929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Re: "million dollar back-door bungs"
If your product is average, million dollar buns can work (Apple have used that for years to ensure blogs and magazine gush praise on their average products).
If your products are truly shit, like Windows Phone, then no amount of bung money can save it. Sure you will still have plenty of paid people around gushing paid-for-praise on the products, but for every one of those, there will be 10 people that can't stop laughing at them.
Nokrosoft even tried bunging cash as salespeople in stores to push Lumia, but they are too smart, they know any "sale" will come back and bite them.
Windows 8 in the workplace
No chance, that stupid Metro bullshit has ensured that will never happen.
Windows 8 is turning into an even bigger trainwreck by the day, it's fascinating to see Microsoft fucking it up on such a huge scale. I thought they couldn't actually fuck up a product launch worse that they did with the Xbox360, but they seem to have achieved the unthinkable with Windows 8.
It's called RSS. It's been around for about 20 years....
Re: Please kill Metro, or at least allow it to be completely disabled
But if they allow that, that's what everone will do, including every corporate on the planet, and Microsoft won't be able to sell you apps, and they won't be able to shove Windows Phones, Xboxes and tablets that they can't otherwise sell under your nose and say "hey it looks the same" (even if it doesn't run the same stuff).
Windows 8 isn't what USERS want, it's what MICROSOFT want, and that's where the product want wrong. The let that fucktard Balmer have a say in things.
Android marketshare: 70%
Microsoft Phone marketshare <1%
Surely the only desperate people here, are Nokrosoft, with this weeks "burning platform".
Microsoft and Nokia have earned the Shitpeas Epic Fail of the week award. Congratulations, your prize is in the post, just as soon as my lunch has made it's way though my digestive tract.
Re: Proved some wrong
Come on, you don't expect unbiased reporting here do you?
Everything about el-reg these days is once sided or cherrpicked on some way or another, depending on what stock the writer holds.
Re: Windows 8 Preview
I think you will find they either work for Microsoft, or work for a company employed by Microsoft to ensure there are people saying good things on the internet about Microsoft's dismal products
Re: Yet another...
Like the iPad3 retina display you mean.... ooooppps...
If you are going to hang off every word Apple says, at least do it in the privacy of your own home, and not on the Internet where people make you look foolish.
£199 pricepoint too.
Feeling for anyone that got ripped off with a Kindle right now...
Re: Not even a screen printed bat logo
Actually Microsoft were OK when billy was running the company.
It's all gone to shit since that sweaty oaf Balmer started dancing round the stage chanting DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS and paying their way forward rather than earning it though making desirable products.
Re: Not even a screen printed bat logo
But an ICS version of the Lumia 900 doesn't exist. So therefore the Nokia Lumia 900 is a shit phone, and the stupid batman edition is a way of enticing kids with too much pocketmoney.
Facebook and idiots
seem to go hand in hand it seems.
This sums it up for me: http://goo.gl/2p4F3
Re: Other iOS browsers
Because you are still using Safari.... They just add horseshit ontop... Like Dophin does.
Opera is the only non-Safari based browser on iOS, simply because it's not a browser....
Why Opera is a great buy,.
Take a look at Opera ASA share price over the last 5 years. Pretty impressive.
Oh and this:
Every time a Windows Phone article pops up, the same old Redmond/Reading accounts start posting overly positive things about an OS that's less relevant than WebOS.
Windows Phone is dead. The only people saying other otherwise, as those employed by Nokrosoft.
Indeed, you make your own luck in life.
Nokia were in shitstreet the day ex-Microsoft Elop took over..
Windows Phone is a dire experience, and consumers are voting with their wallets, the vast majority of the dire Lumia sales numbers are freebie bribe handsets and "shipped but gathering dust in storerooms".
Had they took the logical choice and gone the Android route, it could have been so different. They share price wouldn't be classed as "junk" and valued at less than $3 with the likelihood it will be $2 by the end of the summer.
What idiot would buy a Fire right now?
The rubbish Amazon marketplace, chock full of old versions of a very small subset of Android apps, and only allowing you to run what Amazon deems will be profitable and not a conflict of their business.
No thanks. Closed ecosystems suck.
Wait for the proper deal. Hey you can even install the Kindle app on the Google tablet... And the Kobo one, and the B&N one, and Google Books....
Problem is, it's somehow ignoreing Huwei and ZTE who are killing everyone in the entry level smartphone market in China with entry level Android phones.
This seems very selective reporting that is aimed solely at giving Nokia investors something positive to cling to in the seas of Windows Phone disaster.
Re: ok, genuine question
These problems are all side loaded apps, which have a big fat malware warning.
The tech press should be hanging their heads in shame for not highlighting that fact, and simply heading for the easy sensationalist scaremongering BS.
It's not the length, it's the thickness that counts.
or so my misss tells me....
I loved the formfactor of the HTC Legend (3.2in), but it lacked a snapdragon, so I went for a bigger Xperia Arc S (4.2in), which is VERY slim, and still not too unweildly.
I can't ever think I would want anything bigger thou. The Xperia is perfect, as it's a VERY slim phone and fits in the pocket nicely despite it's 4.2in screen.
A 5in phone seems outrageous.
New Improved Windows.
Didn't AOL try that...
The problem of course, is Microsoft have so much money, they can GIVE AWAY 500m copies, tell everyone that they have a 500m userbase and create momentum from idiots that are too thick to work this out.
It's happening right now with Nokrosoft Lumia. If anyone thinks they have SOLD using real money, 1m units, they frankly are a moron.
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...
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.
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.
"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: On the one hand...but on the other...
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...
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...
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