Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 1:19am

"(Possible exception: Small children.) "

Parents who care about their small children do not buy them smartphones, of course, but only very basic phones that offer reliable calls and a week'...

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:28pm

Actually, a modern Linux desktop is much easier to use than a modern Android tablet or a phone. With an Ubuntu-like desktop, all the user needs to do is start using it. Everything is available out...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:48pm

It will not sell in the US at that price point. It may sell some in Europe and Asia. But then, I guess this is aimed purely as a niche product that also acts as a brand builder -- rather than...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 1:06pm

Amen to this. People who follow companies and products too closely (fans) tend to invariably miss the actual, relevant faults in those products. For W8 that main fault is not being addressed,...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 12:46pm

"While Nokia has set themselves above and beyond the rest (a win for them!) the platform as a whole suffers when I tell my son to grab "such and such app", but he can't because he's using a...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 9:02pm

1080p screens are welcome, should MS realize they exist. But Androids with quadcores often lag in simply moving from one home screen to another, or browsing a menu. That's some quadcore magic...

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:16pm

Come on. Nokia sold more Symbian phones in 2012 than WPs despite having ran the platform down and having done no R&D on it for two years. More, freaking, Symbians! How on Earth could Android...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:31pm

"For Nokia, on the other hand, a tie-up with MS was it's only realistic shot at relevance. Android was a dead end (for Nokia), and there was no third option, given the support that platform...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:23pm

Nokia plus Nokia-Siemens Networks (which Nokia may soon (have to) buy back completely) have more employees than Microsoft has. Nokia without the networks business alone has about the same number...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:59pm

The Drive+ license should become available for purchase on those (lower end) handsets that ship without it. Only no-one seems to know when.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:57am

In fact, some non-English tech magazines do not even consider WP a smartphone platform owing to these deficiencies. They talk about it as a multimedia phone or web phone or what ever. iPhones and...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 12:42pm

So one can not edit the Word document using its styles? Which, if true, means there is no meanignful way to edit it wihtout breaking it. Really?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:23am

People who buy expensive products are happy with their purchases. People who buy inexpensive products (WP, Android owners) are less so. That is why a Mercedes owner is happier with failing...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 4:17pm

The control centre looks hideous. Is this Apple? And the new icons are utterly Jonny Ive: Naivete to the extreme. Over-saturated yet without clarity and contrast in esential UI elemnets, over-...

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 6:15pm

You are again ludicrously underestimating Linux share, as is your wont. Based on Ubuntu installed base alone, the number of new installations per quarter is more than 1 million, possibly around or...

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 8:59am

(On WP) "... You press the Search button to access the Bing Search experience, type a search query, and Bing returns results that make sense for a phone, with web, local, media (audio and video)...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 1:52pm

Compared to the 800-1200$ iPhone 5, SG4 is still a steal. I mean, you can get an iMac for the price of an iP5 if you add a cover, a two-year extended warranty (a must) and some apps to the price...

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:53am

According to this logic, iPhone is a PC too. Yet it is not. It is a smartphone.

iPad is a personal computer, sure, but the term "PC" has evolved to mean something more than just a computer...

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:38am

It is interesting how the first generation WP 8 flagship devices have all been such compromises hardware-quality wise. Yet, in blatant contrast, the Lumia 720 and 520 are of exceptional quality in...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:54am

The One seems to be aimed solely at the North American consumer. I wonder if they even launch it internationally? If they do, it will fail, of course.

MS is repeating the same mistake most...

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 2:28pm

Why would outlook.com, Surface, or even WP need a book to begin with? Aren't these products self-explaining? If not, perhaps they are poorly made. For example, iPad does not need a book.

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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:46pm

The 808 has a dedicated processer built-in by Nokia to handle the camera stuff. They could not do that on WP owing to MSF, hence no PureViews yet.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 3:53pm

Some local phone prices: iP5 $1000+, Lumia 720 330$, Asha 311 100$. It is not a 200$ premium for a high end Apple; it is a 670..870$ premium.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 2:20pm

"What we didn’t get was a look ahead to second generation Windows Phone 8 Lumias that will ship in the second half of 2013. Surprising and disappointing."

Surprising? Not really. Why on...

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 6:20pm

Have you actually taken photos with the 808? The optics are alright, quite alright there. It is not a 300$ Chinese Android wonder touting megapixels for the sake of megapixels. It is a camera with...

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:14pm

In Italy, Scandinavia, you can find many banking and local services (or related) apps that are available on WP and Android but not on iOS. The same goes for some other regions where WP commands a...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:58am

A rather uninteresting product at this late hour of the 1st generation WP 8 technology. Clearly, Nokia's focus has moved away from the US market, as many predicted would happen lest Lumias failed...

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:42am

Internationally, they should point out that while Apple's Siri only works in English and a few other languages, it will not work for in most people's native language. Nor does Passbook work...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 4:53pm

"Windows Phone 8 is a full-featured, mature, and capable mobile operating system that is not lacking in any meaningful way."

Eh, what about lack of multitasking, which makes life rather...

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 11:26am

"... but since we have two weeks to go, let’s do what we can do: Speculate."

Oh, why, oh why? MacInfo Weekly, here we come...

OK, if you choose to go at it, why not speculate on the...

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