Microsoft released the latest version of its Skype voice and messaging application for Windows Phone 8 devices, dropping the beta preview tag attached to previous versions of the service.
NEW YORK--Microsoft has no current plans to build its own Windows Phone smartphone and would only do so if partners like Nokia and HTC are not making the most of the platform and addressing the market.
Microsoft is preparing a new Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update that will restore FM radio hardware support, The Verge reports.
Pandora Media is extending its digital music platform to devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, pledging an uncapped mobile listening experience throughout the remainder of this year.
Microsoft will end support for its Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating systems in mid-2014.
Nokia said that if Microsoft builds its own branded Surface smartphone, the move could hurt Nokia's business.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop saw his total 2012 pay package cut by 45 percent compared with 2011, according to a regulatory filing. Nokia struggled mightily in 2012 in its transition to using Microsoft's Windows Phone software for its smartphones.
A new Microsoft job posting indicates the company plans to introduce the next major release of its Windows Phone mobile operating system in late 2013.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft feels like it is getting enough financial and marketing support from its key operator partners for Windows Phone 8 and is working to build on those relationships to drive more sales, according to a Microsoft executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia plans to shift its marketing for its Lumia line running Microsoft's Windows Phone software this year away from the Windows Phone and Lumia brands and more toward Nokia-specific products and unique features, according to a Nokia executive.