Windows Phone

  • Windows Phone smokes Android, iPhone, but no one wants it

    Posted May 15, 2012 - 7:35 am

    During Microsoft's recent Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, Microsoft-based devices were almost always faster at completing everyday tasks compared to Android and iPhone handsets. But even the fastest Windows Phone can't run away from the fact that nobody's buying Microsoft-powered handsets.
  • With BlackBerry 10 on the horizon RIM launches last-generation Curve 9320

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    Research In Motion on Wednesday released the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone proving that despite the promise of BlackBerry 10, the company hasn't lost its ability to offer handsets that are well behind the times. The latest Curve looks like every keyboard-centric Curve that came before it (just a little bit sleeker) and offers specs that don't even come close to what you can get from an iPhone, Android device, or even a $50 Windows Phone. If you're in the market for a new BlackBerry smartphone this is not the handset you want and here's why.
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    Samsung Focus 2: first impressions of a $50 Windows Phone

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    AT&T and Samsung Monday showcased the latest Windows Phone, the Samsung Focus 2, in an old colonial mansion in New Orleans' Garden District during CTIA 2012.
  • Nokia Lumia gets exclusive apps; is Windows Phone fragmentation next?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Nokia continues to push its Lumia line of Windows Phone smartphones hard, announcing several deals with app developers on Tuesday, including some that would be exclusive to the Lumia platform initially.
  • AT&T launches Samsung Focus 2 for $50

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    AT&T on Monday announced another low-priced Windows Phone, the $49.99 Samsung Focus 2, which will run on 4G LTE and will go on sale May 20.
  • RIM after BlackBerry 10 debut: dead or alive?

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Research In Motion recently unveiled its next-generation mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, giving critics a little more insight into the company's future prospects. BlackBerry 10 is a significant break from previous BlackBerry operating systems that focused on physical keyboards and smaller screens; BB10 is designed for touchscreens first. The new BlackBerry platform will still include RIM's traditional enterprise-focused hallmarks such as stability and security. But the company is also making a play for app developers so it can woo consumers by offering popular apps for gaming and social networking.
  • Microsoft cracks down on racy apps in Windows phone store

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Microsoft is working with developers to clean up apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace that contain racy or sexual content. The company said in a blog post it would contact developers whose apps icons and tiles contain racy imagery and that it would enforce its sexual content guidelines more stringently.
  • Microsoft links Metro theme to jQuery Mobile, Windows Phone

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:36 am

    With Microsoft Open Technologies release, websites and mobile apps can use Metro style.
  • LG: No more Windows Phones planned

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:23 am

    Phone makers' lack of enthusiasm for Windows Phone is no secret, but LG has made its disinterest official.
  • BYOD could hurt Windows Phone growth

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Some of the researchers behind last year's high expectations for Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system are beginning to dial back their predictions, citing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend as a roadblock in some markets.
  • How to grab a screenshot from iPhone, Android, and nearly any other smartphone

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Let’s review the best ways you can grab a screenshot from an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. Or even a WebOS phone, if you're feeling esoteric.
  • Microsoft evangelist corrects comment that Windows Phone 7 devices will get upgrade to Apollo

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 7:08 am

    A Microsoft developer evangelist has corrected his earlier comments that all Windows Phone 7 phones, including Nokia's new Lumia 900, will be upgraded to the next major version of the operating system, Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo.
  • Nokia Lumia 900 bug nixes data connections

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Maybe Nokia spoke too soon when it said the "smartphone beta test is over."
  • Microsoft building 'the best app store money can buy'

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Smartphones today are pocket-sized app machines. Microsoft is funding app development for Windows Phone software up to $600,000.
  • Windows Phone seen as driving a wedge between iPhone, Android

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphones will reach AT&T stores on Sunday for $99.99, and one analyst said it could be the start of something big: Windows Phone as a market disrupter between the successful iPhone and Android phones.
  • Spec showdown: Nokia Lumia 900 vs. the competition

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Nokia's flagship Windows Phone--the Lumia 900--will hit the streets on April 8 for $99 with a new 2-year AT&T contract. The price is attractive considering Lumia 900's competition typically costs around $100 more, but did Nokia cut corners to get its device to such a low price?
  • The Nokia Lumia 900: How to get it for free

    Posted April 1, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    The Nokia Lumia 900, the sleek and slim high-end smartphone, can be had for free -- even more impressive than the already low $100 retail price.
  • Is the Nokia Lumia 900 the best $99 smartphone at AT&T?

    Posted March 31, 2012 - 7:49 am

    AT&T will begin selling the highly-anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone on April 8th for a meager $99 (with obligatory two-year contract). The bargain price for a flagship device may boost both Nokia and Windows Phone, but it’s not the only device offered by AT&T for $99. Before choosing, consider the alternatives and see how the Lumia 900 stacks up against the $99 competition.
  • Microsoft apologizes after botched Windows Phone challenge

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Microsoft is apologizing for a Windows Phone marketing campaign gone wrong, after a tech writer "smoked" a Windows Phone using an Android handset.
  • Nokia-Microsoft: 'A certain road to death'

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:26 am

    A prominent mobile consultant blasts the Nokia-Microsoft partnership as doomed to fail. The one ray of hope? Bring back MeeGo devices.
  • HTC phones with free MOG music, Galaxy Nexus on smaller carriers, and Windows Phone on Sprint: your rumor roundup

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 9:27 am

    With the iPad 3 out, the rumor mill is mostly focused on Android, particularly on the upcoming swath of LTE-enabled phones due out soon. Because those phones have to get their radios approved, roaming agreements confirmed, and their newer chipsets tested, more news than normal leaks out about them than is usual. And that’s great for us!
  • Nokia's PureView camera bound for Windows phones

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:22 am

    The 41-megapixel camera in Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone stunned the tech world last week, but not the phone itself, which is saddled with an aging Symbian operating system. Fortunately, Nokia says it's bringing the same camera technology to Windows Phones.
  • 3 questions for Microsoft's Windows Phone chief

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, made a cameo appearance at Nokia's Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference Monday, where Nokia announced a mid-priced Windows Phone, the Lumia 610. Myerson briefly talked about the new beta release of Skype for Windows Phone, about the fact that there are now 65,000 apps for the platform, and that handsets with the OS are now available in China and 27 other markets. He also discussed how Microsoft has lowered the system requirements for handsets, to create a broader range of lower prices.
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    German event uses Ghostbusters to make Windows Phone 7.5 look cool

    Posted January 24, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Microsoft Germany uses Ghostbusters to try and make Windows Phone 7.5 seem cool.
  • Your cheat sheet to CES' notable mobile happenings

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Here’s a short list of the things worth talking about at CES in 2012, at least in the mobile realm.
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