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Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.

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A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.

published October 2, 2014 by

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CES: Microsoft launches Surface 2.0

At the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP Mike Anjiulo show off the company's new Surface 2.0 platform. The multitouch, tabletop will be available in late 2011 in 23 countries and will retail for $7,600.

published January 6, 2011 by

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.

published October 11, 2010 by

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Dell unveils convertible Windows 7 tablet

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.

published September 14, 2010 by

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Microsoft unveils Spindex social-networking tool

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Lili Cheng, general manager of Microsoft's FUSE labs, demos the company's new social-networking aggregator. The new software features a social-feed stream, a "trending topics" section that goes a little deeper than the one Twitter offers, and the ability to bookmark items and add them as favorites.

published May 5, 2010 by

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Microsoft demos new 'social' phone

At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.

published April 12, 2010 by

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Nokia 6280

Nokia 6280

Nokia brings ease-of-use to 3G with the introduction of the 6280. Boasting a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, video camera, and an updated interface, Nokia paves the way for those cautious of third-generation phones.

published April 9, 2006 by

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Nokia 6111

Nokia 6111

The Nokia 6111 is an attractive, small phone that boasts plenty of functionality under the hood. Pity the onboard memory wasn't larger, though.

published March 29, 2006 by

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HP iPAQ rw6800

HP iPAQ rw6800

The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.

published March 5, 2006 by

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Nokia N70

Nokia N70

It might be the baby of Nokia's N Series, but it still sports a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a 64MB reduced-size MMC.

published January 2, 2006 by

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O2 Xda Atom

O2 Xda Atom

It has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini. Find out what the hype on the Xda Atom is all about.

published November 29, 2005 by

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First Take: Nokia 7380

First Take: Nokia 7380

A keyless dial and built-in mirror aims to please women looking for a discreet phone to slip into their handbags. The tiny 7380 also contains a 2-megapixel camera for taking surreptious snaps while out on the town.

published November 20, 2005 by

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First Take: Nokia N92

First Take: Nokia N92

Watch TV broadcasts on your mobile with Nokia's N92 3G handset. There's also Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth for connectivity and an external memory card slot for recording your favourite shows. Nokia Australia is yet to announce local availability. Stay tuned to CNET.com.au for more information about Nokia's Nseries.

published November 17, 2005 by

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Nokia 6230i

Nokia 6230i

Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

published July 11, 2005 by

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O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

published June 20, 2005 by

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Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

published May 2, 2005 by

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Nokia 9300

Nokia 9300

Nokia's 9300 is no longer a brick, but it's also no longer alone in the smart phone space. It's a good evolution of an existing design that should appeal to existing Communicator users, though.

published April 18, 2005 by

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Panasonic X700

Panasonic X700

With the choice of Bluetooth, infrared and USB connectivity, you'll have no trouble transfering photos and videos taken with this Symbian-based smart phone to your PC.

published March 7, 2005 by

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