Verizon Looking at Windows Phone 8 as Third Ecosystem
Verizon Wireless CFO Fran Shammo today said that the company is working with Microsoft on Windows Phone 8 devices, which it expects to launch later this year. "We're really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that's a differentiator. We're working with Microsoft on it," Shammo said in an interview with Reuters. The company would use in as a third smartphone platform alongside Android and iOS. Though Verizon offered several Windows Phone devices, it has shied away from the current batch of phones. Verizon has insisted that all its smartphones moving forward have LTE 4G on board, a feature that Windows Phones have so far lacked. Microsoft has provided few details about Windows Phone 8, but it is expected to arrive by the holiday season later this year.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft: New Windows 10 Mobile Builds Coming Eventually
Microsoft today released a new technical preview of Windows 10 for PCs, but not for mobile devices. The company hasn't provided an update to Windows 10 Mobile in some time, so it took the opportunity to reassure consumers that new bits are on the way.
Microsoft to Connect Windows 10 PCs to Your Text Messages
Microsoft today announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications.