First image of Windows only branded smartphone
Sep15

First image of Windows only branded smartphone

When HTC and Microsoft launched the HTC One M8 on the Windows Phone platform last month there was a subtle hint in the name towards the future of the ecosystem. The device was called the HTC One M8 for Windows, with Microsoft choosing not to use “Windows Phone” because the company instead wants to unify the platform. Microsoft is eager for there to be no differentiating names between its products and the company wants the brand to be...

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Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft
Sep10

Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft

Since buying Nokia’s devices and services division earlier in the year, Microsoft has been ripping the company up. First Redmond pulled the plug on feature phones, saying it would stop making them within 18 months, than it ditched Nokia’s early steps into Android, and now Microsoft has decided it will stop using the Nokia name altogether. According to reports today, the Lumia 730 and 830 launched last week will be the last to also...

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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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Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget
Sep04

Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget

Microsoft had a ready-made company on its hands when it bought Nokia’s mobile devices division earlier this year. That’s why Redmond has been able to just carry on as normal, releasing Nokia’s Lumia devices as if the company never came under new ownership. The latest arrived today at IFA, the Nokia Lumia 830, as Microsoft’s latest mid-range addition to the Windows Phone 8 market. Microsoft is pushing the 830 as an affordable way to...

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Toshiba launches the $120 full Windows Encore Mini
Sep03

Toshiba launches the $120 full Windows Encore Mini

Toshiba has been making affordable Windows tablets for a while now, but the company’s latest is its most wallet friendly yet. In fact, we don’t think we have seen any full Windows slate from a major brand that is as cheap as the Encore Mini. The Japanese company released the tablet at IFA in Berlin today and revealed that it will cost just $120. The Encore Mini is a 7-inch slate that comes packed with full Windows 8.1, which of course...

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