Mar 16, 2011

Editorial #1 by TechGuru - About Nokia, Microsoft and iPhone

This week has brought us many surprises. Namely Microsoft's Ventura platform and delay in Microsoft's update to name a few. We will tackle them one by one but first a few words about this new part of our blog. This is a part of our blog where TechGuRu will discuss the impact of the news and happenings that have taken place during the past week. Hopefully you will get a balanced and complete idea of what's happening in the Technology world through this. Any additions or comments will be welcomed by our readers to make this section better. For previous series of Editorials, you can click on Editorial in out labels section on our homepage.

Microsoft's Ventura

So lets come down to Microsoft's Ventura platform. Since HTC is pushing heavily in the Cloud and offering numerous services, other companies feel compelled to follow suit as HTC is gaining an edge over them. We believe computing we further shift towards the cloud and as the trend is going, maybe one day it will completely be carried out in the cloud. So the Ventura platform can allow users to keep their music and videos in the cloud. No need to save on the computer or the smart phones memory. This takes care of the limitation that smartphones have right now of memory capacity. We must keep in mind that this solution is only applicable in places where widespread wireless Internet or WiFi coverage exists. As in out country of Pakistan, this is not an option for now and GPRS charges are too much to allow for usage of such a service for the average user. Although in the future we see wireless Internet fees going down as more and more data friendly smartphones storm the local market, thanks to people like our friends at

Windows Phone 7 update

Mircosoft's all new OS was not a huge hit as we all know by now. It has taken a big gamble to increase its subscriber base by exposing itself to the huge amount of consumers that Nokia enjoys as loyal customers but there are many obstacles in this path and both the companies have to be very careful. It seems Microsoft knows what its doing and is making sure that the OS will be completely free of bug (as much as possible) before they push another update to their smartphones. This seems to be a good strategy but they should try to do this in as less a time as possible if they want to come anywhere close to the blazing trail of Android!

Nokia's launch of cheap phones and might be preparing a new UI for Symbian

With the absence of a true leader in the high end range. Nokia is trying to keep its loyal customers at the lower end of the market happy by offering new devices. The only problem is, these devices don't offer much that is new and pale in features to competitors devices in the same price range. Nokia really needs to get its head back in the game. We are all rooting for you Nokia, its time you come and take back your lead.

Now we also heard that Symbian might be getting tweaks to its User interface, this sounds like a good option since Nokia needs to keep loyal symbian users hooked till 2013 before the close the platform for good. Although the absence of apps will cause fatal damage sooner than that in my view.

Concerns over LTE interfering with GPS

We have been repeatedly getting warnings and concerns from the launch of LTE. This seems to be a genuine problem. Hopefully carriers in Pakistan will jump directly from 2G to WIMAX rather than LTE. Please let us know in comments what your views are regarding this.

Buzz about the iPhone 5

Just like all other product launches from the master of marketing Steve "Marketing" Jobs, there has been a huge amount of rumours circulating the web about the iPhone 5 and its specifications. What we can say for certain is that, it will be a dual core smartphone with a newer design and possibly a bigger screen. The move to a bigger screen will mostly be because of the popularity of  other manufacturer's large screen devices and the general acceptance of such screen by the public. Also it could be because a smaller screen iPhone is also rumored to be under the wraps!

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