- Nov 11, 2009
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Nokia Lumia 710 launched in South Africa, pricing revealed
Lower cost Windows Phone 7 device launched in SA, pricing revealed
Another failure from Nokia.
Why make single cored phones even now, most phones are dual core, heading to quad core, and nokia is still behind?
It would be much better if this phone has Android OS on it, WP is dead.
Why will people not stop saying this? WP is not dead. It isn't doing well, but it definitely is not dead. It's by far the best platform (yes, I've used them all) for my needs. And I'm not unique.
Ahm, is it just me, or do you seem a little bit biased towards WP. You have a WP fan site, and ~5 apps you have developed for WP. Probably, because you haven't experienced non-Microsoft crap before. It seems it only fits your needs because you only know a Microsoft developed language and that is compatible with WP. Seriously, WP is too full of bugs, I won't want to download updates every single day, just to fix basic bugs. If they really want to get their act straight, then they shouldn't release faulty software.
Microsoft is already losing the war on the Internet and tablet side of things, only a matter of time until they lose the PC dominance. Microsoft, should start innovating more and play less catchup towards other companies.
Most people complain when they don't get updates (I'm looking at you Android users)...you are complaining that you're GETTING updates o.0.
Ok, you are really going on hearsay now. The only valid point was USSD.Updates that are for adding new features = win.
Updates for fixing simple but devastating bugs = fail.
Seriously, we're talking about a company that's been making operating systems for DECADES, and their mobile efforts have been at least a decade as well. They should NOT be screwing up like this, yet they are.
No amount of "slick, awesome UI" is going to help when my phone dies during the day and I'm nowhere near a place I can charge it, or when my bundles expire and I need to use USSD to buy more, or when I need to type an sms or email and the keyboard disappears.
Would anybody be as forgiving if Bada screwed up this badly?
Yes I get that you like it and are entitled to your opinion, but dont get surprised when people see the screw ups and say
We all have our opinions, usually well thought out based on the evidence given.
The wp7 marketplace is the fastest growing one of them all. And with wp8 sharing the code base of windows 8, its safe to assume that this trend will scale up.One can get a Galaxy S2 for that price. What are they smoking? I also believe WP is dead. The amount of apps you have is key and WP is far behind. Also dropping the free storage on Skydrive to 7 GB is a fail. At least it gives Google Drive a much better chance. The amount of spam in Hotmail I receive is also a joke then they want to brag about their "state of the art" spam filter.
Ok, you are really going on hearsay now. The only valid point was USSD.
Battery is fixed, as is the disappearing keyboard. I have one device that I have not updated with the keyboard fix and I can't remember it ever happening in the 2 months of having it. It did happen on one of my other devices, but you do realize that a single tap brings it up again right?
So basically, barring the keyboard one, all the major bugs have been on Nokias side. Those were the battery, data, and soft-key illumination.
So please enlighten me on what major bugs have actually got past MS?
Now lets compare this to the other big players. Both iOS and Android have had their fair share of major problems. Which leads me to believe that you are still using a Nokia 3310 or the like - which doesn't do enough to actually be buggy.
P.s. There was actually a bug at launch with yahoo, and although it was yahoos bad, its is MSs problem as it shipped across all devices.
I think the point of my post completely went over your head. I didn't mention all those things because they're bugs that are still unresolved, I mentioned all those things because they happened and were found gradually, making me as a consumer what the next screw up will be.
USSD is unique in that they didn't release a bug, that screw up is BY DESIGN. I would like to think they could get better at this but all previous evidence says they're going to keep doing this sort of thing. Hell, even their current latest desktop OS, Windows 7, still has the issue where the OS locks files your USB drive so you can't unplug it.
They need to fix the perception that they don't produce quality, and it looks like they're instead doing what they always do. :erm: