SFgate wrote over the weekend that “Ballmer HAD To Make Windows The Center Of Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy — Even If It Kills Them” Their point: Microsoft’s tablet strategy — wait for the next version of Windows — will probably end up costing the company its long-held Windows monopoly, at least among consumers. But...

Interesting quotes from Microsoft’s CTO in SFgate.com: Microsoft’s chief technical officer and strategic leader Craig Mundie told an audience in Australia that he’s not sure if tablets are here to stay. He called the iPad an “in between” device and said “Personally I don’t know whether I believe that space will be a...

So my question today is, what’s up with the Microsoft Nokia alliance?. I have been skeptical since I heard about their Windows Phone 7 collaboration. From Network World: Nokia is in a unique relationship with Microsoft, contributing a range of its own assets, ranging from global scale, distribution, marketing and...

AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $39 billion. From the press release: DALLAS, TEXAS AND BONN, GERMANY — March 20, 2011— AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive...

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will not have a Windows 8 tablet until fall of 2012. March 4 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, won’t release a competitor to Apple Inc. and Google Inc.’s tablet operating systems until the 2012 back-to- school season, people with knowledge of...

Recently, I read a very comprehensive blog post on ZDNET by Stephen Chapman that cleverly laid out some elements of Windows 8 and Office 15 he had found on the web. It was very impressive – If you start putting the pieces together (as I have on this blog), a clearer picture of Windows 8 begins to emerge. Anyway, I...

  Microsoft are catching some flack about their decision to rush tablets out on Windows 8. Analysts have raised concerns that Microsoft’s determination to push Windows for tablet devices could hold them back in the tablet market. “Windows has earned Microsoft untold billions of dollars over the past few decades,...

So a lot of blogs (including mine) have been reporting that Windows 8 will be the operating system that refocuses PC users on gaming. According to Techradar: A relaunched Games for Windows marketplace was a recent fillip, but it is the hiring of Rahul Sood, the founder of gaming computer brand Voodoo PC and...