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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.

Report: Microsoft Dumping 'Windows Phone' and 'Nokia' Branding

Microsoft plans to discontinue the use of "Windows Phone" and "Nokia" branding on its mobile devices by the end of this year, according to a media report on Wednesday.

Microsoft Launches New Flagship Windows Phone, Readies 'Denim' Update

Microsoft took the wraps off three new Windows Phone Lumia devices on Thursday at the IFA technology conference in Berlin.

Microsoft Feature Phones To Run Opera Browser by Default

Opera Software has entered a deal with Microsoft in which its Opera Mini browser will come preinstalled on new Microsoft feature phones, the company announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Brings OneNote to Android Tablets

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a number of updates to its OneNote notetaking app for both Android and Windows devices.

Windows Phone Left Out of Smartphone Market Boom

The market for smartphones is bigger than ever, but Android and iOS continue to vastly outperform all other platforms, including Windows Phone.

Microsoft Discontinues Skype for Windows Phone 7.x

Users of Windows Phone 7 will no longer be able to use Skype on their devices, according to an announcement posted last week on the Skype support page.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Will Feature IE 11 Improvements

The version of Internet Explorer 11 that will appear in the next release of Windows Phone 8.1 will include fixes for Web site compatibility issues, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft Sues Samsung over Android Royalty Payments

Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit against its hardware partner Samsung, accusing the device maker of violating the terms of a 3-year-old Android licensing agreement between the two companies.

Microsoft Releases Office for iPad Update

Microsoft this week updated its Office for iPad suite, just four months after its initial release.

Expanded Cortana Support Coming in First Windows Phone 8.1 Update

The first update to Windows Phone 8.1 will expand Cortana's availability to more countries and introduce Start screen folders, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Talks Up Recent Windows Updates, Stays Quiet on 'Threshold'

Microsoft spent much of Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote touting recent improvements to Windows and Windows Phone, but gave few details about its plan for the platforms going forward.

Elop on Layoffs: Microsoft's Focus Is on Windows Phone

Among the casualties of the massive layoffs Microsoft announced on Thursday will be Nokia's non-Windows Phone devices, including the Android-based Nokia X.

Apple, IBM Ink 'Landmark' Enterprise Mobility Pact

In what the two companies are calling a "landmark partnership," Apple and IBM have announced a deal aimed at outfitting iPads and iPhones with enterprise-grade apps and solutions.

Windows Phone 8.1 Rollout Starts for Lumia Devices

Nokia Lumia users running Windows Phone 8 will soon begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 and "Cyan" updates, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

Gartner: Windows Phone Market Share To Hit Double Digits by 2018

Though its market share has never risen beyond the low single digits, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is on course for a major growth spurt over the next four years, according to Gartner.

Microsoft Updates Windows Phone 8.1 Remote Desktop App

A new preview version of Microsoft's Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1 was released last week.

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft's Tablet Gets (Even) More Business-Ready

The Microsoft Surface was already the tablet for users looking to combine serious business and serious fun. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is trying even harder to replace your tablet and PC at one stroke. Here's a first look.

Microsoft Launches Next Generation of Nokia X Android Phone

As part of its ongoing effort to expand the use of Windows services in emerging markets, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Nokia X2, the second generation of Nokia's low-cost, Android-based smartphones.

Microsoft's Transition Plans for 'Nokia' Brand Allegedly Leaked

Microsoft has until late 2015 to rebrand the smartphones it acquired in its purchase of Nokia, according to an internal document leaked online.