Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lumia 1520 is a Phablet, not a Phone

Repeat after me, “the Lumia 1520 is a Phablet not a Phone”.  Now repeat it again.  I’m amazed when I read reviews of this device and the author doesn’t get it.  I’ve always questioned if phones with screens greater than … Continue reading

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Is this the year of Windows 8 tablets?

One outstanding question from my piece a couple of weeks ago is a question of Microsoft and the partner ecosystem finally have the pieces together to succeed in the tablet space.  There has been some movement these past couple of … Continue reading

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Microsoft needs to be more aggressive on encryption

I was horrified when I woke up this morning and discovered Microsoft’s positioning in this Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) article (republished by Gizmodo) on encryption.  Of course, that’s because it was EFF’s intent to shock vendors into action.  Or rather, … Continue reading

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Brief comment on Surface Pro 2

As I’ve previously mentioned I purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 to replace a number of my older computers.  I’ve already wiped my Toshiba R705 notebook in favor of using the Surface Pro 2 when I need to carry a … Continue reading

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A week with 8″

For the last week I’ve been living with the Dell Venue 8 Pro as my constant companion.  For most of that week I really mean exclusively, as in I was on a trip where the only device bigger than a … Continue reading

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8 for 8: 8″ Windows 8.1 Tablets hit the market

As I mentioned earlier today I haven’t seen any of the new Windows 8.1 8″ tablets in retail stores yet, but the Dell Venue 8 Pro is available from Dell and from Amazon.  Now I don’t generally do reviews but … Continue reading

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Nokia and the great Windows RT debate

The biggest shock that came along with Nokia’s introduction of the Lumia 2520 tablet is that it runs Windows RT.  Many pundits, and many users, have dismissed Windows RT as a dead horse.  So why is Nokia beating it? As … Continue reading

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