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More to the point, which set of bastards are pushing Nokia this way?
Some evil losers are clearly pulling their strings - you can smell their desperation.
I just can't think who though. And since Nokia lost, this mysterious puppeteer can claim all ignorance, natch.
Still with the tincy-wincy liddle screen?
I find it quite amusing watching them squirm around in the corner they've painted themselves into with this. One the one hand (ho ho) there is the famous "one size fits all so why change?" approach, and on the other there's the "gosh, the world really does want a bigger form factor - look at Samsungs' sales" but they can't because their software is totally unprepared for fragmentation, unlike a certain well known competitors who has been dealing with it for so long it has perfected it.
And no, I don't mean just adding another row of icons to a homescreen and letterboxing all the existing apps when needed.
Re: Definition please
There's no formal definition, but if you had to go for one distinction I'd say heavy internet support, so that covers browsing, email, downloadable apps etc.
Rats, sinking ship, mountains of unsold iPhones...
Re: Nooooooooooooo way
"Forgetful" Ed Balls too, but hopefully not in his Nazi outfit or his claim they come in peace would have as much credibility as his election manifesto.
"Another slap in Cupertino's face"
And it's a face decent folk everywhere just never tire of slapping.
"Copy" legacy phones?
Apples quaint miniature toys have been frozen in time since 2007 - what kind of ass-backwards reasoning is this?
You're haggling it wrong
I can hear the laughter all the way from South Korea :-)
Does it download Chrome any faster?
Surely that's the one and only time users get to see IE these days, after buying a system with Windows pre-installed or installing it themselves.
Microsofts "customers" get Ballmered again
Having stuffed them on phones, tablets and their comedy new desktop OS, destroying their faith in their cloud offering is an essential step in the slow car crash suicide that is 2013: Microsofts year of hell.
You're hoarding it wrong
Quite proud of that one!
For crying out loud! How many times????
This is a whole different kind of incompetence for which a word has not yet been invented. Seriously - this is the same me-too comedy "Cloud" offering from Microsoft which fell over last time because it didn't know about leap years? So hows that "lessons learned" thing coming on then?
Lets face it - if it was announced the Babbage Analytical Engine was to be relaunched it would be a blow to Surface.
Google glass is innovative. Really, genuinely innovative.
No effing wonder the best Microsoft can do is just look on green with envy, whilst sniping childish jealous taunts. The last innovative thing to come from them was their CEO's comedy furniture rearrangement antics.
I can hear the photocopiers in Cupertino starting up, too.
I thought he just took out a superinjunction against those he disliked?
Then again, how would anyone know?
Microsoft are in the mobile phone business?
Well I never. Next you'll be saying they have a search engine of their own, rather than merely chucking up some script kiddie style wrapper round Googles.
You're securing it wrong
Apple has responded: "Just don't secure it that way.
You stupid little user."
Fallapartgate still an issue?
They keyboard that is, not this particular vendor.
Well, that's one way to spin what Microsoft did to Nokia
"And of course, Microsoft itself might think it best to pick up the pieces of its wounded partner"
Wounded having been raped sideways by, err, Microsoft to make it so.
You're updating it wrong
Users are so stupid. Why on earth can't they use Apple products properly?
Re: it won't even talk to the BBC on this issue.
Apple handsets are now legacy.
You'll see a lot more of this as they try to catch up with Android by attempting to copy, err, sorry, innovate its latest features into their quaint little old handsets - the ones which close users into their AOL-style walled garden as used in days long gone by.
Gosh how things change.
Skeuomorphic design is now about as fashionable as the Bay City Rollers. Market share is falling. The one-size-fits-all handset decision made at the start has come home to roost in spades - this approach so off target you can feel the embarrassing pain of the diehards trying to excuse them next to the S3s and N4s of this world.
And all the while you hear of Android demolishing them in handset sales, about to overtake them in tablets having just matched their share there, and manufacturers using it in fridges, washing machines, cars etc. This just highlights the wisdom of the closed vs open approach greedy Saint Jobs lumbered them with, snobbily turning up his nose at such crudities.
Still, they're currently still making a handsome profit from the remaining iSheep yet to realize what's being done to them, and that's all that matters. Whilst it lasts.
Re: Subscription service?
