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One of the main reasons that WinPho fails for most people is the lack of appstore.
Amazon's appstore is like a random scattering of apps, some you've heard of, most you won't have, and whose only criteria is their devs who decide to give some money to Bezos.
Locking out the Play store may work on their tablets, but it'll go down like a lead balloon on a phone, where users demand a bit more freedom.
You write as if this is a good thing, it isn't, its a forced price-hike on Prime.
I've used Prime for years, and have bought far more off Amazon that i ever would have without it.
Now that its being inflated by 30 quid, forcing a poor netflix ripoff on me that i have no need for, i have cancelled, and will be buying far far less than ever.
And from the forums, i'm not alone.
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Wow. I've been looking at the amount of reviews and downloads apps still get on Nokia's so called "dead" store and wondering if it was it was actually the case.
Sure, most of the reviews are foreign, but thats a huge market still out there using these things.
Whack a 32 or 64gig card in there and it becomes a handy portable media player too, thanks to the HDMI out.
Plays everything i've threw at it, even dodgy newsgroup mkv's, without issue.
Just found a similar feature, a guy who's used it for the past year:
A free version of Joikuspot comes with it (the only limitation of free is that your spot is open, can't password protect it), works fine in a pinch, i paid £3 for it while it was on offer to get the full one.
Its 3.5G is blisteringly fast, and works in places i've seen people round me get zero signal.
Yeah my Nexus 7 has replaced the iThing for general app use. The 808 has all the phone-type apps i need, and usually free, like Checklist, Train Timetable, Sportstracker, Tweetian, Dropbox, etc.
Bought mine last year, after your review of it being used in Stromboli, coincidentally as i was also going to stromboli and couldn't be arsed lugging about the big old DSLR.
Performed admirably, and has ever since. Imagine my surprise to get more updates over the air yesterday, they just keep on tweaking.
iTouch does for the mobile apps, though Nexus 7 has taken over there big-time.
I'd rather have an excellent phone & camera, than an ok phone/camera/app-thing.
I tried it recently, and i love it, it reminds me of the later versions of AmigaOS.
Yes, the default floating folder of a few icons is rubbish, switch it to the Search & Launch interface and its far better.
And activities are great, flip between my Emulation, Games, Office, Images and Video desktop with a quick win-tab. The lack of multiple desktops is one reason why Windows is always lacking for power-users.
Mint KDE, with the Search & Launch desktop is far nicer and easier to use than Win7.
Probably not Win 8, but then thats never going in an office.
Who are we kidding, MS will never get displaced out the office because they have influence, money and PR-style brashness to hound any barely-capable IT purse-string holder into thinking that they will always SAVE companies more money than anything else.
Try not to laugh.
I'd like a gesture where you can change channels, and volume, simply by moving your thumb tiny, effortless amounts.
Might be a bit hard to pick up with current cameras, so a small device might need to be held in the hand to relay the gestures. Might have space for a few dozen more commands too that can be performed similarly effortlessly.
Part of the reason for people to move primarily onto, then stick with, the iPhone range, and Samsung Galaxy models is because you know exactly what you are getting and upgrading barely involves thinking about. iPhone 5 is better than 4, Galaxy 3 is better than 2, etc.
Now with the Lumia's you have, in order of release:
Which is better? Fuck knows, and cares enough to even bother finding out.
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"Can i have one of those new Wii controllers please?...........
£300?!? For a controller?............
Whats a "console"? I thought it was a controller?"
Nintendo have only themselves to blame, naming it like they've named every other peripheral (Wii Fit, Wii Wheel, Wii Zapper, etc), branding it identically the same, and so barely registering on the consciousness of an easily-confused, bored-with-Wii, customer base.
Thats the Paleo diet.
I read "The Paleo Solution" last week, nice sciencey info about how badly carbs can fuck you up, truly horrifying and amazing how everyone still focuses on high-carb/low-fat diets..
Am now eating like a caveman, and its a damn nice way to eat.
The reason is to try and flog Tegra 4 and new Nvidia GFX cards, nothing else.
They'll lock this shit down, and make out like streaming is amazing super tech, conveniently forgetting that you can do this on current tablets with Splashtop2 for precisely no money at all.
I use my Nexus 7 to streamplay games from my PC with no issues at all. PS3 controller can still connect to the PC through a few walls, though mouse controlled turn-based games work much better.
Never being separated from Civ 5 or XCOM is one hell of a time-burner.
It doesn't matter how well they do this, or how good it works, all it will take is one update from Google to kill this off instantly.
All they need to do is make Android do TV/VGA out through a dock, so turning it into a mobile Chromebook, at the very least. Some would say that Android can already do this, as the new HDMI Android stickcomputers prove, simply pair it up with a bluetooth mouse/KB, some apps to allow access to the underlying system/cmd line, and its a fairly functional computer already.
I've been watching people bin their accounts on Twitter all day, the pro/semi-pro photographer community is abandoning ship en-masse.
All it takes is a tweet from Beiber or some other celeb livid about the possibility of Facebook harvesting their image for adverts and the shit will truly hit the fan.
Not any more. They mainly sell on contract price of course, but nowadays cool-ness is a factor.
And BB is about as cool as your dads work-tie collection.
Like i saw someone tweet this week "Apple's "slack off while on the bog" campaign is far better than BB's "Work, work, work, die" one."
Ditch the game reviews. Yes, a lot of us are gamers, but those of us who are have already read reviews that matter on our usual, more focused, gaming sites. They are often out of date anyway.
Pretty pointless, and don't fit in to the site in my opinion.
Also the lack of photos of the thing you are reviewing is annoying, and makes it look like you never had the item, or got 10 mins to play with it at a trade fair.
Seeing a manufacturers CG render, or heavily photoshopped pic, of a phone hovering in the air tells us absolutely nothing about how it fits in your average gnarled, pint-grasping, hacks hand.
Follow up reviews are good, showing how someone has got along with the item while using it for what was intended. Example was the Nokia 808 trip to Stromboli, which convinced me to get it.
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