68 posts • joined Wednesday 26th August 2009 15:43 GMT
"Anyway, these WP8 devices are at the higher end of the market, which implies a longer working life"
Pardon my French, but how the fuck did you draw that misguided conclusion???
Since when has a product's price implied it's expected length of working life?
In high-end smartphone terms it's irrelevant anyway, as most top-end handsets are superseded by a new model in a 1yr to 18months, out of production within 2 yrs, and flogged on at knock down prices on ebay within 3yrs.
"You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning"
Other commuters around you on the bus/train/plane may not be so enthusiastic about smelling what you're watching.......
I'd still rather use my GF's Sony Xperia Tipo than this handset TBH.
At 80 quid it must fall into the landfill category - but it jogs along very nicely running ICS out of the box, has 4 gig built in storage plus SD slot. No issues with any apps that we've chucked at it from Co-Pilot to Quick Office to RemoteDroid, plus the mundane ebay, Facebook etc etc, and has a quoted standby time of around 20 days.
Plus, there's always the option to Root it and chuck a custom ROM on.
How about use CLASSIC SHELL to replace the missing start button and menu?
Why so much gnashing of teeth? Microsoft fucked up and is looking like backtracking. Why wait for them when someone else has already stepped into the void with a free application that remedies it pretty fucking well, here, now, today, for free!
Use it to get rid of lots of the irritating Metro UI aspects - to the point that you'd hardly realise that Win8 was plaguing your hardware.
Re: Why won't someone sell me..
c) Google Books has by far and away the best ebook selection, far better than Amazon, far better than anyone else.
Shame you can't side-load your own content into the Google books app.......
Re: What about the rest of us...
The rest of us can save some cash by not specifying the iTwat option on the car order form, and then just use something sensible like Google Now, with no ongoing obligation to be tied to it as it's only on our phones, not baked into our cars.
Apart from the fact
that you can already build your own 3D printer for around 200 - 300 quid, and a kilo spool of ABS plastic can be had for under 40 quid...............
At least on Android there is no shortage of custom ROMS to keep your handset pretty much up to date once the manufacturer stops offering updates.
Sammy turned their back on my Galaxy W almost immediately - however, thanks to Arco68 and the Cyanogenmod team my handset has already had ICS and is now running JB with full-on Project Butter smoothness.
Can you achieve the same on a WP powered device?
Re: more than apps
'I come home and Safari shows the tabs I have open on my iPhone on my MacBook Air, and is uploading the pictures I took on the phone today to it over wifi without any user interaction. Getting Android to do such things requires a lot more work and knowledge.'
Only if you are a complete fu*king idiot!!!
I guess you've not used the sync option in Chrome on a 'droid before - which amazingly allows you to access the tabs open on other devices you are running Chrome on from the one you are currently using.
While St Steve may have determined which apps an iUser WILL use for particular functions, Google on the other hand, didn't. Therefore I use MY choice of app (in this case SugarSync) to launch my photos (and any other files I want, for that matter) into the cloud automatically, on the fly (3g or wifi) which once again, by some form of robot magic, allows me instant access and sharing from any other device running the Sugarsync client, or through the web portal if the client isn't installed.
So very simple, a child could do it..........
You'd need to be prize twat to seriously even consider it
could be because Win 8 sucks balls..........
Re: Build Quality??
@AC 20.37 'The iPad's build quality is fantastic, it is solid as hell, really nicely made'
Maybe so, but it'll still be out of date just as fast as any other technology.
Re: Both products are a big fail.
BIg fat hairy balls, pal!
iPad 4 is the only tablet that those with more money than sense will be convinced that they need to rush out to buy.
As they say, a fool and his money are easily parted.
And who's fault is that?
Re: Paper maps
Paper maps, so very fucking convenient to use when you're actually driving - their traffic avoiding, speed camera warning, junction assisting, point of interest locating, gps co-ordinate providing capabilities are out of this world.....................
'If you're an HTC or Samsung owner - with a Gingerbread or newer Android build'
Sammy Galaxy W running Gingerbread 2.3.6 - This app is not compatible with your device (but judging by the reviews it's no great loss ATM)
Re: HP 5510
Yep, common complaint about the 5510 is skewed print - some people have 3 or 4 exchange units to get a good one.
Some of the HP AIOs don't retain the wi-fi password if the power is disconnected - okay if you are only using a 8 char wifi password, a total fucking nightmare if you are using a 504bit one.......
Sorry but should have looked at the price of replacement consumables when buying the printer, my HP B110 AIO was 40 quid to buy and a full set of inks (genuine) is sub 20 quid delivered, and occassionally on offer at two set for 30 quid.
