Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

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.

Microsoft's Mobility, BYOD Plans Taking Shape

Microsoft is using the run-up to next week's TechEd event to spotlight its mobile roadmap, starting with a blog post Wednesday describing its "enterprise mobility vision."

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Nokia's Phone Business

As expected, Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business closed on Friday.

Microsoft Signs Android Licensing Deal with Motorola Solutions

Microsoft has inked an intellectual property licensing deal with Motorola Solutions Inc. that covers the use of the Android and Google Chrome OS operating systems.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Will Close on April 25 with Some Adjusments

Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business will be finalized this Friday, the two companies announced.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Approval from Chinese Regulators

Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device business has cleared its last major regulatory hurdle.

Nokia Updates Lumia Line with Three Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

Nokia on Wednesday unveiled three new Lumia devices that will run the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform.

Microsoft Unveils Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite

Fifty-two days after taking the role of CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella detailed his "mobile first, cloud first" vision, as well as announced some new products, including Office for iPad and new licensing for organizations managing mobile devices.

Gartner: Tablet Shipments To Overtake PCs by 2015

Total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year, but not because of PC demand.

Microsoft, Dell Ink Patent Deal for Android and Chrome

Microsoft and Dell on Wednesday announced a patent licensing agreement in which Dell will pay Microsoft royalties for using Android and the Google Chrome OS.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Delayed over Regulatory Snag in Asia

Microsoft's $7 billion purchase of Nokia's devices arm, which was expected to close by the end of this month, will likely be finalized sometime in April instead.

Asus Reportedly Axes Windows-Android PC Plans

PC maker Asus is shelving its plans to release a dual-boot tablet PC that runs both Android and Windows, according to Digitimes.

Microsoft Launching Surface 2 with LTE on AT&T Tuesday

A version of Microsoft's consumer-focused Surface 2 tablet with mobile broadband support will become available on AT&T's 4G network on March 18, Microsoft announced Monday.

Microsoft Reportedly Eliminates Windows Phone Fee for Some OEMs

Two of Microsoft's newest mobile hardware partners will be able to manufacture Windows Phone 8 devices at no cost.

Reports: Microsoft Slashing Windows 8.1 Costs for OEMs

In a move to alleviate its slipping OS market share, Microsoft is reportedly slashing Windows 8.1 licensing costs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that make lower-priced devices.

IDC: After Rough 2013, PC Growth To Flatten Through 2018

After having "the most severe contraction on record" in 2013, the worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly stagnant over the next four years, according to IDC.

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