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(Engadget)   Leaked plan from Microsoft details the next version of Windows Phone. It's pretty much full of win   (engadget.com) divider line 86
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2012-02-02 07:49:18 PM
Rounding out the new hardware features will be NFC support, including the Beam-like ability to share content by tapping

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-02-02 07:49:31 PM
Microsoft leaked details of Microsoft product begging for the kind of buzz they haven't gotten since the Vista debacle.
 
2012-02-02 07:49:35 PM
No one cares about the AFC anyway
 
2012-02-02 07:51:32 PM
But, but, but ... Apple
 
2012-02-02 07:52:05 PM
Somehow as i'm reading this on my Android OS phone, I believe this article to be full of shiat.


/YOU LOST BALMER!!!
 
2012-02-02 07:55:03 PM
It looks interesting and has potential. I reserve final judgment once it's in the wild, which is fair I think.
 
2012-02-02 08:01:07 PM
i think subby was joking.
 
2012-02-02 08:05:14 PM
and i still don't want one
 
2012-02-02 08:05:37 PM
...dows.
 
2012-02-02 08:09:15 PM
that thing is massive
 
2012-02-02 08:10:25 PM
Ok, so is there an actual link to the actual plan? Following the links isn't giving me an actual source and they've gone recursive, and I'd love a link to the ACTUAL link.

/Just want to see if they picked up my feature from my internship. It sounded like they were when I left, and there were a couple of things in the summary that sounded like it might be it/related to it, but it's be nice to know.
 
2012-02-02 08:11:10 PM
Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.
 
2012-02-02 08:17:37 PM
And all of these fantastic features will be locked out by your carrier so they can force you to buy their bloatware add-ons.
 
2012-02-02 08:23:14 PM
Sadly Verizon doesn't seem to give a crap about Windows phones. If I'm lucky, there might be a token device to look at, but that'll probably be it.
 
2012-02-02 08:25:30 PM
Wow. What a great bunch of features. Hardware vendors will have the option to provide different screen sizes and CPUs, it has some carrier branding options, and the synchronization software is getting a new name. Those are all awesome. I was holding off to see what was coming down the pipe, but now I absolutely have to get one.
 
2012-02-02 08:25:32 PM
Microsoft, Microsoft... it does ring a bell... oh, right! Fixing and corralling Windows computers is how I make my money, while I'm enjoying better OSs for my own use.
 
2012-02-02 08:28:56 PM
Microsoft has the best vaporware.

that thing is massive

That's what she said!
 
2012-02-02 08:31:36 PM
Great. Another "Not Apple, therefore its a bad OS and we hates it". thread.
 
2012-02-02 08:39:58 PM

brianbankerus: Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.


Um, we're talking Microsoft here, right? Thirty- or forty-something years ago they bought somebody else's DOS to market their first product, and have been following the market ever since.

Why would they abandon a successful strategy?
 
2012-02-02 08:42:07 PM

meyerkev: Ok, so is there an actual link to the actual plan? Following the links isn't giving me an actual source and they've gone recursive, and I'd love a link to the ACTUAL link.


Paul Thurrott (the guy who writes the 'Windows Secrets' books), confirms most of the features and at the end provides a nice bullet point list: Link (new window)

Shared components with Windows 8 - The kernel, multi-core processor support, sensor fusion, security model, network, and video and graphics technologies are all coming to Phone from Windows 8.

Companion experiences with Windows 8 - This includes the ability to sync content (photos, music, movies) between the three screens, phone management from PC or web, shared content between each device, and Xbox LIVE games, entertainment, and more.

SkyDrive integration - Microsoft will make your content available on all of its platforms via SkyDrive.


Win.
 
2012-02-02 08:43:37 PM
A new live tile and app called DataSmart will make it easier for users to manage their data usage and ensure they don't end up eating insane overage fees. To milk every last bit out of that data plan Windows Phone will favor WiFi over a cellular connection and can be programmed to automatically connect to carrier-owned hotspots when they're in range.

