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April 17, 2012  2:59 PM

Nokia’s Lumia Sales: It’s All About Expectations

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Microsoft, Nokia, Windows Phone

An article on Brighthand today covers complaints from some Europe-based wireless service providers that sales of the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phones are low. Curiously, U.S. carriers are happy with their sales of Nokia's smartphones.

March 21, 2012  4:29 PM

Microsoft Employees Forbidden to Buy Apple Products

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Microsoft

An internal Microsoft memo that has leasked out indicates that Microsoft employees are no longer allowed to use company funds to purchase products made by Apple. This is a sign that the competition between these two has heated up again. Way back in the 1980s, Microsoft and Apple were bitter...

February 7, 2012  2:01 PM

Windows 8 Is Going to Boost Sales of Windows Phone Tremendously

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Windows Phone

Hopefully you saw the recent article on Brighthand detailing the features of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. If this unconfirmed information turns out to be correct, then Microsoft is making huge strides toward adding the features users are looking for, such a support for removable microSD...

January 3, 2012  3:48 PM

A Tale of Three Operating Systems

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, Microsoft

In the past few months, new versions have been released for three of the biggest mobile operating systems: Apple's iOS, Google's Android OS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone. I'm pleased to be able to say that Brighthand has reviewed all of these, so we can present you with information on the...

September 28, 2011  1:39 PM

A Simple Trick To Get the Windows Phone 7.5 Upgrade Now

Posted by: Ed Hardy

If you read Brighthand you know that Microsoft has begun sending out Windows Phone 7.5 upgrades to those who already own a device running the earlier version of...

September 15, 2011  8:07 PM

First Nokia Windows Phone Still on Course for Q4 Release

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Microsoft, Nokia

Nokia has committed to releasing its first handset running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system before the end of this year, but I can understand if some of you are wondering if the company will meet that deadline. Moving ponderously is one of Nokia's trademarks, and the search for a...

July 12, 2011  9:42 AM

Android Growing Strongly, iOS Holding Steady, RIM Losing Marketshare: Here’s Why

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Palm, RIM

The market-tracking company comScore keeps an eye on the battle between the various smartphone operating systems. There was a significant change covered in its latest report: during the March-May period of this year, Apple's iOS passed  RIM's BlackBerry OS in popularity among U.S. phone...

May 16, 2011  12:14 PM

There’s No Way Nokia Could Sell Its Phone Division to Microsoft

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Microsoft, Nokia

Eldar Murtazin, who has long been a reliable source for information on what's going on inside smartphone makers, posted something startling on his blog today:

Next week Nokia will start the negotiations about the sale of it’s phone unit to Microsoft.

I can...

April 29, 2011  12:45 PM

Samsung Omnia 7 “NoDo” Windows Phone 7 Update Temporarily Halted

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Microsoft, Samsung

Microsoft continues to have problems getting a system software update to all the devices running Windows Phone 7. The latest device to run into problems is the Samsung Omnia 7.

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March 29, 2011  2:43 PM

Windows Phone Will Outsell iPhone by 2015? Really?

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM

IDC released its latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report today, including predictions for which mobile operating systems will be gaining market share in the next few years and which will be losing it. This market analysis firm made a safe prediction that Google's Android OS will rise to be...

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