Category Archives: The Competition

Duh, winning

Back when Windows Phone launched last fall, I was often asked how I thought the new platform would do in the market. And I would respond that Windows Phone needed to establish itself as the third most popular smart phone … Continue reading

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Apple’s first salvo against Windows Phone?

There’s a nice new Apple ad for the iPad called “We Believe” in which the company makes some interesting claims: “Technology alone is not enough … faster, thinner, lighter: Those are all good things. But when technology gets out of … Continue reading

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Software updates: Windows Phone vs. iPhone

I’ve complained again and again about Microsoft’s inability to ship software updates for Windows Phone, noting that the sheer number of missing features and bugs requires a steady stream of hot-fixes. They’re not listening, and are instead embarking on an … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with this blog post disaster

I had hoped to simply ignore a particularly moronic Chicken Little blog post at InfoWorld. But I’ve gotten too many emails about it, and there are actually a few issues in there I’d like to discuss. First, the post itself. … Continue reading

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I’m Saying No to the iPhone 4

I posted this over on the SuperSite Blog, but figured it would be of interest here, since the reason I’m not upgrading is that I’m holding out for Windows Phone. Like ZD’s Matthew Miller, I won’t be getting an iPhone … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Windows and Embedded, Not Windows Phone 7, on Tablets

At the Computex trade show this week, Microsoft executives firmly stated that Windows Phone 7 is not designed for tablet devices and will not be ported to these PC-like devices. (I was previously told that the company had nothing to … Continue reading

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Microsoft KIN: Notes from the launch

Here are some (live) thoughts from the Microsoft KIN (formerly “Pink”) launch event. I’ll update this as it goes… First up, the KIN web site is live. There are two models, the KIN ONE (“Turtle”) and the KIN TWO (“Pure”), … Continue reading

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