Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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Nokia is super dead.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 19th Jun 2012 02:03 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Forget about having a successful tablet or expanding into any other markets what so ever. Microsoft just drank your milkshake.

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RE: Nokia is super dead.
by ricegf on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:00 in reply to "Nokia is super dead. "
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Yes, that scream you heard was Elop as the blade slide between his shoulders. Wish some of us had seen that coming (ahem).

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RE[2]: Nokia is super dead.
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 04:57 in reply to "RE: Nokia is super dead. "
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

How do you know Elop didn't know? I mean really, this will hardly affect him personally or professionally.

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RE: Nokia is super dead.
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:04 in reply to "Nokia is super dead. "
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm more than certain that Nokia can rise to the task and engineer something comparable or better.

That's the entire point, to push OEMs to do better.

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RE[2]: Nokia is super dead.
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:34 in reply to "RE: Nokia is super dead. "
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

With the cheap plastic-y phones they've put out recently, I'd say they need to step up their game. I used to think Samsung made the cheapest, flimsiest smartphones out there but Nokia's recent phones seem like they'd break if you set them down too hard.

Is it so difficult to make a phone out of metallic parts these days?

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RE[2]: Nokia is super dead.
by vodoomoth on Wed 20th Jun 2012 15:10 in reply to "RE: Nokia is super dead. "
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

That's the entire point, to push OEMs to do better.

I doubt pushing OEMs to do better was the point. Generating revenue probably was.

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RE: Nokia is super dead.
by dsmogor on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:14 in reply to "Nokia is super dead. "
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Hoping that phone company could be revived by a tablet is Elop naive ;) .

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