Hold your horses, people, the Cortana Canada launch is expected just a few weeks from now. Microsoft will introduce the digital voice assistant in the country, along with the Nokia Lumia 830. Cortana will be available via the Lumia Denim update. Last we heard about this was that Microsoft had set the release date for...

Redmond keeps chugging along with its retail plans. We now have details of the next 13 Microsoft Store locations, and rather delightfully, two of these are in Canada. The company has been opening retail outlets in the United States for years now. And although there have been talk of expanding operations worldwide,...

Microsoft’s very own personal digital assistant, Cortana, has stirred up a lot of interest since its debut alongside Windows Phone 8.1. And now there are signs that it might arrive in Canada before the end of the summer. Marcus Ash, a group program manager for Cortana on Windows Phone revealed just yesterday that the...

Even though Microsoft’s Surface division is still losing money, things are on the up. From a decline of $900 million last year to a negative balance of $45 million this past quarter, the gap is closing. And at the same time, more and more organizations are ordering units. Redmond put up a press release recently to...

Fans of Nokia that wanted the company to launch Android smartphones finally got their wish earlier this week, when the company made the long rumored device official at the Mobile World Congress. The new X family of Android handsets was unveiled at MWC 2014. And while the company will be releasing not one, but three...

The technology titan had offered this new promotion in several of the new markets where its tablets have recent made their debut, and it was about time it came to North America too. Microsoft has just announced that the US and Canadian customers that buy a Surface RT tablet would be provided with a free Touch or Type...

The past year or so has seen a bit of a shuffle among the ranks of higher officials in Microsoft, with a number of popular and influential figures leaving or retiring, and new faces taking their places. And now the technology titan has just announced that Carlos de Torres would become its new vice president of...

In the last several years, Microsoft has made a pretty big effort to expand its presence through Microsoft Stores. These locations allow the selling of Microsoft products and partner products, as well as a place for consumers to get support or try out new devices. While the expansion efforts have been great, they have...

While the Microsoft Surface launch has gone rather smoothly in the United States, the same can’t be said for some international markets. Microsoft has apologized numerous times for delays in areas like the UK and even given out gift cards and other cash incentives to make up for the wait. We recently reported that UK...

We’ve known for a while now that Nokia is going down the “exclusive route” with its new Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Instead of cross-carrier, just about every US carrier is getting a Nokia device, though many of them are just variants of the same phone. As for the more premium Lumia 920? It is coming to AT&T only, at...