Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 29th Apr 2012 12:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

WP7 performs extremely well on the hardware it is spec'ed at. What would it need more for? I thought that bloat was bad and that software makers should do better to reduce their hardware needs rather than use the exponential growth in hardware to compensate for bad programming?

As for the multi-tasking point, do you want your battery to be drained like crazy? running certain types of apps concurrently is not too bad, but most apps will suck down the milliamps like a horse that has just galloped 30 miles.

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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by No it isnt on Sun 29th Apr 2012 13:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Yeah, sure. WP7 scrolls nicely on modest hardware. That doesn't make it fast, though, although it does improve the user experience. All benchmarks show that it's just about as fast as you'd expect for its modest hardware, though -- for Javascript (Sunspider), it's a actually a fair bit worse.

Battery life isn't vastly superior for the WP7 platform, so I don't really see the trade-off here.

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RE[5]: Comment by Radio
by Adurbe on Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Radio"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a first gen WP7 phone (HTC 7 Pro) so my specs are as low as they get :-p

I think its down to a perception thing. My phone does not have a dual (or quad?!) core but I dont find myself 'waiting' on the phone. This was something my old blackberry bold was also good at.

Compare this to my Samsung tocco which I had in between and it always felt Slow. I would select an option and would be able to make a coffee before it loaded the my emails </exaggeration>. The tocco needed charging every day. The HTC lasts about 2 and a bit with normal use (spotify to and from work, emails and texts). Thats fine for me, but I do long for the old days of not charging for a week!

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