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Windows Phone tries to become the smaller side of Windows 10

Microsoft wants to lure mobile app developers with the promise of writing for the entire Windows family including desktops.

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Windows 10 for phones: A change in name, but not in core features

The most important change may be the name: Windows Phone has vanished in favor of Windows 10. But aside from some iterative changes to apps, change does not seem to be a-coming.

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Dropbox for Windows Phone highlights Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet and smartphone integration

What you missed at Microsoft's Windows 10 event in 2 minutes

Watch highlights from Microsoft's event showing off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10. A fresh Windows 10 Preview build will hit PCs next week and phones in February.

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Windows 10 for phones will act like an extension of your PC

Microsoft gives the first glimpse of its next mobile operating system, including synced notifications, Skype integration and full-featured Office.

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Microsoft's Lumia Camera app looks like a big improvement for Lumia phones

Microsoft showed off Lumia Camera in advance of the Windows 10 consumer reveal. The app's quick-shooting, creative features look excellent.

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Microsoft ships Lumia Camera in cheap phones first, while others hope for an upgrade

U.S. Windows Phone users still don't have the quick-shot app, but optimists can hope it's just one step closer to coming here.

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Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

The Lumia 435 is Microsoft's cheapest Windows Phone yet

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Buyers of the new smartphone will get Office apps and 30GB of online storage.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone Insider app looks like a sneak peek into Windows Phone 10

Microsoft releases a Windows Phone app that offers the chance to download and test early releases of future Windows Phone versions.

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Hands-on: Windows Phone’s business-card scanning fills a need, but needs more skill

This feature's been a long time coming, and you can help it improve by sending in your card stack (anonymously).

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Microsoft Lumia Denim update goes to older phones first, snubbing flagship Icon

Is this any way to treat Windows Phone faithfuls? Microsoft's eagerly awaited update won't come to the newer, better phones until 2015.

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Microsoft's Lumia Denim release is coming for Windows Phone

Microsoft begins pushing Denim, including Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and some long-awaited camera improvements, but users in its home country won't be the first to get it.

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Microsoft's Lumia Gestures app lets you control your Windows Phone without touching the screen

A new app for Windows Phone lets Lumia owners answer the phone just by picking it up.