Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

IDC: Windows Phone Will Be Fastest-Growing OS in Slowing Market

Among the top three smartphone operating systems, Microsoft's Windows Phone will have the fastest-growing market share over the next four years, according to IDC's latest projections.

Microsoft Adds Windows Phone OEMs, Describes Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft on Sunday announced it was more than tripling the number of Windows Phone hardware partners, as well as described a few changes coming to its smartphone platform.

Nokia Reportedly Planning To Launch Android Phone

Nokia, whose handset business is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, will debut a Google Android-based smartphone later this month, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nadella To Set Microsoft's Course Toward Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft is on a "mobile first/cloud first" trajectory, said newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a speech Tuesday.

GALLERY: 7 Compelling Windows Devices from CES 2014

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft's hardware partners have unveiled a slew of innovative devices running Windows 8.1 during this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We gathered some of the more interesting ones in this gallery.

Motorola Loses Appeal Against Microsoft over Android

An appeal by Motorola Mobility LLC over an intellectual property dispute with Microsoft over the Android operating system was struck down on Monday by a three-judge U.S. federal appeals court.

Surface 2: Microsoft Makes Strides in Hardware, but Not in Partner Opportunity

Microsoft refreshed its lineup of PC-tablet hybrids this fall with the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The hardware is compelling, but channel incentives are lagging.

Updated: Both DoJ and EU Approve Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Microsoft's proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business has received the approval of federal antitrust regulators.

Microsoft Expands Online Retail Presence with eBay Store

In anticipation of the holiday shopping period, Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of an online Microsoft Store on eBay.

Windows Phone Shipments Jumped More than 150 Percent in Q3

Worldwide shipments of Windows Phone devices in the third quarter ballooned by 156 percent year-over-year, according to figures released Tuesday by research firm IDC.

BlackBerry Buyout Deal Falls Apart; CEO To Step Down

The $4.7 billion buyout deal that would have led to BlackBerry being acquired by its largest shareholder has hit a dead end.

Microsoft- and Apple-Backed Holding Company Sues Google

The consortium of companies that bought Nortel's intellectual property two years ago filed a lawsuit against Google on Thursday, alleging willful infringement of seven patents.

Nokia Launches Windows RT Tablet, Windows Phone 'Phablet'

Nokia on Tuesday launched its first Windows RT-based tablet, the 10-inch Lumia 2520.

Ballmer: Office App for iPad '100 Percent in Progress'

A touch-optimized Microsoft Office app for Apple's iPad is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when," according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Dell Unveils Line of Windows 8.1-Based PCs, Tablets

Dell this week took the wraps off its refreshed line of tablets and notebook PCs, including several that run Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8.1.

Report: Dell Is Latest OEM To Abandon Windows RT

Microsoft may be the last device maker to still be manufacturing devices running its Windows RT operating system, according to media reports this week.

BlackBerry To Go Private After $4.7 Billion Acquisition Deal (UPDATED)

A consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase device maker BlackBerry for $4.7 billion, the two companies announced Monday.

Microsoft Launches Next-Gen Surface Devices

The new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 devices shown Monday come with better speeds, feeds and battery life, as well as a new generation of accessories.

IDC: Worldwide Tablet Shipments To Leapfrog PCs by 2017

Global shipments of traditional PCs will begin to lose ground to tablet shipments starting in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to recent analysis from IDC.

Intel 'Bay Trail'-Based Tablets and PCs Expected in Q4

Devices running Intel's "Bay Trail" family of power-saving processors are due to arrive from hardware makers in the fourth quarter of this year, Intel said on Wednesday during its Developer Forum event.

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