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Topic: Windows Phone

Nokia readies US Windows Phone launch with CES event on Jan. 9

12/19/2011, 11:12 pm

Nokia has sent out invitations to members of the press for a Windows Phone-related event on January 9 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., as it gears up for the launch of its new Lumia phones in the U.S.

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iPhone, Android dominate U.S. smartphone market with combined 82% share

12/14/2011, 01:12 am

Sales of Android and iOS handsets in the U.S. eclipsed other smartphone platforms in the first three quarters of 2011, holding a combined 82% of the market, while rival Research In Motion suffered a continued decline during the same period.

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Microsoft shuffles Windows Phone management to build momentum

12/13/2011, 02:12 am

Microsoft has rearranged its management team for Windows Phone, shifting division head Andy Lees to a "time-critical opportunity" to build momentum for its Windows Phone and Windows 8 operating systems, a move that some have viewed as a sign of failure.

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Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

11/23/2011, 04:11 pm

Microsoft's Craig Mundie said that the iPhone's Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S's lack of new features.

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Analyst casts doubt on Nokia's Windows Phone hopes

11/23/2011, 02:11 am

One analyst has drastically reduced shipment projections for Nokia's Windows Phone devices on the belief that the handset maker is unlikely to gain traction with its new lineup.

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AT&T sees 'challenges' ahead as it plans to sell Nokia Windows Phones in 2012

11/17/2011, 12:11 am

An AT&T executive said Wednesday that his company is finalizing discussions with Nokia to begin carrying its Windows Phone smartphones next year, while also noting that he believes Microsoft will face "challenges" in attracting customers away from entrenched rivals Apple and Google.

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Gartner: Apple's iOS lost smartphone share to Android in Q3 2011

11/15/2011, 10:11 am

With a limited number of iPhone models taking on a plethora of Android-powered handsets from multiple manufacturers, Apple's iOS actually lost market share in the worldwide smartphone market last quarter despite growing sales, according to the latest sales data from Gartner.

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Apple remains top US smartphone maker as iPhone holds 28% share

11/03/2011, 09:11 am

With the iPhone representing 28 percent of smartphones in the U.S., Apple is still the No. 1 domestic smartphone manufacturer, according to the latest data from Nielsen.

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Nokia launches first Windows Phones to take on Apple's iPhone 4S

10/26/2011, 08:10 am

Nokia on Wednesday introduced its first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, two devices branded "Lumia" that the company hopes will compete with Apple's iPhone lineup.

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Microsoft boasts patent licenses with over half of Android market

10/24/2011, 12:10 am

Microsoft announced on Sunday that a new patent license agreement with original design manufacturer Compal means that companies accounting for more than half of all Google Android-based devices now have agreements with the software giant.

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Android, Windows Phone bosses downplay Apple's Siri threat

10/20/2011, 01:10 am

Google Android boss Andy Rubin and Microsoft's Windows Phone head Andy Lees have both publicly criticized Apple's new Siri voice assistant and questioned its usefulness.

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Apple, Google gain in US smartphone share as RIM, Microsoft continue slide

10/05/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to gain market share in the U.S., now representing 27.3 percent of handsets, while competitors RIM, Microsoft and Nokia continue to slip.

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Apple continues to gain US smartphone share as iOS hits 27%

08/30/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple's stateside share of the smartphone market continued to grow last quarter, with the iPhone representing 27 percent of the domestic mobile operating system market.

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Apple's legal win over HTC pushes some Chinese vendors toward Windows Phone 7

07/19/2011, 08:07 am

The U.S. International Trade Commission's preliminary ruling in favor of Apple over rival HTC has caused concern for some Chinese handset makers who build Android-powered devices, prompting them to consider embracing Microsoft's next version of Windows Phone 7, dubbed "Mango."

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46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

07/18/2011, 08:07 am

Among consumers who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, the iPhone is the top choice, with nearly half of all prospective buyers choosing Apple.

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Microsoft CEO pans Apple's Mac sales, admits 'very small' Windows Phone sales

07/12/2011, 10:07 am

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer this week boasted that sales of Windows PCs continue to vastly outperform the Mac, but also conceded that his company's mobile phone business has not done much to improve its market share.

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Nielsen: Apple's iPhone growing, Android flat as smartphone sales surge

06/30/2011, 03:06 pm

Smartphone sales in the U.S. have become a majority of new mobile phone sales, and Apple's iPhone is leading that growth while Android has plateaued, according to the latest data from Nielsen.

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Direct revenue from mobile 'app stores' expected to top $14B in 2012

06/29/2011, 03:06 pm

Software sales from Apple's mobile App Store as well as competing options like the Android Market are expected to continue their huge growth in the coming years, reaching $14.1 billion in direct revenue in 2012 and nearly $40 billion by 2015.

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Nokia denies $19B Microsoft purchase, but rumored deal viewed as boon for Apple

06/01/2011, 02:06 pm

Nokia reacted quickly on Wednesday to a report claiming its phone business was acquired by Microsoft for $19 billion, calling it "baseless." But one Wall Street analyst had another word to describe a hypothetical deal between the two companies, at least for Apple investors: "heaven."

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Android to be on 49% of smartphones by 2012, leaving Apple's iOS with 19%, Gartner predicts

04/07/2011, 03:04 pm

Gartner's latest forecast for worldwide smartphone operating system market share predicts that Google Android will be present on nearly half of all handsets sold next year, while the iPhone and its iOS operating system will account for 19 percent of units sold.

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