* Posts by NX1977

60 posts • joined 4 Mar 2010

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Orange customer clobbered with SIX-FIGURE phone bill

NX1977
Holmes

Re: IT?

I've complained to Tmobile about high data use and hot handset. Disabling mobile data stops it dead.

Watch the data indicator and it's clear the handset is continually switching between Tmobile and orange masts naturally sending a data packet to log on each time.

I'm certain they are fully aware of this but they blamed my phone which doesn't do it with a Tesco SIM!

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Nokia chief Elop: 'Android? Hey, anything's possible!'

NX1977
Holmes

MWC 2013 is just around the corner....

If nokia went to android I'm certain most of their loyal previous customers would return.

Nokia make very good hardware, they've just had a history or bad software to run on them. The reason people are still not convinced is windows mobile. It's holding them back from again being a contender and fighting HTC, Samsung and Apple who their customer base flocked to in the dying days of symbian (circa N96)

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Customers dumping Samsung phones in wake of Apple suit

NX1977
Holmes

Bull or has apple all over it?

Either this firm is cashing in before they're left with Samsung trade ins they're blocked from selling

Or

Given this is a day after Koh pencilled in the product banning case for December rather than the september Apple wanted, you have to wonder if there is a connection to help inflict immediate damage via the media propaganda machine......

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Apple demands a quickie, aims its torpedo at 8 Samsung mobes

NX1977
Mushroom

We've been shameless in stealing.....

From Jobs himself

http://techdusts.com/2010/03/04/apple-htc/

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

NX1977
WTF?

Re: The real loser here

All companies copy others ideas. Cars all have the same tech, tvs, computers etc etc. Don't see Ford and say Toyota in every possible court in the world because the other fitted satnav or abs brakes, rounded their dash etc etc.

Good companies take pleasure in the kudos something was their idea and move on to creating the next "must have".

The majority of patents in this case should never have been allowed to be filed due to "prior art". Patents are only for new and unique ideas.

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NX1977
WTF?

Re: The real loser here

Apple are using their lawyers rather than innovate and up their game.

Most tech companies in the past simply innovate when competitors sell their own versions of say TV with EPG, built in media ports, smart/Internet etc.

So why can't apple innovate their way to increasing their market share rather than the lawyers do it for them?

Says to me that it's because they can't innovate better than those who have been doing it for a lot longer.

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NX1977
Mushroom

Hardly surprising

A judge and jury with no clue of patent law. A US firm in a US court v. A non US company.

Then there's Koh herself, who's comments from the off presented the notion of bias. How this was allowed to carry on amazes me.

And that's before we get to Microsoft & HP inventing tablets, rounded corners on phones back in the 90's and Apple using technologies in their phones invented by others. Icons, touchscreen etc all around on windows CE devices.

Hopefully Microsoft will be taking them to court soon

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Chick-lit naughty girl MP Mensch starts own web-jabber service

NX1977
Megaphone

useless MP

Appears to spend more time on her books and her media career than serving her constituents.

Add this to the pile of stuff she's done OTHER than her real job as an MP.

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Nokia on 'brink of failure', warns analyst

NX1977
Flame

Nokia are their own destroyers

Sticking with symbian for too long lost loyal customers. The Windows mobile marriage ensures they stay away and are happy they made the right call.

Nokia has always made decent hardware, and this is what will bring customers back. But only offering some Android devices will save the firm. They'd wipe the floor with HTC and their historic foes (samsung, Sony etc).

They have the hardware they just need an OS people want!

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Solar storm has a 'sting in its tail', warn space weathermen

NX1977

Had gps issues

Yesterday (8th) between about 9.30 and 11 had issues getting and keeping a GPs signal.

Can't recall the last time I had issues.

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Revealed: Apple's plea for fairness in mobile patent war

NX1977
Mushroom

I'll squash you like a fly, just dont fight back

Basically Apple is realising the old boys club hold all the patents they're relying on to peddle their wares haven't taken kindly to Apple trying to stop sales of their products around the globe.

So the old firms have responded by pulling out their own and Apple realises the fight they started might actually backfire on them.

I for one like watching Apple squirm, and now no one there holds the same fighting spirit and determination of Jobs, shareholders are getting twitchy.

Perhaps the patent issue rumours as to why there isn't an iPhone 5 might actually hold some degree or truth?

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Spooks still prefer BlackBerrys for swapping secrets

NX1977
Big Brother

I dont get it

Surely secret squirrels would want control of the data between handset and destination with as few steps as possible?

You could encrypt both ends now. Adding in someone elses system which could fail or get hacked surely isnt a wise idea for spook data?

It's just another unnecessary point added to the data path where someone could get hold of it.

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Gov: DAB must battle on, despite being old and rubbish

NX1977
WTF?

IF not DAB

Then what should we be using?

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RIM stands, staggers, falls again

NX1977
Childcatcher

Hackers at work?

No one has yet thought of hackers.

