38 posts • joined Tuesday 5th July 2011 11:24 GMT
I long for the day when there is one decent messaging standard that all phones use, like SMS but improved.
I can't stand having to open up seperate apps depending on whether is iMessage for Apple, What's App for Android etc.
Next for the iMessages to consolidate seamlessly with BBM and then we will have consolidated messaging instead of hard boundaries. Then the lowest common denominator - SMS can go quietly.
Yes hi def, more pixels per inch so we can have smaller text - great!
Imagine if the print industry had access to such resolution, they could make tiny books!
Oh wait.... the print industry does have more density, but they don't make tiny books because nobody wants them.
Re: Sadly, the under 40s
"going on 1.5 months now waiting for a phone line to be connected (and on an estate) so things have not changed all that much"
A week for my VirginMedia connection.
Or I can walk into Carphone Warehouse and have a connected new phone number in less than 5 minutes.
Re: How to LIE witih selective STATISTICS
Zune started as a huge investment. I was a supplier as a small part of that whole environment that was built.
The goal was to go after iPod. Then iPod touch appeared and Zune was ****ed.
Microsoft had the experience to know when it was beat, so they stopped pumping the investment in.
Re: How to LIE witih selective STATISTICS
"We will be successful with WinPhone. We are successful with all of our major investments. We have time, money and experience on our side. Just saying...."
OK, try it like this:
"We will be successful with ZUNE. We are successful with all of our major investments. We have time, money and experience on our side. Just saying..."
Still believe it?
That's a failure. I tried to use this on a trip, but the area you can pre-cache is too small, Nokia can store the entire world, the google pre-loading couldn't even select half of England.
"Perhaps you should actually use it before explaining it? ... I have 3 offline maps cached at the minute total size <200Mb which cover all of Nothern England - and much better than my in-car when it comes to new builds and industrial estates."
3 maps? What a ridiculous faff. It's 2013 and my £60 tomtom 8 years ago had the whole country in with nothing to do but switch on and go. Google have some quality maps, but it's a crap user system.
Re: I haven't driven more than a hundred miles in a go for about five years!
Airport is only 20 miles from home.
Top Gear were proved right in court. If you only get 55 miles and run out in the Tesla then you have to get it towed and wait hours before you can refuel it again. In your old track car you just take a jerry can to it and you are on your way. That was the point.
Re: @Michael B.
If you are a film director with limited time and budget, are you going to waste time driving a car round and round for 55 miles just to show an 8 second clip of it running out of charge, or are you going to use the Tesla supplied data and just go ahead and get the shot you need?
In fact it was Tesla's own boffins in California that calculated that 55 mile figure. If you look at the actual material presented you can see that the BBC was entirely in the right and that Tesla's PR people need replacing with people that can actually do the job. Top Gear were making a film, when you have a days shoot and people to pay you don't drive a car round and round for 55 miles just to waste time. No director would ever let that happen.
Surey they should have done some research into what Top Gear was like before they handed them a car to test? Every car gets similar treatment, but usually the toys stay in the pram.
Re: here comes the onslaught
"Should of" used to be wrong. But now it is used so often that it has become the correct form. Fluid language you see. The modal verb plus "have" plus past participle has had its day.
But I might have been called old fashioned, once.
Re: here comes the onslaught
Ahhh, Control Panel defaults to thicky mode and offers "Switch to Classic Mode" for the less thick.
Re: Surface Pro will also fail
It's not the openness that is selling Android, 99% of buyers don't know it's open, or what "open" means.
What is selling Android is Samsung, and Apple actually making their latest phones less appealing.
I've got the original
One board computer, innovation:
5 Live on 909 and 693 is still hugely popular, so not an easy thing to do to figure out how to find spectrum for FM. It's about time though, that the large audience for this station could start using RDS whilst listening.
I need to open one app to talk to Messenger people, another for WhatsApp, another for iMessage, and FB Messenger, Skype and I can't even see Blackberry messages. Then there are texts and emails. All with separate clients. That's a mess by anyone's standard.
Time for one brilliant startup to create a single app on all platforms that will consume messages from anywhere, possibly by using gateway servers. Hell I might even have a go at proof of concept myself.
I'll see you in court.
Re: We can only hope
Ahhh, "Orion" drive. 1.6i Ghia, the thinking chav's XR3i.
As much an icon of the 1980s as the Space Shuttle itself.
OK, LTE in 16 cities. So, in those 16 cities, EE people can do large downloads, like movies etc very quickly whilst on the move, they don't have to wait to get to their home or office broadband. And they can use good Facetime connections, and upload photos in 2 seconds instead of 10.
Everything else - web, email, Farcebook, Twatter is all instant on HSDPA anyway. All the stuff that I might do on my phone.
I can see LTE being good for mobile working (i.e. Notebooks using dongles). But I don't really need it on my phone. I don't see the big deal.
I could have got me a dual core Honeycomb tablet for £140. But the iPad is the only useful tablet so I paid triple for it without any problem at all. I chose sirloin steak instead of a pot noodle.
I spent hours trying to work out which Android tablet to buy, looked at all the possibilties for best bang for buck. Eventually found a recon 10 inch dual core tablet for £150 that would upgrade to Honeycomb for no extra cost and be lovely. While I was checking it out in the store, I happened to go and play with the iPad2 (which I hadn't previously considered due to price). After 5 minutes on the iPad I thought "ah f*ck it, no point in mucking about with this other stuff" and went and spent the £400 on the iPad2. Turns out it was a good decision.
So, if google want more of the market, the answer is simple. Improve your products.
Friends Reunited was incredibly succesful, tried to charge for premium functionality, got its arse kicked by MySpace and Farcebook etc, dropped its charging model but it was too late.
@rob, There is a difference between Facebook and Mobile phones. Mobile phones are useful items that people have been used to paying large sums for from the beginning. Facebook is a piece of free trivia.
It is still the case now
I find it extremely irritating that I have iMessage and need to keep WhatsApp running to communicate with Android friends and none us can talk to anybody who is stupid enough to pay for BBM. Not too mention those still using SMS.
So when are we going to get all our message in one place instead of having to faff around several apps?
GSM version with microSIM and CDMA version without. Two phones.
Wake me up when they are here.
"have you actually had the opportunity to use a WP7 for a week or so"
Yep. It was shit.
Yes, more competition would be great. But we are talking about Windows Phone OS here. Where's the competition coming from?
All things are relative
Maybe they could have photo using someone with really small hands, like they use in porn films.
The Orange San Franfiction
I love the way people defend the OSF/Blade by making untruths about it. I have one and it is a drawer resident shortly to make its way to Mazuma because stock ROM or modded ROM it's a pile of carp.
But but but
The OSF (I have one) has an appallingly bad ability to see an RF signal, and therefore bad call drop ratio and poor 3G signal strength, an abominably bad battery life, a dreadful camera and is as reliable as Amy Winehouse.
So before you point at number specs have a think about real world use.
Not that I would want an X7 at that price, or even half of it.