Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows Microsoft has disclosed just which limitations Windows Phone 'Tango' will have on low-end devices (256MB RAM). It's pretty hefty - most importantly, the ability to 'multitask' has been disabled. Aren't there more powerful unlimited Android phones out there? What's the point of all this?
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RE: Point is...
by CapEnt on Thu 8th Mar 2012 20:29 UTC in reply to "Point is..."
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

The WP7 can't run on that low-end hardware.

When you talk about Nokia feature phones that sells like hot cakes in emerging markets, you speak of things like Nokia C3 or Nokia E5. No way that you can trim enough features of WP7 for it to run smooth on that hardware, even in one or two years, without rising the price and get punched to the sidelines by Samsung and LG.

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RE[2]: Point is...
by TBPrince on Thu 8th Mar 2012 23:07 in reply to "RE: Point is..."
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2005-07-06

We're not talking about WP7 here but a scaled down version of it.

By the time WP 8 will be available, I guess a C3 will feature 256MB instead of 55.

It makes sense to me. Doesn't mean it will work but if I had to put 10 euros on it, I think it will work. WP7.5 is selling quite well, though not extraordinary yet and a unified (but scaled down) experience with feature phones makes sense.

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RE[3]: Point is...
by tonny on Fri 9th Mar 2012 01:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Point is..."
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2011-12-22

Hm.. I think it's unlikely. Nokia's famous for selling with high price. Add Microsoft to the formula. Nope, can't think that'll happen. As for today, you can get better spec-ed Android phone than windows phone, both in high end or in low end. I think the future will told us the same stories.

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RE[2]: Point is...
by zima on Thu 15th Mar 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE: Point is..."
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2005-07-06

C3 granted, but E5 is a Symbian smartphone, so relatively expensive... (I think one can find decent, if entry level, Androids for around the same price)

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