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Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. …

Microsoft Increases Windows Phone 8 Support Lifecycle To Three Years Microsoft Increases Windows Phone 8 Support Lifecycle To Three Years

Microsoft Windows is the go to desktop operating system for enterprise. The company is having some trouble convincing companies to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, but they’re at least still using Windows. Microsoft is having no such luck when …

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s …

T-Mobile Gets Sony Xperia Z, Lumia 925 On July 14 [Rumor] T-Mobile Gets Sony Xperia Z, Lumia 925 On July 14 [Rumor]

T-Mobile has been on a roll this year. It first ditched contracts in late March and then it started to offer the best deals in the industry on hot devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Now the carrier …

Microsoft And KLab Are Working On Age Of Empires For iOS, Android
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Microsoft, like any company, loves money. The best way to get said money is to make sure your products are on as many devices as possible, especially when those devices are selling loads more than your own platform. Nikkei (via …

Halo Makes The Jump To PC And Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has a certain strategy for its platforms that aren’t doing so well. That strategy is just to slap Halo on it, and hope fans of the sci-fi shooter franchise buy into it. The Halo-themed Zune strategy didn’t work out …

Is The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Tougher Than AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920? Is The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Tougher Than AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920?
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Verizon is finally getting its own flagship Windows Phone device in the Nokia Lumia 928. It has many of the same features of the highly praised Lumia 920, including the polycarbonate chasis. Did Nokia make its latest flagship any tougher …

Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter
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Google has sent a cease and disist letter to Microsoft for building a native YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and violating its terms of service in three areas. In the letter, Google explains, “It appears that the application: (1) …

Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon
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Windows Phone fans on Verizon were disappointed last year to learn that the Nokia Lumia 920, ‘the” Windows Phone to have, would be exclusive to AT&T. They had to settle for the underpowered Lumia 820 or go with HTC’s 8X …

Here’s Microsoft’s Take On The Apple/Android Fanboy Wars Here’s Microsoft’s Take On The Apple/Android Fanboy Wars
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Android fans love to talk trash about Apple fans and vice versa. Unfortunately, we only ever see this conflict from those directly involved. Is there not an outside voice that can give us an unbiased look at just how silly …

Better Late Than Never: Temple Run Finally Comes To Windows Phone 8

One of the main obstacles facing Windows Phone is its lack of apps. The situation is getting better with high-profile apps like Pandora finally making the jump to Microsoft’s mobile platform, but it’s still lacking the high-profile mobile games that …

Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013 Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013
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Slowly but surely, Windows Phone 8 is starting to build out its app ecosystem to include some of the heavy hitters in the mobile scene. Just last month, Windows Phone 8 users got Spotify, and now Internet radio fans can …

Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8 Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8

A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping …

Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is still in preview, and as such, it’s not exactly the best it can be at this point in time. The team is working on it though, and has provided a new update today that …

Mainstream Support For Windows Phone 8 Ends In 2014 Mainstream Support For Windows Phone 8 Ends In 2014

The traditional Windows operating system has a mainstream support lifespan of at least five years. During that time, Microsoft will continue to update the OS with security and stability updates. It seems that Microsoft will be bucking that trend with …

Job Listing Points To Microsoft Launching Next Windows Phone This Holiday Season Job Listing Points To Microsoft Launching Next Windows Phone This Holiday Season
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Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s latest attempt to snag a chunk of the smartphone market, launched across the U.S. in November. That gave Windows Phone a boost during the holiday season that saw the Lumia 920 selling through a few million …

Windows Phone 8 Gets Panorama Shots With Photosynth Windows Phone 8 Gets Panorama Shots With Photosynth

Those who bought a Lumia 920 as their inaugural Windows Phone 8 may have done so for its reportedly fantastic camera. There’s now an app for the device that will make your photos even better. Photosynth, Microsoft’s popular panorama photo …

Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art

Every year, Google holds a contest called Doodle 4 Google that tasks children with creating one of the many doodles that populate Google’s homepage every year. Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind so it’s starting its own art contest, …

Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8 Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8
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Back in November, Nokia announced that it would be relaunching its maps service as Here. Despite its silly name, it was an effort on the part of Nokia to become a major player in the Maps app scene. Now the …

Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify

Windows Phone 8 has faced an uphill climb since it launched late last year. One of the many obstacles on its way to greatness was a lack of quality apps, but that’s been slowly changing. Microsoft announced that popular music …