Category archive: Windows

NVIDIA CEO disappointed with Windows RT sales

NVIDIA CEO disappointed with Windows RT sales

Microsoft’s Windows RT is the red-headed stepchild of the tablet market. When the company built Windows RT and the Surface RT, they did so to address perceived shortcomings in the market. Tablets have been viewed predominantly as luxury items, devices consumers used to check email, surf the web, and run select games and applications available…

Android to finally overtake iOS in the tablet market in 2013, IDC projects

Android to finally overtake iOS in the tablet market in 2013, IDC projects

2013 will be the year Android tablets steal the crown from the iPad, according to an IDC report out Tuesday (via GigaOM). Tablets running the Android operating system will soar to 48.8% by the end of 2013, overtaking iOS which falls to 46.0% of the tablet market. The numbers shrink a bit when the projection…

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

The latest smartphone OS market share data in the U.S. paint a dismal picture for all but iOS and Android, which together account for over 90% of the smartphone OS market. The two remaining platforms, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, are fighting to gain customers looking to enter the smartphone market, and potentially win (or in…

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it’s up to Congress

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it's up to Congress

Back in October 2012, the US Library of Congress’s Copyright Office ruled that unlocking cell phones to work on other carriers would no longer be legal under US law. The act of unlocking a phone was previously legal under the law, though the exemptions called for three-year reviews to be enacted, and despite being reinstated…

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Last week, we took an in depth look at which platform we thought would win the battle to become the third major smartphone operating system. Ultimately, we gave the edge to BlackBerry 10, which has left us with much more excitement than our experience with Windows Phone 8 garnered. With BlackBerry 10 launching this week,…

Nokia Lumia 822 by Verizon Wireless Review

Nokia Lumia 822 by Verizon Wireless Review

The Lumia 822 is the first Windows Phone 8 device to grace Verizon’s network, and is the first Windows Phone device to appear on the network since the HTC Trophy, which launched back in May of 2011. Nokia’s 822 isn’t the only Windows Phone 8 device on Verizon’s network, however, as HTC’s flagship Windows Phone…

Surface Pro: A bust for consumers, a boom for the enterprise

Surface Pro: A bust for consumers, a boom for the enterprise

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that the Surface Windows 8 Pro will be launching in the United States and Canada on February 9th for $899 for the model with 64GB of internal storage. Many around the net are crying foul, unable to fathom how a tablet would retail for $899. With the industry leading iPad retailing for…

BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 battle to become third viable smartphone OS, but who will win?

BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 battle to become third viable smartphone OS, but who will win?

When it comes to smartphones, it has long been a two pony show. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms together make up over 85% of the US smartphone market according to recent reports, and their momentum is building. Android and iOS have been stealing customers away from the now antiquated BlackBerry 7 and the yet-to-take-off…

CES highlights 5 smartphone trends for 2013

CES highlights 5 smartphone trends for 2013

The larger smartphone makers have largely ignored CES for the past few years. Instead of unveiling their latest flagship devices at the consumer technology industry’s largest trade show, Samsung, HTC, RIM and others have opted to either wait for Mobile World Congress in February or hold their own press events over the course of the…

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