Windows 8 Devices Expensive – Will Microsoft Learn the Android Lesson ?

Today, PCs’ value proposition as the internet device has been permanently taken away by smartphones and tablet. Better PC hardware can’t help the poor consumer reaction to Windows 8 Operating System either.

Acer and ASUS launched new PC and tablet products at Computex hoping to to drive the replacement demand the PC industry. However, PC used to be the key (in some regions, the only) vehicle for consumers to access the internet, but now smartphone/tablet offer consumers an alternative way to access the internet, and in some cases, with lower cost structure and better user experiences. (more…)

Can Windows Phone & ASHA – New Touch Interface save Nokia ?

It seems that Asha Touch’s main sales proposition is low cost of ownership. Devices are good value and consumer less data than a traditional smartphone. Yet, low-end Android phones are falling below the $100 level and can be equipped with data efficient proxy browsers (e.g. Opera) and can be set up to utilize WiFi for data heavy usage.

Asha Touch has many similarities to Symbian (Nokia’s failed smartphone platform). Both were based on relatively old Nokia software – Both were upgraded primarily (more…)