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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby SaiK » 01 Sep 2013 23:20

thankx.. i still don't get the meaning of tau or its charge value in this thread context.

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Postby Mort Walker » 02 Sep 2013 03:09

^^^Leptons are funny that way.

Here you go. A good simple explanation :D

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Postby SaiK » 02 Sep 2013 03:50

you do decay into hard-ons! ;)

btw from the last year data

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any new ratings?

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby archan » 02 Sep 2013 07:05

Especially if you're keen on supporting a chinese company. I think I've had enough of Lenovos now. Others are as good in terms of business machines and even Lenovo has been lagging with Haswell adoption. With Chinese incursions and hostility, I'd rather buy Korean or Japanese if the difference is not much.

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Postby Mort Walker » 02 Sep 2013 07:28

Personal experience in order of highest to lowest rank. Apple, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, HP and last Samsung. At times though I've thought HP and Samsung laptops are equally bad. I've used Asus, but never owned in the last 3 years.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby Gus » 02 Sep 2013 08:23

but in case of lenovo all your money goes there, and for other brands only the assembly price which is a small fractions, goes there, no?

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby anmol » 02 Sep 2013 10:14

Mort Walker wrote:^^^No problem and again I'm sorry for being rude.

My contact for Lumia 1020 says the camera on the Lumia 1520 is going to be better and I should wait until December. I must admit a 6" Windows phablet does look appealing. I know institutional customers will jump on 6-7" Windows tablets like gangbusters. The Yum-bee-yaa / excel / project/ power point crowd will have multiple collective big-Os. :mrgreen:


I think I read somewhere that it is goi9ng to be 20 mpx.

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Postby Singha » 02 Sep 2013 10:17

but 1520 with its 6" screen will not appeal to most phone users. it will be ok for the phablet crowd.

meantime the initial spy shots of samsung watch do not look encouraging...a huge 3" diagonal screen and the looks of a big garmin watch strapped to wrist. one can rule out women users in that form factor and for most men it will look outsize too.
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/latest-leak- ... 00-11.html

something that looks better like the nike fuelband might work. and I suspect apple will not make such mistakes as to overspec it and make it too large.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby Raja Bose » 02 Sep 2013 12:04

Samsung SmartWatch looks like a .... :mrgreen:


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Postby Mort Walker » 02 Sep 2013 18:47

Raja Bose wrote:Samsung SmartWatch looks like a .... :mrgreen:


...complete and absolute turd.

What the hell was Sammy thinking? This will not sell if it looks so horrible from an industrial design PoV and even if the UI is good.
Time keeping is such a fundamental function where we need precision, ruggedness, reliability. Precision watches have been made for several decades now where aesthetic appeal is well understood.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby Raja Bose » 02 Sep 2013 19:18

As per chai wallah sources this was developed in Sammy Sillycon valley. Sammy had a real chance here and their suits are trying to blow it. No wonder the Mahdi said, we are not good, the others are bad!

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby Raja Bose » 02 Sep 2013 19:56

^^^then in the meanwhile do forearm and wrist exercises :P

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Postby Singha » 02 Sep 2013 21:30

whatever people say about chinese OEMs, they are seriously getting better and turning up some inspired looking phones now albeit still following apple and sam style cues mostly
http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/02/meizu-mx3-launched/
they have the manufacturing and hooks into the soko/taiwan/japan ecosystem as well.

none of micromax types are remotely at that level.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby member_20292 » 02 Sep 2013 21:35

Mort Walker wrote:Personal experience in order of highest to lowest rank. Apple, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Dell, HP and last Samsung. At times though I've thought HP and Samsung laptops are equally bad. I've used Asus, but never owned in the last 3 years.



For me;

1. I dont use Apple----i like windows and engineering and tinkering.
2. samsung is mid ranked to me....something like toshiba.


