* Posts by Philippe

264 posts • joined 27 Sep 2007

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

Philippe

Re: Oh shit

Actually Sky hasn't bought Be. O2 kept it when they sold their customer broadband network to Sky. (Actually they sold the customer as the network was BTs).

Since then, O2 has been heavily investing in boosting this network in the background before relaunching a fibre broadband service.

It will be business only at first but eventually, we never know.

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IDC revises mobe sales forecasts. New crystal ball, anyone?

Philippe

It's time for a new approach with IDC

Whatever those guys say is miles away from any kind of reality.

They pick numbers out of their collective arses like Labour pick policies.

The time has come for the press to stop reporting on anything those wankers say.

It doesn't make any sense, doesn't add any value to anything, and most of all only serve to make them richer by somehow convincing Microsoft to keep paying for their "independent studies".

Please El Reg, kick them out of the frontpage, or backpage or any page.

Thank you.

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Yes, UK. REST OF EUROPE has better mobe services than you

Philippe

Re: Let me spin that a better way for you o2!

best thing I read today.

It's actually 6.5 p as they have 24 Million subscribers but we're still omly looking at £1.875 per subscriber per month. Considering the average bill is around 30 quids, it's not that impressive.

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BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

Philippe

This is the stuff of nightmare.

O2 might not be the "best" network any longer but at least their customer service still got legs.

Bringing BT bureaucracy to O2 could create the biggest pain in the arse of a network the world has ever seen.

Hopefully this won't happen.

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Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads

Philippe

what the story doesn't say is

Were there only 50 MP who could be asked to get off their fat "derriere" and check the tabs out, or were there only 50MP in the parliament on that day?

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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

Philippe

Re: I want an upgradable OS and more than 4 Gb of flash on a bargain Android phone

You've found 60 WindowsPhone apps???

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Samsung's flagging phone fortunes hit profits hard

Philippe

Re: 2 words

Band aid?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

Philippe
Joke

Get ready for..

Samsung CEO coming out in 3,2,1.

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Philippe

Get ready for..

Samsung CEO coming out in 3 . 2 . 1

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Yahoo! finally! releases! Flickr! app! for! iPad! BUT! shuns! Windows! fans!

Philippe

Re: Don't need sympathy

Why would Yahoo spend time looking at 2.6% of the worldwide mobile phone marketshare?

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

Philippe

Please point me in the direction of a business user who needs an optical drive to install office.

If you knew anything about Business IT you'd know that they use bootable drives for imaging and new software are pushed through the network.

Nobody has installed any software using an optical drive since 2008.

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Philippe

Re: $399 on the 16GB Wi-Fi model

The 100% satisfaction is on the mini retina.

The Air is around 95%

Both those numbers are independently verified using the same surveys used by other manufacturers.

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Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

Philippe

Re: It's a rectangle...

You can avoid putting a square in the middle of the home button, you can avoid having the glass floating above the metal part.

When putting together a powerbank (i.e external battery) you might also want to avoid copying exactly the side of a magic trackpad.

Every single smartphone bar the BB Passport are a rectangle, but only the Xiami ones are difficult to distinguish from the Apple products. Even for an Apple user.

Nobody can avoid being inspired by others but what Xiaomi is doing is blatant copy.

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

Philippe

Re: I think Murdoch would have to be a Microsoft guy

Why would he buy a WindowsPhone?

None of the TV channels or Newspapers he owns has an App for that dying platform.

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'I went from a two-hour commute to a 10-min scooter ride by the sea'

Philippe

Bermuda Onions on Pizza?

I don't know why but I really wanna try that.

One question though; What's a "check"?

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OMG, we're gonna be invaded by NEXUS 6 replicants – no, wait. It's just a rumored phablet

Philippe

Re: Galaxy Mega

Avis prices for GPS systems are outrageous.

I was in Canada in the summer. They wanted $125 for a week rental of the GPS system.

