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Re: outmicrosoft Microsoft
> Not being evil is good enough for me.
Call me when you find a company that meets this requirement. Google certainly don't.
Re: @Stoneshop: Microsoft *must* be on dangerous ground messing
That's true. I used to work for Motorola years ago as an RF engineer, designing logic and faultfinding on GSM base stations.
They have a LOT of IP in the field of what you'd call BIOS on a computer and plenty regarding packet-switched network design and implementation, fault diagnostics and network maintenance.
On the software that makes a phone work?
Not so much anymore. They don't even use their own OS these days, or make their own chips. So yeah, Moto have a lot of IP. Almost none of it is relevant against a software company.
"An innovative and forward-thinking Catholic organization" - sorry, oxymoron there.
Re: What is the difference between a smartphone and a featurephone?
Since IE and Messenger are both baked in, that doesn't happen.
If your video stops playing while you take a phone call, I'd call that a feature.
Re: Ian 62
Ian - I don't think it's possible. Tagging is a link to a facebook profile. If you don't have one, it can't be linked.
The AC above is either a troll or just stupid.
Re: What is the difference between a smartphone and a featurephone?
It can. YOU can't code it, though.
If you can check email while playing music, multitasking is happening. WP can do that because the music player has native access.
It can multitask. It just doesn't let any old idiot with a copy of Visual C# Express fool around with its nethers. If you feel that makes it less than "smart", that's your decision.
Because German patent law is brutal and German courts are regarded as sympathetic. It's like suing in Delaware or East Texas.
I think you mean "Acer". Asus make great kit. The only people who hate it are Apple fanbois.
You could offer yourself to Motorola as an expert witness in rendering this patent invalid but if nobody mentions your prior art in court, it's as if it never existed.
So basically, if this offends you so much, telling us is just pissing the wind. Contact Motorola.
Re: Microsoft *must* be on dangerous ground messing with the big boys when it comes to mobile
Microsoft are a software company, Motorola aren't (and even back to the V. days were renowned for shitty OS implementations, far worse than anything MS have ever inflicted on the world). Even now, Microsoft don't make phones. That means all those hardware patents Motorola stacked up over the years are essentially useless against them.
Re: MS vs. non-MS
Yeah, google are lovely fluffy bunnies who love everyone, especially YOU. Riiiiiiight...
Motorola have certainly sued over patents though. And this case was brought against Motorola, not Google.
Re: Suspects Fingerprints.
Only weak-minded fools who break the law...have something to fear in this.
or anyone stupid enough to, for example, attend a democratic peaceful protest.
And frankly those people are all criminals anyway, right? Right?
Like the filthy terrorists who use cameras in London!
Is that what you mean?
Re: Oh hey, not a problem
You think the average copper could tell an illegal jammer from a jar of Marmite?
I suggest you may be mistaken.
Never would have guessed you flog Google apps.
Oh hey, not a problem
"What was that, Mister Plod? Your internet is broken?"
Agreed. I've resurrected my Razr V3xx for weekend use (don't need smartguff outside work) because it has a three day battery life and still does pretty much everything I want.
The thing about good old-fashioned phones is that they're brilliant phones. Smartphones tend to be mediocre at many things.
"Extremely long copyright terms"
I'm a little concerned by this "extremely long" descriptor being bandied about.
Suppose you wrote a book. Suppose it was never really huge being a bit visionary but years later, somebody noticed how awesome it was and it got huge. HP Lovecraft is a good example here. However, suppose that unlike Lovecraft, you survived.
If copyright terms were as short as I've seen mooted here, you would quite literally never earn a penny on your creative genius. You would die in poverty (like Lovecraft) while everyone else had a great time reading your book on their Kindle.
Something about this strikes me as really, really not fair.
Is that wrong of me? Does that make me a copyright fascist? It must be horrible to be the one making that kind of call.
Re: Win 7
Your response indicates you think developers are too stupid to use a launcher.
Actually, most responses in this thread seem to be "I am too stupid to use a launcher".
And requiring business software means using the launcher to launch the business software. It's not rocket science, unless you're absolutely retarded.
I can't believe how many people commenting on the Reg forums consider themselves to be stupid and incompetent.
Er, no, that was Abraham Lincoln.
Phineas T Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute".
Re: Not a snowball chance in Hell
the Android smartphone is the new PC.
Is there a House Rule against posting while high?
Re: it's gonna tank
surely, by your logic then, Win7 is a horrible failure since your company is still running XP.
Re: Unfortunate name....
All future Reg references to this guy should be as "Oppenheimer (no relation)". Right, Drew?
Re: Most possible solutions to these problems will be outstripped...
If you're volunteering, I can kill you pretty painlessly.
Re: Just make sure
Disqualified by the hugely underwhelming Samsung Focus.
Re: No need?
Most infections don't happen at the point of install. Suppose we take Flashback as an example - you install something which is permitted by Apple. It is not malware but it has a vulnerability. You then get infected via a drive-by website.
Apple can't test every website. There's a reason why AV is still installed on locked-down business machines where users can't install any software at all.
I'm not seeing any anti-Apple trolling. Merely the acknowledgement that any popular platform will be a target for malware. OSX is not popular (by market share) and thus, not much of a target. iOS on the other hand, is an IMMENSE target. It's only as matter of time.
Re: General consensus
"we all seem to agree"?
No, not so much. "we" all pretty much hate everything MS on principle and "we've" become a little self-reinforcing club, like Apple cultists or conspiracy weirdos all telling each other how "right" "we" are.
That's cool though. It could be hilarious if "we're" wrong.
Re: What is it with WP7?
Either you like it or you don't like it.
I see people insulting for their choice of a phone or what they find pleasing to the eye....
I suppose all the racists have to do something now that their favourite hobby is illegal.
I'm reasonably convinced the longer term future is going to be Android.
I hope you're wrong, but not in the obvious way. I'd like to see all the major systems do well. That way lies competition on price and functionality and maybe even interoperability in the longer term.
I rather hope that Android and WP do better than iOS and RIM though - being stuck in an ecosystem is a bad thing but being tied to a single manufacturer as well is asking for trouble.
Re: Welcome to the Lewis and Andrew Show
oh go on, hold your breath.
If this manages to combine all the suck of ActionScript with all the suck of Java, it'll be horrible.
That's not to say that there aren't good bits of both. Just not very many.
To be honest, I don't know. My dad was a dairy farmer. He died a few years ago. Since then, I haven't kept up with developments so it's possible that either a) I'm behind the times or b) Prince Charles is exempt.
(WP7 PR agents?)
If you suspect that people here are paid PR agents, you should report their posts. Don't call it out in the forums because that's against the House Rules and makes you look like Barry Shitpeas, the well-known Sony publicist.
I suspect it can't do SIP in the background at all.
You're both right and wrong, interestingly enough. It can do foreground SIP. It can't leave a SIP process running to poll for calls. However, some solutions are more clever than others. Tango, for example, send a push notification of an incoming VOIP call which initiates the VOIP client. A cunning workaround.
Skype (who aren't SIP but used as an example) aren't bright enough for this, despite being an MS property these days.
To be frank, nothing in the current market does SIP well (Android and iOS bothy stink at it) but there's Nokia's PureUltraPhotoResolution thing which is Symbian and should cope.
Best policy right now is to hold off on upgrading for six months. That'll give you iOS6, Android5 JellyBean (apparently) and WP8, as well as whatever RIM can salvage.
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