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  • Why Microsoft's Heading To $52 [View article]
    Microsoft receives $10-20 royalties on each Android device which is more than they charge for WP7. You better take a look at what Android is costing hardware ODMs to adapt on use versus W8.
    Mar 7 02:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Heading To $52 [View article]
    Windows Vista is now ancient history as is Apple's Lisa. A lot of consumers got burned by Vista but lets see how Windows 8 is received. So far WP7 is getting great reviews and W8 is looking really good. I'd say all the Linux and Unix clones; Android, iOS, OSx, etc. are starting to look a little tired.
    Mar 7 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel, Chip Maker Of The Future, Is Heading To $35 [View article]
    The RISC vs CISC chip battle has been fought by Intel many times and although each iteration of RISC (MPIS,PowerPC, ARM, etc.) starts with a lead the reducing gate sizes and increasing density usually catches up with RISC. Atom at 32nm will be competitive, at 22nm it will be compelling and at 14, 10, and 7nm ARM will be toast.
    Mar 7 02:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel, Chip Maker Of The Future, Is Heading To $35 [View article]
    Yes, Intel's future is going to look better and better as they tic, toc the Atom chips and the PC's Mobile replaces the PC's Dead. I can see a Nokia Atom smart phone running Windows 8 in the not too distant future and it will be able to do anything on any screen size available.
    Mar 6 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Aims For Cheaper Phones [View article]
    "Windows Phone Tango has been tuned to work as well as possible on devices with as little as 256MB of RAM".

    LOL, the 1st IBM PC had 64kb of memory. 256MB now costs $15-60. You'd think they could get WP8 to run very fast in 128MB of memory. They should be able to build a Windows Phone for $130 USD with Microsoft's support. So will the carriers have negative subsidy monthly plans? Giveaway the phone and charge $39.99 a month.
    Mar 5 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Heading To $52 [View article]
    "The ability to use a tablet as a poor man's iPad and then use it as a poor man's netbook may make sense if you can run legacy software.Windows ARM is going nowhere other than the initial hoopla of the first ARM based Windows products."

    Amusing statements. The poor man's X86 tablets will outperform the arrogant man's overpriced iToys. Windows on ARM, WARM or WOA, will commoditize tablets so that all hardware OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and others can offer better hardware than Apple and better software than legacy Android and iOS Linux clones at the same price as Android devices. As for smart phones, let's see where we are in 2013 when Nokia has caught up and passed the Android and Apple hardware standards.
    Mar 5 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Heading To $52 [View article]
    Windows 8 is going to commoditize the mobile market and integrate it with traditional Wintel PCs.
    Mar 5 03:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Heading To $52 [View article]
    Microsoft's trading range has been 24-32, 33%, for he last 10 years but it's made that move at least 5 times most recently in the last 6 months. You could've made around 1500% or more using options in the last 10 years. If Windows 8 is as good as many believe than this could be a unique opportunity when we have the pending spring sell off.
    Mar 5 03:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Drive And The Cloud Wars [View article]
    Consumers would create and manage data without ever touching a desktop application again. No more files or Office applications.

    Consumers love to be arrogant and fooled. There'll always be applications and files but consumers want and will be oblivious to there existence. Public and private networks, clouds for dummies, will allow the technically challenged consumers of technology to be monkeys and earn their livings, bananas, browsing, manipulating and reading information. As with most other consumer markets, there will be three or more ecosystems for elitists, socialists and techies.
    Mar 4 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons To Consider Nokia [View article]
    It's the integration of the different PC forms (desktop, notebook, phone and tablets) using one OS with the same user experience with the cloud, home and enterprise ecosystems on both open. ARM and X86, hardware architectures. Add in integration of Microsoft's Office and Skype applications and it gets even better. It's already a fact (Android) that hardware OEMs, HTC, Samsung and others, can produce open consumer devices more economically and innovatively than Apple's proprietary ecosystem. It's really Microsoft versus Google not Apple. Google's a social virus supported by advertising and marketing revenue that consumers will hopefully wake up to and switch to Bing.
    Mar 4 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has A Mobile Future [View article]
    It's not Windows 8 that's got the developers in a divvy, it's HTLM5 and JavaScript as the preferred development environment versus Silverlight and WPF. HTML has always been a really poor and overly verbose development environment. To quote;

    "HTML+jQuery+Javascript compared to Silverlight+.NET+C# is like a Model T compared to an Audi A8," wrote VSM reader Bryan Morris. "The thought of a future where all app development takes a major leap backwards to Web hacking is profoundly depressing."

    Oh well, most of the apps for consumers are toy crap anyway but it's the real enterprise development that we have to see what the future beholds. I'm sure glad I retired from senior management of enterprise application development two years ago. Timing is almost everything.
    Mar 3 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has A Mobile Future [View article]
    I had that opinion initially but then as you use WP7 the flow of using the tiles quickly diminishes that negative aesthetic reaction. I remember my first reaction to the Windows GUI and it wasn't very good either. Windows 8 is definitely new and bold.
    Mar 3 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rumors Of The PC's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated [View article]
    The PC's mobile, the PC's NOT dead. Smart phones and tablets are full blown mobile microcomputers with touch screen and sometimes keyboards carried by persons. Wintel has definitely been supplimented by Armple and Armdroid and will soon be joined by Warm, WOA if you're a Microsofty. Windows 8 will integrate traditional Wintel PCs with mobile PCs based on ARM and X86 ecosystems. They'ss laso be more hybrid devices that have touch screens but run traditional PC applications. Look for Windows 8 ARM devices with Office 2012 built in and you won't be able to get the OS bor app software in a box or loa it on third party generic devices. Microsoft will eliminate software piracy for all but the most skilled hackers. Thank you Apple for innovating touch based devices like you did keybiard and mouse devices with the GUI.
    Mar 2 07:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons To Consider Nokia [View article]
    One and only reason to consider Nokia - Microsoft's Windows 8.

    All the rest of the reasons would be footnotes to failure but Microsoft's support of the world's best mobile phone hardware designer and manufacturer thereby eliminating Nokia's software R&D and injecting $1 billion a year is a huge deal. Windows 8 is going to be revolutionary for touch device functionality and productivity. The reviews are getting more and more impressive especially on the latest Windows 8 consumer preview. Windows 8 really does integrate Windows for mouse and keyboards with touch screens. It's pretty amazing that the same Metro Active tiles user interface can be used on WP7/8 mobile devices with touch screens and traditional keyboard and mouse interfaces on desktops and notebooks. You can also run an XBox from Windows smart phones and tablets, Microsoft already has employees using dual-core S4 SnapDragon phones on Sprint LTE that run 4x against existing models. Windows 8 (Microsoft) is the only reason to invest in Nokia and it's also why Microsoft has broken out of it's decade long trading range.
    Mar 2 07:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Negative On Nokia [View article]
    Thanks to a leak from The Verge, Microsoft staff are said to be testing early versions of Windows Phone 8 running on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, or the MSM8960. "At least one" phone would have the combination sometime later in the year.
    Mar 2 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment