Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 11:19 UTC
Windows There's a lot of news coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, but since we can't compete with the well-funded gadget blogs, I suggest you read up on the details at The Verge (or Engadget). One thing stood out to me, though. While the entire industry is moving towards more cores, more megapixels, more gigahertz, more display inches - Microsoft is doing the exact opposite. Windows Phone has been updated and optimised to run on slower hardware.
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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 28th Feb 2012 01:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Maybe MS thinks that the 25GB Skydrive is enough? I'm not convinced, but Apple (Idrive) or HTC (Dropbox) seem to think along these lines, too.


What a horrific nightmare if that is their 'thinking' given that there are many countries that have metered mobile internet with many more countries in the process of either evaluating or phasing it in. It seems once again we have an American-centric company unable to get their head around the fact that the world isn't like the US and that consumers outside of the US have specific requirements based on what carriers charge for their services etc.

I am just hoping, just wishing that maybe the reason why we don't have microsd slots is because of the clusterf-ck that occurred with the Samsung Focus. For those who don't know the way Windows Phone 7 handles a microsd is that all memory is treated as a single pool of memory rather than two distinct pools - the result is that if you remove it once installed all hell breaks lose. I hope that maybe once Apollo is released (rumoured to be based on Windows NT core) that a more flexible storage model will be adopted so that microsd's can make a reappearance.

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