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'Microsoft Surface is not a business' says Former Windows Phone GM Charlie Kindel

'Microsoft Surface is not a business' says Former Windows Phone GM Charlie Kindel

Rich Edmonds 32

“Microsoft is not, and never will be, a hardware company.” That’s according to Charlie Kindel, former Windows Phone General Manager, who spoke at an event at ThinkSpace in Redmond last night. Referring to Microsoft’s Surface family of tablets, Kindel notes that sales will be a small fraction of its business in the PC industry as a whole. But didn’t we already know this? Kindel...

What’s in a video? Why we think Nokia is teasing a new PureView Windows Phone.

What’s in a video? Why we think Nokia is teasing a new PureView Windows Phone.

Daniel Rubino 69

Tell us your secrets, O fair maiden! This morning we awoke to yet-another Nokia video, teasing us that things are about to change. You have to give the Finnish company credit—even as Samsung is unveiling their new flagship phone, they know how to keep “Nokia” in the news. Many people were befuddled at the short clip, which shows a woman with carefree abandon riding a bicycle down a...

Harman’s JBL and Nokia team up for new mobile speaker lineup, confirm yellow Lumia phone

Harman’s JBL and Nokia team up for new mobile speaker lineup, confirm yellow Lumia phone

Daniel Rubino 20

PlayUp - The new JBL-Noka portable speaker with NFC [Updated with new images and Nokia link] Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Nokia’s own Chris Weber have revealed that JBL and Nokia are getting together for some new NFC-enabled mobile speakers called PlayUp. Much like the Play360 currently on the market from Nokia, the new JBL-Nokia offerings look to improve upon their existing model of high...

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

Demonstration of a NVIDIA Tegra powered Windows RT tablet running Unreal 3 engine. Coming to Windows Phone 8?

Rich Edmonds 19

Gaming on Windows 8 tablets (and the platform as a whole) just got a whole lot cooler with a demonstration of the Unreal Engine 3 running on an ASUS Windows RT tablet. Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra, the tablet was shown today running the engine flagship demo Epic Citadel at IFA Berlin.  NVIDIA quickly ran through the demo at the ASUS Vivo Tab RT press conference, which was the first public...

Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Kane Gao 22

Let's file this under "rumors" for the time being. We know Microsoft doesn't have a great track record of keeping secrets, and China has been one major source of leaks. Combine the two factors, here comes another interesting leak. The chaps at WPDang, the Chinese Windows Phone site who has been reasonably accurate on Microsoft leaks, state that the Redmond gang will be releasing the...

Xbox LIVE - Chillingo's Roll in the Hole has rolled onto Windows Phone this week

Xbox LIVE - Chillingo's Roll in the Hole has rolled onto Windows Phone this week

Paul Acevedo 55

While last week’s Xbox Live release Shoot 1UP is pretty easy as shoot-em-ups go, the frenetic, bullet-filled gameplay may still have been too much for some gamers. This week we get a much more leisurely paced style of game: a physics puzzler. I speak of Roll in the Hole from Electronic Art’s Chillingo label. Roll in the Hole stars a panda named PoPo who loves ice cream way too much,...