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 is convinced it now has the high-end hardware and a rising number of the top applications to make a convincing push into the smartphone market with Windows Phone 8, according to a senior Microsoft executive.
Microsoft formally unveiled its new Windows Phone 8 software, demonstrating several new features, and also emphasized the carrier support the platform is receiving from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and, perhaps most importantly, Verizon Wireless.
NEW YORK--Nokia used its media event here to unveil its first two smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software, its latest effort to kick start its smartphone business.
Wireless carriers and handset makers alike threw their support behind Microsoft's revamped Windows Phone 8 operating system, giving the company crucial backing as it looks to make a bigger dent in the market.
Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is planning an all-out effort to make sure that its decision to switch to Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone pays off in the U.S. market, the head of Nokia's U.S. subsidiary
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer used his keynote address here at the Mobile World Congress trade show to outline some advances coming to the Windows Phone 7 platform--and