49 posts • joined 24 Jan 2010
Well,my teenage son uses it, and more so than Facebook these days. I believe it's easy to do group messaging, but hey, what do I know?
Well yes, sorry for the confusion. I wouldn't need the tablet if the e-ink screen could do the job.
Put the screen in a phone
Give me a small phone with
(a) Colour e-ink screen
(b) Massive battery life
(c) Wifi Hotspot and Bluetooth
(d) That's about it
Job done. Browse the web etc. with your tethered tablet (or to play Angry Birds / Candy Crush)
"There’s also an FM radio"
Call me old-fashioned, but the lack of radio is what's putting me off a Galaxy S4 as my next phone
Sometimes I understand why Windows RT was conceived - when it was first announced I thought this kind of device would be useful. Obviously price / app availability / x86 incompatability etc. put people off big time, and still does. But I'll be keeping an eye on this one.
Re: Simple test:
I think the better resolution test is to have two points separated with dark space and determine if they are distinct points or not
Re: Stats Pedant
I'm referring to the first sentence:
"Half of all American iOS users have now updated to the latest operating system"
I can't argue with your comments on high uptake - but I'm also suggesting teh strong possibility that those users who update early are likely to use the internet on their phones more than the average.
50% of web traffic < 50% of devices, I would suggest
Even more confusing then
Microsoft ... is altering the branding on the next version, calling it Surface 2 (not Surface RT 2)
So no mention of RT at all in the next one then - crazy
No good for me
Just downloaded - won't open some spreadsheets, opens docx as a non-editable pdf - not impressed
Don't get me started on SCART - maybe I was a cheapskate and got the crappy ones, but the shroud always used to come off, and the metal screen case fall apart - good riddance
I do think a smart watch could decimate the sales of fitness watches / heart rate monitors from the likes of Polar and Garmin - these aren't exactly cheap, and a smart watch could do more besides. This market is somewhat limited though.
Reasonable Default (if I keep it)
I have been offered 12 random hex digits by my Galaxy S3 as a default hotspot key - but I can change it to Pa55w0rd if I so choose ....
Not Bluetooth 4?
I'd assume any new smartwatch would use Bluetooth 4 for power saving?
I saw no reason for one of these initially - but actually I would if it had a good Heart Rate Monitor app. You can get a bluetooth 4 heart rate sensor from Polar, for instance, for a reasonable sum - but their watches tend to be expensive for what they are. A smart watch would replace this - but do much more besides.
Those that can't teach, teach Gym (Woody Allen)
A bit off topic perhaps - but on the subject of design and old Apple products I saw a gold/brown iMac G4 in an opticians the other day - looked like something out of "Brazil" - I kinda liked it! i agree with the author otherwise
Ooh - 88g to 86g - I'm sold!
Re: HTC One Black - no stock
One thing I've noticed recently is that people with iPhone 5's DON'T appear to be proudly displaying them around - an interesting development, if you ask me.
Hang on ...
Why not wait a few hours and report on the real figures, good or bad?
Re: LG can do better out of this
Ah, but a 'Retina Screen' isn't a retina screen unless it's on an Apple product
Re: lack of innovation
I think you'll find IBM are still none-too-shabby in terms of market value .....
No Apple for me, but ...
I can understand people who don't want the hassle of changing eco-systems - sure, you can buy apps again quite cheaply, but you've got calendar, iTunes in your cloud and the rest, so if you are offered another Apple then why not? Still, unless your contract's up and your next iPhone is free or at least cheap, then why bother at all for the small improvement?
I like Samsung for all the usual reasons mentioned (and I'm also a stickler for the inclusion of a good old-fashioned FM radio as well), and a jump from Galaxy to Galaxy S3 was well worth it, but maybe not next time - how much better is the S4 seriously? I had an issue with my original galaxy - drove to a service centre and it was fixed while I waited (it was a software hang rather than hardware to be fair).
... roughly akin to an Office 265 for Creative Suite
Misprint - or perhaps not?
RT or Not RT
There's no doubt that I'd prefer the full Windows 8 on a tablet - cum laptop combo rather than RT. But the battery life just isn't good enough for me. Sure, a normal ultrabook (windows or Mac) has less life than a tablet / i-thing, so a full windows tablet is no worse than these.
But still, I want tablet battery life with laptop capability. Too much to ask at present I guess
Re: Waterproof means no user changeable battery.
"...standardisation of connectors to two types- Micro USB and Apple" - the standard here is Micro USB !
Google Navigation works fine for me - unless Tomtom's IQ routing is VERY clever (I must admit Google's not too hot on re-routing)
I assume that the smaller number of searches around Apple phones may be because Apple users know what they want for their next phone (i.e. what Apple gives them, regardless), whereas for Android there's a lot more choice - and perhaps their potential owners like to research and be well informed
"free applications are five times more likely to track user location and a whopping 314 per cent more likely to access user address books"
Five times more likely is more whopping likely than 314 percent more likely!
Re: Still waiting for a candybar phone with WiFi-3G bridge
Agreed, this is the missing device I'd buy that would give WiFi (or bluetooth) 3G connectivity to a tablet / Notebook / Kindle, but be little more than a caller / texter otherwise.
Those Analysts.. !
"But this did not come to pass, prompting a more pro-Apple rethink on the part of most analysts."
So,they got it wrong, and had a re-think. Why listen, eh?
Got Mine Through
I got an update today - just an unsolicited pop-up message saying do I want to download Samsung Update. Took a few seconds. I'd already tested my S3 yesterday and it seemed ok then TBH
I hate the iPhone with a passion - but even I was embarrassed reading this
Re: Would you like a Phone with that battery, sir?
It looks big yes, but the capacity seems less that the squat battery in my S3 (apparently 7.98 Wh)
Oh I see!
I was a little confused by the article - then I saw the "Artist's Impresion" picture, and then it all made sense!
Re: Not that useful on a 4
Yes - NavFree is pretty useful, even on Android, if you're abroad and don't want roaming data costs.
Who wouldn't ...
... be excited by a rotating teapot - well done sir!
In 50 days time, you can have a news item saying they have only 50 days to go - and they are boning up even harder
There won't be people queuing over night surely? I can sort-of understand if it was a brand new product, but this is just a tech upgrade?
Easy there - take a chill pill - life goes on!
... from our own correspondent ...
Good to see the number of signatures climbing now ...
Agreed - no front camera's a bad oversight - it only needs to be a cheap low-res affair. Skype works pretty well on android otherwise
... that's "Office 364" then?
let it lie eh?
I am constantly getting ads on my Andriod apps - but honestly - who reads them eh? It's just a slightly annoying coloured band in the corner. I don't understand how advertisers think we're going to respond to these things.
I would imagine a (relative) reduction in the number of iPhones in circulation would please their owners - they are hardly 'exclusive' devices at the moment. I can't get away from the damn things. A larger variety of Android (or Windows Mobile) devices will make the pub a more interesting place at least.
Not so pricey?
I'm one of the small percentage on a SE phone (W995). I get 500Mb a month for £5 on Orange - not such a bad deal, so that takes me up to £20 a month on contract. The screen's fine for headlines etc., and the rest of the traffic's mainly email and Google map downloads.
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