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11-10-2011 05:36 PM
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  1. Big Supes's Avatar
    It probably has a lesser meaning in the US than it does here in the UK Big Supes.

    I was thinking exactly the same thing as you, if that's what you were thinking. :)

    If not, then i'll get my coat too. LOL
    Yep, bummed was exactly what I was thinking. :D I was relieved to discover that no one had been...

    To be honest, if I could wait I would. I think dual-core hasn't been fully realised, and if Apollo brings the latest ones we should be in for a treat.
    I think it's merely a case of hardware requirements. At this stage, dual-core is unnecessary, but Apollo will very likely change that.
    11-07-2011 04:15 AM
  2. ryude's Avatar
    Bummed = Disappointed, Depressed, etc.
    11-07-2011 04:20 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    That's fine then Big Supes, i'll put my coat away now phew!. ;)
    11-07-2011 04:21 AM
  4. Big Supes's Avatar
    Bummed = Disappointed, Depressed, etc.
    Thanks for clarify, ryude. :)

    That's fine then Big Supes, i'll put my coat away now phew!. ;)
    We're here to stay.. for the time being. :D
    11-07-2011 04:56 AM
  5. canesfan625's Avatar
    I so desperately want a Windows Phone, but I look around me and I see beastly hardware like the iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and then I look at WP7 hardware it makes it look inferior!
    That's because the OS doesn't need beastly hardware to run. Android uses interpreted Java not a compiled language so it's going to need a high power device.
    11-07-2011 06:02 AM
  6. Pronk's Avatar
    The only area that genuinely concerns me with WP7 phones being underpowered compared to the newest iPhone and Android handsets is gaming. It's an area where WP7 is already playing catchup, and though in everyday use the OS is slick enough that it makes no difference it's running on single core, slower than the competition processors, it's going to struggle when it comes to pushing lots of polygons and high-res textures around.

    I hope Apollo addresses that. But I also hope it doesn't mean there's going to be such a big step up that a lot of current kit is considered legacy and cut loose as happens with a lot of Android handsets.
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    11-07-2011 06:56 AM
  7. jalb's Avatar
    The new WP7 devices should be cheaper IMO. If you not using dual core processors, NFC, large storage, and higher RAM, I don't see how they sell at the same cost.
    I never thought of it that way, but that is a good point. And a little bit ominous for the future. We all know that WP super-phones will eventually come out, and at this rate, they will come out when their Android brethren have long since moved on to quad-core, 64 gig, etc. If this continues, we will still be paying premium prices for outdated specs. One almost has to wonder if that is a deliberate course of action.
    Last edited by jalb; 11-07-2011 at 08:03 AM.
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    11-07-2011 07:57 AM
  8. cckgz4's Avatar
    The Focus Flash is 50 and the Titan matches almost the same specs as the Sensation XL. There are single core android devices still selling for 150-199.
    11-07-2011 08:49 AM
  9. aubreyq's Avatar
    The title of this thread is really quite misleading.

    Okay, I'll get my coat. :D
    It probably has a lesser meaning in the US than it does here in the UK Big Supes.

    I was thinking exactly the same thing as you, if that's what you were thinking. :)

    If not, then i'll get my coat too. LOL
    Yep, bummed was exactly what I was thinking. :D I was relieved to discover that no one had been..
    So I looked up what "bummed" means in the UK (laughs) but I didn't quite get the "Ok, I'll get my coat" part. Does that mean, "I'll get my coat and head over there" or something?
    11-07-2011 09:38 AM
  10. theefman's Avatar
    So is it just the warm and fuzzy feeling from running the latest hardware people want or actual functionality that can only be provided by tri-cores and dylithium crystal power sources? Only seen one comment about achieving better gaming, everyone else just seems to want to keep up with the Jones's. With the OS so optimized for the hardware is anyone really feeling their device lacks performance with the current specs?
    11-07-2011 09:40 AM
  11. Big Supes's Avatar
    So I looked up what "bummed" means in the UK (laughs) but I didn't quite get the "Ok, I'll get my coat" part. Does that mean, "I'll get my coat and head over there" or something?
    Urban Dictionary: I'll get my coat
    :)


    IIRC, "I'll get my coat" original derives from chatting up a lucky lady. When you crash 'n burn with a bad opening line/joke, you immediately want to get out of the situation so you grab your coat and leave. :D
    11-07-2011 09:43 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    @ aubreyq

    It's a line used by someone to make a quick getaway from a stale and awkward moment caused by this particular person. It is a voluntary assertion, to express the person's desire to leave the current location in which they may have just touched on a derogatory subject and it hasn't gone down well.

