Windows Phone 8.1 adoption reaches 50%
Sep30

Windows Phone 8.1 adoption reaches 50%

Windows Phone could still be considered a growing platform. It certainly has the figures to back up that statement, finding traction in some markets while struggling others. What is not up for dispute anymore is the fact that Windows Phone is now the third largest smartphone and mobile platform, behind Android in number 1 and iOS in number 2. Today Microsoft announced that 50% of all people who can download Windows Phone 8.1 have done...

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HTC One M8 for Window First Impressions
Sep09

HTC One M8 for Window First Impressions

Every once in while a phone comes along that makes me just want to caress it and hold it no matter the brand or the operating system. That phone for me was the original HTC One. I first got to hold it when I was covering the Nokia Lumia 1020 launch, because a buddy of mine was testing it and brought it to the event. So naturally when HTC announced that they launched the One M8 for Windows I had to have to it. Yesterday I went out and...

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Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”
Aug25

Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”

One of Microsoft's plans going forward for the growth of Windows Phone is low end devices that will reach the emerging markets and the first time smartphone user. Well that plan just took a big time hit with phone manufacturer Huawei announcing they will no longer be making Windows Phone devices. Reason given? Windows Phone is "not profitable" for them. This is according to Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group in...

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HTC One M8 launches on Windows
Aug19

HTC One M8 launches on Windows

We have known about the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone for some time, but today the device went official in the US and instantly became the best Windows smartphone you can buy. The handset will launch with Verizon in the country and is available for $99 on a two year plan, or for $600 off contract. For that money you get an awful lot of smartphone, one of the very best on the market in fact. The HTC One M8 is widely regarded as among...

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Microsoft’s Lumia 730 coming this month
Aug14

Microsoft’s Lumia 730 coming this month

We know by now that Microsoft will launch its Nokia Lumia 730 as its next smartphone, and today we have some more concrete information on when it will land. That's thanks to a Vietnamese retailer that pulled the trigger too soon and posted the handset on its website. That retailer said it would be stocking the Lumia 730 before the end of August and that it would cost 5,000,000 VND (~240USD). We assume that means that Microsoft will...

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HTC to launch more handsets on Windows
Aug14

HTC to launch more handsets on Windows

HTC has been in a bit of a rut lately as it has lost ground in the Android wars and is struggling to make ends meet. One of the ways the company will attempt to reverse the decline is by launching its much admired HTC One M8 flagship on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, with that handset due to launch this month. However, that may not be the only HTC smartphone heading to Android's rival platform. According to a source inside HTC's...

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