With last week’s reveal of Surface, Microsoft’s bid for relevance in the mobile computing future, has thrown a rare spotlight on Microsoft’s R&D. Turns out, there are a few recent patents with MS’s name on them that suggest bold plans for mobile devices. One criticism of the iPad, iPhone and indeed Android devices is that they’re single-user products. That’s a very different situation than laptops and traditional desktop computers, which can be multi-user and thus multi-purpose: A single PC can have a login to a user environment that is perhaps configured for business use for one user, and for entertainment with adult control protocols for a child. Read the full story at Fast Company.
Patent Patrol: Is Microsoft Planning A Robust Mobile Device Future?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).