I just took the bigger car for $10 more and got the GPS included. Idiots.

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

Philippe

Re: Are all the greymarket phones

nope, Space Gray.

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Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

Philippe

Re: Stop! Take a breath...

Windows Me should be kept in computer museum as the worst operating system ever released.

This thing was dreadful.

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Huawei: Our sales in Europe and US are TINY, admits red-faced exec

Philippe

Re: Change the name...

Huawei means "splendid achievement for China", or "action for China" according to Wikipedia

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New Lumia mobes nudge Microkia ever closer to biz customers

Philippe

Windows Phones?

It's getting harder and harder to get excited by these things.

The attraction for the business market isn't there. There are no valuable business applications available on this platform. Nobody wants to bother with it.

As far as Entreprise buyers are concerned Nokia is dead and therefore WindowsPhones are stillbirth.

Worldwide media keeps trying to get people interested but it's just not happening.

WP represents 2.5% of the market, they should get 2.5% of the coverage.

Nadella seems like a clever enough guy, hopefully he'll pull the plug on this sorry experiment before Microsoft loses too much billions on it

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Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

Philippe

Re: with Bing

I haven't tried W8.1 Update 1 with 1Gb of RAM but I've tried it with 2Gb of RAM on a Sony Netbook and that's pretty painful.

I reckon that if the SSD is fast enough it can make up for the lack of speed to some extent..

What's really painful is the 1028x600 screen. Nothing can excuse or make up for that.

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Philippe

Re: re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows

About just as many running a different OS on their Android tablet.

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Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

Philippe

Re: No one believes IDC

They are the best at being the worst when it comes to projections.

In 2011, IDC’s 4-year projection put Windows Phone marketshare at 20.9% in 2015.

Basically WP next year growth will have to be amazing to go from 2.5% now to 21% then.

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BlackBerry lands feature-light BBM on Windows Phone

Philippe

So what?

Even if Apps were developed in HTML, no sane developer would waste time in targeting 2.8% of the smartphone buying population.

WindowsPhone is dead.

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We sent a probe SIX BILLION km to measure temperature of a COMET doing 135,000 km/h

Philippe

Re: major lag

For your average Samsung user that's not that impressive.

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Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away

Philippe

Re: I was very pleasantly surprised...

Congratulations, you just bought a netbook.

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Philippe

Re: Offer and demand

Agree with all points but one, WindowsPhone isn't gaining traction.

Latest quarterly figures shows 2.8% worldwide marketshare versus 3.6% a year ago.

The OS marketshare is down pretty much everywhere in Europe, UK, France, Italy and Spain. (German figures aren't available yet).

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

Philippe

Re: I like smart phones, but the real purpose of a phone is to make voice calls

Although I agree with pretty much everything in your post, I just wanted to point out that the Nokia 105 is not running S40 but S30 , which Microsoft is also killing off unfortunately.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

Philippe

Re: What, no Wiko?

The Prestigo is the Wiko.

Different markets, different names.

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Philippe

Re: No Lumia?

The Article is about Android Landfill disappearing and being replaced by decent low cost phones.

Nothing to do with Windows Phones.

The only reason the BB is in there is its ability to run Android Apps.

If a low cost Lumia could run Android apps it'd be there too

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Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

Philippe

so much potential, so little momentum..

After a year on the market, after presenting some seriously up to date version 2.0 of the OS, it's still near impossible to buy the bloody thing.

Where are the Sony Firefox OS phones? Where are the proper European Operators, and why can't our US cousins get some of these too?

Seriously Mozilla, what are you waiting for?

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PICS: Nokia Lumia 930 – We reveal its ONE unique selling point

Philippe

the beginning of the end of WP

Now that MS is clearly in charge and about the cut a big chunk of the old Nokia workforce I wouldn't be surprised if this device is the beginning on a trend.

Decent kit but without anything exciting to talk about at a non attractive price.

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Phab-u-less: Huge MONSTER iPhone 6 not due until 2015 – claim

Philippe

We think.

