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Nadella implies Microsoft still working on enterprise smartphones

Microsoft recently confirmed Windows 10 Mobile is no longer in active development. This isn't stopping the company from pursuing refocused mobile ambitions though. In a new interview, CEO Satya Nadella suggested an enterprise device could still be coming.

Microsoft CEO: Abandoning fans in push to the cloud was 'mistake'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has described his decision to "abandon" the company's consumer fans as one of his most significant mistakes. Under his leadership, Microsoft has pushed towards an enterprise focus at the expense of its most dedicated customers.

Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 Mobile is as good as dead

Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 Mobile will not be getting any new features going forward. The company said the lack of apps on the platform has caused its demise. The operating system will still be supported with bug fixes and security updates.

Microsoft's massive Windows 10 Mobile overhaul pictured in leak

Microsoft's new "adaptable shell" for Windows 10 has been pictured for the first time after an internal build of the operating system was released by the company last week. It shows Microsoft's radical plans for its next take on Windows Mobile.

Report: Microsoft is rebooting Windows 10 Mobile again

Microsoft is reportedly planning another complete overhaul of Windows Mobile in an effort to gain relevance in the smartphone industry. Continuing a pattern that's now all too familiar to fans, the company is heading back to the drawing board.

Microsoft is making phones 'but they may not look like phones'

Microsoft has once again reaffirmed its commitment to its smartphone business. Days after its phone revenue crashed to the floor in the company's latest earning call, CEO Satya Nadella has given another indication that something revolutionary is coming.

Op-Ed: One year on — Why I'm still using Windows 10 Mobile

It's been one year since Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to older phones. The platform has fallen below 1 percent market share and is nearing abandonware status. 12 months on, it still holds promise – if Microsoft gives it more attention

Op-Ed: Samsung DeX and Microsoft Continuum: Mobile productivity compared

Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy S8 smartphone with DeX, a pioneering mobile product that lets the phone display a desktop interface when docked to a screen, keyboard and mouse. It's an Android interpretation of Microsoft's Continuum.

Microsoft: We 'fully expect' to keep building Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has again stressed its commitment to supporting its almost non-existent mobile platform, Windows 10 Mobile. The company said it "expects" to keep doing so indefinitely. The statement comes as analysts announce market share has fallen to 0.3%.

Microsoft planning new Windows 10 desktop called 'Andromeda'

Microsoft is said to be working on a new Windows 10 desktop experience that will form part of its efforts to create a "composable shell." Detailed this week, the new desktop is meant to unify different device families, including PCs and smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Continuum-style desktop experience

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will feature a docked desktop experience akin to Microsoft's Continuum, according to a report today. When connected to a monitor, the phone will be able to run Android apps full-screen, similar to Windows 10 Mobile's headline feature.

Satya Nadella: Microsoft building the 'ultimate mobile device'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again reaffirmed the company's commitment to developing smartphones. Unfazed by its market share dropping beneath 1 percent, Nadella said Microsoft is planning a revolutionary "ultimate mobile device."

Dell's Stack was a Windows Phone that could have be a gamechanger

Dell and Intel collaborated to create a 6.4-inch mini-tablet running Windows 10 Mobile, according to a report this week. The two companies had big plans for the device, the fate of which is unclear. The phone was built around Microsoft's Continuum tech.

Microsoft explains why it's still building Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has again reaffirmed its commitment to supporting and developing Windows 10 Mobile. The smartphone platform now has less than one percent total market share but Microsoft still considers it important to have an OS that runs on mobile hardware.

Alcatel launches the first Windows 10 phone with virtual reality

Alcatel has unveiled the IDOL 4S, a flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with very high-end specs. It supports all of Windows 10's headline features and also includes virtual reality, a first for the platform. The premium phone is priced competitively.

Microsoft CEO admits company 'clearly missed' the smartphone race

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has admitted the company missed the smartphone trend altogether with its ill-fated Windows Phone OS. He said he intends to change Microsoft's image through next-gen technology including its HoloLens mixed reality headset.

