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Watch the Nokia Windows Phone 8 event  here

Watch the Nokia Windows Phone 8 event here

05 September, 2012 | comments (70)

The long-awaited Nokia and Microsoft event is finally upon us. The huge number of leaks over the past few weeks indicate that everyone is eager to see what Nokia's first WP8-powered smartphones look like. The latest version of the Microsoft's...


Is Microsoft preparing a Surface Windows phone of its own?

Is Microsoft preparing a Surface Windows phone of its own?

04 September, 2012 | comments (40)

We saw that Microsoft is set on marketing a Windows 8 tablet of its own - the Surface. But perhaps the company has the same plans for the phone segment, too. Benchmarking tool WPBench certainly suggests so, as a new entry in its benchmark database...


Microsoft and Nokia to hold joint press event on September 5

Microsoft and Nokia to hold joint press event on September 5

16 August, 2012 | comments (155)

In a rather bold statement, Nokia's executive VP of sales and marketing has called out Samsung directly in anticipation of Nokia and Microsoft's press event scheduled for September 5th during Nokia...


Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | comments (122)

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million...


Windows Phone 8 might make an appearance at Nokia World

Windows Phone 8 might make an appearance at Nokia World

06 August, 2012 | comments (135)

According to Bloomberg, we'll be seeing some devices introduced at Nokia World that will run on Microsoft's recently-announced Windows Phone 8 platform. If this is true, then we might see the announcement of new WP8 devices before the rumored...


Motorola Android import ban starts today, few will care

Motorola Android import ban starts today, few will care

18 July, 2012 | comments (46)

A few months ago Microsoft won its case against Motorola and scored an import ban. The ITC had then decided that the Google-owned company has violated a Microsoft-owned ActiveSync patent and ruled that starting today Motorola will no longer be...


Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support

Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support

17 July, 2012 | comments (132)

We are hearing reports of two often requested features on Windows Phone making their way in Windows Phone 8. The first is mass storage mode. When Microsoft announced that they were adding support for microSD cards in Windows Phone 8, it was...


Microsoft to bring Windows 8 Marketplace in 180 countries

Microsoft to bring Windows 8 Marketplace in 180 countries

29 June, 2012 | comments (83)

The Microsoft Windows Marketplace was so far only available in 63 countries, and only 38 of those were allowed to submit apps. But now, Microsoft is planning on expanding that list considerably and has announced to bring the new Windows 8...


Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft to use Snapdragon S4 Plus for Windows Phone 8

21 June, 2012 | comments (81)

As we already reported, Qualcomm remains the exclusive chipset manufacturer for the Windows Phone platform. Today we got a little more details on the actual chips that will go inside the new Windows Phone smartphones, as Qualcomm confirmed they will...


Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8

Microsoft officially unveils Windows Phone 8

20 June, 2012 | comments (248)

Microsoft held a press event today to give us a "sneak peek of the future of Windows Phone". Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, took the stage and bragged that seven of the top nine phones in Amazon's marketplace are Windows Phone handsets. But...


Legacy devices denied WP8, offered WP7.8 instead

Legacy devices denied WP8, offered WP7.8 instead

20 June, 2012 | comments (128)

After several long months of contradicting rumors, the owners of the current crop of WP smartphones finally got official information regarding the eligibility of their devices for a WP8 upgrade. Sadly, the answer Microsoft delivered isn't the one we...


Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone Apollo on June 20

Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone Apollo on June 20

05 June, 2012 | comments (100)

Microsoft is sending invitations for an upcoming Windows Phone Summit event in San Francisco. The date is June 20 and the occasion – “a sneak peak of the future of Windows Phone”. The next major release of Windows Phone (8.0, codenamed Apollo)...


Nokia drops support for Skype app on the Lumia 610

Nokia drops support for Skype app on the Lumia 610

23 May, 2012 | comments (86)

Nokia has announced that it is dropping support for the Skype app for Windows Phone on their recently announced Lumia 610. The reason for this, according to them, is the below par user experience of using the app on this particular device....


Windows Marketplace now requires 7.5 update for downloads

Windows Marketplace now requires 7.5 update for downloads

23 May, 2012 | comments (42)

Microsoft has announced that starting today, the Windows Marketplace will require all phones to be running on the Windows Phone 7.5 software. This update was issued last fall and was made available to all the Windows Phone devices. Unless...


WP Mango devices won't get Apollo

WP Mango devices won't get Apollo

18 April, 2012 | comments (150)

Looks like we have some seriously bad news for Windows Phone owners and fans around the world. According to the latest bit of information received by The Verge, the current Windows Phone devices running the Mango update will not be able to upgrade...


Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars

Microsoft to buy 800 patents from AOL for a cool billion dollars

09 April, 2012 | comments (22)

The patent war is fierce and many companies have decided to extend their patent portfolios by buying patents from others. Microsoft will be doing just that in a deal with AOL. They'll be buying 800 patents from AOL, who will be left holding 300...

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WP Tango aka Refresh to allow 8 apps running in background

WP Tango aka Refresh to allow 8 apps running in background

20 March, 2012 | comments (25)

We thought that the Windows Phone update, which will officially go by WP Refresh was all about optimizations for low-end chipsets, but it turns out it also adds some new functionality. The recently leaked Tango ROM revealed an increase in the...


WP Tango official name is Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh

WP Tango official name is Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh

14 March, 2012 | comments (38)

According Stefania Duico, the lead of Windows Phone Italy, the Windows Phone Tango update will be officially called 7.5 Refresh. As you probably know, currently WP Mango is called just 7.5. Adding the Refresh moniker and not changing the OS...


Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

09 March, 2012 | comments (100)

If there were any people left using Windows Mobile 6.x at all, they should know that Microsoft will shut down the Marketplace for its former OS on May 9. You won't be able to download or update apps after that. Everything you installed from there...


Windows Phone 8 gets detailed in a leaked video

Windows Phone 8 gets detailed in a leaked video

03 February, 2012 | comments (102)

Joe Belfiore, manager of the Windows Phone program at Microsoft, has revealed some tantalizing information about the upcoming Windows Phone 8 in a video that was meant for private eyes only. Unfortunately, we don't have the video but we do have all...