77 posts • joined Thursday 14th June 2012 10:13 GMT
Same old same old. Nokia need to get ahead of the curve and not just sit back with a poor update to an already poor handset. Oh and get rid of WM too!
Beats are trash ....
I gave my son my spare pair of Sennheiser HD25MkII when he was 5. He is now 10 and has great fun going round Currys plugging his device in to the Beats display and telling everyone how crap they sound. The Sennheisers were around £150 ten years ago but worth every penny.
Apple are partly to blame here ..... the iphone music quality is flat and dreadful. Add to that the really poor earbuds and kids don't actually know what good music sounds like any more.
Paris ..... because here music is shit too!
Joined up government?
So two Quangos (or whatever they're called these days) have differing opinions.
Offcom have consistently proven they're on the side of business (even though they are supposed to protect the consumer) where the ASA are showing some teeth.
Just another example of the corporate mind these companies work under. Tell the customer what they'll get, tie them in to a 24 month contract then move the goalposts. Rip-off Britain at it's best.
Re: Still no good with custom firmware and locked bootloaders
Yeah, tried that but status says "NO" as O2 have deliberately locked it. After many calls to CS and no-one knowing what a bootloader was I just gave up!
Still no good with custom firmware and locked bootloaders
My wife got an Xperia Arc on O2 about 2 years ago.
The Android 2.3 firmware ran out of app space due to all the O2 Bloatware. I rooted and removed it. O2 then updated the O2 FW to sort some bugs, but with all the bloat back and no root available for that version. No space again for apps.
Great, ICS must be out soon ...... then O2 decided to not go ahead and it was stuck on 2.3 with very little apps.
Ah, custom firmware ..... nope. Booloader has been locked by O2 as well.
Never again. If they didn't fuck with the firmware for "added value" crippling the handset then add insult to injury by stopping you updating the ROM then I would think about it.
Sim Free from now on!
They are too expensive.
Same as Comet, Same as DSG, same eventual outcome......
Re: Depends on use....
I have always carried a spare battery ..... that is until I got the Note II. It is superb and you will get 2 days out of it. One of the first things I do is get a spare battery with a handset and I haven't even bothered with the Note. It is simply superb!
As far as this phone goes, no expandable storage is just crazy. I guess the 64Gb version makes up for this but it will be stupidly expensive if even available.
We bought my son the "full" version of NFS Most Wanted for his PS3 .... now it turns out that he needs additional packs at £12 a go to complete the game.
If this is the way gaming is going then it's just greed.
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but you bought the game disc and it was all on there to the end.
Well judging by the lukewarm response to the Z10 in the UK it looks like break then.
It's overpriced and the app support is pitiful. Surely he knows it's not just the phone and hardware but the eco-system behind it that drives sales .... and it's sadly lacking.
They should have brought out the keyboard version first to appeal to the BB fans, but they've delayed both handsets and people are losing interest.
I've not seen one in th wild yet, and that speaks volumes.
Samsung are innovating. Apple are stagnating (especially iOS)
He needs to do some fresh thinking to get Apple back in the groove. Badmouthing the competition hours before a flagship release smacks of desperation.
Sorry Apple, you're losing it (and the share price soon as well)
Re: Ironically .....
I love the ads .... how would I know what to buy otherways?
I love the fact this whole webpage is emblazoned with ads for Office 365 :)
What a joke!
Fining MS for not including a link to a competitor's FREE product. 99% of users know alternative browsers are available. Shit like this makes my blood boil and I genuinely (for once) feel sorry for MS
More useless legislation from the EU and .... where does the fine go?
World domination at any cost ..... especially the extortion bit!
Nice words but Sony are a company full of dinosaurs.
Locked down this, DRM that .... heck my £1200 laptop won't even let me install updated ATI graphics card drivers as they have blocked them, however the ones available on the support page crash on install and are way out of date.
PS4 is not backward compatible and the walled garden is getting bigger. Not what people really want.
Their phones are decent enough to be fair, but compared to Samsung they are over priced and under spec.
I wish them luck but in time they'll go bust.
The keynote was a pile of shite. Alicia Keys as "Artistic Director" tweeting from her iphone?
Apart from that the high price and lack of mainstream apps (and reportedly poor battery life) hardly makes me want to dump the superb Note II
Unless you are already indoctrinated in the BB way then it's a no no!
My house was built in the 50s and has 2 foot thick pink granite walls. Absolutely no chance of a signal but bloody handy if there's a holocaust :)
I recently took a contract with Three UK for £34 a month. Unlimited data, great coverage and the H+ isn't exactly slow. Add to that a free upgrade to 4G with a compatible handset and there's nothing to make you want the EE tariff.
They must think people are stupid!
Yet again the perils of in-house testing with femtocells rears it's ugly head.
Shit for the end user but illeviates the chances of a jesus phone being left in a bar ........
Re: Also ..
Maybe so, but still not nearly as embarrassing as Apple Maps!
(ducks down awaiting a plethora of downvotes!)
I love my Mac Pro, it's beautiful, sturdy and easy to clean out. Should last another 10 years at least it's so well built.
