It's been three years since Microsoft rebooted its Windows Mobile operating system as Windows Phone, but the operating system's mobile future is still in flux.
The optimist would say that Windows Phone's prospects have never been brighter. The pessimist would disagree.
On the bright side, Microsoft just announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3, which includes new support for quad-core CPUs and phablets that helps keep its spec lists looking fresh. Moreover, the buyout of Nokia's smartphone arm will bring Redmond's biggest hardware ally completely into the fold, all while BlackBerry's apparent demise topples the competition for third-largest ecosystem. … Read more