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Microsoft: Nokia deal will help us understand, aid other Windows Phone OEMs

LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks its deal to acquire partner Nokia's devices and services business won't alienate other Windows Phone OEMs and will in fact help Microsoft better understand their needs and desires, according to a Windows Phone executive.

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 update opens platform up to phablets

Microsoft is making several advancements to its Windows Phone 8 platform, including the ability to support larger screen sizes, which will open the door to new Windows Phone "phablet devices" of between 5 and 7 inches.

Microsoft refines Windows Phone marketing on Windows 8, Xbox

LAS VEGAS--Microsoft will place more of a marketing focus on the signature features of the devices its partners produce as well as on the connections between the mobile platform and Windows 8 and Microsoft's Xbox gaming console, according to a Windows Phone executive.

T-Mobile's killing of device subsidies draws praise at CES

Not everyone will embrace T-Mobile's decision to do away with device subsidies. But I'm glad T-Mobile is making the switch, and at CES many industry players seem to agree.

Microsoft aims to spread Windows Phone to Tier 2 U.S. carriers

LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks it's very important to bring its Windows Phone 8 platform to tier 1 U.S. carriers, a strategy that helped Google's Android platform gain significant market share, according to a Windows Phone executive.

Windows Phone 8 vs. BlackBerry 10: Which one has a greater chance of success?

Microsoft's major push to grab market share for its Windows Phone 8 platform is getting under way this week, with support coming from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile USA in the United States. Meanwhile, Research In Motion said it will hold a launch event Jan. 30 to officially unveil its BlackBerry 10 platform, which is currently in testing with more than 50 carriers worldwide. The timing puts the platforms on a collision course as Microsoft and RIM try to win the hearts of carriers and consumers.

Will Microsoft build its own smartphone? 'We'll see,' says CEO

Microsoft's CEO left open the possibility that the company could build its own smartphone, though he made it clear Microsoft's current focus is on its Surface Windows 8 tablets.

Microsoft: We're not building our own Windows Phone

Microsoft has no plans to build its own device using its Windows Phone 8 software, a senior Microsoft executive said, putting to rest a rumor that had sprung up last week.