My Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Experience

December 10, 2010 Keith 3

I have always been an outspoken BlackBerry fan. If it is not evident by my extreme BlackBerry usage, then it is by the crick in my neck. And if that isn’t enough, I will wear my BlackBerry cufflinks to drive the point home. My journey began with RIM in 2002 with the BlackBerry 957. It was a data-only device and it is a dinosaur, compared to today’s devices. Today I can be found attached to my BlackBerry Bold 2 9700, sporting the latest BlackBerry OS 6. With that said, I will be the first person to try out the latest devices in the market, especially since I am responsible for the mobile team within our technology organization. In addition to all of the BlackBerry devices I have owned (including the recently released Torch, for which I am not a fan), I have had the iPhone, several Android devices (HTC EVO […]

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Items of Interest – CES 2009

January 8, 2009 Keith 1

CES 2009 has officially kicked off and is in high gear. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, gave the keynote last night. I was very disappointing that Media Center was not a topic; what a bummer. Microsoft, in general, disappointed me with their (lack of) announcements. Here are some items I found interesting from the first day: Microsoft is going to release Windows 7 Beta to the public tomorrow, Jan 9. It will be available for download on Microsoft.com. Now I just need a spare machine so I can get it loaded and start playing! There are 17 Million active Xbox Live members. That is pretty impressive. I actually signed up years ago with the original Xbox. I let my gamer tag/account expire. They won’t let me reclaim my old one so I have boycotted Xbox Live every since. Honestly, I don’t get a chance to play games much, so I’m […]

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CES 2009 Starts Thursday

January 7, 2009 Keith 0

I’m pretty pumped. The 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held in Las Vegas, starts tomorrow. I am very interested in the all of the presentations and keynotes. However, what really has my attention is what Microsoft has in store for Vista Media Center (VMC). It was recently announced that the partnership between Microsoft and DirectTV to build a tuner into VMC was dropped. Many are hoping an announcement around Dish Network integration is made at the show tomorrow. I’m a cable customer and expect to be one for the foreseeable future, but it is still of interest. I also can’t wait to learn more about any upcoming HTPC solutions being presented by partners (give me more cable-card options!). Being one of the only people on the planet that doesn’t hate Microsoft (yes, I use Live Search over Google), I’m also interested in their other announcements. I am curious to […]