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[6]: Bad move
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 19:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Bad move"
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Nobody cares about nfc, yet the nokia n9 which the lumia 800 is a copy of does have nfc support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOD0099UCj8 , so its not important, but nokia thought it important enough to include in the N9. Also in that article you linked to:

... though changes are that the OS might have to strengthen the security capabilities that revolve around this technology.
...
Previously, Nokia said that it planned the release of NFC-enabled Windows Phones on the US market, and it appears that we’re moving closer to when that would happen.


The lumia 900 still doesn't seem to have nfc support, wonder what the hold up is.


The galaxy nexus with its 720p display has a ppi density less than that of the iphone 4 / 4s ... Also next time your in a phone shop pick up a windows phone and go to www.osnews.com and pick up a galaxy nexus and repeat the same test, put them side by side look at the rendering. Unless you have particulary poor eye sight there is a very real and noticeable difference.

The higher resolution provides more rendered text which in turn means less scrolling and better rendering. I have done that comparison several times and there is a very real and noticeable difference, especially also in the gmail client, its fantastic on the galaxy nexus, enough screen real estate to compose an email and see what your writing.

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