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Microsoft continues its iOS app acquisition spree with Prismatic, a news reader startup that Apple eyed

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Since Satya Nadella took the reins from Steve Ballmer just over a year ago, Microsoft has been on an aggressive acquisition spree of cross platform apps and services. Most recently, the company bought the iOS email app Acompli then relaunched it as Outlook for iOS. Microsoft also bought Sunrise, the popular calendar software with an iOS app. [...]

Why Microsoft still believes in Windows Phone even though things have been pretty bad for years (MSFT)

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
It’s been the same story for the last few years. Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is universally accepted as a solid alternative to iOS or Android, but it’s still missing the key apps people love to use. And because of Microsoft’s tiny market share in phones, a lot of important developers pretty much ignore the [...]

Microsoft announces foldable version of its universal MFi Bluetooth keyboard

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
A Microsoft product might not seem the most obvious purchase for Apple users, but if you switch between platforms, the latest version of Microsoft’s universal keyboard may appeal. Designed to allow you to switch easily between iOS, Android and Windows devices, the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is a more portable version, folding in half down the middle. [...]

MWC 2015: Windows 10 flagship phone on the way, says Microsoft

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
If you’ve been watching the Microsoft news coming out of MWC 2015 then you’ll know that the Redmond firm has been showing off two decent but very mid-range handsets to the crowds. So where’s the flagship device? On the way, that’s where. The company has confirmed that several high-end Microsoft phones are in the pipeline, [...]

Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned as we’ll be expanding and upgrading this review very shortly with more info. Microsoft used its presentation at MWC 2015 to announce the launch of the Lumia 640, its [...]

Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Microsoft had a surprise accessory reveal during its conference at MWC and I got the chance to have some hands-on time with it. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard, possibly the catchiest accessory name on the planet, is a new Surface-like Bluetooth accessory that connects up to your phone or tablet for an easy to type [...]

Hands on with the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL: Not quite flagship material, but tactically priced

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Microsoft announced two new Lumia smartphones this morning at Mobile World Congress – the Lumia 640 and 640 XL – both of which will be available worldwide from April. We got a chance to try out both models and see how they perform. The Lumia 640 replaces the popular Lumia 630 and the Lumia 640 XL is [...]

Hands-on review: Microsoft Lumia 640

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned as we’ll be expanding and upgrading this review very shortly with more info. Microsoft took to MWC 2015 to announce its next addition to the mid-range Lumia range, the [...]

Microsoft launches Windows 10-ready Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
It was something of a poorly kept secret, but this morning at MWC Microsoft announced the two latest additions to its range of Lumia handsets. News of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL had already crept out over the weekend thanks to a slightly premature news release that was later pulled, but now the [...]

Microsoft: Windows 10 is coming to all Windows 8.1 devices later this year

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Microsoft has revealed that the full Windows 10 suite will be made available across all Windows 8.1 devices from later this year. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Steve Elop – Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Devices and Services – made the announcement and explained that some of the Windows 10 features will vary depending on [...]

MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL officially revealead

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Microsoft has unveiled the latest handset in its burgeoning Lumia range – the Microsoft Lumia 640. There’s been plenty rumours about the handset so there wasn’t too much surprise when Stephen Elop took to the stage at MWC 2015 to revealed the Microsoft Lumia 640. The Microsoft Lumia 640 won’t come with Windows 10 straight [...]

Microsoft Will Offer Windows 10 Upgrade For Mobile Devices Running Windows 8.1

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Microsoft has confirmed that it will offer Windows 10 for all mobile devices that currently run its latest Windows 8.1 software. Read More

Microsoft buffs its mid-range with Lumia 640, 640 XL

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
BARCELONA—Microsoft continues to solidify Windows Phone’s mid-range line-up with the announcement today of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The core stats of the phones are typical for mid-range phones: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable with microSD), quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processors. The RAM is an important upgrade from the current models in [...]

Microsoft launches mid-range Lumia 640, arriving April

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Microsoft has today launched the Lumia 640, a 5-inch Windows Phone device that will go on sale in next month. The device wil initually ship with Windows 8.1 but will be upgradeable to Windows 10 “later this year,” the company said. This post is being updated…

MWC 2015: Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet should intimidate Apple, annoy Microsoft

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
While it might seem like the tablet market is starting to slow down, Sony still thinks it can take on the dominant iPad with its new high-spec Xperia Z4 Tablet device. The 10.1-inch tablet builds on the already impressive Z3 Tablet Compact, which duked it out with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S for the title [...]

Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
 Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio, and it looks like it could be buying one more. According to multiple sources, Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and Microsoft is the front runner to get it. It’s [...]

Microsoft says Windows Phone experiencing ‘impressive growth’ — wait, what!?

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
Windows Phone is a failure. Of course, the term “failure” is subjective, so let me explain. Very few consumers are buying them compared to Android and iPhone, and very few developers are creating apps for it. Yes, some people are buying them, and some talented developers are developing, but “some” does not make a success. [...]

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with Knox, Microsoft Apps

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
One of the minor announcements at today’s Samsung Unpacked event was that the companyís new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge would be bundled with Knox, the company’s own business security solutions. The upgraded Knox offers, in Samsung’s own words, defence-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Gregory Wade, VP [...]

Who’s running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella’s brain trust

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
A lot has changed since Satya Nadella took over at Microsoft a little more than a year ago. Windows no longer rules the roost. The energy has shifted away from big expensive software to “cloud” services. It’s investing in cutting-edge products like HoloLens. Morale is better than it’s been in years, according to long-time employees. [...]

Two New Lumia 640 Models Discovered After Microsoft Leak

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
 A few pieces of data point to two new Lumia models, the 640 and 640 XL, a pair of low-end phones that should be announced tomorrow morning. The device specs were posted on NokiaPowerUser and point to a 5-inch 640 device as well something called the 640 XL which should be slightly bigger and follow [...]

 
 
 
 

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