Strong iPhone 6 sales drive Apple smartphone share growth in Europe

Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel reckons Apple has grabbed a bunch of smartphone sales share across a number of country markets thanks to the popularity of the redesigned iPhone 6, although the 6 Plus is nowhere near so popular.

Lenovo and Asus help drive improved tablet shipments

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, total tablet shipments reached 55.2 million units in Q3 2014, up 6 percent from 52 million in Q3 2013. This is partly due to Lenovo and Asus tablets having done well: each shipped …

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Microsoft reportedly canning Nokia and Windows Phone brands for good

A leak verified by a couple of tech news sites appears to confirm that Microsoft will completely phase out all Nokia branding starting with its holiday season marketing. The leak also implies Microsoft wants to stop differentiating its desktop and mobile Windows brands, dropping the ‘Phone’ part.

Microsoft extends carrier billing for Windows Phone Store

Software giant Microsoft is looking to gain ground on its mobile operating system rivals by extending its carrier billing capabilities for its Windows Phone Store app store.