By the time Microsoft got into the smartphone business, the two leaders were already well ahead. By the time they got into the tablet business, millions were already touching screens rather than typing on keyboards. Now, they are entering the phablet business. Are they late again?
Windows Phone now comes in the supersize variety.
The third and latest update from Microsoft, released Monday, brings a number of incremental upgrades and changes to Windows Phone 8. The most crucial of them is support for a higher-resolution display and larger screen sizes, enabling its partners to finally get into the so-called phablet business.