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With New Lumias, Microsoft Tries to Nudge Windows Phone Market Upstream Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 4, 2014)

I honestly think Rogers has a sense of how many Lumia 920 holdouts are around using their service. For one thing, they're still supporting the phone with firmware and software updates. And while...

Microsoft Expands Its Android Phone Lineup Commented on: 17 weeks ago (June 24, 2014)

Actually Windows Phone as a platform is sufficiently mature, at least in the very markets the Nokia X is trying to grab.

For example in India, Windows Phone already has the major local...

Declining Smartphone Prices Hit Samsung Again Commented on: 27 weeks ago (April 10, 2014)

Microsoft is fortunate to have an arsenal of software and services to lean on. That's always a constant in a market where hardware is always en-route to commoditization. Whether it be PCs or...

Shocker: Office for iPad is a Smash Hit Commented on: 28 weeks ago (April 2, 2014)

Microsoft should focus on the fundamentals, i.e. its apps, its services and its languages and developer tools. Getting these three across all of the major platforms should be the immediate...

Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin Commented on: 30 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

At the minimum this could pull in a lot of iOS and Android developers into the Microsoft fold and bring back that developer enthusiasm in all things Microsoft (from back in the day). Getting...

Microsoft Hopes Titan-Sized Game Success Will Reverse Xbox One Fall Commented on: 32 weeks ago (March 10, 2014)

I like Titanfall, but to be fair, it's a "love it or hate it" game.

Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Platform for Automobiles Commented on: 33 weeks ago (March 3, 2014)

If the market is North America, it'd be a pretty safe bet for an automaker to have its car tied to iOS. I'm sure systems will ultimately vary between markets, e.g. Android in India, Windows Phone...

To Grow, Microsoft Must Deemphasize Windows Commented on: 37 weeks ago (February 4, 2014)

In today's world an OS is a means of delivery for one's services (i.e. key revenue generators). Yes, it's imperative that Microsoft put out very good apps and services on Android and iOS, but no...

Short Takes: Microsoft Earnings Special Edition Commented on: 38 weeks ago (January 24, 2014)

Microsoft lacks "just right" products in its tablet-PC and Windows Phone portfolios. There are no compelling mid-range tablets or phones in the Microsoft eco-system. Yes, there are great entry-...

Facing the Biggest Problem with Windows in 2014 Commented on: 42 weeks ago (December 31, 2013)

Microsoft logic doesn't correspond with market realities, it's as simple as that.

There was *NO* reason to remove the Start Button & Menu, but they did it anyways with Windows 8...

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