Tag Archives: mobilephones

June 13, 2011

Samsung to overtake Nokia

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the world’s largest smartphone maker this quarter, overtaking struggling Nokia Oyj which has lead the market since 1996, Nomura said on Monday.

The end of an era.

June 1, 2011

Comments on the Windows Phone 7 SDK

I recently took a university course where we worked in small teams to create a Windows Phone 7 application in five days. This post highlights some of the pros and cons mentioned about the SDK and related tools (pre-Mango update).

Pros

  • The freedom to choose either C# or Visual Basic as a programming language
  • The simultaneous use of Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2010 makes it easy to work on UI design independently of underlying application logic
  • Two-way data bindings
  • Automatic memory management
  • Every single Windows Phone 7 handset adheres to a set of baseline requirements
  • Windows Azure

Cons

The disadvantages are relatively minor and will likely be addressed in the Mango update. With my limited five-day experience, I’d say Microsoft is off to en encouraging start with its mobile phone initiative.