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IDC: Android to Topple Windows by 2016


IDC just published a new research report tracking the growth in sales of PC, tablet and smartphone shipments in the coming years. Smart connected devices, which include these three, saw shipments of more than 916 million units, with revenues of around $489 billion in 2011. IDC predicts total device shipments to reach 1.1 billion in 2012, with device shipments almost …

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Windows Phone Beats Out Android, Ties With iOS In PC Mag’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards For Customer Satisfaction


While on the marketshare front, Windows Phone still lags behind iOS, Android, and even RIM, it has surpassed Android and tied with — but in some categories, surpassed — iOS according to readers of PC Magazine. According to the results of their 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards (the smartphones and mobile carriers category), Windows Phone gained 0.6 points from its rating …

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Nokia Windows Phones Outsell Nokia Symbian Devices


In the UK, Nokia devices running Windows Phone have outsold Nokia devices running the older Symbian OS, according to Bloomberg. The difference isn’t by much; according to a research report conducted by Kantar Worldpanel — a research report based on interviews with mobile phone purchasers over three months, ending on Feburary 19th – 2.5% of UK phone buyers purchased a Nokia …

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Windows Phone Tango to up multitasking limit to 8 apps


Microsoft has been trying to put across the point that the Tango update will be fairly minor and aims to bring down the requirement levels to be able to launch lower end hardware without compromising the experience. What it hasn’t told anyone is that due to the reduced hardware requirements , current hardware will be able to perform better. Keeping …

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Windows Powered Smartphones In India

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A window to Windows: Though Android-based handsets dominate the smartphone market, but there are many companies, which are also betting their future on Windows Phone OS. Here is a list of smartphones that run Windows Phone operating system, and are available in India. HTC Radar: It runs Windows Phone OS 7.5 (codenamed ‘Mango’). Powered by a 1GHz processor, the phone …

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