It seems my original article a few days ago about how the Surface Pro was priced too high set off a little firestorm among my readers. I was excoriated for comparing apples to oranges, that is in my comparison of the Surface Pro with the iPad, Samsung Galaxy and Nexus 10. The Surface Pro, I was informed, was better...

Verizon has just announced availability of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, a 4-inch budget Windows Phone 8 handset, from January 24th at $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Samsung’s first Ativ phone in the United States was scheduled for launch last December, but the date slipped.  The new Ativ...

Yesterday, I wrote about Microsoft’s announcement stating Windows Phone 7.8 is on its way. Now Microsoft has now released the Windows Phone 7.8 SDK, enabling developers to get to work creating apps for the new platform and tweaking old ones. Apps developed using the new SDK will work only on Windows Phone 7.x...

Yesterday, I wrote about the coming launch of the Surface Pro on February 9. It was announced by General Manager of Microsoft Surface, Panos Panay in a blog post earlier in the day. The Surface Pro, as you may have read, is priced at $899 for the 64GB version, with a 128GB version available. To my mind, this is a...

Yesterday, you probably heard about the impending launch of the Surface Pro on February 9. General Manager of Microsoft Surface, Panos Panay made the announcement via a blog post during the day. The Surface Pro, as you may have read, is priced at $899 for the 64GB version, with a 128GB version available. An additional...

Deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise will be more challenging than prior versions because there are more form factors involved and new types of applications (apps) to consider. There are also virtualization options and Windows To Go to make things more interesting. Alex de Jong gives greater insights into the...

Finally, we have confirmation of the actual launch date for the Microsoft Surface Pro. Panos Panay, General Manager of Microsoft Surface, announced in his blog today that the Surface Pro will launch on February 9, 2013. There has been tremendous anticipation ahead of its launch, especially since the ARM-based Surface...

This article draws from the work of the very skilled Alex de Jong, who has some really great graphics that give deeper insights into the nitty-gritty of Windows 8 deployment.  There are three areas to be discussed in this article, namely: Understanding Windows 8 as a layered platform A look at Windows 8 Deployment...

Smartphone users of Windows Phone 7.5 have been waiting – with some frustration -for the Windows Phone 7.8 update to arrive for some time.  So it was good news to hear from Windows Phone Colombia today that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive beginning January 31- a scant week away.

IDC has published a new report today accusing PC OEMs and other elements of the PC ecosystem of complacency and lack of innovation over the past few years.  With the advent of smaller form factors like smartphones and tablets, this has led to the perfect storm for PCs with declining sales worldwide. IDC believes that...