HTC’s One M8 will land on Windows Phone
Jul29

HTC’s One M8 will land on Windows Phone

If you have your heart set on the Windows Phone platform and want a flagship device you have some choice. You can either have a Nokia, a Nokia, or a Nokia. The Finnish company now owned by Microsoft cornered the Windows market and is the only current manufacturer building true flagship quality devices. It is a credit to Nokia that it has managed to flavour its smartphones differently enough that there is choice, but soon WP users may...

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Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d
Jul22

Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d

During the Windows Phone 8.1 introduction there were a ton of new features shown off and almost all of them have made it to the Windows Phone 8.1 preview expect for one.  That was the new and improved lock screen.  Then last week Joe Belfiore (head of Windows Phone/Tablet/PC product definition & design) tweeted that this feature was only a week or so of coming out in beta form. Now a hands on video of these new lock screen...

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Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones
Jul21

Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones

Microsoft's decision to make Windows Phone a free platform for developers should reap rewards from a hardware perspective this year. Aside from industry heavyweights, Microsoft has talked about several partnerships with smaller manufacturers, some of those handsets we have seen before. Today, Prestigio, a company working on the Windows Phone platform has announced two new device, one of which has already launched last weekend. The...

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Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?
Jul21

Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?

Microsoft has made a few "bold moves" in the past few weeks including the announcement that they will no longer be producing feature phones including the popular and successful Asha and S40 devices. Not only that but as part of the massive layoffs they have let go the teams that work on those devices. You may be thinking how does all this help Nokia?  As part of the Microsoft buyout Nokia is not allowed to make smartphones until 2016,...

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Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets
Jul15

Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets

Anyone who has watched the growth of Windows Phone over the last two years will know that the platform has matured nicely, even if it does not make much of an impact in key markets. In emerging economies though Microsoft's mobile OS is doing very well and is even enjoying more success than the iPhone in 24 locations around the world, while the general growth in these areas is also pleasing for Microsoft. During the company's Worldwide...

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