There's really no need for Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone 8 hardware since partners are offering solid handsets, says Microsoft's Terry Myerson. Maybe hardware isn't the problem.
(2 months and 4 days ago)
Microsoft and its newest Windows 8 operating system have had a rough go since the software first released in October -- unfortunately, the bad press for Windows 8 and the company's Surface tablet continued on Friday when a key executive at Samsung spoke out against Microsoft's latest offerings.
(3 months and 9 days ago)
I love the idea of the Surface: compelling hardware, striking form factor, and, in the case of the Pro, smart compromises to offer a good value. But the products fail to live up to their promise. They have first generation bugs. But maybe a low-priced Surface with a smaller screen could finally help bring the Surface promise to life. It just better run Windows Phone 8 and...
(4 months and 4 days ago)
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows RT tablets will get a full copy of Outlook 2013 RT as of the Windows 8.1 update, helping open a few more enterprise doors for slates like Surface. The app, not currently available for “Windows-on-ARM”, has been a frequently requested one, Microsoft conceded, and the company hopes will help shift ...
(14 days ago)
Microsoft has taken major heat for its recent reinvention efforts, but amid public lambasting of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets, a critical new development has largely been ignored: The company has both the hardware and software to dominate the four most important gaming screens in your life. Your PC. Your tablet. Your phone. Your TV. Microsoft can offer a consistent...
(3 months and 8 days ago)
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Surface Pro with Windows 8 will be on sale Saturday starting at $899 and will test the company’s viability in the tablet market after the failure of the Surface RT. The Surface Pro tablet has an Intel Core i5 processor. It can also be used as a PC when a keyboard is attached. The tablet has a 10.6-inch screen and includes the Type Cover...
(4 months and 10 days ago)
The countdown for Microsoft to end support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 has already started, and the two mobile operating systems could be orphaned as soon as the second half of 2014, according to Microsoft's own support calendar. The Microsoft Product Lifecycle support page indicates Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 are already past their lifecyle start dates. According to the...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
On Friday Microsoft announced that since Windows Phone 8′s, the company has seen the number of app downloads double and almost a 140% increase in paid app revenue. This is, of course, great news for app developers, and a strong indicator that Windows Phone 8 is doing well (though notably still not nearly as well as Android or iOS.) In fact, in a blog post Microsoft notes...
(1 month and 15 days ago)
Only around 1m of the RT version of the tablet computer have been sold, with suppliers saying orders have been halvedMicrosoft has only sold about 1m Surface RT tablets since its launch in October 2012 and about 400,000 Surface Pros, which run the full version of Windows 8, since their release a month ago.The figures are cited in a report by Bloomberg, citing sources who...
(3 months and 6 days ago)
A recent Microsoft job posting shows the company is ready to take the next step to unify its development platform between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
(4 months and 10 days ago)
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