92 posts • joined Tuesday 19th April 2011 11:09 GMT
Just avoid buying a Rolex and buy a nice watch with some style then.
Re: UK vs Euro pricing
well yeah, that is indeed ridiculous.
I'll just continue to use their cloud services for free whilst I get my wares by other means...
Re: Well I think they're cool and want one!
come out from behind your AC shadows and tell us we look like dicks to our faces (but please don't say "google" before you say "dicks").
Re: I solemnly promise
but when it's called an iGlass, I'm sure you'll be onboard ;)
Smartphones are for yesterday's cool kids.
Wearable computers is the next wave, google glass looks intriguing.
Re: Don't believe the hype...
also agree with the article, but don't agree that I'm currently fully happy with 3G.
Whilst H+ is fantastic and has got good coverage, the coverage on a train is just s**t which is where I personally need 3G coverage the most.
How hard is it to string a cable along the overhead wires pumping out a 3G signal across all railway networks?
Apple: "we've made a white rectangular phone with rounded corners, which has STT&TTS, what else is there to innovate???"
hmm, not great first impressions.
Stock Galaxy Note II, it's slow to load, says an app restart is required a lot and you can't specify when you want to sync files for offline reading or if that can only happen on wifi.
I'd find a better outfit to outsource this to.
me too, only took (i think) more than a year to build! installing now...
Games are king
time for nintendo to do a sega and become a game development house.
Mario Android please!
I might agree with you if this was a few years ago, but times are changing: cost of ownership and maintenance is king and lock in is currently cheaper and simpler.
If you give it away...
to technology companies giving you free services, expect to be used.
Re: More Leach tripe.
I wish people would get over the fact that privacy when you're using technology doesn't really exist.
Of course, paranoid people wearing tin hats will always spend time and effort trying to keep what they think is their privacy intact. Personally, I've got better things to do with my life - governments and tech companies can judge what I do with that life as much as they want.
Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?
i'll take my own advice thanks, I like my own advice, it's paranoid free.
Until some secret assassin knocks on my door for looking at too much porn, I'll be fine - and if that does happen, I'll go all Jack Bauer on the world.
I think we're just better at putting up with piss poor services since we've had to endure piss poor services most of our lives.
Re: Maps worth more to Google than Apple?
"Google can now resume data collection."
These comments are so narrow minded. Do you not think Nectar/Clubcard et al don't collect and analyse your habits? Why else do they give you free things for using them? How about Oyster analysing your travel patterns? Or even Amazon analysing your shopping patterns? In a more positive way, Credit Card companies monitor your spending habits to avoid fraud.
If you don't want to be monitored, get rid of all your technology, leave your bank and live in the Antarctic. Otherwise, shut up and sit down.
Re: I believe RIM is toast
They should of opened up their BES to all devices long ago and become a services company.
Re: Said it before and I'll say it again
but people generally discover they don't really want an iPad either after the newness and marketing spiel wares off.
Personally, I think if tablets survive in the future, it will be the cheap tablets that lead the way. The keyboard and mouse works for a reason.
Re: Why not Just Call it AWS
Don't really understand your post but it reminds me of how much of a clusterf-bomb lte is. My 3g devices work all over the world (at least to the places I've been). From what I can gather, if you want your so called 4g device (which isn't 4g, it's lte and it's late) to work all over like 3g then you'd need a device capable of so many different frequencies.
When can we expect a proper fully capable 4g service? I'm guessing 10 years. In the mean time, I'd rather have the 3g hsupa+ thingamabob which seems to be quite adequate, cheaper and more compatible.
Ah, if only the world was a sensible place...
Re: Pretty cool
lol, indeed, it is impressively thin, but what would you do with the space saved :)
Re: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
but it's just a rectangle with rounded corners?!?!
Am i the only one in the world who thinks Apple's products are uninspiring and don't look good? They remind me of a grey dystopian future...
obligatory: "1974 called and says hello" joke
indeed, I thought the 920 would be my next phone (the camera being it's biggest selling point for me), but the tie up with EE coupled with not wanting to be an early adopter of the unproven windows 8 means I will be skipping this Nokia.
Shame, as it looks like a great piece of hardware.
(BTW this whole fanboy/fandroid riling up malarkey sure is a fun way to kill time at work)
at least we have fun on the village bike, unlike the overpriced re-badged iPod all the dumb people like to take to bed with them where they're told what they can and cannot do.
Re: Android systems to insecure
yet look where Windows is now
Re: Nexus 10 anyone?
yep, i'm gonna get myself one.
If Apple want to continue their religious dominance, they're gonna have to do something a little bit more interesting than giving their iPod a different name with bigger and smaller screens.
Re: Bought one yesterday after the price-drop
is that you Joerg? Being an AC from now on eh?
Anyway, I've yet to see an iPad used for anything other than web browsing, facebook, and the occasional note taking. If you ask me, they take a lot of your money for a device which people don't do very much on.
People will soon realise they've been idiots buying into iFail.
Re: Both products are a big fail.
"but I'm certainly not saying your opinion is not valid"
Can I say so then? Yes? Ok...
Your opinion is not valid.
There, that feels better.
Re: Why always FakeOS?
because something which looks good and fancy often isn't very user friendly
sorry for double post.
especially with the lumia 920 coming out which is a much more exciting prospect with it's camera
it's at 479 euro now for the basic model in Germany.
More than £400 for the basic model and for the keyboard, that's not an easy sell for me
starting at $499 apparently: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-surface-price-revealed-starts-at-499
If that does translate to ~£300 (~£350 with touch cover thingymebob), might be worth a consideration...
>> "Do it once and do it right."
>>> R I I I I G H T! Lived in th UK long?
lol, have one internet sir!
Re: If it was cheap..
plus, most £400 cameras won't browse the internet, check your email, call people, text people, watch videos on, listen to music, play games on...
Today's phones pack a lot of stuff in one package making them quite good value as it is. Putting a usable camera on them is quite salivating.
Re: Sony Cam Phones
Whilst the Sony sensors are very good (and indeed, nikon does some very good things with sony DX and FX sensors), do the sony cam phones come with OIS? I didn't think they did, always happy to be told I'm wrong though...
Re: option to lease ...
yes, but the other thing is, since the iphone 5 is crap, you won't be able to sell it for £350 in a year, you'd be lucky to search for, navigate to, and convince a shop salesman to trade it in
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's seen similarities between Apple and Scientology. When can we call them terrorists?
Re: It's SPARC
because nobody really cares...
google it, or was that Google it?
Re: But for the same price you could get an iPad
well if you're gonna troll...
why get an ipad when all people do on them is browse the internet, go on facebook and play some crappy games?
Get a cheap nexus 7, or upcoming winRT thing. iPad's are for people with more money than sense who just think it's cool to have an half eaten apple on their technology.
Re: Split screen...what next...
"they'll be the same size as desktop screens in 3 or 4 years...So will tablet OSes become windowed, desktops full-screened, or some sort of GUI gooey mess?"
They could be as big as you can fold them, and you won't need a backpack, since you'll be able to unravel and manipulate them from your pocket.
And who's R&D'ing this actual stuff instead of patenting squares? Guess...
- Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland
- Microsoft teams up with Feds, Europol in ZeroAccess botnet zombie hunt
- Justin Bieber BEGGED for a $200k RIM JOB – and got REJECTED
- Review Bigger on the inside: WD’s Tardis-like Black² Dual Drive laptop disk
- Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action