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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RE: Nokia is super dead.
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:04 UTC 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[3]: Nokia is super dead.
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Nokia is super dead. "
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

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?


Huh? Have you ever played with a Lumia? Pretty damned nice phone.

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RE[3]: Nokia is super dead.
by zima on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Nokia is super dead. "
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

What? I can something else - STUPID FASHION OF MAKING PHONES OUT OF GLASS AND METAL.

Phone, a device which you hold in your hand while operating it ...made out of materials with intrinsic high thermal conductivity ...so often feeling unpleasantly cold.

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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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