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Windows Phone 7.8: is it more than a Start screen?

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.

June 22, 2012 by

Microsoft refuses to bury the hatchet in Motorola patent spat

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.

June 21, 2012 by

Windows Phone 'strength' undermines RIM's rebuilding

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.

January 23, 2012 by

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