Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 14:37

As a reader since NT 5.0 was still just that, it was a good run indeed!

Thank you, and I for one am looking forward to both your future venture(s) and what will become of this site!

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 14:08

So instead of facts and analysis, you'd rather like cheer-leading?

Cause there are plenty of websites out there that do just that for almost every product or company imaginable, and I...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:39

I fully expect Microsoft to swoop in and buy another half a hen to add life to its mobile arm. :p

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:59

If my current TV dies (bought it in 2009, IIRC), my next TV is almost certainly going to be 4K. (and probably a couple inches bigger, too)

Sure, there is still a premium for 4K, but its...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:32

Nothing says Microsoft like a mid-life crisis surfer dude.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 23:46

Thing is, it did, and probably by a significant margin.

The big and shiny chart shows_growth_ in application downloads, from Christmas eve to Christmas day, per device model.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 14:31

Awww, growth, the tiny man's sales.

How sweet.

Thanks for putting it in proper context, Paul! (and AdDuplex)

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 09:15

How awesome is the matte finish on the high-res, IPS, touch-screen version of the X1? Finally a proper display that isn't compromised by the addition of touch functionality.

Can't wait to...

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 01:56

The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are affordable flagships (1080p, Snapdragon 80x), this is targeting the lower mid-tier, again competing with the Moto G, like the 830,but hopefully priced more...

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 17:54

Why would Microsoft the software and services company tie itself to Windows Phone, the stillborn platform of the 3%?

Nothing good can come from hampering 97% of the smartphone users out...

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:23

For me, this whole 'wanting to align products' li(n)e turned stale about three delayed and de-featured versions of Windows Phone ago. But Mr Belfiore sure loves it.

How about Microsoft...

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 02:32

39 million sounds like a big number, until you realize you can target 35 to 40 times as many users on Android alone.

And as it is generally way easier to find the next 10k or 100k or...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 16:06

We have a reference - it took Android more than 3 years of blockbuster sales and market share in the 70 to 80% range to close the gap.

Now at 85%, they may actually become the lead platform...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 15:42

"The problem is all your information is wrong. The Xbox One is probably in at least 11 million homes at this point worldwide, while Ps4 is probably in 15 million."

Well, sure, except that...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 00:52

It's a great sign when 9x% of the devices in use carry the name of a company that gladly dumped its phone business onto the desperate OS maker, right?


Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 18:34

Oh well, they were bound to have a problem the moment some one greenlit the "temporary" nature of the price cut.

Now arguably, this may be the more stupid of the embarrassing options, but...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 15:51

Preparing to spin / sell off Microsoft Mobile to try and recoup at least some of the 7.2+ billion sunk so far?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 03:17

Why would Google need to change anything?

Microsoft Mobile should just become the quality Android OEM Nokia should have been turned into in 2010.

And I mean proper Android, the real...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 13:15

Along the same line, Microsoft should end Windows Phone development and concentrate on producing great Android phones supporting the full Google experience _and_ additional improvements provided...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 02:56

If you're ready to buy why wait till February? The absolutely best (and completely unrealistic) you could hope for is for a complete about face from Microsoft and some sort of announcement at...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 02:08

"Heavy multitasking would surely stress the 1G RAM."

Forget about multitasking of any kind, this thing wont be able to have more than three browser tabs open before slowing down to a crawl...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 01:59

"We need a bold new Microsoft on mobile, just like WP7 and not the desktop,"

How did that work out for Windows Phone in general, and Windows Phone 7 in particular?

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 20:20

Guess what, turns out 3 years isn't just some arbitrary number someone at Microsoft came up with 30 years ago.

Turns out if you support a diverse eco system, your hardware partners need...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 20:10

At this point, one shouldn't even consider "Windows Phone 10" a thing. Microsoft has plenty to figure out in the real computer market with Windows 10, and may yet decide to cut its losses beyond...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 14:17

Oh come on, the Windows Phone guys are in charge of this thing!

Surely no one expected the release to be fully-featured and / or on time?

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 00:39

So, is it time to call the bluff on third-party phones expanding the market?

It's been eight months since Microsoft announced making Windows Phone free, and Microsoft has in fact grown from...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 17:11

How long does it take for the thing to be charged from say 30% or 40% to 9x%?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 14:22

I think the problem with you third step is SP3's almost complete lack of serviceability / repairability, to the point where basically every unit exchanged will go to recycling. (at best)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 13:44

If you look at Ifixit's teardown of the SP3, you'll clearly see why Microsoft will do everything in their power to "fix it in software" - there is not fixing the hardware without a full revision,...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 15:10

qHD is short for "one quarter HD", not Quad HD, i.e. 1/4th of a 1920x1080 FullHD screen.

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