windows phone 7 - News, Features, and Slideshows

News

  • Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 launch partners

    Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 7 OS for handheld devices on Monday, taking a step forward in the company's efforts to strengthen its position in the still-growing smartphone market. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the first phones to run the OS, and named the network operators that will distribute them.

  • Windows Phone 7: Last minute leaks

    There are just hours to go before Microsoft launches the first round of Windows Phone 7 devices Monday and anticipation is mounting. In a run-up to the Microsoft launch the software giant may have already leaked the official availability date for Windows Phone 7. Two carriers also appear to have given the world a sneak peek at their first Phone 7 devices. Another news outlet is confirming that AT&T will be the anointed carrier for the first Windows Phone 7. And if that wasn't enough, Verizon's chief says he is not impressed with Microsoft's new smartphone platform. Do I detect a hint of bitterness about the Kin fiasco?

  • Five reasons to switch to Windows Phone 7

    It's not here yet, but next week Microsoft is hosting a media event where it is expected to unveil launch details for the highly-anticipated Windows Phone 7 platform. With Microsoft's virtual absence from the smartphone arena in recent years, and the rise of iPhone and Android, Windows Phone 7 may be too little, too late. However, there are a few compelling reasons to take a closer look and consider making a switch to Windows Phone 7.

  • Microsoft, Motorola may work on Windows Phone 7 device

    Just days after Microsoft sued Motorola for infringing its patents with Android phones, the two companies are now saying they might work together to build a smartphone based on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS. On October 11 Microsoft will unveil the first devices to run the Windows Phone 7 OS, from the likes of Samsung and LG, and reports indicate that Motorola will soon join the fray.

  • Telstra to unveil Windows Phone 7 plans next week

    Microsoft and Telstra have scheduled in a ritzy Sydney launch next Tuesday morning to unveil their mutual plans to start selling phones with the software giant’s Windows Phone 7 platform.

  • Windows Phone 7 faces identity crisis

    Microsoft confirmed weeks of rumor and speculation by revealing that it will, in fact, launch Windows Phone 7 on October 11. A joint event held with AT&T, and possibly T-Mobile, will unveil the Windows Phone 7 devices although they're not expected to be available until sometime next month. Microsoft may have a hard time making Windows Phone 7 rise from the ashes of Windows Mobile and succeed while trying to straddle the line between business and consumer smartphone.

  • Microsoft making 'first mover' Windows Phone 7 apps developers a priority

    Microsoft plans to phase in a limited number of Windows Phone 7 applications, starting with the formal unveiling of the first handsets next week. By starting small, Microsoft plans to give precedence to "first mover developers" at the outset, then increase the number Windows Phone applications it accepts, and finally, activate the full range of self-service features for submitting apps online.

  • Windows Phone 7 Oct. 11 launch: What we know so far

    Does Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 have what it takes to compete against Apple's blockbuster iPhone and the Android army? We'll find out October 11 when Microsoft officially pulls back the curtain on its smartphone at an event titled Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event taking place in New York City.

  • Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone app store

    Looking to provide the best shopping experience for mobile applications, Microsoft is engaging developers in a phased approach with its upcoming Windows Phone Marketplace relaunch.

  • 5 reasons the Windows Phone 7 will fail

    Microsoft will debut three new smartphones that carry its revamped Windows Phone 7 operating system on Oct. 11, offering them on wireless carrier AT&T a month later, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Microsoft sues Motorola over Android

    Microsoft filed patent infringement complaints against Motorola and its Android phones in the International Trade Commission and U.S. federal court Friday, indicating that the software giant may hope to use its strong patent position as one way to set its mobile software apart from the competition.

[]