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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Why the consistent 1 down vote?

Every post has at least 1 down vote. Is there some bot or (14 yr old ) down voting every post?

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Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?

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Re: Great looking phone...

Thanks for regurgitating the same old jab and the metro ux. Very creative and insightful. Really adds weight and credibility to your opinion...

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Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530

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Re: I swear

How do you know the remaining 20K employees aren't responsible for the areas you outlined? You're just making shit up. You have no idea why these people were cut and what the remaining people do.

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Oregon hit with federal subpoena over failed healthcare website launch

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seems a little hypocritical...

Perhaps the should ha e displayed the same level of zeal in figuring out why the federal website cost 3 times as much

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Thanks a lot, Facebook: Microsoft turns Office 365 into social network

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Re: Who wants this?

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Re: Who wants this?

@Fill

And you have data to back this up?

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Inside Microsoft's Autopilot: Nadella's secret cloud weapon

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I've worked with ther System Center stack for years and I can tell you that is not the case. System Center markets itself as being the private cloud solution but it doesn't actually pan out that way.

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Bitcoin blasts past $1,000 AGAIN after Zynga accepts cryptocurrency

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Re: Gimmick

I bought a space heater for .91 BTC on BitcoinShop.us a few weeks ago. Didn't seem that gimmicky to me. Perhaps you should read up on stuff before you speak in such absolute and strong terms.

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Lumia 1520: Our man screams into ENORMO new Nokia phondleslab

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Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??

I just drags an icon onto the taskbar. What exactly are you saying you can't do? (running 8.1)

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'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone heads for Verizon, leaky pic-spurt reveals

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Re: 'Last EVER REAL Nokia' phone

If by "disaster" you mean the fastest growing mobile platform then ya sure...

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Microsoft: Surface is DEAD. Long live the Surface 2!

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Re: What lack of app?

nothing like 5 down votes for an accurate statement....

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it ... Win Phone 8? No, it's APPLE'S iOS 7

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Re: Thanks for the consumer review

+1 for managed heaps :p

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Microsoft does a U-turn, releases Windows 8.1 to developers early after all

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Re: Scary and unbelievable

Oh no!! positive comment regarding a company that is cool to hate!! DOWN VOTES FOR YOU!

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So, who here LURVES Windows Phone? Put your hands up, Brits

MIc

The basics

Why don't we discuss the basics more as opposed to raw features.

For example how easy or fast it is to post to Facebook, or find an app, or make a call.

Seems like we only focus on a check list of features and not whether or not a device is any good at the things all smartphones do, because they are core to the experience.

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Nokia flops out its 4G, 4.7-inch WHOPPER: The Lumia 625

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Re: looks like a great midrange handset

I have a 920 and my experience with the batter is that is will last at least a day with plenty of reddit and work email and news reading.

for a while I worked in a building with crappy cell coverage and the phone was constantly working to maintain an Edge connection. This clobbered the battery and I'd have to put it on the charger to get it to last during the bus ride home. I'd almost prefer the phone just gave up and told me it didn't have any reception.

But I moved to a new building and the battery life is back to normal / fully day usage patterns

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Nokia tears wrapper off Lumia 1020 monster imaging mobe

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but it doesn't have instagram so what are they going to do with all those nice pictures?

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STEVE BALLMER KILLS WINDOWS

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Re: That old not-really Petronius quote comes to mind

love the reward people get for negativity in this crowd. Doesn't matter what the situation is. If you can post something clever and snarky the crowd loves it. Not actual substance or anything resembling an argument.

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ya... all them profits are the result of terrible performance.

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Microsoft to ship Windows 8.1 in 'late August'

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Is there any one in here that has actually shipped a software product?

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Sony sucker-punches Xbox on price, specs, DRM-free gaming

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Megaphone

Re: "XBOX Vista" already dead?

you're sooooo right. I mean XBOX one sold out on amazon in four hours....... Wait...

A quote from Amazon:

“We were thrilled by the unprecedented demand we saw for Xbox One today. In the first four hours of preorder availability, we sold through most of our Xbox One Day One Edition inventory. Customers eager to get an Xbox One should visit our store at Amazon.com/xboxone to ensure they keep up-to-date on the latest information. We are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of games and entertainment,” said John Love, the director of U.S. video games and software at Amazon.

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/xbox-one-amazon-preorders-almost-completely-sell-out-within-four-hours/#3dUCAbFy2Y7wDlcI.99

http://www.examiner.com/article/xbox-one-day-one-bundle-sold-out-on-amazon-after-day-one-of-pre-order-sales

http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/10/xbox-one-amazon-preorders-almost-completely-sell-out-within-four-hours/

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

MIc

Calm down...

I don't think all of the hysteria is warranted

http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-no-restrictions-on-used-games-with-xbox-one/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WmPowerUser+%28WMPowerUser%29

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

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Not jarring in 8.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTR8_-UVmHc&feature=youtu.be

reddit thread:

http://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/1fteei/microsoft_shows_new_start_button_in_action_118/

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Re: Question

Go to the desktop and use file explorer. The Photo app in win 8 is such a pile of crap....

