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From Windows Phone back to Windows Mobile?

Posted by Moverick on January 13, 2015  /   no comment
Windows 10 Mobile

For those who may not be old enough to remember, Microsoft’s mobile OS was once called Windows Mobile. It was a family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft and announced in 2007. It went through series of renaming but in its most matured form included Windows Mobile Professional for touch screen devices (with stylus […]

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Sony may make Windows Phone smartphone this year

Posted by Moverick on January 02, 2014  /   2 comments
Sony Ericsson 'Jolie'

After walking away from Microsoft’s mobile OS, there are rumours indicating that Sony may produce a Windows Phone smartphone this year. The electronic giant was one of those initially committed to Windows Phone and had a working prototype already, named Sony Ericsson ‘Jolie’. Here are pictures of Jolie (I almost typed “Angelina” too): You can […]

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Flashback: Did You Ever Own An i-Mate?

Posted by Moverick on February 27, 2013  /   4 comments
i-mate Jam

Here’s something for the nostalgic old folks around here, and a bit of mobile history class for the new breed. The i-mate brand was one that was well known for superb mobile hardware running Windows Mobile back in the early 2000s. i-mate devices cut across the whole range of form factors, including Pocket PCs, PPC […]

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The Smartphone World Is So Boring Right Now

Posted by Moverick on December 02, 2012  /   12 comments
The world of mobiles

Yes; the smartphone world is so boring right now. This statement may come as a shock to those of you who belong to the iOS-Android generation, and this is all that you have seen. But once upon a time, there was a smartphone world with lots of excitement. We had Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, Symbian […]

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The New Power User’s Smartphone

Posted by Moverick on October 08, 2012  /   4 comments
Samsung Galaxy Note II

During the era of the Communicator, power users who didn’t want one usually picked up a Pocket PC form factor device. In this new dispensation of the touchscreen, that form factor appears to have risen to the top spot that Communicators used to occupy. A mobile ice age has come and gone, and the Communicator is extinct. For some years now, there has been no device that made power users drool – a device that stood head and shoulders above the crowd in terms of specs and functionality. Thankfully, such a device is now here.

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I miss Windows Mobile too

Posted by Moverick on June 08, 2012  /   7 comments

In my recent article, In pursuit of my ideal mobile OS, I mentioned how Symbian was a middle ground OS for me considering the extremes that the current line-up of mobile platforms feature. What I failed to mention in that article is that Windows Mobile, the dead ancestor of Windows Phone, was also good in […]

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A migration path – the crucial key

Posted by Moverick on May 22, 2012  /   7 comments

Expectedly, Emmanuel Olalere’s recent article, Had Nokia chosen Android, has generated a lot of buzz. Many people are passionate about Nokia’s fortunes, as well as the fantasy of Android on Nokia phones these days. That is no surprise. However, most people miss out on one crucial factor to an old player succeeding in an evolving […]

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Another Windows Phone user gives up

Posted by Moverick on May 03, 2010  /   20 comments

Matthew Miller is one of the most objective writers around in the world of mobiles. He is one of the few people who understands the mobile space and is not bitten by fanboyism for any platform.  In other words, he is like me. He is kindred spirit. When I need to get away from all […]

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Microsoft Kin – Another fragmentation of Windows Phone

Posted by Moverick on April 12, 2010  /   12 comments

In the beginning, we had Windows Mobile. Then came along Windows Phone 7 and we thought that was all. But almost everyone forgot Microsoft’s earlier acquisition of Danger, the company behind the Sidekick phones. What Microsoft has done now is create a new Windows® Phone designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social […]

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