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[2]: Nokia is super dead.
by Morgan on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:34 UTC 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[4]: Nokia is super dead.
by JAlexoid on Tue 19th Jun 2012 13:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Nokia is super dead. "
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yes, Lumia 610 and 710. Horrible build quality.

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RE[4]: Nokia is super dead.
by Morgan on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Nokia is super dead. "
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes I have, and I wasn't the least bit impressed. And it's not like I have anything against Nokia; one of my all time favorite phones was the N900 and it was a bit rough around the edges from a design standpoint.

I just wish Nokia and Samsung would stop putting out cheap plastic crap and go back to the great build quality they both used to have. There was a time when you could pick up a feature phone or dumbphone from either company and it just felt solid, even with the plastic casing. Their recent phones, however, feel like those toy cellphones you see in the grocery store candy aisles.

I'm not saying they need to be building two pound metal bricks, I just wish they would consider the fact that some people don't upgrade every few months and prefer a more rugged, substantial device.

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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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