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Moto looks to expand govt/enterprise businesses

Motorola co-CEO Greg Brown has said that the vendor will look to expand its government and corporate mobility businesses – possibly via acquisitions – once the long-awaited spin-off of its mobile phone unit is completed.

Microsoft to bring Office to Nokia phones

Microsoft and Nokia are expected to announce an alliance today that will see Microsoft’s market-leading ‘Office’ software made available on Nokia handsets.

Nvidia mobile chip to debut in Microsoft’s Zune HD

Nvidia has revealed that Microsoft’s new Zune HD portable multimedia device will be the first to feature its new Tegra mobile Internet chip, reports PC World. Speaking at a press conference this week, Michael Rayfield, general manager of the mobile business unit at Nvidia, said that other Tegra-based devices, including smartphones, mobile Internet devices and netbooks would launch later this year.

Report: Microsoft plans dual mobile platforms

Microsoft is reportedly planning to promote two versions of its Windows Mobile operating system simultaneously in a bid to catch-up with its rivals in the smartphone market.

Microsoft to launch new mobile OS on 6 October

Microsoft yesterday announced that its latest Windows operating system (OS) for mobile phones – aimed at reviving its fortunes in the market for smartphones – will debut on devices on 6 October, but initial reports have damned the company’s efforts.

Microsoft recovers Sidekick data

The BBC reports that Microsoft says it has now recovered the personal data lost when its Sidekick servers suffered an outage on 13 October.

T-Mobile suspends Sidekick sales

US operator T-Mobile has halted sales of the Sidekick device after a server caused customers to lose personal data, reports the BBC. Microsoft subsidiary Danger, which designed Sidekick’s software and service, confirmed the disruption.

Armani, Samsung, Microsoft team on smartphone

Samsung, Microsoft and Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani unveiled a EUR700 touchscreen smartphone (pictured)  Friday that includes the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

Ballmer admits Windows Mobile mistakes

Various reports last week noted that attendees of Microsoft’s Venture Capital Summit reported via Twitter that CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft “screwed up with Windows Mobile” and changed the Windows Mobile team recently to try to recoup losses.

Microsoft set to unveil new mobile strategy

Microsoft will today announce that the first batch of devices to carry the Windows Phone brand – incorporating the firm’s new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system (OS) and its Windows Marketplace application store – are ready to hit the market.