Microsoft reverses course to eliminate Nokia’s Android devices.
The Microsoft CEO’s new vision of its customers: Work first, life second. Same as the old vision.
Speculation is that Microsoft will terminate the Android-based Nokia X smartphone once its acquisition of Nokia is final.
Microsoft wants to expand its Windows device empire by making it easier for manufacturers to build Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices.
What you need to know about Windows Phone 8 Update 3.
The software giant can handle the slow growth of Windows Phone. Its most important hardware partner can’t.
The smartphone itself is basically just okay, but the camera? Oh, the camera.
As the mobile battle shifts to cloud services, Microsoft may hold a winning hand: Skype.
Microsoft has a lot to work to do in swaying the people who might build apps for Windows Phone 8.
Smartphones have become so universally good that it’s becoming harder to choose between them. Which phone you choose is now a matter of price and personal preference, not any inherent superiority in the different devices or their operating systems.
Microsoft will end support for Windows Phone 8 in July 2014. Too soon?
What Plan B? For Microsoft, Windows Phone is already Plan B.
Microsoft has struggled to carve out space for itself in mobile, while Mozilla has started to disrupt the mobile industry’s end-to-end, native application mindset with Firefox OS. The two organizations have much to gain from working together.
2013 will be a make-or-break year for Microsoft. Not so much from a financial standpoint, but for how the company is perceived.
Getting a big mobile contract from a major enterprise is hard enough, but it’s even more difficult when the customer is the federal government – or the military.
Microsoft quietly launched a preview version of Skype for Windows Phone over the weekend, with one major problem: you can’t turn it off.
Apps allowing users to download copyrighted music without paying for it have cropped up on Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
Microsoft has begun displaying some “invisible” Windows Phone 8 apps that were discoverable on the Windows Phone website, but not on the phone itself. That should help alleviate concerns that the Windows Phone platform lacks key apps.
How easy is it to switch over from Google’s Android ecosystem to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 environment? For one ReadWrite writer, it wasn’t hard at all.
In short, Nokia needs Microsoft more than Microsoft needs Nokia. But that relationship, at this point, is doing more harm than good for the future of the once-powerful Nokia brand.