iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 8, BB 10: Where should I turn?

September 16, 2012 Keith 0

I don’t believe a week goes by without someone making a remark about the phone I carry. I currently pack a BlackBerry 9900 (Bold 2), but, after listening to the comments, you would think I carry a tin can with a string. I have always been of the belief that function trumps form and that tools took priority over toys. As one that has made a career in the mobile business, I’ve had the pleasure to pressure test my beliefs. I have had great exposure to many iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7 devices. Considering I have been rocking a BlackBerry since 2002, the desire to switch to something new has grow. No mater what device I test drive I, without fail, keep coming back to my BlackBerry. In fact, when I return to my 9900, it feels better than ever. I would find myself getting used to the […]

Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update

March 22, 2011 Keith 3

It is finally here. Microsoft has started their official rollout of the ‘NoDo’ update, which brings along with it stability improvements and copy/paste functionality. What didn’t go unnoticed by me is the fix for the Exchange 2003 Global Address Lookup (GAL) problem I noted in my original WP7 post. Here is the official word from Microsoft regarding the specific fix: Outlook improvements. We’ve improved the experience of viewing iPhone photo attachments you receive from a non-Exchange-based email account (such as a Google Mail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail account), using the Global Address List (GAL) when connecting to Exchange Server 2003 using Exchange ActiveSync, and working with email display names that contain brackets (for example, “David Alexander [Contoso]”). Read more about their update here. The next big milestone, of course, for Windows Phone7 is the ‘Mango’ update due at the end of the year. I really hope Microsoft gets it out […]

My Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Experience

December 10, 2010 Keith 2

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 […]