Dell, HP, I do not even think of, ever.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby SaiK » 03 Sep 2013 04:04

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby apoorv » 03 Sep 2013 08:30

Microsoft just took over Nokia's device and services wing!! RIP Nokia :(

I hope MS does now screw up things. They have a great opportunity to come up with awesome devices now.

http://press.nokia.com/2013/09/02/micro ... services/#

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Postby Raja Bose » 03 Sep 2013 08:36

apoorv wrote:Microsoft just took over Nokia's device and services wing!! RIP Nokia :(

I hope MS does now screw up things. They have a great opportunity to come up with awesome devices now.

http://press.nokia.com/2013/09/02/micro ... services/#


Hardly news....this was expected and as long as Mickey doesn't fumble the acquisition, its a real smart move....much smarter than Chacha going after Motor Oil. Next move in the game - appoint Elop as CEO of Mickey? :mrgreen:

And this will probably force Chacha's hand a bit with how to operate Motor Oil though the main trigger there will be Sammy's defection.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 09:07

Raja Bose wrote:
apoorv wrote:Microsoft just took over Nokia's device and services wing!! RIP Nokia :(

I hope MS does now screw up things. They have a great opportunity to come up with awesome devices now.

http://press.nokia.com/2013/09/02/micro ... services/#


Hardly news....this was expected and as long as Mickey doesn't fumble the acquisition, its a real smart move....much smarter than Chacha going after Motor Oil. Next move in the game - appoint Elop as CEO of Mickey? :mrgreen:

And this will probably force Chacha's hand a bit with how to operate Motor Oil though the main trigger there will be Sammy's defection.


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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby archan » 03 Sep 2013 09:09

So will some peechaddis will now be Mickey's employees?

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Postby SaiK » 03 Sep 2013 09:17

real smart move to counter google/android device market.

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Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 09:21

What about sales network ? What will be reaction of loyal Nokia customers ? What about Surface brand ? How will this effect other partners (not HTC or Samsung) ?

For Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo this should cause more takleef (more than surface).

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby vina » 03 Sep 2013 09:23

Raja Bose wrote:Hardly news....this was expected and as long as Mickey doesn't fumble the acquisition, its a real smart move....much smarter than Chacha going after Motor Oil. Next move in the game - appoint Elop as CEO of Mickey? :mrgreen:

And this will probably force Chacha's hand a bit with how to operate Motor Oil though the main trigger there will be Sammy's defection.

Finally A SANE acquisition from Mickey, though expected. Yes Elop for CEO.

Sammy is long term a dead duck, consigned to commodity play. They are the Dell of the mid 90s to mid 2000s of the Android Ecosystem now. Long term, the industry model is easily visible. Three vertically integrated ecosystems, Fruit, Chacha and Mickey. The Sammys and others have to fund opensource /Firefox with HTML 5 kind of thing to remain competitive.

Yes. Anujanullah is right. The money for developers is not hawking "software" on the phones, but actually services and the app usually will be a giveaway to get the service revenue in.

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Postby SaiK » 03 Sep 2013 09:26

well.. google might take up sammy with them on a counter move? i would if i was sergey.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby Singha » 03 Sep 2013 09:53

hopefully the lumias will get even better.

MMX(22% share) has apparently sworn a oath to beat Sam(26% share) by diwali

Sam sells only the S3, N2 and S4 in the US due to 2 yr carrier plans hence people get the best meat for cheap.

but in other markets they have to compete in the unlocked space...and beyond 20k its a stretch to afford.

and their 10-20K offerings are pure horse manure. :lol: easily attacked and outspecced/outpriced by the panda phones.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 10:13

In a way Microsoft is paying what Google paid for Motorola considering it was giving Nokia $250 million as "platform support cost" every quarter.. they must have paid close to 3 Billion till now.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby rohitvats » 03 Sep 2013 10:23

Basically, this means that NOKIA ceases to be a mobile phone manufacturer? Will MS sell phones under it's brand name now and NOKIA is consigned to dustbin of history? Or, will MS retain NOKIA brand?

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby krishnan » 03 Sep 2013 10:35

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it would buy Nokia's <NOK1V.HE> mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros, and the Finnish firm said its CEO, Stephen Elop, would join Microsoft when the transaction closed.

