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Microsoft's Xbox chief shoots down gaming handheld idea

Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.

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Windows Phone chief promises file manager, improved Facebook app

While Microsoft's still focused on increasing the number of apps for Windows Phone, users are more concerned with quality, according to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session with Joe Belfiore.

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HTC: Relationship with Microsoft unchanged after Nokia acquisition

HTC, the second largest vendor behind Microsoft of Windows Phones, says that nothing has changed after the Nokia deal closed.

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Smartphone lull a golden opportunity for Microsoft

But the company has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch up to iOS and Android.

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With this phone, I thee wed: How the Nokia-Microsoft union changes everything

Nokia's devices are Microsoft's now. But Nokia brings a lot more to the union, including design and app smarts that Microsoft dearly needs.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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The future of Live Tiles could be more widget-like and interactive

The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.

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Nokia's Asha phones get music, photo improvements

The OS upgrade also includes new integration with Microsoft's OneDrive storage service.

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Why Windows is free, but not on your PC

Microsoft shakes up its business model without touching its cash cow.