Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Mar 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by JCinSpain
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm still reeling from the unrivalled epicness and awesomeness that is Sucker Punch in IMAX (just got home - do not miss this film), but now I'm back to boring old reality where we apparently care about pieces of plastic that go beep. So, anywho. The deal between Nokia and Microsoft has many Symbian and Qt developers worry about the future of their platforms. To address these concerns, Purnima Kochikar, vice president of Forum Nokia, has published an open letter describing Nokia's plans for Symbian, Qt, and Java for Series 40 devices. While the letter doesn't deliver any hard dates, the transition phase to Windows Phone 7 is set to 2011/2012.
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RE[7]: Actually...
by spiderman on Tue 29th Mar 2011 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

I hope you are being paid by Apple. If not, you are either trolling or really brain washed. All smartphones have 3G since 2005 or so. There was no more battery problem than today. Most people just use GSM and activate 3G when necessary to save battery. If you don't then you should. This has not changed since 2005.
How did they put that shit into your brain? Why do you have to turn any fail into the best ever move when it is Apple?

Edited 2011-03-29 16:02 UTC

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RE[8]: Actually...
by tuzor on Tue 29th Mar 2011 16:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

All smartphones have 3G since 2005 or so. There was no more battery problem than today.This has not changed since 2005.

Actually the chips draw less power today then they did back then.
Most phones back then could barely get more than 2 hours of call time on 3G.

Most people just use GSM and activate 3G when necessary to save battery. If you don't then you should.

I bet you're one of those people who turn off their engine at every traffic light because they think they're saving fuel. A word of advise. STOP. You're actually using up more.

Oh and WTF who even turns 3G on and off manually ?
You know people use these smartphones for important stuff that requires data turned on all the time. Things like getting email pushed to their phone, notifications, twitter, browsing, maps.
Maybe if you're a janitor, you can get away with it, good for you.
Sorry to wake you up, this is not 2005.

Edited 2011-03-29 16:23 UTC

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RE[9]: Actually...
by _txf_ on Tue 29th Mar 2011 17:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Actually..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I bet you're one of those people who turn off their engine at every traffic light because they think they're saving fuel. A word of advise. STOP. You're actually using up more.


Good job equating lithium polymer batteries to gasoline. Did you know that electric cars turn off their engines whilst stopped?

Oh and WTF who even turns 3G on and off manually ?
You know people use these smartphones for important stuff that requires data turned on all the time. Things like getting email pushed to their phone, notifications, twitter, browsing, maps.


Yeah, tweets and emails absolutely gobble up all my bandwidth /sarcasm.

Other stuff I agree with, but you have to actively do that, why can't 3g turn on when you need to browse etc.

Maybe if you're a janitor, you can get away with it, good for you.
Sorry to wake you up, this is not 2005.


What the hell do you have against janitors? How come janitors are stuck in 2005?

If they managed to slow down time then they are great people indeed...

Edited 2011-03-29 17:42 UTC

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RE[9]: Actually...
by TemporalBeing on Tue 29th Mar 2011 18:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Actually..."
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Oh and WTF who even turns 3G on and off manually ?
You know people use these smartphones for important stuff that requires data turned on all the time. Things like getting email pushed to their phone, notifications, twitter, browsing, maps.
Maybe if you're a janitor, you can get away with it, good for you.


Hmm...my smart phone seems to do just fine with the Cell Data Network Disabled. Web, Mail, etc. is accessible when I want it via Wireless networks.

I could honestly care less about Cell Data Traffic. I have a phone for a phone. The fact that I have a smart phone (Nexus One) is merely due to the fact that I wanted a more advanced and backed-up address book. It also happens to do well for managing my calendar; but all the data I really need is synchronized to the phone.

Twitter? Skype? Email? Yep - I'm there. But I don't need those while driving, nor anywhere else where a wireless (802.11) network is not also available.

I don't need to be plugged in all the time, nor do I have any desire to be.

So is 3G/4G necessary? Well, from the perspective that all cell networks are eventually going to merge into a big wireless network - yes. From the perspective that the data networks are actually useful today? No.

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