All Articles by Robert Brand

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

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As we move ever closer to the launch of Windows 8 we also near the relaunch of Microsoft’s music services. All traces of Zune branding are being replaced with the upcoming Xbox Music. On trying to go to www.zune.net we now get a re-direct to Xbox.com to be told that Zune Music is now Xbox Music. We’re going to miss that crazy pink and white website but it's had its time. Microsoft didn...

Russian Federation set to see launch of Lumia 920 and 820 on November 6th?

Russian Federation set to see launch of Lumia 920 and 820 on November 6th?

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Looks like Nokia might be set to have a big announcement in early November for Russia, perhaps to showcase the Lumia 920 Windows Phone.  Or maybe the Lumia 820? Not much is said about what’s to be expected but the invite does reveal some clues. Nokia is rightly pushing photography as the big draw for the next generation of Lumia devices. The Lumia 920 has seen a barrage of OIS video and...

Microsoft planning go big with rumoured push to produce 3 to 5 million Surface devices

Microsoft planning go big with rumoured push to produce 3 to 5 million Surface devices

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Suppliers in Asia have apparently spilled the beans on Microsoft's production line plans for its coming Surface devices. If the information is to be believed, MS have put in component orders to ensure they are able to produce 3 to 5 million of the devices for the fourth quarter. With such an order Microsoft looks set to go into mass production rather than just produce a limited run as...

Windows Phone Central Poll Results: Lumia 810 or 820 and Lumia 920 color choices

Windows Phone Central Poll Results: Lumia 810 or 820 and Lumia 920 color choices

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We recently ran a few polls to help us gauge what you thought of the Lumia 810 v the 820 and what Lumia 920 colour you’d be going for. We have all had much to digest in the last month or so, new models, specs, colours and even variations on a theme. If these polls are anything to go by it looks like your choices  aren’t easy to predict. Read on to see how it breaks down. In our first...

Steve Ballmer talks about building new hardware and experiences in letter to shareholders

Steve Ballmer talks about building new hardware and experiences in letter to shareholders

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In his latest letter to shareholders, Steve Ballmer has reiterated the desires of the company to become a devices and services company, contradicting what Charlie Kindel, former Windows Phone General Manager, had to say about the hardware dream with the Surface. With the coming release of Windows 8 and the subsequent decision for Microsoft to dive in and develop its own tablet, it’s...