January, 2012

Nokia TransportDuring Nokia World 2011 back in October last year, along with the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, Nokia also announced four new Windows Phone apps – Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia Music and Nokia Pulse

News is out today that Microsoft is apparently planning a restructuring of its marketing operations, according to an article in Bloomberg News.  While the move may cut “hundreds” of jobs, it is apparently aimed primarily at restructuring the “CMG”, …

Kip has just published a post about how Microsoft has started the year with a thud following its CES keynote. I have to agree that the keynote was both surreal in places and uninformative for the majority, offering nothing …

tweetchoirThis was Microsoft’s last CES keynote, after a 14 year run of opening the consumer electronics event, and the new year, in January in Las Vegas.  In a year that promises Windows 8, renewed hope for Windows Phone with …

Nokia has just posted the 23 minute video of today’s press event from earlier today at CES.  If you want to relive all the details (it wasn’t webcast live), or if you’re just a big Stephen Elop fan, here it …

This time we’re not in Las Vegas, and not live blogging, but we’ll still be watching the CES keynote and you can too:

(the press conference is over, but you can watch the video on Microsoft News Center)

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At a press event at CES in Las Vegas today, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage to announce the Nokia 900, the widely anticipated first “re-entry” for Nokia into the US smartphone market.  The new phone, available “in the …

cardsYesterday Eric Hautala posted on the Windows Phone blog about the latest Windows Phone update, dubbed 8107, which, according to the Windows Phone website, addresses the disappearing keyboard issue, a Gmail sync issue, the location permissions issue, and a …

SkyDriveWindows Live SkyDrive was only recently updated back in November last year to Version 16.2 (Build 2955) with better sharing and file management functionalities (see the official change log here). Today we noticed that the SkyDrive team had released …

android-xboxIn early December, Microsoft released an Xbox Live app for iOS, along with an Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone, and now, according to a recent job posting on Microsoft Careers, they’re planning on bringing more Xbox Live …

nokia-logoThe beginning of a new year is always a hopeful time, and two reports coming out this week are buoying the hopes (and the stock prices) of Nokia and Microsoft.  First up, a report from Reuters that a Nokia handset …

freepizzaOn the heels of news that Microsoft, Nokia, and the other hardware partners are ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, promotion, and payola, Windows Phone is getting ready to roll out another update, this …

screenshot_startScreen_webHope you had an enjoyable holiday season, as we did, and are ready to launch into what may be Microsoft’s most pivotal, and by far its riskiest year.  So much is at stake, and everything is hinging on the launch …