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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab

    @fanbaby: Android, plus the emergence of better languages like Scala implemented on the JVM?

    I recently bought an Android phone for development purposes, but I can't say I'm a big fan yet. I find I keep going back to my Windows phone, but maybe as I learn to use Android better that will change. However, its more flexible platform does enable some app possibilities that WP still lacks, which is why I bought it.

  • MSFT getting killed today

    What investors don't like to see is quitters and failures that don't learn. When Microsoft looked at the Courier or a WP7 tablet, they saw a new product that meant they would have to start over and compete in a brave new world of connected small devices. So what did they do? They circled the wagons. They went back to shoehorning the desktop into a smaller form factor in the hope they can extend their monopoly into a new market. You talked about history. Well, that's the problem; investors have seen this before. It didn't work back then and, with Apple ruining the market for everybody, they don't see why it should work a year from now.

    Has the other strategy worked any better (for anyone other than Apple)? I don't see Android tablets or the PlayBook flying off the shelves; they're perceived as inferior, yet more expensive, iPad imitations. At least running full Windows will be a differentiator.

  • Belgium

    I don't see anything in the TOS declaring this forum to be a Serious Screenplay. So this thread is inappropriate and offensive.

  • MSFT getting killed today

    @Ray7: Are you sure Apple isn't already in the console market? I was looking at the iPhone App Store yesterday and was surprised to see that something like 22 of the top 25 apps were games.

  • Win8 Touch Leaks.

    @DCMonkey: the supposed leaked Office 2012 shots include what looks like a restyled Metro-ish ribbon (which is annoyingly hidden in all the shots). I'm guessing the styling hasn't been applied yet in these Windows builds.

  • JavaScript - What's in a name?

    @Charles: Microsoft should rename their JS implementation (back?) to LiveScript. It would both be retro-cool AND tie in with their Windows Live brand. Tongue Out

  • Secret user tracking - Microsoft does it too

    Pretty sure it works more or less exactly the same on iOS and Android, btw.

  • Microsoft: we won't do a tablet OS until its distinctive

    FYI, if you look at what Microsoft people have been saying about the consumerization of IT, they've actually been talking it up and encouraging it, for the reason that they may be arguably less consumer-friendly than Apple or (maybe) Google, but they're apparently still more consumer-friendly than the likes of IBM, Oracle or SAP, whose business they'd like to disrupt.

  • WP7: Cut and Paste a bit ​disappointi​ng

    Yeah, I'd definitely rather just tap the word to select it.  Tongue Out

  • WP7: Cut and Paste a bit ​disappointi​ng

    I don't think you can copy part of a message - the best you can do is copy the whole thing and then delete what you don't want.

    I do like how in WP you can just tap on a word to select it, instead of having to bring up the little iPhone speech bubble menu thing (which I can't seem to get to come up consistently?)

    BTW, I recently got an Android phone for development purposes, and so far I think text selection and c/p are worse than either iPhone or WP, although maybe I just don't understand how to use it yet.