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  • "Performant code" - The writing on the wall

    Whether it's the battery life on handheld devices or the browser speed on PC, the writing on the wall is clear for MS.... write "performant" apps/systems or be left in the dust.  I feel, at MS,  too much emphasis is being given towards coming up with different programming models/APIs rather than making the most basic things actually work. 

     I cannot help but get frustated when I notice the performance difference between bing maps vs google maps, IE vs Chrome, WP7 vs iPhone (even with Aqua/glass UI effects enabled)... I could go on and on... 

     I can understand the move to managed programming environment but then, Android side also uses Java...

  • iPad2 Vs Blackberry playbook

    @CKurt: Sorry about that. The " 'Nuff said " part is borne out of frustation. I feel MS is on the path to writing off Consumer market totally and relegating itself to Enterprise. But I think that kind of strategy is unwise as things could just as easily creep up there.

  • iPad2 Vs Blackberry playbook

    @CKurt:Are you serious ? MS has 10 year history of TabletPC going nowhere. 'nuff said.

  • iPad2 Vs Blackberry playbook

    No comparision.  9.5inch vs 7 inch.  iPad2 wins. Case closed.

     If you have a grandpa or grandma, would you suggest them a 10inch or 7inch ?

    Carry in a pocket ? Yeah right....that's what Smartphone is for.

  • WP7 update bricking some phones ?

    The point is - This is embarassing.

  • WP7 update bricking some phones ?

     the update is bricking Samsung phones ?  

  • Windows/​Metro concepts

     I concur with Bas. Too wordy, too texty.  Metro is more suitable to phone form factor (Panorama/Tabbed view more specifically). Not good for Tablet.

    That being said, coming with yet another look-alike of Android honeycomb or IPad is also not advisable. Doing so would only make it yet another Tablet in the market.  I think the live tiles would be a good idea for Tablet also. But enable the full Aero/glass UI effect. The drab looking flat rectangles are without any "taste".  Make everything wireless. I shouldn't be needing to connect to my PC or whatever to Sync.  Come out DLNA compliant right out of the box so that media experience in the living room is that much pleasant. Make the Map application more powerful and user-friendly so that people finally ditch their GPS gadgets for good ( it's happening anyway). My 2ยข.

  • What is Microsoft's Tablet strategy

    , Harlequin wrote

    As I read posts like this I'm into my 6th year of having a 12" slate, currently with Windows 7 on it.

    Remember there are two types of tablets/slates:

    1) Real slates like mine, something for use in industry, medicine, education, using OneNote, etc.

    2) Toys. App-driven, Angry Birds, Chess, surfing the web. e.g. iPad.

     Really ? I suppose the folks in GE must be playing Angry Birds at work then.....   NOT

  • What is Microsoft's Tablet strategy

    @W3bbo: Good diagnosis. As things stand now, Microsoft certainly could use someone with "taste" ( as Steve Jobs would say ). Not just the taste but also the ability to execute things reliably and quickly. The current timelines of things coming out of Microsoft is really ridiculous. I mean, just look at it.... ever since iPhone came out, we saw Palm WebOS and Android zip us past by. The Blackberry storm was certainly hideous but then suddenly from no where the Torch and Playbook hit us in the face like a freight train. It felt to me RIM moved from Storm to Torch & Playbook in like a light speed or something. I have to secretly admit that I grudgingly admire the responsiveness of Playbook UI. Next to iPad, I would say the playbook has the most striking graphics and yet has the fastest  UI response ( may be even better than iPad ?).  

    And then finally we got our WP7 released (with missing cut&paste feature). I like the Metro UI concept and live tiles but the marketing schtick of drab looking ( no aero/glass effect) tile icons as being something simple and cool is ridiculous. It is my sneaking suspicion that the drab looking flat tiles are there for conserving cpu cycles and thus the battery life.  Also, I don't think this Metro UI is suitable for Tablet form factor. It may be perfect for phone but definitely not for Tablet. So I guess we are looking forward for a new Tablet OS or Tablet UI subsystem from MSFT. 

    I am in my 30s now and really not in the mood for switching my skills set from Windows programming world to other platforms. But I got a fear that may be I will be forced by the market to make the change....

  • What is Microsoft's Tablet strategy

     

      Cuz the current one ain't workin'