Re: they will break that news to Lumia owners
That's because it's called an iPhone not a Mac Phone.
2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
No it's easy.
Q - Do you want Windows?
A - Yes, don't buy RT as it's not Windows*.
- No, you want a locked down iPad wanabe with almost no software. Buy RT.
*Windows, an operating system that lets you run windows software.
Riding the subway every day I see lots of iPhones, Android, BlackBerry, and assorted feature phones but not one Lumina, or any winphone for that mater.... I did see a zune once.
Marketing? There were some dumb TV ads a few months back. And Hawaii 5 O is a 22 minute ad (why don't you bing it on your winphone my ass).
A laptop? A netbook? A 10 year old tablet running windows xp tablet?
No one got in trouble for them being "mobile".
So how is a 10" Android tablet a mobile device and a 10 year old xp tablet not.
It's one thing when your talking about a Moto Razer with it's crappy Java golf game, But today's phones are more capable then a lot of desktop computers from the time that restriction was made.
They are around too long to be good places for ads. But they could auction off the right to put your photo on a bill. Maybe we could get all the multimillionaires that don't pay any tax into a bidding war to stick there mug on a bill.
Only down side I see is it might lead to more people defacing money.
Think you should own all your data.
Then "By clicking OK" you agree to give it all to them.
But don't worry, for a small monthly fee they will let you use it.
The copyright industries are not trying to help me. They are trying to increase the range of 'things' they can claim to own.
"However most IPv4 devices in the typical household do not need Internet access."
My less then one year old Blu Ray player has internet features from software upgrades to playing content from the internet. It's IPv4 only...
Are there any "smart" TVs that support IPv6?
Only a few people will pay to watch TV on a 3" screen. Not me!
"Obviously, most operators ... want to increase data use"
It seems to me that most operators want to sell data that people don't use. They get their shorts in a knot when people use what they sell them.
It's not helping anyone unless they start buying.
It's not food, people don't have to have the stuff they download and my decide just to do without, or they may be downloading stuff they can't buy even if they want to (like stuff that's only available on iTunes.com).
They might even be pissing off some people who were buying stuff before.
I don't see any evidence that this is helping anyone (other then the people being paid to run the system).
How about when after installing a service pack, windows asks you to "please insert your service pack 3 CD" but all you have is the stupid restore CD from HP/Toshiba...
Even if they have a SP2 CD it's beyond most users to create a slipstream SP3 CD.
Who come up on a day trip to fill prescriptions that are available as generic in Canada (drug patents last longer in the US). They are mostly seniors and can save hundreds a month. But that only works for people near the boarder, but the US treats any Pharmacy in Canada that offers service online or by phone the same as the fake viagra sellers, even if they only do renewals for the bus people.
The examples I've read about were all McJobs. They are just looking for people who will take a crappy job where they have you on camera because they don't trust you already.
Not the type of jobs were you have the domain admin password, or the key to the front door.
If you can find such a thing for sale, I'm sure you could find a charger for sale.
This would only be useful if you were stuck at home in a power failure and happened to have the parts in your parts bin to slap something together. I'm sure I do have the parts here, but expect even with the tech readers on this site there are very few people reading this that would.
"Napster also had other advantages, including a wider catalogue, thanks to its disregard for licensing. "
And they didn't carve up the world. Anyone, anywhere could play.
Spotify call their service "A world of music " but only if you live in the right part of the world. Canada? No music for you. There is iTunes in Canada but it's missing loads of stuff available in other countries. Amazon MP3? Sorry.
There is no way the control freaks at the labels will allow anything Napster like to exist.
There were only about 20 lined up across the street from my office in the morning. Long gone now, I could walk over now and buy one if I was willing to pay that much for a toy. The iPad 2 was much longer but they still didn't sell out.
I can see lining up if your favourite band in in town one night only. But for a gadget? Even if they do sell out they will get more a few days. Even better wait a week and see if any kinks appear when people start using them.
Just like the switch from VHS to DVD or record players to CD you get a few years of big sales as people replace the old with the new. There is no way this can keep growing forever.
Most people have there flat screen TV. Very few are going to buy a new one to get 3D or "smart" or what ever gimmick they add.
Some people will be buying a bigger/better TV, or a second TV, but there is no way sales can keep growing the way they have.
I have a TV now, while I might like a better one at some point...
I have no use for 3D
My Blu Ray player is "smart" and I never use that anyway, stupid walled garden + youtube.
They are going to have to come up with something much better if they want everyone to upgrade again.
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