Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 11:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has posted its quarterly results for the first quarter of 2013, and just like the quarters that came before, there's not a whole lot of good news in there. The rise in Lumia sales still can't even dream of making up for the sales drop in Symbian phones, and when broken down in versions, the sales figures for Windows Phone 8 Lumias in particular are very disappointing. In North America, Nokia is getting slaughtered.
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RE[3]: Steal ideas
by Nelson on Thu 18th Apr 2013 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Steal ideas"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I agree, they sold a ton. I'm not sure how well Nokia would fare though, unless Windows Phone made significant strides in pen computing which I doubt.

The Note I think is popular not just for its size, but because of the way you interact with it. Samsung is clearly ahead of most with this on a mobile phone device.

Its a shame because Microsof't pen support in Windows 8 blows everyone out of the water.

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RE[4]: Steal ideas
by telns on Thu 18th Apr 2013 16:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Steal ideas"
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2009-06-18

Can you elaborate a bit? I recently received a Win8 tablet with a pen. Never really used pen input before, so I'm still adjusting to the whole thing.

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RE[5]: Steal ideas
by Nelson on Thu 18th Apr 2013 18:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Steal ideas"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

They have really advanced pressure sensitivity, palm rejection, and handwriting recognition. Microsoft has been working on this longer than most, since it was the primary interaction paradigm for their early tablet efforts.

It depends which tablet though, the Surface Pro comes with a pressure sensitive pen and the screen has an addition digitizer for pen input.

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