913 posts • joined 24 Dec 2011
Re: RIP Nokia
With this move, Micosoft announce they have given up competing with their own products. They see the way the market has gone, with Google/Apple dominating for the next decade at least, and just want a bigger slice of their efforts. Extortion has, and always will be, the only meaningful revenue option open to them in mobile.
Elops back home, they can lay off all those pesky Finns now they have what they really wanted all along, and Blamer is off laughing into the sunset.
Re: Oh, great!
Few people outside Redmond are aware microsoft have a presence in the mobile phone business.
It will be even fewer now.
So the first man on the moon could be Chinese then.
That will be quite a feather in their cap. Gosh, it's almost as if they know something we don't.
"Report a WinPho sighting" ????
Careful - Orlowski is watching.
You're suing us wrong
Re: Poor Microsoft
About the only good thing left for them to do now is complete the utter humiliation of overtaking Apple in smartphone market share. With iOS tumbling to 13% whilst WP8 worms its way past 5% that might just be the greatest comedy gift this Christmas decent folk everywhere can cheer about.
Same here. We have a few 5+ year old 32 Bit systems with 512Mb ram which ran XP. As a test I installed Fedora 19 32Bit running XFCE, then Chrome seeing as most of the work was done in the browser anyway. It was so fast it was shocking! What a difference those years of optimizing rather than building in obsolescence made. I strongly urge anyone in the same position to give this a try.
And Flop called Symbian a burning platform?????
Jesus wept. This is a whole different kind of piss taking.
Re: Kids rebel
Users do too.
All this talk of Blamer ruining microsoft because of the rise of Google, Apple etc on his watch might be missing the point. Before then, users *had no choice*. So if they detested the beast, there's nothing they could do about it. As soon as they do get a realistic choice, such as with phones, tablets, cloud ... well, basically anything apart from the desktop OS, they take it gladly no matter who's running the shop - today and tomorrow.
Which is why the self inflicted Windows hate disaster is so telling of the misplaced arrogance within.
"Users hate Windows 8" :-)
The usual copycats will really have to Think Different this time
Unless they stick to their tactic of using the best court money can buy in Texas, of course.
Blamer leaving microsoft is terrible news
He was ruining the company perfectly. The whole industry should now be worried.
2013: Microsofts year of hell
But only for its users and shareholders.
So it's blackmail with Windows and extortion with Android...
Can anyone guess who Google had in mind when they coined the "do no evil" tag?
This time they really have to Think Different
Let's hope it's something other than a large, flat, black rectangular panel controlled with a remote device which shows moving sound and pictures. If it was, let's hope they haven't pissed off the biggest player in this field with exactly that product out for the last 20 years, otherwise they'd just be copying them wouldn't they, and it'd all get very legal very quickly.
This "Apple" company you speak of...
Could you clarify which one of these from history you mean from now on?
Its either the Beatles record label, or the one which shone briefly before fading back into nothingness, ending up as a pathetic patent troll claiming everyone copied their stuff. Oh, that's the one who copied the name of the first.
Re: Next year... if there's any developers left by then.
Developers deserted microsofts userless mobile platform years ago, and nothng of value was lost.
Re: MS has a big asshole
Called Blamer at the helm, and he's ruining it very nicely indeed
Re: wow, the biter bit
The bitten bit back - actually that's a bit more like the Regs usual headline for this kind of story.
In any case, it's great news as now the child has pointed out the quality of the emperors new clothes, the floodgates will open.
A great time to invest in the Redmond furniture repair industry.
Re: "As usual, Linux phones managed to scrape a percentage point of market share"
I like how "scraping a percentage point" at 1% shit but Windows is somehow doing amazingly well at 3.7%, whilst Android shifts in a couple of days what the pair of these do in a quarter.
The same noble patent system that gave us the stunning stick
Yup, as pointless as a lib dem manifesto, as sincere as a tory policy and as competent as a labour administration, the good old US patent system bends over and blows another one out Apples way which is just as credible as this breakthrough earlier excretion.
You're milking it wrong
Gotta pick up on the snarky emphasis on how many ads FB runs
Has the Reg ever considered running any? I hear it's a useful revenue stream for internet businesses.
The turd that cannot be polished
"If you're thinking of buying the discounted kit be advised that Secure Boot means you can't change out the software."
This fiasco is amost an exact repeat of HP's comedy Touchpad routine but with the extra Microsoft spin of no possible redeeming features via reflashing.
It is quite literally useless. Some would say "told you so".
Re: It's just a really bad equivalent of AirPlay / DLNA; what's the big deal?
"I still don't see why Google's half-baked implementation is interesting."
Ahh, that'll be because it's obvious this will demolish Apple in the TV space the same way Google did with smartphones and is clearly on the brink of doing with tablets.
Once again, time to think different.
I would do none of that
I would give Ballmer another 5 years - he's doing a fantastic job for the whole computing industry,
What a topsy turvy world it must be in the Microsoft marketing department these days as they attempt to show a leopard can change its spots by somehow rewritiing history. Good job there's no one around to remind everyone of what's really going on.
Re: Only one?
That's 'cos its a kind of magic.
They scoffed when Bob called 2013 Microsofts year of hell
But never mind it's not all bad news - at least soon Chrome OS users will be able to natively edit Word and Excel docs. Love to see the furniture repair bill in Seattle when that comes to the Chrome browser.
Extoring the Android manufacturers seemed such a great idea at the time. Arrogant Microsoft needs no friends, you see. They won't ever fall on hard times, and even if they did they can just bully their way back out. Can't they? Well, if not, here's some sound advice for them.
Guy Fawkes too
He was right.
As pointless as a lib dem manifesto
Whilst the same colour and shape as what the torys are full of.
Perhaps this should be televised instead of PMQ's?
- Review Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. How about... oh, your battery died
- Review + Vid Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What a waste of gorgeous pixel density
- +Comment EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
- Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia
- 46% of iThings slurp iOS 8: What part of this batt-draining update didn't you like?