2012

First update for Windows Phone 8 is codenamed “Portico”, not “Apollo+”? Last week we reported a rumor that the next update for Microsoft’s latest mobile OS – Windows Phone 8 – will be codenamed “Apollo Plus”. The ...

December 7, 2012

Huawei Ascend W1 officially unveiled during Microsoft and China Unicom joint event During the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced that there will be four initial launch partners for its Windows Phone 8 devices coming ...

December 7, 2012

Mexican carrier Telcel to get exclusive Nokia Lumia 505 Windows Phone 7.8 device The announcement of the Nokia Lumia 620 earlier today might not be the company’s only strategy into the budget smartphone market. With Micro ...

December 5, 2012

Nokia announces the Lumia 620 – most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet Following the announcements of the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, and the mid-range Lumia 820 (amongst its variants 810 and 822), in a somewhat u ...

December 5, 2012

Want a Windows Phone? Tell us why and win At the Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco in late October, Microsoft handed out Windows Phones, the HTC 8x, to everyone in attend ...

December 4, 2012

Rhapsody comes to Xbox Rhapsody, which began as a music service for Real Networks (if you know your ancient history, before there was YouTube, you used Real Player ...

December 4, 2012

Do you chat? Lots of news coming out of the “chat client industry” recently, with Microsoft announcing the coming end of days for Windows Live Messenger, ...

December 3, 2012

Yahoo! Messenger discontinues interoperability with Windows Live Messenger Six-and-a-half years ago in June 2006, we first reported that Microsoft and Yahoo! have reached an agreement to provide interoperability bet ...

December 1, 2012

Exclusive: Microsoft bringing cloud music player to SkyDrive.com Rumors about Microsoft bringing a cloud music playing to SkyDrive had been floating around for a long time. Back in May 2011 when Microsoft ...

December 1, 2012

The prickly problem of how to price Surface Microsoft announced some pricing details of the second in its family of Surface devices today, with Panos Panay, in a blog post on the Offic ...

November 29, 2012

Windows Phone 7.8 to stay for low-end devices, update for existing users coming early 2013 Back in June during the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 7.8 update for existing Windows Phone 7.x devices. Howev ...

November 29, 2012

More fun with numbers from Microsoft Yesterday, we posted on news that Outlook.com now has more than 25 million active users, and in perhaps a spirit of sharing over the holiday ...

November 28, 2012

Outlook.com, now at 25 million active users, adds features Hotmail became Outlook.com in late July (after we’d been showing it to you as “NewMail” since June”, Microsoft’s “modern” take on web based ...

November 27, 2012

Lumia 920 “extremely popular” at Walmart, backordered As part of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, Walmart is having quite the sale on smartphones, offering a free $100 Walmart gift card with ...

November 26, 2012

Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8 Last April, Bing updated the Bing Translator for Windows Phone app, including a number of new features like the ability to use the camera to ...

November 26, 2012

Microsoft readying “Apollo Plus” update for Windows Phone 8, coming in Q1 2013 So Windows Phone 8 was launched almost exactly a month ago, and devices running the new operating system is already on sale in many countrie ...

November 26, 2012

Is Nokia picking up steam? Last week, investors began to show a change of heart when it comes to Nokia, moving the stock price up more than 20% (moving from $2.88 to $ ...

November 26, 2012

Windows Phone: the 7.8 “problem” This weekend, there’s been a flurry of activity and interest centering around Windows Phone 7.8, the promised but as yet not delivered updat ...

November 25, 2012

More Bing testing: a lighter social sidebar? With Bing, we’re all guinea pigs, and thanks to our readers (this time @TheRomit, thanks!), we get to sneak a peek at what may be coming for ...

November 20, 2012

Thoughts on a Post-Sinofsky world, one week in It’s been (almost) a week since Microsoft announced Steven Sinofsky’s departure as President of Windows and Windows Live Division, which is ...

November 19, 2012