Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:06

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 - 13:49

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...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:31

"If Microsoft stands firmly by Windows Phone, I will stand firmly with them."

You know the best thing about that? With the new zero dollar licensing "fees," you and Microsoft are equally...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:29

"I think dropping Android basically means that MS is _very_ confident about WP9."

And? It's not like the people responsible for Windows Phone 7, 7.5, 8, 7.8, and 8.1 so far were lacking...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:25

Windows Phone worked so well that the one major manufacturer was constantly losing money and basically forced Microsoft to buy them out.

Now Microsoft has realised that its Mobility arm is...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 06:04

"if netbook represents 10 to 15% of the total number of shipped PC shipment"

Netbook shipments are literally zero, they haven't been made in more than a year, this whole market collapsed...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 04:06

"A Bay Trail CPU is far from anything close to the old netbook-class Atom's. It's basically just a scaled-back Ivy Bridge CPU, along with scaled back Ivy Bridge HD Graphics."

That's simply...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 03:59

What's your evidence to support that touch input is an advantageous, desired feature on laptops?

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 02:32

Looking forward to your proposals on how to make $600 and up RT devices competitive with $200 Chromebooks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 02:29

"Why isn't it a good idea, to market low cost, touch screen RT devices."

They can't be made profitably.

"Market them as laptops ..."

There are no Windows RT laptops left (the...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 01:50

I think you're confusing the big number Apple chose to highlight recently (number of IOS devices shipped since launch in 2007) with their current device / user / usage base.

Office for the...

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 05:26

Is Windows IoT x86-only for now, or is that simply a function of the limited SDK/dev-board combo?

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 03:59

"Using Gartner's numbers, device makers will sell 5 million Windows Phone handsets in 2014."

I think you're missing a "0" there, Paul.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 13:02

I think they're just missing a "disappear". :p

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 05:28

I think I'd probably like to not have to fumble for my phone when I'm out walking the dog, or park on the side of the road when I'm biking, just to see who's calling, who sent a message, read a...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:04

Phone and RT are both so week, I can't imagine how combining them would result in anything but the certain death of both.

I think RT is much closer to being put out of it's misery, but I...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 03:25

Come on, Walt, Gartner doesn't even claim the end of the (2-year) decline of the PC market, only it contracting slower than before, yet you're dreaming of new records?

Where's the extra...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 02:42

Total sales for the entire lifetime of the WIndows Phone platform (2010+) should be in the 50 to 60 million units range. (for comparison, that's equivalent to 4 months' worth of Iphone sales, or...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:47

"But a successful mobile strategy remains linking pc computing with mobile computing."

If this were true, would the dominant PC platform have no significant presence in the mobile space,...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 15:34

Good riddance, and it took only 3 years after the first public preview sent parts of the user base for the Torches & Pitchforks aisle of their local Home Depot.

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 15:39

I'd say it's the general lack of execution on the part of the Windows Phone team. There past releases have either come in late or dropped features, mostly both.

But somehow, these people...

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:43


has the Windows Phone crew that now runs Windows proper ever shipped a product on time?

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:27

I think Microsoft by licensing Office on a recurring basis, is slowly but surely pricing themselves out of the consumer, then education, then maybe even business markets.

Office may very...

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:11

Well, the Skype video stutters started when Paul went from Fios to cable at home, I guess the office has some proper Internet.

I have to disagree on the audio though, the Heil mic is...

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 04:05

"So by ensuring that these PCs and devices go out the door with Bing, Microsoft is ensuring that most of them will be using Bing (and not Google or whatever). It's a win-win."

Well, it...

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 03:56

Just because Microsoft made the decision to include a stand with every device, and force user to carry that extra thickness and weight regardless of their usage model, doesn't mean one should...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 17:04

I agree, a 12 inch device is probably to unwieldy to be used as a proper tablet.

Frankly, ever since the advent of ~8 inch "mini"-tablets, I'm surprised we ever accepted ~10 inchers as thin...

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 17:20


I can totally see this extra input being the decider between two equally capable and supported devices.

What I can't see is for a Windows RT device to close the Ipad's...

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:19

I guess if you / Microsoft called it handwriting instead of "inking", that would be too obviuous?

Cause I think the general demise of handwirting over the past two+ decades would serve as...

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 03:34

It's still not clear to me why I should care about Microsoft, inept at hardware as it has proven to be over the past decade (keyboards and mice excepted, most of the time), releasing a PC.


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