The Windows 10 October update was halted after users complained that it had been wiping off their data.
Microsoft patent talks about a bendable smartphone with antenna, battery, SIM card holders and screen connectors split over a hinge.
Steve Ballmer's idea would ruin the Windows 10 experience that Microsoft is working on, one that focuses on building a consistent UI across all devices categories.
Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year and has now, launched these devices in India. The Lumia 640 is priced at Rs 11,999 while the Lumia 640 XL is priced at Rs 15,799 respectively.
Microsoft Office apps will be pre-installed in some Samsung tablets running Google's Android system, extending an agreement to put some Microsoft apps on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone.
Similar to Apple's Find my Friends, Microsoft is working on on a location sharing app named 'People Sense'. The app will work around users revealing their real-time location to selected contacts.
Microsoft will now kill off their 'Rooms' feature which was added to their Windows Phone 8 operating system almost two years ago.
To simplify mobile phone applications purchase, Microsoft and Idea Cellular have joined hands to introduce operator billing on the Windows Store for Idea subscribers, said Nikhil Mathur, director, B2B and operator channels, Nokia India.
Six months after closing its acquisition of Nokia's device and services business, Microsoft said it is ready to sell smartphones under its own banner, and first Microsoft Lumia will hit the market soon.
Microsoft is said to be preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms,
Karbonn's Windows phones will be in the price range of Rs 6,000-12,000. Lava's price starts with Rs 6,500.
Smartphones powered by Android and iOS accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in 1Q12, says IDC.