Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


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.

Microsoft: Feds Not Banning Enough Motorola Devices

Despite a ban issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last year against Motorola Mobility smartphones, Microsoft says too many of those devices are still being allowed into the country.

Channel Gets a Crack at Selling Microsoft Surface

A small group of high-volume U.S. resellers are authorized to sell the Microsoft Surface devices under a new program announced Monday.

Microsoft Sprucing Up Office Web Apps for Tablets

Microsoft recently gave a demo of upcoming changes to Office Web Apps that will improve the user experience on Windows, iOS and Android tablets.

Report: Potential Microsoft Deal To Acquire Nokia Falls Apart

A potential deal between Microsoft and Nokia to acquire the mobile phone manufacturer's device-manufacturing business has fallen through, reported The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday afternoon.

Office App for iPhone Available for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft on Friday released Office Mobile for iPhone, a free-of-charge app from Apple's iTunes store.

BYOD, MDM and the Fate of Servers: Q&A with Tech Data's Mobility Chief

A discussion with Tech Data's Joe Quaglia about the distributor's new BYOD platform and the state of IT's most explosive sector.

Microsoft To Launch 'Windows Store' at Best Buy Locations

In a bid to expand the retail presence of devices running Windows 8, Microsoft is planning to open a raft of "Windows Stores" inside Best Buy locations across North America.