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Microsoft unveils Windows on a chip

Software giant Microsoft has made clear its aim to attack the mobile devices and consumer electronics market by demonstrating a forthcoming version of Windows that supports System on a Chip (SoC) architectures. Speaking in advance on the announcement, made at the CES show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, made much mention of tablets as a major market for the operating system.

Microsoft improves developer services for WP7

Microsoft has revealed a number of improvements to its developer relationship for Windows Phone 7, the platform that marks its latest assault on the smartphone market. The firm said that the first payments to developers would be made a little ahead of schedule, and it is now able to offer feedback to developers on the performance of their apps within the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft rumoured to be eyeing up Adobe in mobile apps play

Microsoft and Adobe have yet to make any real or significant impact in the mobile apps market, and are thought to be considering joining forces. If the two companies were to merge then it would have to be the mobile apps market driving the deal, as this is where both companies need to score big time, say analysts at Ovum.

Windows Phone 7 devices available in October

So Windows Phone 7 is out there and pretty slick it looks too. Even Stephen Fry, a long time critic of Microsoft’s mobile strategy was present at the launch event in London to say, ”Microsoft finally gets it”.

Windows Phone 7 to be unveiled today

On Monday afternoon Microsoft will unleash the first of its range of Windows Phone 7 powered devices, marking its renewed assault on the smartphone sector.

As smartphone users rocket, Android ousts Symbian

The number of smartphone users worldwide is expected to exceed the one billion mark by 2013, with growth driven by ongoing competition between top tier OEMS and challengers such as Google, RIM, Apple and Microsoft, all of which are racing to create the best possible user experience at lower pricing points.

Motorola taps Microsoft for Android apps

All’s fair in love and war, and Motorola may owe its recent upswing to the Google-backed Android platform, but this week the resurgent handset vendor hopped into bed with Microsoft, to deploy Bing on Android devices.

Microsoft overhauls mobile strategy

One of the biggest stories from Barcelona this year was Microsoft’s move to up its game in the mobile space with the unveiling of its next generation mobile platform – the carefully, if clumsily, named Windows Phone 7 Series.

Twitter tweets on deals with Bing and Google

Social networking phenomenon Twitter has announced an unlikely pair of bedfellows in Microsoft and Google, announcing search related partnerships with both firms.

Cloud bursts over Sidekick users

The resilience of the cloud as a data storage medium was called into question this week, when T-Mobile USA’s Sidekick users were told their personal information and content had been irretrievably lost.

Andrew Lees, senior vice president, mobile communications, Microsoft

Andrew Lees is responsible for guiding Microsoft’s global mobile communications strategy for business and consumer customers, overseeing the development, marketing and sales of Microsoft software and services for mobile devices, including Windows Mobile and Live mobile.

Microsoft, Yahoo team up for search and advertising

The long rumoured partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo has finally come to pass, but not as a merger. Instead, the two companies will combine their search and advertising experience to take on the might of Google.

Google unveils plans to dominate devices

Web giant Google must have sent the mother of all shivers down Microsoft’s spine on Tuesday, when it announced plans to launch a full fledged operating system in 2010.

Microsoft My Phone opens to public

Microsoft this week pushed its own answer to Apple’s MobileMe service into public beta, inviting all and sundry to test out the My Phone platform.

Microsoft to ban mobile VoIP in app store

As the app store wars rage on, web giant Microsoft has drawn its line in the sand, releasing a list of what it will and won’t allow Windows mobile applications sold in the store to do.

Web giants call for VoIP over 3G

A gang of web giants are up in arms over operator attitudes towards Voice over IP (VoIP) applications on mobile networks.

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