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Oh... after all the talk about Scotty, just had to post the full scene from the movie.

 

post #42 of 55

Oh man I hope that this iWatch business is just a joke that Apple has let loose into the world so that everyone would come up with a "revolutionary watch" before Apple.

I would laugh pretty hard if that were the case.

 

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I wonder if Scotty gave that to them...

Maybe Microsoft is planning to save two humpback whales.

Ballmer and who else?
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Ballmer's excited because it will run the full version of office. A true enterprise watch instead of just a consumption watch¡


And the ads will have that oh-so satisfying click when you attach the full-size keyboard to your watch.

post #45 of 55
This article is missing a screenshot from Star Trek IV.
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post #46 of 55
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Dueling? I'm addending. And all I have is this...

Now that's quick.
post #47 of 55
Translucent aluminum? Did Scotty give Microsoft the formula for transparent aluminum? I thought Scotty used a Mac do run the formulas, I don't think he'd just give to Microsoft. Unless Microsoft helped Kirk & Co. help transport whales into the future. If Microsoft helped them transport Whales into the future, they'd end up getting viruses in the process.
post #48 of 55
Translucent aluminum, all the softness and scratchability of the metal with the breakability
of glass. Sounds like a winning combination. [good natured teasing, not a hater]
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post #49 of 55

a) make a music player that nobody cares for (Zune)

 

b) make an OS that nobody cares for (Windows 8)

 

c) make a tablet that nobody cares for (Surface)

 

d) make software that nobody cares for (Office 365)

 

e) make a watch that nobody cares for

 

 

Who am I to argue the beauty and the logic behind sweaty monkey boy's plans...

post #50 of 55
Ahh, you all laugh and mock, but Apple is late to the smartwatch game, and isn't really innovating at all (kinda like the iPad mini... and the iPad 4... I mean, iPad with retina display, or is it the new iPad? or the iPad fourth generation?)... oh, and you mock that it will feature a Windows 8-like interface? Don't even get me started on iOS 7. 1oyvey.gif
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Ahh, you all laugh and mock, but Apple is late to the smartwatch game, and isn't really innovating at all (kinda like the iPad mini... and the iPad 4... I mean, iPad with retina display, or is it the new iPad? or the iPad fourth generation?)... oh, and you mock that it will feature a Windows 8-like interface? Don't even get me started on iOS 7. 1oyvey.gif

Drive by trolling.
post #52 of 55
HAHA, and before anyone says something, yes, I've used just about every Apple device out there: every generation iPad (members of my family have owned 1st, 2nd and 4th gen), iPad mini, Apple TV, MacBook Pro (owned by a family member), Air, Mac, iPod touch, iPhone (every generation, and the most recent 4 were owned by members of my family), and I've done tech work on quite a few of these, and haven a couple given to me... still prefer my Surface, Windows computers, and three-year-old Windows Phone (I have Sprint). 1eek.gif
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Oh man I hope that this iWatch business is just a joke that Apple has let loose into the world so that everyone would come up with a "revolutionary watch" before Apple.

 

 

Or maybe these other companies are rushing to get theirs out before Apple only for Apple to never release such an unnecessary device and then they can watch others pour money into design, developing, producing and distributing something that nobody really wants ... once the first day's novelty has worn off.

post #54 of 55
Canalys released a report yesterday in which they predict around 5M "smartwatch" sales in 2014.
http://www.zdnet.com/canalys-more-than-five-million-smart-watches-will-ship-in-2014-7000018142/
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A key component of Microsoft's alleged smart watch is said to be the concept of removable bands in a variety of colors. Early test hardware reportedly includes bands in blue, yellow, black, white and grey.

 

As others have pointed out, that doesn't seem very key at all.

 

All they need to do, is make sure that we can buy and use bands from anywhere.

 

(For example, I had an Android based smartwatch, and it used standard 20mm bands, so I was able to get a nice leather one to replace the rubberish one that it came with.)

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