Remember how pissed the script kiddies were that RIM was to hand over logs to the UK police investigating the recent rioting and how they promised to target them soon?

I cant see a core switch being a) so hard to figure out, and b) taking so long to fix. There's more to this than meets the eye....

But how long until RIM fess up? What was the target time-to-fess-up set by Sony over PSN again?

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TomTom fights falling satnav sales with iPad app

NX1977
FAIL

So they want back into smartphone market eh?

Tomtom screwed over smartphone owners favour of pumping out their own hardware.

We didn't want yet another bit of tech to lug round so went elsewhere. Now there are so many as good as.or even better free versions with always current maps thanks to data access being pretty standard for many people.

They shot themselves in the foot and they know it. The only hope back in as an app vender, which is how they started, is via Apple owners who will buy pretty much anything if on offer via itunes.

Android sales won't be good as we like our stuff free and untouched by Apple! ;)

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Microsoft fingered for Nokia's bleak future

NX1977
Mushroom

Windows alone is the start of the end

Windows phone or what ever you call it is not what consumers want. Businesses do like it, but only for email interaction without blackberry taxation.

If people wanted Microsoft phones, then they'd be a top 3 OS and handsets flying off the shelves.

Nokia should have simply ditched their own OS systems and focused on hardware for both Microsoft and Android just as Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson have (the other 'old boys' in the mobile hardware market).

Nokia's following was down to the hardware as it was almost always better than the competition which is one of the only reasons the N series sold well and the N95 was such a success.

The s40 series sold because of price, features and durability. The world moved on and Nokia didn't know how to and was left behind by its own stubborness to stick with symbian and not invest in touchscreen technology as it moved to capacitive and away from needing stylus'....

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Nokia: When pigeons fly home to roast

NX1977

should have gone android

Why didn't Nokia use the highly customisable Android base like HTC has done and focus on a front end interface and their forte hardware.

Most people who've left Nokia ownership miss the hardware quality but don't want symbian or winmob.

Nokia need to realise this, and quickly.

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Yahoo! downs! mail! servers! for! essential! and extensive! work!

NX1977
Thumb Down

when will we get imap?

IMAP uses less resources than pop or webmail, so shouldn't Yahoo be thinking of adding that functionality?

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Direct action group defaces Vodafone in tax avoidance protest

NX1977
Grenade

One for the boys in blue

Vodafone should simply go legal on these folks. Loss of business, liable, and for the clowns who gave these kids the passwords to the blog - UK uncut say these were the 'master passwords'.

Any word from the E-crimes dept on this?

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Grief and disbelief greet Elop's Nokia revolution

NX1977
FAIL

Nokia will have lost chnace of customers returning

If Nokia offered an Android phone, I'd be back like a shot. Instead a loyalty of over 14 years ceased last year.

Like many others I love Nokia Hardware build quality & spec, but couldnt stand Symbian any longer so jumped to a HTC Desire last March. So many other Nokia friends on support forums have now cropped up in the Android ones.

Didnt that tell Elop & Nokia something about their customers?

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NX1977
Dead Vulture

RIP Nokia

What a surprise. NOT

Clearly someone wants to return to a well paid job at Microsoft one day.....

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Marry Microsoft, analyst tells Nokia

NX1977

nokia + android = saving grace

Exactly. Many Nokia owners like me would prefer Nokia hardware running our Android phones.

Nokia make some great hardware that lasts and have great specs. But their OS sucks.

With Nokia being downgraded on their credit rating they might finally realise Android is their only option short term.

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Pothole-spotter app aims to stop arse ache

NX1977
Thumb Down

android?

AAndroid forgotten as usual?

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Samsung expands Galaxy universe

NX1977
Thumb Down

what about prev incarnations?

I think Samsung should support existing galaxy's before worrying about new versions!

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T-Mobile backtracks on retrospective mobe data caps

NX1977
Megaphone

data munching

WWell, from now on I'll be using as much of my 3gb limit as I can each month for the next year.

That'll teach them!

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Ofcom: T-Mobile probe? Er, not really

NX1977
FAIL

welcome to the party el reg

where've you been since this kicked off Monday?

T-mobile have admitted to one cust on money saving expert forums that they've breached contract by not contacting everyone, and giving less than 30days notice.

That's my ticket out, regardless of my usage or if the fup applies to me. They breached my contracts, and are thus voiding it. Which is what my cancellation letter will say....

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GSMA opens the way for Apple SIM

NX1977
Grenade

re: Software SIM. lol

People forget mobiles were once sim-less. The reason we have sim's was to stop criminals cloning phones or racking up someone else's bill.

Going sans SIM again, when criminals aren't only smarter, have better tech and can attack handsets from anywhere on earth, won't be good.

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AVG snaps up DroidSecurity

NX1977

indeed

Or have reboot loop errors, or messing up Outlook.

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BT network goes titsup up north

NX1977

doubt it

Orange's data network has been crap for going on 6 months.

