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While speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Peter Klein, Microsoft's chief financial officer, revealed some interesting numbers about Windows 7, Xbox LIVE, and a few other Microsoft products. More specifically, Microsoft has sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 to date, making it the fastest-selling operating system in history. In addition, Windows XP may finally be on its way out as more and more enterprise users make the switch to Windows 7. "We're now having conversations with the majority of our enterprise customers who are making plans to deploy Windows 7," Klein said. Klein also looked ahead to some of the new Microsoft products that are in the pipeline... Read more...
It's really stunning how fast Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5 rushed to the back of everyone's memory. It already feels like a pipe dream, and yet, it's still the latest mobile operating system available from the company. The fact is, many couldn't (and still can't) wait for Windows Mobile to be nothing more than history; over the past few years, the OS has fell far behind the likes of iPhone OS, webOS and Android. It simply can't keep up in terms of quickness and intuitiveness, and Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series earlier this month at Mobile World Congress in order to turn over a new leaf. The new OS won't ship on phones until this holiday season, leaving consumers the choice of buying... Read more...
Microsoft showed off its new mobile platform called Windows Phone 7 Series earlier this week. While the new mobile OS promises big changes in comparison to previous generations of Windows Mobile, one thing remains the same: Microsoft still intends to charge manufacturers to license the software. Whether or not this is a wise decision will remain to be seen, but there are compelling arguments for both sides. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft would continue with its current Windows Mobile business model, he defended the stance saying, "I think there's something clean and simple and easy to understand about our model….We build something, we sell that thing." He added, "I think it's... Read more...
Microsoft has been taking a beating over the past couple of years in the mobile market, with operating systems such as webOS, iPhone OS and Android really stealing the thunder that was once owned by Windows Mobile. Even Windows Mobile 6.5.3 was way behind those other next generation systems in many ways, and Microsoft knew it. The software company certainly took their precious time before jumping head first into the new world order surrounding the new breed of do-it-all smartphones, but Windows Phone 7 Series promises to make up for lost time in a big way.The new mobile operating system was unveiled this afternoon in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2010, with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on... Read more...