This level of stupidity, combined with the best law money can buy, is how companies plumb out of ideas can get away with this kind of rounded corner type shit.
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The Nokia Android phone will be the same story
Isn't it obvious? Nokia launch a low-end handset running Android just before being absorbed into the collective. Microsoft, being their usual clueless selves regarding what their customers really want (as clearly demonstrated in this article), don't see the glaring danger until it's far too late. Of course these handsets will be a runaway success, far outstripping the pathetic sales of the "official" Windows Mobile line until it gets to the point where, as in this PC OS story, they have built their own nightmare scenario where they must decide which line to kill - the one they spent billions marketing but just won't sell, or the one the customer wants.
"Ows about that then, now then, now then"
As another BBC employee with as much credibility as the shameless parasites running this fiasco might have said.
So that's why Nokia are going Android
Either that, or continue to scrap around in the rapidly shrinking 5% "others" section.
Re: Not Elop then.
People actually use Windows as a *server*? Well I never. Gosh, next you'll be telling me they have a ... hey, hang on, you're right. Let's not harp on about you know what anymore, but instead see if you for once have the balls to comment on the topic all microsoft shills conveniently ignore - the extortion racket they are running with Android, by which of course I mean their only meaningful contribution to mobile being the $5 per handset they fleece from the OEMs.
Re: users should never use the same password on multiple sites or services," said Yahoo!
Users should never use Yahoo for anything serious, says common internet knowledge.
The trolls I hate the most
Are the hypocrites who use made up names.
It's amazing how much press Microsoft phones get
Considering how clearly irrelevant and unused they are. Why, it's almost as if Microsoft know they have a crap product but think they can market it down everyones throat just by spending money on ads and paid shills, rather than spending it on improving quality.
Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild @AC 21:32
"Encouraged to do so by their teacher, I'd imagine. Very professional. "
So, teachers should push Microsoft "smartphones" to kids. I'm confident anyone advocating this is equally fair when it comes to educating them also on the meaning of the word "extortion", where microsoft makes on average $5 per Android handset from those making gear people actually want.
Re: And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild
It's not funny anymore.
I want to see someone using one to make sure all this talk of any kind of market share isn't just some big online conspiracy. 90% of people I meet, from work, to just observing them in the gym, on the train etc use Android, 9% iPhones and the rest are scraps like BB and legacy (there's a difference?)
I have to be honest and admit I saw some in the Tesco in-store mobile shop last week.
All on the shelves.
With no one interested in them.
And still I have yet to see a Windows phone in the wild
Seriously - is there some kind of prize for the first actual one I find?
That horse bolted so long ago
It spent years on the race track, had a nice relaxing retirement and is now resting gently on the shelves of your local Tesco.
Re: Microsoft has a tablet out?
You too have a very interesting posting history, Anonymous Coward.
Microsoft has a tablet out?
Well color me amazed. Next you'll be saying they have some kind of presence in the smartphone industry.
Re: Tizen is a total basket case
Its the LibDem of smartphone OS's. Claims to support whatever fad is in vogue that particular week, but even when it finally does see the light of day gets totally steamrollered at every turn.
Paris, for she knows just what it means to be the big boys bitch.
Re: A common API is definitely a must.
For microsoft, it's also a first.
Re: Loonier software on Loonier handsets
Brite yellow grate color for phone.
Brite yello make me stand out.
People in pub see me wiv brite yello phone and point at me.
Once again an Android idea is slightly tweaked and claimed as original
I'm proud of my Nexus 5, which similarly knows if I'm walking, running or riding a bike. But we're dealing with the famous Apple reality distortion field here and the best courts money can buy, so the fact that phone's been out for 4 months and they'll still be awarded this patent even though they only got round to copying it today today is all perfectly right and proper.
Lest we forget
During the great corruption exposure of 2010 it emerged that Multimillionaire Francis Maude claimed for a second London home, to, err, make life easier for MP's living away from London, which was "yards from his first".
He topped that with his noble attempt at creating mass panic on the roads of Britain with his helpful advice on how to deal with the fuel shortage, forever earning him the nickname "Jerrycan".
Now, what has this shining model of credibility been saying again?
Could I suggest Gordon Brown?
I hear he's at a loose end these days, and he's looking to make amends for the little mishap or two he caused to the British economy recently.
So ... hardware manufacturers are now openly telling Microsoft to get stuffed
Payback is such a bitch.
2014: Microsofts year of implosion
And so it begins.
You're banning it wrong
The idea is to ban phones actually being sold. With round corners.
Re: The obvious solution
Its maps work great.
The obvious solution
I was in Tesco a few days ago and saw the Motorola G for £99. You can unlock them for £2.04 on eBay. You could buy 5 of these for the price of an IPhone and have enough change to see you through 6 months of a non-handset contract.
Oh, and its maps work great. Unless you've been told to Think Different.
And so as 2013, Microsofts year of hell, draws to a close
We can all look forwards and raise a glass to 2014: Microsofts year of implosion.
That ad is a different kind of awful
One for which a word has not yet been invented.
Nope, you're thinking wrong.
Re: Wont be found here...
Oooh, so adding that 12% to Androids 81% leaves, err, 7% for Apple + rest.
Aren't statistics marvelous?
Re: Wont be found here...
Yes I keep hearing about these "Windows phones" too, but you never see them in the wild. Have they been released yet, or is this is Microsoft getting their equivalent of an app store ready for when it is?
I'd vote for Flop
If he does to m$ what he did to Nokia we'd all be very happy indeed.
What's an iPad?
Is that some cheap knock off copy of an Android tablet?
Any time you're ready to launch one of your phones
We're here looking out for one.
Is there a prize for the first one spotted in the wild?
You can thank Microsoft for this. Seriously.
The Nexus devices do not come with SD card slots NOT because Google wants everyone to use their cloud, although that's obviously somewhere in the mix, it's because they would have to include the dreaded FAT32 filesystem onboard and hence cough up to the losers who leech. If you notice, whenever you connect a Nexus device to a PC or whatever, its external software which does the file decoding - hence no extortion tax on that front, at least.
Re: Cheapest I have found.....
Same here. I've lost count now of the number of people I know buying this for Christmas. The rest are Nexus 5's.
Starting to have trouble remembering what other phones there are apart from Android these days. Surely after the Christmas sales figures are out we'll just see the dregs scrapping around for what Google would consider the floor noise of their market share.
Re: And yet...
"Anecdotal evidence from teenagers..."
You missed the point, which is not whether they could or couldn't afford one, but the fact they no longer aspire to do so.
The figures out this week show a market share *drop* for the last quarter from 13% to 12% which covers the freaking 3 quarters the new iPhones were launched!
Anecdotal evidence from teenagers (unprompted) chat this week tells me the wind has definitely turned amongst them for anything Apple. It is definitely uncool - this Christmas all the desirable tech they want is Android powered, whether its Samsung, HTC, Sony or even the new Tesco tablet.
He did a great job
The whole computing industry thanks you for destroying microsoft.
August last year isn't too late to get into mobile. In the first edition of Bill Gates 1994 Road Ahead book, the word "internet" appeared twice. With such visionary leadership - including your own iPhone predictions - it is a puzzle why Microsoft bombed so hard.
Anyway, now youv'e finally heard of mobile and the guy you sent to rape Nokia is back home, you can get him to use the $2bn a year you extort from Android to come up with something people might notice.