Microsoft snubs multitasking with Windows Phone 7

Is the lack of true multitasking in Windows Phone 7 a feature or a benefit? Well, we can probably rule out the latter, because even Apple's restrictive iOS 4 allows multiple programs to run simultaneously.

Windows Live Phone to integrate with Zune, Xbox

Microsoft has shed some light on new details about its upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform, and it is incorporating its favorite word across all devices: "Live"

Microsoft pulls the plug on Kin after just a few weeks

In what may be one of the biggest blunders in mobile phone history, Microsoft has decided to immediately halt production on its line of Kin phones after it showed extremely disappointing sales.

Microsoft offers cash for Windows Phone 7 game ports

Microsoft is reportedly contacting iPhone developers and offering them cash to port their games to the new Windows Phone 7 platform.

LG Fathom coming, with free mobile Office 2010

Verizon has announced that it will carry LG's upcoming Fathom phone, a Windows Mobile 6.5-powered device that will be one of the first to offer Microsoft's new mobile Office suite.

Android captures second place in mobile OS race

Google's Android has trounced Apple's iPhone OS by capturing the coveted number-two position among smartphone operating systems.

Dell Windows Phone 7 details leaked

People are getting so careless with their smartphones! At least poor Gray Powell only lost one, but the folks at Dell have managed to lose track of five - or the marketing bumf for them, anyway.

Adobe ditches the iPhone and embraces Android

Adobe has halted Flash development for the iPhone after criticizing Apple for "tying developers down" to an unfriendly and rigid platform.

Microsoft says it won't abandon Windows Mobile 6.5

Microsoft has reiterated that it will continue to support, ship and sell Mobile 6.5 alongside Windows Phone 7. 

Microsoft showcases new XNA Game Studio

Microsoft is showcasing the latest iteration of its XNA Game Studio for Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and Windows-based PCs at GDC 2010.

Windows Phone Series 7: Attractively Different but can it Win?


Being attractively different may be the first requirement for something to step out from under the iPhone's and Android's shadows.

Microsoft Zunes in on Phone interfaces

While everyone waited with baited breath for Microsoft to announce a "Zune phone" at this year's MWC in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer added a surprise Microsoft twist to the mix, effectively announcing that all Microsoft phones would be Zune phones from now on.