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Windows 10 Mobile update arrives, finally, but not for all

As far as Microsoft’s move from Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile, there are many ways in which the update could have gone more smoothly, but many people will be hoping for a successful update to whichever device they own, and pleased that Android and iOS are not the only operating system choices out there. Recently it […]

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Industry profile: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

In our second industry profile we take a look at what Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, is doing to further the company’s ambitions, especially in relation to Windows 10. You can read the first article on Apple’s Tim Cook here. Satya Nadella Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft on 4th February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who was widely […]

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Microsoft to unveil mobile version of Windows 10 today

Microsoft is set to announce Windows 10 on Wednesday, the next version of its desktop operating system that will also power mobile phones and tablets. What can we expect the Redmond-based software giant to unveil? Microsoft is undergoing huge changes at the moment, attempting to make the leap from a mainly desktop-oriented company to one that embraces mobile at the core […]

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Devices

“First look” at Nokia’s N9-style Windows Phone – exciting!

The video below apparently came from the Far East. It purports to show a Nokia N9-styled device operating Windows Phone 7. Matt over at The Next Web describes the phone as having ‘a near identical design to the Meego-powered Nokia N9’. Now then, here’s what you need to do. Definitely watch the video. Keep the […]

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Three’s Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone Rocks

Well then I’ve now had the Samsung Omnia 7 from Three for just under a fortnight and I’m very much enjoying the Windows Phone experience. This has been aided in no small part by the riotous Three data network upon which the Omnia has been screaming with joy. Seeing the 3G+ icon and watching the […]

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LG’s Optimus 7 range is looking nice

What a difference a few years makes, eh? 2 years ago I was going nuts at the LG Renoir launch, dismayed by the built-in limitations of the phone’s proprietary operating system yet delighted at the phone’s brilliant specifications. Sort out the operating system and all of a sudden, the devices get a lot more interesting. […]

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Orange UK will handle your Windows Phone 7 needs

For years, Orange have worked closely with Microsoft (and HTC) to deliver Windows Mobile phones to the UK marketplace — indeed I reckon I’ve paid Orange at least 10,000 pounds over the past — what — 8 years or so — because of their Windows Mobile deals. It’s not just me though. Orange has sold […]

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First look: HTC Mozart, Windows Phone 7 hits Orange

Here’s Conor from Orange UK showing off the latest HTC Mozart device that’s hitting the UK on the 21st of October. It’s a useful video overview of the basic Windows Phone user interface. See what you think:

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Windows Phone 7: Ready to rock?

My first ever Windows Mobile device was a Compaq iPaq. I really enjoyed being able to read my email on the iPaq. I used to sit on the tube or in the coffee shop writing emails, stabbing at the screen using the little stylus. When I got back to the office, I then did the […]

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Oh dear… Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is labelled a ‘disaster’

What is up with Microsoft at the moment? Recently a good colleague of mine — who used to work there — pointed out that Microsoft will simply drop a billion each time to try and get their mobile strategy correct. If initial reports of the Windows Phone 7 system are to be believed, it looks […]

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Windows Mobile demo videos – interesting stuff

Microsoft has launched a round of videos showing off the next version of Windows Mobile. It’s very interesting to see how they’re marketing them. (These videos will only work for UK users unfortunately.) First up — Windows Marketplace: Windows Phone demo: Windows Live demo: Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile: Windows Mobile email: My first reaction […]

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Windows Live Mobile gets a makeover

A blog posting has just appeared from the Windows Live Mobile Team uttering there are new happenings to its mobile phone portal. Wahoo! They’ve updated their Windows Live site for mobiles with all new features and services that weren’t even around for the beta users, those cheeky wee people. Aim your phone at http://mobile.live.com to […]