Announcing the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Today at Mobile World Congress, we announced two new, affordable Lumia phones that are designed to give people the flexibility to do more anywhere, and at any time – the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The Lumia 640 has a 5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS LCD display while the Lumia 640 XL has a 5.7-inch… Read more

Update to Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phone brings new episodes, obstacles and challenges

Just when you thought this awesome game couldn’t get any sweeter, we’ve got some exciting news for all you Candy Crush Saga players! Candy Crush Saga for Windows Phone* received a nice update today bringing you 268 new levels, new obstacles and new challenges. Match your way through gorgeous graphics in tasty environments like Nougat… Read more

A first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform

Earlier today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I provided developers a first look at the Windows 10 developer platform strategy and universal app platform. I encourage you to tune in to our Build conference in April for the full story. Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows now running… Read more

Continued Growth of the Windows Phone Ecosystem

This is an exciting time to be in the technology industry! We’re seeing incredible and rapid change, from smaller and more powerful components that enable ultra-mobile devices to immersive computing and blended reality. This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it’s all about mobility.  One of the most important capabilities for a mobile device… Read more

Acer announces their first Windows Phone 8.1 device

Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – Acer has unveiled their very first Windows Phone 8.1 device. The Liquid M220 smartphone will come with Windows Phone 8.1 and be upgradeable to Windows 10 in the future. The Liquid M220 has a textured surface design with a fabric inspired pattern – making it easy to… Read more

Mobile game studio reaches more than 160 million downloads on more platforms with Microsoft Azure; generates $10 million

Paul Baldwin is the CEO at Joybits Game Studio, headquartered in San Francisco. Joybits developed the immensely popular Doodle game series; Doodle games have been downloaded over 160 million times in 150 countries, generating approximately $10 million in revenue. Baldwin says Joybits has succeeded because the gameplay is intellectually stimulating and because the studio has been… Read more

WinHEC Shenzhen session agenda is live

We’re looking forward to the start of the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) Summit in Shenzhen in just a few weeks. Today, I’m pleased to share the formal agenda with you. WinHEC Shenzhen will have a great line up of deep technical sessions, executive keynotes, partner demos and discussions led by local, regional and global… Read more

LINE Messenger app for Windows Phone gets two new exciting features

Today the LINE Messenger app for Windows Phone received an exciting new update bringing Windows Phone users two of LINE’s most wanted features – Timeline and Group Home. LINE Messenger is a free app in the Windows Phone Store that allows users to conveniently exchange messages, photos, videos, voice messages, even their location with friends… Read more

Windows App Studio adds logo and image wizard, improved Facebook and YouTube integration and new themes

Windows App Studio Beta today released its latest update bringing new features including a full-featured logo and image wizard with built in image controls and conversion tools, plus improved Facebook and YouTube DataSources matching their latest API releases. As content providers move toward secure access, Windows App Studio is staying ahead of this curve, continuing to… Read more