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  Nokia finally announces the death of Symbian


According to Sina.com. Nokia confirmed that the 808 PureView released last year would be the last phone equipped with Symbian OS in its Q4 financial report. This means that Symbian has been officially declared dead.Nokia said in the report: "In 2012, during the process of transition to Windows Phone, we continue to sell Symbian devices. The Nokia 808 PureView launched in the middle of last year is the last Symbian device."In Q4 2012, sales of Symbian phones were 2.2 million which was equivalent...

   Nokia, Symbian, Windows Phone     2013-01-24 06:45:17


  Coming back, Nokia?


Nokia officially unveiled an Windows Phone 8 phone model Lumia 920T in cooperation with China Mobile in yesterday's Global Developer Conference of China Mobile. This is the first to support China Mobile's TD-SCDMA 3G mobile phone network standard in the Windows Phone ecosystem, it that Windows Phone is available in TD camp. Meanwhile, as China Mobile's official custom models, Lumia 920T will be sold using China Mobile's sales channel, this may further promote the sales of Nokia Windows Phone dev...

   Nokia, China Mobile, Lumia 920T,TD-SCDMA     2012-12-06 13:17:24


  Nokia unveils Lumia 820


Just finishing introducing the latest flagship model Lumia 920 Nokia introduced mid-range Lumia 820 which is equipped with Windows Phone 8The Lumia 820 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, but the screen is 4.3 inch WVGA screen with 800 x 480 pixels, at the same time it is equipped with 8GB memory space and a 8-megapixel rear camera. In addition, users can extend 8 GB more memory space through Windows Phone 8's extension function.Lumia 820's screen adopts Super S...

   Nokia,Lumia 820,Window Phone 8     2012-09-05 19:10:14


  Will Microsoft use Windows 8 to replace Metro?


Since there is some dispute with a German company Metro AG on the word "Metro", it is said that Microsoft will abandon "Metro" in Windows 8. Then what will be the replacement of "Metro"? According to Zdnet, the answer may be Windows 8. Microsoft reminds Windows developers not to use "Metro" when they mention interface of Windows Phone or Windows 8 in their apps and recommends that the developers use New User Interface when they describe Windows 8 style interface design. Microsoft officially anno...

   Windows 8,Metro,name     2012-08-10 13:32:00


  Google's acquisition of Quickoffice threatens Microsoft


Windows has over 90% market share in desktop operating systems, even though now other OS such as Mac OS and Linux are saying they are more user friendly, more stable and safer than Windows, Windows still has a weapon MS Office which can defeat all of them. However, with the development of mobile network and cloud computing, Windows is now challenged by different competitors on mobile and cloud areas.  Mobile and cloud are weak sides of Microsoft , but they are strength of Google.Google sudd...

   Google,QuickOffice,Microsoft,MS Office     2012-06-07 11:40:10


  Behind Start Screen of Windows Phone 8


Last week, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8, in addition to some new features, the biggest difference between WP8 and iOS, Android is that it has a start screen consisting of abundant live tiles. Senior product manager of Microsoft Josh Phillips published an article on Microsoft official blog. He talks about the story behind start screen of Windows Phone 8. "How can we make Start even more personal" is the question Phillips and his team is always thinking about. Windows Phone makes the static ...

   Windows Phone 8,Start Screen,Live Tile     2012-11-03 02:27:22


  Microsoft to lay off Zune


Recently we can see many news about Microsoft's Windows 8, Microsoft puts much effort to promote Windows 8.  A few days ago, Microsoft announced the death of Windows Live brand, instead they will integrate it into the Windows system. Also, Microsoft now plans to lay off its Zune and focus on XBox, let XBox be the main entertainment service of Microsoft. XBox can provide  music and videos, it can also let users play video games.Here is a part of Microsoft's announcement:This year, Xbox ...

   Windows 8,Zune,XBox,Microsoft,Layoff     2012-05-30 08:14:58


  So, just what IS the problem with Windows Phone?


Charlie Kindel (who left Microsoft earlier this year after 21 years, most recently as a Windows Phone General Manager), posted today on an “impedance mismatch” between carriers and device manufacturers, and Windows Phone, where those carriers and OEMs are “reluctant” to push Windows Phone, while Google’s Android has taken an approach that “reduces friction with carriers & device manufacturers at the expense of end users”. Kindel seems to be implying that Microsoft has taken ...

   Windows Phone,Trend,Weak market,Analysis     2011-12-27 09:11:19


  Are you ready for Facebook's phone?


According  to Sina Tech, Facebook will announce its own phone today in US. They will also release its new Android application. The Facebook phone is manufactured by HTC, the model will be HTC First. This will be a deeply customized Facebook phone, some IT professionals think this phone's name is very similar to HTC's flag model HTC One. This phone may provide a home screen application named Facebook Home. Facebook Home adopts the minimization design, it can display photos in full screen. T...

   Facebook phone,HTC,Facebook Home     2013-04-04 07:01:12


  What should Microsoft do after Steve Ballmer steps down?


Steve Ballmer decided to retire from Microsoft within 12 months last week. Where should Microsoft head to and what should they do on their products to maintain their influence.Whether you like or hate Ballmer, and regardless of who will replace him as Microsoft new CEO, his voice became a very important part of different Microsoft conferences, Ballmer said : "We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction."Steve Ballmer is criticized for many things. Under his control, Micros...

   Microsoft,CEO,Trend     2013-08-26 07:33:41