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[2]: Point is...
by TBPrince on Thu 8th Mar 2012 23:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Point is..."
TBPrince
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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[4]: Point is...
by tomcat on Fri 9th Mar 2012 03:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Point is..."
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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.


This obviously isn't meant to compete head to head with a multitasking smartphone at the same price point. There is plenty of room in the marketplace for lighterweight phones which cost less. Why geeks can't understand that concept -- where not everyone has the best possible device -- is not clear.

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