How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 19, 2014)

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...

So What Does a $200 PC Look Like? Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 19, 2014)

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...

Coming Soon: Threshold Public Preview Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 17, 2014)

Paul,

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...

It's Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 15, 2014)

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...

What I Use (Home Swap): Cellular Internet Access Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 8, 2014)

"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...

Surface Pro 3: Balancing Power, Price ... And Heat? Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

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...

What I Use (Home Swap): Home Internet Access Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

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...

What Satya Said: Notes from Microsoft's Q4 2014 Earnings Conference Call Commented on: 18 weeks ago (July 23, 2014)

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 "...

Nokia X'd: Microsoft Goes All In on Windows Phone Commented on: 19 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

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...

WPC 2014: Microsoft's Chromebook Counterattack Commented on: 19 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

"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...

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