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Microsoft’s smartphone brand to be introduced after January 1st 2015

June 12, 2014 |

Microsoft will drop the Nokia branding for new Windows Phones

Microsoft completed the Nokia acquisition in April and the company is now looking for a smooth brand transition – all new Windows Phones will drop the Nokia logo while Redmond … Read More

Good Bye Nokia! Hello Microsoft Mobile!

April 25, 2014 |

The End of an era

Today is a sad day for all Nokia fans around the world. Nokia, former market leader, is leaving the smartphone business by selling its assets to Microsoft. Both companies have announced that the transaction will … Read More

Smartphone manufacturers try to prevent Microsoft-Nokia deal

March 11, 2014 |

As Nokia holds many valuable patents, several smartphone manufacturers have expressed concerns over the Microsoft-Nokia deal. Companies from different parts of the world think that Nokia could become something like a patent troll demanding an increase in royalties. The agreement … Read More

Microsoft’s greatest battle

March 10, 2014 |

When Microsoft reached an agreement with Nokia to buy its mobile unit for 7.2 billion dollars, Redmond was expected to justify its decision in front of investors and there were two main arguments for the acquisition deal. First of all, … Read More

Microsoft to make Windows Phone free

December 11, 2013 | 1

Trusted sources have revealed to The Verge that Microsoft is considering making the future versions of Windows Phone free of charge to the OEMs. Currently it is just an idea of the OS chief Terry Myerson as … Read More

Microsoft in discussions with HTC for devices with both Windows Phone and Android installed

October 4, 2013 |

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has asked HTC to start installing Windows Phone on its forthcoming devices with Android as an alternative operating system. The little market share of Windows Phone is obviously forcing Microsoft to go to extremes.

According to … Read More

Microsoft buys Nokia’s smartphones divison, Nokia retains its brand, patents, HERE and NSN units

September 3, 2013 |

Microsoft is buying Nokia’s entire Device & Services unit for a price of EUR 3.79 billion, both companies announced today. Microsoft will spend another EUR 1.65 billion as a part of a license agreement, regulating the access to Nokia’s patents. … Read More

Microsoft compensates Nokia Lumia 1020 late deliveries with $150

July 31, 2013 |

Those of your who pre-ordered the Nokia Lumia 1020 through the Microsoft online store, but for some reason your orders are delayed, will be getting $150 gift cards. The gift card can be used for the next purchase of $150 … Read More

Nokia wants Microsoft to be more involved in developing apps for Windows Phone

July 27, 2013 |

In an interview with the International Business Times, Nokia`s vice president and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development Bryan Biniak expressed his opinion in terms of the partnership with Microsoft. He states that he is happy with it, … Read More

Microsoft seeks a balance between updates and growth of Windows Phone

July 25, 2013 |

Windows Phone 8 is a new platform. Launched in October 2012, the Microsoft’s OS has been criticized for the lack of new updates. The first major update GDR2 is rolling out at the moment while GDR3 is expected in the … Read More

Microsoft introduces new security policy for Windows Phone Store, apps with vulnerabilities will be removed

July 11, 2013 |

Microsoft has announced a new policy for the third-party apps in Windows Phone Store. According to the new policy the company will remove applications considered having serious vulnerabilities. The developers will be provided with 180 days to fix the publicly … Read More

Microsoft opens the Windows Phone Dev center for $19

June 27, 2013 |

Microsoft has reduced the annual registration fees for the Windows Phone Dev Center from $99 to $19 in attempts to attract more independent developers. The promotion will be available for the next 60 days and the subscription gives an access … Read More