Phones With Below Average Intelligence

I don’t quite understand smart phones. Are they phones you can use as a PC or PCs you can use as a phone? And what’s with M$? Now they have made a “partnership” with RIM to put Bing on RIM’s devices. If that’s just about search, why to they have to integrate stuff down to the OS level? How does RIM feel about M$ and Nokia? Aren’t they competitors?

Sigh. Life is so much simpler with Android/Linux. Everyone gets to use if freely and they add whatever they want to carve out a brand and gain share. No one is really competing because they are all taking share from Apple…

Are all the losers in smart phones really getting into the same leaky boat? I thought it was about Phoney 7. Now it’s Bing, which is losing money for M$ faster than ever (see Note 16).

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Phones With Below Average Intelligence

  1. or “Smart phones” is an appellation for a phone with so much computing power that limiting them to making phone calls is obviously silly. We’ve had VOIP for quite a while now. This is just VOIP with smaller, cheaper computers and computers can be programmed to do much more.

  2. saulgoode says:

    “Smart phones” are an Apple-ation which has permitted, over the last few years, Steve Jobs and his sycophants to pretend that holding 60% of 4% of the market is “dominating”.

  3. Ray says:

    It’s actually quite simple. They’re worried that Android is going to take their market share, so they’re going to band together against it.

  4. Al Coholic says:

    “Life is so much simpler with Android/Linux.”

    Sure, if you consider more bugs, more compromised phones, more bricked phones, more hacked apps (assuming you want to make money, oh wait, you’re a FOSStard so you’re not into money), ….

    Yep. Sounds much simpler.

    Perhaps you should try and use one before making comments … or, well, it’s your reputation. We love laughing at you at LH so carry on old chap.

  5. Bender says:

    If you can’t compete on merit, use cash, apparently it works everywhere, your product doesn’t have to be great!!

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