Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d
Jul22

Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d

During the Windows Phone 8.1 introduction there were a ton of new features shown off and almost all of them have made it to the Windows Phone 8.1 preview expect for one.  That was the new and improved lock screen.  Then last week Joe Belfiore (head of Windows Phone/Tablet/PC product definition & design) tweeted that this feature was only a week or so of coming out in beta form. Now a hands on video of these new lock screen...

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Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones
Jul21

Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones

Microsoft's decision to make Windows Phone a free platform for developers should reap rewards from a hardware perspective this year. Aside from industry heavyweights, Microsoft has talked about several partnerships with smaller manufacturers, some of those handsets we have seen before. Today, Prestigio, a company working on the Windows Phone platform has announced two new device, one of which has already launched last weekend. The...

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Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?
Jul21

Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?

Microsoft has made a few "bold moves" in the past few weeks including the announcement that they will no longer be producing feature phones including the popular and successful Asha and S40 devices. Not only that but as part of the massive layoffs they have let go the teams that work on those devices. You may be thinking how does all this help Nokia?  As part of the Microsoft buyout Nokia is not allowed to make smartphones until 2016,...

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Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets
Jul15

Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets

Anyone who has watched the growth of Windows Phone over the last two years will know that the platform has matured nicely, even if it does not make much of an impact in key markets. In emerging economies though Microsoft's mobile OS is doing very well and is even enjoying more success than the iPhone in 24 locations around the world, while the general growth in these areas is also pleasing for Microsoft. During the company's Worldwide...

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Microsoft States $99 Tablet Coming Plus $199  Notebooks Coming
Jul14

Microsoft States $99 Tablet Coming Plus $199 Notebooks Coming

Looks like Microsoft has started to take cues from the success Google is having with with it's Android/Chrome OS across all platforms.  First Microsoft makes the Windows/Windows Phone operating system free.  Then they tweaked it to run on lower spec'd devices all to get to the point of competing with the lower priced Android devices and it looks like they will succeed this fall. Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner...

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