Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia is set to market their first Windows Phone 8 hardware differently, according to a report by the Financial Times. The manufacturer will be entering into partnerships with a handful of EU carriers to exclusively launch their next generation Windows Phone. The newspaper states the company has already entered into talks with a number of operators including France Telecom." Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't carrier exclusivity kind of rely on people actually, you know, desperately wanting a certain device? It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land where people are actually buying Lumias and plan their actions accordingly. It's uncanny.
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Comment by ronaldst
by ronaldst on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 23:40 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

It's like Nokia's executives live in this fairytale land


You can extend that to the rest of the WP team. They behave like everything's fine and dandy. They're a tad less dead than Lunix on the desktop.

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by viton on Tue 24th Jul 2012 00:35 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

They behave like everything's fine and dandy.

I wonder if WP team members still perform iPhone funeral ceremonies to boost the team spirit?
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-iphone-funeral-2010-9?op=1

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by Fergy on Wed 25th Jul 2012 21:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"They behave like everything's fine and dandy.

I wonder if WP team members still perform iPhone funeral ceremonies to boost the team spirit?
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-iphone-funeral-2010-9?op=1
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Wow. Just when you think MS couldn't get any lamer.

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by ssokolow on Tue 24th Jul 2012 00:39 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

They're a tad less dead than Lunix on the desktop.


Was that a typo, an intentional joke, or were you not aware that "Lunix" is a Unix clone for the Commodore 64 and 128 and, by definition, is dead indeed on the modern desktop?

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v RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by lucas_maximus on Tue 24th Jul 2012 14:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
RE: Comment by ronaldst
by MOS6510 on Tue 24th Jul 2012 11:00 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Running around naked in the streets screaming hysterically won't beam any feeling of confidence in to potential customers and share holders (both of them).

So it's better to pretend they're happy campers I guess.

But Nokia can make nice phones, hardware wise. It's the software that failed them when the iPhones and Android arrived.

I have a Nokia 1101 somewhere and it's one of my all time favorite phones.

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by zima on Fri 27th Jul 2012 02:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And for what they are, hardware-wise (quite meagre, I stumbled once on some technical details about it), 1100 and similar have great software.

PS. I decided to check out what the golden web reference standard says about those phones ...and they were sort of there, the details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nokia_1100 (from "I have some additional technical info") - not using external RAM is probably most ~charming.

Edited 2012-07-27 02:29 UTC

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by Nth_Man on Tue 24th Jul 2012 13:47 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

on the desktop.


And you're telling that precisely on Osnews
http://www.osnews.com/story/25485/OSNews_Browser_OS_Stats_2012

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 23:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And you think OSNews stats mean much? Here, go through some actually representative ones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Deskt...

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RE: Comment by ronaldst
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 24th Jul 2012 13:57 in reply to "Comment by ronaldst"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Depends on your definition of dead. I've used linux on the desktop since 1998 without any interruptions on the availability of updates or new applications. I have not had the same experience with windows mobile platforms. RIP, my lovely ipaq.

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RE[2]: Comment by ronaldst
by lucas_maximus on Tue 24th Jul 2012 17:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by ronaldst"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Linux as a desktop OS really needs someone who knows what they are doing ... aka fix it via the command line when things go wrong.

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