Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:11pm

So this is what you get when the two only companies to make serious money in the PC business, Microsoft and Intel, give up (most of) their margins to try and stem the market share erosion.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:15am


any plans to throw a 2014 Moto G (also available at $180) into the competition, or do you plan to stay WP-only?

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:27pm

I like the smaller size, too, but I wish Apple had used a higher resolution screen and OIS camera.

Also, it feels too thin.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:44am

So, in short, this is Nokia telling Microsoft to pony up for its development efforts on Windows Phone, or take care of the maps app themselves. (using the HERE license for data, presumably)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:07pm

The dominant device of the category is the one Microsoft took a $900 million dollar write down on because it didn't sell.

There's no way to sugar-coat this.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:33am

WTH, indeed.

If anything, the takeaway from this report is that Windows 8 devices in general aren't selling in any appreciable numbers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:10am

I agree, there are parts to like with every platform - for me it's Apple's SOC and fingerprint sensor, Android's openness, app selection and great hardware at amazing prices, and the Lumia's high...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:13am

Yep, one would hope HTC sues their pants off for blatantly ripping off the M7.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:49pm

The zero customer remark was regarding the number of Minecraft players on Windows Phone.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:06am

There's (even in theory) nothing to be lost by offering exclusives to exactly zero existing customers on your zero dollar platform? Have you heard of the internet? Can you imagine the PR nightmare...

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:00am

Why would you want to hamper a successful cross-platform franchise by tying it to a failed platform?

There is nothing to be gained from "zero dollar" Windows Phone, but plenty to lose from...

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:42am

"Seems to me that hardware capable of doing that could actually match the iPhone's picture taking speed with the right software."

Iphones can take a hundred+ 8MP shots in a burst if you...

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:23am

I disagree, Apple has the best mobile SOC CPU cores of any vendor and usually spends a lot of die area on the GPU, too, making their custom SOCs the benchmark for the industry. (even if they only...

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:21pm

You mustn't have gotten the memo: Now that the new Iphone generation is out, it's perfectly fine, nay, encouraged to point out the old generation's flaws and drawbacks.

No need to get...

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:46am

Does adding two-step authentication change the options available to log into Windows using your Microsoft account?

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...

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