910 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: Clearly Apple like to play comparison games...
Here's Steve Jobs on why, err, Apple will never release a 7" tablet - apparently you'd need to "file your fingers down" to use one, whatever that means. Perhaps he was right, but just omitted the word "successful":
Microsoft confess to "bright yellow" WP8 handset
A Microsoft spokesman today admitted their mobile phone department, Nokia, had indeed made a bright yellow version of their unpopular new WP8 handsets which "was affecting a small number of users and is being investigated as we speak". Microsoft are claiming that none of these have been reported in the wild, and a "small batch" was issued to journalists and reviewers on the strict understanding they would only be used for imaging purposes along with reviews, and no member of the public would ever be put in danger by making contact with one.
Apples slow car crash is fascinating
A couple of turkeys - neither the iPhone5 or the iPad mini sold anything like they predicted - and a whole bunch of self inflicted WTF's, such as the maps comedy and their newspaper Samsung "you're apologising wrong" antics make you wonder what's coming next.
Re: "On both phones I missed far more calls than usual."
Re: "On both phones I missed far more calls than usual."
Yes, of course. it's that nasty firmwares fault, and it was a coincidence it just went faulty for them, and only them, right at the same time the NoWin (aka loser) Nokia Windows phones appeared.
"For 1% of the marketing budget they could pay for 1000 apps probably."
Or try investing some of the $5 per handset they extorted from the Android manufacturers. But you're right, as usual R&D, quality of the product and customer satisfaction takes a back seat to marketing when it comes to microsofts spending priorities.
Convincing simpletons they need a bright yellow appless phone with an unusable UI, with call quality as reliable as an MP's expense claims, is the business they're now in.
"Have I missed something?"
Yeah, i just tried calling you but it went straight to voicemail. Is your phone on?
"On both phones I missed far more calls than usual."
Nokia call quality has always been legendary. Clearly, something bad has happened to cause this now. Can't think what it could be - any ideas?
That bright yellow one
Certainly sends out a loud clear message.
Re: When will Google realise
When they merge ChromeOS into Android, probably about 2015, Android 8, codenamed "Apple Crumble".
Re: Remember, you saw it here first
Yup, long, slow, drawn out and very, very painful.
There's just no polishing this turd
But everyone knows deep down microsoft will waste the equivalent of a few dozen schools and hospitals in marketing spend trying, just to see this story repeated right the way through 2013.
Re: Wifi (and toilets)
Clearly the toilet is needed as a receptacle for the phone once microsoft start putting their software on Nokias low end devices.
I hear the collective groan of a million fanbois
As the last stick their toy had to beat this beast with just went down the toilet.
That alternative battery decision, just out of spite...
No lessons learned from the maps comedy, then.
What a choice - IBM or Microsoft
Forget it then - the back of an envelope will have to do.
Did he really leave
Or was he just faking it?
And will it still appear on Apple maps as a car park in Grimsby?
There's something decidedly odd about their priorities when it comes to R&D spending.
" I simply believe that if Google saw the opportunity to sting MS for $4bn they'd try to get that money regardless of any good faith action on MS's part. That's just business. "
Can you point to an instance where Google has done this, or something similar, before please? It must be someone neutral they have done it to, other than as a defensive move reacting to aggression the other party instigated,, so don't point to the current Motorola spat.
Re: Oh I see
Correct, because it happened in that order.
Ain't payback a bitch.
"The $5 per Android handset they swiped from us set the bar, m'lud. Now we expect a similarly ridiculous figure in return."
Re: Been using it today
Did they stick their fingers in their ears and sing "la la la" after the "consumer preview"?
Once the public, rather than the puppet yes men, use it this is what you get, and there's a shitload more of them about to tsunami the news than the astroturfers:
Re: Reddit, I think not.
Re: It's part of the plan
That used to be true - now they beg work not to use it having seen the massive reduction in productivity it causes.
Been using it today
Its genuinely terrible - a lot worse than my previous tinkering led me to believe, and I don't know how many thousands you'd have to pay *me* to use it, never mind all this "you can get it free now" malarkey. I certainly don't know anyone who wants it. Anyone with any doubts will have them all cleared up by catching a YouTube reaction, there's a few now - try this for starters:
They'd become mere showrooms for Amazon
The typical costs of the white goods on sale forced consumers to be savvy. Here's a thought - what would happen if the rest of this gang - Currys, PC World etc all went the same way? Amazon would *have* to open retail stores - probably in the same premises.
