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Nokia controls over half of the Windows Phone market

A recent report by analyst firm Localytics reveals that even though Nokia did not join the Windows Phone 7 realm until second generation devices made their appearance, they today control 59% of the Windows Phone  market. Nokia started the year in third place with 22% global market share, behind Samsung and …

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European carriers unimpressed by Nokia’s Lumia series

Even though Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphones are undoubtedly the best Windows Phone 7 smartphones, European carriers are still not overwhelmed by them. Reuters has been asking four major mobile telecom carriers about the Lumia series and have reported that they walk away unimpressed, even going as far as saying that Windows …

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Nokia admits there is no Plan B if Windows Phone 7 flops

Windows Phone 7, the fairly capable mobile operating system is currently Microsoft’s only existing product in the mobile space. The same statement now appears as if it applies to Nokia as well. Recently Nokia Europe’s Senior Vice President, Victor Saeijs told a Swedish newspaper that there is no fall back …

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IDC claim that Windows Phone will surpass iOS by 2015

Microsoft haven’t had the best launch for their latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, but they might take some comfort that the latest IDC WorldWide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report indicates that they could surpass Apple’s iOS platform by 2015. IDC are making predictions that Android will have 43.8 percent …

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Microsoft to update Windows Phone with 500 new features

Microsoft announced an update to their Windows Phone operating system which adds 500 new features. They also have highlighted new partnerships with Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. They have also been keen to announce new language availability for the software. Microsoft are aiming to get their Windows Phone into new markets …

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Windows Phone 7.5 to be showcased later today

Microsoft are due to showcase a major upgrade to Windows Phone 7 later today. The new release, called ‘7.5’ will have improved features, such as web browsing and will also feature updated Microsoft Office support. There are also updates to deliver better gaming options. Latest rumours indicate that the latest …

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Microsoft reissue Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft have re-released the update for Windows Phone 7, after an initial problem which caused some phones to brick. The update has fixed a plethora of back end issues and was originally released last month. It all seemed to be fine until reports started filtering in that Samsung phones were …

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Windows Phone 7 first update bricking phones?

Microsoft released a patch yesterday that updated their mobile operating system to improve the process of installing a new upcoming OS update. Unfortunately some users are complaining that their phones have been bricked after applying the patch. Most people who are complaining have said it is happening with the Samsung …

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How many Windows 7 phones have Microsoft really sold?

The new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 launch has not went according to plan, according to many analyst reports. Microsoft claim they have shipped 2 million units to carriers, but no one is delivering actual sales figures. When Microsoft are questioned on their sales figures, they have spoken to the press …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a flop, so far

Microsoft have been pumping a lot of money into Windows Phone 7, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet proved to be the resounding success they needed. While 1.5 million phones have been shipped during the first six weeks this isn’t reflective of actual sales. Microsoft have been stating that 1.5 million …

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Is Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a sales disaster?

Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures. Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Windows Phone 7 panned by critics

With the hotly awaited release of Windows Phone 7, the critics were clearly expecting more. Many have said already that Microsoft have a long way to go to catch up with Apples iPhone and Google’s Android. While it is still early days, this hasn’t been the ideal launch for Microsoft. …

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Windows Phone 7 not good enough for tablets?

According to The Register – Microsoft senior product manager Greg Sullivan surprisingly said that Phone 7 looks to be a poor choice for Tablets, prefering to focus on Windows 7 for this medium. “Windows 7 will provide a richer touch and applications experience and will be necessary on tablets.” he …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7: going to fail ?

KitGuru has been reporting on the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform for many weeks now. With the imminent launch of the new Phone OS, it is worth analysing if Microsoft really can make their mark in this competitive sector. Last month we reported on a bizarre, mock funeral parade …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 released to manufacturing

Microsoft are investing hundreds of millions into their new Windows Phone 7 SmartPhone platform and they reached their release to manufacturing phase yesterday, September 1st 2010. Microsoft are keen to take mobile market share from big players Apple and Google and the RTM stage means that Microsoft’s partners can integrate …

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