Microsoft Band is a Fitness Wearable
Oct30

Microsoft Band is a Fitness Wearable

Microsoft has entered the wearable market today, not with a crash or a huge press release, but rather quieter. Maybe that is because the "Microsoft Band" is not a smartwatch. Interestingly, Redmond has taken the decision not to compete with Android Wear and the upcoming Apple Watch with a full on minicomputer for the wrist and is instead pushing the Microsoft Band to the fitness crowd. The Microsoft Band comes with a slew of features...

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Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales
Oct27

Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales

When the news broke officially that Microsoft was rebranding all of its Nokia Lumia devices "Microsoft Lumia" it made me wonder how this move would affect sales. After all, while Nokia wasn't the hottest name plate out there it still had a good reputation for building quality devices. Plus no matter what device you use now there is a good chance that you owned a Nokia device in the past and it served you well. On the other hand when...

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Microsoft impressed through the third quarter
Oct24

Microsoft impressed through the third quarter

It is generally thought that Microsoft struggles in the mobile space, with Windows Phone certainly trailing behind rival platforms iOS and Android. There have also been disasters, such as the $1 billion inventory write off of original Surface tablets. However, Microsoft’s latest third quarter financials show that the company is actually doing very well. In fact, all the areas of the market where the company is reportedly struggling...

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Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding
Oct24

Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding

Yesterday’s news that Microsoft is axing the Nokia branding for Lumia smartphones ended months of speculation, but also left a lot of questions unanswered. Microsoft has used a Nokia Conversations blogpost to explain many of those questions. When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since...

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Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In
Oct22

Nokia Branding Officially Being Phased Out Microsoft Lumia Phased In

Ever since the buyout of Nokia's handset division by Microsoft we knew this day was coming...The day where Microsoft would kill the Nokia branding in favor of their own.  That day is here all Facebook user of any Nokia account woke up to this message this morning. In the next few days you’ll receive a message directly from Facebook about this page changing name. We're about to become Microsoft Lumia! Watch this space for more news...

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Microsoft and Xiaomi discussing Windows smartphone?
Oct01

Microsoft and Xiaomi discussing Windows smartphone?

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Xiaomi chief Lei Jun and it is being widely reported that the two discussed the possibility of the Chinese company building a Windows Phone handset. Before going any further, it should be noted that this is pure rumor at this point and the only fact is that the two held a meeting together. However, sources are claiming that a Windows based smartphone was on the agenda. It would be a coup...

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