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All posts tagged "2010"


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Little Under 700k Windows Phone 7 Handsets Sold by the End of 2010. How Much Does It Matter?

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:30 PM

http://wmpoweruser.com/674k-windows...(WM+Power+User)

"Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has posted on his analysis of carrier chatter on Windows Phone 7 sales, and came to the conclusion that 674,000 Windows Phone 7 handsets ended up in the hands of consumers by the end of last year".

While Windows Phone 7 wasn't available for the full quarter, 674,000 is still a low number compared to the competition. I haven't seen to many other people with Windows Phones in my day to day dealings, but I'm sure that will be increasing as the operating system gets more and more robust.

The huge Mango update is expected to drop this Fall. Just in time for Microsoft to make a push for the last quarter of 2011. I'm betting that the growth will be huge. What do you think?


Friday, December 31, 2010

What The Geeky Got for Gifts

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 05:30 PM

http://mashable.com/2010/12/31/ipad...-mashable-poll/

"If you got an iPad as a gift during the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. In a recent poll of holiday gift recipients, iPads accounted for a full 22.7% of all gadget or hardware gifts, making iPads the single largest category in our gift poll, outstripping the nearest runner-up by nearly 14% of votes. That runner-up was Amazon's Kindle - not surprising considering that the Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon's history."

It's a relatively small sampling size - less than 2400 votes, and only from people who read Mashable - but among the geek-set, there are a couple of stand-out points: the iPad was the #1 gift, more people got Macs (60%) than Windows machines (40%), Android phones let the way in the smartphone category with a hefty 50.3% figure (iPhones were 30%), but Windows Phone 7 devices at 10.3% just eeked out Blackberry devices (9.4%). Not bad for a brand new platform that most people still haven't heard about! Lastly, the Xbox/Kinect one-two punch clobbered the PS3 with a 54.3% figure versus only 11.9% for the PS3. The Kinect really is driving the Xbox 360 to new heights of popularity!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oops! Microsoft Expired Your Office Mobile 2010 Beta

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone Software" @ 06:00 AM

http://blogs.technet.com/office2010...-april-5th.aspx

If you were beta testing the new Office Mobile 2010 suite of productivity apps on your Windows Mobile 6.5 device, you may have noticed it isn't working anymore. This is because it expired on April 5. While this info was given in the details when you signed up for the beta, Microsoft didn't do their usual announcements reminding beta testers of the pending expiration date.

"The Beta expired on April 5, 2010. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. While the expiration date was mentioned in the product terms of use, we realize that you may have questions and we decided to answer them in today’s blog post."

The blog has the steps you can take to get a working copy of the previous version of Office Mobile on your device, though it might cost you some cash if your device didn't ship with Office. It does make me wonder how many people were actually testing it. The only place I heard about this issue was after MS posted their mea culpa, which was two days after the apps died. Were you testing it and if so, did you notice it quit working?


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 06:00 PM

From all of us here at Thoughts Media, have a Happy New Year! May 2010 be a great year for you and your families, full of blessings, opportunities, and health. Have a safe New Year's eve!


Monday, December 7, 2009

HTC's 1H 2010 Portfolio Floating Around the Net

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009...ured-and-specd/

"If you live and die by HTC, you might be very excited to know that the company's portfolio for the first half of 2010 has been leaked online. HTC's portfolio was presented in Vienna back in October in a global meeting, and now it's available for us to see. The phones are broken down by category: Design, Performance, Social and Productivity (can't a phone be two or more?). Lined up are a number of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and Android devices, so we hope you're sitting down for this one."

Boy Genius report has a number of tidbits about HTC's upcoming headsets (They and other sites like Gizmodo got it from Android and Me) and does a good job rounding all the information up. For those of us who make HTC our preferred phone vendor, it's nice to get a glimpse behind the curtain every so often.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Windows Mobile 7: 2010 and Counting

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Smartphone Talk" @ 06:00 PM

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds...in_trouble.html

"Recently it was revealed that the newest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 7.0, would be delayed until as late as 2010. The updated version, which the company's partners had reportedly been hoping to have by early 2009, was aimed at giving Microsoft a bigger presence on the mobile stage. But delay or no delay, I don't think it would have been enough. With competition from a resurgent BlackBerry platform from Research in Motion, Apple's iPhone and most importantly, the Google Phone platform (I will analyze Nokia's Symbian platform in a separate post at a later date), Microsoft's mobile platform is facing its toughest environment yet."

Despite the title of this article I ran across on CNN today, Why Windows Mobile is in Trouble, it is not the usual doom and gloom scenario that appears to be popping up in the Internet consciousness as of late regarding Windows Mobile. Om Malik goes on to write a fantastic piece on how Microsoft is now more than ever fighting an uphill battle in the mobile handset world in a means to stay relevant in the consumers' eyes, especially with the release of Google's new Android platform which Malik describes as "Windows Mobile done right". This article also quoted VentureBeat in stating that we might not even see new Windows Mobile handsets until 2010! Read more...


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