644 posts • joined Saturday 24th December 2011 20:17 GMT
Re: Nokia will have a chance in me only if they make it with Android.
So would I - I'd buy a Nokia Android handset in a shot, and no doubt enthusiastically praise it to anyone I could. Whereas in reality, the NoWin partnership is what created me.
I'm just as helpful too - you can also contact me any time on email@example.com.
Re: Stand Aside...
Unfortunately I think it's too late now even for Android to save them. Microsoft raped them, then poisoned the wells so thoroughly that even if they were booted out, there's no way to turn round by recruiting the staff back, spending a fortune reviving their market image etc, before the cash runs out. This mysterious plan must be a firesale before bankruptcy.
Re: How the hell does Ballmer keep his job?
Give the guy a break. He's dong fine in my book - let's hope he stays there for years.
Re: Ye gods.
It's the hypocrisy which stinks the worst - this is almost at Prescott levels. You can absolutely guarantee there will be no problem when Apple bring out a large, flat, black, rectangular device for watching moving pictures on with sound, powered by a remote, which looks and feels identical to the ones Samsung and a zillion others have been selling for the past 10 years.
Re: At a guess...
So long as the spares handy for those, ahem, embarrassing moments when you try IE.
Re: Compare and contrast
I've just ordered a Nexus 7.
That is all.
Re: there can only be one black, rectangular fondle-phone in the world...
You'll have to be clearer than that. Are you referring to the Beatles record label, or the one which came along much later and innovated their name?
Re: Lets hope Apples lawyers rip in as viciously as they did to Android
Heres the FAIL video microsoft tried to censor - catch it quick before they stop showing the same level of competence attempting that as the guy failing so badly in it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTrWPqS4Kxk
Lets hope Apples lawyers rip in as viciously as they did to Android
It would be great to see these two at each others throats whilst the good guys just got on with it, but somehow I sense evil recognises itself and this won't happen. It won't matter now what the shape of its corners are nor the fact that like the iPad, its look and feel was ripped (oops. "innovated") from 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY way back in 1969.
Oh he's really dedicated all right. When you look down from above, you can see he has his hair shaped into the nike symbol, with one wispy bit in the middle and carefully shaved bald patches all round it. Oh, wait...
Nikes defence is as convincing as his hairpiece
But still, it's generated more commotion that when he walks by an old folks home so they'll be pleased all the same.
Style over substance has always been the way with Apple. Their cynical targeting of the market segment with those with lower IQ's proves it. But, like antennagate, the fact it can't perform its main function doesn't matter to them as long as it's pretty.
Depends on the shape of its corners and the gullibility of the patent authorities :-(
It's all ended in tears - who'd have thought it?
How happy things were back when the Nokia Microsoft deal was announced.
Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop said that "Nokia and Microsoft will combine our strengths to deliver an ecosystem with unrivalled global reach and scale. It's now a three-horse race."
From a burning platform, to the fiery pits of hell
When Stephen Elop became CEO of Nokia, he was Microsofts 8th largest individual shareholder.
He was a dodgy bastard even before Blamer sent him to rape Nokia - the right man for the job, then.
What's this "ex" shit?
Re: The real problem
Correct. Microsoft are an old joke - the comedy gift that just keeps on giving. Oh how insignificant this will seem once the Windows 8 reviews start. The real ones that is, and not the usual shillfest.
Apple has peaked
All the signs are there. The me-too features in the next iPhone will just go to prove it.
Thanks for the heads up, this looks worth it
More reassurance scams work under this "government".
"PhonePayPlus estimated that the scammers made between £50,000 and £100,000 out of the service. As well as the £10,000 fine..." Min profit £40k, possible £90k? Lemme guess, there's a tory minister sitting on the PPS board, Wonga-style.
Apparently the iPhone 5 has "cleaner UI" and "auto-updating apps"
Plus a larger screen. Way to innovate, Apple. For a sneak preview on how all this works out, check any Android handset from a couple of years ago.
Hi! I'm Cloudy - it looks like you're trying to install Linux. Would you like some help with that?
Press 1 to install SP8 KnowledgeBase Ultimate Consumer Edition (Simplified)
Press 2 to reboot. You'll be doing this a lot once you're on Linux under our toy software.
Press 3 to order superglue for your eyelids ready for when Metro arrives
Press 4 to Get the Facts on why Linux is so bad for you.
Press 5 to order a £5 watch which keeps a better calendar than azure.
This will come back to haunt Apple ten times worse
They really do plan to launch a large, black, flat, rectangular device for watching moving images on, with sound, of the type Samsung has been selling for the last 10 years, and expect the shit they keep pulling now to have all been forgotten by then? Spock: "Fascinating".
"million dollar back-door bungs"
"The Microsoft-backed launch of Nokia's Lumia range of Windows 7.5 phones at the end of last year is a recent reminder that marketing might and million dollar back-door bungs are not necessarily sufficient to get a new product into orbit."
Re: Tax payer to Government to NHS to Government funded by the Tax Payer.
The police do exactly the same when they're found guilty and "fined", i.e. the money comes from the pool we've paid into via taxes, and after all the middle men have had a nice big bite, goes, err, back into the same pool. Its a farce designed by clever lawyers to ensure no-one in the system really suffers, yet they always benefit financially whilst the PR guys ensure the public thinks its all been sorted. Again, paid for by us.
But will Apple join it now Tim Cook has banished their old evil ways?
Apple will innovate this now - you'll see it in a few years time
Their photocopiers are whirring away busily innovating, and the lawyers too on their rewriting history work so they can sue a few years after they launch it. Well, when you're plumb out of ideas but have a bank overflowing with the spoils of your iSheep fleecing what else can they do?
Re: A very welcome outbreak of common sense
"I'd quote a famous Brit about what this is, but I won't offend you by getting it wrong."
Take your pick:
"You have my Cast Iron guarantee"
"I promise an end to boom and bust"
"I pledge no tuition fees" (oops, you said famous, scratch that one).
Why worry about microsoft? They're about to commit suicide.
Or have you missed all the Metro shite they're about to shove in everyones face?
I finally get it! It all makes sense now...
Microsoft are doing this so they can claim to have invented square corners. Genius. Soon, legally, all of computing (hardware and software) will belong to either Apple or them. So who's laughing at Metro now?
A very welcome outbreak of common sense
Could this be the start of something big?
I'm so glad ms bought Skype
Because as a long term user I naturally started looking for an alternative. I tried Google hangouts, and guess what? Even today, for > 2 people in a video conf you have to pay with Skype but with G+ ... well, as usual I don't even need to complete the sentence. G+ hangouts just got an Android update so you can *start* video conf calls from your handset. Its at the level of quality where, even if ms weren't involved with Skype, I'd switch anyway if had to compare both feature sets.
Sigh. "All the popular phones" = no WP7
This is getting tedious, but it needs pointing out nevertheless. Ok microsoft apologists, over to you. Remember, if you're plum out of arguments you can always have a go at me personally.
I think you need to clarify one important point there. "Giant Mobile Phone" implies they're all the same, whereas "Giant Shit Mobile Phone" is the one they've gone for.
I'd go for one
And I bet zillions of others will too, at that price, quality and most significant of all - freedom.
You're making too much of this
Microsoft knows better than you what you want, so get with it or get to another platform.