Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets


iPad Pro, Surface Pro Make Gains in Bad Tablet Market

The "detachable" tablet segment, which includes Microsoft's Surface and Apple's iPad Pro, was the lone bright spot in an otherwise poor year for tablet sales, according to recently released data from IDC.

Microsoft Surface Competitors Crowd the Market

New entries from Apple, Lenovo and others are giving Microsoft’s category-breaking tablet a run for its money.

IDC: Windows Tablets Set To Gain in Shifting Market

The so-called "detachable tablet" segment that Microsoft pioneered in 2012 with the introduction of the Surface is expected to grow by 75 percent in 2016, outpacing an overall shrinking tablet market.

First Windows 10 Mobile Device To Hit Shelves Friday

Windows 10 Mobile has had a much longer incubation period than its desktop counterpart, Windows 10, which was released in late July. However, Microsoft's new mobile OS is expected to see daylight soon.

Microsoft Hits Pause on Android Bridge for Windows 10

Microsoft has placed a moratorium on its Windows app bridge for Android, code-named "Project Astoria," which aimed to help developers port their Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft Buys Productivity App Maker Mobile Data Labs

Microsoft on Thursday announced its acquisition of Mobile Data Labs Inc., a provider of mobile mileage-tracking solutions based in San Francisco.

Microsoft Spruces Up Outlook for iOS, Android Devices

Microsoft is rolling out user interface enhancements and other improvements to its Outlook apps for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Breaking Up with Windows Phone: It's Not You, Microsoft, It's the Apps

It seems tired to complain that there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And yet, the complaint persists because it's valid.

Enterprise Mobility Suite Emerges as Microsoft's 'Hottest' Product

Though EMS is still relatively new, Microsoft is touting the mobility management offering as a major competitor of established solutions from Citrix, IBM and VMware.

Microsoft Buys Android Lockscreen Developer

A Microsoft executive recently confirmed that the company has purchased Double Labs Inc., a developer of lockscreens for Android devices.

Microsoft, VMware Talk Windows 10 and Mobility Management

Tuesday marked the first onstage appearance of a Microsoft executive at VMworld, the annual conference hosted by Microsoft rival VMware.

Reports: Major Microsoft Hardware Launches Coming October

Multiple media reports this week suggest Microsoft is planning a major hardware launch event in October that will include the debut of the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft Kicks Off Preview for Skype for Business on iOS, Android

Microsoft's ongoing rollout of its various Skype for Business solutions hit another milestone this week.

Microsoft Adds Some Azure RMS Capabilities to Office for iOS

Microsoft recently updated its iOS-based Office apps to enable users to view protected files on their iPhone and iPad devices.

Microsoft Brings Cortana to Android, Expands Language Support

Cortana, Microsoft's natural-language digital assistant technology, will soon have an expanded user base that covers more countries and platforms.

Microsoft Fuses OneNote for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft this week announced a number of updates to its OneNote app for Android and iOS, including the introduction of a "universal" app for Apple devices.

Microsoft Takes Surface and Its Cloud Mainstream at WPC 2015

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Microsoft is giving partners what they've been requesting for years. In an exclusive interview with RCP, Channel Chief Phil Sorgen details broad channel distribution plans for the Microsoft Surface and the Cloud Solution Provider program.

Office Apps for Android Phones Hit General Availability

Microsoft's Office Apps for Android smartphones are now available for commercial use.

Microsoft Adds MDM Capabilities to Outlook for iOS and Android

Users of the Microsoft Outlook client for Android and iOS devices now have access to new mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) features.

Microsoft Acquires Productivity App Startup 6Wunderkinder

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a provider of list-making software based in Berlin.

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