The Windows Phone platform is now snuggly sitting in third place in the mobile world. But for Microsoft that is a bare minimum. And although the company has switched places with BlackBerry, it is yet to really make a mark in the enterprise market. This, partly, has to do with the lack of enterprise features that...

The good old days are about to end, and soon. The signs were already there, as consumers shifted their attention to tablets as opposed to smartphones, but the huge growth rates of mobile phones are coming to a certain halt. In fact, annual smartphone growth is poised to hit single digits as early as 2017. The good...

There are many that are aware of the benefits of having at least three leading mobile platforms, and we now have some good news for these very people. Windows Phone is growing by leaps and bounds. I guess when you have devices like the Lumia 1020 on one end and the Lumia 520 on another, then a good showing like this...

China and Japan, both are two of the most important markets for computing technology, and as a company that is at the forefront, Microsoft seems well aware of the growth potential of both. So much so that Redmond is planning to hire thousands of new workers in China, according to CEO Steve Ballmer and his comments...

The Windows Store is positioned by Microsoft as its flagship app store, and the company is regularly seen encouraging app developers to create for the Windows platform. The apps repository officially launched on October 26 last year, with a count of 9,000 unique apps, and witnessed a respectable growth during the next...

There are a few snippets from Bloomberg’s earnings expectations for key IT companies today that give us some hints about the short-term future for the PC/notebook/tablet markets.  The first of these is the one for Intel; Santa Clara, California-based Intel on Jan. 17 may report profit slumped about 29 percent to 46...

IDC recently reported 3rd quarter mobile device numbers for the 3rd quarter of 2012. They found that the “collective (view) of PCs, tablets, and smartphones” shipped 303.6 million shipments worth $140.4 billion dollars for the three months ending in September. Samsung, the new giant in the smartphone arena, led the...

Comscore today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. To no one’s surprise, Google Sites led the explicit core search market in November with 67% of search queries conducted, up from 66.9% in October. Microsoft gained slightly, going from 16.0% in October to 16.2% in November,...

The International Data Corporation (aka IDC) just released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, providing predictions for mobile phone sales by OS through 2016. The clear market leader, according to IDC, will be Android, whose massive 68.3% market share in 2012 represents the lion’s share. While IDC...

Windows Phone 8 just launched a week ago but that doesn’t stop us from already thinking about how the mobile OS will do when compared to Windows Phone 7. While many consumers that used Windows Phone 7 liked it, it never really managed to get that many killer apps and largely was ignored by many consumers looking to buy...