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http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0525/790867-microsoft-job-cuts/

That's a lot of money written off.

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I'm sorry to hear that more employees will lose their jobs. Other than that I don't even have a smart phone.  As far as write offs go, a write off only gets you pennies on a dollar.  Most people don't understand that.
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Ouch. 

I have to admit, I had the windows phone platform for a couple of years (three I think?), and I never found it especially engaging or useful.  Mostly I found that it didn't have the same kinds of average every-day-lifestyle apps that I might want to use.  (Weight watchers comes to mind.)  they just didn't have the same developer base as the others. 
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Anne, that's definitely the case.  I do love my 950XL and I've never seen such good photos and movies from a phone, but it's irritating that I can't use common smartphone tools like a Square.  I guess I'll have to become a Galaxy geek.

I'll hold off on telling Brandi this, though... she just lost her iPhone 5s in a house fire, so she's using one of my old 1020s for the moment.  Astoundingly, you can put Windows 10 on it and it doesn't run badly.

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Well, as Mark knows, I've had a Windows phone for years.   For me it does what I need to do and my wife who has an iPhone, a Droid and even a Black Berry from work, sees that there are some things on the Windows phone that work and her phone don't do it.

Never the less, the other phones are the "Fendi Bag" of the industry and why should Microsoft continue with it's less than 1 percent of the market.   Given that Apple can not really go much farther in innovation with the present form factor, I believe MSFT is looking ahead to the next hardware revolution.

I will still use my Windows 10 phone for a while.    Ignoring how this form factor in "mobile" computing is a quick way to unemployment.  

IOT integration will grow and things like office groups and Fields service will be a big part of mobile devices.

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Well, I'll be surprised if the Hololens isn't a success.  Can't wait!
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I'm seriously considering the switch over to android after using Windows phone since the model with the pull out keyboard.  After all these years, the issue is apps.  For example, we are looking at a new home security system that allows one to control so many things from a smartphone - but the app is written for android or IOS. 

While I don't know if a competing android phone will ever take the pictures my trusty Lumia 1520 can, after all these years of giving MS my money and time, I'm may have to move on.  Plus, don't forget, I can develop android apps from Visual Studio now and all my MS apps (Office, Onedrive) work on Android.  So am I really giving anything up?

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...Plus, don't forget, I can develop android apps from Visual Studio now and all my MS apps (Office, Onedrive) work on Android.  So am I really giving anything up?

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James, you OK?
Did you go out for a ride on your diesel powered trike and forget your hat and sunscreen?

The new Hewaweii or however it's pronounced is supposed to have an amazing camera.
Seeing as they reverse engineer Cisco, Samsung. HPE, the phone is probable half Sony, half Nexus and half Canon

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James, you OK? Did you go out for a ride on your diesel powered trike and forget your hat and sunscreen? The new Hewaweii or however it's pronounced is supposed to have an amazing camera. Seeing as they reverse engineer Cisco, Samsung. HPE, the phone is probable half Sony, half Nexus and half Canon



I expired my contract yesterday(2 Months only left) and renew it again so i can get a mobile phone since my windows mobile 930 is almost dead. With the renew i got the huawei P10. Well i havent tested it yet we will see how the camera goes. Doing a comparison though from youtubers it seems the pictures it takes are sharp.Will see

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