Tag Archives: Windows Phone 8

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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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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Now I get it, the Consumer guys at Microsoft are just plain wrong!

I’m an Enterprise guy.  In the mid-70s I set a career goal of dethroning IBM from its then total dominance of the enterprise computing space.  By the end of the 80s I needed a new goal, and it’s always been … Continue reading

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Losing patience with Windows Phone

I have to say that my patience with Windows Phone is wearing off.  There are two reasons for this.  The first is the lack of real progress on the application front.  The second is the feeling of abandonment surrounding the … Continue reading

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Does Microsoft have a Phablet Strategy?

Recent reports are that HTC cancelled a Windows Phone 8-based entry into the so-called Phablet category.  Phablets, for those who don’t follow these things, are crossover devices between Phones and Tablets with screen sizes starting at 5″.  I tend to think … Continue reading

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Just how are those Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 launches going?

The good news, Microsoft is delivering on its promise to blanket the media with Windows 8/Surface/Windows Phone 8 messages.  But when I put my feet on the ground and took a look at local retail outlets what did I see?  … Continue reading

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Why I probably won’t buy a Windows Phone 8 device this fall

Let me be clear, I want Windows Phone 8.  And OEMs have introduced some pretty compelling phones with it this fall.  But I think I’m going to keep my new device lust in check.  At least I’m going to try. … Continue reading

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