Tag Archives: Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone Apps on Windows 8: Missed opportunity or a Shoe yet to drop

There is a very recent hint that Microsoft might be planning to allow Windows Phone 7 apps to run unmodified on Windows 8.  To date Microsoft has focused on encouraging developers to port their Windows Phone apps to Windows 8 by … Continue reading

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Silverlight is dead, long live XAML

Although I’ve half-written blog entries on this before, I’ve scrapped them because at the time I would have been speaking out of turn.  Then I thought Microsoft had said enough that everyone got it and a blog entry would be pointless.  … Continue reading

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Windows Phone Mango to ship in September or December?

The blogosphere seems to be identifying two potential dates for Windows Phone Mango to ship.  Based on a comment SteveB made about Christmas some are trying to say December.  Based on a comment from Microsoft about Imagine Cup participants getting … Continue reading

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Expect a slow Q3 for Windows Phone 7 Apps

I fully expect the pace of new apps coming out of the Windows Phone 7 marketplace to decline over the summer before accelerating wildly this fall.  The reason is pretty obvious, developers are going to be turning their attention to … Continue reading

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Is Skype really worth $8.5B to Microsoft?

$8.5B seems rather expensive to me, but I can understand why Microsoft would want Skype.  And I don’t think it is primarily for the reasons most people are saying. First of all, recognize that Microsoft already has two competing products.  … Continue reading

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Quick Take on Windows Phone at MIX11

I’m not going to try to do a deep dive here, just a few comments on what I’ve seen so far in reading about and watching talks as compared to what I’d predicted. My biggest miss was in predicting Silverlight … Continue reading

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The Continuing Microsoft and AT&T Windows Phone “NoDo” Debacle

Let’s see now, the “early 2011″ Windows Phone 7 update (now known as NoDo) from Microsoft turned into a March update which in the case of AT&T customers is now starting to look like a late April or even May … Continue reading

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