8 posts • joined Thursday 22nd December 2011 16:13 GMT
Re: Visual Studio
And your suggested alternative would be...?
Re: Windows phones built to Microsoft's hardware recipe
Except that Nokia *have* managed to differentiate themselves from Android and indeed from other Windows Phone vendors too. They're doing a pretty darned good job in my opinion.
Which specific elements of Microsoft's hardware reference design to you think are holding the platform back? I'm not aware of any.
"I use an IBM model M keyboard, as do many others - where is this "Windows" key of which you speak ?"
Try Ctrl+Escape. Or click in the bottom/left corner, like in Windows 7.
"or I have to make incantations on the right side of the screen until the bar appears, click Search, type calc, click."
No you don't, you just press Start, type "calc" and press Enter. That's admittedly a whole lot more work than on Windows 7 where you would have had instead to press Start, type "calc" and press Enter. Oh, hold on, it's exactly the same.
If you learn how to use it, it's fine. I agree that it should be intuitive enough that you don't need to actually invest time in learning, but then I remember how much trouble I had remembering to right-click things when Windows 95 came out. I pretty much got the hang of that in the end.
Rock solid here
I've been using my Lumia 820 (admittedly not one of the models fingered in the article) fairly heavily since I got it ~10 days ago and it's been absolutely stable, no issues or problems whatsoever.
Bring it on!
I for one can't wait -- being able to directly develop for Win8 tablets using C# will be heavenly and could well solve a lot of awkward mobile issues that my organisation is facing.
You may not like it, but others certainly do!
Well I'm over the moon with my Windows Phone. And my wife just got one after an having been stuck with an Android phone for the last two years, and she's loving hers too. You naysayers can slag it off all you like, but the truth is, it's a lovely product. Perhaps you should try using one before disregarding it. And it really doesn't need battery-draining dual core processors to make it run smoothly like Android does.
Huge pinch of salt...
Or alternatively, perhaps "Mobiles Please" (whoever they are) just don't have any decent offers for Windows Phones. They're certainly not a site that I'd be buying from.
This figure sounds like absolute tripe to me, and here a more detailed breakdown of why:
Nokia sold only 180 phones in the UK? Garbage. The Lumia is still listed in the top selling phones on a variety of sites, including Vodafone and Three. I think "Mobiles Please" have a hugely inflated view of their significance in the mobile space.
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