Is this the Microsoft Band 2?

Rumoured Microsoft Band 2

The original Microsoft Band is many things but a fashion statement it is not. If new images leaked by Spain’s are any indication (and legitimate), Microsoft is looking to improve that with the Band’s successor which has been the topic of rumours since the summer. Expected to launch as the Microsoft Band 2, the new fitness tracker was codenamed “Envoy” […]

Web Tiles Preview brings more information to Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band

Microsoft today announced a new set of tools to make it easier to deliver “glanceable” information to Microsoft Band from almost any data source accessible through the web. While relatively rudimentary, developers can create a range of tiles that support text, icons, buttons and barcodes. Microsoft Band web tile preview allows developers to deliver information to Microsoft Band from virtually any […]

Microsoft restructuring to cut 7,800 jobs in phone hardware business

Microsoft Lumia branding

Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices & Services business in April 2014 for US$7.2 billion. Only months later, it announced major job cuts in its new business unit. The company today announced further restructuring with a 7,800 job reduction primarily in its phone business to “better focus and align resources.” It will also record an impairment charge of approximately US$7.6 billion related […]

Concept Sunday: Microsoft Lumia Watch powered by Windows 10

Microsoft Lumia Watch concept

We recently caught a look at what the first smartwatch powered by Windows Phone might have looked like had it not been cancelled by Microsoft. While the Nokia Moonraker is unlikely to ever see the light of day, Armend Lleshi believes that Microsoft should take another look at offering a smartwatch and offers up this Microsoft Lumia Watch concept as one possibility. […]

Stephen Elop to leave Microsoft in senior management shuffle

Microsoft today announced changes to the company’s Senior Leadership Team as it looks to realign management to its goals. Among the changes will be some executive departures. Of particular note is that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be leaving the company. “We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three […]

Microsoft Band 2 coming later this year?

Microsoft Band

Microsoft took a very conservative approach when it entered the wearables space last year with its Microsoft Band fitness tracker (pictured above). It was available in limited quantities and quickly sold out. Limited stocks have surfaced every once in a while but Microsoft’s attention is already focused on a successor, the Microsoft Band 2. According to, Microsoft is in fact […]

BlackBerry acquisition rumours resurface with multiple interested parties

BlackBerry logo on F1 car

Rumours suggesting that BlackBerry would be acquired are nothing new. They have surfaced a number of times over the past few years, particularly as the company struggled to turn its fortunes around as device sales floundered. They quieted down as the company has been steadily turning things around but have now resurfaced with a number of parties once again reportedly […]