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Microsoft Slashing More Jobs Over Phone Fail

Windows Phone can't keep up with Apple's iPhone

(Newser) - More bad news for Microsoft: The company says it will cut 7,800 jobs more and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge to restructure its flagging phone hardware business. Microsoft paid $7.3 billion for Nokia's phone business in April 2014 in an effort to focus on mobile... More »

Nokia Introduces New Windows Tablet, Phablet

Phone offers 6-inch, 1080p display

(Newser) - With Apple preparing for its (possibly iPad-themed) event in San Francisco today, Nokia is making some noise of its own over in Abu Dhabi. The device maker has added several new gadgets to its lineup, including a Windows tablet and a big-screen phone, or phablet. The new Lumia 1520 phone... More »

Stop the Hate: Windows Phone Keeps Getting Better

Ashlee Vance explains why he doesn't have an iPhone or Android

(Newser) - Ashlee Vance is a rarity in Silicon Valley: Rather than toting an iPhone or Android device, he has ... a Windows phone, which means he gets "ridicule and pity" wherever he goes, he writes in BusinessWeek . Windows phones aren't hip. Some of the coolest apps (hello, Instagram) are missing... More »

Microsoft and Nokia: The Saddest Names in Tech Unite

How pundits are reacting, and how Microsoft is explaining itself

(Newser) - Why did Microsoft buy Nokia's phone business ? We now know Microsoft's answer: The computing giant released a 30-slide presentation today arguing that the move will improve Microsoft's margins on Windows phones, which will allow it to invest more in the platform, which will accelerate sales and... More »

BlackBerry's Last Hope: Windows

Farhad Manjoo thinks an alliance is RIM's only chance

(Newser) - Research in Motion's latest earnings report was such a train wreck that just looking felt wrong. "If you're betting that RIM's toast, you're probably right," writes Farhad Manjoo of Slate . Its grasps for the consumer market have failed utterly, "and it's obvious... More »

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