@Don Jefe. "...... doesn't fill a need gap......."
In a nutshell.
2452 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
In a nutshell.
Possibly because their customers are too "involved" with their shinies to concentrate on, ahem, bonking*.
*Or have I possibly misunderstood what El-Reg is referring to here? :P
...at least another four months of iWatch stories.
Not to mention that this bunch may have a commercial interest here. In fact the accusation is, IMHO, unlikely. Win 7 is still crucial for Redmond within enterprise. Bluntly put, they cannot afford to piss around like that.
..............."Windoze" even once. Nary a mention of CONVICTED MONOPOLIST either. (Do please excuse the use of caps, I was just trying to convey the flavour of the oeuvre).
"...........or unlikely homages like the flock of iPad cases with keyboards that are seemingly based on Microsoft's Surface."
"They failed because the story and dialogue were, for the most part, dreadful."
Dead right Neil B - see icon.*
*I should say here that my lady and I are major league devotees of the original trilogy.
Stop that. Stop that at once. Or I may just take off and nuke El Reg from orbit and take the rest of you with me. Mwaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
Mainly because there is a nation called China and a population who are generally known in the West as Chinese. However, there is no such thing as "the Chinese language". There is Cantonese, Mandarin etc, etc, etc.
Whilst my interest in the Kardashian clan per se is zero, I find the response of those who were interested strangely human and, dare I say it, reassuring. I wish neither of those two people any harm and I hope that their marriage works out for them - although I would probably run a mile if I ever bumped into them in a bar somewhere!
........I suggest you work on it before you post. That was, to say the least of it, somewhat laboured.
You actually referred to FarceBook in an article of this kind?
You of course downloaded the manual before purchase?
Sorry Dave 126, I could not resist that. In fact I am geeky enough that I not only RTFM I indeed DTFMBIBI. (Download The Fucking Manual Before I Buy It).
This is surely not the room for an argument.
I am obliged to agree. I thought for a moment that I had logged onto Anandtech by mistake! Very welcome if it continues.
"Cupertino's problems were compounded when it experienced a server glitch which prevented Apple users from reliably disabling iMessage from their hardware before exchanging it for another device from outside Apple's walled garden."
.......nothing to see here, move along now.*
*Yes, if you think that I am being satirical you'd be right.
"Intel is so desperate to gain a foothold in the fondleslab market that it's willing to slash its margins in exchange for market share, supply-chain sources claim."
Let us rewrite this a bit. "Intel is at last experiencing real competition and as a result is having to cut their prices to non-cartel level". Furthermore, Redmond has realised that the "good times" can't not roll for ever and is doing the same. Isn't this how the market is supposed to work? (at last, but hey!).
No, this does not mean your favourite hate-figure (your choice, I have better things to do with strong emotional responses that get that exercised over the future of Microsoft, Intel, Google, Cupertino - whatever) is likely to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection anytime soon however much your wet dreams are driven by that wonderful image.
The opportunity to extract the urine was clearly irresistible for El Reg and its subbies. Did you expect anything else?
......fail to understand? No, it is clearly not yet ready for showtime - this is Redmond's research division* FCOL!
*As explicitly pointed out in the article.
......do translate that for me...hmm?
You are supposed to hooooowwwwwl. Don't you understand that? Making reasonable comments, albeit not especially complimentary to Redmond is definitely not on the agenda. Remember, hoooowwwlllliiiing about the Demons of Redmond is where its at. If you do not do that you are going to lose all your street-cred.
Indeed, if we are to judge by our own (w)bankers, in the equivalent situation one would have expected them to increase the bonus-levels and show the rest of us the middle finger. Oh hang on, isn't that precisely what some of our "financial experts/brokers/(w)bankers" have done recently? Why am I suddenly thinking about lamp posts, lengths of hemp and the day the revolution comes?
...........all over the web. It is a remarkable thing that the "cult of personality" is not entirely confined to North Korea, it also finds its analogue in modern capitalism. I am sure this guy is good, he may very well be extremely good and will I am sure be of value to Cupertino. However, I doubt very much that this means that Nokia is suddenly crippled as far as its mobile camera expertise is concerned which is the impression one might get from the kind of reporting of this story that we have seen on far too many tech sites throughout "Known Space".
............I strongly suspect. Cupertino are very sensitive about image issues - if the sales response was well below their expectations in their key constituency, the Indian middle classes who can certainly afford Western prices then they may very well have decided to bail while they could get out without it being humiliating.
..........what is more, relatively simple and cheap (except from the point of view of the trolls) to implement. Indeed it really would put the onus on firms (whether they are non-producing entities or just another example of "BigCorp" taking the piss) to sue the USPTO if the patents office refuses to issue the patent. The brilliant thing about that would be that the corporations concerned would automatically have to accept their patent being tested in court whether they liked or not, or swallow no patent being granted. Genius level - see icon.
"Doing so could give Redmond the opportunity to figure out where previous pint-sized Windows tablets have fumbled and provide some thought leadership for its OEM partners."
............operating system itself the tablets produced (running Windows 8 not RT) in the 7 - 8 inch form factor have largely been crap. The OEMs (pretty much all of them with one or two very limited examples of a product at least worth a look) that produced them ought to be frakking well ashamed of themselves.
