17 posts • joined Thursday 5th July 2007 12:37 GMT
"That's right Reg readers, unless you're some sort of a dirty socialist, you should be totally cool with firms avoiding any sort of payback to the customers, economies and countries that guarantee their success."
Errr what? Who said that? I completely support Schmidt's statement - he's completely right. But does that mean I don't think that Google should be paying more tax in the UK, of course not! To blame Google for operating within the law is plain stupidity; Politicians calling them "immoral" are simply trying to shift the blame from their own incompetence when it comes to setting the tax rules that allow this.
Of course you can get *much* cheaper storage...
... particularly when it's part of product that's kinda designed for something else:
So sounds like it doesn't actually do anything.
Love that at the end they just send you to microsoft.com where Surface's only presence on the front page is a tiny little one word "Surface" link at the very bottom right.
A slightly more user-friendly option:
Damn right on the TouchPad comment
I'm similarly stuck with ThinkPads because of the TrackPoint; why has everyone else stopped doing them? Is there anyone else still doing them?
That flap on the side would like about 30 seconds if I bought one.
"So if you're a European hoping your 4S will work across the USA you'll be disappointed."
It'll roam just fine on T-Mobile, AT&T or any of the other GSM networks. You won't notice.
"450MHz band so popular around the Scandinavian countries and across Russia"
So popular??? There are *zero* CDMA mobile-phone networks in Scandinavia (there's one mobile broadband one, but that's not really the same) and sod all 450Mhz subscribers in Russia too - which is predominantly GSM, just like the rest of the world.
> In Europe, all mobile phones are required to conform to the GSM standard.
UK operators have previously sold phones without removable SIM cards (they were superglued in place). Were they breaking a law?
Information is incorrect (Desire is on 2.2 now on most carriers - but they list as 2.1), and misses loads of phones - where is the Pulse & Pulse Mini and the excellent budget phone the ZTE Blade (aka Orange San Francisco).
"To which the answer is: to replace the Wi-Fi network you're already running."
What complete crap. Utterly bile. This product has *NOTHING* to do with data; does the author remember what a *phone* is?
The purpose of this technology is very simple - it appeals to people who don't get even coverage throughout their home. If you've got nice thick walls, and don't get coverage in certain rooms then this technology means that you can fix things so that when you go into the kitchen, or wherever, then you don't miss all your calls to voicemail. No more having to leave the phone on the windowsill to receive calls, no more sitting by the window because the sofa is out of coverage. Simple.
"First, Asus' engineers don't understand that a solid-state disk doesn't actually possess any moving parts"
When did an engineer ever have *any* involvement with writing manuals????
You sure? From what I can see all that Jamba have said is that they'll not be using operator portals to acquire customers - have Jamba actually said that they'll be "creating a direct billing relationship" with customers?
To me that sounds extremely unlikely since:
a) They're selling to kids - so that's kinda gonna make credit/debit cards a bit of a challenge.
b) The network operators won't stand for it.
Surely Jamba will just be using premium rate SMS or similar to bill for the content, piggybacking on the existing operator billing relationship with the end user?
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