930 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: Symbian still beating WinPho?
And always will be.
Re: And here they are!
OMG, you mean such clear, precise and specific gems such as 6947490, "Cellular Radio Communications System" were not in fact invented by microsoft? How about 7440433, "Mobile IP Notification" - surely some well-paid patent attorney advised that one has no prior art whatsoever? Lets not forget 6822664, 7454718 and 7421666, "Browser Navigation for Devices With a Limited Input System", so good it's listed thrice.
In fact I'd better stop right now and El Reg needs to consult its lawyers about this very forum, lest they fall foul of the stunning breakthrough microsoft first presented to the world with US-2010-0082759-A1, "Communications Grouped As Conversations".
Bada late than never
Boom boom! See what I did there? Cleverly use the name of another of Samsungs equally successful attempt at leaving the mothership with a witty pun.
Or maybe not.
The superior Apple user experience in action
The premium charged means their users don't mind them making such gigantic profits off them because the gear they buy is so much better than the rest.
You're securing it wrong
Users are so damn stupid - won't they ever learn to use Apple's products correctly?
Re: Epic Failure = Increased share price.
"MS can now go to hell and i'm not sure anyone will care."
Increasingly these days, "MS can now go to hell and i'm not sure anyone will notice."
As would a bottom 10.
Anyway, just wait until Microsoft launch a smartphone - you'll see who's boss then.
Nokia excretes Windows Phone 8.1
BT did this too
There was this 1 asshole, in Birmingham I think it was, who's full time job was to take up calls *after* customers had cancelled and already been through the same shit you hear on this recording. The impression was given to customers that unless you'd been subjected to his drawn out rantings you hadn't really cancelled. It was you they answered to, you see.
Re: Its Android, so what would it cost without the m$ extortion fee?
Yes, FAT32 is in there, but there are a few more which, when you read them, you can see why they wanted keep secret.
I particularly like 7650431 - "SERVING LOCALLY RELEVANT ADVERTISEMENTS". I wonder who'd have an issue with that stunning innovation?
Its Android, so what would it cost without the m$ extortion fee?
If you could somehow remove the only meaningful contribution microsoft make to the mobile industry, namely swiping a fiver or so off every Android device sold, this would be incredibly cheap indeed.
Re: Wonder how many Moto G handsets
Is this why Microsoft gave up on their garbage mobile OS recently and turned to Android?
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.
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