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Microsoft video preview shows Windows 8.1 tablet UI options

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Re: Dragon Animation

how many apps can you actually use at one time? I can a hundred apps on one screen with the classic desktop but I can't actually use all 100.

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

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Re: The start screen can't be managed

First legit IT criticism of win 8 I have seen from the The Reg crowd.

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MIc

There is a difference...

between being hard to learn and not being as good as win 7.

Win 8 is hard to learn.

It is also better than Win7.

The same way Photoshop is better than Paint.

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Re: Bunch of nancies

I even used the troll icon.

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Re: Bunch of nancies

TROLLLLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOL!

noobz

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Bunch of nancies

The more I dig into this win 7 vs. win 8 issue and what "benefit" is missing from the new menu the more I think it's a bunch of pansies calling for Waambulance. The old win 7 menu is a cramped POS.

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What is missing

Can someone explain to me what the old start menu did that the new one doesn't do? I want to run an app I hit the start button and type the first few letters and hit enter.

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More speculation

More FUD from the reg on a product not yet released....

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Re: Aaaargh, why dont they listen?

"everyone else" that's the problem with hyperbole. I don't want it back. Not even in the slightest.

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New Lumia 925: This, loyalists, is the BIG ONE you've waited for

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@Shagbag Re: beyond a joke

No wants this OS??

"making Windows Phone the fastest growing OS sequentially."

http://wmpoweruser.com/canalys-estimates-windows-phone-grew-27-between-q4-2012-and-q1-2013/

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It's official: Nokia's Verizon Lumia 928 is here

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Re: So Fugly it's mother would feed it with a catapult

except for: http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/03/21/windows-phone-8-nominated-for-design-of-the-year/

and other design awards it has won.

You can keep you vanilla anti-Ms crap to yourself. Its quite boring.

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Nokia shutters Shanghai store as Chinese stay away in their billions

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@James O'Shea

because they are doing well through other channels... Samsun is doing a great job without having Samsung stores...

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Re: Translation from BS to normal speech...

did anyone read how WP market share has doubled?

http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/global/News/Android-Sprint-and-Samsung-Increased-Share-In-Early-2013

http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones/microsoft-plays-the-slow-and-steady-game-as-windows-phone-8-adoption-grows/867372

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Microsoft exec selling his Surface tablet

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Re: oh good

What exactly makes it shit? I hear a lot of negative stuff about it, but what does it not do that is should do? What is the bar for mediocre and what is missing from the surface RT to hit that bar?

So far a lot of smoke but no fire.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro team takes on Reddit to finesse fondleslab

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Can you cite a source?

I haven't heard response times for iDevices quoted before. Do you have a link to a credible source?

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Microsoft techies bust data centres, pull plug on Bamital botnet

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Re: chalk one for the good guys

"if Microsofts OS were more resilient" how do you prevent uneducated users from installing malware? You can go the walled garden approach such as the surface RT but then people complain that it is not an open platform....

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Nokia tries its luck with a sub-£150 Win Phone 8: The Lumia 620

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Re: Not so bad

Not to mention screen specs, wireless charging, NFC, camera, OS.

What I don't get is why in reviews it is never mentioned how it takes less time to do everyday tasks in WP than in android or iOS. Reviews are always just a feature set comparison. the Smoked by windows phone series seems to be a pretty good indication that the things you do most are easier on WP.

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Re: Not so bad

I agree. the 920 has a lot of good stuff

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Re: No, this phone is WP8

@hplasm

how is it obsolete? How did you measure obsolescence?

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Re: 7.x?

@jemna

How is it a featureless wasteland?

What does it say it can do and does not?

So much bad info out there.

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Re: A bargain

@Manu: How did the boycott go?

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Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB

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Re: You all keep forgetting.

what Dana said...

Also remember that your own individual experiences will always be anecdotal. Meaning you should stop extrapolating the needs of an entire country off of your single data point of an experience.

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Re: Shine going off your business?

*cough* surface pro *cough*

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Windows growth keeps Microsoft earnings relatively stable

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Mushroom

Look at her burn!!

oh wait... looks like windows and ms are doing fine..

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Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

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Re: The Surface is an excellent tablet

Same here. The search and share charm make it sooo much easier to do common tasks. I can't for the life of me understand why MS marketing doesn't focus on how the common stuff is easier. The shit you do all day every day takes less effort.

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Titsup Windows Phone 8 orders user to cram 'boot disc' in mobe

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Re: True innovation - and laziness?

you are just talkin' mess.

Why would you spend the resources to take it out especially is the actual server and desktop OS still need that code? Why would you spend the time and money to remove a scenario that you can only get to by screwing with the boot loader? What % of smart phone owners do that?

You my friend would make a terrible dev manager and or PM.

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New tool jailbreaks Microsoft Surface slabs in 20 SECONDS

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Mushroom

At some point

all this negativity towards MS will wind down.

MS is now one of the most ethical companies : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/microsoft-most-ethical-company_n_837003.html

And the make good kit like WP8 in the 920:http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/12/31/12-awards-the-nokia-lumia-920-won-in-2012/

and the surface / surface pro.

I don't like iPads but I don't run my mouth about how they suck because they are a well built device.

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