By Jason Ward, Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT
Microsoft move to end its hardware line of smartphones and focus its mobile OS under the shadow of the enterprise effectively makes Microsoft's mobile play invisible to the industry at large. What will that mean for the platform going forward?
By Jason Ward, Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT
WhartonBrooks wants Cerulean phones to be the next Lumias. This small Windows phone startup wants to dominate the Windows phone market through growing is slice of the pie with accessible phones. Can they pick up will Lumia left off?
By Jason Ward, Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
Questions abound about WhartonBrooks, that mysterious smartphone manufacturer promising Windows phone users a new phone this Fall. Well, we've finally connected with the man behind the plan, Greg Murphy, himself!
By Jason Ward, Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT
Lumias were previously positioned as the primary representatives of Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft pulling back on mobile and rumored to be canning the Lumia line, when does it make sense to start a new consumer push?
By Jason Ward, Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:02 am EDT
On August 22, 2016 WhartonBrooks issued a press release introducing its Cerulean phones as tools that would introduce disruptive technology. This company has since been the subject of many questions but has remained shrouded in mystery. That is, until now.
Windows phone fans thrive on Windows phone news. News of apps leaving the platform however, can be disheartening. We've seen apps great coming to the platform recently. However, at a time when Microsoft's UWP needs all the support it can get developers are pulling support. What is Redmond to do?
By Jason Ward, Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT
The way Microsoft talks about their work in AI and bots might make you think that they're the only ones doing those things. But that would be a mistaken assumption. Facebook, Google, Apple, and a startup called Viv are striving for a position of relevance in the new frontier of artificial intelligence.
By Jason Ward, Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
Every vision has a beginning. Leaders such as Satya Nadella who is leading a global company during a major industry shift had help getting there. Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer were critical in helping Microsoft build the foundation from which Nadella is propelling the firm into the age of AI and bots!
By Jason Ward, Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
Each major platform has a digital assistant. Apple has Siri. Android has Google Now. Windows has Cortana — part of Microsoft's uniquely industry-wide solutions. As Office rules productivity, Cortana is being positioned to rule as an intelligent platform for the age of bots.
By Jason Ward, Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
A major lynchpin to Microsoft's mobile strategy is OEM partners. Having adopted the Surface model where aspirational first-party devices act as a guiding post to partners, Redmond has left the phone space to be filled by partners. Is it working? Here are 13 OEMs and 17 phones that says, maybe it is.
By Jason Ward, Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT
Critics have looked at the current implementation Continuum for phone in the several months it has been available and have dismissed its practicality for the masses. Many have concluded that Microsoft is targeting only the enterprise with this feature. Redmond's duo use strategy reveals otherwise.