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Fallout From ‘Pricing for the Surface Pro – An Avoidable Mistake’

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

Samsung Launches the ATIV Odyssey on Verizon Wireless for $49.99

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

Windows Phone 7.8 SDK Released Ahead of OS Update

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

Pricing for the Surface Pro – An Avoidable Mistake

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

Pricing for the Surface Pro – Such An Avoidable Mistake

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

Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Windows 8 Deployment

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

Microsoft Surface Pro Launch Confirmed for February 9, 2013

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

The Nuts and Bolts of Windows 8 Deployment

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

Windows Phone 7.8 Reportedly Arrives on January 31, 2013

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

IDC Says PC Sales Could Stagnate Again in 2013, Ultrabooks May Help

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