Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 22:32 UTC
Windows With Windows Phone 7 being a success among critics and probably the only mobile platform which tries to take at least baby steps away from the old WIMP/desktop paradigm, it's not entirely unsurprising that a lot of people are asking for Windows Phone 7 on tablets. However, Microsoft once again reiterated that WP7 is not meant for tablets, since they view tablets as PCs - hence, they will be running regular Windows.
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RE: I think Apple got it right.
by JAlexoid on Wed 13th Jul 2011 23:51 UTC in reply to "I think Apple got it right. "
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

There are different requirements for consuming vs content creation. For consuming I would like to have a small form factor (like at most 10 inch display), long-lasting battery, ARM processor is just fine. For content creation I need a larger screen (at least 13 inches), faster processor (for compiling or audio/video editing), more memory, the battery life is a lesser issue. So, I just can't see how I can take a pad-like device, plug a keyboard and mouth into it and use for content-creation like a regular PC.

So, you can't get away with having a single device. Just like you using your laptop as your ebook reader is suboptimal, using your pad for content creation is mostly impossible. Not because of operating system/applications but because of a hardware platform.


Really, dude?
Most people don't do compiling or video/audio editing (more than iMovie, at least). And a BeagleboardXM based desktop is sufficient for most users these days. Watch a bit of YouTube, write some emails, manage photos and write a document once in a while(I mean really, most people use word as a damn notebook for most of the time)

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gehersh Member since:
2006-01-03

Please, take the "Reading comprehension 101", *dude* (which is something apparently you've flunked once in your life), before jumping to reply.

We are not talking about "most people". Yes, most people don't do any content creation. That's besides the point.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Please, take the "Reading comprehension 101", *dude* (which is something apparently you've flunked once in your life), before jumping to reply.


Thanks for swooping to ad hominem attacks so fast. That really shows your best personal characteristics.

We are not talking about "most people". Yes, most people don't do any content creation. That's besides the point.

Newsflash, my dearie: Apple is there to cater to the average person (See their recent "love" towards professionals)

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Try and re-encode a Blu-ray movie into H.264 on a tablet and see how far you get. Yet this is a very common process to watch movies on portable devices.

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wocowboy Member since:
2006-06-01

This comment is so patently ridiculous that I should not respond, but I just can't pass up the opportunity.

You are saying that you want to connect a BluRay drive to your iPad/other tablet computer, and have that device do the conversion to H264 so you can then watch that BluRay movie on the portable device? Really??? And that this is a very common practice? Really???

Never mind that there is NO BluRay drive that will connect to ANY pad-type device; that NO pad-type device has either the RAM, processor capability, or ripping/conversion software available to do this, you really expect to be able to do this on your pad device instead of on a fully capable desktop computer and THEN transfer the completed shrunk-down movie to the tablet device for viewing on your train commute or whatever?

I own DVD and BluRay movies, and I have converted them to a file size and resolution suitable for viewing on my iPad. And I have utilized the Digital Copy feature on a lot of BluRays and DVDs because they are done in a suitable resolution for my portable devices.

I don't bother converting them to 1080p or even 720p because tablet displays are not capable of displaying full HDTV video. One must work within the capabilities of the portable device display when doing conversions. But I certainly don't expect to be able to do all the converting on the tablet device itself, that's just silly. That's what I have my iMac for, with its 4 Gb of RAM, Core2Duo processor and all the software necessary to do the ripping and conversion.

Full-on PC's have their uses and tablets have their uses. I don't expect to do broadcast-quality video editing, special effects work, or anything like that on a tablet device, as the hardware is just not capable of doing it. I don't expect to create horribly complicated spreadsheets on a tablet either, although I am sure some people are capable of doing that and that is just fine. It doesn't make the device any better or worse if you can use it to do what you want to do, within the capabilities of the device and its hardware.

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