Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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RE[8]: My thoughts
by Nelson on Fri 1st Feb 2013 16:46 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: My thoughts"
Nelson
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2005-11-29


WP7 is silverlight which is an incompatible subset of C# on Win8. Silverlight is dead now but got ported and integrated into WP8 to keep WP7 apps running.


This is what's infuriating about you, you speak about "incompatible subset" but have never done the work porting an app from WP7 to Window 8. Window 8 is closer to Silverlight than any other XAML stack.

Porting a WP7 app to Window 8 is a retention of like 80-85% of your code, especially the back end code is almost a 100% port job.

I've ported WP7 apps to Windows 8 in a day, with the rest of the week spent on properly integrating with the platform (Charms, Sensors, etc.)

I don't think you get to decide what's incompatible and what is not.



Win32 is still core of Win8 and going to stay beyond. The same cannot be sayed about Metro yet. WP7 Silverlight aborted and according to Microsoft Win9 Blue will be incompatible to Metro means not run Win8 apps.


Did you just throw as many buzzwords into that paragraph as you could? It did not make sense. I don't understand how you quote what I say and then respond with something completely irrelevant and incoherent.


Then only 45%. Who cares? Look at the reviews its near every second review reporting the same crash on startup. Up to today. And we only looked at one app, at one of the most demanded games. This I name a bad user experience.


So you replace one inaccurate statistic with another one? Hint: You're still wrong.

You'd almost be right if everyone that downloaded the app left a review. I have 150,000 downloads on one of my app with only 104 reviews. On top of that, your 45% claim is provably false. There are 54 pages of reviews, I went through a couple of them, your narrative doesn't hold true.



Yeah, blame Nokia Lumia hardware. Whatever. Does it matter why it crashes? It crashes ON STARTUP already!


Do you not read? I'm not talking about Windows Phone. I'm starting to seriously believe you have some clinical comprehension disorder, otherwise known as chronic stupidity.

It is beyond the pale that you have the gall to not only reply to my posts, but that you're terribly wrong in the process. You're grasping at straws.


All dev alpha devices already got the BB10 update OTA and have access to the app world. In UK BB10 devices are already sold. No crash report so far.

Anyhow, its nit representative with one game only but its a nice example to punk your argument :-)


So? That's a paragraph of useless information. Do you know how many downloads it has had? No? Okay.


HTC went all-in with Android doing WP on sideline as long as Microsoft pays them. Same for Samsung. How much WP did they sold? More then 100.000 both combined?


HTC went all in with Android and almost DIED as a company. I'm sure you know how to read a financial report. They are not making any kind of serious money on Android.

HTC has gone all-in on Windows Phone with their new lines of Windows Phone. Nokia is all-in. Samsung just signed a deal with Microsoft pushing WP8 to the enterprise.


... customers, sells, demand, satisfaction. Lesser then 1 million sold disappointing even Microsofts own limited expectations by more then half.


I'm sure you can cite official sales figures of the Surface, and not the 20 (different, by the way) analyst GUESSES at what the Surface sold.


Or how Ballmer named it: The future (of Microsoft).


Maybe one day. Not right now. In the meantime Microsoft still has OEMs to contend with.


What OEM's? They all ditched RT and WP already. Granted except Nokia who plans to bring a RT tablet to market now where its clear RT failed. LOL, gotta love that Elop mate who jumps on every failed opportunity thrown at him.


Windows RT is licensed by Samsung, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, and the Surface themselves.

Windows 8 is licensed by ... well everyone, lol. You see how silly your argument is?

Window Phone is licensed by Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Fujitsu, Acer, and Alcatel.

You're wrong.

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