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Smartphone
Windows Phones officially dead as market share drops by 99.7%
IDC’s smartphone OS report shows that Windows Phone’s market share dropped to 0% in Q4 2017.
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Microsoft
Is that a PC in your pocket (or are you pleased to see me?): Microsoft unveils Continuum
While Android and IOS have staked out a huge chunk of customer mind-share, Continuum for Windows 10-powered phones could be a game changer.
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Android
Cheap smartphones dominating handset race
Smartphones will account for 95% of handset sales by 2020 - and it's not the expensive flagship models leading the way.
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Windows Phone
Windows Phone users: The WhatsApp wait is nearly over
WhatsApp, complete with its new VoIP capabilities, is expected to be available to Windows Phone users soon, according to latest reports.
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Cloud
Microsoft Lumia 640 and 435, coming to NZ soon
Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 435 will be available in New Zealand in May.
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Apple
Hands-on review: Nokia Lumia 830
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 830 was a wonderful introduction to Windows phones for me. However, is it enough to pull me away from my iPhone?
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Mobility
Why resellers should think outside the box with mobility...
Think outside the box with mobility, and its latest offerings, says Fred Viet, Lenovo ANZ channel sales manager.
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Microsoft
Android dominates as vendors make smartphone market history...
The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014...
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Microsoft
Nadella unifies Windows as Microsoft becomes One…
Satya Nadella’s plans to unite Microsoft edged a step closer this week, with the new CEO sanctioning the amalgamation of all major versions of Windows.
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Microsoft
Smartphone momentum still strong as market growth continues
"What makes smartphone growth so amazing is where the growth will be taking place."
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Cloud
Microsoft set for Windows Phone 8.1 June release...
Microsoft will release its Windows Phone 8.1 device late next month, coinciding with the launch of Nokia’s Lumia 930.
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Cloud
Microsoft seals Nokia deal
"Together with our partners, we remain focused on delivering innovation more rapidly in our mobile-first, cloud-first world."
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Cloud
Microsoft 'Builds' for future with stack of Windows updates...
Microsoft has this morning announced several advances to Windows including Windows Phone 8.1, including the availability of the eagerly anticipated Windows 8.1 Update.
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Microsoft
Redmond goes big on new Windows partner deals
Microsoft evolves Windows business model to enable partners to offer lower-cost devices in the highly competitive smartphone, tablet and PC categories.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ: A year of reinvention
Over the past year, as the world has continued to pursue lives and workplaces with greater connectedness and mobility, Microsoft has equally set itself upon a path of reinvention.
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Cloud
Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone commitment with new partners
"While certainly pragmatic, the Nokia X strategy must have been a hard one for the traditionally proud Microsoft to swallow."
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Defiant Microsoft kickstarts Windows Phone growth…
"The mobile market will continue to grow, the opportunities will continue to grow. We are not going anywhere."
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Into the Dead now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone
Game publisher PikPok has announced that their original title, Into the Dead, is now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.
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Smartphone
Find the Windows Phone that fits you…
With so much to choose from, Microsoft New Zealand unveils the full array of Windows Phone - all available to Kiwis this Christmas.
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Cloud
Microsoft considers one Windows fits all approach
"We have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're not going to have three."
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Cloud
Microsoft reveals third Windows Phone 8 update
Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8 Update 3 will begin rolling out in the next several weeks, set to be the largest update to the platform yet.
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Microsoft
Hey Apple, 2007 called… it wants its camera phone back
That’s one of the better lines from the newest Windows Phone commercial entitled "The Recital," also known as Microsoft's latest dig at smartphone rival Apple.
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Microsoft
Android and Windows grow as iOS slows…
Apple vs. Android. Nothing new here you may think. But throw Microsoft and Windows Phone into the mix and we now have the basis for a competitive operating system market.
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Cloud
Microsoft extends Windows Phone support
Software giant issues Windows Phone U-turn, revealing the support lifecycle will be extended from 18 months to 36 months.