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[4]: Point is...
by tomcat on Fri 9th Mar 2012 03:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Point is..."
tomcat
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2006-01-06

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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RE[5]: Point is...
by Neolander on Fri 9th Mar 2012 08:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Point is..."
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2010-03-08

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.

I consider myself a computer geek, and I fuckin' hate the current tendency among most phone OS manufacturers to think that you should spend at least 400-500€ in your phone before getting something that is not crippled.

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RE[6]: Point is...
by fran on Fri 9th Mar 2012 08:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Point is..."
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2010-08-06

Can you imagine you can buy a whole PC for that price, maybe even with a LCD screen. And the full Window version.
And on average people keep their pc's for about seven years if i'm not mistaken.
While others pay about $500 for a phone every two years.
And hipsters every year. Well maybe some gearsluts as well.
But on the other hand at least they not spending it on drugs:-)
Still feels like a sociatal wealthdrain though.

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