[12 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Microsoft’s freshly released Windows 8 Consumer Preview is making the rounds on people’s computers, with reviews pouring in everywhere on the Web, and opinions ranging from exhilarating to abysmally disappointed. Windows 8 brings a lot of new things to the table, and while some of them may be bad, a lot of the stuff is really good. It’s not only Microsoft’s first attempt at a tablet OS, but also a unified tablet/desktop OS that works on both x86 and ARM processors – something that sounds nearly impossible to achieve.
But by …
[6 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
The renewal of the Windows team at Microsoft Phone continues. In December, the division director Andy Lees announced his departure. Now we learn that another manager, Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft. He himself announced his resignation, explaining that a substantial opportunity at Amazon had been presented.
Brandon Watson was well known at Microsoft. Responsible for developing the mobile operating system, he was chief engineer. He was also known third-party developers as it regularly published technical notes on opportunities. He had also liaised with the developers of Chevron, the first tool release of …
[3 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
In a presentation dedicated to its partners, Microsoft has revealed more details about the next generation of Windows Phone.
The next edition of Microsoft’s mobile system, named Apollo, will enable manufacturers to increase the physical characteristics of smartphones. In addition to support for multiple screen sizes, these devices may be multi-core. The objective is to rank better in competition. Moreover the Windows Phone will support the NFC wireless links whose virtual wallet can be personalized by the telephone.
With regard to mobile applications, Microsoft has explained that the code of these will …
[11 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
At CES 2012, Microsoft CEO – Steve Ballmer – has complied with the traditional exercise of the statement of some figures in connection with the motion sensor Kinect, known through his association with the Xbox video game console 360. Last year, more than 18 million sensors have been sold.
From February 1st, 2012, the Windows version of Kinect will be marketed in 12 countries including the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, France and seven other countries. Via a network of resellers and distributors, Microsoft announces limited quantities initially.
On Amazon.com, you can …
[19 Dec 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
As we gracefully welcome the New Year, we are also looking forward to a number of new innovations and advancements in technology like we do year-after-year. Technology is one thing that has never witnessed its core end or the ultimate satisfaction. Everybody wants more and more in the upcoming years. Talk to a geek and you will realize how restless he is to know “What is next”.
So what is next? Just like the recent past years, 2012 seems to be yet another promising tech year. Though many of these technologies …
[5 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
To be fair, it’s not often anybody feels sorry for Microsoft. But even the most die hard Windows-haters have to be prepared to spare a little bit of sympathy for the software giant’s repeated failures and modest success when it comes to the mobile and smart phone market.
You could argue that the first SPV phone – which was released back in 2002, when Nokia ruled the world, and one of the first handsets to run a Microsoft mobile operating-system – set the tone for the company’s mobile phone attempts for …
[22 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
At the start of September, Microsoft provided a full public demonstration of Windows 8, the upcoming version of its operating system.
Due to the dominating position of Windows, news of a new version is a big deal – not just for Microsoft, but for IT managers and small business owners, who will have to decide whether or not to upgrade as soon as the software package is released in a year or so.
A chequered history
Microsoft features a considerably chequered history in relation to Windows releases. Windows 7 – the present version …
[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
What are the chances of Internet Explorer 10 to prevail in its epic battle against slimmed down interfaces like Firefox and Chrome? The question has been a matter of discussion from the day Internet Explorer 9 was launched. Many questions are been asked since the launch of the browser few weeks back. How secure can IE be? Is IE as fast as its counterparts? Can IE come up with a more appealing interface? And so go the fears faced by Microsoft.
The success of IE 10, however, will rest on some …
[22 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The new Microsoft Kin One is a compact size Slide-out QWERTY keypad mobile phone from Microsoft.Microsoft Kin One is a Curved square slider QWERTY mobile with a QVGA display and 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.It is a social networking centric mobile phone.
The key features of the new Microsoft Kin One mobile phone are:
3G HSDPA, HSUPA
Camera:5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Camera Features:Geo-tagging, face and smile detection
GPS with A-GPS support
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Based OS
Network: Quad band GSM …