From Windows Mobile to Windows 10 Mobile

I was first introduced to smart phones when I attended a Microsoft user conference a long, long time ago. The moment I saw the demo I said to myself this is the future of computing and indeed it was.

My first smart phone was an I-mate SP2 which was a gift from S, up until now she’s been looking out for the same expression that she saw in me when I saw her gift. Well, as they say, you never forget your first.

I-Mate SP2 from

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I still have the device but not working anymore because of my own fault, I explored  to find out what is inside the phone. I was able to restore it, worked for a while but them some components gave up. It was at a time where smart phone is booming, so model after model started coming out. Unfortunately for me the model I had became obsolete.

I went back to basic phones until I found the next one that I wanted, an Eten X-500, I still have this one with me and still working, I even joined a Twitter contest to showcase it as my geekiest gadget.


I have always been a fan of Windows phone, before the one I have now, I wanted to get a Microsoft Lumia 535, as normal techie, I searched for reviews and I didn’t like what it says about the touch screen. So I went for another phone which is from a relatively unknown brand in this side of the world.

After I read about Windows 10 Mobile, it reignited my interest in a Windows-based phone. I am particularly excited about the Windows Continuum. Just imagine being able to use your mobile to device for your desktop applications.

No need to bring laptops during travels that means I would be able to carry up to 2 kilos more on my carry on. OFWs will definitely love a Windows phone.

A couple of my colleagues just bought the latest model of the leading Android phone. I told them not me, my next phone will be a Windows 10 phone.


Windows 10 – #DoGreatThingsDXB

I’ve had this in my draft since Nov/2015 but then last week I got invited to the @MicrosoftMEA #DoGreatThingsDXB Event.


I got to see and know more about Microsoft upcoming devices powered by Windows 10. From Surface Pro 4 to Lumia 950 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexacore processor. I didn’t even know that there is a hexacore processor. What I liked out of all the devices was the Lumia 950 XL. It’s got everything that I am looking for in a phone.

  • 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore processor
  • 3 GB ROM
  • 32 GB RAM expandable with up to 128 GB Micro SD
  • 4G LTE
  • Wireless charging
  • Dual SIM
  • 20 MP main camera and 5 MP front Camera

And most of all it comes with Windows 10 enabled with Continuum (Microsoft Display Dock Required – Sold separately). If it wasn’t for already planned expenditures, I would have purchased one already.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – I “A”prove.


The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

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