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Microsoft wants to double Windows mobile sales

It seems the execs at Microsoft are feeling rather ambitious for Windows Mobile these days. Reuters says at a recent conference, Eddie Wu, the software company’s managing director of OEM embedded devices Asia, said that the company expects Windows Mobile shipments to grow by 50 percent minimum over the next two years. According to Wu, […]

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Microsoft on Nokia phones: ‘Never say never’

There’s an interesting piece today in Total Telecom about Microsoft’s perspective on the mobile device industry, RIM, iPhone and Nokia. If this is your bag, take a look… (And standby for the next version of Windows Mobile — it’s finally getting *there*) “It would be nice to have Nokia… Nokia is a very powerful brand […]

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Microsoft’s TellMe comes to BlackBerry first

More doom and gloom from the handset people. After Nokia said it though the worldwide mobile phone market might shrink next year, Sony Ericsson has reported its profits have nosedived over the last quarter, its market share has dropped (enough to see it slip behind LG to number five in the biggest device makers) and […]

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Windows Mobile 7 coming next year?

Gizmodo has some interesting tidbits on the upcoming release of Windows Mobile 7, courtesy of a now defunct article from Pocket Now, who’ve seen the OS in action. Apparently, Window Mobile 7 “basically addresses everything wrong with WM6 today”. While there’s no hard details on what that might mean, I’m guessing this, along with the […]

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Microsoft promises “eyes-free” mobile access

It seems Microsoft could be following Yahoo into the world of voice-enabled search: the company has released a research paper which shows its been working on a product called BlindSight, which promises “eyes-free access to mobile phones”. Microsoft, along with the University of California, is looking into ways to recover information, like checking a calendar […]

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Microsoft signs Adobe’s Flash Lite for Windows Mobiles

So, just weeks after Microsoft announced it was bringing Silverlight to Nokia mobiles, the software giant has gone and struck a deal with Adobe to bring rival rich media software Flash Lite to Windows Mobiles. Microsoft has licensed Flash Lite “to enable web browsing of Flash Player compatible content within the Internet Explorer Mobile browser […]

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NFC coming to Windows Mobile with Sirit deal

RFID company Sirit has struck a deal with Microsoft that could see NFC – the so called ‘tap and go’ mobile payment system – coming to Windows Mobile devices. According to the twosome, Microsoft will use Sirit’s embedded software and technology to speed up NFC adoption for Microsoft-powered handsets, as well as developing applications to […]