Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by memson on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
memson
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2006-01-01

Truth of the matter is, however, that out in the real world, Macs are rare..


Are they? I commute in to London every day by train (~1 hour) and see loads of Thinkpads (work issued), a lot of Sony, loads of Netbooks (usually being used to watch movies), and at least 3 or 4 Mac's a week. Not the same people either. Some are as old at Ti/Alu Powerbooks, some are Macbook Pro's, but a lot are white plastic Macbooks. I would say, ~60% of the machines I see are Windows fullsized laptops, ~30% are small laptops or netbooks, the of the rest, at least ~10% are Apple and the odd Linux (pretty rare.)

Compare this with 2 years ago when I started commuting... there were no Macs what so ever.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Keyword: London.

It's like saying "Tigers are the most common mammals of the planet" while standing in the tiger cage at the zoo.

Worldwide, Mac share is round and about 5%. That's peanuts, unit-wise (but not peanuts profit-wise, as Adam pointed out).

Edited 2010-02-15 17:03 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Gryzor on Tue 16th Feb 2010 00:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-07-03

Keyword: London.

It's like saying "Tigers are the most common mammals of the planet" while standing in the tiger cage at the zoo.

Worldwide, Mac share is round and about 5%. That's peanuts, unit-wise (but not peanuts profit-wise, as Adam pointed out).


It’s the same thing if you put it the other way around. In countries and places where people can afford a phone like this, Macs are not that rare. I doubt there are a lot of iPhones in Congo either… but that’s not where these devices are targeted.

USA and Western Europe have a bigger Apple market than, say, Africa, or maybe South America (very expensive down there).

I think that the comparison with Office is valid, why waste time in Office for Mac if it’s so unimportant? Clearly supporting office is way more complicated than an iSync plug in. If it’s not supported, that’s on purpose and not for lack of resources.

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