Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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RE[2]: Still depressing
by masennus on Thu 6th Sep 2012 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Still depressing"
masennus
Member since:
2011-02-11

Wow, didn't know you could connect a pc to a lumia phone with wifi. How do you do that?

And again: I'm not suggesting that average people would know or care, I'm just having a hard time understanding how someone rooting for haiku and risc os while mourning the fate of beos still have only praises for this thing that deliberately makes it even more difficult to use anything other than mainstream os'es.

And about average people, just an example: Every classroom in my childrens school has a pc and some kind of "interactive whiteboard" with a projector and bluetooth connected pens, which is very frequently used. When one of the teachers has bought a "new nokia" and for the first time tries to copy off some pictures from the last school trip to show on the whiteboard, it won't work **** ONLY because microsoft decided that it MUST NOT work *****

The computers are running linux, as is every computer in the whole school district. As are the computers in the libraries. This is real, and happening, and microsoft is fighting it every way they can, as always. Still it might go the way of beos, only because people doesn't care.

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RE[3]: Still depressing
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 06:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Still depressing"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Wow, didn't know you could connect a pc to a lumia phone with wifi. How do you do that?


I don't know, but I didn't say that. What I meant is that connecting your phone to other devices/services is done using wireless technology these days. You don't need to transfer pictures to your computer to upload them to Facebook, you don't need to synchronize your address book via a wire with your computer. You don't even need a wire anymore to charge or connect a headset.

The teacher bought the wrong phone, but then he or she still could have put the pictures on-line. I'm not sure the IT department would like personnel filling up hard drives with pictures and other stuff.

If millions of people start using Linux then Nokia will put in the effort. Right now it makes no business sense to get all the hassle those hundreds of different Linux distributions give you for the VERY small percentage of Linux users that would/could buy a Lumia.

For a Linux user an Android phone would be a more logical choice.

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RE[4]: Still depressing
by masennus on Thu 6th Sep 2012 06:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Still depressing"
masennus Member since:
2011-02-11

There, you said it yourself:

"The teacher bought the wrong phone"

And this is what the teacher WILL tell every friend, and this is what the IT department WILL tell every teacher.

You are not suggesting that the IT department would rather have the teachers use facebook to be able to show photos in the classroom, are you? Or do you mean that showing photos in the classroom can not possibly be part of the teaching?

Btw, with any old nokia you don't even have to copy over the picture to the harddrive. You just plug in the cable or connect with bluetooth and open the picture directly from the phone. Neat isn't it with working standards?

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RE[3]: Still depressing
by Dekonega on Thu 6th Sep 2012 18:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Still depressing"
Dekonega Member since:
2009-07-28

Wow, didn't know you could connect a pc to a lumia phone with wifi. How do you do that?

With Zune Software you can wifi connect any Windows Phone device. But you can only sync Music, Pictures and Videos. And it only works with Windows-devices.

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