Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
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by Alfman on Sat 4th May 2013 05:49 UTC in reply to "N/T"
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"I need to quit reading articles on Microsoft. There is too much FUD and AstroTurfing in the comments from Microsoft trolls."

It gets annoying, I know; It's all the platforms really. Sometimes there's a good balanced discussion, other times the extreme fanatics get offended at anyone who posts any rational criticisms and even middle of the road opinions on their platform as though it were some sacred offense. I'm not sure they realize how unconvincing their arguments are when they are being so aggressively one sided.

Maybe a feature would be a filter to hide posts of all the religious nuts, but the problem with that is that sometimes their posts really are insightful (on topics which aren't affected by their dogmatic world view).

Edited 2013-05-04 05:58 UTC

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by Alfman on Sat 4th May 2013 13:17 in reply to "RE: N/T"
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When I said "religious nuts" I didn't mean that literally, I meant people who act as though their operating system were religious. I didn't mean it to be offensive as worded.

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by zima on Wed 8th May 2013 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: N/T"
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Funny how you feel you must explain yourself; is it so risky to say "religious nut" over at your place? ;p

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