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Bad news for BlackBerry 10: Survey says most Americans don't care

In a survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers by a research firm, 82.6 percent said they didn't know Blackberry 10 had launched in Canada and Europe in late January and didn't expect the OS to be available in the U.S. within the next 30 days.


Speek eases conference calling hassles for Windows Phone

This free app lets you create and join calls right from your handset. It's not even available for Android yet.

Former Microsoft man building 'something secret' at Amazon

Charlie Kindel, who ran Windows Home Server and Windows Phone developer experience, says he's now at Amazon.

Unity opens beta program for Windows Phone 8 game developers

Unity Technologies opens a beta program for Windows Phone 8 apps and invites experienced developers to start testing.


Microsoft's cash-for-apps pitch to devs smells like desperation

Microsoft yesterday kicked off a promotion that rewards Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers $100 for each app that they publish in the company's app stores.

Microsoft stokes Windows app development with cash

Once again, Microsoft has opened its coffers to app developers, offering them up to $2,000 to build new Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.

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Skype preview for Windows Phone 8 gets HD video

The latest version of the Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview has support for HD video calls on some phones and reinstated integration with the People hub.


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An iPhone fan's month with Windows Phone: Week two

Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman ditched his iPhone 5 a couple weeks ago in order to give Windows Phone a fair shake with the Lumia 920. Last week, he heaped praise upon Windows Phone. This week, he shares some complaints.


Job listing points to holiday update for Windows Phone

A job listing for a Windows Phone software engineer spills the beans about a major Windows Phone update this upcoming holiday season. Could it be the platforms first fabled "Windows Blue" release?

Microsoft made a mistake with its mobile strategy, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates admits that the company's late start with smartphones cost it the chance to be a market leader in the mobile realm.