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Comment: Re:This one will be easier (Score 2) 126

by Stormwatch (#49766103) Attached to: Microsoft Reportedly May Acquire BlackBerry

And now they don't make phones.

But they do make a high-end Android tablet, and an unique Android launcher. Maybe this does not sound like much, but it is widely speculated that they will make Android phones in 2016. They are just waiting for the non-compete clause of their deal with the devil to run out.

And it would be a wise move, I believe. The Nokia brand is still incredibly strong in developing countries; it was only Windows Phone that poisoned their sales.

Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 2) 386

by Stormwatch (#49756841) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

Here's something I remember about OS/2. I had not actually used it back then, but I recall reading about how awesome it was, how it was much more advanced and reliable than Windows, and so on. But then I saw that IBM was selling PCs with Windows. Well, fuck: if even IBM would not throw their weight behind their own operating system, why would anyone support it?

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