Re: prints black when colour out?
If your printer won't do black only with empty colour cartridges then it could be that it is 'making' black from the colour inks at least part of the time (i've seen both deskjets and officejets making black from the colour carts when doing just a self-test page with a complete new set of inks fitted) - mucho expensivo!!!
Re: Be wary of Epson printers
It's not an error as such but a maintenance warning, which means the device ceases printing and needs to be serviced in order for it not to piss ink everywhere (not usually a cost effective job compared to the value of must home user models, unless you want to buy the parts and get blathered in ink doing it yourself)
The ink pads in the bottom of the unit that collect the purged ink become saturated and require replacement and the unit to be reset once the factory pre-set page count is reached.
Re: good reviews but...
HP cartridges are by and large going the way of Epson, where only the ink tank is replaced, not the full printhead as it allows for far cheaper replacement consumables.
I can get a full set of inks for my current HP B110 AIO for less money than than just the replacement black used to cost for my DeskJet 970cxi (never used compatibles/refills as they are ALL crap in the long run compared to new and genuine)
Without the trojan Elop on board, Nokia could turn to churning out some sexy looking droids and start raking a few quid back in without too much bother - Samsung manage to do it with possibly the most mundane looking range of handsets, and lets face it Nokia are past masters at it (only with mostly better looking phones)
TBH if Nokia started to release Android handsets with the hardware quality of the N9 or high end Lumias I think they could comfortably kick Samsung in the nuts sales wise.
@Martin Re: They should have used "Unbeatable*"
Don't be so over sensitive - the word rape does not singularly refer to sexual assult.
World English Dictionary:
3. any violation or abuse
In this case, the abuse of the OP's new connection by him hammering it for all it's worth.
Re: Could someone explain to me...
But that is a pretty pointless exercise considering the small difference that moving the battery from front to back makes to weight distribution, versus the unevenly distributed weight of driver, passengers and luggage.
Gotta disagree with you there,
I'm still using my trusty N95 8Gb and on a new(ish) battery I can get a good 2 days out of a charge, and that's with calls, texts, email, web, bit of multimedia use, and a multitude of things running in the background.
what a bell-jockey!
I seriously doubt it too, but....
.. if they did it would give MS an avenue to extract a few quid from the PS fanboys who would never, ever buy an xbox anyway.
And it'd be piss funny to see MS patent controller-free gaming on their rival's console.
How are Microsoft
encouraging underage gaming by giving the lad a new gamer tag and a months xbox gold sub? It's not like they have decided what games he should play.
What's to say that they didn't mention something to his old biff on the quiet about the games she was letting him play?
Hardly gonna be good customer relations for MS after coming to a fair resolution over the kid cheating, to then make a scene in public about her letting him play inappropriate games.
people formed a biased opinion based on hearing one side of the story.
Slightly misleading ...
what the article really says is that Android is the best selling mobile OS at the moment.
Somehow I think that there will be massively more Symbian devices in service than Android ones, which would still make Symbian the most popular.
are Bradford and Bingley still going?
Yes, they are now called Santander.
@ Was Steve
Why don't you go and re-read the article pal?
It would seem that you missed the bit about the lad with the iphone that was turned off and in his bag, and the lad with the mac that was turned off at his home, while he was staying with his doris 16 miles away.
Apple bag-o-shite-a-rama IMO.
@Sean Baggaley 1
What you bitchin' about man?
So what if you've already got frikkin cameras and 3G on your phone, having them on a tablet as well isn't going to exactly add much weight or cause much inconvenience is it?
If it would be such a hardship for you then don't use them - simple.
I've already got several digital cameras, but fuck me, I don't complain about my phone having 2 more, or my netbook having yet another.
Does your phone have a 7" or 10" screen, or run Windows 7? - No, didn't think so. Surely they are more likely to be the features that you would actually buy this device for, rather than those that you are crying about already having.
Who gives a monkey's what version of Android it comes with - if any, after all it's just a freebie phone OS - so a (very little) bit of a bonus rather than a cut-down, paid-for feature.
Get a grip sunshine.
'but social networking could have been better integrated'
Why on earth does a phone's ability to integrate with social networking sites 'out of the box' make a blind bit of difference to how you rate this phone?
Not all of us are sad enough/insecure enough to feel the need to share every minute detail of our day to day lives in real time, and Symbian as a mature OS is very, very well catered for by thousands of apps (just because they're not in the Ovi store doesn't mean they don't exist)
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