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Microsoft reveals bankruptcy of devices strategy by dumping Nokia feature phones

Microsoft decision to ax the feature phone business it got when it bought Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion shows the investment 'went for naught.'
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Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Microsoft's 14 percent staff reduction, the largest in its history and focused heavily on employees acquired from Nokia's devices and services business, has some observers thinking Satya Nadella got a bad case of Lumia-induced indigestion.

Microsoft promises Windows Phone 'kill-switch' by July 2015

Microsoft today spelled out the "kill-switch" deterrents it will add to the Windows Phone mobile operating system, and said it would meet a July 2015 deadline for making stolen smartphones useless.

Apple goes against grain, lets Beats Music live on Android and Windows Phone

Apple will continue to offer Beats Music apps for Android and Windows Phone after it closes the deal to acquire the streaming music service and Beats Electronics.

First Windows Phone 8.1 phone due out this week in Asia

The first smartphone carrying Windows Phone 8.1 starts shipping this week in Asia, even as Microsoft continues tweaking that latest version of its mobile OS.

AMD commits to Android as it looks past Windows

After flirting with the idea for more than a year, Advanced Micro Devices has finally provided concrete details for bringing Android to its chips as the company looks to support more operating systems beyond Windows.

Here's what Microsoft needs to do to boost Windows Phone

Now that Microsoft has finally closed its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business the company needs to accelerate efforts to attract more developers, help cut the cost of smartphones running Windows Phone and make sure its new employees feel welcome.

Microsoft to wrap Nokia deal Friday, name subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

How to get Windows Phone 8.1 today

Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 today, and contrary to its label of "Windows Phone Preview for Developers," anyone can upgrade their current Windows Phone 8-powered handset.

At Build, mobility gets a boost with universal Windows apps

Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.

Windows Phone In Depth

Deep-dive review: The Lumia 635 smartphone -- a study in contrasts

Nokia's new low-cost Lumia 635 smartphone makes some unfortunate hardware compromises, but on the plus side it comes with the excellent Windows Phone 8.1.

So an iPhone user tries out Windows Phone 8.1...

Long-time Apple columnist Ryan Faas got his hands on a Lumia 520 running Windows 8.1 and liked what he found.

4 reasons Microsoft is a new company

There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

Computerworld's 2012 holiday gift guide

Need some help choosing holiday presents for the technology fans on your gift list? We've rounded up this year's best tech gifts, from tablets and HDTVs to smartphones, laptops and an array of other gadgets and accessories.

HTC's Windows Phone 8X review: Fast, bright and sleek

HTC's fast and well-designed Windows Phone 8X is one of the first to use Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 smartphone operating system.

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's new operating system for cellphones, was launched on Monday and with it the software company's hopes of reclaiming a portion of the fast-growing smartphone market.

Review: Nokia Lumia 900 puts Windows Phone back in the race

The Nokia Lumia 900 puts Windows Phone in with the big kids, offering good performance, a bright display and stylish design.

Image gallery: Windows Phone 7 Mango edition adds features, polish

Mango, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, adds new social networking features and other useful tweaks to the OS.

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