Category Archives: Mobile

Tablets, Phablets, and Phones: Is there change in the wind?

With the exception of Microsoft, most tech companies are posting somewhat disappointing results.  Particularly when it comes to sales of tablets and smartphones.  Now to some extent I think this is the result of overly aggressive projections by analysts.  Or … Continue reading

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The change in Windows strategy

There are have been a number of rumors out there about the change in direction coming to Windows as a result of the “One Microsoft” reorg.  And some opinions of what the rumors mean (e.g., is Microsoft backing away from … Continue reading

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Accessories are the Windows 8 tablet achilles heel

One of the most frustrating aspects of the last three months in the world of Windows tablets is the non-availability of accessories.  Oh plenty were announced, but even today they can be hard to find.  Or impossible.  Or don’t live … Continue reading

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Can Microsoft get the Nokia branding right?

I’m suffering from extreme jet-lag (14 time zones is nothing to laugh at) and woke up at 4 AM thinking about microprocessor architecture and wondering if Microsoft is going to mess up the Nokia device branding when the acquisition closes … Continue reading

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Windows Phone: Getting better all the time

Paul Thurrott beat me to the punch with a blog entry about Windows Phone having turned the corner in 2013.  Yes, things feel much better than they did a year ago.  Volumes are up. Market share is up, strongly in … Continue reading

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More on life with the Dell Venue 8 Pro

I’ve just completed an extended, and challenging, period of travel with the Dell Venue 8 Pro (DV8P) as the only non-phone computing device I took with me.  Basically, a three-week trip with over two weeks of that in Thailand.  So … Continue reading

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TANSTAAFL -Making Windows Phone and Windows RT free

Recently rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT free. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.  Today’s OEM licenses come with marketing kickbacks that dramatically lower their price.  Indeed one comment on … Continue reading

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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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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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