Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Aug 2006 09:15 UTC, submitted by Mani
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless OSWeekly compares Opera 8.0 to Pocket IE. "Pocket IE is suitable for casual browsers who seldom use their mobile devices for serious surfing. The innovative features of Opera bring it very close to its desktop counterpart. If all you do is check mails and that too seldom, we would recommend Pocket IE. If you are that tech-savvy person who would not settle for anything but the best, we would hands down recommend Opera as the mobile browser of choice."
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RE[2]: Why exactly...
by flump on Mon 21st Aug 2006 09:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Why exactly..."
flump
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2006-06-19

If all cars were free - or the same price, then that would be a good analogy.

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RE[3]: Why exactly...
by lifo2 on Mon 21st Aug 2006 10:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Why exactly..."
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2006-07-13

And as Opera for mobile devices (24$) and Pocket IE (bundled with Windows CE) are not the same price, this seems to be a good analogy.

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RE[4]: Why exactly...
by eggs on Mon 21st Aug 2006 13:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Why exactly..."
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2006-01-23

Yes, but $24 is a far cry from $400,000 for a new bently. In the US, I doubt there are many people that can afford a PDA but can't afford $24 for something, where as very few people can afford a six digit car. So, the analogy is still dumb.

What you are trying to do is say the OP's statement is false, which it is. If I use the browser on my pda once in a blue moon, then why should I spend $24 to make it a little nicer? Its just not worth it. Were they both free, it would be completly worth using it.

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