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Microsoft Sticks a Skype-Shaped Dagger in Messenger Commented on: 1 year ago (February 17, 2013)

On OS X/iOS Skype has major competition from FaceTime/iMessage and Google Voice. On Windows Phone, Windows RT (and to a lesser extent Windows 8) it doesn't. If it wants to keep its paying...

Going Pro: Trouble in Paradise Commented on: 1 year ago (February 17, 2013)

According to your theory, all Surface devices will become large paperweights when you travel to 220V Europe. I find that very difficult to believe -- that would be a blunder of colossal...

iSuppli: Surface Dogged by Low Sales, High Returns Commented on: 1 year ago (February 4, 2013)

They may work, but do you see a mass audience out there willing to run around with a modem dongle on their surface, when they can just get an LTE iPad whose cellular connection works perfectly,...

Explaining Windows 8 PC Sales Over the Holidays Commented on: 1 year ago (January 5, 2013)

"Thanks to Apple, the average selling price of a capable, full-sized (~10-inch screen versions) tablet is about $650, with prices starting firmly at $500"

Paul, your analysis/advice is...

Sleeping with the Enemy Commented on: 1 year ago (December 21, 2012)

Paul, that 29% growth statistic on iOS 6 adoption is worthless. You know what else happened in the same time period as the Google Maps release? The iPhone 5 was released in China. And the iPhone...

Is There Still Room for Blackberry and Windows Phone? Commented on: 1 year ago (December 12, 2012)

RIM's problem is that the BB user base is now completely fractured -- they have the remnants of their North American/European corporate user, and then they have their developing world, cheap...

IDC Continues Its Curious Love Affair with Windows Phone Commented on: 1 year ago (December 6, 2012)

"... History shows that every time Apple takes control of a market, their most "open platform" competitor (Windows or Android) comes in and takes over... often by force in flooding the market."...

IDC Tablet Forecast: iPad, Android, and Just a Little Windows by 2016 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 6, 2012)

Does it come without a keyboard? It's a tablet.
Comes with an attached keyboard, or worse a non-detachable keyboard -- definitely not a tablet.

Windows Phone Team: This is No Way to Treat Early Adopters Commented on: 1 year ago (November 24, 2012)

"Apple started this, and they also stopped updating the first and second Gen iphones." ....
"When you buy a phone your getting what you have in your hand."

If we the consumers go into...

Why is Nokia HERE for iPhone Better than Windows Phone Maps? Commented on: 1 year ago (November 20, 2012)

As others have pointed out iTunes and Office are superior on their respective native platforms. They can afford to be, because they don't have serious competition. On the other hand Bing &...

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