Microsoft is hoping to increase Windows smartphone and tablet market share by lowering prices. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal’s Digits, Microsoft hopes to bring prices for mobile devices running its software below the $200 mark. The report cites comments made by Microsoft’s vice president of OEM partners Nick Parker during a keynote at the annual Computex conference. Read more about Microsoft Slashing Prices on Windows Tablets, Smartphones Comments
Not to be outdone by literally every other tech company on earth, Microsoft also has a smartwatch in the works.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another wave of laptop computers running on Google’s Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft’s dominant Windows franchise. The latest line of Chromebooks unveiled Tuesday run on a new generation of faster Intel microprocessors that don’t devour as much battery power.
Windows Phone is growing globally faster than the rest of the pack, according to a new Kantar Worldpanel . The report points out that Windows Phone has passed up iOS in Italy, moved into a close second in Germany and slid back into third place in the UK. Read more about Report: Windows Phone Fastest Growing Mobile OS Comments
Hotels.com app Hotels.com has made mobile booking faster and easier with an update for its iPhone and iPad applications. The update was designed for Apple’s newest operating system — iOS 7 — and features improved maps and images as well as a smoother booking process. The app will remember customer details and securely store payment information to make subsequent bookings that much easier
Nokia introduced three new low-cost smartphones— the Nokia X, X+ and XL —that are based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and look like modified Windows Phones. Read more about MWC: Nokia X is an Android Device with a Windows Phone Look Comments
BBVA Compass' mobile apps BBVA has acquired Simple for $117 million as part of the financial institution’s focus on investing more heavily in the mobile and digital spaces. BBVA claims to be Mexico’s largest financial institution and also has a presence in Spain, South America and the United States. The deal will help BBVA expand its presence within the U.S.
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