The Microsoft Surface hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Windows RT is going to lose any support. In fact, there’s word that Nokia is working on a new tablet powered by Windows RT and this new device will be making its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
There has been a little confusion by some consumers about the difference between the ARM-only Windows RT and the x86-only Windows 8. This is exactly why Dell’s Vice-chairman, Jeffrey Clarke said the company originally tried to get Microsoft Steve Ballmer to rename the Windows RT OS.
A new rumor suggests that the HTC Titan 3 is coming to the United States and will feature quad-core power and Windows Phone 8. We also have the dual-core HTC 8x right now. When it comes to a lower-to-mid end HTC WP8 device though, we seem to be out of luck.
Right now HTC’s flagship Windows Phone device is none other than the HTC 8X, but this might be changing soon enough. The news comes courtesy of a possible leak due to an Xbox Live Rewards survey.
We are finally getting solid information about the Microsoft Surface Pro. What’s the verdict? Pricing will start at $899 for a 64GB version, or $999 for a 128GB model.
Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.
Thinking about making the jump into the world of Windows Phone but aren’t sure if you want to pay anything up-front to do it? Right now is the perfect time to make the switch to T-Mobile, then.
So what’s about Windows Phone 8 devices, are they having problems early on as well? Yes, it seems they are. Apparently many users are reporting that they are experiencing rebooting and battery life issues with their Nokia and HTC handsets.
A new video review from PocketNow has arrived comparing the Nokia Lumia 920 versus the HTC 8X. While many of us tend to prefer the Nokia Lumia line to what HTC has to offer, HTC 8X is a solid phone that certainly might appeal to some of us that aren’t interested in the Nokia Lumia 920.
The smartphone world is becoming an increasingly crowded place, so you have to wonder, can Microsoft really compete with Windows Phone 8? While it is too early to say for sure, great marketing and aggressive pricing will certainly help if Microsoft and its partners want to win consumers over. Luckily, AT&T seems to be doing just that with the Nokia 920 and HTC 8x.
Do you still regularly utilize Windows Live Messenger? You might want to consider moving to Skype now. It seems that Microsoft is planning to retire WLM very soon, according to sources close to the Redmon-based company.
If you are a Verizon user that is interested in Windows Phone 8, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve yet to see concrete information as to what WP devices are heading to the Big Red. Sure, Verizon has mentioned they will support the platform, but we want more details. Ask and you shall receive.
With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, is Windows Phone 7.x all-but-dead? Actually, no. There have been several reports of new Windows Phone 7.8 devices coming to China and many third world countries in recent times. This makes a lot of sense, actually. Now that the platform is aging, Microsoft could potentially cut down the fees associated with licensing the software and could market it as an alternative to Symbian.
Mobile Magazine recently reported on leaked Nokia Lumia 920 specs. Now it’s all official. The new Windows Phone 8 device is coming, and throws in just about every high-end feature you could think of.
On September 5th Nokia and Microsoft will unveil two new Windows Phone 8 devices at a special event. The working names for the two phones are the “Arrow” and the “Phi”.
And in much the same way, Microsoft avoiding the use of “App Store” for its mobile devices, calling it the Windows Phone Marketplace. That appears to be changing.
Windows Phone 8 is just around the corner, and it seems that a prototype of a Nokia WP8 device might have leaked its way to the public ahead of schedule.
While iOS is known for being rather secure and virus free, it seems that an iOS app called “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram” has been reported to contain a threatening worm virus known as Worm.VB-900. What’s ironic about this virus is that it doesn’t affect iOS or even OS X in any way, but if you happen to connect your iDevice to your Windows PC, the worm could certainly become a problem.
With Microsoft getting involved in mobile hardware with the Surface, it’s not surprising that many believed that MS might consider a similar move with Windows Phone 8. According to Information Week though, MS has no plans to do such a thing though, at least according to their conversation with Windows Phone senior marketing manager, Greg Sullivan.
Back in February Mobile Magazine reported on the upcoming Nokia 808 PureView. At the time we were impressed by its amazing 41MP camera, Carl Zeiss lens, and the PureView imaging technology within it. Now, promotional advertising has began to circulate that is equally impressive, considering it was crafted using video and image stills taken directly by the smartphone itself.
While a marketplace translator app has existed for a while, it now has Bing additions that include the ability to live-translate anything on the fly.
Most of us have probably already heard that Microsoft is planning to change the status quo by introducing major changes to its familiar Windows UI in Windows 8, this includes removing the traditional start button and bar. In the light of this move, Google also seems to be changing the way it thinks with its newest version of Google Chrome OS. The upcoming version does away with the one-window browser system, in favor of a brand new interface that it is called Aura. As you can see from the screenshot, it looks quite a bit like Windows 7.
