Tag Archives: Windows Phone 8

The marketing gaffe that could sink Windows Phone

What if you made all the right decisions from a technology and engineering standpoint, and then with one little marketing gaffe sunk an entire product line?  Well, I worry that is exactly what Microsoft has done with Windows Phone.  I … Continue reading

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How will Microsoft keep existing Windows Phone’s “Fresh”?

When queried about Windows Phone 8 upgrades for existing handsets both Microsoft and Nokia officials have deflected the question with comments about supporting existing customers and keeping their experience “fresh”.  The most direct interpretation of these statements is that Windows … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7.5 will top out at 100,000 apps

Two phone ecosystems, two very different phone experiences.  That’s what the current Smartphone market really looks like.  Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android (fragmented as it is).  Apple ships out updates to its iPhone user base at regular intervals and has, … Continue reading

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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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Untangling Tango

There have been a couple of rumors recently that I wanted to comment on. The first is the confusing signals about Windows Phone Tango. The one that had me head-scratching was that Tango would co-exist with Windows Phone 8. That … 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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Forget Mix, Remember TechEd

Now that Microsoft has formally killed it’s Mix conference let’s talk about how it is going to bring Windows Phone 8 and updates on Windows 8 to developers.  First a little on Mix, then a discussion of the difficulties of … Continue reading

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Can Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 ship in June 2012

While most observers expect to see Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 no earlier than next fall, there have been various indicators that we could see one or both much earlier. Indeed, there is increasing evidence that we might see … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8: Cousins or Siblings

For quite some time now there have been rumours about Windows Phone 8 (WP8) being based on the Windows NT kernel (WinNTk).  More recently a blogger called MS Nerd made the case that this is not true.  Well, I’m going to … Continue reading

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