Microsoft has debuted two new mid-tier handsets with a nod towards business users in the form of a free Office 365 subscription.
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Microsoft is continuing to consolidate its mobile-handset manufacturing properties, but is not making any additional, unannounced job cuts as a result.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its first non-Nokia branded Lumia, aimed squarely at first-time smartphone buyers and emerging markets.
The first set of results since selling its devices and services business to Microsoft show new CEO Rajeev Suri is keeping things on a very even keel.
The Redmond giant is expected to announce a round of job cuts which could be the largest in the company's history.
Microsoft sticks with the Android experiment started by Nokia, adding a new handset to the Nokia X range.
There are a number of rumored Lumia handsets in the Microsoft pipeline. But it's not until this fall that the next major 'hero' phone, possibly with 3D gesture support, is expected.
Both local and international mobile phone makers, have expressed their concerns to Chinese regulators, warning the deal may result in higher patent licensing fees.
The smartphone maker posted its first quarterly operating loss, at NT$2.97 billion (US$101 million), amid intensifying competition and rising costs. Meanwhile, Microsoft is reportedly courting it to carry more Windows-based handsets.
Some Lumia handset owners in the Netherlands have reported that they have been able to update their handsets to the new Windows Phone 7.8 build of the Microsoft platform ahead of its expected release early next year.
The over-the-air fix will be sent out sometime in December, Microsoft has said. However, it has not explained what the bug actually is.
Here's when and how Microsoft and partners will make Windows Phone 8 handsets available.
Nokia's newest handsets do a good job of introducing the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, as well as adding the company's own core strengths to the devices - which should put Android and other Windows Phone 8 makers to the test.
Yes, the only Windows Phone 8 feature that Microsoft has promised users of existing Windows Phone handsets is the new Start screen, with three sizes of tile you can arrange in a more creative layout. But that's not the only new features existing Windows Phone users are going to get.
Microsoft has rejected an offer from Motorola to settle the patent battle between the two companies.The sprawling conflict has seen Motorola win an as-yet unenforced ban in Germany on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, and Microsoft win a US import ban on some Motorola Android handsets.
Microsoft has revealed that Windows Phone 8 will have a 'common core' with the desktop OS, plus NFC and multicore support – but it won't run on current Windows Phone 7 handsets
Microsoft India's chairman was critical of the experience quality offered by Indian OEMs.
Calculations that Nokia has sold a million Lumia handsets made by averaging up all the analyst projects Bloomberg can find says less about actual sales figures (800,000 to 2 million is a large number but also a large margin of error) than it does about confidence in what Nokia and Microsoft have pulled off. They've taken two failing phone platforms with two unhappy developer ecosystems and taken - between them - a good few years of false starts and restarts to produce an overnight hit in a year.
U.S. International Trade Commission judge finds mobile maker guilty of infringing Microsoft patent in making its Android-powered handsets, but rejects six other patent violation claims, according to report.
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