25 posts • joined 22 Jan 2008
Re: Thank God for O2
You're really lucky - where I live in Wales (5 miles from the border with England) Orange/EE/Whatevertheydecidetheirnameisthisyear gives me 4 bars of 3G signal (forget about 4G), Vodafone give both me and my wife (on our employer provided mobiles) 2 somethimes 3 bars of 3G signal, whereas O2 gives my wife 1 bar of 2G on a good day.
Re: Hangouts for SMS
"the camera is slow. it's adequate. but can't hold a candle to my old nokia N8."
I dont think there are many phones out there that can hold a candle to the Nokia N8 when it comes to the camera. It was (and mine still is) a fantastic phone even if the screen is too small for me to use without having to find my glasses nowadays
"I suspect users who have failing senses or who are just plain clumsy..."
That's me. I hate having to find my glasses in order to read a text or mail, which I have to do with my N8-00, as for typing, even with Swype installed it's an ever increasing chore
The girl on his right
Looks like a slightly bored/bemused Ziva from NCIS, or maybe that's just my fixation with her
I could justify buying one of these but the Nokia N8 just keeps going and going. It's even survived being dropped down 3 flights of stairs and until it breaks I can't justify to SWMBO splashing out on another phone
To the author
"Whatever the case may be, I can't see Google transforming Android into the kind of slick experience you get on Windows Phone today."
Whatever the case may be, I can't see Google transforming Android into the kind of sick experience you get on Windows Phone today.
There, fixed it for you.
No I'm not an Android fan, I'm not even a Microsoft hater. but having played with both Android and Windows phone I'd rather have the "mess" than all the restrictiveness.
Re: no acer iconia w700?
Maybe it's not in because the review is for 10" tablets and by your own post you acknowledge that the w700 is 11.6"?
Maybe that's why people also gave you thumbs down? But that is just speculation on my part
"This is further erosion of profitability of our Microsoft business which is taking an unending journey to zero margin."
If it's an "undending journey", does that mean they never actually reach zero margin?
I can't help but think of
The Satnav sketch in the Armstrong and Millar show
Re: "Domestic cats"
"...and despite attempts to re-invigorate their interest in the live ones by putting them in a hamster ball"
What you put the cats in a hamster ball? Isn't that a squash? Do you have any fingers/skin/eyes left?
So what the author wants is ... ?
the only phone available to be an iPhone?
The only search engine to be Google?
The only online store to be Amazon?
What about diversity and choice?
No rear facing camera?
That's a deal breaker for me!
Yeah I had a TyTn, it ended life being thrown against a wall after i had recalibrated the screen for the umpteenth time inside an hour. I have no idea why but mine just would not seem to hold on to the screen alignment settings and would drive me crazy.
It made me swear I'd never buy another HTC device, which I broke with the Desire and regretted very quickly.
Re: Meanwhile, in the real world...
No it's the idea of self protection. Again as a former swim coach one of the things we learnt on our various courses was that ALWAYS have a chaperone when dealing with minors or even adults of the opposite sex. That way you always have a witness should someone decide to make malicious allegations.
I have to agree with this sentiment, having been a former swim coach, admittedly to adults only, but I still had a cheap PAYG phone I used to contact any club members. Likewise I now have a work mobile as well as a personal. The work one has no personal contacts on it and vice versa. That way its extremely difficult to send a text that could land you in trouble to the wrong person
Re: This phone changed my life
This phone changed my wife and my life no longer complains about lack of performance
How long before...
We find out it was Leonard and his electric can opener fluctuation?
Re: "BRIC economies cannot generate money"
If the BRIC countries and other D&E economies cannot generate money then how come so many of the large FMCGs are looking to them for revenue growth?
Not trying to be inflammatory, just trying to understand
Re: Ummmmm, yeahhhhh.......
That'd be me then.
Re: A word of caution
Really? twice a day? I often get 2 days use out of my Note - maybe about 30 mins of calls a day, reading about 40 emails a day and replying to about half of them, an hour or so of web browsing, an hour of ebooks and about 3 hours a day listening to music while at work.
If the battery is sitting below 40% of a morning, I find an hour's charge will keep it going for the next 24 hours at least.
Please explain your comment to me, for I am hard of Thinking.
Did it not work before Ice Cream Sandwich?
Typical of the building trades - turn up late for a job!
Re Call Hollywood
How about A Street View Car Named Desire?
I have to say having used 2 HTC devices in the past (one still partially used) after 10 minutes I want to throw them at the wall - having to realign the touch screen every few minutes does that to you.
I am not an iphone lover but really do not like HTC.
apart from adding more megapixels, there doesnt seem to be anything on offer that wasnt on offer 8 or so years ago on the DSC-F505V or the 707. Yes I know it's more compact but nothing much else is there.
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