Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Finishing turning Windows Blue

People seem a little shocked at how much change is coming in both the Windows 8.1 Update (a.k.a. Update 1, Feature Pack, etc.) and in Windows Phone 8.1.  You probably shouldn’t be as both offerings have far more effort behind … Continue reading

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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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TANSTAAFL -Making Windows Phone and Windows RT free

Recently rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT free. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.  Today’s OEM licenses come with marketing kickbacks that dramatically lower their price.  Indeed one comment on … 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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PCs are the new Mainframe, and not in the good sense

Every time I write something about Microsoft’s strategy, and suggest the classic desktop PC (and the desktop, indeed the WIMP model itself,)  is becoming a niche offering, I get inundated with comments challenging my position.  Now this just in from Gartner, … 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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Windows 8 and Arrogance (or not)

I know that I struck a nerve with a comment about Windows Phone apps, Windows 8, and Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky.  I wanted to explore this topic further on two fronts.  First of course is the entire Windows Phone … 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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Third party mobile phone pricing

A post about the price of the HTC Titan II price being dropped drove me to this little piece.  The price has NOT been dropped, Wal-Mart is simply offering the Titan II for $50 less than the official AT&T pricing.  So … Continue reading

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More on Apps for Windows Phone

My post last Friday elicited some comments that I wanted to address, and I felt that a new post was more appropriate than just replying to the comments.  Some found it amusing that I picked Starbucks and United as examples … Continue reading

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