Not everyone may agree, but some of the most important decisions Ballmer has made were at the start of his career at Microsoft, and the ones that he is making at the very end of it. The CEO of the company is set to retire within the next 12 months. And prior to his retirement, he has been busy reorganizing...

If all goes according to plan, Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s devices and services unit by the first quarter of 2014, pending approval from shareholders and regulatory bodies. And this means that Nokia’s illustrious Lumia brand name will come under Microsoft’s control in around half a year. The Windows Phone...

One of the most important technology companies of the world is currently going through a crucial restructuring process, while looking for a new CEO and at the same time completing the Nokia takeover. Things could not get more interesting for Redmond, even if it tried. But with so many changes that are...

If you came here expecting a bigger story for the week than the Nokia acquisition by Microsoft, then prepare to be disappointed. While not totally unexpected, the buyout of the Finnish telecom giant’s devise and services business is significant. But there were several other notable highlights. Here are the...

Almost everything about the Nokia Lumia 1020 is majestic. To the camera and video recording quality, to the solid build and design of the smartphone, everything is grandiose. And so is the price that the device launched in markets around the globe. AT&T stared offering the impressive Windows Phone 8 smartphone...

Speculation on Nokia’s first phablet have been around for an age now, but the 6-inch Lumia 1520 smartphone was said to be in existence a few weeks ago. The Finnish telecom giant, however, has not commented on these rumors. But the gossip has been there in full force. Earlier this week, we even got our hands...

Boy, the Windows Phone situation is fast becoming, shall we say, a bit foggy. Even though Microsoft has made no secret of its commitment to Windows Phone partners, the companies have been rather quiet on the Nokia acquisition. It is probably the fact that all three remaining partners (HTC, Samsung and Huawei)...

So in light of all the Microsoft related noise happening out there, I recently got a chance to sit down with someone who does this for a living. Wes Miller is a (highly respected) research analyst at Directions on Microsoft and has been on the Microsoft beat for a while. I met him at the first BUILD...

Redmond has netted not just a devices and services unit and one of the most esteemed mobile hardware makers in the Nokia deal, but in many ways an entire legacy. The remarkable Finnish company has been a source of pride for the Finns for years. And Microsoft has promised to continue investments in the home...

Upfront disclaimer – I have been a critic of Windows Phone and Nokia from the beginning, that hasn’t changed. OK, so like the rest of you, I got the news that Microsoft would be acquiring Nokia’s devices unit. As soon as I read that, I went back into the archives to see what had been written on this blog about...