While software giant Microsoft has been touting its software at the top end of smartphone land, it is actually Steve Ballmers' considerable bottom end where the money is likely to be made.
Rumours that online bookseller Amazon might be developing its own smartphone gathered momentum after it announced that it had hired a a 20-year Microsoft veteran who most recently worked in its Windows Phone unit.
In the smartphone world, the Windows Phone operating system has traditionally been in third place in many countries.
For years, Mac lovers could smugly poke fun at Windows users and their disease ridden PCs. Apple was much safer they claimed, and they were right. However, Apple gear wasn't safer because it was designed to be safer, it just wasn't as popular and hackers couldn't be bothered coming up with exploits for a platform used by a handful of enthusiasts.
Microsoft is reportedly testing an indigenously designed Windows 8 smartphone with a number of Asian hardware suppliers.
The latest entry in Nokia's brand-redifining Lumia brand has been introduced.
Microsoft is rejecting statements made by one of its own employees.
HTC's latest and greatest Windows Phone device could carry an unsubsidized price of around $560.
The next iteration of Microsoft's mobile operating system has been granted an official release date.
It's believed that Microsoft will launch its own branded smartphone in the early part of 2013.
Nokia Music has just gone live in the US.
Verizon is fully in support of Microsoft's new mobile operating system.
For a significant amount of its customer base, Microsoft is unveiling a new logo for the first time in their lifetime.
Microsoft has turned the proverbial faucet back on for its mobile app storefront.
Microsoft has stopped publishing new apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace due to crippling issues with the platform's digital certificate system.
Second-fiddle cloud platform Box has launched a new app for Windows Phone.
Even at $100, Nokia is having trouble moving its Lumia 900 phone.
Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphone is now targeting a different segment.
The newest version of Windows Phone, known as "Tango," is rolling out to Nokia's Lumia-branded phones.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is not working on a Microsoft-branded smartphone.