Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jun 2013 14:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "BlackBerry offered few signs of a long-promised turnaround on Friday, with an unexpected quarterly operating loss, a dearth of details on sales of its make-or-break new line of devices and no return to profit expected in the current quarter. BlackBerry shares tumbled about 28 percent in both U.S. and Toronto trading." 'Unexpected'? Really?
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reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

And this is why most wannabe contenders must gain trust from developers to be worth their time outside iOS, Android and Windows Phone.


No one trusts Windows Phone, it already failed. My company does development for quite large and known companies. When WP8 came out, they were all crazy for supporting it. A few months later it's like it doesn't even exist. Microsoft will really have to do a LOT of work to reverse this situation.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Games studios do, that is the only type of apps I care about.

However you are right, I am currently pissed off with the MSVC++ 2012 out-of-band updates vs MSVC++ 2013 story, although my employer still uses MSVC++ 2010.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree as a whole for Visual Studio. The downside of these fast paced yearly updates is just how much Visual Studio costs, and the startling realization that VS doesn't offer upgrade pricing.

I think the solution to this is simple and I'm surprised there's not much movement in this area: We need Visual Studio 365.

Give me a subscription based (and cloud enabled) Visual Studio IDE. That way I can keep up with the fast pace of innovation in a financially sensible manner, Microsoft gets recurring income, and it moves them closer to their Device&Services goal.

I did think the VS2013 stuff was mindblowing though, specifically for XAML devs.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Replying to myself as edit is no longer possible, Herb Sutter made some clarifications about the whole issue regarding updates and MSVC++2013.

http://herbsutter.com/2013/06/26/my-build-talk-on-friday-noon-pdt-w...

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