255 posts • joined 27 Sep 2007
Re: Don't need sympathy
Why would Yahoo spend time looking at 2.6% of the worldwide mobile phone marketshare?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bermuda Onions on Pizza?
I don't know why but I really wanna try that.
One question though; What's a "check"?
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.
Re: Are all the greymarket phones
nope, Space Gray.
Re: Stop! Take a breath...
Windows Me should be kept in computer museum as the worst operating system ever released.
This thing was dreadful.
Re: Change the name...
Huawei means "splendid achievement for China", or "action for China" according to Wikipedia
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re: major lag
For your average Samsung user that's not that impressive.
Re: I was very pleasantly surprised...
Congratulations, you just bought a netbook.
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).
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.
Re: What, no Wiko?
The Prestigo is the Wiko.
Different markets, different names.
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
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?
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.
Analyst starts sentence by "We think.", reader giggles a bit and surf away..
Where should we lay the flowers for the Terminal Galaxy S5?
This thing needs three things:
> Clamshell design. This looks like a brick
> Android 4.4 and commitment to at least go to 4.5
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.
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.
Everybody calm down.
The two users have been informed, nobody got hurt.
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.
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?
Re: 10,000 Unread Messages
ever heard of accidental crash which deletes everything?
I strongly recommend it for this type of users.
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
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.
Re: market share
That was the Microsoft Christmas play?
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
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.
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.
My O2 account manager has been telling me a for a year that they will.
I have lost interest at least 6 months ago..
Please, in order to keep with the non patronising new language now being use, you should not say "rich countries" but "mature markets".
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?
Then it's not the same thing.
Re: Gaming the suppliers
This would have made sense if Apple wasn't the one paying to build the increase capacity.
They tend to buy years of production in advance in order to give themselves a time buffer with the competition.
They've done it before, with the 1.8 inch HDD on the iPad Mini, for instance.
Re: The server business
Big Blue sold their PC business in 2002. What have you been smoking?
at this point I can only see one potential effect.
We gonna have to spend about 9 months listening to Samsung fans telling us that Sapphire is crap and it's just a gimmick etc. etc. until the S6 comes out sporting a Sapphire screen.
Re: The iPad 2 is used by lots of corporate customers
Although I've upvoted you for a well written and factual post I'd like to remind you that this site is El Reg.
Only crazy fanboys willing to die for their plateform of choice are allowed around here.
Next time, please insert comments such as Android fragmentation, windows empty store, or iOS walled garden so that we can keep up appearances around these shores.
That previous CEO was Wong on so many levels..
Will anyone still care?
By April 2015, Microsoft Windows will probably be considered stone age type technology and as such the real question will probably be how to move away from it rather than how to "upgrade" to it.
Microsoft has got some great technologies, Exchange, Sharepoints, for instance but the rest is legacy and should be treated as such.
i'd do the contrary
There are way more useful Apps on Android than Windows 8.
What we want is an Android Laptop which can run Windows 8 apps rather than the contrary.
You're hanging out too much at Starbucks.
Having said that, I never go to Starbucks and I've never seen a Chromebook outside the stores. This would makes sense. You need Wifi to take full advantage of these devices and the best wifi is at usually at home.
How is giving some people what they want losing its cool?
Looking at Samsung Note 3 sales numbers (15 Millions in one quarter) versus Apple iPhone sales (34M in the September quarter before the launch of the 5S and 5C) Apple would be nuts not to release a Phablet.
It doesn't fit everyone's requirement (I wouldn't want to carry a manbag so that I can put a phablet in it) but as long as one can still get a reasonably sized device (call it 4.3-4.7 inch) what's the problem?
This could actually bring the Apple line up close to the 50 Millions sales in small quarters and around 65 Millions in the last quarter of the year.
Great news if you're a bean counter.
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