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What people are talking about at Mobile World Congress 2009

It was another manic Monday here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona--day one of the industry's signature event didn't offer too many surprises, but it did generate a flurry of new services,

Coming soon: the Microsoft store

After a series of missteps, Microsoft is planning to open its own retail stores to get closer to its customers.

Microsoft to open retail stores

Microsoft, following rival Apple's lead, will open its own branded retail stores, selling Windows Mobile phones, Windows-based PCs, Xbox videogame consoles and other Microsoft-related products. The

Nokia and Samsung launching app stores at MWC '09

Expect mobile application stores to dominate headlines and conversation at next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona--reports state handset makers Nokia and Samsung will both unveil

First Windows Mobile 6.5 devices expected in September

During Motorola's Q4 earnings conference call last week, the handset maker's CEO Sanjay Jha let slip what most onlookers already anticipated: Microsoft will not release its Windows Mobile 7.0

MWC Preview: The championing of open-source and mobile services

At Mobile World Congress, handset vendors, software companies and operators alike will continue to plunge into a future in which the devices consumers carry provide more fully-integrated web,

Report: Out of work in wireless

With Texas Instruments' decision to lay off 3,400 workers coming on the heels of Sprint Nextel's plan to cut 8,000 jobs, Microsoft's first major round of layoffs (5,000 in all) and Motorola's recent

Can Windows Mobile 6.5 reinvent the user experience?

Microsoft is expected to formally unveil its Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system during next month's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and already there are more leaks than a secondhand

Microsoft slashing 5K jobs

Microsoft announced it will make the most significant job cuts in the company's 34-year history after releasing dismal second quarter financial results. The software giant plans to eliminate up to

Microsoft sells 12-year-old Comcast stake

Here's a update on a leftover from the telecom boom, otherwise known as the 1990s: Microsoft has sold all of its shares in cable TV giant Comcast, which it purchased for about $1 billion way back in