Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

Intel CEO Unveils New Chips for PCs, Servers and Mobile Devices

During Tuesday's keynote presentation at its Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel laid out its vision for a broad range of its activities -- from building chips for datacenters, PCs, smartphones and personal wearable devices, to "the Internet of things" world of connected devices.

Reports: Microsoft To Unveil Next-Gen Surface Tablets this Month

Microsoft is widely expected to unveil new Surface RT and Surface Pro devices at an event in New York on Sept. 23.

Martorano: Expect 'Measured' Rollout of Microsoft Surface to Channel

Eric Martorano holds a new and important responsibility in Microsoft's U.S. partner organization: selling Microsoft Surface devices through the U.S. channel.

IDC: Windows Phone To 'Solidify' No. 3 Smartphone OS Rank Through 2017

The gap between Microsoft's smartphone operating system and market leaders Google Android and Apple iOS will narrow slightly over the next four years, IDC said in a report this week.

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Device Business in $7.2 Billion Deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Nokia's devices and services business in a cash deal worth $7.18 billion (EUR 5.44 billion), the two companies announced early Tuesday morning.

Microsoft Details Newest Windows Phone 8 Update

Microsoft this week verified that it has been rolling out the so-called "GDR2" update to Windows Phone 8 users over the past few weeks.

Microsoft's Surface Drama Continues with Shareholder Lawsuit

The RT version of Microsoft's tablet device has faced an uphill battle almost from the start. And now, it's drawn the ire of investors.

Microsoft Surface Sales Expanded to Channel in 17 Countries

Microsoft on Thursday pressed ahead with efforts to expand sales of its struggling Microsoft Surface PC hardware line through the channel.

Microsoft Hit with Class-Action Suit over Surface RT

A securities litigation firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft over Surface RT sales disclosures.

Acer Cuts Back on Windows Products; ASUS Kills Windows RT Line

Top executives from Acer Inc. and ASUSTek Computer Inc. said this week that their companies are planning to scale down production of some of their Windows-based hardware.

Report: Second-Gen Surface in Works, Nvidia CEO Says

Despite struggling with its Surface line of tablets, a recent CNET report suggests Microsoft is plowing ahead with developing the Surface 2.

Windows 8 Gets One of Its Largest Tablet Deployments in Japan

A life insurance company in Japan is rolling out one of the largest known deployments of Windows 8-based tablets.

Analyst: Microsoft Must Expand Its Surface Resale Program

Microsoft must eventually expand the resale opportunity for its Surface line of tablets to a wider partner base, according to Forrester Research.

Windows Tablets Make Gains Despite Windows RT, Surface Troubles

Shipments of tablets running Windows experienced a 527 percent year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2013, market research firm IDC reported Monday.

Report: Windows Phone Market Share Jumped to No. 3 in Q2

Microsoft's Windows Phone seems to be gaining definite traction, judging from new figures published Thursday by analyst firm Strategy Analytics.

Microsoft Releases Office Mobile for Android Smartphones

One month after releasing Office Mobile for iPhone, Microsoft on Wednesday released the Office Mobile app for Android devices.

Apple Tops PC and Tablet Manufacturers in Brand-Strength Poll

Apple-branded computers, tablets and mobile phones were ranked No. 1 in a recent study on consumer brand perception, while Microsoft's Surface tablets were rated "below average."

Below the Surface: Ignoring the Danger of Ignoring the Channel

In which Howard draws a link between a series of unfortunate Microsoft Surface-related events.

Microsoft Falls Short in Q4 Earnings; Surface RT Takes a Hit

Microsoft reported $19.90 billion in revenue for its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings report on Thursday, falling short of the $20.72 billion expected by analysts.

Windows Phone 8 Gallery: The First Devices (UPDATED)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is staking its mobile success on its just-launched smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8. The first devices are set to roll out in the coming weeks and months from major U.S. carriers including Verizon and AT&T. Here's what we know so far about the new lineup.

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