Samsung’s new smartwatch did the media tour yesterday and for all of its features, one thing stands out: it will only work with Samsung devices. Specifically for now it will be compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1. An article in Engadget commented, “while it will lik
Microsoft announced yesterday that will acquire Nokia’s device and services business for around $7 billion. It is hard to recall when an acquisition was driven by a combination of strategy, management talent and tax law. It is also hard to express how a big a shift this indicates in t
Last week’s mobility news was led by Apple. This week seemed to be all Microsoft. The surprise announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablet / ultrabook hybrid Monday and Windows Phone 8 Wednesday gave the mobility ecosystem a lot to digest. However, there was other news as well.
When Microsoft cut a $1 billion deal with Nokia to bring out the Windows Phone, it was tying its mobile future to the former king of cellular phones. Likewise, Nokia was tying it’s future to the current but fading king of the PC. Both companies were taking a chance on a partner