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Five things you must do to prepare for the end of BlackBerry

BlackBerry's secure environment and sophisticated management tools will be hard to replicate on other platforms. Start looking now.

AT&T pushing 'Amber' update to Nokia Windows Phones

Beyond camera enhancements, Nokia's 'Amber" update includes official new Windows Phone patches and features.

Windows Phone: We’re Huge in Europe

New market share figures show that Windows Phone has been surging in important European markets, nearly doubling its market share vs. this time last year.

Report: Microsoft's building a single app store for Windows PCs, tablets, and phones

The 'One Microsoft' lines are beginning to blur, starting with the unification of the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.

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Microsoft commits to 'many more' Windows RT tablets

Expect to hear lots more about Windows RT from Microsoft, based on ARM's success in smartphones.

Windows Phone's 'Cortana' will challenge Siri and Google Now for smart assistant supremacy

In its quest to build a better smart assistant, Microsoft has allegedly enlisted the help of the most fantastic digital assistant ever imagined.

Phone makers roll their own operating systems as Google and Microsoft close ranks

As Microsoft and Google snatch up Nokia and Motorola to create integrated, iPhone-like hardware/software experiences, hardware makers like HTC and Samsung scramble to create safe havens.

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Steve Ballmer on Microsoft's Nokia Devices & Services buy

Microsoft has bought the Devices & Services division of Nokia. Here's what Steve Ballmer had to say about the acquisition.

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Why Skype still can't compete with iMessage (it's all about greed, grudges, and fear)

Skype is now baked into Windows 8.1, Xbox One, and Outlook.com. But until Windows Phone gains momentum and the wireless carriers chill out, it will never become a mobile standby.

Windows Phone YouTube app

'Official' YouTube app back in Windows Phone Store

After Microsoft and Google settled their differences, a Microsoft-authored YouTube app is back in the Windows Phone Store.