Microsoft’s mobile strategy unclear in post-Nokia world

If you’re one of the few Microsoft phone users left here in Canada, you can stop panicking – for now. COO Kevin Turner closed out this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Christine Wong

Microsoft effectively writes off Nokia acquisition in restructuring announcement

Only slightly more than a year since acquiring Nokia as the cornerstone of its mobility strategy, Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday that it is drastically reducing its staff in that division and taking

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry launches new smartphone, opens software jewels to iOS, Android & Windows

BlackBerry has taken a major step in its evolution as a company by opening up its productivity and security software and solutions to other mobile platforms, while at the same time reaffirming its

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

It’s Android, iOS or nothing. Sorry BlackBerry & Windows Phone

There can be only two. With apologies to Highlander, that appears to be how the global mobile smartphone market is shaking out: there’s room for Android and iOS, and not much else. According

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as free upgrade for first year

Major announcements came out of Microsoft's Redmond, Washington headquarters on Wednesday.  The company unveiled both software and hardware that are aimed to usher in its next Windows milestone. Here are the major Windows

Published on: January 22nd, 2015 Dave Yin

Nokia Lumia 635: here’s what you sacrifice for this budget smartphone

We set out to review the top 10 business smartphones for 2014 so you know what device is right to buy for you. While some of devices didn’t quite make the cut to

Published on: January 1st, 2015 Alex Davies

Top 10 business smartphones: Nokia Lumia 830

The new Nokia Lumia 830 is the latest Windows Phone to come to Canada and has been dubbed by Microsoft Corp. as its ‘affordable flagship.’ It is the first device to ship with

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Alex Davies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: August 14th, 2013 Candice So

Top 10 new smartphones for business


Published on: February 28th, 2013 Alex Davies