913 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
You're securing it wrong
There - fixed the customer support message to everyone who falls foul of this.
Why the colour screen?
I'm puzzled here. The elephant in the room is clearly the daily charging requirement, yet it's promoted as being "glanceable" and only for micro interactions, like short messages etc. So why is the biggest battery drainer by a country mile wasted showing this minimal information on a colour high res screen? Isn't it really obvious a kindle style display should be used?
Ahh, bless 'em
Having only just heard of the smartphone, microsoft see the big players like Google, Apple and Samsung all bringing out wearables and realize they are as usual a decade away from catching up. So here's their quick n dirty "me too" offering they hope no-one will see through...
Why does a minor update today prevent a major update being announced next week?
But they've bought those politicians so they can introduce a licensing scam, sorry scheme, and guess who's the only one on the guestlist?
Dick Tracy? One mans innovation is another's mere scouring history and then hiring more expensive lawyers.
Re: Microsoft, Bing, Windows 8.1
Microsoft makes a -$5 dollar contribution to every Android handset sold in extortion fees - does that count?
Microsoft, Bing, Windows 8.1
Is this a competition to stick the most synonyms for "shit" you can in the same sentence?
This mythical Microsoft Phone you speak of
It really sounds intriguing. Let us know when it launches so I can check it out.
You can trust Microsoft
To always be the "me too" players in computing. Lemme guess - costs twice as much as the competition but does half as much, but since they target the usual fat cat brown-paper-bag-stuffed-with-cash decision makers, like councils etc, they have no need to worry about sales. Of whatever it is they are selling here.
Re: I say chaps, I don't think that you understand what you are supposed to do here.
Never forget the real comedy aspect of the damage Windows 8.1 is doing to Microsoft: it's all self-inflicted.
They didn't "poach" him
He just jumped off the burning platform.
Re: Dear Microsoft
Netflix? Try again - it was IE, A piece of software Microsoft has been developing for 15 years that has become officially shit.
That video is always worth watching. The majestic sweep of the arm, the confident proclamation, the triumphant tone in the voice as he shows the world how "I'm running Internet Explorer", at which point it hilariously freezes up.
A textbook comedy lesson in perfect timing, from the gift that just keeps on giving.
"4.4 per cent of the market"
That's called floor noise by Google. And here's me trying my hardest to spot a windows phone in the wild.
Any day now, I'm sure...
The real reason
Hands up those who even knew this existed.
Re: This of Course has...
IE can be used for something other than downloading Chrome?
Microsoft: The comedy gift
That just keeps on giving.
Re: It's OK everyone.
"a thread of gripes on user site WPCentral has reached almost 1,000 comments in three days"
That's because the Microsoft shills are all here! Quick, scurry off to downvote/delete/apologise or whatever over in your own back yard...
Re: Damned if you do
Ahh yes, I remember the days of BBS's on 9600 baud dialup. It's nice to see they are still in use for low traffic requirements such as this, but clearly here more than one simultaneous user was considered so unlikely it wasn't even tested.
"Risk wrecking their phones" ???
How the fuck do you wreck such an unusable car crash as a Windows phone?
That's like asking visitors to a sewage farm not to fart or it'll make the place smell bad.
The comedy gift that just keeps on giving.
So Flop gets to ruin the phone business, again
This guy just keeps leaping about those infernal burning platforms
Mind you, the new Nokia "ConFuze" is sure to be a hit.
Q. It looks like a Windows phone. Does it run Windows phone apps?
Q. I hear it runs Android. Can I load apps from the Play Store then?
Q. It's from Nokia - it must run the decades of Nokia Symbian software that made them so big then?
Q. I see it has BlackBerry stuff on it - does it run BlackBerry software?
WTF? Well, you sure ConFuzed me...
And in a shock twist, a name from the past is now in charge of Office
Welcome back Clippy!
Re: Typical Microsoft
"Microsoft's permanently extended middle digit"
Applause! Well played sir :-)
Re: Dell does build Android slabs
Microsofts motto: do be evil.
Re: The Curse of HP
Bypassing Microsoft is always a smart move, no matter what the circumstances.
I'd been waiting for the new series of The Thick Of It
Here's the tired old textbook example of some clueless politician being told what bandwaggon to jump on by his spads, and as usual just making a prat of himself to those in the know. He's as much cred as Gordon Brown telling us he's an Arctic Monkeys fan, as if that could ever happen. Oh, wait...
If they put this in the back of your boxer shorts
Would it make you a SmartArse?
Re: Well done El Reg
A virtual one for me too. Even if I could make it to the smoke, I'd prefer that to the warm pissed-in dishwater known throughout the world as London beer :-)
Re: That has got to be embarrassing for Microsoft
And it's about to get a whole lot worse in mobile. Spot the pattern: Microsoft write new OS, which is shit. Users avoid it. Microsoft spends zillions marketing it. Users still avoid it. Microsofts last resort is to go nuclear to force users to use it.
Now think about mobile. Microsoft launches shit OS ... repeat as above, except the new popular OS everyone wants is Android on Nokia kit. Android on Nokia proves a massive hit so Microsoft then ...?
Re: It's not a feeder for Windows Phone
"12% in the UK"
I'll have some of what you're smoking. You've obviously got a bit more than your fellow shill yesterday telling us it was 10%.
You really expect people to believe over 1 in every 10 smartphone users are on windows when they can see it's plainly untrue just by looking around them during the day?
And I've *stlill* not seen a windows mobile in the wild yet. heck, at this rate the first will be one of these windroids, and at these prices it will be because I'll be buying it, assuming I can load Cyanogen onto it, natch.
Re: You guys are biased
Me want brite yello one.
Me stand out with brite yello cheap fone.
People point at me when I pull out brite yello phone.
Re: NOKIA SHOULD MAKE ANDROID
Hmm .. I wonder if there's any connection between Elop not getting the CEO job and him allowing this to happen whilst installed as Ballmers trojan.
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