Monthly Archives: April 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 will top out at 100,000 apps

Two phone ecosystems, two very different phone experiences.  That’s what the current Smartphone market really looks like.  Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android (fragmented as it is).  Apple ships out updates to its iPhone user base at regular intervals and has, … Continue reading

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Will existing phones be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8?

I’m not going to make some great revelation, as if I know the answer to this question.  I have not asked my sources, and if anyone with irrefutable knowledge of the answer told me then I wouldn’t pass it on.  … Continue reading

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Fewer Windows 8 Editions, thankfully

Well, one of the shoes I mentioned has dropped and I pretty much got this prediction right.  We are down to the logical number of editions for Windows.  The “new” one for ARM-based systems, mainstream Windows, Pro, and Enterprise.  The one … Continue reading

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Third party mobile phone pricing

A post about the price of the HTC Titan II price being dropped drove me to this little piece.  The price has NOT been dropped, Wal-Mart is simply offering the Titan II for $50 less than the official AT&T pricing.  So … Continue reading

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More on Apps for Windows Phone

My post last Friday elicited some comments that I wanted to address, and I felt that a new post was more appropriate than just replying to the comments.  Some found it amusing that I picked Starbucks and United as examples … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft courting the wrong developers for Windows Phone?

The Wall Street Journal has yet another article on Microsoft’s efforts to woo developers to the Windows Phone platform.  The example they use to show how difficult this has been for Microsoft is Fooducate.  Fooducate?  While getting the long tail of … Continue reading

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The Corruption of “Release Candidate”

With various news reports that a “Release Candidate” or RC of Windows 8 is due in May or June it is useful to reflect on how that term has been corrupted over the years, particularly by Microsoft’s Windows team. Once … Continue reading

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