When someone says, “smartphone”, almost everyone responds “iPhone”.  Such is the impact the iPhone has had on the smartphone market. However, the growth trends suggest that Microsoft should have an eye on other vendors, especially in the Android side of things.  NetMarketShare’s numbers show that in the last year, Android...

From NetMarketShare comes the important statistic that for the first time ever – in October 2012 – Windows 7 passes XP in market share (see below). This cements Vista as the overlooked operating system that never lived up to Microsoft’s expectations. Some believe that every other Microsoft OS is a success, meaning that...

There’s a great review of the new Microsoft Surface RT by ABC news.  It shows the “drop test” highlighting the tough new aluminum/magnesium composite the casing is made of. The moniker “RT” signifies a feature-limited Windows 8 version designed to run on ARM processors. Windows RT is viewed by some as Microsoft’s...

Whether or not Microsoft eventually launches its own smartphone, it will need strong partners to make a dent in the mobile market. One such partner is HTC, who last month, launched its Windows Phone 8X – it represents the new breed of Windows Phone 8 powered phones ready to take on the likes of iPhone and...

Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Windows Phone, describes the features of Windows Phone 8 and compares it with Android and iOS in this presentation. He contrasts the “static” orientation of Android and iOS user interfaces based on apps with the more dynamic real-time orientation of Windows Phone 8. Live tiles are apps...

The Verge did a thorough review of Windows Phone 8 in the video below, as reported by windows8update.com.  WP8 is an uphill slog for Microsoft, but it is a powerful effort to compete with the iPhone and Android-based smartphones. Enjoy the review and let me know what you think of Windows Phone 8.

When it comes to mobile phone/tablet technology, Intel certainly isn’t a name that comes to mind. Despite their major lagging behind the pack, Intel has always aspired to develop x86 processors that work in a variety of different situations from high-end servers, supercomputers, thin-and-light laptops, netbooks,...