Uh, if that's necessary, I'm going to go ahead and pass.
 
2012-02-02 08:51:03 PM
Until it actually ships - it doesn't exist.

/seriously - drop the Windows name already
 
2012-02-02 08:59:29 PM

MrSteve007: Paul Thurrott (the guy who writes the 'Windows Secrets' books), confirms most of the features and at the end provides a nice bullet point list: Link (new window)


Paul Thurrott? There are still people taking him seriously? Man, that guy sucks so much Microsoft cawk, he makes Apple fanbois look rational.

MrSteve007: SkyDrive integration - Microsoft will make your content available on all of its platforms via SkyDrive.

Win.


Now if they could make SkyDrive not suck...
 
2012-02-02 09:20:16 PM
Every picture of a Windows 8 phone shows these huge ugly mono-colored flat-looking tiles that abut against each other. There's a reason why buttons are always designed with gaps between them -- is Microsoft abandoning that principle and how are they getting around the problem of fingering multiple buttons at once? On the surface it looks like they've forgotten the ultra-basics of UI design.
 
2012-02-02 09:23:51 PM
I am absolutely certain all 12 people using WinPhone will be happy with the upgrade.
 
2012-02-02 09:24:23 PM
But this...

# DataSmart tracks and reports usage via app and live tile

This is a feature every smart phone should have always had. There's no legit excuse for any phone with a CPU and a display screen to allow a surprise phone bill.
 
2012-02-02 09:28:45 PM

GAT_00: Uh, if that's necessary, I'm going to go ahead and pass.


There's nothing specific to Windows that makes that "necessary". If you get an android or iphone and you go over your data plan you get raped. Surely there are apps on every platform already that warn you about that though.
 
2012-02-02 09:34:04 PM

brianbankerus: Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.


I have a PS3. Not an Xbox. But the Kinect is pretty innovative. More than anything Apple is doing anyway.
 
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2012-02-02 09:34:10 PM
It could dispense money fortnightly and I wouldn't care.
 
2012-02-02 09:39:00 PM

1macgeek: I am absolutely certain all 12 people using WinPhone will be happy with the upgrade.


Your comments on the issue are especially important to me, since you obviously embody the pinnacle of objectivity, 1macgeek.
 
2012-02-02 09:44:37 PM

Without Fail: I have a PS3. Not an Xbox. But the Kinect is pretty innovative. More than anything Apple is doing anyway.


How are the concepts behind the Kinect any more innovative than that of the EyeToy? The hardware and software is certainly improved, of course.
 
2012-02-02 09:47:52 PM

StoneColdAtheist: brianbankerus: Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.

Um, we're talking Microsoft here, right? Thirty- or forty-something years ago they bought somebody else's DOS to market their first product, and have been following the market ever since.

Why would they abandon a successful strategy?


You're right. Kinect is a brilliant idea, but the delivery turned out to be a partial birth abortion.
 
2012-02-02 09:51:55 PM

brianbankerus: StoneColdAtheist: brianbankerus: Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.

Um, we're talking Microsoft here, right? Thirty- or forty-something years ago they bought somebody else's DOS to market their first product, and have been following the market ever since.

Why would they abandon a successful strategy?

You're right. Kinect is a brilliant idea, but the delivery turned out to be a partial birth abortion.


I remember there was a link on FARK a couple of years ago, about how the Start "orb" button redesign for Vista/7 was technically completed in less than a day, but took multiple months before it could be implemented or looked over.

Bureaucratic mess.
 
2012-02-02 09:52:00 PM

Kar98: Fixing and corralling Windows computers is how I make my money, while I'm enjoying better OSs for my own use.


Oddly, my WIN7 machine can still run DOS stuff. An OS that can run on an almost infinite variety of hardware configurations is actually pretty awesome.

I used to be a Windows basher. Until I saw what other Windows bashers were like.

(I have a Linux guy in my office to repair my PC when I need it. I actually do it better, but make 3 times what he does.)

