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Microsoft posts record revenue, Surface sales double

Microsoft announced a record quarterly revenue for Q1 of its fiscal year and along with that the tech giant announced some good news about the Surface tablets – sales for the quarter have more than doubled. Granted, sales were less than spectacular to begin with but it’s great that things are picking up.

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Only 1080p WP handsets will get third Live Tile column in the Start menu

Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update yesterday and many got excited over the news for the addition of a third column of Live Tiles on the Start screen. As it turns out, however, the third column will only be available for Windows Phone devices packing a display of full HD resolution.

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Microsoft Wants Android HTC Smartphones To Dual-Boot Into Windows Phone

Android HTC to DualBoot into Windows Phone

Microsoft is desperate to save Windows Phone OS as more smartphone and tablet producers are opting for Android OS. The negotiations started between Microsoft and the Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC, with the proposal of introducing Windows Phone OS as a second mobile operating system for the Android based smartphones and tablets released by HTC. They even […]

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Jolla Smartphone: Technical Specs and Price

Jolla Smartphone

After Nokia has been acquired by Microsoft, another Finland-based phone maker wants to become a big name of the industry. Jolla wants to develop a smartphone based on a new operating system, Sailfish OS, which will be capable of running Android applications. Not long ago, Jolla has revealed the smartphone’s technical specifications, as far as […]

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Microsoft outs Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro and dedicated accessories

Microsoft has just announced its second generation Surface tablets – the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro. Both slates are thinner, faster and lighter, with better displays, USB 3.0-enabled, and powered by the latest 8.1 version of Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro. The rest of the Surface 2 specs include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n support, […]

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Microsoft releases series of anti-iPhone videos, only to pull them later

Microsoft joined the Apple-bashing bandwagon after the launch of the new iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. Their new series of videos released on YouTube were aimed to purely make fun of the new iPhones without any promotion of their own products.

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Xbox Music arrives on iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced that their music service, oddly named Xbox Music, will now be available on iOS and Android devices. The company has made dedicated apps for both platforms and they are now available for download for free on their respective stores.

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Microsoft reportedly working on new generation Surface: Surface 2, Pro 2 and Mini

Microsoft’s first Surface tablet proved to be a rather expensive failure, but the Redmond company is undeterred and is rumored to be working on three new Surface tablets – Surface 2 (supposedly an RT successor), Surface Pro 2 and Surface Mini.

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4 Fingers of Android Fun

Well this has been the biggest news of the day for me, forget about Nokia being sold to Microsoft, the big news out of America today is that the next version of Android has been named by the team at Mountain View.
For as long as I can remember the touted name for the next Android version was Key Lime Pie and today Google quashed every rumour out there by naming the next version…

Wait for it…

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia too cheaply? Here’s how the deal scales against other recent acquisitions in tech

Microsoft is buying Nokia’s Devices & Services division, along with Sales&Marketing for $4.99 billion and will pay an extra $2.17 billion to license Nokia’s patents for 10 years. Yup, I still can’t bend my head over the fact that it’s unlikely we would see a new Nokia smartphone ever. After all, in some regions, the […]