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Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

From Windows 8.1 receiving its first major update to the "Threshold" release wave beginning to take shape, 2014 promises to be an important year for Microsoft's vision of a more unified product ecosystem. Key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others are also in the offing over the next 12 months.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview

The developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 was released to developers on Monday morning.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Approval from Chinese Regulators

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device business has cleared its last major regulatory hurdle.

Microsoft Exec Details Window 8.1 Update's Enterprise Enhancements

Erwin Visser, general manager of Windows and Windows Phone Commercial Marketing, explained some of the nuances of this week's Build announcements in a phone interview on Wednesday.

Nokia Updates Lumia Line with Three Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

Nokia on Wednesday unveiled three new Lumia devices that will run the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8.1, Spotlights 'Cortana'

Microsoft kicked off its Build conference on Wednesday by officially unveiling the first major update to its flagship smartphone platform.

Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite

Fifty-two days after taking the role of CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella detailed his "mobile first, cloud first" vision, as well as announced some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Gartner: Tablet Shipments To Overtake PCs by 2015

Total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year, but not because of PC demand.

Microsoft, Dell Ink Patent Deal for Android and Chrome

Microsoft and Dell on Wednesday announced a patent licensing agreement in which Dell will pay Microsoft royalties for using Android and the Google Chrome OS.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Delayed over Regulatory Snag in Asia

Microsoft's $7 billion purchase of Nokia's devices arm, which was expected to close by the end of this month, will likely be finalized sometime in April instead.

Asus Reportedly Axes Windows-Android PC Plans

PC maker Asus is shelving its plans to release a dual-boot tablet PC that runs both Android and Windows, according to Digitimes.

Microsoft Launching Surface 2 with LTE on AT&T Tuesday

A version of Microsoft's consumer-focused Surface 2 tablet with mobile broadband support will become available on AT&T's 4G network on March 18, Microsoft announced Monday.

Microsoft Reportedly Eliminates Windows Phone Fee for Some OEMs

Two of Microsoft's newest mobile hardware partners will be able to manufacture Windows Phone 8 devices at no cost.

Reports: Microsoft Slashing Windows 8.1 Costs for OEMs

In a move to alleviate its slipping OS market share, Microsoft is reportedly slashing Windows 8.1 licensing costs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that make lower-priced devices.

IDC: After Rough 2013, PC Growth To Flatten Through 2018

After having "the most severe contraction on record" in 2013, the worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly stagnant over the next four years, according to IDC.

IDC: Windows Phone Will Be Fastest-Growing OS in Slowing Market

Among the top three smartphone operating systems, Microsoft's Windows Phone will have the fastest-growing market share over the next four years, according to IDC's latest projections.

IBM Adds MDM Support for Windows Phone To Meet IT Interest

Big Blue is adding support for Windows Phone to its newly acquired MaaS360 mobile device management (MDM) platform, an IBM official said this week.

Microsoft Adds Windows Phone OEMs, Describes Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Sunday announced it was more than tripling the number of Windows Phone hardware partners, as well as described a few changes coming to its smartphone platform.

Nokia Reportedly Planning To Launch Android Phone

Nokia, whose handset business is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, will debut a Google Android-based smartphone later this month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nadella To Set Microsoft's Course Toward Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft is on a "mobile first/cloud first" trajectory, said newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a speech Tuesday.