Microsoft decimating mobile workforce in 'streamlining' of jobs

One week after selling its Nokia-branded feature phone business to Foxconn, Microsoft has announced it will be cutting 1,850 jobs from its smartphone hardware division in a "streamlining" of the struggling business.

Microsoft adamant it is 'committed' to struggling Windows Mobile

Microsoft has reiterated its commitment to Windows 10 Mobile, saying it intends to support the platform for "many years." The OS has failed to make an impact on Microsoft's negligible mobile market share, leading some to suggest it should abandon it now.

Microsoft admits Windows 10 Mobile isn't moving, 'not our focus'

Microsoft has explained its plans for Windows 10 Mobile for the year ahead, revealing that smartphones currently aren't its focus and the company won't be concentrating on the platform in 2016. The news may dishearten Windows Phone fans.

The most popular Windows Phone will never see Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 wasn't the greatest sales success but did enjoy strong growth in the budget market. The sub-$100 Nokia Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone ever built but Microsoft has now confirmed it won't get Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft finally rolls out Windows 10 Mobile to older Lumias

Microsoft has officially announced the immediate availability of Windows 10 Mobile on a selection of older Windows Phone devices. The hugely delayed update is still not available for all phones over three months since Microsoft said updates would start.

HP unveils the Elite x3 — A huge Windows phone for professionals

HP has announced the Elite x3, a Windows 10 Mobile flagship smartphone capable of transforming into a PC with Continuum. The device is the most powerful Windows phone ever and will target business customers.

Microsoft unveils the Lumia 650 — Possibly the last Lumia to land

After months of leaks and rumours, Microsoft has officially launched the Lumia 650. The budget mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone features a metal design and thin construction and is aimed at businesses. It could be the last "Lumia" to launch.

Microsoft reportedly launching the 'last Lumia' on February 1

According to reports, Microsoft is planning to launch a mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone on February 1, apparently the last device to ever be branded as a Lumia. The company is thought to be planning to abandon the old Nokia name this year.

Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's shareholder meeting was 'bulls---'

Former Microsoft CEO and major investor Steve Ballmer has accused the firm of not disclosing full financial details during its annual shareholder meeting yesterday. Ballmer branded one set of metrics "bulls---" and questioned the company's mobile policy.

Microsoft's Surface Phone allegedly the 'ultimate Windows Phone'

A new report on Microsoft's mobile efforts claims the company will finally be ready to launch its long-rumoured 'Surface Phone' next year. The hardware team is said to have gone back to the drawing board again and is now targeting a mid-2016 launch.

Microsoft announces October 6th event for Lumia, Surface and more

Microsoft has begun sending out press invites to an event in New York City on October 6. The company is expected to announce its new flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, a new Surface tablet and other Windows 10-powered devices.

New Windows 10 phones to have Surface Pen stylus, facial login

The full specifications for Microsoft's upcoming flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the "Cityman" and "Talkman" Lumia handsets, have leaked online. They reveal a very competitive offering including facial recognition and the inclusion of a Surface Pen.

Microsoft releases substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has just released a substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders. It brings along the new universal Office apps for the first time and updated music, video, Xbox and camera apps alongside improvements and support for new devices.
 

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The Microsoft Lumia 650  launched 15/02/2016
The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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The Microsoft Lumia 650  launched 15/02/2016
The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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The Microsoft Lumia 650  launched 15/02/2016
The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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Concept images of the Dell Stack Intel-powered Windows 10 Mobile smartphone
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Windows 10 Mobile's upcoming "CSHELL" interface running on a development build of the operating system obtained by Windows Central [Image via Windows Central]
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Concept images of the Dell Stack Intel-powered Windows 10 Mobile smartphone
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Alcatel IDOL 4S
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The Microsoft Lumia 650  launched 15/02/2016
The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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The Microsoft Lumia 650  launched 15/02/2016
The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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