"consumers stay away .. avoid dogged selling of extended and expensive warranties"
Spot on - that's what put me off. They were sold so hard that you couldn't help but look into them properly and realise what a rip off they were. Then you start to wonder if the whole shop was too...
I find this as amazing as UFO's
Amazing i the sense that now everyone has a camera in their pocket, in the form of a phone or whatever, you never hear anything like the number of reports you did in the 70's and 80's when, err, we didn't. How savvy of those aliens - just to pick the exact decades when there was no proof other than peoples yarns - to fly all those light years to visit us.
There's a YouTube video of said pile of poo in action:
Re: Win 8 = Win
Helpful Bob to the rescue then - if you haven't seen Windows 8, YouTube will clear things up:
Re: You want a troll?
"Is this year the year of the linux desktop........again"
That's 2015. Android 8, which had merged with ChromeOS in Android 7, runs well enough on laptops to be a full on desktop OS. You think I'm joking? Yeah, course, I am, There's no way microsoft would throw out a string of turkeys so bad they end up losing the desktop, all the while watching Android starting to run on tablets with physical keyboards, clearly showing the direction it's moving in. Oh, wait...
Re: actually quite a good os underneath... - until you try the competition
Not wasting any more time on this, just go and Google for yourself. Or use some script kiddie style wrapper some losers threw up around it:
From the BBC website, June 1st 2013:
"It's been 8 months since the disastrous launch of Windows 8, and the long-suffering shareholders have finally had enough. Steve Ballmer the CEO blamed for the companies biggest failure ever, dwarfing even the Vista failure of 2007, has resigned having seen the share price plummet to a third of its value at the start of the year. Not even the hastily constructed "Consumer Desktop" Edition of 3 months ago, where the unfamiliar tiles interface was replaced with the Windows 7 one, plus the return of the start menu, was enough to get any kind of significant sales moving. The dominance of Android on the handset and tablets meant users who had seen and heard all the negative press regarding Windows 8 avoided sales there too, thus compounding the problem. Steve Sinofsky, Head of Android User Experience at Google, said "the writing was on the wall all along. I wish them well, but a significant culture change is needed before any good can emerge now. And they can start by listening to their users."
Re: Surprise us all
Thumbs up from me - nice post!
Huh? To see what Apple are innovating right now, just look at any Android handset. NFC, multi user accounts, widgets, proper notifications, proper multitasking, a framework for apps which actually do scale properly to different form factors rather than fobbing off with letterboxing and err, oh yes, maps. Followed a year later by them suing everyone who dared innovate their innovation first, natch.
My wife, Clippy Metrozune, doesn't rate it much either.
Paris, for we talking of all style, no substance.
That is all.
The sales figures are starting to arrive, perhaps that will cheer them up: http://techland.time.com/2012/11/19/windows-8-the-seven-roads-not-taken/
Re: @ AC @ 12:42 GMT
@ItsNoteMe The FACT that you USE that fucking annoying STYLE of capitalizing RANDOM words in your POST says it ALL, buddy.
Re: Reg Readers these days...
"Microfans"? I though the name given to them had been established since it's just the obvious descriptive term:
Nokia + Windows = NoWins aka Losers
If only microsoft had invested the $5 per handset they extort from the Android manufacturers into some R&D instead of having to fake queues outside stores, photos it takes and "reviews" from their astroturfers infesting blogs and forums.
Anyone flashed one of these with Android?
The hardware looks decent enough, and it's unlikely to have exactly the same faults in the same places from different manufacturers. Would someone give it a go, just to tell us what we already know please? Well, apart from the bright yellow one which is clearly beyond redemption, no matter if it runs quality software or WP8.
Isn't giving someone an iPhone just another way of saying "get lost" these days?
Re: You sir have been sucked into Apple's versions of events.
"There's still room for improvement but it's perfectly usable."
Re: This is so funny
"preferring to push the point the Apple products were inferior to the Android product" - what's changed? If Apple allow this, it makes it even more obvious since the users will all avoid the onboard iOS maps.
"Siri, run a shit mapping app please" - up pops iOs maps.
"Siri, run a quality mapping app please" - up pops Google Maps.
The Market agrees
Apple stock plunges again
Re: I wonder if
Perhaps there is more of a parallel here than people realise, except in Sinofskys case it was the W8 disaster apology letter he refused to sign.
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