Games, My Ass.
Expected sales numbers?
If there is a correlation between the size of a tablet and the sales numbers then Microsoft could be onto something.
10.6 inch = 4 tablets sold
7 inch= 4*(7/10.6) = 2.64 tablets sold
That's like a 50% increase in sales. Not bad.
What?? Stupid idea, I know but it's almost Friday and I need to start training.
Re: Cheapest place is Tesco
I didn't say that Market couldn't be turned around, I said that WindowsPhone failed to do so.
WindowsMobile always had far more marketshare than WindowsPhone ever reached.
We're now into the third year of the platform and they're still at 2% marketshare worldwide with no instagram or BBC iPlayer app in sight.
That's what is known as a failure.
Regarding FirefoxOS, it is pushed by Operators as well as manufacturers, meaning it will succeed where others BB or WP have failed.
The operators have no interest in pushing a platform which they can't control or modify, and developers don't want to learn new tools and language to develop Apps. (especially for one with 2% market share)
Btw, your Apple Market share comment is totally irrelevant.
One buys a computer every 5 years versus a 2 years upgrade cycle on phones.
Besides there is no operator and or subsidize to consider when looking at PCs.
Cheapest place is Tesco
The Nokia 510 is available on Tesco Mobile for 80 pounds. Ok it's locked but Tesco Mobile is a decent network.
Personally, I prefer to wait for the new Nokia Asha range. They will be even cheaper and built just as well.
There are 130,000 on the Nokia S40 platform and the battery lasts for 5 days.
Windows8phone has failed to get any traction in the market place (yes I know about Poland and Ukraine), and those devices are too little, too late, whatever the price of the handset, and/or the amount of advertising money and/or product placement they throw at it.
Firefox OS will probably be the nail in MS Phone coffin.
They can't stop copying Apple
Now they even miss the ANALysts expectations...
Re: Fingers crossed...
Not uniquely Arabic but mainly Islamic. The Norks are Buddhists, we'll be fine
The cost doesn't matter
There is something really awe inspiring about those "crazy idea" types building.
It's only private money being used here, no taxpayer was hurt during the build, and it's not like Apple is bleeding cash anyway.
I hope they build it, just to inspire the next generation of architects.
Re: Can't remember the last time I saw a corporate laptop
I thought exactly that this afternoon in a meeting with a supplier whilst in Germany.
The guy had a Fujitsu laptop. (Nice looking thing by the way). When I mentioned that i hadn't seen one in years.
The guy said that they had to buy them because his company had some old capitalistic relationship with Siemens and the old Fujitsu-Siemens link was the reason.
He really liked his laptop though and was very pleased to be "forced" to buy it.
Re: Wasn't it a bit of a stretch working a Microsoft angle into an article..............
Not at all.
The guy was in charge when Microsoft announced the equivalent of an industry seismic shift.
Obviously, the shift being managed by Microsoft it ends up looking like a wet firecracker but I can see the M$ angle.
Re: Errr, no...
The fact that you're struggling to play a H264 (not X264 btw) says more about you than it says about iOS,
The fact that you seem to be going around trying the same file on about 6 different OS only highlights some serious clinical problems and/or excess of free time.
Otherwise you're just a troll and a bad one at that.
Lack of Applications?
A friend of mine wanted to swap her iPhone for one of those.
She checked whether her banking App was available, no it wasn't, to be fair it's only on iPhone.
She then found out that What'sApp which she uses all the time wasn't available either.
She ended up moving to sim only on the iPhone and told me that she'll wait for the iPhone6.
A Bing upgrade?
I am sure the two users out there are delighted.
Re: I'm not suprised
He was probably referring to:
All of the catch up TV app,
Foreign newspaper apps,
Native Youtube app,
his banking app (from any bank)
the clubcard app from his supermarket of choice,
a proper Push based Gmail.
Basically there is absolutely zilch on the platform.
Re: "This is what we stress, not that the phone has 4 CPU cores, or runs at 3GHz.”"
You are responsible for the death of millions of Samsung fans who committed suicide after reading that.
How dare you mention facts on El Reg?
