950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
Reverse psychology at work?
I mean on the surface, they are trying to make people NOT want Windows 8, and as every week goes by, they just fuck things up even worse for the product. MetroUI is horrendous abortion of a mobile phone tailored UI for your 24in monitor. And now they are making you use it by making the old one intentionally shit.
I wonder if they are trying to psych us out?
Microsoft has a long track record of making things so shit, you can't resist them. Xbox360 for example. I must buy myself one of them, I really can't believe it's THAT bad.
What did people think would happen?
It was always a overinflated IPO. The alarm bells should have gone off on all the silly press releases in the run up, trying to convince people Facebook had long-term legs and Google was dead in the water.
Really people's stupidity stuns me sometimes. have they not heard of the dot com bubble?
Boom, and the data's gone...
I call bullshit
Sounds like channel stuffing...
I doubt the Chinese are stupid enough to want the Windows Phones that Microsoft and Nokia can't shift in the west.
PS. What constitutes news here? Surely this bod needs to back up his claims, or do we simply believe everything Microsoft says? ("there are no endemic problems,with the XBox 360")
There are some worries FB investors, what with this and the bullshit "news" about G+
Has El-Reg suddenly become the place to ensure everyone's stock remains profitable via bullshit posting.
Whatever happened to journalistic integrity?
Thankfully then i'm not a doctor...
wonders if this is the reason for the overinflated 75% score for the rubbish Lumia phone....
Re: 75%? (@BarryShitPeas)
Well it explains why they gave it a over generous review and score.
What saddens me is they we will have to suffer even more deluded WP idiots and shills now...
Indeed. It's really a 55% but Microsoft's influence over inflates the score.
Anyone that's USED one of these will know it's littered with problems, ranging from usability problems (try using the keyboard with telephone banking), to hard locks that require a battery pull (ooops, no removable battery, hard reset....) Added to the well documented sluggish UI, dire app selection, reception problems, it's a turd of a phone, which considering Nokia are promoting as their flagship is not good.
My advice, steer well clear of Windows Phone. This time next year it's going to be as relevant as WebOS.
Re: Beware, beware the ides of March
This "news" has everything about the Facbook IPO. It's all about making investors feel happy that Google won't overtake Facebook in the same way Facebook killed MySpace.
I wil bet money that Google (and G+) will be around long after Facebook is a baren MySpace-like wasteland...
" ram-it-down-your-throat approach with a 'f**k-you' response"
Want to expand on that? As clearly if Google were forcing everyone into G+, the userbase would be huge.
Surely the point here, is they AREN'T forcing people into it.
I agree 100% with him
The Imperial measure system is antiquated and irevellent. I don't want to fill my head with useless conversion numbers, Metric frees me up from doing so.
Hurry it up I say, the current halfway house makes us a laughing stock.
Re: I said it before...
Indeed, Apple are scumbags... But then didn't we already know that? Using slave labour to make their shiny things.
"The E Ink display in Amazon's Kindles may be great for reading in bright sunshine, but it's pants on gloomy days and totally useless in the dark"
Like a paperback you mean?
The whole point of e-ink is that it's readable like a paperback. That has good points and bad points.
Re: I uninstalled it ages ago
Seems all clear and above board, clearly it wants to know where you are, and you need data connectivity, and you don't want the screen turning off whilst watching a movie trailer.
The only weird one is the vibrator, I doubt it would be malicious, only pleasurable if they take advantage of that and give me a party in my pocket...
Re: Google Calling the Kettle Black
Opera Mobile works just fine here.
For this tripe, you have earned the Shitpeas dickhead of the week post.
Errm, what did they expect?
It's Microsoft, the kings of Antitrust..
Also, it's Windows 8, which is going to bomb anyway, so it really won't matter.
Re: On the one hand...but on the other...
Re: On the one hand...but on the other...
What this article fails to mention, is that the car has already clocked up #140,000 miles with no accidents in California...
Yay, everyone loses.
You now have to choose between two very similar office packages, both based of the same code, consumer confusion means both lose out.
Should I use LibreOffice or OpenOffice? Or should I just download that Microsoft Office from Bittorrent to fuck Microsoft over... decisions decisions.
When will the OpenSource "community" learn? They have already ensured Linux Desktop will never get any foothold as they can't even decide on a common package manager or window manager... Too many companies trying to pull things their way and they ALL lose out...
Google's didn't really change over the last week, but Oracle's continued to slide. I think that pretty much sums things up. Oracle so far are the losers, and the liklihood of the Judge calling API's copyright-able after the EU have just ruled they aren't are pretty much non-existant.
Watch Oracles stock fall further than that happens....
Miscalculation and correction in..
WHo wants to bet....
Re: Nokia share price really is in the toilet now
That's what happens when you don't invest in engineering and shove your head in the sand and hope all the problems go away.
You would have thought that watching RIM do the same might have been a wakeup call...
LOL, any investors need a consultant?