Indeed. However, I would further. If my bank were to be so brain-dead as to send me an e-mail that required any kind of active action by me they would get the most tremendous rocket from me over the phone. In all fairness they have shown no signs of doing anything like that.
Translation: They want to use/abuse their market dominant position to lock out
Microsoft their competitors. Oh the irony. Do no evil? Can we please have a truce when it comes to the tribalism shit? They will all do it, given half a chance. That is after all what "BigCorp" does if we do not keep a very tight grip on their gonads......hmm?
..........when Google would conclude that the tail was wagging the dog from their point of view.
"Today they must be weighing their options – and the daunting cost of creating a joint competing brand to Google's Silver."
In practice it is only Samsung that could do this (i.e. Fork Android and go it alone.). They are probably the only Android OEM with brand name recognition on the scale that would be necessary to take that step. Their "skin" (Touchwiz) is sufficiently "dense" that the visual change for the ordinary consumer would probably not be in any way "jarring" but there is, of course, a fly in that particular brand of ointment. If I may be permitted to quote/paraphrase a exhortation used by one of Bill Clinton's election advisers, "it's the apps, stupid". Indeed, Google Play is Mountain View's not so secret weapon when it comes to maintaining a firm grip on Sammy's organs of generation. As long as you do not have that kind of facility (Amazon was able to do it with its "Fire" range but Amazon has software and content coming out of its ears) you are stuffed.
On a side note, if The Demon Spawn of Redmond, AKA M$ or Windoze (or whatever tired and unimaginative insults you can come up with) had announced plans to do this to their OEMs (or if they were to do so in future), what do you imagine would have been/will be posted on a thread like this one....hmm?
Pardon? The "bint" deserved a slap? Thank God you are not the husband of my daughter or the father of my granddaughter. I absolutely promise that if that were the case you would be the one getting the slap. That I can absolutely guarentee you.
..…….95% of Brit tech bosses just can't get the staff these days, claims........"
.........the businesses concerned might with advantage examine the conditions under which they are employing tech-staff, hmm..…?
I will admit that the possibility that at least some of the senior managements within the industry might not think that game was worth the candle is a thought that had not occurred to me.
"My guess is that Microsoft know the carriers will not tolerate Windows Phone being successful on their networks. The carriers understand that being locked into Microsoft technology leads to becoming a Microsoft Partner (then it's bend over and trouser down while Microsoft empties your pockets)."
Given that the US carriers have bent over to take up the back passage from Cupertino ever since the first iPhone was released one would assume that having to reach for the vaseline was something they were entirely used to.
.............and they bought Macs?*
*Sorry boys, I just could not resist it.
Not as common an occurrence as one would wish on some threads. See icon.
Actually, so far from giving me a slap, she absolutely roared with laughter when I read your post out to her just now! No, she is in all seriousness absolutely delighted and very much looking forward to getting her mitts on it when it arrives.
.......and La Senora is well pleased. Our supplier should have them in on the 6th May which is just about perfect for my good lady's birthday. Look forward to setting it up (well I have got to have some chance to play with it.....hmm?).
La Senora has an important birthday coming up and this fella is a definite contender - very nice indeed. A couple of small points: I can't say that I feel that 163 g is over the top weight wise given the size of the phone and as far as the built in speakers are concerned my good lady would (and I suspect this is true for a lot of customers) be using the earphones.
Indeed he did. His advances were key to the development of manufacturing and transport at the heart of the industrial revolution. The importance of his contribution cannot be emphasised too much.
Indeed. I realise that El Reg has to earn its crust like the rest of us. However, I do think that they could, now and then, restrain themselves from giving the publicity hungry corporate troll the meal it so evidently desires. After all, in this case, El Reg have little to lose - hmmm?
Well that is at least a little bit better than the attitude of "A Certain Well Known Mobile Phone Producer" who usually refuses to respond to any questions that El Reg might wish to put.*
*No, do restrain yourselves fanbois, I am absolutely not praising "The Demon Spawn of Redmond" regardless of my choice of icon.
I seem to recall that they negotiated some kind of time limited exclusivity deal with Verizon did they not? Or is my memory playing tricks on me?
.........to actually watch the video. However, it is indeed an astonishing medical/scientific achievement and I cannot express too strongly my admiration for the team involved.
I would however like to make a point directed towards a certain type of Penguinista. Every time a softie fanboi logs on here to howl about the miniscule size of Linux on the desktop you reply stating, quite rightly, that its "parent" Unix is the basis of server architecture all over known space. Your problem now is that some black hats have also woken up to this. Time to think about the challenge rather than respond on auto here, hmm?
...........were not exactly the crème de la crème of the criminal fraternity?
Apparently so. He clearly needed to get his rancid contempt for all those lower down the food-chain than he is off his chest. One is of course entitled to wonder what the hell that has to do with the DRAM price-fixing ring. However, his personality problems are indeed his problem and not ours - praise be!
......a damn sight more attractive than that gentleman.
.......there are a lot out there who do, God help us all. Whether it's that ignoramus of a marketing manager or the retail market populated by those whose response to RTFM is to grizzle and whine "why doesn't it just work?" - it is big business with a lot of the folding riding on it. I for one am not looking forward to this brave new world.
Thank you gentlemen - very informative.
Just how much is/was stolen by means of the illicit use of this information? Just how profitable is this type of crime? I, personally speaking have no idea. Anyone got a clearer picture?