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I am really torn on this.
I really liked the 920 except for the bulk and the reliability issues which seem to have been ironed out ( some appear to have been carrier faults) . The slimmer design really appeals.
1. I have looked at an HTC One and would love one of those running WP8. This might happen.
2. I have been using my wife’s old iPhone 4 for the past few months and it has been absolutely rock solid reliable. The fact that everything syncs up with my Air and iPad mini is also great.
What to do??!
I don’t have my Surface any more but , when I did, Office was probably the bit I liked least about it: slow, memory-bound and clumsy to use with the dead flesh keyboard.
I’d much rather have a had a simpler but file compatible, touch-orientated WP app. Like Pages on the iPad (and Keynote for that matter).
I’m never going to write War and Peace on a tablet but quick edits are a breeze.
To my mind including Office was the biggest mistake MS made with RT.
B&N had their antitrust suit shot to pieces and had to accept a JV agreement with MS to prevent the licensing agreement from taking them under.
As for the features and functions, Android was very clearly created to be a clone of Windows mobile and is estimated to use at lear 40 of Microsofts patents
And I repeat Google has stolen lots of features and function of Microsoft products with explicit aim of damaging MS by devaluing its software.
And if you think B&N won, you are even more deluded than I thought.
19 days ago on Motorola warned by EU over patent abuse against Apple (update) 2 replies 1 recommend
That wasn’t actually what I meant but I wouldn’t be so sure about that one anyway. It is being appealed and Oracle has got a lot of very strong legal opinion behind it.
Microsoft for one, And the number of licences they have got from OEMs it looks pretty likely they agree.
19 days ago on Motorola warned by EU over patent abuse against Apple (update) 1 reply 1 recommend
A large part of what they put out as so-called opensource in Android.
20 days ago on Motorola warned by EU over patent abuse against Apple (update) 2 replies 12 recommends
Google “strong opinion on patents” is borne out of the fact that they like to steal other people’s.
Their purchase use of Motorola’s patents is gross hypocrisy
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I have only recently started using a Mac (Macbook Air) and I have Windows and Ubuntu run through Parallels to test my sites and apps on.
I still have a desktop Windows machine but use it less and less as I keep finding new Mac apps that make my job easier. Many of them also have iPad versions (Coda being the classic example).
I have found since I got the iPad I spend more time making sure my apps look and good on it as well. I’m going to get a WP8 device as soon as I find one I like for the same reason although I’m actually using my wife’s old iPhone4 as a day to day device at the moment.
Do you use a screen protector?
I have read several complaints on Amazon that it is very easy to scratch your screen accidentally with the Jot.
I’m not sure how much I’d use a stylus. I have a cheap Griffin one which somebody gave me as a promo (it has a brand of TV on it!) which I have used for marking up pdfs and suchlike but, to be honest, I can do just as well with a finger.
I am wondering about sketching ideas for websites and suchlike.
I dont think the market it is aimed at really need Office.
A Word-compatible but cut down basic WP/DTP app and a home accounting package would fulfil most consumer needs (its what my wife has one her Mini with Pages and sone forms I made for her using Bento)
They also need to get the X-Box thing sorted. We had a few friends round earlier and had a hoot playing games between the iPad minis and the Apple TV
21 days ago on Acer still planning Windows RT tablets, but sees 'no value' in current version 1 reply 13 recommends
Ditto. I hated the feel of the touchpad. The glass fell on the Macbook I have now is so much nicer (apart from when I get pizza on it!)
Not sure but I don’t know if you can bend the type cover right round like you can the touch (thats what causes it)
My wife works in a school for kids with special needs (high portion of autistic and Down’s). They use iPod Touch and iPads extensively. The kids interact with them so much better than the traditional touch screen PCs.
I don’t know what the setup is at Essa but the problem is always getting funding. My wife and her head basically have to persuade the kid’s families to buy the devices (less the 20% ed discount) or do charity fundraisers for those that can’t afford it.
Th crazy thing for mainstream it can actually save them a huge amount. I rad somewhere that Essa saved £50k on photocopying and even more on text books.
Its great to see this sort of thing.
I never had the type cover for my RT. I think if I’d kept it, I may have bought one but it would have made it even more like a laptop which was pointless.
The touch keyboard was just horrid. Like typing on dead flesh. The other thing that bugged me was the difference in sensitivity between centre keys and outer ones. And, of course, it split.
The in screen keyboard was actually pretty but you aren’t left with a lot of screen space for your document and there s no easy way to prop the thing at a good angle.
That looks really nice.
How quiet? The more I use my Air the more the fans on my PC annoy me
Is it really “sturdy”?
I’m not interested in the One but I think they will launch a WP version of it soon and that interests me.
All the ones I’ve seen in stores ( six on total) have had poor fit of the aluminium sections top and bottom at the front, some have had dents on these bits and others scratches on the back.
Of course demo units get abused but these seemed worse than most.
Screen is gorgeous though.