Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Oct 2013 21:47 UTC

Paul Thurrot has a number of rumours up about Windows Phone 8.1. Two stand out to me.

Where GDR3 is widely expected to support 5- to 6-inch screens, 8.1 will supposedly support 7- to 10-inch screens as well. This obviously infringes on Windows RT/8.x tablets, so it's not clear what the thinking is there.

So, Windows RT will become even more pointless than it already is.

Aping the iPhone navigation model, Microsoft will apparently remove the Back button from the Windows Phone hardware specification with 8.1. The Back button just doesn't make sense, I was told: Users navigate away from an app by pressing the Start button and then open a new app, just like they do on iPhone. And the "back stack" is ill-understood by users: Most don't realize what they're doing when they repeatedly hit the Back button.

This I am not happy with. The back button is my main navigational input in both Android and Windows Phone, and I miss it dearly in iOS.

I'm just hoping on performance improvements, still my biggest issue with Windows Phone. I used my HTC 8X for a few hours today, and I was stunned by just how slow everything is compared to Android 4.3. Of course, application quality is another huge issue, but there's little Microsoft can do to convince developers that their Windows Phone applications are more than just side projects done between serious work on Android and iOS.

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Excuse me? People like me?

Yes, people like you. Here:

according to cdude Nokia should have been dead earlier this year

This is just one of many example of your moron fiction. How about you give a link where I wrote that? Just a link and no long reply where you switch the topic again. You can't give a link cause its you lying like a "f--king ridiculous" (your words) unfunny clown.

Now waiting for the link where I wrote that Nokia is dead earlier this year (2013). Don't weasle around, just a *link* to fullfit your request to give sources. Waiting even knowing you can't and so won't provide that link. That's people like you.

Edited 2013-10-10 23:32 UTC

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Nelson Member since:

Maybe you should be like Thom and not stake out a position so often.

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