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  • Gartner gets bullish about Windows' future

    Gartner today said Windows will recover from its two-year slump, with total device shipments running the operating system climbing by nearly 10% in 2014 and almost 18% in 2015.

    Written by Gregg Keizer07 Jan. 14 20:39
  • EU signs off on Microsoft-Nokia deal

    As expected, European Union regulators today approved Microsoft's $7.4 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 Dec. 13 20:51
  • Nokia expands low-end push with Lumia 525

    Nokia is hoping that availability of its low-end Lumia 525 in countries like China and Russia will soon give its smartphone sales a boost.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 Nov. 13 16:05
  • Instagram, finally, debuts on Windows phones

    Instagram is now available for Windows phones, some three years after the photo-sharing app's launch, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Zach Miners21 Nov. 13 06:53
  • Google's KitKat gives Mozilla, Nokia a Halloween scare

    Google has paid extra attention to Android's performance on low-cost smartphones when developing version 4.4 of the OS, which could be very good news for consumers and developers but a problem for competitors like Mozilla and Nokia.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 Nov. 13 15:33
  • Windows Phone 8.0 smartphones may not be upgradeable to 8.1

    As Microsoft prepares to release a major upgrade to its Windows Phone operating system, to version 8.1, some third party software makers are unsure whether smartphones running Windows Phone 8.0 will run the new OS.

    Written by Matt Hamblen31 Oct. 13 07:07
  • Spec standoff: Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One Max

    Two new smartphones are going after customers who want supersized screens: Nokia's new Lumia 1520, launched Tuesday, runs Windows Phone and HTC's One Max is an Android offering. But how do the two stack up side-by-side? It's time for a face-off on the hardware specs:

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs22 Oct. 13 15:13
  • Nokia counts on larger screens to help keep up momentum

    In what could turn out to be its last big event before Microsoft takes over, Nokia is expected to add large-screen smartphones and a tablet to its Lumia family as well as upgrade its portfolio of low-cost smartphones.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs22 Oct. 13 06:55
  • Full HD comes to Windows Phone devices

    Microsoft's next Windows Phone update opens the door for 1080p screens and more powerful processors from Qualcomm.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Oct. 13 07:24
  • Smartphone vendors target BYOD enterprises

    Smartphone vendors have rekindled their infatuation with enterprises as the consumer segment fizzles; this week's exhibit is the launch of LG Electronics' Gate, which separates users' professional and private lives through virtualization.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 Oct. 13 12:19