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Is it needed?
New credit cards already let you pay by touch and I always have my CC with me so while it's a cool nerdy trick, does it gain users anything? I never used it so it's a real question, ware there real use cases?
Re: That can't be right
Really? That's still funny?
Sounds pretty amazing
I'm still on my Nokia N81 and finally considering upgrading, but I want to stay on O2. I imagine the £100 price on this means it's locked to Vodafone?
I've been looking at the Lumia 710 and I would be interested to know how the two stack up. Note I am not after high performance or external storage or the ability to root my phone... I want a solid phone which can also do internet/email on the side.
Seems a bit daft, the vast majority of addons are not sold by Apple so what do they gain?
Re: "About the same as an ultrabook"
As explained above in answer to my question, that's only for the x86 version which basically IS an ultrabook. If an ARM version is the same cost as an iPad I'm interested to get one (if I didn't already have an iPad 2).
Re: "Windows 7 was my idea"
You're keen on a nuclear accident?
Re: Hey Iran...
I doubt it's the fault of Windows... you have to assume ANY system CAN be broken if an attacker has to access it. As well as semi-joking about internet access, it should be a fully closed system.
...please unplug your nuclear plants from the internet, for your own security and everyone else's safety!
meaningless, even iPads have done this at launch IIRC.
A price of £1k would be a massive deal-breaker though. Compete directly with the iPad perhaps but costing more is crazy... unless that's for the Intel version only and the ARM one will be considerably cheaper. After all an Intel tablet kind of IS like an ultrabook only even smaller and smaller means pricier.
That doesn't really seem an answer, simply a slightly related fact. You don't say what temperature sublimation occurs at for instance.
On a related note... isn't 40K quite warm for a crater which never sees the sun? Has the sun, over the eons, heated the entire moon up to 40K? Or is there residual heat from the moon's core?
upgrading existing handsets is impossible
>>Microsoft has recoded the platform so that it shares kernel features with Windows 8, which is good for integration but bad news for smartphone vendors, since upgrading existing handsets is impossible.
Is this just bad reporting... why does changing the kernel automatically mean handsets can't be upgraded? Surely if people can hack their iPad to run Android or get Win98 running on a phone, getting WP8 onto WP7.5 hardware is possible?
Re: I'm guessing.....
Or End of Days.
...Nuns on the Run?
Re: So what is the deal with Sweden?
>>This suggest to me that if I was an innocent man looking for either of freedom of expression, and human rights Sweden would be a top notch choice.
I think you answered your question... they're not innocent and they're not heroes of freedom/democracy. Therefore a dodgy South-American country with easily bribed officials is far preferable.
Re: On the other hand
Well done for noticing. So what? The point is they give the software away to drive hardware sales. MS could do the same thing on their own-brand hardware.
That seems like peanuts for such a big property.
Will the locals' taxes go to him - how does it work if you own an island with people on it?
On the other hand
Maybe MS are keen on making money off hardware - Apple make money from the hardware not the software so MS might wish to copy this on high-end tablets (iPad) rather than budget models (Fire).
Re: The employee was from Iran...
I was just going to ask how the employee knew they were speaking Iranian, guess this answers it.
Re: "Phone 7 users won't be able to upgrade to Windows 8"
My old Nokia has been running for about 5 years on the same OS it had when I bought it. It runs just as well as it ever did. The same will be true for WP7 phones... upgrading to a new OS is just not a huge deal for typical users who will simply get a free upgrade in a year's time.
Re: "Phone 7 users won't be able to upgrade to Windows 8"
You can't make a big leap forward and be 100% backwards compatible, they're mutually exclusive.
Also, there are so few WP7 users that it really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
I think it sounds rather splendid - SD support is a massive thing to techies and support for DirectX sounds awesome.
I think it looks fairly sweet - the ARM version is as thin as the iPad and adding the keyboard into the case seems a nice move to avoid buying an expensive add-on. USB+SD are big deals to business users too.
Hoping for something nice but not massively optimistic.
Re: "Bringing the classic first-person shooter to consoles "for the first time"."
I was going to say that but I think what they mean is bringing the original DOOM for the first time, alongside DOOM3 which definitely was on consoles.
Re: tablet utopia!
You'd think with cases like the official iPad one, they'd just build a keyboard into it.
Re: religious opposition
Why exactly is Christian Democratic an oxymoron? I don't know a single Christian who is opposed to democracy.
And really if you're not a Christian, commenting on "Christian behaviour/actions" is unlikely to be accurate because the phrase "acting Christian" doesn't tie in with Christianity. Christianity very strongly says that contrary world views ARE less valid since it is based on the belief there are absolute truths and it knows what they are. That's clearly up for violent disagreement of course but I'd rather you disagreed with it than not know about it!
One obvious win
SD and USB... big things missing on iPad to many. And expandable storage is a big gripe against WP7. I wonder if this means it will also be supported on phones in the future too.
Re: ARMvsIntel Win 8
>>I foresee many people returning their Arm based Windows RT tablets when they finally work out they can't run windows apps
Those would be the same people who return iPads because they won't run Mac software?
Re: And so Google became the moral compass for the world
Many countries don't have free speech. Which part didn't you understand?
Re: At Microsoft they are on some heavy drugs...
WP7 isn't failing because of bad UI.
How many times
You aren't forced to work in Metro Mode on the desktop. You are forced to use a Metro 'Start Bar' but that's it. If you don't have a touch-screen PC, don't use Metro.
Yeah but articles just copy what MS say without delving deeper :)
I like Aero
cool widgets and so on anyway. Have they removed the additional functionality Aero brought, or only the styling aspects of window themes?
Um, you realise a DVD looks just as good on a 4000x2000 13" screen as a regular 720p one? At those screen sizes, regular DVD quality is just fine.
The world may be moving on, but video is still massive on DVD, it's far behind music in transitioning to download-only as is evidenced by the popularity of DVD box-sets (which still outsell blu-ray versions).