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  • Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets in India; prices start at Rs 20,990 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics giant Lenovo said it is all set to become India's third largest smartphone company with the completion of $2.91 billion acquisition of US-based handset maker Motorola later this year. The company is already the number one player in the PC market in India. In the Indian smartphone...
  • Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 15,299 October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched three new Lumia smartphones - the Lumia 730, 830, 930 - in India. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 carries a price tag of Rs 15,299, while the Lumia 830 and 930 are priced at Rs 28,799 and Rs 38,649, respectively. The Lumia 930 will go on...
  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 October 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims...
  • Microsoft names its next operating system Windows 10, skips Windows 9 to emphasise advances September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft expected to give an early look at next Windows on September 30 September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft unveils the next version of Windows OS September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioural changes....
  • Windows 9: Microsoft to offer first look at new Windows on September 30 September 27, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system. The project, known for the past few years as "Threshold" inside the software company and "Windows 9" outside it, will likely get an entirely new...
  • Notion Ink launches Intelpowered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1inch display, Windows 8.1 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2in1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windowsbased 2in1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • Microsoft launches Universal Mobile Keyboard; compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Universal Mobile Keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. The new Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard. The keyboard features...
  • Microsoft's Windows 9 event on September 30: What to expect September 16, 2014

    Houston: Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month. The event, billed as a chance to "hear about what's next for Windows and the enterprise", will be held on September 30. The company sent...
  • Microsoft sends out invites for September 30 event, Windows 9 expected September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system dubbed Windows 9. The US software titan revealed little with invitations that read: "Join us to hear what's next for...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest' Windows smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 9,999 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo Win Q900s, which is claimed to be the world's lightest Windows smartphone, is now available in India for Rs 9,999. Weighing 100 grams, the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone has a 4.7inch 720p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quadcore processor paired with 1GB...
  • Microsoft may unveil Windows 9 on September 30 August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft is ready to give the world a peep into its next operating system the successor to Windows 8 at an event on September 30, The Verge reports. The upcoming update to the Windows operating system is codenamed 'Threshold' and it will be first rolled out to...
  • HTC launches Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone August 20, 2014

    New York: HTC has unveiled the HTC One (M8) for Windows, a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent yearonyear compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the AprilJune quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Lowcost smartphones the power behind the Android surge August 15, 2014

    Washington: A surge in lowcost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia launched in India at Rs 7,349; features a 4inch display, 5MP camera August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched what is believed to be the most affordable Lumia smartphone Lumia 530 in India. The phone (dualSIM variant) is available on the Nokia India online store for Rs 7,349. The new Windows smartphone will be delivered in 4 working days, says the website. The...
  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • BBM for desktop? BlackBerry is still not sure August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: For BlackBerry Messenger fans who spend much of their day before a computer screen had cheered BlackBerry CEO John Chen's March announcement that the company was taking "a very serious look" at bringing BBM to desktop. With BBM now available for Windows Phone devices, it appeared that the...
  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone August 1, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...
  • Microsoft expected to launch a 'selfie' phone soon; likely to come with a 5MP front camera, 4.7inch display July 30, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forwardfacing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who now runs Microsoft's devices business, showed off the phone in...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad July 29, 2014

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • China launches probe against Microsoft, orders raids July 29, 2014

    Beijing: China has placed US technology giant Microsoft under investigation while officials today conducted raids on its offices in four cities. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce sent its investigators to the company's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu for an official investigation, Hong Kongbased South China Morning Post...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia announced; features a 4inch display, 5MP camera July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices Group has announced the most affordable Lumia smartphone the Lumia 530. The phone has a 4inch (854x480) LCD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 530 has a 5megapixel camera. While 15GB of free cloud storage...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Microsoft to end Nokia's brief affair with Android, aims to strengthen Windows Phone loyalty July 18, 2014

    New York: In what could be the end of the road for Nokia X smartphones, world's largest software maker Microsoft plans to shift select products from the Android powered range to the Windows platform as it beefs up the affordable Lumia range. Microsoft announced axing of upto 18,000 jobs over the...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest smartphone' up for preorder at Rs 9,999; features Windows Phone OS, 8MP camera June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After Micromax, Xolo has now announced the launch of its first Windows Phonebased smartphone in India. Named the Xolo Win Q900s, the phone is claimed to be the world's lightest smartphone that weighs merely 100 grams. The phone is exclusively available on the ecommerce site Snapdeal.com at Rs 9,999....