Evil_Ballmer

Microsoft has been pushing their Windows Phone 7 operating system for quite a while now. Despite constant advertising schemes, the mobile operating system has completely failed to catch on in... the market. In fact, Gartner’s data shows that Microsoft only owns 2.7% of the “Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 3Q11″.

Instead of coming to the c...

lg-microsoft

‘Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.’ This is probably what Microsoft is doing nowadays. Instead of making enemies in the smartphone market, this Redmond, Wash-based software... giant has recently signed a patent agreement with LG for the use of both Google’s highly popular OS platforms, Chrome and Android.

‘We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relations...

pantech-microsoft

On the topic of patent infringement cases, the latest to enter the news is the issue between Microsoft and South Korea’s third largest handset manufacturer, Pantech. According to an earlier... report by Yonhap News, camps between the two companies are discussing patent usage issues. However, details have not yet been finalized.

It is highly possible that Pantech will be signing a roya...

expensive-intel-atom-windows-tablets

I can’t say this comes as a completely surprise to me, but Digitimes reports that Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets will cost anywhere between $600 and $900. The reason this doesn’t... come off as a surprise is because I knew x86 hardware, and especially Intel hardware, will add significantly to the cost of the tablets. Just look at what it has done to the original Google TV set top...

android-xbox-live

Upon viewing the job listing page on Microsoft’s website, there was much excitement on the thread. Apparently, Microsoft has plans to extend their Xbox LIVE to other platforms, including Android.... Considering the fact that Windows has placed the Xbox LIVE exclusively on their Windows Phone in the past, this bit of news that LiveSide discovered was a complete shock. As the job listing mentioned, Micros...

chinese android

In lieu of the patent infringement lawsuits filed by Apple, a strong number of Chinese handset manufacturers have formed an alliance to counter the attack. This group includes key players in... Chinese handset vendors such as Lenovo, ZTE, Coolpad, TCL and Konka. Apart from Apple, this union also serves as preparation for any future lawsuit that will be presented against them by other interna...

Windows-8-Start-Menu

I remember when years ago people were hoping that Linux would end Windows’ domination in the market place, especially with a crippled Apple at the beginning of last decade. Linux, an open... source OS, was our last chance for that happening, at least back then. But Microsoft made sure nothing would be threatening their monopoly, and over the years they made deals in such a way that manufactu...

barnes-noble-microsoft-extortion

B&N surprises me more and more these days. They were the first to show the potential of an inexpensive $250 Android tablet with the original Nook Color, and continuing to do it with the... upcoming Nook Tablet. This is surprising by itself because they could figure out what a regular Android manufacturer couldn’t – that there may be a market for quality low-end tablets

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samsung-smartphone-leader

Apple had a short victory last quarter, when they surpassed Nokia (they were already ahead of Samsung in smartphones), but it looks like nothing will be able to stop Samsung’s skyrocketing... growth. Samsung sold 27 million smartphones in Q3 this year, and it’s looking at selling around 35 million next quarter, now that Galaxy S II is on 3 carriers in USA, Galaxy Nexus will be able soon...

microsoft-patent-troll

It seems Microsoft is getting more and more successful in extorting money from Android manufacturers, and are now making 53% of the Android devices in USA more expensive (thanks Microsoft!).... I can’t say I’m too surprised. After all they are using a time-proven extorting tactic that has been used for decades by patent trolls, and some would say even by the mafia a few decades a...