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  • Here's The Real Reason Why Microsoft Moved Higher After Earnings  [View article]
    I agree but would like to note that I think one of the biggest potential markets would be in the rumored Surface Phone. This would hopefully represent a break from phones that do a lot of PC functionality to a handheld PC that also functions as a phone. We could see a device that has the full Windows 10 OS on it and has the ability to run all the apps that have been developed for the full OS without having to wait on apps developed for the phone OS. This would circumvent the app ecosystem problem that the phone OS has suffered from. Imagine a single device that can do everything well with wireless docking that would be subsidized by the major carriers. The business cost savings alone would be remarkable! I have already proposed this solution at my work and was met with warm reception, although I don't think they totally understood. Hopefully I will get to Beta test next year.
    Oct 27, 2015. 12:30 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win10 + Intel Skylake + Thunderbolt 3 = Interesting PC  [View article]
    Fall 2015...already there are leaks about the Lumia 940XL. The specs are more than enough for a good Windows 10 experience.
    Jun 3, 2015. 01:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win10 + Intel Skylake + Thunderbolt 3 = Interesting PC  [View article]
    Couple this article with the new line of Lumia phone/pc's coming out with the ability to act as both phone for personal use and full blown PC when docked (think Continuum) and you have something that the business world will find very compelling. Imagine HW subsidized by AT&T or some other provider that could act as your work computer as well with only a docking station, USB keyboard, mouse, monitor, and headset that would have to be purchased. From a cost perspective, this will be an attractive offering. Then the ability to take it home and re-dock or use it from anywhere for personal or productivity use. Yeah...this will be a game changer on a lot of fronts. Plus...100Watts of power. Think of "real" peripherals market or even wiring your house with Thunderbolt to make a smart home or power the IOT stuff. Microsoft and Satya are making a lot of compelling will be interesting for sure.
    Jun 2, 2015. 12:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices  [View article]
    Agreed! Imagine your PC/Phone/Xbox all being one handheld device paired with your smartwatch. Then coming home or to work and it functioning as your Xbox or PC with connectivity like you describe.
    Aug 14, 2013. 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices  [View article]
    Just read your comment...seems we think alike. See my response above to the phablet comment :-).
    Aug 14, 2013. 01:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Attacks Competitors By Lowering Lumia Prices  [View article]
    If Nokia can release a sub $600 Win 8.1 pro phablet with good specs and SIM/MicroSD slots and not nickel and dime with keyboard accessories and the like...then it could be positioned to be a hit. Especially if AT&T can subsidize the cost and data plan. To date, there has just been no real compelling reason for people to leave their laptops running Win7 behind...especially given the cost. Hopefully they won't go the RT route...if apps are all you want, get an Android tablet.
    Aug 14, 2013. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OEMs Are Killing The PC Industry  [View article]
    I agree for the most part with this article. I just purchased an Acer Iconia W700 that is a good balance between battery life, size, weight, CPU power, screen clarity, and HD size. The big problem...NO ONE KNOWS IT EXIST! It was $699 at Micro Center and I love it! If it had a MicroSD and SIM slot, I would dub it near perfect. Battery life is about 8 hours for normal use...core i3, 64Gb SSD, Windows 8 64 bit, 1080HD 11.6 inch display that is incredible, USB 3 port, microHDMI out, Bluetooth keyboard case included as well as a docking station, and a microHDMI to VGA adapter. I have a feeling you will be able to find it soon at the price point mentioned. I am really interested in the leaked pics of Nokia's tablet...if it exist. I think you will see these products begin to catch on over the next year.
    Aug 2, 2013. 06:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Telef√≥nica Puts Its Weight Behind Nokia  [View article]
    Abu...Ramadan Mubarak...good article! I've lived overseas in an island nation where choices were very limited. It was freeing not to have choices and quite overwhelming to return to a Wal-Mart afterwards. Definitely a choice overload! There is a similar TED talk that you would also enjoy...

    As for the sales force at ATT, I had to educate the sales guy about the 920 and 820 back in January after it became apparent that no one in the store could answer basic questions concerning the Nokia offerings. They were simply pushing what they had in their pockets, because that is what they knew. I'm also an IT enthusiast and am questioned often about which way to go. I believe that Nokia and Microsoft would do good to setup displays and market how the Windows 8 phone/Surface Pro/Xbox One all work together in a nice slick ecosystem that basically handles all your IT needs. This simplified ecosystem will have to be seen by the public and pushed by a trained sales force like you mentioned, but I believe it will catch on in the next year and you will see a major shift. My two cents...long Nokia (if I had $$$$ to invest :-)
    Jul 28, 2013. 06:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Going Into The Camera Market?  [View article]
    Technology is my passion and I try to be impartial when making comments.
    Jul 16, 2013. 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Going Into The Camera Market?  [View article]
    To make a comparison...the Samsung offering is a camera with a built in phone and the Nokia 1020 is a phone with a built in camera. The distinction...form factor. Nokia understood this and invented a way to get a clear zoom and better night shots without compromising form factor. As to this being for a niche' market...I don't think so. In the U.S. and other parts of the world, the smartphone is as much a status symbol as anything...everyone wants the piece of technology that no one else has to set them apart from the crowd. That is why the 1020 will be a hit...that is why so much has been spent on marketing to poke fun at your "grandmother's" iphone.
    Jul 16, 2013. 11:35 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pictures of Nokia's (NOK +1.4%) rumored EOS phone - a Lumia device said to feature a 41MP image sensor similar to that of the Symbian-based 808 PureView - have leaked. Like the 808, the EOS has a giant, protruding, camera module on its back, replete with a large flash. In-line with a May report, it also appears to have a polycarbonate body and a ~4.5" display. Sources tell The Verge the pictures are of "genuine engineering samples," that Nokia is expected to launch the device in July, and that AT&T (T) will exclusively sell it in the U.S.  [View news story]
    With a product like this, you would likely buy a case that will hide the awkward aesthetics while protecting your investment. This will appeal very much to the female "soccer mom" population as well as many photo enthusiast and set Nokia even further apart from the competition. I see a 3 product Microsoft ecosystem developing that is going to be formidable going forward. You will have a phone/camera/etc, the XBox One, and a full featured tablet all running a Win8 (metroesque) environment that interoperates well. Maybe even a "Note" sized device with a full operating system that you can use as a phone and then dock at the office to use as a full featured pc that outputs video to a big screen. Then you would just need that and an XBox One. I really like where Microsoft is going and I believe they are best positioned to make it all happen. Long on Nokia and Msoft.
    Jun 6, 2013. 05:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment