For $228K, I'd move to Atlanta tomorrow even if the job was licking zits.
Submitter dismisses Tomi Ahonen as a 'commentator' (the quotes betray his disdain), but Tomi's an ex-Nokia guy with far more mobile experience and smarts than 99% of us. For what it's worth, Forbes recently picked him and his blog as a top influencer in the mobile industry.
Opinions are like assholes -- we all have one. But when your predictions are consistently correct for a very long time, this makes you one smart asshole -- and that's what Tomi is
Used it. Developed for it. No thanks. WP7 has several good things going for it -- just not enough good things.
Been there 25 years ago; moved on.
Like the typical left-brained slashdotter, I'm a technologist who values my "geek cred".
And throughout WP7's life (especially early, but still today) you need to defy logic and judgement and rational thinking just a little too much in order to buy a WinPhone. You needed to pretend that missing features weren't important. You needed to suffer lies and contempt regarding updates. You had to ignore all the productivity and fun and relevance that other smartphone owners were enjoying. You had to tolerate a weak ecosystem. You had to apologize for Microsoft's mis-steps.
That's just too much.
The thing I liked about my iPhone and love about my Android is how I can organize my apps the way that I want to. Everything app laid out sequentially? Sure. Similar apps clustered together on different screens? Sure. A deep hierarchy where everything is nested in folders on a single screen? No prob.
WP7 Metro is decent-looking, but just too restrictive. Let me put stuff in folders!
FWIW, I have the same beef with Windows 8.
Nokia lowered their forecast due to "increased competition". Isn't that just a backwards way of saying "our inability to compete"? Other companies are thriving (or at least surviving) despite all this competition.
Redmond, WA. Why do you ask?
Yeah, evolution... http://i.imgur.com/avgcv.jpg
The number of exploits found in each mobile OS seem to be proportionate to that OS's market share. Note that found is the key word here. For the same reason that hackers prefer to find exploits for Windows instead of Mac, more holes are found and exploited in Android and iOS than in WP7 and Bada. It doesn't necessarily mean that WP7 and Bada have less holes, it's just that it's not (yet) worth anybody's effort to find them.
But if security really is the submitter's #1 factor for picking a smartphone (which seems a little far fetched), then I guess I'd recommend Bada. Good luck with that.
But TBH, I think the best way to stay safe regardless of which phone you own is to avoid dodgy apps and dodgy websites. Use common sense and you'll be fine with whatever phone you choose.
A vibrating tattoo that also improves buoyancy? Now that's patentable!
Is he going to post bail to get out of jail legally, or just jailbreak?
Let's imagine that the world would be better off if a certain percentage of people weren't allowed to vote.
I think we can probably all agree that if only the "top 98%" of society could vote, this would yield positive election results.
I think we can also agree that if only the top 2% of society could vote, this would be a bad thing.
So what's the right number? Half can vote? 70% can vote?
You're ensuring a process by which one demographic (wealthier, more educated) are given all authority over another (less wealthy, less educated). You are ensuring an aristrocracy in which the elite rule the serfs and the serfs have little or no voice.
No, the difference is that in feudalism, power was very top-heavy. The majority of power and influence was distributed across no more than the top 5%. What if it was 50%?
| You're ensuring a process by which one demographic (wealthier, more educated) are given all authority over another (less wealthy, less educated).
You say this like it's a bad thing.