Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Is Microsoft courting the wrong developers for Windows Phone?

The Wall Street Journal has yet another article on Microsoft’s efforts to woo developers to the Windows Phone platform.  The example they use to show how difficult this has been for Microsoft is Fooducate.  Fooducate?  While getting the long tail of … Continue reading

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Strike 3 for AT&T?

In my entry on AT&T’s Unlimited Plan debacle I discussed why despite AT&T’s customer unfriendly policies I was probably going to stick with them.  Now I’m having second thoughts on that conclusion, because of AT&T’s refusal to ship Windows Phone updates … 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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Why doesn’t Windows Phone sell?

Charlie Kindel has a nice blog posting on why Windows Phone has yet to take off.  Robert Scoble, amongst many others, chimes in with his response.  Now I agree with Charlie, and many of the other critics as well!  There … Continue reading

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Will Microsoft buy Nokia Redux

Danske Bank has re-ignited speculation that Microsoft will buy Nokia, or more precisely Nokia’s mobile phone operations. It isn’t out of the question, but I don’t buy the “where there’s smoke there’s fire” argument that some are making. Back in … Continue reading

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What’s behind Terry Myerson replacing Andy Lees as head of Windows Phone

I was suprised as anyone at today’s news that Terry Myerson was replacing Andy Lees as head of Windows Phone.  I don’t know if Steve Ballmer was dissatisfied with Andy, though I can see reasons (beyond the obvious) why he should … Continue reading

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Update on the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone relationship

Although it is way too early to say anything conclusive, the evidence is growing that the Nokia/Micorosft relationship over Windows Phone is succeeding for both companies.  The first of two Windows Phones introduces by Nokia, the Lumia 800, has rocketed … 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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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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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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