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[3]: Bad move
by HappyGod on Wed 29th Feb 2012 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad move"
HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

windows phone only supports 480x800 resolution the galaxy nexus runs at 1280 x720 thats like 4 times the resolution, the iphone 4/4s is 960 x 640.


Just because you feel that 1280x720 is somehow essential on a phone, draining the bejesus out of your battery, most other people don't. Including me.

wp does not support nfc


Yes it does. It came out in Mango. No OEM's have decided to include that feature in any handset, but that's because they don't see the value in doing so, not because the OS doesn't support it.

wp does not support proper multitasking


WP does support multitasking, just not for 3rd party applications. Microsoft made that decision, like a lot of their other decisions, to preserve battery life. You might not agree with that decision, but it doesn't mean the OS is less capable.

wp does not have a single phone that is dual core, this points to a genuine limitation on the kernel. Regardless of current comments coming from qualcomm, its pretty obvious that up until now it has not been able to support dual core processors, otherwise why wouldn't the Nokia phones ship with dual core processors ?


They don't support dual core because they don't need to. If the phone runs perfectly well with one core, why bother? Building a great phone isn't a competition to see who can cram the most hardware into a device, it's about the device doing everything you want it to do very well.

Does any one else have anything else to add that windows phone doesn't support?


I read this to mean: "Can anyone else help me bash the Windows 7 OS? I'm fresh out of ideas"

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RE[4]: Bad move
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 08:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad move"
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2010-06-01

If your buying a smart phone, just for phone calls there is no point. Browsing the web on a near 720p display using your phone is something you will never return from, its absolutely awesome. Your phone doesn't support it therefore it must be a useless feature right ?

Where does it support nfc ? proof please.

WP does support multitasking, just not for 3rd party applications


So therefore it does not support proper multitasking, extending battery life ? Thats just such a lame excuse, my nexus runs 2 days without a charge using it moderately, 1 day with heavy activity (i mean watching films etc) and thats with proper multitasking and a 720p display, its battery life is better than my nokia n95.

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RE[5]: Bad move
by HappyGod on Wed 29th Feb 2012 08:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Bad move"
HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

Mango with NFC:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Phone-Mango-Packs-NFC-Suppor...

The reason nobody has implemented NFC is because nobody cares about it.

It's going to be important one day, but that day is not here yet.

Your phone doesn't support it therefore it must be a useless feature right?


I don't use a WP7, I have an iPhone4S and 720p on a phone is a total waste of resources.

The human eye cannot detect pixel densities at that level, so any "absolutely awesome" effects you think you are experiencing are smoke and mirrors.

Edited 2012-02-29 08:41 UTC

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