142 posts • joined Thursday 25th January 2007 10:54 GMT
Re: Flagging emails?
How funny - Andrew has mentioned this before now, and I've always thought - "silly omission" - but since I don't use it, I've never noticed it. But there you are: winpho 7.8, and it has flags.
You get it from a stationers. While you're there, get a dictionary. And a sub.
It's a pity no-one provides a link to a story that discusses the geology of the mother rock. Poor reporting.
Zune was awful. Hope it stays dead.
Re maps, I can't tell the difference between Nokia Maps and Winphone Maps. I prefer to use the awesomeness that is OS Maps app. Especially with the 1920s layer, it's a bit fun / sad to stand at Terminal 3 and think you used to be in a farmyard pond. Nokia Drive needs to have the maps for regions downloaded, but I can testify that it works bloody well in rest-of-Europe and no data usage.
Amazon and book VAT
The Guardian reported last month that Amazon do play with VAT. Rather impressively from both ends.
Anwayy, upshot of all this is that !'m not buying Kindles for my kids this year, but will go to a retailer that does pay tax. And have spent all the money i usually spend at Waterstones instead. I feel a bit conned.
Re computer kit, dabs has always done me proud. I hope they pay tax :-(
Re coffee, Starbucks? Really? Coffee?
If only there was some way of being able to report this white noise in 140 characters or less
Re: Some questions for the author
I didn't get that reference either. I have a nokia windowsphone 7.5. I get email from my gmail account into my messages bit, along with other email and facebook messages. Contacts are pulled in from linkedin, outlook, live, google, twitter, facebook and google. Seamlessly. Calendar ditto, i don't have to think about it, it's really sweet and built in. Andrew has been critical of these parts before now. I guess he'd prefer some native set of apps, not this cloudy synced rubbish. :-)
Re: tethering isn't new...
My Nokia with WI phone 7.5 has tethering. Maybe a network thing?
Re: Weird, isn't it.....
As someone who ended up with WP7.5 more-or-less by a mistake - somewhat fuelled by a desire to have as many different environments to hand - I'm lucky enough to have an evidence based opinion. I have ios / bb / android / maemo devices.
WP feels completely different, it's UI is simple, but very alive, something that none of the others seem to manage. ios feels dull and passive in comparison. I very much like the 'live' tiles, photos changing, information, tweets, status etc. I like the integration of apps (and dammit, I like the choice of apps too, only one I'm missing is words with friends - but all the ones I use are there - evernote, mapping - lots - vnc, ssh, running stuff, internet radio, astronomy apps, etc.). Next time I'm looking for a pad, Surface (or whatever) will be a true contender.
Can't see me moving away from linux desktops though.
Re: What happens.....?
Good question. I don't like this trend, even if it is just a fancy version of aptget - at least you can install other repos. Winpho fires marketplace, gets the app and installs it. Obviously it needs to be in the marketplace.
Re: Err, might be to soon but...
You beat me to it, dammit.
At 20, 30 euro...
at that price, I buy one for everyone in the family, no question, no hesitation.
Sent down for three months. Which included time off for admitting guilt.
Re: Back to work in 1-2 weeks? @ Maddox
Amen to that, the comments here read like the Daily Mail, ffs. Nice one, "guys". Guess you've not noticed that there are plenty of well-balanced kids whose mums worked. And plenty of screw ups whose parents have never been employed. But don't let facts get in the way of commenting, please.
Re: Nice phone
I have loads of devices. Bb, android, maemo, ios and winpho. As a former sceptic, i'm surprised to tell you i reckon the winpho is the best. Also the winpho lasts best part of three days on a charge.
I can't believe i'm saying it, but i'm a bit of a fanboi now. Never thought i'd buy another ms device again.
Last time I travelled by train the "ticket" collector read the magic number off my phone, didn't even mumble
Re: Heres an idea.
Used on a tour of France over the summer. Was extremely good and completely free, since I'd downloaded the maps on wifi.
Oh god, oh god
Your nearest church is 2.1km away.
I, for one...
yeah, ok, everyone gets it
Re: No need to sear
I had exactly the same problem. Same resolution too. Right now I have over a dozen devices sitting on the superhub (as usual) and (as usual) it's functioning nicely.
Would have been nice to have had some communication about the delayed upgrade though.
Mildly surprised about your comments on contact cards. My Lumia 800 pulled in my Google, Facebook, Twitter, LInkedin, "Live" and Outlook contacts and calendars and synced them up extremely well. No cases of over linking, even in the case where I have contacts who share a group email. I linked a half dozen accounts, maybe ten. The calendar syncing is particularly awesome.
Re: Beer Ice cream
Good luck Jacqui!
Re: I bought. It's nice. I prefer it to iOS, which I also have.
I appear to have a BBC and thetrainline apps, they might be new though?
I bought. It's nice. I prefer it to iOS, which I also have.
I can't find Words for Friends, which is a shame, but not a show-stopper.
Other than that, I have Evernote and Dropbox and Outlook and Office and several astronomy apps and lot of games and various Compass / Altitude things, and a jogging pedometer, and full (free) spoken GPS navigation and a very funky mapping programme that has bike maps and 1920s OS maps which is entertaining. And Kindle reader, a "free" ebook reader, PDF reader, a bunch of shopping apps. And Spotify and internet radio with my favourite french radio stations. I don't know if Instagram or FourSquare are available, I've never looked.
Fb app on my winphone is just fine
Anything but a black slab
Please. I know I love my N900 (now more-or-less) deceased, but I really really don't want to have to buy another anonymous slab. Yes please, interesting devices. Something that stands out and isn't another tedious, unimaginative mini-fondle-pad.
I can think of nothing more likely to get me throwing my credit card in the shop than this + meego. Oh well, this + meego + a real keyboard :-(
(Mine's the tear-stained one with the dead N900 in its pocket)
Re: Good article
Yeah, i know they're not the same, I have a work BB too. If I really, really can't have (as you say) a hand-held computer, then something I can type fast on will have to do. But I am gutted, my poor phone shot out of my pocket, across three lanes, banged into a gutter - still working, but the screen has finally got seriously scratched and occasionally odd things happen :-(
I'm having to face up to replacing my beloved Nokia N900, and a decent keyboard is one of the critical aspects - and I'd much rather not buy into the Gooplex any more than I do already. I would go for a BB such as you describe without hesitation, esp when the new OS comes out.
The politicization is not something publishers want. It's a major pain in the arse. And frequently stupid and wrong. It's dictated by school / education boards, which are often elected.
Could be an anti-monopoly tactic
Given the crap the MS got into with IE, funding an alternative browser - whilst still benefiting from it - is a very sensible strategy.