Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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RE[7]: Whiners!
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 19th Sep 2011 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Whiners!"
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

iPhones/Android Phones are multi-modal communication devices....that means that I can e-mail, IM, SMS, phone,video chat, remote desktop, find information on the web, snap a picture of something that I need to send to someone so they have a concept of what I am talking about... From nearly any place I have a cell signal.

There is a lot of value in that for a lot of people.


I can also, listen to my music, play games, and read books.



Most of those things can be done, more comfortably, if you have a camera, a cheap mobile phone and a computer. I have friends who are not young and not particularly tech savvy who do all the above very well without a smartphone.

Edited 2011-09-19 02:57 UTC

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RE[8]: Whiners!
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 19th Sep 2011 16:11 in reply to "RE[7]: Whiners!"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

The functions can be done, but not with anywhere near the flexibility of situations and speed of response time that a smartphone provides.

And it is all pretty simple to do in a smartphone.

Edited 2011-09-19 16:12 UTC

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RE[8]: Whiners!
by MacMan on Mon 19th Sep 2011 17:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Whiners!"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19


Most of those things can be done, more comfortably, if you have a camera, a cheap mobile phone and a computer. I have friends who are not young and not particularly tech savvy who do all the above very well without a smartphone.


You must have far bigger pockets than I do. Even when I wear cargo pants, I doubt that I could stuff a laptop into a pocket. Do tell me where you buy pants that can hold a laptop, phone, ipod AND camera.

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RE[9]: Whiners!
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 19th Sep 2011 22:14 in reply to "RE[8]: Whiners!"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Can't you wait until you are at home? ;)

Having said that, in the winter I have at least 8 pockets.

Edited 2011-09-19 22:17 UTC

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