Just when many (including us) were writing off Windows Phone 7 and waiting for their more-anticipated next generation of phones and software, Microsoft leaked plans to bring 3 or more LTE Windows Phone 7 devices “within the next half year”, all on AT&T. This information refers to US markets only. As VentureBeat put it, the… Continue reading Windows Phone 7 will see 3 LTE releases within 6 months
There is little doubt that technology has changed things completely for western society in the last two decades. Computers are smaller and much faster. Games are graphically enhanced to resemble reality. Just about anything we would want to know that used to require a trip to the library can be found on Google or Wikipedia.… Continue reading The smartphone effect: 1991 vs 2011
Yes, Microsoft is making great strides with Windows 8. Yes, Microsoft is making a document reader. Yes, it is a document reader… but there is a reason why this is noteworthy. Why? It’s called AppX. This Windows 8 document reader is the first known application for Windows 8 that will utilize AppX technology. AppX is… Continue reading Microsoft’s Window 8 AppX technology outed
Microsoft and Nokia have one thing in common: they like to do things extraordinarily slow. It appears that their newfound relationship which makes Nokia the future hope for Windows Phone 7 is also going to take it slow. Any hope for a WP7-powered Nokia device this year is fading fast. The managing director at Nokia… Continue reading Nokia and Windows Phone 7 To Miss 2011
Let the money exchange flow both ways. That’s what is starting to transpire in the Nokia/Microsoft deal and there are a lot of zeros involved in the transactions. Microsoft is set to pay Nokia Oyj over $1 billion for the development and promotion of Windows-based phones. In exchange, Nokia pays Microsoft for each copy of… Continue reading One Billion Reasons Nokia Likes the Microsoft Deal
While Microsoft was preoccupied with its conquest for desktop supremacy, something crazy happened. They called it the mobile revolution. This was when the notion that an iPod was only a music player and a computer was only only something used at a desk quickly faded away. It was a time when devices were getting smaller,… Continue reading Microsoft’s Oh My F****** God Moment
If you’re not an iPhone-toting Macolyte, you may be following the adventures of Windows Phone 7, the little operating system that could – and in particular, Nokia’s recent decision to ditch Symbian (the little operating system that couldn’t) to the curb in favour of it. Most tech heads, shocked at the partnership, cried foul, decrying… Continue reading WP7 – Not Dead Yet!
The past year in technology was among the more surprising ones we’ve had. Even the most astute, insightful tech observers would have had trouble predicting some of the things that happened this year. The iPad and Kinect have become the fastest selling electronic devices in history. Android exploded at a rate few could have seen… Continue reading 11 Bold Tech Predictions for 2011
Microsoft was satisfied enough to announce that they had sold 1.5 million units of their Windows Phone 7 platform for the past six weeks it has been available. Not too amazing, sure, but it is a start. However, we were just thrown a curve ball when it was revealed that these numbers are not the… Continue reading Windows Phone 7 Sales: Who Said Numbers Never Lie?
As much of an advocate I am for competition, I can’t help but laugh on the inside when I see yet another favorable impression of Windows Phone 7. I want to say great things about it. No, I really do! But I can’t! It’s because I know that this is a failure from the start.… Continue reading Microsoft’s Last Hope Is Too Little, Too Late For Consumers and Developers