Microsoft to shed 18,000 jobs, discontinuing Nokia’s Android phones

Microsoft Corp. will be axing the jobs of 18,000 of its employees – 15 per cent of its global workforce and also possibly the highest number in the company’s history. While Microsoft CEO

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

Citrix releases new XenMobile, adds Windows Phone 8 support

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Citrix Systems Inc. has rolled out another version of XenMobile, its solution for managing mobile devices in the enterprises – and this iteration has some new features targeted towards business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2014 Candice So

How Microsoft’s Cortana will make you a better brother

SAN FRANCISCO - We got a first look at Microsoft Corp.'s mobile digital assistant Cortana at its Build conference on Wednesday. Cortana, the name plucked from videogame franchise Halo in which an artificial

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Nokia X phones a mix of Android, Windows, and its own services

Nokia Corp. unveiled three new smartphones under the Nokia X brand today - and their operating system is an interesting mix of Android and Windows. Available in a dizzying array of colours, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows Phones outstrip BlackBerry, Gartner report finds

BlackBerry Ltd. has lost ground to Microsoft Corp., with mobile phone buyers scooping up more smartphones equipped with the Windows Phone operating system (OS) instead of phones running BlackBerry during the second quarter

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2013 Candice So


Smartphone wars: What’s the best mobile OS for your business?

Which consumer mobile platform is the most business ready? It's a question many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will be asking themselves these days, with the increasing popularity of the bring your own

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Rogers inks deal with Microsoft on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices

Rogers Communications Inc. will be the exclusive Canadian dealer for certain Windows 8 and Windows Phone products under a new partnership with Microsoft Corp. In the deal announced Friday and reported by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft’s Windows phone on shaky ground: UBS survey

It's not the news Microsoft wants to hear heading into its imminent Windows 8 launch. New research from UBS throws some cold water on Microsoft's rumoured plans to launch its own Windows-based smarpthone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

BlackBerry gets a ‘D’ in back-to-school phone sales

Looks like a lot of students didn't head back to school with a BlackBerry or Windows phone in their backpacks this year. Vancouver-based iQmetrix surveyed 7,000 wireless retailers in NorthAmerica between July 23

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Windows Phone Marketplace now only compatible with Mango

If you're having trouble downloading apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace, you just might be a pre-Mango Windows Phone 7 user. Microsoft is now enforcing a rule that only users of Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Ian Paul

Android OS to lead in Canada: IDC

An IDC Canada analysis of the local mobile market indicates that the Android mobile operating system will lead all other mobile operating systems. In its latest Canadian Mobile Phone Forecast, the analyst firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul