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Windows Phone trounces iPhone 4, Android in browser benchmark test [video]

April 14th, 2011

During Microsoft’s MIX conference in Las Vegas, Windows Phone director Joe Belfiore took the stage to demonstrate how well Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 mobile browser can render HTML5 websites. He fired up a device running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone “Mango” update with IE9 installed and hardware acceleration, and then started an HTML5 speed test …

Microsoft boosts Windows Phone hardware requirements [video]

April 14th, 2011

During its MIX11 conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft discussed the new minimum requirements that manufacturers will have to meet in order to run the Windows Phone operating system on a phone. The biggest change is that OEMs must now choose to include a Qualcomm MSM7x30 or MSM8x55 Snapdragon processor, as opposed to the original 1GHz …

Nokia W7 and W8 said to be Nokia's first Windows Phones

April 14th, 2011

According to industry insider Eldar Murtazin, a man whose been known as a Nokia seer of sorts over the years, Nokia will make its Windows Phone debut with two new devices, the W7 and the W8. Reportedly, the W7 is being used inside Nokia as a test device and will hit the market first. Rumor …

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 taking off on May 25th

April 14th, 2011

During a meeting with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore, AllThingsD was able to confirm that Rovio’s smash hit Angry Birds game will be available for Windows Phone 7 devices beginning on May 25th. That will leave BlackBerry OS as the last modern operating system to lack support for the title. Belfiore didn’t comment on how much …

Microsoft Windows Phone 'Mango' details emerge, available this fall

April 13th, 2011

AllThingsD had a chance to sit down with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore to discuss the new Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update, which the Redmond-based firm is discussing during the MIX 11 conference in Las Vegas today. Belfiore confirmed that Mango will offer a new browsing experience using Internet Explorer 9, and noted that it will …

Moody's cuts Nokia credit rating, points to 'weakened market position'

April 8th, 2011

Following a rating review initiated on January 28th, Moody’s on Thursday lowered Nokia’s senior debt rating from A2 to A3 and cut its short-term debt ratings from Prime-1 to Prime-2 with a negative outlook. Moody’s cites Nokia’s weakened position in the cell phone market and uncertainty surrounding the company’s upcoming transition to Microsoft’s Windows Phone …

Clorox ditches BlackBerry for iPhone, other smartphones

April 8th, 2011

Citing a growing number of employees who weren’t happy with the IT team or their aging company-issued gear, Clorox’s CIO Ralph Loura decided to move away from BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, Loura provided company employees with a choice: an iPhone, a Windows Phone 7 device or an Android-powered smartphone. “If you believe demographic studies, the workforce …

Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry in 2013, iOS in 2015 according to Gartner

April 7th, 2011

In addition to its position that Android will continue to dominate the global smartphone market moving forward, Gartner on Thursday revealed its projections for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. According to the firm, Nokia’s strong global position will drive Windows Phone adoption at an impressive pace, capturing 5.6% of smartphone unit sales in 2011. Gartner goes …

Apple, Android see continued growth in U.S. smartphone market share

April 1st, 2011

ComScore has released its latest report on the U.S. smartphone market, and it suggests that Apple’s share of the U.S. OEM market is growing, while Android is continuing to dominate the U.S. operating system market. Samsung remains the top mobile OEM in the United States with a 24.8% marketshare, up 0.3 percentage points from the …

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 7 anniversary with impressive numbers

March 31st, 2011

Microsoft first took the wraps off its Windows Phone 7 platform at its MIX10 conference in March 2010. At that time, Microsoft began a long and important process of courting developers, distributing developer tools and giving interested parties an ecosystem that would allow them to thrive. Now, one year later, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Director …