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Microsoft quits Kin, focuses on Windows Phone 7

Microsoft discontinued its Kin cell phone effort just weeks after launching a pair of Kin-branded gadgets with Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), the nation's largest wireless carrier. "We have made the

Collaboration will boost wireless e-mail

Wireless e-mail user numbers are set to rocket to 1 billion in the next three years, as services become standardized and commoditized, research firm Gartner predicts.   

Rumor Mill: Microsoft launching Windows Phone 7 in October

Microsoft may have casually let slip that it plans to launch Windows Phone 7 in October. The company has previously said only that it will launch the platform, its bid to regain momentum in

Microsoft targets enterprise via Windows Embedded Handheld

Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Embedded Handheld, a new software platform developed to meet line-of-business scenarios and boost mobile workforce productivity. According to Microsoft, the

One in four online minutes spent social networking

Social networking accounts for one in every four and a half minutes of the world's internet browsing time – some 110 billion minutes per month- according to statistics from Neilsen.

Microsoft paying devs to port iPhone games to Windows Phone?

Microsoft is reportedly offering successful iPhone game developers cash incentives to port their applications to its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. Citing sources approached by Microsoft,

Windows Phone Marketplace adds private beta distribution

Microsoft announced its Windows Phone Markeplace storefront is poised to introduce a private beta channel enabling developers to distribute their applications to a defined set of users selected to

UPDATED: LG has high hopes for Android this year

LG is going to release 20 smartphones this year, with a strong focus on devices running on Google's Android platform as part of a wider effort to increase its smartphone presence. Though LG is still

Apple takes "biggest leap" with latest iPhone

Die-hard Apple fans who have just forked out for the iPad will need to dig deep, as the new iPhone is due to hit shops on June 24.   Apple will launch the device in the

Microsoft cuts Windows Phone Marketplace app submission fees

Microsoft announced a series of updates to its Windows Phone Marketplace application storefront, most notably slashing fees associated with the app submission process. In conjunction with their