Samsung took a battering in court last week, but that hasn't stopped it from releasing new tech. This week Samsung pulled the wraps off the Ativ S, a dual-core smart phone that's the first to run Windows Phone 8.
If you bought a Windows 7 computer on June 2 or later, you can snag a Windows 8 upgrade for $14.99. All others will pay a slightly steeper price.
Windows 8 may launch with a redesigned and integrated version of Skype.
Apple may unveil its next iPhone on Sept. 12. But Nokia is set to introduce its Windows 8 Phone before that, according to one report.
Samsung and Apple own almost half the worldwide smartphone market.
Nokia's Lumia phones did well last quarter, but the company still lost $1.7 billion. Can the company fight back against the encroaching iPhone and Android?
Microsoft has learned (the hard way) that it cannot sit idly by anymore hoping its partners such as Dell and Hewlett Packard will develop effective hardware. Microsoft now seems ready to become more proactive in its bid to compete with Apple.