Microsoft can see their irrelevance coming hard and fast. All their thrashing about with smartphones, tablets, back-firing OS releases etc won't change a thing. And the people doing this to them are the very ones they've shat on for the last 20 years, since every area now either snuffing them out directly, or rendering what they do have left irrelevant, is powered by Linux.
Ditching the Twitter integration was a smart move
It's great they did this, but not so great it wasn't actually their choice. Who really needs to know what I think of the pop factor contestants in order to do business with me? Anyway, I reckon Linked In is the closest thing we'll get to a usable global people directory - ultimately the business "phone book" for the world. Obviously there only needs to be one, so it's no wonder it's doing so well and management want to tread carefully before ruining things the way Facebook did.
Re: Another bit that isn't original
Why not just look for anyone who made Games in a Workshop prior to the creation of these Apple wannabees and do them for infringement of their term?
Re: The MAGIC rotting MOBILE CORPSE of Microsoft
Blackberry will grow by a few percent - that's obvious once the new models arrive in volume. Ordinarily, that wouldn't bother the other players but what's this? Microsoft only have few percent to start with, and as these charts constantly show that's heading South by the quarter. Android isn't going to stop growing. The only sizeable sector left to go for is increasingly dissatisfied iPhone users who don't jump to Android - and up to now, even this tiny minority has only had WP8 to look at.
Not any more :-)
Re: Unsurprising really..
Perhaps its time for another "burning platforms" speech - all Flop has to do is take his first one and cut n paste Symbian for WP8.
Re: 3 out of 1000's
The Right Honorable Jacqui Smith - Britains first female Home Secretary - fiddled £100k and merely had to issue a pretend apology to her fellow MP's during the great corruption exposure a couple of years back. After agreeing to such a demanding act of contrition, they allowed her to keep the loot. She did lose her job though, more likely because of the embarrassment the porn she charged to the taxpayer caused than the real crime. Anyway, just shows the British justice system for what it is when you hear of others caught doing the same thing (3 people, £300k) - porridge for you lads, with no early kid gloves release of the kind Chris Huhne is about to get.
Microsoft 'touches 16k shop workers' to polish their turd hard
Mythbusters show the way.
You're barging in wrong
For Christs sake Apple get with the plot - you're not top dog anymore and it really is time to Think Different, if you can. That means your pathetic lawsuit days are over - including trying to trademark how ever the fuck you lay out your stores.
By the way, hows that thermonuclear thing working out for you?
"Thinking different" at its finest
Android demolished Apple in smartphone sales for 2012, and this is their response.
Re: I hope they make it
It won't affect Androids' market share a jot, but I think it'll take a hearty helping of Apples lunch and certainly keep Win8's anonymous entry in the "1% others" section of all the market share charts for the coming year.
You're polishing the turd wrong
The iSheep are starting to see what you've been doing to them all these years.
I take offense
At the one which shows you with your tongue lolling out the side of your mouth, your eyes spinning in different direction and dribble seeping down your chin, but fortunately there's not much call for the "make me a WP8 user" app - or is there?
Just as I was about to convert too, having been persuaded by all that marketing spend.
Re: Nokia to align IT function with its business focus
For those living under a rock for the last 30 years, this is known as "The Microsoft Effect".
What follows is job losses, shit products, loss of market share and previously loyal customers suddenly hating you before inevitably you go bust and history records you forever as just another of Microsofts bitches. Mysteriously, however, the top brass who's palm was greased with silver over the original deal always seem to do very well out of it..
You can smell the desperation
Please, someone, anyone - write something for this turkey ... anything, even fart apps will do.
Come to think of it, why is there no "yawn" icon?
Right there in the palm of your hand.
Almost forgot - well, as did everyone else to be honest, Windows RT - that was quick, nice knowing you :-)
Re: Cant stand microsoft, because...
WP8 has shockingly tiny sales figures - it's entirely possible a Ubuntu handset would outsell it. And wouldn't that be lovely - it might even get Nokias attention, since as soon as that looked remotely possible Blamer and his trojan Flop would have both been given the boot by then, and an alternative would be needed.
Actually ... hey now there's a funny thing ... why suddenly the announcement of all these alternative mobile OS's - Tizen/Ubuntu/FirefoxOS etc? It's almost as if these are waiting for someone big to announce a major change in direction...
Re: "Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment".
Look at these two ugly bastards:
Between them is a pair of loser CEOs.