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of course that's the plan.
Microsoft will have bought Nokia outright by the end of the year.
They also placed some ex-Microsoft bods in other key slots too. Head of US sales is "ex" Microsoft.
It's all part of the long game.
the only owners of Windows Phones, as those that got given them by Microsoft or Nokia for either writing good things about Windows Phone in the press, or developing desirable apps.
No consumer would be stupid enough to buy a Windows Phone, would they?
Loveflim wins hands down for me.
Simply because for £3 more a month, I get everything Netflix offers, plus I get unlimited Blu-Ray's by post of all the latest movies. It's even cheaper if you pay up front (5-15% cheaper, depending on how much in advance you want to comit to). Added to that, the fact Loveflim includes Games by post, and I can upgrade, downgrade or even freeze my account and payments, make it VASTLY superior.
It's such a shame this article totally ignores these important Loveflim points, and simply reviews Lovefilm bits than Netflix has.
Also to call Netflix (or any streaming service) HD is rather misleading, as the amount of compression used makes it worse than DVD,
Expect the same from Netflix.
If you are expecting movies that are on in the cinema, expect to be disappointed.
If you are expecting movies that are out on Sky Movies, expect to be disappointed.
If you are expecting movies that are just out on DVD, expect to be disappointed.
Streaming for BOTH services are the movies that companies have already extracted all possible profit from from existing outlets.
If you want recent movies, then LoveFlim movies by post is the only option....
is customer expectations.
They are expecting recent movie releases for streaming. Neither Loveflim nor Netflix offer this. Only Loveflim movies by post offers this, and considering it's only a couple of quid more than Netflix, surely it's a no brainer.
I have a Loveflim subscription which works out at £2.50 more than Netflix a month, and for that, I get unlimited streaming, unlimited Blu-Ray's, 2 at a time. If I want to upgrade and add games at any time - i can, if I want to downgrade- I can, if I want to suspend my account - i can.
irony seems to be lost on LOTS of people here....
However my name actually is now Barry Shitpeas, I just changed it by deedpool.
But how much was wasted on Facebook?
A damnsight more than that....
Good on them...
I am sick of cowards and freetards hiding behind pseudonyms.
Nokia is new pretty much Microsoft, and these tricks are classic Microsoft...
I really have a soft spot for cretins that think CH5's Gadget Show is not just one big promotional advert, these cretins actually think it's a review show. ah bless.....
Is this the same Passport
that means thiefs are still routinely emptying everyones Xbox Live accounts even today? With Mirosoft seemingly unable to stop them?
Quality Vs Quantity
I find the QUALITY of conversation and features on G+ are vastly superior to that of FB, which is basically full of university fucktards and companies trying to sell to university fucktards.
The media will never grasp this and will only look and fascinate over numbers.
Hmm, this could be the product I am looking for.Really want to listen to DAB in the car, but the choice of DAB radios is VERY limited. And before this thread gets invaded by the "DAB is worse than FM lot", they clearly have no fucking clue, it's not about quality of transmission, it's about quality of music. There isn't a single FM station broadcasting the music I want to listen to. But there IS on DAB (Planet Rock).
hotmail.com or hotmale.com
Opps, Chrome picked the wrong one... Honest guv....
Really, this is silly, I mean if it's going to be loading all the posibilities in the background, then that's really inefficient...
But then consumers are idiots and fall for this crap all the time. Compare Chrome's marketshare to that of Opera, who make a far superior browser...
Apple should have had an anti-classaction lawsuit clause in their T&C
I'm sure they soon will. You can thank American's sue-happy culture for that.
you do realise
that all those nice reviews are basically sponsored by Microsoft reviews... "Here is some money, write this...." that the whole internet seems to be buying into these days.
Microsoft have the biggest budget bar and every blog this side of mars wants some of that money....
Who care idf you sell your soul by calling a turd like WP7 the best thing since sliced bread.
And for apps...
You need developers.
And for developers, you need a userbase....
Windows Phone is screwed, because the only developers so far interested, as those paid to do so by Microsoft. They is no real developers, because there are no users, and there are no users because WP7 is crap and has no apps.
they get a 30% cut of the sales.
(at least not until)
Nokia's intentionally suicidal business decisions made by Ex-Microsoft's bosses make Nokica's shareprice almost worthless.
At which time, Microsoft will come rushing in like heroes on white horses to rescue the ailing mobile giant...
Is that how the storyline will be played out at Redmond? I think so.
This has the same (but not quite as bad) problem
In it's not a official Google recognised device and therefore no Android Market.
