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Windows Phones bolster NYPD's crime-fighting chops

The entire New York Police Department is using Windows Phones, and the technology is helping them fight crime and connect to the community.

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This is the number one problem facing Microsoft today

It's not getting over the tile interface from Windows 8.


Hybrid tablet showdown: Huawei Matebook vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4's Sarah White puts these two hybrid tablets through the paces to see which one is the best fit for the enterprise.

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Smartphone growth remains flat, with iPhones down 12% this year

Growth in smartphones will only reach 1.6% for all of 2016, mainly because of sales declines in developed markets, according to IDC.

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.


Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 enterprise features's Sarah White takes a closer look at Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 all-in-one device to see how it fits into enterprise IT.

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Smartphone growth flattens -- Android conquers all, and iPhone is... resting

IDC admits it was wrong -- the smartphone sales slump is even worse than it thought. iPhone share is actually shrinking, while Android climbs ever-more dizzying heights. Total growth will fall this year to a mere 3.1%, say IDC’s...

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Microsoft eats another $1B as phone strategy shrinks to enterprise-only

Microsoft's decision to eat nearly $1 billion and lay off another 1,850 workers prompted analysts to call the company's consumer smartphone business dead.

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Microsoft quits Nokia phone line -- the next step is here (and Linux)

Microsoft is giving up on Nokia feature phones, selling the business to FIH Mobile, a Foxconn company. Here we see the next step on the road to Microsoft exiting the phone business completely...

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Microsoft launches two-for-one Lumia phone deal to slash excess inventory

Microsoft will toss in a free Lumia 950 when customers buy a $649 unlocked top-tier Lumia 950 XL.

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Microsoft Windows phone biz is dead -- here is clear proof

Microsoft's Windows Phone is clearly dead. Redmond's already-bad Windows Phone sales plummeted over the last year to a mere 26% of what they were -- this is simply, spectacularly execrable...


Here gives up on Windows; will yank map, transit and nav apps in two weeks

Here, the Euro-centric map-making company founded by Nokia, yesterday said it is withdrawing from the Windows 10 ecosystem in two weeks.

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Windows 10 Mobile: Will it play in the enterprise?

With the introduction of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft may be hoping to gain a little on frontrunners iOS and Android in the business world. But it has a long way to go.


Meet HP's Elite x3, the Windows phone that could almost replace your PC

The Elite x3 embraces Windows 10 Mobile's Continuum feature, offering two accessories for docking the phone to a display and input devices so you can use it like a PC.


PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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A Microsoft Surface Phone sure to come, but unlikely at MWC

Microsoft plans to show its latest smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February, but don't expect much news about the much-rumored, business-oriented Surface Phone.


Acer Liquid Jade Primo: Finally a new third-party flagship Windows phone

Acer says that it will begin shipping its Liquid Jade Primo phone next month, with what appears to be some premium specs. But when will it ship to the U.S.?

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IDC sees 10% decline in Windows Phone, notes slackening smartphone growth

Growth in the global smartphone market is slowing, and will increase by just 9.8% this year -- the first time growth has slowed into the single digits, IDC said.

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