06/21/2012, Since the announcement of Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco, the world is anxiously waiting to see what Windows Phone 8 handsets will look like as “sexy designs” will be sorely needed to sell devices fast enough for Microsoft to reach a critical mass that will officially make them what we already know they are: the only other mobile OS contender next to Android and iOS. While phone designs won’t […]
06/21/2012, Windows Phone 8 certainly looked set to change the way future smartphones would work, and so far the impression has been nothing short of optimistic. HTC did mention that they will be supporting the Windows Phone 8 platform, So far, there has been some insider information on what HTC has in store for their future Windows Phone 8 devices, with the Rio being at the bottom of the new food […]
06/20/2012, Windows Phone 8 is still some way off, but in the mean time, there is a stop-gap measure that was talked about earlier today as well, which would be the Windows Phone 7.8. We now have word from Nokia that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be on the receiving end of the Windows Phone 7.8, which is something that might just happen in a few weeks’ time. At least this […]
06/20/2012, Yes, we did touch a little bit on Nokia Drive integration in Windows Phone 8 just earlier this morning, but here we are with more details from the folks over at Nokia. Nokia just announced that they will be making Nokia Drive available to other Windows Phone 8 partners, where users will be able to enjoy a turn-by-turn navigation experience across 110 countries – and in offline mode, too! This […]
06/20/2012, At the Windows Phone Summit today in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that its Windows Phone Marketplace now has 100,000 apps to boast. So far the growth has been steady, as expected. Earlier in January this year, Microsoft announced that it has already reached 60,000 apps in the Marketplace. Two months after that, it bolstered to 70,000 apps with 100,000 registered developers. Following the 100,000 app submissions we reported earlier this […]
06/20/2012, Well, we came away from the Windows Phone Summit with our interest piqued in a good way – it seems that good times are ahead of Windows Phone platform supporters after seeing just what Microsoft has done to it in their laboratories. The final product of Windows Phone 8 is shaping up to look pretty good, but here are some essentials that you ought to take note. For starters, Windows […]
06/20/2012, Today Microsoft presented Windows Phone 8, “the next chapter in the Windows journey”. First Microsoft gave us some retail data, saying that 7 of the top 9 highest rated phones are Windows Phones. Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore were presenting the new Windows Phone 8 platform preview. Joe Belfiore told us that Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 are going to share the same core code, which include the kernel, […]
06/20/2012, The upgrade path from Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to Windows Phone 8 Apollo isn’t very clear yet. So far there have been reports that have suggested that Windows Phone 7.5 handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, while other reports have suggested that this will not be the case and that current Windows Phone devices will be left with Mango.
06/19/2012, Windows Phone users who use Skype will be happy to hear that Skype for Windows Phone has recently received an update today that’s focused on improving the service’s overall user experience. The minor update to the VoIP includes improvements to the contact list in the app for Windows Phone. Skype will now display all your contacts that have at least one phone number on the list. The update also now […]
06/19/2012, Last week, we talked about how the iOS version of Final Fantasy – the game from Square Enix which was released all the way back in 1987, rolled out to the masses in the US for $6.99 a pop, looked set to roll back the years when it comes to remembering just how video games played, here we are with news that the UK market, too, will be able to […]
06/18/2012, The Windows Phone Tango, going by build number 8773, has already arrived pre-installed on smartphones such as the Nokia Lumia 610, but it has yet to be arrived as an update to released smartphone models already. Recently leaks do suggest that the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile might be able to be on the receiving end of Tango updates, and a latest addition to Microsoft’s site does tickle one’s mind […]
06/15/2012, Good news Windows Phone owners, it looks like if you’re sick of iOS and Android users having all the fun when it comes to games, you will be pleased to learn that Square Enix has ported Final Fantasy onto Windows Phone devices. This port is based on the iOS version of the game which means that gamers will have access to extra features, such as the Soul of Chaos and […]
06/15/2012, While HTC might be focusing on pushing out mid-high end smartphones in order to maintain a certain reputation and quality, Nokia appears to be headed in the other direction and has reiterated their stance on producing even cheaper and more affordable Windows Phone handsets. This was confirmed by Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop during an investor’s conference call recently. According to Elop, cheaper devices would allow Windows Phone handsets to compete […]
06/14/2012, Microsoft has officially revealed that the Windows Phone Maps traffic data would now be powered by data coming from Nokia. This means that Windows Phone users will get more data on more street, which translates to better alternative routes, which ultimately keeps you on time, and makes your boss happy, which puts food on your table (/jk).