Tag Archives: Nokia

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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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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How much influence is Microsoft having on Nokia right now?

None.  Ok, very little.  Probably less that they were having before they concluded a deal for Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s device business.  Why?  It’s simple folks, anti-trust law.  With the caveat that I’m not a lawyer let me explain the … Continue reading

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The value of strategic vision

Yesterday the rumor hit that HTC was working on a Windows Phone variant of the HTC One.  If I could YAWN any louder I would.  This is the history of manufacturer support for Windows Phone.  Take your flagship Android device and … Continue reading

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Samsung and AT&T Send Messages

Today Samsung and AT&T announced the Samsung Focus 2 would be coming to AT&T in a couple of weeks.  While the phone itself is interesting, what it really important here are the messages that both AT&T and Samsung are trying … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft buy Nokia Redux

Danske Bank has re-ignited speculation that Microsoft will buy Nokia, or more precisely Nokia’s mobile phone operations. It isn’t out of the question, but I don’t buy the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” argument that some are making. Back in … Continue reading

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Update on the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone relationship

Although it is way too early to say anything conclusive, the evidence is growing that the Nokia/Micorosft relationship over Windows Phone is succeeding for both companies.  The first of two Windows Phones introduces by Nokia, the Lumia 800, has rocketed … Continue reading

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Microsoft to aquire {NVIDIA|Nokia|Yahoo|Whoever}

Over the last few weeks there have been rumors that Microsoft would acquire Nokia, which were completely denied, followed by rumors that Microsoft would acquire NVIDIA.  The latter were caused by a clause in a contract Microsoft has with NVIDIA … Continue reading

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Bing going Mobile

Yesterday we had the announcement that Bing would become the default Search and Mapping solution for the next generation of RIM’s Blackberry.  Over the previous year we’ve seen Microsoft introduce excellent Bing apps for the iPhone and more recently iPad, work … Continue reading

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No Windows Phone 7 “Mango” in 2011? Really?

I haven’t spoken to any of my “sources”, so this is pure analysis and not an attempt to add to the rumors.  I believe there will be a fall release of Windows Phone 7, but that doesn’t mean there couldn’t … Continue reading

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