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Microsoft: The Zune HD’s not actually dead… yet

Apparently the reports of the Microsoft Zune HD’s demise have been greatly a tiny bit exaggerated premature. The Zune HD is Microsoft’s portable media player with a touchscreen display and first generation NVIDIA Tegra processor. It’s been on the market since 2009 and the Windows Phone 7 user interface (and especially the music and video apps) were […]

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Windows 8 and WP7 can run (some of) the same apps

If the new Metro style user interface in Windows 8 looks familiar, that’s because it borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7 — Microsoft’s latest operating system for smartphones. Instead of a standard start menu and toolbar, the start screen features a series of live tiles which show shortcuts to apps, widgets, and status updates from […]

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Microsoft: Phones, PCs, game consoles will eventually all run the same software

Once upon a time a computer was a big ole thing that took up a whole room. These days we tend to think of computers as desktop, laptop, or even tablet devices that don’t take up a lot of space, but which don’t fit in your pocket. But smartphones today have far more computing power […]

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Recently on Mobiputing (6-17-11)

Mobile hardware is cool and all, but you know what’s really cool? Software. Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest mobile apps we’ve covered at Mobiputing over the last 7 days: DualWeb Browser for Android tabelts lets you view two web pages at once Sure, the nice big screen on your Honeycomb tablet is […]

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Microsoft: Windows Phone 7 is for phones… not slates

Now that Microsoft has officially launched its Windows Phone 7 operating system, we should start seeing mobile phones from HTC, LG, Samsung and Dell hit the streets later this month. But it looks like that’s all we’ll see, because Microsoft has consistently stated that the OS is designed for phones and not slate computers. ZDNet’s […]

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Microsoft to license ARM technology, you know, for reasearch and stuff

Microsoft and chip designer ARM have announced a new licensing agreement. But don’t read too much into that. It doesn’t mean that Microsoft will be building hardware with ARM-based chips. The companies have had licensing deals int he past, which allowed Microsoft to develop software such as Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded to run on […]

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Microsoft has no plans for Windows Phone 7 tablets

Mockups from enthusiastic designers aside, it looks like Microsoft has no plans to bring Windows Phone 7 to tablet-sized computers. At an event in Singapore, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the company is focusing on “putting Windows phone 7 in phones,” which isn’t really all that surprising. Heck, the OS has “phone” in the […]