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Nokia, HTC, Sony attacked by hidden megatroll

NX1977
Grenade

ZZZZZZZ - only in America

Patents should time expire to promote innovation.

What, are Apple et al hoping? That royalties from licensing through fear will keep them going for another 10/20+ years?

It's not working for some, is it?

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Opera Mobile for Android: Nearly there!

NX1977

About time

Opera mobile (full favoured) is the only thing I've missed moving from symbian to android.

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Apple wants halt to $600m patent case

NX1977
Grenade

Rubs eyes

Apple infringing someone elses patents? Really?

Oh well, looks like it's just a one off

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Microsoft sends in the tanks against Motorola, Android

NX1977
Flame

why are these mobile os firms so scared?

I thought android was just for geeks not the mainstream.

Oops, so did Microsoft, Apple, blackberry and Nokia.

That'll learn them to avoid innovation and simply use lawyers to sell more phones.

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iPad spends 20% of time in bed

NX1977
Heart

what do you expect from geeks

They can look at their porn on a bigger screen then reply to their dating site messages.

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SwiftKey offers alternative for Android typists

NX1977
Unhappy

love swype

Wonder what will happen to the beta testers when the beta ends and it time expires like all the beta versions have. :(

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Pope makes central London no-go zone for BT engineers

NX1977
WTF?

eh?

BT hasn't been state owned for over 25 years.

I think you mean royal mail ;)

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BT's onshoring call centres scheme continues

NX1977
FAIL

it's not about customer service

No, as.always its shareholders and profits above customer service.

As usual with these corporations.

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Nokia seeks to tap the X-Factor

NX1977
FAIL

If nokia auditioned for xfactor

It'd be the 40 something pub singer with quite a good voice really, but picked up and showing some bad habits they've picked up going for their last chance to make it big.

Such a shame for a once great firm that become arrogant they'd always be at the top.

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NHS Online consult service to live on: Calls go to 111

NX1977
FAIL

ConDem'd +1

Are they simply hell bent on sending us back to the 80's?

So far none of their cuts will actually save.money. in fact paying redundancy to all the cut workers woo cost more over the next 3 years than keeping them employed. Typical financial scam to remove employment costs and simply itemise them as 'one off' costs.

So all they're doing is going to piss off the public by cutting key services. How about cutting the benefits scammers and chavs that just want to sit at home all day drinking and breeding at our expense?

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Fennec squeezes into Android users' pockets

NX1977
Alert

Does my browser look big in this?

Is it still a 30mb download?

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Vodafone volte-face on Galaxy S

NX1977
Thumb Up

re: translation

Don't you mean "We didn't learn from screwing the HTC desire folk."

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Galaxy S firmware update invalidates Voda warranties

NX1977
Unhappy

It'd be nice if Samsung & T-mobile

Actually updated the i5700 galaxy portal/spica to android 2.1. Neither firm seems to care and blame the other for the.lack of updates.

So I wouldn't touch a Samsung on T-Mobile for this very reason.

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Orange mobile data chucks punters

NX1977
Thumb Down

T-mobile having issues too

3g dropping and stalling since mid afternoon yesterday.

So appears they are messing with the network, possibly load balancing using t-mobile's better data capacity.

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Documents show CAA fears over powerline networks

NX1977

security nightmare

I can't believe pln is growing without addressing signal leakage.

The last report I saw on this was regarding pln users being able to see data from other pln's upto a mile away!

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iPhone users get more sex than Android fans

NX1977
WTF?

what does.it say about their partners?

If the select their partners based on having an iPhone or not?

I worry for the future gene pool of humanity, I really do!

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Vodafone won't act on customers' HTC Desires

NX1977
Grenade

Breach of contract?

Does it clearly state in Vodafone's (or any other network) contracts they can push their branding shit on customers? Whenever you have a phone issue, networks arealways quick to tell you handsets and contracts are separate and they're only interested in your line rental.

Customers should get legal on VF and other networks that try to pull the software and blocking where the contract doesn't mention it at all.

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Apple iPhone app patent claim 'doesn't feel right'

NX1977
Heart

ah, but

Apple will be patenting it to help out a loyal developer so they don't get ripping off by nasty android or winmo devs, and not for apples reward - as Apple doesnt do things like steal ip to sell as its own.

Isn't that Mr jobs nice, eh? *rolls eyes*

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Apple ditches video evidence

NX1977
Heart

cease and decist

I bet it's gone legal, so Apple pulled them.

It also wouldn't go down well when the patent cases start....

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Fanbois end Judas Phone 'Death Grip' with, um, SIM tape

NX1977
FAIL

Blame the SIM?

PMSL

However does beg the question why Apple had to meddle with its size in the 1st place

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Everything Everywhere now something somewhere

NX1977

what about data tariffs?

Will they kill off T-Mobile's generous data packages?

Then there's orange Wednesdays, magic numbers, cheap home internet, and phone locks which will prevent a unified network for existing customers.

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