I love it even more running Windows 7, after 3 years of MacOS nearly drove me to suicide.......
Getting in to bed with Microsoft is never a good idea.
People learn from their mistakes ..... clever people learn from other peoples mistakes
Ha ha ....
I have two masts exactly a mile away each side of my house. I get patchy voice coverage and no data whatsoever. That is on Three, however the O2 mast is closer and I only get GPRS.
P.S. I am beside a large industrial estate in the "Oil Capital of Europe" .......
There are huge black holes all over the place that need fixed ASAP.
Re: Oh dear ....
I fitted a 4 port USB3 PCI card to my MacPro, cost just over a tenner from Amazon.
And after 4 years I still have all my fingers and haven't been electrocuted.
Oh dear ....
Glad I bought one in 2009 although it cost £1900. Fantastic hardware and with a 256GB SSD running Windows 7 ultimate it's the dogs.
MacOs is getting worse and worse unfortunately so I removed it completely (even though the Apple experts told me I had to have it there to run Windows. YAY!
[i]Cheap crap sells more? What a shocker.[/i]
Cheap but every bit as capable with higher DPI screen than "retina" and a card slot so you don't get ripped off by Apple's stupid storage price and USB ports on board sells more.
fixed it for you!
Come on, they're taking the piss.
Apple prices for flash memory makes Sony look reasonable.
When will people realise they're being right royally screwed?
Re: "... what was yours?"
Ford Orion 1.6 GLS. Piece of shit!
Actually, I hate my 1st Gen ipad 64gb even more. It's been crippled by iOS5 and the keyboard lags like hell.
Like the Orion, I won't be buying another one
Oh dear .....
Those badly pixellated video clips on YBF will really look like shite on a 4k telly.
With so much old stuff on TV there's little point to be honest ......
Re: I am just surprised...
I might have to eat there for a while. Dyce has disappeared under a foot of snow. Bugger!
With my wife's cooking its burns Night every night
I'll be passing there this morning. Sounds mighty tasty but I'm gonna have to keep quiet and try hiding my Note 2 somewhere discreet. Front jeans pocket ain't an option!
Poor hardware is the issue
Looking at laptops and PCs lately has scared me. They're either cheap and nasty looking or decent and expensive.
Saying that, I have just installed a 256gb SSD in my 2009 Quadcore MacPro and put windows 7 on it. Bloody fantastic!
I really dislike MacOS and Windows 8. Having tried both my ultimate solution is Mac hardware with an older MS OS.
The future is bleak ......
Worth a try I suppose .....
I've never had BB, but they seem to be going in the right direction.
More media centric devices that look better too. Will all depend on pricing and dev support though.
I may consider one in the future, however the Samsung Android devices are nirvana for me, so it would take a massive change for me to move platforms.
I would never consider Windows Phone though. Eurgh!
Woop dee dooo ..... hardly a life changing prize!
Samsung did the same with Symbian development, spent a fortune on dev promotion, competitions etc. then the platform was killed off. Same as the previous WP incarnation.
No-one wants WP apart from a few geeks and Google/Apple haters.
Time to move on .......
The iphone/ipad keyboard doesn't even show small letters when selected, it's all caps. There's room for a row of numbers & symbols at the top but no ......
Swiftkey for Android bloes it away. Seriously.
Not worth the money
The iphone and it's OS are old hat now.
More of the same old same old with a bit of a tweak. It's an ugly device, a strange shape and the quality ain't what it used to be.
They need to innovate soon to get the interest back before the wheels fall off quite simply.
The Note 2 has cornered battery life. It lasts literally forever and the phone is great too.
This Nexus handset is poor but for half the price of the Note what do you expect. Add to that LG are poor at making phones generally so it's a no no.
Sony's recent phones have had terrible battery life. It's the power sucking LCD displays that are the problem.
I have the Note II and the battery is pretty good (2 days with moderate use) but I bet the Xperia Z is dead before the end of the day.
Add to that the battery is non-replaceable and it's a dead duck. No use having all those features if the bloody thing is dead in a matter of hours ......
What exactly is good about it?
HTC recent performance = unpopular
WP8 = unpopular
No SD Slot = unpopular
Non-removable battery = stupid
Crap camera compared to Lumia = Why?
Crap support compared to Samsung = bad
Hardly a winning combination, is it?
The whole thing is a vast money making scam.
I wouldn't be surprised if these large companies covertly pay people in Outer Mongolia to create viruses and malware to keep the gravy train going.
I have never paid for AV and follow simple rules.
1 - Avoid warez, porn and dodgy gaming sites
2- Look for free alternatives. I have been running MSE and Spybot S&D for ages and only the odd bit of malware is ever found.
3 - NEVER open an attachment you do not trust or know where it's come from.
If you browse dodgy sites then by all means pay to block shit out, but if you are avoiding all the usual places then there's no need to pay at all.
Re: Android... everywhere and nowhere baby.
I'd say it's more the opposite way.
Three people in my office paid over £500 for an iphone ..... don't have any apps installed, no music ...... NOTHING
Now, that's dumb. But then it's also OK as they look good. Ha ha!
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