735 posts • joined Tuesday 27th April 2010 11:33 GMT
My thought was that it'd be the other way around,
with people just picking up a cheap, PAYG, predominantly to be use for voice calling, from Tesco, and shopping around the operator shops for anything more complicated.
Whichever it is, the operators appear to be doing a fine job of driving customers away from their stores. Places like Phones4U strike me as not being much better, so the market is likely being handed to the supermarkets on a plate.
Just don't drive too fast.
Not that big of a deal.
-Sent from my TomTom, via my iPhone.
I honestly don't see why this would be useful. Likewise, any sort of high-end camera functions (does anyone use a phone as anything other than a backup camera?).
I have a camera and a camcorder, which both have TV-Out, but only the camcorder ever gets hooked up to the TV, and even that's a rarity as editing footage before display is always welcome. With photos, surely you'll want to remove all the blurry, mis-timed shots before showing them to anyone?
Still, nice looking device. Maybe it'll be what the N-Gage should have been...
My Zen V+
still works, despite me dropping it onto the pavement several times. It fell to bits the last time, but it's all snapped back together and working again. I'm really rather fond of it (although, the video playback is laughable).
His iPad wouldn't connect with the big screen?
It's obviously the worst consumer product, ever. He should get a <insert alternative product of choice>, instead.
Given that this was a response to
my question was around the compatablilty of faith and science, and not the existence of god, you would appear to have missed the point.
If you are Richard Dawkins, can I have £5 for spotting you?
Am I the only one who thinks that science and religion are not mutually exclusive?
Or is this forum acting as a front for Richard Dawkins?
I wonder if he'll be able to come up with anything better
once he is extradited and put on trial? Or will the prosecution simply need to present the results of searching for "Julian Assange sexual assault" on google.se, and wait for Mr Trade Mark to confess all?
Is he advocating MMS spam
as an advertising strategy?
It's bad enough when network operators do it (yes, I mean you, Orange), so I can't imagine a company is going to win many friends/customers with this. SMS adverts already reek of "I have your mobile numbers and am trying to steal all your personal information".
Granted, companies will always have advertising budgets, and I will inevitably consume adverts at some point, be it actively or passively. But I can live with that (twas ever thus).
As for privacy, nothing particularly sensitive gets passed through either my facebook or gmail, so, yeah, I'm still happy (the ads I get served by facebook have so little relevance to me, I have to wonder if facebook system is really working!). The vast majority of people most likely couldn't care less, I expect.
I may well be ignorant, but I am content, and so very unlikely to abandon these services for a paid alternative - if paid were the only option, I'd just as likely abandon them, altogether.
I'm not so naive as to assume that Facebook and GMail are truly free.
Somewhere, somebody is paying for it, obviously. Is it costing me money? No, so why would I care?
No one cares enough about these services to want to pay for them, so the chance of setting up a viable business model based on subscriptions is practically nil.
Then again, plenty of people fork over good money for something like SkyTV, so I may well be completely wrong.
The OFT should put up a maddeningly annoying advert
to let everyone know that webuyanycar.com is a massive ripoff.
Although, how anyone thought that they might not be a massive ripoff, is beyond me.
Re: The Coder
Is that Alex Winter?
Font design may indeed be complicated work,
and I'd probably be shit at it, but general consensus is that Nokia has bigger problems to worry about beyond what their in-house font should be.
If Nokia were the Titanic, then this font would be a deckchair.
is a 10 inch tablet being "offered exclusively by Vodafone"? It's not like it's going to fit in your pocket, so it'll end up tied to an expensive data plan that you don't need.
I want affordable, not subsidised.
Rather than interpret this as a marketing technique,
I viewed this in the same way as all those "every time you forward this email, Microsoft will donate $1 to the Make A Wish Foundation" emails (that still appear to be doing the rounds) - i.e. spam.
As it's not a hoax, I'll assume that I just don't understand twitter.
"Computer apps were never truly displaced by the web"
I'm not sure that this is over, yet, as I can easily imagine cloud-based apps becoming dominant in the home market (less likely in business), particularly if we all start buying tablets (or netbooks) - e.g. who needs email client software at home?
As for mobile apps, I'm not sure I really understand the point of them, when my phone has a web browser. Maybe it's my age...
Nice offer, shame 3 don't offer unlimited access to the internet.
If I point my browser at b3ta.com or cracked.com, 3 try to sell me porn. Nothing says "we want to protect the children" like dangling porn in front of them.
if you never give kids what they want (ever), then they are sure to grow into well rounded (no pun intended), confident individuals, who conform precisely to your view of the world.
The chances of them going totally of the rails, because "Mummy and Daddy don't love me," must be slim to none.
As the only portable device for "serious" gaming,
it'll pick up a small but devoted following, until Sony realise just how small this following is and abandon it.
Lynx/Game Gear vs Gameboy, again, and Nintendo will win (again).
Shame, really, as it's exactly the sort of thing that I would have lusted after, when I was 13.
the band can strut about on stage, pretending to play, and the attendees can listen to their latest album through their phones.
In fact, why not just skip the whole "going out" part, altogether?
TONIGHT, live at YOUR HOUSE: a CD you bought, yesterday.
(please provide your own mud and overpriced beer in a plastic cup)
It's not a requirement that you install the software
that is bundled with the HomeHub.
I use mine with both Windows and Linux (wireless and wired), and have not installed any of BT's software, as the web-based frontend (bthomehub.home) works fine.
The bundled software is hand-holding bloat, that no one needs (my mother-in-law has it on all of here PCs/laptops, and it is slow and useless, and has never acheived anything).
Still, I wouldn't expect the BT sales droids to understand this - I've had one explaining to me that I really should go for their Infinity package (only £1.64 extra per month!), despite the fact that a) they'd need to tear a hole in my house just to replace the phone socket and b) I'm moving out (I'll probably get a much better deal when I become a new customer again).
On the rare occassion that I'm in the branch near work, I get confused looks from the staff when I ask for an extra shot of espresso (I like my latte to taste of coffee, not hot milk); even then, it's still piss weak. Kevin Day described their coffee as "homeopathic," and I'm inclined to agree with him.
Don't even think about getting an iced coffee from them, either, as that really is brown milk (but mixed with ice!) - they don't even brew a shot to put in, just pull a bottle of pre-flavoured milk from the fridge. Yuk.