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batye
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batye,
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11/4/2015 | 3:56:25 PM
Re: Good decision.
@SaneIT, Microsoft is very strange this days, the way they do things... 
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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11/4/2015 | 8:16:50 AM
Re: Good decision.
I don't know that Microsoft could have done much different up to this point but killing off the Surface RT tablets was a good start and Continuum is another step in the right direction.  They seem to get it but are also stuck in the rut of just getting something shipped to keep some market share. 
batye
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batye,
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11/3/2015 | 10:52:51 PM
Re: Good decision.
@SaneIT I would say we are at the same boat with Windows Phones :(... sad reality
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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11/3/2015 | 8:07:50 AM
Re: Good decision.
I've done a test drive with a Windows phone and that lasted about three weeks, the apps weren't there and what was there would not be suitable replacements.  What I'm looking for though is the full Windows experience on a phone sized device.  They can scale down the UI when it's in phone mode but I want the same apps that I run on the desktop running everywhere.  Microsoft is on the right path with universal apps but I'm not seeing a lot of those going mainstream just yet either. 
batye
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batye,
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11/2/2015 | 8:09:23 PM
Re: Good decision.
@SaneIT, I would not recommend Windows phone... after using it for 3 months Windows 7 phone - I just give up.... as I could not cope with it... battery life... and everything slooooooow.....
batye
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batye,
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11/2/2015 | 8:07:09 PM
Re: Good decision.
@SaneIT, I could not agree more... as Nokia did have a lot of potential... I still use my old Nokia phone from 2000, just few days ago I upgraded and got Nokia C3.... love the brand and long lasting battery...
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SaneIT,
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11/2/2015 | 8:39:49 AM
Re: Good decision.
Nokia could still build the hardware and from what I understand a large part of buying Nokia was to have the patents that everyone in the industry fight over and slowly bleed each other over.  I think back to the Asus Transformer which was ahead of the curve in my opinion.  If I could get a full desktop OS when I dock my phone with various sized displays and I can run the same desktop software, I'd be thrilled.  A Surface phone that snaps into a 10" or 12" tablet/ultrabook that is little more than a display and extra battery and can dock the same way that my current Surface docks that would be perfect.   I might even drop the tablet format because I would tend to dock the phone sized device with displays when possible.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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10/30/2015 | 11:16:45 PM
Re: Good decision.
"I keep hearing whispers of a Surface phone from industry insiders and Microsoft employees. Hopefully there's some substance to those claims."

@SaneIT: It'd be really intersting if they do come up with something like that. It'd mean that the entire purchase of Nokia was a huge mistake. Having said that, I do believe apps is a major issue in Windows. There are, however, rumors that Windows 10 will have a much better approach to handling coss-platform apps and that the number of apps will increase greatly.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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10/30/2015 | 8:27:41 AM
Re: Good decision.
My problem with Windows 10 Phone is just that, it's a phone OS and the apps are still lagging far behind iOS and Android.  There has been so much talk about Windows working across all platforms but the phone just isn't there yet.  When it is though I'll be in line to get one and I do expect them to get there.  I keep hearing whispers of a Surface phone from industry insiders and Microsoft employees. Hopefully there's some substance to those claims.
AdamChew1
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AdamChew1,
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10/30/2015 | 2:42:33 AM
The Surface is a PC
The Surface is a PC disguised as an overpriced tablet.

As to whether it is enterprise friendly, well, time will tell.
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