While you are recompiling your kernel and feeling superior I'm gonna play Skyrim on my PC for awhile, then finishing up some coding (for money).
Afterwords I'm gonna fark a hot redhead and get some sleep.

Nighty night you superior OS user you.
 
2012-02-02 09:55:05 PM

Without Fail: While you are recompiling your kernel and feeling superior


Maybe he meant, like, Plan9 or something?
 
2012-02-02 09:55:11 PM

tomcatadam: How are the concepts behind the Kinect any more innovative than that of the EyeToy?


No Move controller. I refuse to have more than one gaming console (and play on the PC mostly, PS3 is Bluray and family games), but I recognize that the Xbox is a winner.
 
2012-02-02 09:56:08 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: And all of these fantastic features will be locked out by your carrier so they can force you to buy their bloatware add-ons.


That's exactly what I was thinking. Which is why I think it's a good thing.

If Microsoft does a good job, this will give Microsoft and Google more power against the carriers.

As an android user myself, but upset with Google's new privacy policy, I'll be eager to see Microsoft succeed and put pressure on Google for better privacy policies.
 
2012-02-02 09:59:38 PM

Without Fail: No Move controller


What? A controller was only needed for a couple of menus on the disc. Admittedly the default game was shallow minigames and didn't really push the PS2 (not that it could be pushed far) but it seems like more than just a precursor.
 
2012-02-02 10:30:34 PM
Windows 8 on pads, phones and pcs is going to be irresistible to corporations.
 
2012-02-02 10:41:19 PM
MicroSD and dual core support? They're running hard just to catch up.
As for the data plan tracking, there's apps for that. BFD
 
2012-02-02 10:54:00 PM
My all time favorite Microsoft story has to be when my brother bought a new car, and the entertainment system was powered by Microsoft. He had to take the thing back to the dealer several times because the OS kept crashing. Hardware was fine, they eventually released a quick fix for his problem and all was well.

Microsoft makes a lot of products, and most are mediocre at best. Stick with what you are good at - don't provide a solution for everything. Unfortunately I am not entirely sure anymore what they are good at.
 
2012-02-02 11:08:03 PM
It is interesting.

The next iPhone better be amazing...because I'm tired of my iPhone and ready to switch to something else for my next phone.
 
2012-02-02 11:12:25 PM

tomcatadam: brianbankerus: StoneColdAtheist: brianbankerus: Microsoft is just another blue chip. Has been since I bought stock in it. The days of innovation are long, long behind it.

Um, we're talking Microsoft here, right? Thirty- or forty-something years ago they bought somebody else's DOS to market their first product, and have been following the market ever since.

Why would they abandon a successful strategy?

You're right. Kinect is a brilliant idea, but the delivery turned out to be a partial birth abortion.

I remember there was a link on FARK a couple of years ago, about how the Start "orb" button redesign for Vista/7 was technically completed in less than a day, but took multiple months before it could be implemented or looked over.

Bureaucratic mess.


It's functionally the same button. Pure artwork. I'm sure there were more important, functional, changes that took precedence.
 
2012-02-02 11:13:03 PM

sprgrss: that thing is massive


The Nokia Lumia 900 is 4.3 inches. Wait till you see the Titan or some of the newer Samsung SGII phones
 
2012-02-02 11:21:38 PM
Does it make phone calls? Because that's what I really want a cell phone for.
 
2012-02-02 11:25:11 PM

sprgrss: that thing is massive


Seriously, I thought it was a tablet at first.
 
2012-02-02 11:30:03 PM
Well no sense in buying a Lumia then, since if they deliver on these promises there's no way it can be compatible with the new os that's Just! Around! The! Corner! W8 4 WP8.
 
2012-02-02 11:36:37 PM
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Watch out, we got a badass over here!
 
2012-02-02 11:39:49 PM
Microsoft owns the enterprise. You next office PC might be a tablet or hell a phone.

Apple on the back end is crap - they have nothing. Even their iCloud is Microsoft Azure under the hood.
 
2012-02-02 11:46:01 PM
"...including the Beam-like ability to share content by tapping..."

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
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