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Comment: Re:Wow gorgeous (Score 1) 218 218

Very modern and beautiful OS. Microsoft is reinventing personal computer. Again. Meanwhile, OS X is continuing its march to unify with iOS. And Linux is acting like a time capsule to be shown in museums how it was in the mid 2000s. [/sarcasm]

Fixed it for you.

Comment: Re: Nokia is a post it note in tech history (Score 2) 40 40

by Stormwatch (#49820499) Attached to: Nokia Shifts To Selling Back-End Systems To Mobile Networks

Nokia didn't miss the smartphone market, they owned it with Symbian, and there was an upgrade path ahead with MeeGo. Their downfall came from the very top -- if it wasn't for M$-plant Stephen Elop and the suicidal move to Windows Phone, there's a good chance Nokia would still be the top handset maker.

Comment: Until the non-compete clause runs out (Score 1) 40 40

by Stormwatch (#49820409) Attached to: Nokia Shifts To Selling Back-End Systems To Mobile Networks

As part of their deal with the devil, aka Microsoft, there's a non-compete clause -- Nokia can't make cell phones until 2016. Rumors are strong -- even thought they have to keep quiet for now -- that Nokia fully intends to come back to the handset business; the N1 tablet and Z Launcher are a solid hint of what's to come.

Comment: Re:This one will be easier (Score 2) 129 129

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.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries