Tag Archives: Windows Phone 8

About that WP8 SDK

We’re just hours away from what will hopefully be an enlightening and exciting Windows Phone 8 launch.  I must admit I’ve mostly been ignoring Windows Phone the last few months .  It’s hard to get excited, or even pay attention, when … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?

Is Microsoft really building its own Windows Phone?  Well, building definitely.  Planning to bring to market?  I’m not so sure.  And if they do,  what does that really mean? Microsoft has always been building Windows Phones.  One of the original … Continue reading

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The practical impact of not upgrading older phones to Windows Phone 8

I’m going to leave all (well, most) of the emotion about the lack of upgrades for older phones to Windows Phone 8 on the side and just address the practical impact.  I’m not talking about the potential negative short-term impact … Continue reading

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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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