Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "High Tech Computer (HTC) has grown up with Microsoft, from the old HTC-built iPAQ's running on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system, to the Orange SPV - Microsoft's first Windows smartphone. The Taiwanese company has always been a loyal aid to the software giant, but lately that close relationship has started to feel a little dated. HTC's investment in Android and its Sense user interface has taken precedent over its initial work with Windows Mobile, and the company's Windows Phone flagships have been impressive, but overshadowed by Nokia's colorful Lumia range and partnership with Microsoft. That all appears to be changing though." HTC announced some good-looking Windows Phone 8 phones (ugh) today, but from my personal experience of owning several devices from both brands for over a decade, Nokia has the edge on quality. Good to see a serious commitment to WP8 though - we wouldn't want the Android dominance to continue.
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I don't think I've characterised your position, I was asking you to clarify it since there does *seem* to be a discrepancy. Like why you bashed all web developers for choosing to use JS/HTML to write web apps to reach the most people. Then in this thread you dismiss the ability to install one's own apps on a device on account of the wide availability of web apps. It wouldn't seem like the same person would make those seemingly opposing claims.

Anyways, unless an apology is forthcoming, I don't see any reason for me to stick around and continue to pollute osnews with this bickering of ours.

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Nelson Member since:

Again, for what possibly is the forth time, you misstate my position and who I bashed. I bashed a specific subset of people using a specific technology in a specific way. The fact is, you're intentionally misleading by broadening the scope of my remarks.

Maybe you're right, it is best you stop responding.

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Gunderwo Member since:

I kinda get what alfman is saying dude. On one hand in that last thread you were basically saying you should never use html5 apps when you can write a native app. Yet here you are endorsing using a web app for something as critical as managing your files.

Packaging an html5 application in something like phonegap allows a web app to have much better integration with the native system. So allows one to write an html5 application that will allow easy manipulation of cloud based storage that integrates with the native os and can run on multiple platforms. Which apparently you are now apparently a proponent of even though in the last thread you clearly stated a complete and total disdain for any html5 based app because native development is better.

Am I missing something here. How do you explain these seemingly opposing views?

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