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Emulator files confirm 1080p support for next WP8 build

Emulator files confirm 1080p support for next WP8 build

02 July, 2013 | comments (39)

The latest version of Visual Studio 2013, which, among other things, allows developers to emulate Windows Phone in order to test applications, had been found to contain files that enable fullHD 1080p emulation. The discovery comes courtesy of Justin...


74.4% of smartphones sold in Q1 run Android, gap to iOS widens

74.4% of smartphones sold in Q1 run Android, gap to iOS widens

14 May, 2013 | comments (104)

Analyst company Gartner has released its usual report outlining the sales of mobile phones in Q1 2013. Android keeps sitting comfortably at the top running on 3 out of 4 smartphones sold in the period. Out of 210 million smartphones sold in...


Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles

Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to give you more Live tiles

12 April, 2013 | comments (128)

The upcoming Windows Phone 8 update, codenamed GDR3, is going to come with support for an additional column of tiles, rounding them to 4. To see how it might look like, have e peek at the mockup below done by Windows Phone Daily. According to...


WP outsells iOS in 7 and BlackBerry OS in 26 markets now

WP outsells iOS in 7 and BlackBerry OS in 26 markets now

27 March, 2013 | comments (225)

Microsoft's VP of Corporate Communications Frank Shaw has cited a report by the IDC stating that Windows Phone has managed to outsell the iPhone in 7 markets and Blackberry in a whopping 26. Sadly, he didn't disclose where exactly Microsoft...


Windows Phone 7.8 update is now back seeding

Windows Phone 7.8 update is now back seeding

14 March, 2013 | comments (35)

Owners of older Windows Phones will be happy to know that Microsoft is finally seeding the latest Windows phone 7.8 update for their devices. The Windows Phone 7.8 update was previously halted due to bugs with the newly introduced Live Tiles on...


Australian parliament questions Apple and Microsoft on pricing

Australian parliament questions Apple and Microsoft on pricing

11 February, 2013 | comments (80)

In what seems to be a global first, the Australian Parliament has ordered Apple, Microsoft and Adobe System to appear before it and explain why their products are priced higher, despite the country's strong currency. The global companies will...


Windows Phone Store currently facing download issues

Windows Phone Store currently facing download issues

09 February, 2013 | comments (77)

It seems Windows Phone users are unable to download apps for the time being. The Windows Phone Store is having technical issues, which is preventing the download of new apps. Users trying to download or update apps are being shown the above...


Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

Nokia Drive+ Beta now available for all Windows Phone 8 users

24 January, 2013 | comments (48)

Nokia's much awaited turn-by-turn navigation application, Drive+ is now available for free to all Windows Phone 8 users in United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The application is still technically a beta, but we have already had numerous...


Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

08 January, 2013 | comments (249)

With Microsoft being a major Qualcomm partner, last night Steve Ballmer dropped by Qualcomm's press conference and shared on stage that Windows Phones are enjoying increasing popularity. Of course, he didn't mention any specific numbers, but what...


FM radio  might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

11 December, 2012 | comments (64)

Windows Phone 7.x supported FM radio from day one, but the arrival of Windows Phone 8 axed the support for that feature. As it turned out though, all the currently available WP8 smartphone have the required hardware inside and it's the software that...


Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7.8 update in early 2013

Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7.8 update in early 2013

29 November, 2012 | comments (53)

Just as its previously teased, Microsoft officially announced the eagerly awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update is going to see the day of light in early 2013. The guys at Redmond didn't specify an exact date of the launch, but we now know for sure...


Microsoft working on 'Apollo+' update for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft working on 'Apollo+' update for Windows Phone 8

26 November, 2012 | comments (62)

Microsoft is allegedly working on an update to Windows Phone, called Apollo+. This will be a minor '.1' update that will add some of the features missing in the initial release, such as support for VPN networks and OTA updates. It will also include...


WP 7.8 update might come in a few weeks, WP7.9 in the works?

WP 7.8 update might come in a few weeks, WP7.9 in the works?

19 November, 2012 | comments (95)

Nokia can't (or more likely doesn’t want to) keep Windows Phone 7.8 info under wraps - new info coming from the "head of Nokia Asia Pacific Developer" suggests we will see the update much sooner than the previously rumored Q1 2013...


Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone

Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone

02 November, 2012 | comments (94)

Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface tablet earlier this year, there have been rumors and speculations regarding Microsoft entering the smartphone hardware market as well. Well, it seems they might. According to the sources at The Wall...


It will be a while before Windows Phone 7.8 update is released

It will be a while before Windows Phone 7.8 update is released

30 October, 2012 | comments (51)

Windows Phone 8 might be officially out, but the Windows Phone 7.8 update is nowhere to be found. Microsoft even ignored the matter during the press conference yesterday. Latest online rumor has it, the Windows Phone 7.8 will be released a few...


Windows Phone 8 launches, to hit Europe this weekend

Windows Phone 8 launches, to hit Europe this weekend

29 October, 2012 | comments (56)

In the space of just a couple of hours we saw the second major mobile OS announcement - Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. We've seen WP8 before, but today Joe Belfiore came on stage and showed us the whole thing in detail. The new OS builds on the...


Watch the Windows Phone 8 event  here [Update: it's over]

Watch the Windows Phone 8 event here [Update: it's over]

29 October, 2012 | comments (33)

Microsoft's event in San Francisco will see the official launch of their new mobile phone OS, Windows Phone 8, and you can be a part of it, even if you're not in town (or didn’t get an invite). Here's the live stream where you can watch the event...


Motorola wins patent case against Microsoft in Germany

Motorola wins patent case against Microsoft in Germany

05 October, 2012 | comments (89)

The regional court in Mannhein ruled that Motorola did not infringe on Microsoft's patented technology that allows applications to work across different handsets without requiring developers to write separate code. This marks a notable...


Microsoft to hold a Windows Phone 8 event on October 29

Microsoft to hold a Windows Phone 8 event on October 29

04 October, 2012 | comments (52)

With its Windows 8 and Surface tablet launch event detailed, Microsoft has spilled the beans on its Windows Phone 8 launch event as well. Taking place in San Francisco on October 29 at 10:00 AM, the event will give us the long-awaited details...


WP8-powered  Nokia Lumia 920 flagship goes official

WP8-powered Nokia Lumia 920 flagship goes official

05 September, 2012 | comments (581)

The first big announcement to come at Nokia and Microsoft joint event is the Nokia Lumia 920. As it turned out the recently released teasers were spot on, and this is in fact the first Lumia PureView smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 920 looks much...