950 posts • joined 22 Aug 2011
The Windows Phone flop just gets funnier and funnier.
Both Nokia and Microsoft running around like headless chickens, not knowing what way to go, what platform to ditch, what to embrace, what to do next week etc etc...
Pretty bad new for anyone that was stupid enough to invest in any Microsoft or Nokrosoft mobile products. Here today, dumped tomorrow.
Depends on what you read.
I never read anything from Guttenburg on EPUB, mainly because I read the classics at school and everything else written donkeys years back and out of copyright has little interest for me.
I do buy modern books, and if I had a Kindle (which thankfully I don't), I would be totally at the mercy of what Amazon charge, and what they want and don't want to publish.
Everyone's buying habits are different, sure, but I am guessing MOST people would want to buy the latest novels from an open market, or borrow books for free from the library, and clearly this is why the Kindle is such a bum deal for consumers.
Whilst Sony may be at the sharp end of jokes about hacking, there were no real victims, nothing of use was taken, and banks never saw any increases in fraud as a result of it.
Yet Xbox Live accounts are being sucked clean on a daily basis on a huge scale, but the media turns a blind eye, as nobody wants to upset Microsoft....
Make of that what you will....
Clearly not Jobs.
As that guy has Angel wings and a halo. That's not the dress-code where he went...
Whilst Microsoft are also a greedy evil empire, as much as Apple are, at least Gates is donating his billions to good causes.
Jobs was just an evil businessman, that got lucky by hiring the right people and caught peoples imagination because he wore a poloneck and jeans when everyone else was wearing suits.
Most problems resolved already
and the outstanding ones are isolated and software-only, with pretty responsive patches from Asus.
I can't complain, mines working brilliantly with ICS, and makes iPad2 look totally obsolete, if clove don't want to sell it, their loss, plenty of others do..
This "news" is a combination of Clove getting some press attention, and other Apple/Android tablet manufactuers, with dual-core tablet-only devices feeling a little bit left out, so creating internet noise....
Why would anyone want this?
Have they not seen how shit Kinect games are on the Xbox?
It seems like loads of journalists (that should know better) fell in love with the Minority Report hype spewing from Microsoft's arse, and then totally ignored the fact the actually deliverable sucked badly....
Now you have the SDK, you can make even more lame jumping/waving games, or totally useless applications that Engadget will report about on a slow news day.
Microsoft on how not to be evil.
don't make me fucking laugh....
Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; Edition Next; en) Presto/2.10.238 Version/12.00
People still use Firebug?
Clearly they haven't heard of Dragonfly.....
I'm betting not.
As the F1 coverage is the only thing worth watching on Sky. I'm certainly not prepared to buy premiership football Sky Sports package to watch F1.
I'm still pushing ahead with my plans to pickup the RTL feed from Astra 1 19E
Another expert that nobody has ever heard of, who we don't know who pays his salary....
And what do Symantec hope to gain from this scaremongering
ahh yes, they sell Android anti-malware snake oil...
These fuckers are worse that the writers of the stuff.
480 x 800 display...
My Android phone from 2008 had one of those too....
Do people really buy this outdated Windows Phone crap?
When all else fails
make some shit up...
It seems to be common practise for North American companies like RIM, Microsoft and Apple of late.
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?
As until it can run Android, it's a £200 brick.
I'm sure the 10 GENUINE people that own one will be happy to pay 70p for a game that was free in the 1990's
Apple really brought this on themselves.
by claiming patent rights on anything square with a screen.
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.
Good on them...
I am sick of cowards and freetards hiding behind pseudonyms.
But how much was wasted on Facebook?
A damnsight more than that....
Wasn't Unity supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread?
I found it so rubbish, I stopped using Ubuntu.
Didn't we already know this?
I mean the ONLY people that aren't saying WP7 is a unmitigated disaster, are Microsoft, Nokia or those employed to say it's not...
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.....
Facebook calling Google Evil?
Don't make me fucking laugh....
Is that still around? I thought crap was supposed to sink to the bottom...
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.
The G+ Integration into Google is actually VERY good, useful and most of al OPTIONAL.
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).
Watched a few Peep Show episodes at the weekend on it, and it looked identical to the Flash version to me.
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...
for social media blackmailing...
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...
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