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)

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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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 15:06

But why? There are so many great phones out there, running mobile OSes people and companies actually support with software.

Don't deny yourself a decent mobile experience! Not for Microsoft...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 15:02

IPS is one variant of TFT/LC displays, and I think Glance was a feature on phones using AMOLED screens.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:20

Coming from the Nexus 7, I'm no fan of the form factor, it's too large, it's too thick, and it's too heavy (for one-handed operation.)

Going over the different tablet sizes, I'd say the...

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:25

I'd say it's competing with the 2nd gen Moto G (better screen, worse camera, same SOC), and should be priced accordingly.

Which is $179.99 on Amazon, as far as I can tell.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:19

Did this update coincide with the app/phone deciding to re-upload all camera pictures for anyone else? Cause that's what it apparently did on mine.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:26

Any indication of how the HTC M8, that HTC-ripoff you reviewed, or the other OEMs Microsoft so proudly announced are doing?

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:50

I find that with the Flex I got my dad last Christmas, the most important part of syncing in the background is the low battery notification. Without it, he might never charge the thing!

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:45

LOL @ "temporary" price cuts

Why would Microsoft do this to itself? What's the upside of pretending these are temporary, only to have egg on your face no matter what you do come January?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:58

Surface Pro 2 was already unavailable as far as I could tell when I wrote a comment on this past week's weekend short takes. (re: NFL contract pusing a tablet that wasn't even for sale anymore)

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:08

I had an opportunity to play around with the 830 for a few minutes when I was out shopping earlier, and a couple of things stood out for me:

- design is nice, looks good, feels good in the...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 17:44

I agree, they were on a really nice track with their LG G derivatives, and a mid-cycle G3 cousin would probably have come in both more manageable in size and costs. Or maybe a solid plastic M8 in...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:29

I don't think I'll even bother ordering the 6 at those prices. :/

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:53

I was tempted to check out the 930 when it was available for 299 Euros off contract the other week. (it's back to 349 now)

I think that's the sort of aggressive pricing one would expect...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:35

I agree with you today, in fact, I personally prefer the 4,7" Nexus 4 over the minimally larger Nexus 5 because of it's wider aspect ratio.

But much like you were forced into using the 1520...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:24

Why would Microsoft want to tie their flagship OS, and the one (haha!) they need to get enterprises and consumers to move to from 7, to the marketing (and market) nightmare that is the Xbox One?...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:13

I have to say that's the probably the most succinct description for what Windows 8 felt like to me.

And after 10 days of playing around with 10, I'd even go so far as that I'm looking...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:31

Still don't know how they believe they'll succeed doing a Moto G competitor at twice the price.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 13:24

... and if only one out of every hundred Insiders put a penny in Joe B's tip jar, he could today, TODAY!, afford to no longer look like a curiously wrinkly 15 yo emo kid.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:50

Reminds me of Audi's MMI touch input introduced a couple of years ago, though there you get the added benefit of a screen that's not largely covered by your digit during input.

Wouldn't...

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