Windows Phone 7, Smartphones/Tablets

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.

Intel CEO Unveils New Chips for PCs, Servers and Mobile Devices

During Tuesday's keynote presentation at its Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel laid out its vision for a broad range of its activities -- from building chips for datacenters, PCs, smartphones and personal wearable devices, to "the Internet of things" world of connected devices.

Reports: Microsoft To Unveil Next-Gen Surface Tablets this Month

Microsoft is widely expected to unveil new Surface RT and Surface Pro devices at an event in New York on Sept. 23.

Martorano: Expect 'Measured' Rollout of Microsoft Surface to Channel

Eric Martorano holds a new and important responsibility in Microsoft's U.S. partner organization: selling Microsoft Surface devices through the U.S. channel.

IDC: Windows Phone To 'Solidify' No. 3 Smartphone OS Rank Through 2017

The gap between Microsoft's smartphone operating system and market leaders Google Android and Apple iOS will narrow slightly over the next four years, IDC said in a report this week.

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Device Business in $7.2 Billion Deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Nokia's devices and services business in a cash deal worth $7.18 billion (EUR 5.44 billion), the two companies announced early Tuesday morning.

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