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Windows Phone share sinks in U.S. and China. Can anything save this OS?

The latest figures show that Windows Phone share is sinking in the U.S. and China and stalling in Europe. Can anything save Microsoft's struggling smartphone operating system? Kantar Worldpanel ComTech's latest figures contain no...

The big hole in Microsoft's Android strategy: No Bing search

The release of the Android-based Nokia X2 smartphone makes clear that Microsoft is committed to Android for the long haul. But it also reveals a big hole in Microsoft's strategy: The phone's default engine will be Google, not Bing....

Nokia gives millions to blackmailer. Police fail to follow [u]

2007 oops revealed. [Updated with report on who and how] It's been revealed that Nokia was successfully blackmailed, a few years back. The perps stole Nokia's private digital signing key, threatening a rain of malware on Espoo's...

Microsoft phone chief: Nokia's Android phones will help get us to 1 billion users

In case you thought that Microsoft would put the kibosh on Nokia's line of Android phones now that the company sale has gone through, rest assured they're here to stay. Former Nokia CEO and current Microsoft devices chief Stephen...

Microsoft to complete Nokia deal on Friday -- and become big-time Android player

When Microsoft completes its $7.2 billion deal to buy Nokia on Friday, it will be doing more than buying a mobile phone division and beefing up its commitment to Windows Phone. It will also become a big-time Android player. Brad...

Windows chief: Microsoft is all in with Nokia's Android phones

If you doubted that Microsoft backed Nokia's move into Android phones, doubt no more: Windows chief Terry Myerson says that Microsoft will continue to back them even after the Nokia acquisition goes through. Could this mean that...

Microsoft makes it official: We're all in with Android

Any doubt that Microsoft sees Android as an important part of its future should be erased with a just-announced deal with an Indian handset maker to manufacture dual-boot Windows-Android phones, and with Microsoft asking HTC to...

Will Nokia's new Android phones lead to a civil war inside Microsoft?

Nokia's new X line of low-end Android phone looks like it could be a winner -- but its success could set off a serious civil war inside Microsoft. What do the new Android phones say about what kind of company Microsoft will...

Nokia's upcoming Windroid phone exploits Android's Achilles' heel: Its openness

The Android phone Nokia is expected to release next week at Mobile World Congress will apparently have an interface that looks more like Windows than Android, and feature Microsoft and Nokia services, rather those made by...

Microsoft paid $7.4 billion for Nokia and all they get is a cheap Android phone?

Numerous sources report that the unthinkable is true: Nokia will be releasing an Android phone. Is this what Microsoft gets for paying $7.4 billion for Nokia's handset business? The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that...

Wait. What? Nokia Android phone is GO: 'Normandy' invasion imminent

Wrong Normandy, you idiot. Nokia is still expected to unveil its Android phone this month. Despite the naysayers saying nay, it seems like it'll happen. It's said the reason is that Windows Phone doesn't work well on the low-end...

Will Android's slowing growth be an opening for Windows Phone?

Android remains king of the smartphones, but its growth in 2013 was the slowest at any time in its history. Can Windows Phone make inroads as Android potentially swoons? The latest market figures from Strategy Analytics have both...

Nokia's Lumia smartphone sales tank -- can Windows Phone survive it?

Just as the deal for Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset division is about to close, Nokia released its latest earnings and sales figures, and it's all bad news. Worst of all: sales of Lumia Windows Phones are dropping at a time they...

Windows Phone growth stalls in the U.S. and China; trouble lies ahead

Windows Phone still can't gain traction in the U.S. and China, despite good sales in Europe, the latest sales figures show. And without growth in the two largest smartphone markets, the platform can't succeed, warns a prominent...

Nokia to release an Android phone in 2014? Don't believe it!

Nokia is said to be readying a low-cost Android phone for release next year -- but will it ever see the light of day? Here's why the phone will almost certainly be killed before customers ever see it. Reports say that Nokia is...

Nokia ''is'' making an Android phone: ''Confirmed''

Evan's leak of Normandy. Nokia is said to be about to unveil its oft-rumored Android phone. Yes, really: Android. According to two separate reports, we'll see it launch next year -- probably as early as January. Code-named...

Will Windows Phone overtake the iPhone in Europe in 2014?

Windows Phone sales are skyrocketing in Europe says a recent survey, with more than a 50% lead over the iPhone in Italy, and nearly pulling even in France. If its growth continues, it could overtake the iPhone in Europe by next...

Microsoft upgrade blunder gives people one more reason not to buy a Windows Phone

As if people needed one more reason not to buy a Windows Phone, Microsoft has given them another: A Windows Phone 8 device you buy today may not be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. Then again, maybe it can. Either way,...

Can Nokia's blowout quarter of Lumia sales save Windows Phone?

Nokia sold a record number of Lumia Windows Phones in the third quarter, including a nearly 400% jump in sales in the U.S. and North America. Is that enough to save Windows Phone, or is Microsoft's smartphone platform doomed to...

Windows Phone still has serious app gap despite Microsoft's $7.2 billion Nokia buyout

Microsoft's $7.2 billion buyout of Nokia's handset business hasn't solved one of Windows Phones' biggest problems: an inability to attract developers to write apps for it. Does the app gap mean Windows Phone is doomed to its...

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