Topic: Windows Phone

Microsoft to restructure its phone hardware business

Microsoft to restructure its phone hardware business
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 July 2015

Latest in a series of moves to better align Microsoft's operation with its business strategy

Skype for Business app arrives on Windows Phone

Skype for Business app arrives on Windows Phone
By Rebecca Lambert | 07 July 2015

New business comms app replaces the Lync 2013 app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Ignia and Western Power create new mobile app for customers

Ignia and Western Power create new mobile app for customers
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 March 2015

Windows Phone app allows customers to check the power supply in their area

Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range

Ikea launches built-in wireless charging furniture range
By Rebecca Lambert | 12 March 2015

New Home Smart range includes concealed wireless charging pads compatible with Lumia devices

Telefónica introduces mobile TV for Windows Phone with Cortana search

Telefónica introduces mobile TV for Windows Phone with Cortana search
By Rebecca Lambert | 04 March 2015

Telefónica’s Movistar TV Go service will enable Windows Phone users to enjoy TV on the go

Acer unveils first Windows Phone 8.1 model with Liquid M220

Acer unveils first Windows Phone 8.1 model with Liquid M220
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

New Liquid model sees Acer expand its Windows device portfolio to include smartphones

Microsoft launches mid-market Lumias at Mobile World Congress

Microsoft launches mid-market Lumias at Mobile World Congress
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 March 2015

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL run Windows Phone 8.1 but will be upgradable to Windows 10

Microsoft trials new Zipongo healthy eating smartphone solution

Microsoft trials new Zipongo healthy eating smartphone solution
By Sean Dudley | 19 February 2015

App suggests recipe options and food recommendations based on users requirements

ParkMe Parking update adds real-time city parking availability

ParkMe Parking update adds real-time city parking availability
By Rebecca Lambert | 16 February 2015

The latest version of the parking information app also features improved integration with Cortana

Microsoft unveils Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones

Microsoft unveils Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones
By Sean Dudley | 15 January 2015

New releases include Microsoft Office and run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system

PayPal and Microsoft reveal latest point of sale developments at NRF

PayPal and Microsoft reveal latest point of sale developments at NRF
By Sean Dudley | 14 January 2015

New apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone to help retailers improve their customer experience offering

Customers can now pay for Windows and Xbox apps and games using bitcoin

Customers can now pay for Windows and Xbox apps and games using bitcoin
By Rebecca Lambert | 15 December 2014

Microsoft is using BitPay to allow its customers to add the digital currency to their Microsoft accounts

Microsoft extends Cortana availability into four more European markets

Microsoft extends Cortana availability into four more European markets
By Sean Dudley | 08 December 2014

Personal assistant tool released in ‘alpha’ in France, Germany, Italy and Spain

Microsoft pilots revolutionary new Cities Unlocked headset

Microsoft pilots revolutionary new Cities Unlocked headset
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 November 2014

Technology aims to empower people with sight loss become more independent by providing contextual information as they move 

Microsoft launches health platform and smart band to deliver fitness insights

Microsoft launches health platform and smart band to deliver fitness insights
By Sean Dudley | 30 October 2014

Microsoft Band monitors the wearer's health as well as notifying them of incoming calls, e-mails and more

Microsoft helps modernise Special Olympics’ software

Microsoft helps modernise Special Olympics’ software
By Sean Dudley | 30 October 2014

Non-profit organisation benefits from the possibilities of the cloud with new partnership

Microsoft to add mobile device management for Office 365 users

Microsoft to add mobile device management for Office 365 users
By Rebecca Lambert | 29 October 2014

New capabilities will give businesses the ability to manage Office 365 data on nearly any device

Microsoft-branded Lumia device is coming “soon”

Microsoft-branded Lumia device is coming “soon”
By Rebecca Lambert | 27 October 2014

New line-up of Lumia devices will no longer feature Nokia branding as name-change gets underway

Esri launches ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Microsoft .NET

Esri launches ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Microsoft .NET
By Sean Dudley | 24 October 2014

New software development kit built as a shared application programming interface

Microsoft Devices Group reveals three new Lumia smartphones

Microsoft Devices Group reveals three new Lumia smartphones
By Sean Dudley | 04 September 2014

Three new Windows Phone 8.1 devices, the Lumia 830, 730 and 735, have been unveiled at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin

Microsoft counts down to launch of new Lumia devices

Microsoft counts down to launch of new Lumia devices
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 September 2014

Invitation to special webcast hints at official unveiling of the Lumia 730 ahead of the IFA 2014 tradeshow

Microsoft and TracFone partner to launch new health solution on Windows Phone

Microsoft and TracFone partner to launch new health solution on Windows Phone
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 August 2014

Windows Phone and TracFone services will connect data, devices and people to drive better patient engagement and healthcare

Microsoft opens 24 more Windows Stores at Best Buy in Chicago

Microsoft opens 24 more Windows Stores at Best Buy in Chicago
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 August 2014

Two companies extend existing partnership to showcase Microsoft products across US city 

Cojengo develops VetAfrica app to help farmers expedite livestock diagnosis

Cojengo develops VetAfrica app to help farmers expedite livestock diagnosis
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 July 2014

Scottish startup partners with Microsoft 4Afrika to develop a Windows Phone app to help farmers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

Microsoft to consolidate Smart Devices and Mobile Phones business units

Microsoft to consolidate Smart Devices and Mobile Phones business units
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 July 2014

Stephen Elop outlines Microsoft's plans to help its Devices Group and phone business align with the company's new productivity strategy

First Direct launches its app, Banking on the Go, on Windows Phone 8

First Direct launches its app, Banking on the Go, on Windows Phone 8
By Amber Stokes | 27 June 2014

The move comes as the company announces that mobile access to its website is on the increase

Microsoft to introduce Kinect motion control to Windows Phone, says report

Microsoft to introduce Kinect motion control to Windows Phone, says report
By Karen McCandless | 10 June 2014

Device codenamed 'McLaren' is expected to be first handset to incorporate new functionality when it is launched in autumn

Innovation Group announces new mobile app for Windows 8.1

Innovation Group announces new mobile app for Windows 8.1
By Amber Stokes | 10 June 2014

Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the app aims to improve property and casualty insurance agent productivity

Microsoft showcases new Windows Phone 8.1 devices at Computex

Microsoft showcases new Windows Phone 8.1 devices at Computex
By Karen McCandless | 04 June 2014

The world's thinnest Windows Phone 8.1 phone – the Yezz Billy 4.7 – was on display, along with devices from Prestigio and US mobile manufacturer BLU

Microsoft and SAP extend long-term global partnership

Microsoft and SAP extend long-term global partnership
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2014

New deal will improve cloud and data interoperability and deliver new mobile and productivity solutions

Microsoft releases first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

Microsoft releases first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone
By Karen McCandless | 20 May 2014

The Lumia 630 has only been made available in Asia, but it will be released in Europe and the US in the next few weeks

Microsoft enters smart home market through partnership with Insteon

Microsoft enters smart home market through partnership with Insteon
By Amber Stokes | 19 May 2014

Microsoft will start selling Insteon connected home products in US Microsoft stores in July 2014