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  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Well ... er ... cough ... I did kind of dismiss those comments because I really didn't completely understand them, but it still sounded like a correction at first glance. To be fair I was speaking generically not supporting any one poster.

    However, I still find it hard to believe without real numbers (so far just anecdotal responses, I don't recall the specifics of your link, I'll have to recheck), that most developers in an Android, Linux, iOS world develop for Windows Phone, given WP is what 5% of the smartphone market.

    I understand the comment that of the 400K apps for the iOS only 100K or less are unique(?), doesn't that seem just a little bit of a stretch to you???

    However, given the comments so far it DOES sound like most developers, are trained/equipped to develop in a Windows world. That does make sense but is fundamentally a different reality than "developing for" a particular OS.

    OK, and based on the above the question could be asked: why do i care? Again, because SA as a "read, decide, invest" site should provide and have users participate in the dissemination of accurate information, albeit, any reader should exercise their own due diligence. But the implication at first sounded to me as if AAPL could be viewed as a lousy investment going forward because developers are moving from the iOS platform, when in fact developers are making a boatload of cash from iOS.

    Out the other side of my mouth, given a successful launch of WP8 and this thread, as a NOK investor, I'm very happy to hear that we have a full quiver of developers interested in the platform on SA, which may indeed parallel the real world.

    Disclosure: I'm anticipating a dip after the next NOK announcement as profit-taking commmences and may add to my position started at $2.12
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    O-K, but I sure hope you understand that at the end of the day, there's a whole lot of folks who use these toys - smartphones - regardless of OS for useful work?! There's a whole lot of productivity software on smartphones that can edit and save in MS formats.
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Looks To Become Profitable In 2013 [View article]
    Yes but for the tech package which includes the 17" control center add $3K, not a bad upgrade, but the cool tech stuff and glass roof are serious upgrades, as in any car.

    I think of Musk as a serious innovator without the secrecy of a Steve Jobs.
    Sep 3, 2012. 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Like outsider said re read the comments I think you'll see a lot of correcting Inaccuraccy. This is an investor site, new investors would be horribly led astray if their decisions to buy NOK or AAPL were based on some of the posts on this thread.

    And keep in mind, I for one am an investor who is long both AAPL and NOK. MS? Nope I'm not convinced.
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Valuation On An Ex-Cash Basis Is A Bit Misleading For Potential Investors [View article]
    Borrow for what reason? They already generate enough cash to pay operating expenses including a few billion for R&D!?
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding Apple As An Investment [View article]
    I'm a daily user of dropbox, personally and for business, the free dropbox what 2G limit, iCloud gives me 5G for free, but dropbox is easy for the non-Apple user to join.

    But keep in mind dropbox hogs resources on whatever machine you are using, that is you can only have one account on your laptop, of course, there's workarounds but they involve quitting/relaunching, I just don't have time for that.
    Sep 2, 2012. 07:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    but as some pointed out, you mean useful w/r to business and educational applications, whihc is certainly an important part of the software world, but now that we are firmly out of Web 2.0 and into the Mobile age of computing MS software may rule 9 to 5, but water is still under the bridge w/r to social/public spaces, eh?!
    Sep 2, 2012. 07:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Ah, I see where you're coming from MC, but like the_tourist said, water's under the bridge on the "turning point", but I will certainly give to you that the infusion of cash and especially software development laid the second foundation to Apple's turnaround. I think the first foundation was laid with the UNIX kernel ported(sp) from NeXT, which Apple bought from Jobs, eh?
    Sep 2, 2012. 07:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    @gdd, it depends how you define ecosystem. for me i define ecosystem as software that allows a seamless integration of and syncing of data across all of my devices.

    that is without any effort other than initial setup cal, contacts, emails, text, photos, and some productivity documents are syned across devices; all devices, tablet (iPad), phone, laptop (MBP), and whatever else I'm missing.

    Neither Nokia, MS, or Android OEMs can provide such an ecosystem for Apple devices, but Apple has been providing such syn services since Mobile.Me, predecessor to the iCloud.
    Sep 2, 2012. 07:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Ha, that is kinda funny, ... to be fair, I think Bilton was trying to demonstrate the difference between a programmer and a "developer".

    I was questioning the veracity of the latter being on the windows platform? I'm not totally convinced. But I have no argument to add to the conversation :)))
    Sep 2, 2012. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    thanks for the links techy!
    Sep 1, 2012. 11:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Yep, I thought it was a good thing continuity, but several were posting like it's a new design, and for sure I think the design is really cool ... Hey I can be a Apple fanboy and still appreciate good design, eh? Ha
    Sep 1, 2012. 11:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    arghhh, a little reductionistic don't you think! MS paid Apple as a result of a settlement which included software support/development, Office as I recall.
    Sep 1, 2012. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    But if it's it's true it should be easy to substantiate?
    Sep 1, 2012. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    The Ativ looks like the alleged/rumored iPhone 5, basic design, but WP. Are you thinking Samsung for price?
    Aug 31, 2012. 11:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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