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Postby apoorv » 03 Sep 2013 10:39

I believe MS will retain Nokia brand. Its a much bigger brand in mobile phone space.
I owned a Lumia 800. One problem other than lack of apps is that the UI becomes boring after a while. The black or white background simply became depressing after a few months. WP's next version should take some clues from Win 8 user interface.

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Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 10:42

rohitvats wrote:Basically, this means that NOKIA ceases to be a mobile phone manufacturer? Will MS sell phones under it's brand name now and NOKIA is consigned to dustbin of history? Or, will MS retain NOKIA brand?


It will license Nokia brand. (kind of like Google licensed Motorola brand)

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Postby Raja Bose » 03 Sep 2013 10:44

rohitvats wrote:Basically, this means that NOKIA ceases to be a mobile phone manufacturer? Will MS sell phones under it's brand name now and NOKIA is consigned to dustbin of history? Or, will MS retain NOKIA brand?


Mickey would be stupid to ditch Nokia brand given how much brand equity it has.

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What went under the radar is Mickey is also taking over the ASHA product line and all of GB's manufacturing facilities including the Chennai factory.

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby apoorv » 03 Sep 2013 10:50

I read somewhere that MS is more interested in Asha line than Lumia as it wants to graduate Asha owners to WP space. Lets see how it can be done.

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Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 10:56

apoorv wrote:I read somewhere that MS is more interested in Asha line than Lumia as it wants to graduate Asha owners to WP space. Lets see how it can be done.


By changing UX/UI of Asha phone's Smarterphone OS

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby apoorv » 03 Sep 2013 11:02

anmol wrote:By changing UX/UI of Asha phone's Smarterphone OS


They will also need to transfer Asha apps to WP marketplace. Best option will be to make WP capable of running on Asha hardware and send an onair update.

How many lower end phone users actually know the concept of software update? Also many may not like to graduate to a new UI.

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Postby Lilo » 03 Sep 2013 11:05

So the baap of OS & software lockdown and enforcing monopoly through this has got its paws on an iconic hardware brand eh ?

Aapil can now look forward to learning few tricks of the trade that it never knew existed.
Maybe I can now look forward to cartel pricing in phonwa space with these two in concert.
Bad day for consumers like moi. Asha became Nirasha onlee..

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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby hanumadu » 03 Sep 2013 11:06

Why not sell the devices related patents instead of licensing them to M$? When nokia is not going to make any more devices, what sense does it make to keep them? I guess all the patents will go to the advanced technologies division?

Again, why keep the mapping division? Its biggest customer is the devices and services group. So why not let it go along with the D&S group?

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Postby hanumadu » 03 Sep 2013 11:15

Asha is el cheapo hardware. M$ will probably shut it down.

+100 Lilo. Soon, one of my favorite brands will be no more. I guess under the agreement, Nokia can start making its own mobile devices after 30 months. But I doubt it will enter the space again. Or M$ will make a meal of it and sell it back to Nokia after a few years.

I can go back to hating M$ again. :mrgreen:
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Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 11:16

hanumadu wrote:Why not sell the devices related patents instead of licensing them to M$? When nokia is not going to make any more devices, what sense does it make to keep them? I guess all the patents will go to the advanced technologies division?

Again, why keep the mapping division? Its biggest customer is the devices and services group. So why not let it go along with the D&S group?


:rotfl: Because this way they will go after every company selling phones and not giving royalty to Nokia. Their patent portfolio should be stronger than ANY other company in the world.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay [...] EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia's patents [...]
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Postby hanumadu » 03 Sep 2013 11:25

^^I know, but why not take a lump-sum and get rid of it. At 600 million euros a year(I think) the patents earn, they should be worth around 8 billion dollars at least.

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Postby anmol » 03 Sep 2013 11:30

hanumadu wrote:^^I know, but why not take a lump-sum and get rid of it. At 600 million euros a year(I think) the patents earn, they should be worth around 8 billion dollars at least.


Guess it was cheaper for Microsoft. And Imagine how many more billions Nokia can get from other firms when Microsoft is paying EUR 1.65 billion.

See this: http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/09/165- ... nsing.html


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