Nope, Surface doesn't need a killer, it commits suicide very well on its own.
"I just wanted it to end," he said.
That's what a lot of people think when visiting Belgium.
isn't that the thing one uses to install Chrome?
Two turkeys trying to be an Eagle.
When was the last time a partnership with MS brought anything but problem?
She should cut her loses and partner with someone who understands the search business.
Yandex, Baidu, some guy down the pub anyone would do a better job.
Otherwise, or as well as, go and see Samsung, give them a billion dollars (which she now apparently has got ) and become the default search engine on Galaxy as the iPhone place is already taken.
Re: The Bitterness is strong....
Maps was terrible when it launched but this was 4 or 5 months ago.
To be fair with Apple they seem to be fixing it real fast.
When I got the iPhone5 I was desperate to use any other Map. (even web based Google Map) but since about mid-December I have used exclusively Apple Maps and it does the job perfectly well.
Will it run on ARM15?
We want great screen, great battery life and we want it now.
Ballmer is a genius
The anti Ballmer rants are getting old.
Let us look at the evidences?
How many CEO do you know who cocked up products launch after products launch for a decade and are still in the job?
Exactly, he is unique
How many CEO do you know who can do Chimps impressions on stage?
again he is a star
How many CEO do you know who could take part in the Chair throwing world championship and win?
Again, yes you got it. Unique I am telling you
long live Ballmer
I couldn't agree more
I was in a meeting yesterday and the sales director had an ipad mini with him.
He launched Salesforce.com and started commenting the numbers.
the size looked perfect for this.
Later on I had lunch with a supplier.
He was using a Nexus7. We did a bit of spreadsheet work using quickofficePro.
The format just looked cramped and weird, however as satnav he commented and I suppose to watch video .
That is was brillant.
There you have it, Work related stuff 4:3 consumption related 16:9 or 16:10
Re: "without needing their old PCs"
They really need to add a mouse, any mouse, or supporting the Apple trackpad, and a proper Excel replacement would be nice too.
Numbers is Okish but not good enough to be called an Excel replacement.
why no ARM processor?
Those Chromebooks need very little power, why bothering with an expensive processor?
The Samsung Chromebook is the right device, (right processor, right price) but it's the wrong brand.
All we need now is for Lenovo and Asus to start building ARM based laptop too.
Yes I know ChromeOS this, ChromeOS that, and to some extent I agree with the criticisms but for my 9 years old who only uses the thing for homework, flashgames and youtube it's plenty enough.
I am tired of cleaning up the mess he makes of it's windows7 laptop every few weeks. This should do the trick.
Chromebook, Chromebook, Chromebook
Re: Apple & Lenovo
Very good question.
In my house, we have a profusion of Apple gears (iPhones, iPods, MBA, weirdly no iPad) but the only things non-Apple my kids have been asking for is a Yoga.
Over Christmas we have been testing various ultrabooks with touchscreens and both my 9 and 15 years old found them stupid.
In my daughters words "it looks like a Macbook Air, why not just buy another mac"
In my son words "I hate it when people touch my screen, i don't want to do it all the time, it's rubbish".
I might get them the Yoga rather than an iPad (5th gen, I want slim), but i certainly won't be buying a touchscreen laptop or Desktop.
The subject will be: How to avoid flying chairs?
A very useful subject for everyone wanting to work at M$
Rumour has it that he was turned down for the Monkey dance teaching class, due to some hygienic reasons about sweat smell or something..
1.3 millions sales?
Wow, that sounds like a runaway success..
Re: The Revolution is here
AC isn't trolling, he's working.
He's been on Microsoft payroll for a while but he has had to go down the AC road as the previous Aliases such as John Smith, Paul Riccio, or Jonathan Moore weren't cutting it any longer.
Chances are, he'll have just as much success with this new venture. Nobody gives a flying rat arse about Microsoft any longer, and no amount of forum stalking is going to change that.
It makes sense for two reasons. LTE and Launch timing
The current iPhone doesnt work on 800 and 2600 LTE bands which will start being widespread in Europe from May-June 2013 they need to add those bands up.