It didn't take a genius to work out the moment the burning platform email did the rounds, and Microsoft were their partners, that they were screwed, and it was time to sell up and move on.
If anyone needs Barry Shitpeas tech stock consultant, let me know. then again, don't bother, I have more more than I know what to do with, from my ARM shares...
Contracts = Pikey idiot tax
Look at the people paying £800 for their iPhones to work out that contracts are for idiots that can't add up, or pikeys living beyond their means.
Re: I'm guessing
" the world's best selling console"
Errm, you do realise the Xbox360 is now firmly in last place this generation?
I'm guessing you are American and have been brainwashed by Microsoft's cherrypicked US-only NPD numbers....
Congratulations for winning the Shitpeas EPIC FAIL of the week award.
Re: Dear Jorma :- I am curious.
The ONLY thing that will save them, and one that's universally accepted in both the tech and business sectors, is that Nokia adopt Android..
Wasn't it only last week, we heard the following from the retail sector:
"No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," one executive an a European carrier told Reuters."
"If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell," he said.
They are in do or die territory right now. It means swallowing pride, or going bust... I'm guessing the Microsoft contracts, and the big Microsoft "bung" (under a different name) they just received prevents them from doing so.
Re: There's room in the Last Chance Saloon... (@Barry)
Well I would say Windows Phone on a BB handset, as from where I am sat, it would work better as a door wedge than a Playbook. You mileage may vary....
Re: There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...
They have already driven past last-chance saloon holiding the map upside down infront their face.
Had they accepted their problems six months ago, they could have been launching Android 4.0 handsets and watching their shareprice recover. Like Nokia, they are too stubborn or too ignorant to see this thou.
6 months time, we will be lucky if RIM still exist.
As clearly by even mentioning this (something we have all known for years), we are apparently devaluing the achievements of the current generation of students.
Re: Lets keep this in perspective
You forgot to namecheck Barnes and Noble. Didn't you get the memo? Better run back to your desk and catch up on your email....
HTC never gave me any phone. It came from a large online retailer.. If you are going to stalk my post history, at least get it right....
I think I pissed off quite a few cyberturfers in Reading the other morning when I worked out their game... I'm guessing El-Reg already know their games from ip addresses, it's just a shame they don't crack down on it, I guess it makes them money no to...
men on the internet trying to sell a not so good phones.
Re: Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
I had a Windows Phone, it was given to me as a review unit, and it was utter shite, really not worthy of any useful purpose.
It might have looked quite nice, but it wasn't actually useful.
Re: Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
You can tell it's a weekday, all the Microsoft Reading employees downvoting me...
Is Windows Phone 7 fit for anything?
Aside the bin....
according to website owners
And that's the problem with this "news".
It's beneficial for USERS of Google, not web hosts....
Interesting bit about Microsoft
paying Nokia to make shit Windows Phones handsets...
32bit plugins on 64bit OS
I'm pretty sure Opera 12 is the only browser than can do that....
As Opera is VERY good on sites that bother to adhere to web standards.
One of many Microsoft shills
This seems to be the only way they can do business these days, by corrupt means...
What's not ben mentioned
is how these Windows Live accounts can also be used to empty Xbox360 accounts.
Microsoft are being VERY quiet on that, after making such a noise about Sony's trouble (that resulted in nothing real being actually taken)
Re: I'm confused
Have you seen how few titles non Nintendo titles sell.
Nintendo won't be making very much at all from 3rd parties.
Aside from Mario, WiFit, WiSport and Zelda, eveything on the Wii sucks, and consumers simply aren't interested in buying yet more turd games.
In other words, Nintendo HAVE to make a profit on the hardware, as they won't make be making much back from 3rd party devs.
Re: I'm confused
PS3 has been selling at a profit for about 2 years now.
Wake up.... Besides which, consoles are always loss-leaders, and the real money is gamie royalties and licensing.
Anyone still not developing for Android?
Then you are a fool, when it's safe to say that:
" Both companies together account for 55 per cent of the world smartphone market"
Apple marketshare is 25%~ish and that leaves 75%ish for everything else, which means 74% Android 1% everything else...
Re: Excuse me?
It's smartphone business is a disaster...
What a tool
Clearly has it in for this product, and goes out of his way to try and make it cock up, and then posts about his experiences.
Slow news day. or shares in Dropbox?
As a Mac user...
Aren't you used to getting short changed on everything? if not, you should be....
Working just fine on Windows here.
Re: Amazon Kindle Touch touches down 2 years late
The only people that were saying touch wasn't a big deal, WAS Amazon. Now it's the best thing ever.
It's like Apple saying Android's desktop widgets aren't useful, or notification bars are rubbish (ooops forgot OS5 copied them, notification bars are now essential).
I use both the touchscreen and the buttons on mine, depending upon the situation. I find the touchscreen swipe better most of the time, but occasionally, like reading in bed, the buttons work better.
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