A Phone Built Around You

An interesting phenomenon became apparent to Microsoft engineers and designers several years ago: consumers spent too much time learning their phones, when phones really ought to be learning consumers. Instead of building smartphones around icons, they should be built around people. This week, Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8, designed as the world’s most personal smartphone…

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Carrying Your Business in One Hand

Today’s business owners must be working out and lifting weights a lot more than executives of the last generation did. How else do you explain the fact that, in just one hand, they can hold a computer, a camera, a presentation device, a communications service, a payment service and a global positioning system? It’s all…

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Attention Students: Purchase a Windows 7 PC and get a Free Xbox 360

Microsoft is offering a sweet deal for students shopping for a new laptop! Purchase a qualifying Windows 7 PC with a valid student ID, you get a Xbox 360 4GB console for FREE. Together, a Windows 7 PC and an Xbox 360 will provide the functionality needed to complete school assignments, as well as the…

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People First: Microsoft Windows Phone

Have you ever seen a six-story phone? We have. This week, Microsoft celebrated the availability of the new Windows Phone 7.5, formerly code-named “Mango,” by putting real people inside a giant six-story phone in New York City’s Herald Square. Why? Microsoft designed Windows Phone around one single concept: people are at the center of the…

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Verizon Wireless Releases Windows Phone HTC Trophy

“Can you hear me now? … Good!” And now we can all hear one another loud and clear on the newest Verizon Wireless Windows Phone device! Verizon Wireless recently released the HTC Trophy in all of its stores. As we’ve discussed before, Windows Phone offers a unique phone experience that brings together the best of…

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