Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

Microsoft Sues Samsung over Android Royalty Payments

Microsoft on Friday filed a lawsuit against its hardware partner Samsung, accusing the device maker of violating the terms of a 3-year-old Android licensing agreement between the two companies.

Microsoft Releases Office for iPad Update

Microsoft this week updated its Office for iPad suite, just four months after its initial release.

Apple, IBM Ink 'Landmark' Enterprise Mobility Pact

In what the two companies are calling a "landmark partnership," Apple and IBM have announced a deal aimed at outfitting iPads and iPhones with enterprise-grade apps and solutions.

Windows Phone 8.1 Rollout Starts for Lumia Devices

Nokia Lumia users running Windows Phone 8 will soon begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 and "Cyan" updates, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft's Tablet Gets (Even) More Business-Ready

The Microsoft Surface was already the tablet for users looking to combine serious business and serious fun. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is trying even harder to replace your tablet and PC at one stroke. Here's a first look.

Microsoft Launches Next Generation of Nokia X Android Phone

As part of its ongoing effort to expand the use of Windows services in emerging markets, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Nokia X2, the second generation of Nokia's low-cost, Android-based smartphones.

Microsoft's Transition Plans for 'Nokia' Brand Allegedly Leaked

Microsoft has until late 2015 to rebrand the smartphones it acquired in its purchase of Nokia, according to an internal document leaked online.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Outlook Web App for Android

A "prerelease" version of Microsoft's Outlook Web App for Android devices is now available via the Google Play store.

Microsoft OEMs Unveil Potential Surface Rivals at Computex

Microsoft's original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) used this week's Computex trade show in Taipei to roll out a variety of enterprise-grade Windows 8.1 devices, some of them direct challengers to Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3.

Is the Tablet Moment Over?

The writing might be on the wall for the tablet market, with global shipments now slowing significantly from their jackrabbit start.

IDC: Larger Windows Devices To Weather Tablet Market Slowdown

The overall market for tablets and hybrid PCs is set for a slowdown, but demand for devices with larger screens will grow, according to research from IDC.

Office in the iPad Era: 25 Things Microsoft Partners Should Know

From licensing issues to potential problem points, here's what partners should know about positioning and selling the Microsoft flagship productivity suite to businesses on the world's most popular tablet.

Windows Phone To Make Incremental Gains Through 2018

Microsoft's smartphone platform is slowly making inroads into the market shares of perennial leaders Android and iOS.

Microsoft Addresses Surface Pro 3 Battery Issues in AMA Session

The Microsoft team behind the Surface Pro 3 fielded questions about the new device in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds Mobile Analytics to Azure with Capptain Acquisition

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it is acquiring Paris-based startup Capptain for an undisclosed amount.

Windows 8.1 with Bing Coming Preloaded on Low-End Devices

A new Windows 8.1 edition with Bing will come preinstalled on lower-cost devices starting this fall, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft on Surface Pro 3 Channel Distribution: 'We're Ready To Go'

Nearly a year after Microsoft launched a program to bring its Surface tablet PCs to market through the channel, Tuesday's debut of the Surface Pro 3 is the first device launched with the backing of a new marketing team.

With Surface Pro 3 Launch, Microsoft Aims To Replace Laptops

Confounding many analysts' expectations, Microsoft did not launch a "mini" Surface at Tuesday's New York City press event; instead, it unveiled the 12-inch Surface Pro 3.

Windows Intune To Get Mobile Device Management Boost

Microsoft this week described improvements it is planning to add to the Windows Intune management solution during the fourth quarter of this year.

Microsoft Expected To Debut 'Mini' Surface this Month

Microsoft is widely expected to launch its long-anticipated "mini" Surface later in May.

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