59 posts • joined Thursday 28th February 2008 11:23 GMT
Stick to tech
Between your ill-informed climate change denial and your Tory-loving politics you're pretty close to losing a reader here, Reg. Please stick to technology stories. You're at least passable at that.
I used to be a Test Engineer working on handsets for Motorola, so thanks for that horrific little wander down memory lane.
I have a solution for that one: http://www.theyfit.co.uk/
Pay by bonk *phones* may be available in the UK but there aren't any services you can use them with! That might explain the so called "lack of interest".
If Apple went into banking...
You'd only be able to use your iCards to pay for products and services that approved of.
I don't really know why this is called a Kindle...
...and I think it's diluting the Kindle brand to call it one. A kindle to me is an e-book reader. This Amazon tablet lacks the two things that make the Kindle such a great e-book reader: e-ink and long lasting battery.
I'm also going to hazard a guess that given this tablet's far greater potential for data use, it's not going to have the included forever-free 3G connection that the Kindle has either.
Article Title Fail
I already have CM7 on my Desire so it doesn't affect me, but I like that you call an article "How to... re-energise your Android smartphone's OS", and then skip over the "How To" bit entirely.
To be fair to BT
My phone picks up BTOpenZone pretty much everywhere in my home town, and many other places I've been including in the local park, car parks, and walking down the street in residential areas. SO I don't actually think this claim is particularly disingenuous.
This is a terrible, terrible idea.
No internal storage?
None at all? Are you sure about this? Because unless SE have done some serious fiddling, not all Android apps can be installed to the SD card, are Arc users simpley not going to be able to use these apps? And what about widgets and launchers and things which don't work very well when consigned to external storage, because Android tries to load them before the SD card is properly mounted?
"and developers are going to have to spend more time understanding the limitations of the hardware if we're not going to return to the arcane technical requirements that used to adorn the sides of software boxes. "
What on earth are you talking about? I can only assume you're referring to software for desktop machines - you do realise that we still have system requirements for that, right?
I don't see any of this stuff either.
Paging Dr. Freeman...
There'll be a resonance cascade by bedtime, you mark my words.
Although it always takes Apple to get the marketing right. I expect now that they have broken the concept of the tablet PC with the general public, other manufacturers will have a much easier time selling them. Much like they did with the mp3 player.
CRB checks are a joke
A friend of mine is currently waiting to start work with mentally challenged adults. I say currently waiting because he cannot start until he has his CRB check done - something that was requested half way through November and is still not complete. Meanwhile, he is unable to earn any money in the job he has already got because he cannot work. Just to help financial matters he his girlfriend is pregnant and is due in a matter of weeks. Well done, government.
While what you say is true, you're making an assumption that everyone's using these in exactly the same way. Yeah, I do listen to some 128kbps mp3s through my Sennheisers CX500s, but I also use them for listening to FLACS, and for auditioning mixes from my studio in .wav format to get an idea what they're going to sound like on consumer earbuds as opposed to my monitors. But that aside, I don't see anyone claiming that they are going to magically improve the quality of your source. They do a great job of filtering outside noise and I haven't seen anyone claim anything more than that. That filtering of noise greatly enhances the *perceived* sound quality.
@ Paul, AC. When using Opera Mini, to some sites it sends a generic Opera Mini user agent, to others, it makes a combined Opera Mini/handset specific user agent generated by the proxy. Try it on a couple of those "what's my IP" sites, you'll see. Even when it's just the generic opera mini one though, your device is still being identified in the header seperately fromthe user agent by "X-Opera-Mini-Phone-UA=<original deviceUA" and "OperaMiniPhone = <device name>".
Maybe this is different if you've installed OM yourself rather than getting a phone with it reloaded.
I'd seriously question the V3 usage stats. Not least because on some handsets combined with certain builds of Opera Mini, the Opera Mini proxy just defaults to sending a Motorola V3 user agent instead of the one for the handset you're actually using.
I assume they've implemented a touch screen keyboard then? Since the G1 doesn't actually have one.
Nokia have recycled quite a lot of their model numbers recently, I have no idea why. Very irritating for carriers who have to set them all up on content provisioning and device management systems when there are already phones call the same thing.
Opera have been doing this longer
With Opera Mini. Oh wait, they don't have as much money as Apple do they?
As to how this is a hardware story. Wetware, maybe.
The cellular network is not suitable for streaming relatively low bitrate audio?! Better tell that to all the people using Youtube on their phones then, oh and T-Mobile UK with the mobile IPTV streaming services. If it can't handle audio it definitely can't do video.
Er... I get pretty much my advertised speed, and an *actual* unlimited (i.e. NO cap) connection for a tenner on top of my Sky subscription in 'Blighty'. And as an extra added bonus, I don't have to live in America.
Poor old Moto...
As far as handset manufacturers go now, they're kind of the equivalent of the drunk, senile old aunty at a family party, who just sort of staggers around forgetting people's names and saying embarassing things, while everyone prays for them to wear themselves out and fall asleep in the corner.
"numerous reports have claimed that the phone sports a feedback capability is in a league of its own.
For example, the feedback provided when, say, clicking an on-screen keyboard key is said to be similar to the level of feedback you’d get from a physical keyboard."
What is this supposed to mean exactly? The screen buzzes where you press it? It deforms to your touch? It clicks in a satisfying sort of way?
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