Windows Phone or whatever you call it will be toast when it's no longer on Nokia phones. That's the bottom line. No one in the world wants a Microsoft phone. However, Nokia is arguably the most prestigious mobile maker in the world. It's right up there with Apple. It may have been slower to mimic the iPhone than some others were were. But much like BMW/Mercedes/Audi are being slow to mimic the Tesla Model S, they are still hugely admired, desired, respected. Nobody is going to want to buy a Microsoft brand phone. That's a proposition that has absolutely nothing going for it other than a good OS that has been failing anyway IN SPITE OF the Nokia brand.
You drastically underestimate the value of the Nokia name. No offense, but I think you must be American. Microsoft is making the same mistake you are. That's why I point it out.
That's like if GM bought BMW or something and decided to kill off the brand BMW. People might not buy as many Lumias as they should (IMHO because the marketing efforts of one company can't compete with all the marketing/hype behind Android) but losing the Nokia name would certainly make things much worse. I'd go so far as to say that it's the only thing propping them up all right now.
Maybe if we would be nicer (e.g., not punishing the people of Russia with sanctions), then Putin would still be interested in a reset rather than feeling the need to engage in these kinds of aggressive behaviors. In other words, maybe we should try be nicer to him just as we have with China, Isis, North Korea, Iran, undocumented immigrants from Central and South America, etc.
What a bunch of nonsense. How do they "really really really" push iPhoto on Macs? It's there and it launches if you don't have photo imports associated with another app instead. I guess you would prefer that Macs come unable to handle photos out of the box?
Well, you can't blame him. It's clearly worked for Samsung. Samsung's devices have always been significantly more similar to Apple devices than any of its major competitors' have been. And guess what, they've also been the most successful. It's only logical that the competitors should move in this direction as well. Some would even say that it is fair to make things the same way as Apple has done them, on the basis of that Apple already found the best/öbvious way of doing things from the start. Even Google itself has been moving in that direction with Play, which was originally substantially different from Apple's App Store.
Is there anyone surprised that work at private companies is more successful than work in big government institutions? In other news, South Korea better off than North Korea, West Germany than East Germany, Taiwan than Mainland, Florida than Cuba,...
Why is there such an incredible number of advertisements for products like this on Slashdot these days? Surely no one actually considers it news that the latest model of some commodity consumer electronics product has a faster processor and more compact form factor than its predecessor.
And of course, we all know that this incredible breakthrough means that any health monitoring capabilities in future devices from a certain American company from Cupertino will only be late copies of awesome Samsung technologies like the Galaxy Gear and so many other wonderful innovations from this wonderful leader in consumer electronics.
Just what the doctor ordered after what happened with the 787.
If GNU/Linux is too detailed, then why don't people just call it GNU then?
Ok, I find RMS to be completely annoying, but I find myself being even more annoyed, at this point, by people calling GNU/Linux Linux. Linux is a kernel. Why do people continue to call GNU/Linux (i.e. the whole system) by the name of the kernel it uses? To me it's like if you were to call the Tesla Model S "Goodyear" or something because it had Goodyear tires. Would seriously like a person or two to explain what exactly the reasoning behind this phenomenon is, if indeed there is any.
I get scared as hell when I see people expressing themselves with this kind of tone in public and thinking there's nothing wrong with it.
So, in the end, basically all computers are iMacs, Macbook Airs, iPads, or iPhones now (some made by Apple and others not).
The majority of people who have bought Android tablets did so because they do not like Apple rather than because they wanted something with a smaller screen. Additionally, it is easy to forget now, but when the iPad first came out it was widely criticized as being too similar to an iPod Touch. It was only after quite a bit of time that it seemed to start to be taken more seriously despite having a screen with less than half the area of a "real computer".