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  1. froggyboy604

    Microsoft saw “negligible/low revenue” from phone hardware in Q2

    Microsoft hasn’t officially pulled the plug on Windows Phone hardware yet, but things aren’t looking particularly good: during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood went over the revenue generated by different parts of the company. When it came to...
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    Only a handful of Windows phones will get the latest update

    Virtually every Windows 10 PC can get the Creators Update, but phone owners won't be so fortunate. Microsoft has revealed that only some Windows 10 Mobile devices will receive the Creators Update when it's ready. The company's own Lumia devices are covered, naturally (from the Lumia 550 and...
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    Skype For Windows Phone 8 And 8.1 Will Stop Working Early Next Year

    Just last month, Microsoft confirmed that it’s going to drop Skype support for Windows Phone 8, 8.1 as well as Android devices powered by version 4.0.3 and below. Even though support will no longer be available on these versions of Windows Phone, Microsoft has revealed till when the apps will...
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    Microsoft Phone future gets darker with 2,850 layoffs

    What Microsoft says and what Microsoft does are two very different things. Granted, it hasn't actually committed to a solid smartphone hardware business, but it hasn't completely discounted that future either. But if there were any doubt that Microsoft doesn't really have smartphones in mind, as...
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    Rovio makers of Angry Birds no longer making games for Windows Phone, eases off PC games

    Rovio has bid farewell to both Windows Phone and the PC, advising its users in an email recently that it is dropping support for both platforms. If you haven’t downloaded the Rovio game you want onto your Windows Phone device or PC, it appears you’re out of luck, at least in certain cases (some...
  6. froggyboy604

    PayPal retires Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps

    PayPal has just announced that it will sunset the Windows Phone version of its app starting June 30. The good news for Windows Phone users is that they won't be alone in their misery, as BlackBerry is doing the same for BlackBerry and Amazon Fire owners. Read More I'm surprised that Paypal...
  7. froggyboy604

    Windows Phone Market Share Drops Below 1 Percent to 0.7 %

    Latest data from Gartner shows that close to 2.4 million Windows Phone handsets were sold in the recent quarter, accounting for 0.7 percent share in the market. That’s quite a decline from the same quarter last year when Windows Phone had a 2.5 percent share of the market. Read More I think...
  8. froggyboy604

    Windows Phone Not A Priority For Microsoft This Year

    It looks like with all the fanfare that surrounded Windows 10 just recently, it does not seem as though Microsoft is about to put in all that much effort to make Windows Phone a priority for the year 2016. Of course, this particular bit of information should not come across as a surprise, since...
  9. froggyboy604

    HP Elite x3 Windows Phone - A revolution in mobility

    Meet the HP Elite x3 - a groundbreaking mobile device built for business with Windows10. The revolutionary HP Elite x3 puts the power of a PC in the palm of your hand. http://www.hp.com/go/elitex3 This smartphone does look pretty powerful, but I feel not having enough good apps, games and...
  10. froggyboy604

    Is anybody buying Windows phones? Yes… but not many people

    According to Gartner, the answer may be yes… but not as many people as there used to be. The research firm says about 4.4 million phones with Windows software shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015, which is down from 10.4 million phones during the same period in 2014. Not only is that a big...
  11. froggyboy604

    BlackBerry Won’t Make A Windows Phone Device

    Narendra Nayak, managing director for BlackBerry India, said that while the company’s enterprise software runs across Windows, iOS, BlackBerry and Android, on the device side it’s only going to offer BlackBerry OS and Android. iOS is obviously off the table since Apple doesn’t license its...
  12. froggyboy604

    Microsoft Surface Phone: double details fit to battle Apple and Samsung

    Microsoft leaves clues for the impending launch of a Surface Phone for Windows Phone (or Windows 10, if you prefer) every time they release a new product. Each new piece of manufacturing tells us more about the direction the company is going in. And with a number of insider sources speaking up...
  13. froggyboy604

    IDC Predicts Sluggish Windows Phone Sales Growth

    Despite all the effort Microsoft has put into the launch of Windows 10, IDC does not expect Microsoft’s share of the smartphone OS market to grow much over the coming years. In 2015, IDC expects the average selling price (ASP) of Windows Phones to be $148, which is $71 lower than Android’s ASP...
  14. froggyboy604

    Ballmer to Microsoft: Universal apps won't work, Android on Windows Phone will

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reckons Microsoft's universal Windows app strategy will fail to fill its app gap. Instead, the company needs to ensure Windows Phone handsets can run Android apps. Read More I agree with Ballmer that Windows Phone need to run Android Apps since most of the...
  15. froggyboy604

    Microsoft app tries to lure you from Android to a Windows phone

    It's true that Windows Phone (and now Windows 10 Mobile) doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS. However, the perception of that app deficit may be just as problematic -- why would you switch to a Lumia 950 if you assumed that none of your favorite apps had Windows equivalents? Microsoft...
  16. froggyboy604

    Reports: Windows Phone market share is falling fast

    Windows comes in a distant third, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon… unless Windows movies further down the ladder. According to a new report from Gartner, about 3 percent of all smartphones sold during the third quarter of 2014 ran Windows software. During the same...
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    Windows Phone apps are disappearing from the platform — can Windows 10 turn it around?

    Microsoft is dealing with a new problem, and it might be entirely their own doing. Developers that have previously been maintaining Windows Phone apps are losing interest, and in some cases dropping support altogether. The latest developer to pull out of Windows Phone is the financial manager...
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