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Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 347

Barcelona – Early this morning, Nokia held their highly anticipated press conference here at Mobile World Congress 2014. Anticipated is the word used because while two new and admirable low-end entry phones were introduced – the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 – all eyes were focused on ‘X’. Yes, Nokia has gone Android. But if you think that’s all there is to the story, you may be missing the...

Windows Phone is losing some hardware differentiation as Microsoft woos Android manufacturers

Windows Phone is losing some hardware differentiation as Microsoft woos Android manufacturers

Daniel Rubino 314

A real quick analysis of today’s announcements by Microsoft, specifically in regards to Windows Phone, shows that Microsoft is loosening the belt on their mobile OS. Back when Windows Phone 7 Series was announced at this very event four years ago, Microsoft had set very strict hardware requirements in an effort to keep the user experience consistent and ensure a quality experience....

CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

James Richardson 35

With Mobile World Congress kicking off in Barcelona this week, users of CoPilot Navigation for Windows Phone are in for a treat as the company is to unveil a bunch of new features to make the app even more user friendly and feature rich. Not only that, but the experience is coming to Windows 8 tablets. I know we have HERE Drive available for Windows Phone – and that does one heck of a...

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Daniel Rubino 114

Last year, Microsoft announced a forthcoming update for Windows Phone dubbed ‘enterprise pack’. The move was to further lure companies to adopt Windows Phone en masse, something many have been reluctant to do due to the lack of core features like VPN. Today in Barcelona, Microsoft referred to this ‘feature pack’ in clarification to the press. All of those enterprise features, including...

‘Open for business’ – Microsoft gives reference design for Windows Phone, announces nine new OEMs

‘Open for business’ – Microsoft gives reference design for Windows Phone, announces nine new OEMs

Daniel Rubino 150

Barcelona – Today, Microsoft announced a new reference design hardware sample for potential OEMs and ODMs. The move, in conjunction with reduced hardware requirements like front facing keys, will allow new manufacturers to easily jump on board with Windows Phone. A new site (oem.windowsphone.com) that just launched will allow any potential manufacturer to view and review key component...