It appears like Microsoft is slowly losing their love for their Windows Mobile OS as the company is fully concentrating on the Windows Phone platform. What you see above is the full email that is being circulated to WinMo users which details about the company’s decision to officially shut down Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x.
Microsoft has yet to deliver a great Skype experience on its own mobile OS, and in fact it seems to pale in comparison to the iOS and Android versions.
Most smartphones have a camera in the range of five megapixels. Some may have eight or even twelve megapixels. The newly announced Nokia 808 PureView blows them out of the water with an amazing 41-megapixel camera. Forty. One. Megapixels.
This week at the Mobile World Congress, ZTE has made it clear that they are focused on rebirth and further expansion as they show off 10 new devices all of different shapes, sizes and even operating systems.
The Nokia Lumia 800 has been officially listed on the Telus Mobility website, coming with an official launch date of March 2. The product page is also saying that the Lumia 800 will be offered “only from Telus,” snatching up the exclusive away from Bell and Rogers.
The white Lumia 800 doesn’t change up the hardware at all, still touting the same Lumia 800 specs. This includes a 1.4GHz processor, 3.8” 800×480 AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, an 8MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, Windows Phone Mango, FM Radio, and a 1450 mAh battery.
You might remember that Absinthe, the new untethered jailbreak tool from Dream Team, was previously released just a few days ago as a Mac-only solution, but they did promise that Windows people would get it too. So that day is now here.
With the touch-optimized Windows 8 soon on its way, you would think that every hardware maker out there would have a big “On Hold” sign over any possible plans for Windows tablets until late-2012. Of course you’d be wrong, as Viewsonic announced at CES that it is releasing the new ViewPad 10i.
Microsoft’s Surface table certainly isn’t the only multi-touch table-styled LCD technology out there, as further proven by the new MultiTouch 55-inch Cell MT550W7 display that will be demonstrated at CES from Tuesday through Friday this week.
New reports are in surrounding the Nokia Ace for AT&T, including confirmation that it is in fact the Lumia 900, which will be sold globally as Nokia’s flagship windows phone.
For those of us that have been waiting for Microsoft to do something about this lack of customization options, our wait is finally over. Of course, it is no thanks to the folks at Redmond and the new customization options are instead possible thanks to a new Windows-based application, “Themes for Windows Phone”.
Microsoft’s dashboard update to their Xbox 360 was gladly welcomed by all the owners of the console earlier. Now, as expected, the company has released the Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone devices.
There are many ways to pay homage to the Genius design of Apple products. One of them, certainly will invite some attention from Cupertino giant is the Hackintosh movement. The folks out of this group of talented hackers must wear their Apple’s “Cease and Desist” letters as badges of honor or something. Now, 9to5mac.com demo’d a Samsung tablet normally meant to run Windows 7 but running OS X Lion instead; they call it the HacPro Touch.
The AAXA P4 is being touted as the world’s brightest battery-powered pico projector. There may be brighter, but they need external power sources. In the case of the P4, you get an impressive 80 lumen LED light engine to go along with that DLP projector. This gives you up to an 80-inch image, which is easily big enough for most boardrooms.
So, to help spread the word about Windows Phone 7 (and WP7.5 Mango), Nokia is planning to launch 26 Wi-Fi hotspots spread out around London.
This version should bring things up to speed with the Mango flavor. Other non-related features unrelated to Mango will also be included, but we don’t care about those.
At Nokia World earlier today, Stephen Elop and crew officially revealed the Nokia Lumia 800, ushering in the era of Windows Phone 7 devices from the Scandinavian company. This is the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device from Nokia, but it’s going to look strangely familiar.
The fate of Windows Phones is unstable to say the least, Orange is even rethinking their decision to buy the phones from Microsoft and resell them to their own customers.
It’s practically the perfect fit. The Metro UI in Windows Phone is already geared toward having those live tiles on the home screen and the UI in Pulse has a similar kind of idea with its graphics-heavy interface.
Based on this patent, it looks like the Big M is working on a slider phone where the lower portion is modular in scope.
But what’s interest is that Europe is still attracted to low-end devices, but when it comes to the US market, it’s all about the smartphones. And not just any kind of smartphone, but one that it’s worthy to compete with the popular iPhone.
We’ve been hearing about the Mango update to Windows Phone 7 for a very long time, but we had yet to see any kind of official release. That has now changed, because the first Mango phone has been officially unveiled. It’s the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T. That’s the good news.
A group of engineers and designers from Toyota Motor Europe’s Kansei1 Design Division have decided to take car-window-doodling up a notch. They’ve designed a prototype system that would turn the side windows of Toyotas into touchscreen augmented reality devices. Using the “Window to the World” technology, kids could draw on the windows with their fingers and the image would stay there until the vehicle moved.