An HTC Windows Phone handset has been confirmed by Microsoft.
LG might have started working on a Windows Phone 8.1 handset. We have found a leaked image, which comes to us courtesy of @evleaks, floating around on the web.
The day is finally here! On July 19th, Sprint will finally get it’s first WP8 handset, the HTC 8XT. Shortly after, the Samsung Ativ S Neo will also arrive.
This week we are trying things a bit different, giving you a look at some of the best apps released during the week for Android, iOS, Blackberry and WP.
Newly leaked images are showing a handset which is said to be the rumored Nokia 41-megapixel “EOS” Windows Phone. But it could be an upcoming 20MP phone from the company.
That being said, third place isn’t being much of a contest either as Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform actually continues to grow.
Microsoft’s latest commercial takes a humorous look at the Samsung-Apple war and weighs in with its own comment about switching to Windows Phone instead.
Are Amazon working on their very own Android smartphone? Hiring an ex-Windows Phone exec who claims he is working on “something secret” suggests yes.
Even though the iPhone continues to be the talk of the town, iOS actually lost 3.5% market share in the United States compared to the same period last year. By contrast, Android gained nearly 6% market share compared to last year.
A recent job posting at Microsoft hints at a major Windows Phone updated for the holidays this year. Could this be Windows Phone Blue?
EVLeaks indicates that HTC has something new in the Windows Phone 8 arena planned for the not-too-distant future called the HTC Tiara.
Windows Phone 8? We don’t need no stinking Windows Phone 8. The i-Mate Windows Phone runs instead on the power of Windows 8 Pro and an Intel Atom processor.
About two-and-a-half months after the update arrived to everyone else, the Hoth update is now available for these Windows Phone 8 users.
The recently released Windows Phone 7.8 update brings resizable tiles and some other WP8-style improvements, but apparently also brings a new bug with it.
Currently there is a Windows Store for Windows 8/RT apps and the Windows Phone Store for WP8, but the two stores may soon be coming together it seems.
Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store on your Windows Phone 8 handset? You aren’t alone it seems.
More specifically, the survey reveals “an explosive wave of momentum [that] is catapulting Samsung to an all-time high” in North America.
Samsung and HTC’s Sprint handsets will either be refreshes of existing hardware, or they will be brand new hardware and maybe even Sprint exclusives.
Sprint has now confirmed that they are joining the Windows Phone 8 party, partnering with HTC and Samsung to bring out handsets in the summer of 2013.
If you’ve picked up a Windows Phone 8 device like the Nokia Lumia 920 and you really like how good the camera is on there, then you’ll like the CameraPro app even better.
Looking for a great Windows Phone 8 device but don’t want to pay hardly anything to do it? Amazon Wireless is now offering the AT&T version of the HTC 8x for just $.01.
While this probably won’t surprise too many people out, a new study indicates that the Nokia Lumia 920 is hands-down the most popular Windows Phone 8 smartphone so far
Building anticipation for the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 release, a video that appears to be an early release of the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade on a Nokia Lumia 900 has been leaked.
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.
Ever buy a new phone to find out a week later that a better, faster, cooler phone just got released? W’eve all been there before, usually just stuck complaining to whoever will listen. Well those who were Windows Phone 7 early adopters were stuck in that frustrating and helpless position when the Windows Phone 8 was released. Fear not my friends, Microsoft’s long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update is coming soon.
It seems that the HTC HD2 has now received an early port of Windows Phone 8.
Own a Windows Phone 8 handset and have had trouble with the “rebooting” bug? The good news is that Microsoft is now preparing to release a bug fix that will solve the problem.
Interested in the idea of a Huawei Windows Phone 8 handset? The Huawei Ascend W1 is coming soon enough, and from the looks of it, the device has its own unique aesthetic that sets the device apart from other Windows Phone 8 devices.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is here, and is actually doing reasonably well during its first few days on the market. That said, there is some very real competition in the mobile market that would love to fight Microsoft for the “3rd place” position in the smartphone market, this includes Mozilla with Firefox OS and RIM with BB10.
Windows Phone 8 might have just hit the market today, but it is already generating quite a bit of excitement. In fact, a new poll conducted by the UK-based PC Advisor indicates that out of 3,250 respondents, 22 percent were interested in Windows Phone 8– the same percent of users that were interested in the iPhone.
Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft’s newest mobile platform. While this isn’t that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.
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.
The Lumia 920 is official. At the joint Microsoft-Nokia event, most of the show focused on this impressive Nokia phone- but not all of it.
Microsoft actually showed us quite a bit about some of the features that are baked in Windows Phone 8, using the Lumia 920 as a reference. What can we expect?
Verizon hasn’t been very receptive of Microsoft ever since the huge failure that was the Microsoft Kin, not to mention that even Verizon’s WP efforts have proven to be less than profitable. Good news for those that like Windows, Verizon Wireless might be giving the boys at Redmond another chance with Windows Phone 8.
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.
The Apple and Samsung war over Samsung’s alleged patent infringement has revealed to us a great many things such as iPhone prototypes, internal company memos and now even information about two possible upcoming Samsung Windows 8 Phones, “Odyssey” and “Marco”.
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.
Microsoft is clearly bringing out the big guns in order to attempt to compete in a meaningful way in the growing mobile sector. While Windows Phone 8 might seem a lot like WP7 at first glance, the new OS really has much more in common with Windows 8 and RT, sharing the same NT and RT cores, and ditching the CE core found in Windows Phone 7 and its predecessor, Windows Mobile.
The mapping wars is apparently heating up as Apple has started to rely on its own internal map system and Microsoft is now transitioning away from Bing Maps to using the new Nokia Maps.
While HTC has plans to release their newly unveiled S4 powered One S (T-Mobile) and One X (AT&T version) within the next two months, Microsoft is reportedly busy testing a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which is intended for Sprint’s network, with the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. The new info comes to us courtesy of the folks over at The Verge who were apparently tipped off by “sources familiar with the company’s plans”.
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.
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.
Just last week, Facebook for Windows Phone had itself an update that added several new features and tweaks, such as profile design and the new panorama view. While the upgrade offered many improvements, it also broke one important feature: Facebook Events.
Just last week we talked about the new leak of information regarding Windows Phone Apollo, and today we are going to try and answer another big question: How does Apollo stack up against Android (or even iOS)? Are it’s new features enough to draw new users in?
While Windows Phone hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success as iOS and Android up to this point, it is still a very solid, if not sometimes misunderstood, operating system. Luckily, a new leak regarding WP8 shows that Microsoft is wasting no time in adding many great new features that might further push Windows Phone adoption beyond their highest expectations.