Analyst starts sentence by "We think.", reader giggles a bit and surf away..

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

Philippe

Terminal?

Where should we lay the flowers for the Terminal Galaxy S5?

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Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams

Philippe

almost there

This thing needs three things:

> 1366*728

> Clamshell design. This looks like a brick

> Android 4.4 and commitment to at least go to 4.5

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Google buddies up with Intel for this year's big Chromebook push

Philippe

they're getting there

BayTrail M Soc, or Octa-core ARM.

The only thing missing is 1080p and 32Gb (16Gb is just too small) and those things will be perfect..as long as they remain under the $350 barrier.

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Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

Philippe

Simple.

They've added the biggest Chinese operator with 750Millions subscribers to their list of reseller which boosted the iPhone sales.

There has been no new iPad launched this quarter and most of the people who wants one or need one already have one, and won't change it every 2 years like they'd do with a phone.

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

Philippe

Shocker.

Everybody calm down.

The two users have been informed, nobody got hurt.

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It's EE vs Vodafone: 'How good is my signal' study descends into network bunfight

Philippe

Re: Coverage isn't everything

Try Virgin Mobile.

You get a great price: 15 quids a month all in

A decent Network : runs on EE

Customer service: Can't comment as I don't speak indie

Taking the piss: About a quid more every 9 months for dubious reasons.

Take decent phones and f;;ks them up: Nope, they're not that advanced.

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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

Philippe

Re: "Just don’t let them spot you buying a Vodafone SIM card."

You know that you can just pop the sim card in the new phone right?

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

Philippe

Re: 10,000 Unread Messages

ever heard of accidental crash which deletes everything?

I strongly recommend it for this type of users.

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What do you mean there are no Surface Pros? HAND 'EM OVER, yell Microsoft resellers

Philippe

Why would anyone want one?

They just feel wrong to use.

It must be the weird screen format, or trying to use a Desktop PC in a tablet format, or seeing those slim keyboards falling apart at PC World but there really is nothing attractive about them.

iPad Air, Samsung Tab, and Xperia are way better tablets.

Asus Transformers are way better convertibles

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

Philippe

This article could work the other way

"Bloke called Apple and present fake death certificate to access data on stolen iPad".

The entire forum thread would be about how crap Apple security is.

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Nokia to Devs: PLEASE DON'T make Nokiadroid apps look like WinPho

Philippe

Re: market share

That was the Microsoft Christmas play?

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MtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429 MILLION Bitcoin 'theft'

Philippe

This is a disgrace.

I bought 1,000 tulip bulbs and 500 shares in 'The Governor and Company of the merchants of Great Britain, trading to the South Seas and other parts of America, and for the encouragement of fishing', using Bitcoins through Mt Gox - and I keep getting error messages on my Netscape browser. And when I search on AltaVista I don't get anywhere

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

Philippe

Agreed.

It takes about 3 minutes (you read that right) to open the facebook app on a Nokia Asha 503.

It even lags opening fastlane. Talk about unfortunate.

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Microsoft may slash price of Windows 8.1 on cheap 'slabs

Philippe

Re: didn't they do this for netbooks

I remember something about the W7 castrated edition being £15 for OEM so you're looking at $25.

It was painful to use but it did the job and killed Linux on the Netbooks.

Maybe MS hopes that history will repeat itself.

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Cheap'n'cheerful Chinese mobesters ZTE launch Firefox phones

Philippe

Re: Telefónica?

My O2 account manager has been telling me a for a year that they will.

I have lost interest at least 6 months ago..

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

Philippe

Re: Heh

Please, in order to keep with the non patronising new language now being use, you should not say "rich countries" but "mature markets".

thank you.

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

Philippe

Re: Prior Art.

Does your Sone Xperia Z1 behave differently if you, use the magnetic connector to, let's say, connect to another Sony Xperia Z1?

Nope?

Then it's not the same thing.

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