Sierra Launches Voq Smartphone
Jul 6, 2004, 3:20 PM by (staff)
Sierra Wireless today announced the commercial availability of its Voq Professional Phone™. The Voq is based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile for Smartphones platform. The Voq is available today in the Netherlands, and will be available in North America in July. Both Brightpoint and CellStar will distribute the Voq in North America. The phone has been approved for use on the AT&T Wireless network, although it was not announced whether the phone will available directly from the carrier.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Jun 21, 2016
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
Microsoft to Connect Windows 10 PCs to Your Text Messages
May 7, 2018
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.
MacOS Sierra Works Better with iOS and Adds Siri
Jun 13, 2016
Apple says the next version of its desktop operating system, renamed MacOS, will work better with iPhones and iPads. Apple has made improvements to its Continuity feature so its is easier to pass stuff between iPhones and Macs.
Microsoft's Android-App-Porting Tool May Be Shelved
Nov 16, 2015
Microsoft has dialed back efforts to port Android apps to the Windows 10 platform, reports Windows Central. In April, Microsoft announced plans to allow app writers to port iOS, web, Win32, and Android apps to the Windows 10 platform.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Dec 10, 2015
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.