At least they offer GetJar, which is better than what Kindle offer, and of course I suspect you can load the Kindle e-reader app, which means you have the luxury of both EPUB and Amazon's locked in format (surprised that this "review" doesn't mention that rather important point).
Personally, I think tablets are for tablet things, and e-readers should be for reading, so these kind of devices are poor at both. Get an e-ink reader like the Koko touch, Sony Reader, Nook, or even dare I say it, a Kindle for reading books, and get a recent tablet for everything else.
you could just run the far superior Opera Mini, which is the same concept, but in a mature product form.
Feel sorry for anyone with a Kindle Fire
As they rushed in and bought an intentionally gimped tablet, chained to Amazon, running a gimped version of Android that ensures all content routes via Amazon.
Had they waited, they could have got the real deal, a open Google tablet, that's default setup to use Android Marketplace, but open to allowing anything else too (like all Android smartphones are).
Look at all the idiots that believe there aren't crappy apps on Apple Marketplace.
They both have crud, and you have to wade through crap to find gems. That's inevitable when you have so many apps.
The only difference is on Android, much of the crap is free, on iOS, you have to pay for the crap.
El-Reg promoting piracy again?
" Figures for pirated PS3 games were not included, as the platform sees considerably less torrent abuse, likely due to the ruthless nature of Sony's security protocols."
Sounds like you think that having a robust and secure console security policy is a BAD thing, as it means you can't download Warez...
Voice of reason
How about virtually every other Android manufacturer that also locks their bootloader?
The original Asus Transformer is also bootloader locked with AES 128bit keys too? (so why this is news is anyone's guess....)
The only notable exceptions are HTC and Sony Ericsson who will unlock your bootloader in exchange for you agreeing to void any warranty you have (which seems a fair deal).
Soon to be followed by..
The Kim Jong Il action figure.
Hardly uprising, as both deaths seem to cause widespread weeping in the streets by their respective followers.
Personally if I was forced to make a choice, I think I would rather join the communist party than buy Apple...
As pretty much everything (including the current Transformer) has a locked bootloader too.
You can tell that Asus has become a strong force in the tablet market, as FUD like this story and this comment prove.
It's Microsoft, and no website can afford to upset them, however crappy their hardware products might be.
You upset Microsoft, and all of a sudden all your advertising revenue dries up.
Coincidently, of course, Microsoft sponsored the El-Reg 2010 hardware awards, and guess what won... Kinect.... say no more....
Nobody at any of these websites work for free, they all rely on a slice of the advertising pie, and they are all basically pens for hire.
Wmpoweruser.com is a viral marketing site created by Microsoft to pretend there is a grass roots usersbase of Windows Phone users, it's also a viral marketing tool to release "leaked" memos and such.
Don't believe the hype as they say...
American freetards rejoice
You will continue to be allowed to steal.
More Microsoft astroturfing, pretending there is a real userbase of satisified owners...
Incredibly, there is even a fake website called wmpoweruser or something, that's entirely fictional viral marketing from Microsoft pretending there is a grassroots userbase of happy WP7 owners...
Of course Microsoft pulled this same stunt with the Xbox, and got away with it, lets hope the internet citizens are slightly more clued up this time....
Ermm you don't REALLY believe those charts do you?
It's a stupid way of selling the phones they want to sell.
They want to sell Lumia to dump stock, so raise it in the charts....
Come on wake up...
Ever walked into Game/Gamestation/HMV, all their charts are the same, they games up the list are those they have lots of stock of, either because it's genuinely popular (like the Galaxy S2), or because it's crap and they have craploads of stock to shift (like the Lumia).
We all know that's the end-game plan.
Stick a handful of "ex" Microsoft bods in key places, make disastrous decisions to destroy the already lame Nokia, and then buy them up when the price is rock bottom..
Like Pirates boarding a stricken ship.
Microsoft viral marketing to the rescue
put a positive spin on bad news from an AC account...
For sure this post originated from Reading/Redmond or Finland?
The only people saying good things about Lumia are those that are paid to do so.
"Then there's the fact that while Transformers are robots that ingeniously 'transform' from humanoid figures into a vehicles, the Transformer Prime is a two-part unit that intentionally comes apart."
You mean it TRANSFORMS from a tablet into a netbook and vice-versa.
Hasbro don't have a let to stand on here, it's called a Transformer for that very reason, (as is their product)...
The sure sign of a successful product is when people try and sue then to get in on the action...
And even then
they couldn't shift them, which is why they figured they might as well sell none for full price, rather than none for £119...
Just in case some idiot stumbles though the door drunk on Xmas eve....
Paris, as even she is not dumb enough to buy a Microsoft phone...