New commcercials for Windows Phones from Nokia. The first is for the Nokia Lumia 710 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDECIwJPWBk The second is for the Lumia 900. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1qurHPAeDA I haven’t used these phones yet. Do any of you guys plan to buy any of the new Nokias?

Now, earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a challenge to CES 2012 attendees – beat Windows Phone’s speed and win $100. Obviously, a lot of people were interested in trying to do just that and it was a pretty bold thing to do. Here’s the problem though, a few people actually...

When it comes to smartphones, Windows Phone doesn’t exactly lead the pack. Despite its somewhat lagging popularity compared with iOS and Android, it is still a very capable platform that I personally think would have made a great tablet OS. Of course we all know that Microsoft instead choice to take the slightly-more...

Ever since Windows Phone 7 came to the market there has been at least some speculation that the OS would have a modified cousin that would work on tablets. Of course, we all know this tablet-version never happened and instead Microsoft decided to focus Windows 8 on working for both PCs and tablets. Some of us are...

If you were to ask many ‘casual users’ why they love smartphones and tablets they would likely tell you several different things such as portability, but likely at the top of the list would be, “Because of all the apps”. This is a somewhat curious statement if you are a power user, something that makes you want to...

On multiple occasions I’ve talked about how crucial Nokia could possibly be to Microsoft’s future success both for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. While Nokia may not be the giant it was in year’s past, it is still a powerful contender that has put its faith in Microsoft for its future in the smartphone market, and not the...

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and Nokia have flirted with the idea of making a joint bid for Research In Motion Ltd. It’s not clear what the status of the talks is at this point but apparently the talks did happen. RIM has struggled with service outages over the past year culminating with a major...

Numerous different sources across the net have said on more than one occasion that Microsoft is waiting too long to seriously get involved in the tablet market. While I’ve argued in the past that the market is going to expand in a big way over the course of the next few years, I will also admit that getting aboard...

Just a few days ago, I blogged about the recent news of Andy Lees’ removal as head of Windows Phone. I stated that I didn’t think Windows 8 was going to end up on the phone, and the WP would continue to use the CE kernel, at least for a little while longer. Well, I might have to eat my own words after all, if many of...

The recent removal of Andy Lees from running the Windows Phone division has certainly sparked some interesting theories and ideas as to Lees new role with Microsoft. According to Ballmer, “I have asked Andy Lees to move to a new role working for me on a time-critical opportunity focused on driving maximum impact in...