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Steve Ballmer's CES 2010 Keynote

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Jamie 8th January 2010, 10:59 Quote
Slate is a terrible name.
vadim 8th January 2010, 11:12 Quote
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I still blame Windows Mobile for my inherent fear of smartphones, even if I was using an old version. Let us know your thoughts on Windows Mobile in the comments

The Windows 6.5.3 (Build 28014) with the new HTC Sense is pretty good Clive. Can be used without a stylus for most needs and is solid enough even though its in beta. Looking forward to the final stable release which some say will be happening over the next few months as Windows Mobile 7
yakyb 8th January 2010, 11:18 Quote
i still think the funniest thing in tech ever was when he had to swim the lake
as you rightly pointed out nothing new here
CardJoe 8th January 2010, 11:47 Quote
I hate this frontpage image. Wherever I go, his eyes seem to follow me.
smc8788 8th January 2010, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
I hate this frontpage image. Wherever I go, his eyes seem to follow me.
bob 8th January 2010, 14:02 Quote
love the first page photo comparison!
Er-El 8th January 2010, 15:04 Quote
Microsoft aren't really one of those companies that excite me anymore, except for Windows 7 which I was looking forward to and future games that make use of their DirectX. Intel has taken that spot now with stuff like USB 3.0, WiMax, Lightpeak, WiDi.
Skiddywinks 8th January 2010, 15:16 Quote
I always pronounced it as "Nay-tal" as well. Damn Yanks.
Nexxo 8th January 2010, 15:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
Slate is a terrible name.

Are you slating their choice of name? :p

Apple's as-yet unseen vapourware tablet must have competitors quaking in their boots if they feel the sudden need to pull their own Tablet out of their sleeve... Just goes to show the reputation Apple is getting for slick hardware.
serial_ 8th January 2010, 15:40 Quote
It's pretty sad when I've got to go watch Green Street Hooligans before I can understand the entirety of your article. I don't usually criticize the work here on bit-tech, but as a yank, I find your britslang to be really distracting from the article. I spent 2-3 minutes just trying to figure out if you meant to say he was dodgy or dog-like (doggedly).

Just remember, whenever britslang confuses a yank God RROD's an xbox. Please... think of the xboxs.
Bauul 8th January 2010, 15:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by serial_
It's pretty sad when I've got to go watch Green Street Hooligans before I can understand the entirety of your article. I don't usually criticize the work here on bit-tech, but as a yank, I find your britslang to be really distracting from the article. I spent 2-3 minutes just trying to figure out if you meant to say he was dodgy or dog-like (doggedly).

Just remember, whenever britslang confuses a yank God RROD's an xbox. Please... think of the xboxs.

Wait, doggedly is a britslang? I just thought it was a normal word. Personally I didn't detect any British bias: it could be that most of what you call britslang we just call normal words. Without talking to an American all the time, we have no way of knowing what is britslang and what's international.
whiskers 8th January 2010, 16:13 Quote
Thanks for this article. Finally, a good journalistic recap of MS's appearance at CES, as opposed to just a bunch of "OMG BALLMER" with semi-amusing attempts at funny images, as per other blogs (I'm cringing at you, Gizmodo).
Silver51 8th January 2010, 16:16 Quote
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... I spent 2-3 minutes just trying to figure out if you meant to say he was dodgy or dog-like (doggedly)...

Doggedly is a universal English word, listed in the Merriam Webster dictionary:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doggedly

British-English words in the MW dictionary are listed as chiefly British with a link to the American spelling. For example, aluminium.
Claave 8th January 2010, 16:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by vadim
The Windows 6.5.3 (Build 28014) with the new HTC Sense is pretty good Clive. Can be used without a stylus for most needs and is solid enough even though its in beta. Looking forward to the final stable release which some say will be happening over the next few months as Windows Mobile 7

Oh noes, does that mean I'll have to play with Windows Mobile again to update my opinion? :( thanks for the info though - anyone else got good or bad things to say about WinMob?
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I hate this frontpage image. Wherever I go, his eyes seem to follow me.

You didn't have to edit it - it was like he was staring into my soul as I cropped and re-sized... :)
kenco_uk 8th January 2010, 16:56 Quote
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Thing is, since Ballmer took over control of Microsoft in 2000, there have been a few too many tough times – so much so that somme are predicting that this year might be Ballmer’s last at Microsoft after joining the company in 1980.

It's down to a battle, then? :)
bogie170 8th January 2010, 17:37 Quote
Anyone watched the youtube video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc

Heres another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8M6S8EKbnU&NR=1

What a dick!!!
okenobi 8th January 2010, 18:57 Quote
I think Ballmer's a legend. Anyone with the balls to be that crazy in front of journos gets my vote!

However, the keynote seems irrelevant. I did quite like Seth Meyers though. And guys, he's not just "in" SNL, he's the head writer and a very funny guy.
Mr_Armageddon 8th January 2010, 19:25 Quote
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Oh noes, does that mean I'll have to play with Windows Mobile again to update my opinion? :( thanks for the info though - anyone else got good or bad things to say about WinMob?

I agree with vadim. Windows Phone 6.5.3 build 28014 is pretty slick. I am running it via EnergyROM and have been impressed with the functionality of the OS, and how "finger friendly" it now is. In conjunction with the newest version of Sense UI v2.5.1922, I am very happy with my HTC Touch Pro II.

Here is a link to the ROM I use if you ever want to check it out. This particular "Cook" builds ROMs for many different Windows Mobile Devices.
EnergyROM "Leo" 28014/21885 ★ Sense 2.5
bigkingfun 8th January 2010, 20:55 Quote
Why the low res pictures?
perplekks45 8th January 2010, 21:18 Quote
Best Ballmer video ever:

Windows 1.0 advert:

tGvHNNOLnCk
<A88> 8th January 2010, 21:37 Quote
I'll be interested to see how the HP slate turns out- if they add a stylus to it then it might be the ideal replacement for my HP tx1000 if I go back to uni. If it's a load of junk then I'll be praying for the Courier to come to fruition.
dryrice 8th January 2010, 21:47 Quote
Steve Ballmer sure isn't making an effort losing weight even with all that money he's got. Still though that HP slate did raise an eyebrow for me.
Er-El 8th January 2010, 22:09 Quote
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Steve Ballmer sure isn't making an effort losing weight even with all that money he's got. Still though that HP slate did raise an eyebrow for me.
Yeah a lot of people are quick to knock that Slate thing, but I'm still on the fence about it.
Darkedge 9th January 2010, 01:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
Slate is a terrible name.
Apple's as-yet unseen vapourware tablet must have competitors quaking in their boots if they feel the sudden need to pull their own Tablet out of their sleeve... Just goes to show the reputation Apple is getting for slick hardware.

Lots of companies have been working on slate like products for years, like tablet PCs, ebook readers etc. Apple if anything are playing catchup here their reputation for 'slick' hardware notwithstanding. Especially as their supposed slick hardware is generally gimped like iphone 1s lack of 3G, the terrible camera, lack of multitasking etc. Not to mention the excessive premium you pay for their stuff.

Additionally I have a HTC Touch HD2 with 6.5 sense UI phone and it is bar none the best device I have ever used, it makes the iphone look messy, slow and uninspired, it beats Android hands down and for the features and price it's excellent. I'd advise taking a look.
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