First Ring Daily 900: Duos

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On this episode of First Ring Daily, Taco Bell is back, the Duo is here, and the outro is bad.

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  • hellcatm

    10 September, 2020 - 12:09 pm

    <p>Brad so in other words Microsoft should have either made something like the LG V60 or at least the size of the V60?;t=31s I'm not saying make a phone with a dual screen case, making it the size of the device with the dual screen case.</p>

  • UK User

    Premium Member
    10 September, 2020 - 12:30 pm

    <p>I'm afraid that you guys are struggling to justify this device in any shape or form, $1,400 and it looks like it is another prototype product from Microsoft. What happens if sales figures only reach the the level of the Windows Phone dump it in the same bin as the Lumia?</p>

  • mmcpher

    Premium Member
    10 September, 2020 - 1:23 pm

    <p>"Continue on PC" when I need it, works fine. I have performance concerns, and storage concerns. Dual monitors in miniature? The width is good thing. If you are going to use a pen with the Duo, you need the width to get good use of the stylus/pen. My Notes have always been too narrow to use the otherwise excellent s-pen well. Do we compare our dual-monitor setups to an optimized single monitor? Or does its utility predominate, such that we don't mind the less-than-optimal graphical aspects? </p>

  • djncanada

    Premium Member
    10 September, 2020 - 1:54 pm

    <p>Would Microsoft build this device for work/enterprise customers?</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    10 September, 2020 - 2:37 pm

    <p>"just not polished from a UI experience" </p><p><br></p><p>There are several examples of Microsoft software that fall into this boat :(</p>

  • nbplopes

    11 September, 2020 - 7:39 am

    <p>I think is for people who want the best Office experience in the pocket. Eschewing the concept of productivity down to a product is IMHO the wrong message. You don’t do more with this compared with smartphones, you do more Office with this, but less overall.</p><p><br></p><p>Now not all is bad in my opinion … if you see it as a Surface Mini. Which in that case I think the choice for Android is not a good one … they should instead put Windows on ARM. It would make more sense to me that way … if I was a Windows Guy :)</p><p><br></p><p>The question is than, who needs a Surface Mini at 1400 even if it was running Windows on ARM much less Android?</p><p><br></p><p>This kind of none sense is why I stopped following and using MS WIndows and related devices unless I really have to. … not to mention is kind of buggy.</p><p><br></p><p>This is gonna flop. It’s a mass produced prototype</p>

    • SvenJ

      Premium Member
      11 September, 2020 - 7:06 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#572873"><em>In reply to nbplopes:</em></a><em> "</em>This kind of none sense (sic) is why I stopped following and using MS WIndows and related devices". Yet here you are making pronouncements about a device you neither want, or have used.</blockquote><p><br></p>

      • nbplopes

        13 September, 2020 - 6:30 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#573474">In reply to SvenJ:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>MS put out a product for people to buy, including me.</p><p><br></p><p>Just gave my opinion.</p><p><br></p><p>What is yours apart from having an opinion over others opinions?</p>

  • anthonye1778

    Premium Member
    11 September, 2020 - 11:15 am

    <p>Yeah, lots of little issues and bugs software-wise that I hope will be corrected with the upgrade to Android 11. However it is a lot of fun so far, and I can definitely see how this is a showcase for mobile 365, as those apps are spectacular on this thing. </p>

  • david.thunderbird

    11 September, 2020 - 12:49 pm

    <p>10 years ago it would have fair market but now it is under powered, late again microsoft.</p><p><br></p>

    • SvenJ

      Premium Member
      11 September, 2020 - 7:09 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#572970"><em>In reply to david.thunderbird:</em></a><em> </em>10 years ago it would have blown everything out of the water because the tech to create it didn't exist at the time. </blockquote><p><br></p>

  • md.marks

    11 September, 2020 - 5:53 pm

    <p><span style="background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); color: rgb(3, 3, 3);">The second generation of this device should be called the Surface Du-Over.</span></p>

    • SvenJ

      Premium Member
      11 September, 2020 - 7:07 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#573460"><em>In reply to md.marks:</em></a><em> </em>Now that's funny, right there.</blockquote><p><br></p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2020 - 11:41 am

      If they actually make a 2nd gen, it should be called Surface Duh.

  • tralfaz

    12 September, 2020 - 10:01 pm

    <p>Good god guys! Paul needs a sharper webcam! Brad, please send Paul whatever you are using. I'm begging here.</p>


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