Engadget just published this straightforward article on how Windows phones had next to zero presence at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. This is why I am writing this blog: There is no new hardware on the horizon, only the faintest of rumors about a phantom 'Surface Phone' or the holy grail, a phone… Continue reading Engadget: the hunt for Windows phones
Using the Lumia 920 that we chose in 2012, we discovered that it took amazing pictures (for a 2012 device). It had features like optical image stabilization (OIS) that wouldn't show up in the iPhone for years. We discovered a robust operating system with plenty of apps—although we would have liked to have seen a lot… Continue reading The Lumia 1020: The best camera-phone
Last week, I ordered both an iPhone 6 plus and a Samsung Galaxy S6 through Swappa. Each cost around $350. Yesterday, the iPhone arrived, first, so it will be evaluated first. (The Galaxy is coming from California.) The point of this blog isn't to compare hardware, particularly with Android, but since the iPhone is a… Continue reading The iPhone arrives
This is an excellent article on what happened with BlackBerry, and how poor decisions by RIM and Verizon really enabled the rise of the iPhone and Android, at the expense of BlackBerry devices. I really can't add anything to it, so this is probably the last blog post to address BlackBerry or RIM directly. (For… Continue reading Background: The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry
We first bought a Windows phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, when it came out in late 2012. I was still using a Blackberry for work, although I had a lot of hands-on experience with both iPhone and Android devices. My wife was upgrading to this phone from an iPhone 3GS, which she liked well enough, although it… Continue reading Why THAT phone?