Microsoft has made a deal with China to offer Windows Azure in the country. The deal is ballyhooed as a landmark agreement but, at its core, represents something that only the Chinese government can love.
The agreement with the municipality of Shanghai shows how China will begin rolling out more cloud services to China.
The world’s third largest wireless operator, China Unicom, has today announced an alliance with Microsoft’s Windows Phone to help boost sales and provide more innovative Windows Phone devices in the Chinese market, reports the China Daily.
According to Analysys International, a Beijing-based research firm, Windows Phone holds less than 3 percent of the market in China, whereas Android
Nokia announced today that it is partnering with China Mobile – China’s largest carrier — to bring the Lumia 920T to Chinese consumers. It will be the first Windows Phone to support the country’s TD-SCMA standard, and the first Windows Phone 8 device available in China.
HP and Microsoft are to jointly develop an appliance to run Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform that will enable enterprises to migrate their applications into the cloud and to easily manage these.
The iPhone 5 made its highly-anticipated arrival in China today, but despite strong pre-orders, it remains to be seen whether this will help Apple’s eroding share of the world’s largest smartphone market.
Though the iPhone continues to be hugely popular among Chinese consumers, this may not be enough to hold onto the interest of China’s 290 million smartphone users.
If there's one place, you would think Microsoft would dominate the market, it's the desktop, but as Amazon and Google sell the desktop --lock, stock and barrel --in the cloud, Microsoft once again finds itself playing catch up.