90 posts • joined 24 Jul 2010
The gift that keeps on giving
Microsoft - you never fail to disappoint.
Re: They scoffed when Bob called 2013 Microsofts year of hell
No-one wants <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/19/us-microsoft-research-idUSBRE96I0MO20130719">their shares.</a>
Re: Me got new one, me got bright yellow one
Remember folks - this is what Symbian was thrown away for, because we were all told it was a "burning platform", and Android swerved because "there is no way to differentiate handsets", unlike, err, the way manufacturers can infinitely customize WP8. Just don't tell that to Samsung, Sony, HTC etc.
Actually, yellow is an appropriate color when you think of whos pocket Elop was in when he made this "decision".
True, but not as embarrassing as Apple being ordered to print apologies for the same lie in the British press.
Then told to again, because they apologised wrong.
Re: Consumer reports say you're best to swerve it, no matter what the language
This one is lovely:
Re: Microsoft the Patent troll
"MS want the terms to be fair. "
Isn't #DroidRage what this guy suffered when he realised he should have used one instead of the fail he was forced to?
Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition
@dogged can you point to an article showing how evil google are please. I found scraps - mostly related to tracking cookies. The relative levels you can come up with will be interesting. For example, you mentioned IBM? http://www.ibmandtheholocaust.com/
Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition
Strewth. And you haven't even mentioned Nokia!
A "boost during the holiday season"?
WTF are these guys on? As if anyones gonna trash someone they care abouts computer by giving them windows 8.
This is what Nokia was destroyed for?
Don't forget their cloud offering - down again:
Perhaps Sinofsky did more than just publicly give Ballmer the bird when he left?
Re: Not surprising
And this is before the news came out they fall apart within days?
I also find poppy related crimes offensive
Where do I complain?
Re: Will it be available in the UK at a reasonable price
Depends on the shape of its corners.
Re: Falling apart at the seams?
Perhaps this guy might have been able to give some advice regarding shit hardware running shit software: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-pMZd1fupw
Re: It just keeps getting better,
"Why do you enjoy seeing other people have problems?"
Not other people generally, microsoft specifically. Decades of bullying have come home to roost.
Beware flying chairs in Redmond
"Symbian, for all its impending death, still managed to outsell Windows Phone by shipping 4.1 million, well over the 3.6 million devices running Microsoft's latest foray into mobility."
"Siri, Apple has taken a lot of flak for their maps recently."
"Can you give me an example showing they are not just a bunch of humourless wannabees totally regretting their decision to ditch Google Maps?"
And on first boot it downloaded iOS6.
A search party has been dispatched.
Re: Eh! WTF
Siri, do you have any examples of the dramatic effects global warming is having on the environment?
Re: What a fantastic user experience new iPhone users get
Missed the user experience of being blamed for it scratching easily:
What a fantastic user experience new iPhone users get
They get the user experience of being lost.
They get the user experience of not being able to get a WiFi signal.
They get the user experience of the new adapters they are forced to buy jamming in their sockets.
And of course they get the user experience of not having to carry those pesky full wallets about.
Thats the Apple advantage - its all about the user experience.
Go for it!
The lost flock of iSheep will be getting their 7 incher before Christmas, so let this baby rip into it with both barrels!
Re: It sure is.
@sabroni I'm reminded of what Russell Brand said when he was caught making obscene phone calls with Jonathan Ross: "All I ever wanted to do was make people laugh.". The best reply, actually from the letters page in Viz: "Well Russell, start when you're ready".
It sure is.
I don't know why its so fashionable to knock these figures. No one mentions Microsofts numbers in social - if they actually do anything in that area, that is.
Re: If true...
Fuck me, they still going?
Re: Every time
Everything's topsy turvy these days
Apple just launched a turkey where previously they'd been doing rather well in that department.
Microsoft always had turkeys but salvaged them by spending zillions in marketing. As the article shows, that''s now turned into a fiasco.
Nokia ... well, you get the idea.
Re: There really is no NFC?
Its' always better to shoot messengers when i'ts not possible to deal with any of the points raised, although I see the upvoters find 'its message came though loud and clear :-)
Exactly - they're now just another Android wannabe.
There really is no NFC?
Wow, this is a bigger piss take than letting the fanbois think they were getting the iPhone5 last year then just giving them the same one with an "S" at the end.
Seriously - this is what they call innovation?
Its a larger screen, of the kind the Android handsets had 2 years ago.
Its got LTE, of the kind Android handsets had well over a year ago.
Its cameras and speed now match the Android handsets from a year ago.
Its adapter has changed from one proprietary format to another just to take the piss.
A bundled app found on every platform over the last 2 years to stick photos together is trumpeted as a huge breakthrough.
And existing apps look shit because they only stretched the screen in 1 direction, and are new to fragmentation unlike Android which has been dealing with this for years.
This could almost make microsofts offering look good.
What kind of logic is this?
"While Windows Phone 8 is an impressive step forward for Microsoft, its biggest selling point is that it's not iOS and not Android."
Neither was Symbian.
Quick! Second choice seems for sale: http://eebygum.com
Will they apologise to shareholders for faking hope of success with microsoft?
Can some bookie give me odds of Blamer being out by Christmas?
Well, it is 2012. If the world does survive, m$ will forever mark it as the beginning of a very undignified end for them.
"Visual design is a much trickier skill, if it was easy then Linux desktops would look amazing when they don't look as good as OSX or Windows."
And iOS would look as good as the latest Android release, Jelly Bean. And not appear in comparison all slow and jerky the way, say, the iPad does next to a Nexus 7.
Re: Delenda est Pupillam
circum angulos fuisse circa ut diu ut latina
Re: The real answer is...
What a fucking waste of great hardware.
Re: Fixed it for ya..
Those 4m ... in Android terminology, that's expressed as "by midnight Thursday".
Yeah, and I always wondered what happened to this guy, now I know - cheers!
Re: Who would buy ?
Isn't needing 2 of the same devices the new way forward for Microsoft? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg
Always cracks me up that - the way he proudly explains he can run internet explorer, with a confident wave of the arm to the audience. Which when he does, immediately bricking it. Fantastic. And certainly worth pointing out again and again. And again.
If only they'd invested more of the $5 million per day they extort from Android manufacturers into this, eh? Or did it all go on the $450 needed to get a phone box of gullibles to buy their $50 comedy handset?
So let's be charitable and just say this guy is plain wrong.
Re: You might have done if the Nexus 7 was not for sale.
Exactly. My first tablet is a Nexus 7 - I'd not be seen dead with anything Apple make - they're just a bunch of Android wannabes now. Try using an Nexus 7 then an iPad - you'd immediately want the 7 back.
Here's Saint Steve ranting about how Apple will never make a 7 inch tablet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoAF0Jvhqc since you need to "fie your fingers down" whatever the fuck that meant. Course, they're about to copy (oops, that's "innovate") Google yet again with exactly that when the iPad mini launches.
I'd like to see you stick to that argument after watching this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ8pQVDyaLo
These UK "Apple did not copy Samsung" ads
What the fuck? That's some mighty powerful reality distortion field at work here. If Apple are correct with this, they are being forced by the British courts to lie in public in the British press. Steve "great artists steal" Jobs would be proud indeed.
Re: Not bad...
"70-odd million iPhones sold in just 6 months is astounding" - what's 70 million Android activations in 70 days (2 and a half months) then?
- Vid Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS
- Anal-ysis Buying memory in the iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills
- Bacon-related medical breakthrough wins Ig Nobel prize
- Teardown Pop open this iPhone 6 and see where the magic oozes from ... oh hello again, Qualcomm
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