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Topic: Windows Phone

'Cortana,' Microsoft's Siri competitor, to go public in April - report

01/17/2014, 01:01 pm

Following in the footsteps of Siri and Google Now, Microsoft looks to be on track to release its own personal digital assistant -- dubbed Cortana -- later this spring.

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Microsoft's project 'Threshold' to further converge PC, phone & Xbox platforms

12/02/2013, 01:12 pm

Microsoft plans to continue to blur the lines between its traditional Windows PC platform, its Windows Phone mobile platform, and its Xbox One game console operating system with a forthcoming update codenamed "Threshold," according to a new report.

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iOS-friendly Good Technology profiled as "BlackBerry-Killer" invading enterprise

11/26/2013, 05:11 pm

Good Technology is "stealthily stealing BlackBerry's enterprise clients with a simple pitch" that offers companies a secure path to accommodate Bring Your Own Device policies, a movement that has ushered Apple into corporate markets.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple's iOS takes phone sales share in US, Australia prior to iPhone 5s launch

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple's share of smartphone sales through the September quarter nudged up 1.3 percentage points in the U.S., 2.2 points in Latin America, and a dramatic 7 points in Australia, while slipping 6.4 points in China and losing 2.3 points across Western Europe.

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Good: Apple leads business adoption with 72% mobile devices, 90% of tablets, 95% of apps

10/17/2013, 04:10 pm

In its latest report of secure business mobility customers in the enterprise, Good Technology detailed rapid growth occurring in both device activations and custom app development, noting that Apple's iOS is overwhelming dominating both.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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iOS 7 shines as Apple bests Android, Windows Phone in 'user experience shootout'

09/24/2013, 01:09 pm

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple's newest operating system is thrown into the fire against its strongest competitors in a battery of user experience tests, and coming out on top against Samsung's customized Android build and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Microsoft continues its attack on Apple with new ads panning iPhone 5c & 5s colors [u]

09/13/2013, 02:09 pm

Microsoft continued its advertising offensive against Apple on Friday as a series of videos mocking the iPhone 5s and 5c appeared on the official Windows Phone YouTube channel.

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$7.2B smartphone business sale seen as a win for Nokia, major gamble for Microsoft

09/03/2013, 09:09 am

Microsoft's proposed $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia's handset division has been called as a victory for Nokia, completing its transformation into a network infrastructure business. But now the difficult task of gaining traction in the highly competitive smartphone hardware market will be Microsoft's job.

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Apple's iPhone grows to 43% share among US smartphones

09/02/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to expand on its lead as the most popular smartphone in the U.S., taking more than 40 percent of the American market, according to new figures from Kantar.

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iOS phone share growing faster than Android in US, UK and France

07/29/2013, 01:07 pm

New data from Kantar Worldpanel shows year over year market share gains by iOS in the United States, Great Britain and France, despite a seasonal shift that's returned Android to a majority share in the U.S.

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After acquisition by Apple, HopStop drops support for Windows Phone

07/22/2013, 01:07 pm

HopStop, the transit navigation app Apple acquired last Friday, dropped support for Windows Phone over the weekend, leaving users of the platform miffed.

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Nokia's 7.4M Lumia shipments top BlackBerry's total smartphone sales

07/18/2013, 11:07 am

The struggle for third place in the smartphone operating system wars may be settling, as Nokia's newly revealed financial figures show its Lumia line shipping more units last quarter than all of BlackBerry's phones.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hardware 'lags behind' while Microsoft struggles to update Windows Phone

07/12/2013, 04:07 pm

The two year old Windows Phone partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, once lampooned by Google Vic Gundotra in a tweet that "two turkeys do not make an eagle," is facing new problems on both the hardware and software fronts.

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Nokia bets on photography to boost sales with 41MP Lumia 1020

07/11/2013, 03:07 pm

Nokia on Thursday announced the new, 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that will try to turn the Finnish phone maker's photography cachet into unit sales.

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Telefónica looks to break iPhone and Android 'duopoly' with aggressive Windows Phone 8 push

06/26/2013, 06:06 pm

Unsatisfied with the current state of affairs in the mobile marketplace, one Spanish wireless carrier is looking to shake up what it calls an iOS and Android 'duopoly' by pushing Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 on its networks in Europe and some emerging markets.

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Samsung teases new Android, Windows devices for June 20 event

05/27/2013, 02:05 pm

On the heels of launching its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Samsung is now gearing up to introduce more Android devices, as well as new Windows products, at a June 20 event in London.

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IDC: Apple's iOS fell to 17% of smartphones shipped in Q1, Windows Phone passed BlackBerry

05/16/2013, 08:05 am

Gains made by Google's Android platform chipped away at the smartphone market share of Apple's iOS in the first quarter of 2013, while Microsoft's slow-growing Windows Phone managed to surpass BlackBerry in the battle for third place.

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