The second thing is timing.
When they moved from June to November with the iPhone 4S launch, they missed the analysts estimates.
They brought the launch of the iPhone 5 forward (i.e October) but they again missed the analyst estimates as the whole world knew about it.
They need to go back to a May launch in order to avoid missing those estimates again.
In the UK, one of the operator offers a rent an iPhone service, you can keep a phone for just 6 months to a year and move to a new one whenever you feel like it.
If Apple start updating the iPhone twice a year, this type of deal wil make a lot of sense.
Fail and Fail
X86 and HDD.
One really needs to try before commenting
I went to the local Apple store to check out, what I first thought was an overpriced Gadget compared to the competition. (I mean Nexus not Kindle whose business model doesn't suit me).
It just felt right, all sorts of people were commenting how light and usable it was.
The screen size is actually very good.
I always thought the Nexus was good enough but not perfect, this does feel very close to perfect.
The lightness is incredible, besides the sides of the screen can tell whether you are just holding it or actually clicking on something.
I've tried various company remote App with it. They all worked great and it actually felt like I have been using them wrong on my laptop for all these years.
I didn't miss the lack of retina at all and I now can't see the point of the iPad2.
Going from 9.7 inch to 7.9 inch doesn't feel like you're losing anything.
It's not a shrunk device, it's a different device.
I still think it should be £239 though not £269
Will there be a firesale before Christmas?
I am sure that would be an opportunity for them to get some cash in before closing and hopefully give the poor guys working there some well needed overtime cash to get through their search of a new job.
Re: Great ruling!!
I get your point about "exploit early, exploit often", that's what Business is about.
But why do you need to bring Apple into your comment?
The article is about Telefonica, unless I missed something,
I didn't really see a direct talking down of the competition in his Surface remark?
He was asked about the Surface and he said: "I didn't use it but what we read is that it's a confused and a compromised product".
Well, i've read several Surface articles, and the conclusion is most often than not ,great hardware bar to , poor software, no app. and in my world that's a confused and compromised products.
The flood of "amazing, great, fantastic etc etc" by the Apple management is indeed becoming really annoying but what would we want a CEO to say? "This is the most average product we've ever built ."
Disappointing products running Windows?
How is this news?
Re: browser choice? from Handle
I have Opera, Chrome and Skyfire installed on my iPhone.
None of them is a skinned version of safari. What are you talking about?
It all looks good, one only needs to swap that chromeOS thing by Ubuntu and go to town.
Unfortunately, this is a Samesung and the usual pathetic attempt at copying everything Apple does is there for everyone to see.
At $250 I'll buy it just for fun, but I don't spend money with copyright breakers or Chelsea sponsors.
Samesung is both
Re: Didnt Pre-ordered mine last night
Yes it's a full blown OS.
It occupies about 14 to 15Gb of disk space on the surface, so when you take into account that a 32gb drive is actually only a 28Gb drive once formatted you've got 28 -14.5 =13.5Gb left
Full Blown OS indeed
The real issue is Internet Explorer
Let us assume some people like the look of it, like the 32 Gig for the price of the iPad3, and don't realise or not about iPad2 resolution for the price of iPad3 or the total lack of application on the RT platform, then there is still one massive elephant in this room left.
The main use of a tablet is web surfing and I can't think of any reason besides torture who can lead to someone using that abomination of a web browser.
At least let us have Chrome or Firefox on the thing.
Re: We're already Appled-up but
You can't think of a single reason that doesn't apply to Apple or Google?
I can think of three
> Convicted for abuse of Monopoly position.
> Regularly dropped "partners" and leave them to rot
> Ballmer as CEO
Re: One feature required...
I agree wholeheartedly, I have tried pretty much every beta, (even Alphas) of various Office versions since 2003, and I went through the bugs, the ribbon, but eventually got used to all of it. (even learnt to live with the never fixed displays and packets drop bugs in Office2010).
However this white thing just was too awful to look at.
For the first time ever, I've removed a new version of Office off of my machines within half an hour of installing it.
It's just too fugly.