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 Thom_Holwerda on Wed 30th Mar 2011 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Actually..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

And given a Joe Average user, syncing a phone via USB / filesystem manually is under no circumstances better than something like iTunes.


Yes, because as we all know, it's an OR situation, and not AND.

And please, be reasonable. Even manually flipping the bits on an iPod's memory with magnets is more user-friendly than iTunes.

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RE[8]: Actually...
by MysterMask on Wed 30th Mar 2011 18:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Actually..."
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

You might not like iTunes but can you imagine users having to copy files to and fro manually to sync addresses, calendars, mails, notes, messages, music, documents, photos, movies and download and update apps, podcasts, etc. etc? You can't be serious.

I agree it would be nice to use an iPhone as an external USB drive (like the 1st gen iPod with Firewire - fast and simple). But to sync things - no, definitively not!

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RE[9]: Actually...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 30th Mar 2011 19:08 in reply to "RE[8]: Actually..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You shouldn't need an extra application to sync anything. It should be handled by the operating system using open standards. All the things you mentioned can be handled, by the operating system, automatically, using nothing but open standards, without ever opening a special badly-coded crash-pone slow piece of shit such as iTunes or whatever.

iTunes exist for one reason, and one reason alone: lock-in.

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