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Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

@WaltC

What "giant step forward?" Re-introducing a UI that was around for at least a decade is, by definition, not a step "forward." A return to an old UI has to be a step backward. What...

Lumia 635 Coming to T-Mobile This Month Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

Is it not ironic that Microsoft itself was the first WP hardware manufacturer to ditch this feature, which hitherto was a nice differentiator. I would have thought that it was made "optional" only...

Windows Weekly 368: Rogue Rumor Mongers Commented on: 3 weeks ago (June 29, 2014)

Paul, you were way, WAY too kind regarding the Nokia X (and now X2) phone, and you weren't particularly kind.

MJF (perhaps playing devil's advocate, although somewhat poorly) said, "well,...

Thinking About Microsoft's Brands Commented on: 3 weeks ago (June 29, 2014)

FWIW, I like the Surface name for MS's mobile devices. It is simple and elegant, and even sort of tangentially descriptive of the product; i.e. everything is pulled out of a flat touch screen....

Amazon Fire Phone Preview Commented on: 4 weeks ago (June 20, 2014)

"And on Windows/Windows Phone in particular, the firm just doesn't give a shit: The apps that do exist (Kindle, Audible) are not as feature-complete as the same apps on other platforms and are...

Micromax's First Windows Phone Handsets are Heading to India in July Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 16, 2014)

"I really like the leather stitching, for example."

Don't tell Laporte. He'll go ballistic (he appeared on the verge of having a stroke when the Note 3 was briefly mentioned on WW once,...

Xbox @ E3 2014: Games, Games and More Games Commented on: 6 weeks ago (June 9, 2014)

Except for Evolve (potentially), nothing here but a bunch of wholly unoriginal retread properties. Not sure if Sony has anything more interesting to offer, but not much to get excited about here,...

New Start Menu Delayed Until 2015? Commented on: 7 weeks ago (June 2, 2014)

"If Microsoft is holding off on a start menu until Windows 9, this means they are already willing to chalk Win8 off as a comparative failure and that they do not wish to see sales of Win8 reach...

Surface Pro 3: On the Road Commented on: 7 weeks ago (June 2, 2014)

"And while some people can get work done with a tablet or even a smart phone—maybe I should have written that as "work"—for those of us with actual productivity needs, only a PC will do."

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Windows Phone Device Stats: May 2014 Commented on: 7 weeks ago (May 29, 2014)

No new devices on the horizon appears to be the biggest problem. I suppose they'll launch with "official" WP 8.1, which leads to the question, when is that?

The only new device MS seems to...

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