* Posts by januszs

8 posts • joined 21 Sep 2011

WinPho to eke out 4% of US smartphone biz

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Angel

Re: Sigh.

Well, you may be already gone, but where actually? Do you know any places where devoted Microsoft followers (who happen not to be some PR stuff) share their love?

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Nigerian scams are hyper-efficient idiot finders

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Holmes

I do not think there is any clever reasoning about the bullshit the scammers send. They just repeat the scheme that worked in the first place (calling to someone's greed) and they were telling that they were in Nigeria because they actually were there and in the first editions of the scam the victims were asked to get all their money and without telling anybody come to Nigeria. Now with Internet banking it is not necessary but the working scheme persists.

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British LulzSec suspect charged in US over hacking

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Big Brother

Looks I missed a few episodes

Is he that guy hacking with a cat in his bedroom? I remember a LulzSec tweet referring to him as "who's the poor bastard?" and eventually admitting using an IRC service run by him. Now it looks they knew him much better. What will happen to the cat after that?

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Symbian smacked by Windows Phone

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Devil

Wasn't it expected to happen around 2002?

If I recall well since then crashing Symbian by Microsoft was predicted. Microsoft showed to be patient once more but one may point that nowadays Symbian 2.0 is called Android as many early Symbian employees switched houses once Android entered the scene and it is not a surprise that Google located some of its mobile development teams in London almost next to Symbian headquarters. So for the final win Microsoft still has some work to do.

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Nokia still in the red in Q3 sales bloodbath

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Facepalm

It will be interesting to watch

If Nokia and Microsoft will manage to stand up from their current knocked-down position. And Nokia obviously have quite a lot to lose yet they decided to bet on rather poorly welcomed WP7. Obviously Elop believes that the Microsoft's weight can do miracles or maybe he has something more sinister on his mind and will be happy making sure Symbian and Meego will never see the light of a day. But again it will be interesting to watch...

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Nokia axes another 3,500 jobs

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FAIL

Just after moving factory from Germany to Romania

I remember Nokia getting a lot of bitching and bashing when they were moving their factory from Germany to Romania not so long time ago. And now this... Have they even earned enough cash to compensate the costs of moving?... Highly doubtful.. Yet another lost battlefield. Do they really hope to recover?... By thralling to Microsoft? I have strong feeling that they mind interest of some particular execs not the company as a whole.

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Microsoft exec departs after tweet about Nokia phone

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7% looks impressing but I have feeling it covers WP7 and WinMo 6 combined as I remember seeing some global stats giving around 3% to every group with some slight advantage for WinMo. I agree that WP7 competes with RIM as well with the likes of Symbian or WebOS. As for this year season Android and Apple are in a different division.

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januszs
Devil

Kudos to WP7 marketing team

I must admit the WP7 marketing team deserves a lot of praise for maintaining the perception that WP7 is racing with Apple and Android mostly basing on vapourware while the real number say something different. Let's take a leading French carrier called SFR. Right now they have on the offer 39 Android phones, all 10 Apple variants, 5 RIMs and 8 Badas. And how many WP7? Less than Androids for sure but how much? Feel free to make a guess and then check sfr.fr. (produits et offres/telephonie mobile/telephones portables, scroll down) Is there still room for calling it competition?

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