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Microsoft plans to employ another thousand people in China to cope rapid growth

Microsoft is expanding its human resource pool by a thousand more employees in China to increase the product services it offers in the region. Due to the briskly expanding consumer market in China, the Seattle-based company has decided to increase the workforce in research and development, and customer services. China is the fastest growing mobile […]

Nokia release of Lumia 920 and 820 not taken warm heartedly, shares fall 11 percent

Nokia is still struggling for a strong footing in the smartphone market. The recent downfall in its shares was a clear example that the Finnish company has still not convinced its investors enough. The company launched new Lumia handsets at an event in New York City on Wednesday, September 5. The new Lumia 920 and […]

Samsung releases Ativ S, the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Samsung revealed its new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ S, in Berlin at the IFA electronics show 2012. The Korean company took the lead in releasing the first WP8 phone to the public. It will run on the latest iteration of the Windows Phone and a dual-core processor. Even at first glance, the new Ativ […]

Microsoft and RIM expected to grab big market chunks upon Windows 8 and BB10 releases

Microsoft and Research in Motion are the biggest beneficiaries of the ongoing half of 2012, according to the market research firm ABI Research. Both companies have their flagship operating systems in line expected to be launched in September 2012 and first quarter of 2013, repectively. Microsoft, who recently redesigned and re-launched its corporate logo, are […]

Mobile operating systems and their upcoming new versions, the smartphone industry is on fire – Part 1

Smartphone turf war is enraging gradually and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are taking every possible step to humble their competitors. Be it hardware or software, every one of them is bringing new features to the board. The month of June was evident of the case as the likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Research In […]

Mobile operating systems and their upcoming new versions, the smartphone industry is on fire – Part 2

All of these companies have launched their OS but as hard it was to give undivided attention to each one of them, it was the same tough job comprehending what was announced and what was still to expect. None of these companies published complete spec-sheet to the media. The closest was Google giving a thorough […]

Mobile operating systems and their upcoming new versions, the smartphone industry is on fire – Part 3

In addition, the voice recognition system has been jazzed up to come at par with the competition on various fronts. It will be able to launch applications, making reservations at restaurants and create call reminders. It is also integrated with the new turn-by-turn navigation system that Apple developed, replacing Google Maps. Furthermore, the new OS […]

Mobile operating systems and their upcoming new versions, the smartphone industry is on fire – Part 4

NFC capabilities are strengthened to transfer bigger files. In addition to URLs and contacts, users can now transfer audio and video content to other NFC-enabled handsets. Windows Phone 8 The last official OS launch was by Microsoft. The new Windows Phone 8 is more than a mere upgrade, it has been revamped down to its […]

Microsoft releases new Windows Phone 8, expected to hit the market in Fall 2012 – Part 1

Microsoft released the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8 on Tuesday, June 20. The new operating system is of imperial importance to the Windows-makers in the smartphone industry. The company‚Äôs latest contracts with Nokia, Samsung and HTC have earned it a great deal of recognition in the phone market but still […]

Microsoft releases new Windows Phone 8, expected to hit the market in Fall 2012 – Part 2

The main reason for the limitation on WP8 upgrade is the prerequisite hardware. The new operating system will use dual-core processors that will be also be NFC-enabled. Moreover, the new phone will also have over-the-air update mechanism. The users will not have to connect the phone Windows PCs to install an update in the new […]

Microsoft releases new Windows Phone 8, expected to hit the market in Fall 2012 – Part 3

Windows Phone has been lying on the shorter side of the stick in terms of cellular carriers. So far only AT&T has been the major contactor with Microsoft on WP platform with the biggest number of phones in its portfolio. T-Mobile has a contract with Nokia, which ultimately sells Windows phones. Verizon and Sprint only […]

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