Microsoft’s mobile comeback

Microsoft’s revamped mobile operating system is an attempt to take back a top spot in the smartphone market, writes Cormac Carmody

20th February, 2010

Microsoft, which has fallen into obscurity in the smartphone market in recent years, is back with a bang. This year, it will launch a completely revamped mobile operating system with one-touch access to internet browsing, social networking applications, photos and videos.

The system, which is called Windows Phone 7 Series, will ditch the awkward menu based list system that led to most mobile phone manufacturers abandoning the platform. Instead, it will try to replicate a...

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