Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 22:48 UTC
Windows "Microsoft has breathlessly announced several new game titles for Windows Phone 8. And once again, Redmond continues to disappoint." I'm lucky not to require too many applications, but this article still hits nails on heads.
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LOL
by WorknMan on Wed 27th Mar 2013 23:36 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Seriously? Who gives a shit about Hipstagram? If I sat down and made a list of all the apps I wanted on a phone, it wouldn't even make the top 50. Or even the top 100. Or hell, not even the top 1000. Same with P-dis-Interest. I think the author of this article probably would've been happier if the iPhone 5 had actually been this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIRBxRlsYR0

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RE: LOL
by Drumhellar on Thu 28th Mar 2013 02:04 in reply to "LOL"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Well a lot of people do care about Instagram and Pinterest.
I have much interest in those myself, but I wish they were on WP8, as that would draw users, which would make WP8 more attractive for developers, thus bringing more and better software.

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RE[2]: LOL
by moondevil on Fri 29th Mar 2013 09:24 in reply to "RE: LOL"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Do they?

If it wasn't for Hacker News (HN) posts, to this day I would be full unaware of those applications.

And HN has a big Hipster developer community.

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RE[2]: LOL
by bassbeast on Sat 30th Mar 2013 09:32 in reply to "RE: LOL"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Well I personally think they deserve it, they ignored their users, gave a middle finger to the beta devs, every pundit on the planet they were charging too much for unproven platforms, not to mention making a LOT of folks unhappy with Win 8 which will translate into people who will NOT buy WinPhones and winTabs, and what did they do? Blew everybody off, acted like all they had to do was release it and it would be Windows 95 all over again.

Well sorry Sparky, it ain't 1995 anymore and you have competition which means those customers? You actually have to offer them something they WANT. you could have went smart, did like Apple and had a separate UI for mobile while making interconnectivity even easier than Apple but nope, thought you could sell on bling and a start screen.

Not gonna cut it, not in 2013, you gotta bring your A game but MSFT is acting like a bunch of PHBs, chasing buzzwords that went stale a year ago, two year old games nobody cares about anymore, instead of trying something truly new and different it all feels like ripoffs of last year's ideas.

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RE: LOL
by Soulbender on Thu 28th Mar 2013 02:40 in reply to "LOL"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Who gives a shit about Hipstagram?
Same with P-dis-Interest.


A lot of people gives a shit, obviously.

[]If I sat down and made a list of all the apps I wanted on a phone, it wouldn't even make the top 50. Or even the top 100. Or hell, not even the top 1000. [/q]

You != the world.

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RE[2]: LOL
by benb320 on Fri 29th Mar 2013 18:37 in reply to "RE: LOL"
benb320 Member since:
2010-02-23

Where did the symbol != come from? Is it new? Old? I have been seeing it all over lately.

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RE: LOL
by judgen on Fri 29th Mar 2013 12:06 in reply to "LOL"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Amusing comment, but a little to close to home i guess. if it was not for the TV show "workaholics" i would never have heard about instagram either. Good show though.

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RE: LOL
by chithanh on Fri 29th Mar 2013 14:16 in reply to "LOL"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Seriously? Who gives a shit about Hipstagram?

About 50-100 million people on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android
Probably a similar number on iOS
https://itunes.apple.com/app/instagram/id389801252

Altogether, an order of magnitude more than WP8's entire installed base.

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