Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 4:32am

Update from the fun with numbers department:

In Q2 2012, Apple shipped 26 million Iphones. In Q2 2014, a full replacement cycle later, their shipments grew to 35 million units.


Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:15pm

"Apple and Samsung sell a remarkably similar number of smartphones every quarter and year."

You might want to check out more recent numbers, Samsung ships more than twice as many...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 5:12pm

That's the old 'people don't like 8 because they don't understand it / Microsoft hasn't explained it properly' argument that completely ignores the possibility that people could very well...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:27am

"Petulant hatred?" "Petty?"

Couldn't it be that with its market share now at just 2.5% and falling, and less handsets sold in 4 years than Android sells in a month, there's simply no...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:10am

Looking good, can't wait to put it on my test rig!

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 9:32am

Sorry for the confusion!

I was a bit too quick in submitting my first comment, having failed to complete the first paragraph, and didn't remember to wait for the comment to be posted and...

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 9:31am

Seems like the 830 has the same problem last year's Moto X has/had: Priced too high for its specs / under-speced for its price, but a positive surprise when handled in person.

Didn't work...

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 9:02am


... but a positive surprise when handled in person.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:41am

Please tell me it's April 1st.

Then again, this is way past comical and may be beyond tragic, too.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:09pm

I'd be interested to see a few videos on how this thing actually performs. Simple stuff like opening Chrome or IE with a couple of tabs needing to be reloaded from the previous session, opening a...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:32am

You should check out AMD's product stack, they don't even have a 15W part in their current line of Kaveri APUs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:47pm

Farewell, RT. R.I.P. WOA.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:30pm

You have to remember that all of Huawei's WP devices put together were around 1% of the less than 3% of the smartphone market that is WP.

At a scale of 30k units a month (or less),...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:53am

In the past six months more than 150 million PCs were sold, and with Windows having a 90+% market share, there are an extra 140+ million Windows licenses right there, not counting any upgrades....

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 10:47am

Your Q210 is using a Core 2 Duo AFAICT, which is probably quicker than the AMD SoC in this HP, especially in single-threaded tasks.

I still keep a desktop C2D around from when they were...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:46pm

At a conservative 350 to 400 million licenses sold since its launch roughly 7 quarters ago, pure profit from the client business of Windows 8 should be above $13 billion right now.

Of all...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:34pm

"The WP team managed to grow the market share (albeit slowly) for an OS platform that has all the hurdles and perception problems mentioned in this article."

Windows Mobile was at 3.4%...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:06am

I'm not comparing them, merely noting that the Xbox One uses the same building blocks (AMD Cat CPU, GCN GPU, DDR3 RAM) as the SoC in this laptop.

As for performance, you might be surprised...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:57am

Fresh from the fun with numbers department:

Windows Phone has shipped about 65 million units since it was launched in 2010. (coming up on 4 years)

Apple has shipped more phones in...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:25am

The whole SOC (that's CPU, GPU, hard drive controller, USB) only uses 4,5W when you taxing it, there's simply no need for a fan!

Of course, the resulting performance is very likely to...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:13am

"Once you have seen and used an Apple laptop (even the cheapest one) with the wide viewing angles IPS screen you cannot go back."

The regular resolution screens used in the Macbook Airs and...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 3:52am

The funny thing is that the SOC make this laptop the Xbox One's idiot brother with half the CPU cores, one sixth the GPU cores, lower clocks with less and slower memory, too.

The eMMC hard...

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 5:07pm


do you know if Microsoft has rebuild its feedback channels from testers for this release? Is there any hope that the new crew in charge would listen to the public's reactions to the...

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:08pm

Well, given how Nokia kept losing money, one may argue that by selling fewer phones, Microsoft Mobility is actually losing less. ;)

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:56am

So, for every Windows Phone sold through Q2, there were 34 1/2 Android phone, and 4 1/2 Iphones.

Windows Phone would have to quintuple sales to come close to IOS (because of the next gen...

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 2:00am

"I have AT&T and was in Germany last month. I did not see LTE at all, just regular HSPA on a brand new HTC One M8."

That's an artifact of the different LTE bands used across geographic...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:40am

All ultra-low voltage (ULV) parts used in the Surface 3 have the same graphics hardware, but you're right that the i7s could theoretically throttle earlier / more severely if their CPU cores are...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:22am

There's something to be said for the concept of 'good enough'.

We currently have 32/2 at home, for 30 Euros a month (incl. phone stuff). We could get 100/6 and 50/10 for 10 or 12 Euros...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:06am

Wow, thanks for the effort of picking the likely meaning out of that mess of convoluted messaging!

I'm interested to see how long their hardware efforts can withstand the mandate to run "...

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 1:49pm

The fact that the X line was a AOSP + Microsoft bastard and not a proper Google Android phone was a pretty clear indication that this was a bargaining ship rather than a serious product intended...

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