Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

Microsoft Launches Next-Gen Surface Devices

The new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 devices shown Monday come with better speeds, feeds and battery life, as well as a new generation of accessories.

BlackBerry To Go Private After $4.7 Billion Acquisition Deal (UPDATED)

A consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase device maker BlackBerry for $4.7 billion, the two companies announced Monday.

IDC: Worldwide Tablet Shipments To Leapfrog PCs by 2017

Global shipments of traditional PCs will begin to lose ground to tablet shipments starting in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to recent analysis from IDC.

Intel 'Bay Trail'-Based Tablets and PCs Expected in Q4

Devices running Intel's "Bay Trail" family of power-saving processors are due to arrive from hardware makers in the fourth quarter of this year, Intel said on Wednesday during its Developer Forum event.

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.

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.

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.

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 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'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 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.