Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

One Month with Windows 8: A Review of Microsoft's Most Radical OS

With Windows 8, Microsoft aims to unify the tablet and PC interfaces in an ambitious experiment. In a month-long review, RCP finds the effort largely succeeds.

Windows Phone 8 Gets Enterprise Assist from Avanade, Nokia

Nokia and Avanade, a major Microsoft partner and IT consulting firm, are partnering on an initiative aimed at encouraging enterprise adoption of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 devices.

Ballmer Makes CES Appearance To Plug Windows 8, Windows Phone 8

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage for a brief 10 minutes at this year's Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which kicked off on Monday.

Windows RT Gallery: 5 Standouts

Not to be outdone by Microsoft's own Surface RT offering, OEMs from Dell to ASUS are rolling out their own Windows RT-based tablets. Here are a few of the standouts.

Gartner's 2013 Predictions: Windows 8 Will Lag, Enterprise Social Will Boom

December always seems to signal a deluge of predictions about what technology trends organizations should expect in the next year.

Windows 8 or Windows RT: Microsoft Gives Businesses Purchasing Advice

Microsoft recently offered businesses a few guidelines for how to decide which Windows RT or Windows 8 devices to purchase.

Analysis: What Businesses Should Know About Windows RT

Yes, Windows RT is almost entirely consumer-focused. There are cases in which it makes sense for businesses, but partners must make sure their customers fully work through the pros and cons.

RCP's 2012 Wrap-Up: The Year in Windows Hardware

From the debut of the Windows 8 Ultrabooks, to the latest raft of Windows Phone devices, to Microsoft's own Surface tablets, Microsoft and its OEM partners have made 2012 the year of bold, new Windows hardware.

Microsoft Signs Android IP Deals with Two German Companies

Microsoft this week inked intellectual property (IP) licensing deals with two equipment makers based in Germany related to the use of the Android operating system.

Microsoft Surface Tablets To Be Sold by Third-Party Retailers

Microsoft's Surface tablets will soon become available to purchase from non-Microsoft outlets, the company said on Tuesday.

IDC: Windows Tablets To Trail iOS, Android Through 2016

The latest figures from market analyst firm International Data Corp. (IDC) projects growth for the worldwide tablet market at large, but low numbers for devices running Microsoft's Windows platform.

Microsoft's Surface Pro To Arrive January, Start at $899

Microsoft plans to bring Surface Pro to market sometime in January in two models, differentiated by storage capacity.

Microsoft Hit by Slowing Sales of Windows Consumer Devices

Windows computing device sales so far haven't got much of a push from Windows 8's launch, according to The NPD Group, a consumer marketing firm that covers retail industries.

Windows Phone 7.8 Arriving in Early 2013; 'Apollo Plus' Rumored for Q1

Microsoft will roll out the incremental update to Windows Phone 7.5-era phones, dubbed 7.8, early next year, according to Windows Phone Corporate Vice President Terry Myerson.

Reller: Windows 8 Upgrades Are Outpacing Windows 7

Tami Reller, the new head of Microsoft's Windows division replacing Steven Sinofsky, touted Windows 8's success to financial analysts on Tuesday.

Windows Phone's Market Share Slips, Nokia Smartphone Sales Struggle

Worldwide use of Microsoft's smartphone platform may have grown since last year, but anticipation for Windows Phone 8 may have put a dent in the platform's third-quarter market share.

Reading Between the Lines of Microsoft's Surface Pricing

Microsoft launched the Surface RT tablet with a price tag that failed to impress. Surely, there's a reason for that.

Windows Phone 8 To Include 'New Office' Version for Mobile

"The new Office" will be arriving preinstalled on all Windows Phone 8 devices, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Stumps for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 at Build

Microsoft executives pulled out all the stops at Monday's Build 2012 conference kickoff in an effort to lure developers to Windows 8, Surface RT and Windows Phone 8.

Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8; Devices To Roll Out in Nov.

Microsoft put in place the last piece of its evolving Windows 8 picture Monday with the official launch of Windows Phone 8 at an event in San Francisco.