Well, if you must hear it from someone, then there’s no one better than Joe Belfiore. The former steward of the Windows Phone platform has finally broken silence. And he chosen a ding dang time to do so! Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group at Redmond has revealed, in a series of...

Joe Belfiore of Microsoft is no stranger to controversies. It’s part and parcel of his job, as one of the leaders of the Windows Phone platform at Redmond. Or you can say, the mobile effort. Sure, things have not been going all that well for Microsoft, and fans have let the company know of their thoughts time and...

Joe Belfiore of Microsoft is a candidly frank individual, and he recently talked about Windows 8 and how it was not quite the operating system everyone expected it to be. It has been two years since Windows 8 launched — the October 2012 launch event was held with much fanfare, with Redmond using the New York Times...

Microsoft really need to work on this international thing. More so for Windows Phone users. The Microsoft Band wearable gadget just went live earlier this today. And while the device is a piece of work, the release schedule leaves a bit to be desired. The company announced US availability straight away, with no word...

Good old Joe Belfiore of Microsoft promised a new update for Windows Phone developer preview yesterday, saying that this new version would start rolling out sometimes this week. It appears that time is today, and the update is now ready. This new build has just started to roll out to devices, is available immediately,...

The company may be going through a legal tangle in the country, but Microsoft still wants to focus on the hardware market in China, and launch new PCs, tablets and smartphones. Joe Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone business has outlined this strategy in a post on his Weibo account that Redmond is ready to form a new...

After having nailed the hardware, design and pricing of smartphones, the app ecosystem is the only major thing Microsoft has to sort out for the Windows Phone platform. No surprises then, that the company regularly provides updates on how the applications are coming along. Well, Joe Belfiore is usually the lone ranger...

Users of the newest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system have been waiting for the lock screen theming application, and we now have confirmation that it will be available very soon. Not for everyone, though, it appears. It emerged, around the middle of April that the lock screen theming app would not be...

Boy, Microsoft sure selected a hell of a time to officially announce Windows 8.1 Update 1. The company made an appearance at the Mobile World Congress, confirming that it is working on the upgrade. An upgrade that will bring improvements to the OS on both touch and traditional devices. Redmond’s head of the devices...

Joe Belfiore is a terribly likeable fellow, and judging by his comments below, also a terribly honest one. The head of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division said in an interview today that the mobile operating system still lacks some key apps. And this, according to the senior executive is a bit of a problem. Microsoft...