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[6]: Point is...
by fran on Fri 9th Mar 2012 08:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Point is..."
fran
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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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RE[7]: Point is...
by Soulbender on Fri 9th Mar 2012 08:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Point is..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

But on the other hand at least they not spending it on drugs:-)


You could argue that they actually are doing just that ;)
But yeah, $500 for a phone is nuts but I guess it's true what they say; there's one born every minute.

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RE[8]: Point is...
by fran on Fri 9th Mar 2012 09:22 in reply to "RE[7]: Point is..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

"But on the other hand at least they not spending it on drugs:-)

You could argue that they actually are doing just that
"

Some hardwarking, earth toiling, central americans out of a job now:-)

Edited 2012-03-09 09:24 UTC

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RE[8]: Point is...
by helf on Fri 9th Mar 2012 13:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Point is..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Hey, soulbender ;) I paid $500 for my phone. Haven't regretted it yet.

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RE[8]: Point is...
by zima on Thu 15th Mar 2012 23:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Point is..."
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but I guess it's true what they say; there's one born every minute.

With the present rates (over 4 births per second), one could argue "every minute" is a massive understatement...

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