    Basically if you make a full of yourself, you 'get your coat' and leave quickly. :)
    11-07-2011 09:46 AM
  13. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You beat me to it Big Supes. :)
    11-07-2011 09:48 AM
  14. Big Supes's Avatar
    Here's your coat....

    :D
    11-07-2011 09:49 AM
  15. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    :( ;) :)
    11-07-2011 09:51 AM
  16. aubreyq's Avatar
    Urban Dictionary: I'll get my coat
    :)


    IIRC, "I'll get my coat" original derives from chatting up a lucky lady. When you crash 'n burn with a bad opening line/joke, you immediately want to get out of the situation so you grab your coat and leave. :D
    @ aubreyq

    It's a line used by someone to make a quick getaway from a stale and awkward moment caused by this particular person. It is a voluntary assertion, to express the person's desire to leave the current location in which they may have just touched on a derogatory subject and it hasn't gone down well.

    Basically if you make a full of yourself, you 'get your coat' and leave quickly. :)
    I supposed I could have looked up "I'll get my coat" as well, hahaha. Thanks, guys. In the USA, we'd probably say "Well, I'm outta here!"
    11-07-2011 09:52 AM
  17. wolf1891's Avatar
    @ aubreyq

    It's a line used by someone to make a quick getaway from a stale and awkward moment caused by this particular person. It is a voluntary assertion, to express the person's desire to leave the current location in which they may have just touched on a derogatory subject and it hasn't gone down well.

    Basically if you make a full of yourself, you 'get your coat' and leave quickly. :)

    ahhh.... so, basically the scenario I was potentially looking at while out on a first date last night... (making a fool out of myself in front of an attractive member of the opposite sex being one of my top skills apparently). :P
    11-07-2011 09:54 AM
  18. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    It's amazing the 'Extra's' you learn in here above WP aubreyq. LOL
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    11-07-2011 09:55 AM
  19. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    ahhh.... so, basically the scenario I was potentially looking at while out on a first date last night... (making a fool out of myself in front of an attractive member of the opposite sex being one of my top skills apparently). :P
    Ah but i bet you didn't get your coat and leave did you ?

    Not quite embarrasing enough situation I don't think wolf1891. (I Hope) ;)
    11-07-2011 09:58 AM
  20. aubreyq's Avatar
    So is it just the warm and fuzzy feeling from running the latest hardware people want or actual functionality that can only be provided by tri-cores and dylithium crystal power sources? Only seen one comment about achieving better gaming, everyone else just seems to want to keep up with the Jones's. With the OS so optimized for the hardware is anyone really feeling their device lacks performance with the current specs?
    I stopped caring about specs a long time ago, when I could no longer tell the difference of a faster CPU on my PC ;-)

    Same thing with phones. Dual-core means nothing to me in a Windows Phone if I can't tell the difference in responsiveness.
    11-07-2011 10:01 AM
  21. aubreyq's Avatar
    It's amazing the 'Extra's' you learn in here above WP aubreyq. LOL
    WPCentral: Learn all about Windows Phones, and MORE!

    BTW, how can I get smileys inside my post?
    11-07-2011 10:03 AM
  22. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just pop in the codes aubreyq..

    : )


    : (


    : P

    There's a happy sad and stick toungue out.

    (Remove spaces between the characters)
    11-07-2011 10:11 AM
  23. aubreyq's Avatar
    Just pop in the codes aubreyq..

    .:). .:(. .:P.

    There's a happy sad and stick toungue out.

    (Remove first and last dots)
    Hmmm, I thought I was doing that :(

    EDIT: Hey it worked! LOL!
    11-07-2011 10:13 AM
  24. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You just did LOL
    11-07-2011 10:14 AM
  25. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    You must not do much on your computer if you can't tell the difference between a computer with a single core 1Ghz and one with two 2.5Ghz dual cores. Emailing grandma, it doesn't really matter much.
    I stopped caring about specs a long time ago, when I could no longer tell the difference of a faster CPU on my PC ;-)

    Same thing with phones. Dual-core means nothing to me in a Windows Phone if I can't tell the difference in responsiveness.
    And you're missing the OP's point, whether dual core...is needed or not for WP7.
    11-07-2011 10:18 AM
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