Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace will be accessed in 180 countries. That’s quite a jump from just 63 markets served today! With a three times bigger market Microsoft expects a bigger sale, bigger profit, as well as a bigger reach for developers.
The Nokia Lumina 710 is coming to the US in January. Scheduled to begin its operations with T-Mobile on Jan. 11th, Lumina 710 will officially be the first Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia device.
Finally! Microsoft decided to “automatically” upgrade every existing version of Internet Explorer 6 on this planet. Why? It is because even though we are almost in 2012, there are at least 8.3% poor souls who still haven’t upgraded their browser.
After almost a year, and after numerious customer requests, Microsoft finally launched the OneNote app specifically for the iPad. The company originally launched the iPhone version in January 2011, but iPad users weren’t too happy using the “2x” feature all the time. Also, doing that didn’t quite increase the screen “real estate”.
SkyDrive has been quite popular for desktop users for a while. Now, Microsoft has launched two mobile apps, for iPhone and of course for Windows Phone, that would do pretty much the same as the SkyDrive website itself. Good for SkyDrive fans, who don’t want to go to the mobile website every time to store something.
For the first time ever, the Redmond giant brings its gaming services to the iOS platform, both for the iPhone and the iPad. The UI of the app is very similar to that of the Windows Phone 7 OS. So, whether an iOS user enjoys the experience or not clearly depends on the user’s taste.
Are you a Windows fan? Well, if you are…then you may already know that Microsoft has its next generation OS, a.k.a. Windows 8 Developer Preview for a free download. However, it’s free for a year, which means after that time you will have to get rid of it. For most techies it is fine, since getting a chance to drive the much talked-about OS should be quite a pleasure.
What you see above is a leaked image of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7-based smartphone. Any information on the configuration of the phone is unknown. However, we all have to agree that it does look like a lot like Nokia’s N9.
Recently, images from Microsoft Windows 8 App store surfaced. Apple already started something similar a while back and called it the Mac App store, which itself is based on the super-popular iPhone App Store. Microsoft, as usual is always a bit late in the game, but certainly not late enough. With 90% market share for operating systems, the Redmond-giant still has a lot to offer.