Acer Allegro launches in France

The Acer Allegro was first released last month ahead of schedule thanks to a French store Rue du Commerce. Well, yesterday the phone was officially released in France. The Acer Allegro is Acer’s first foray into creating a Windows Phone 7 device and it packs first generation WP-device specs: a 1GHz processor, a 3.6″ display, 8GB of internal storage, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a 1,300mAh battery (with Acer Fast Charge), […]


Unlocked Windows Phone devices get homebrew themes

Besides being able to sideload non-Marketplace apps on your Windows Phone, it looks like unlocking the device has another benefit: more customization options. If only being able to select the background color and the color of the tiles feels too limited for you and you want a more unique-looking Windows Phone device – you’re not alone. And until Microsoft decides to make it an official feature of the operating system, […]


Nokia and T-Mobile event on December 14th

It looks like we’re about to see the first Nokia Windows Phone devices in the US sooner than we thought. The folks over at T-Mobile and Nokia have started sending out invitations for an event that will be held in New York City on December 14th. It wasn’t mentioned what the event was going to be about, but judging by recent events (Nokia Lumia 710 turning up at the FCC […]


Lenovo Windows Phone in second half of 2012

It looks like we’ll have an additional player in the Windows Phone game next year. Lenovo has confirmed that it will be launching a Windows Phone device next year – in the second half of the year that is. Besides the confirmation of a Windows Phone device next year, Lenovo didn’t announce any specs, prices or even details of an international launch. Lenovo hasn’t been too well known for creating […]


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Try Windows Phone 7 on your iOS/Android smartphone

If Microsoft’s recent $25 store credit promotion wasn’t enough to convince you to switch over to Windows Phone 7, maybe you’d like to get a hands-on experience with the operating system. Microsoft has recently put up a website that allows you to do just that. No, you don’t need to hack your phone or load a custom ROM; all you have to do is visit the website on your smartphone’s web […]


Buy a Windows Phone, get $25 worth of apps

One of the reasons why quite a number of people are reluctant to try a different operating system when it comes to getting a new phone is due to all the money invested into the current platform. After all, why would you want to re-buy apps on a different platform when you’ve already spent money on them right? Well, Microsoft is hoping to alleviate these issues with its latest promotion. […]


New Nokia Windows Phone render leaked on video

While we usually don’t pay too much attention to phone renders that are spotted in video clips – most of the time they are prototypes and inaccurate representations of the final devices unless they’ve been announced before. Well, a render of an unannounced Nokia Windows Phone device was recently spotted in an official Nokia video by the folks over at MyNokiaBlog.com. The phone looked sleek and bore a slight resemblance […]


Nokia Snake makes a comeback

Remember Snake, the classic game that was found on pretty much every Nokia phone back in the day? Well, it looks like the game has been given a new breath of life – for a short while at least. The Nokia Lumia 800 launched in the UK today, and to celebrate, Microsoft has updated its MSN UK website with fancy Windows Phone colors, and a Flash game of Snake. The […]


Nokia and deadmau5 to illuminate London for Windows Phone

Remember when back in October it was reported that Microsoft would be giving $20 million to Nokia in order to help promote its Windows Phone devices? Well, it really looks like Microsoft/Nokia are pulling out all the stops. Nokia has announced a spectacular “4D” show that will be taking place on the surface of the iconic Millbank Tower in London. The show will feature the world-renowned DJ- deadmau5 and his […]


HTC TITAN arrives on AT&T later this month

Itching to get your hands on HTC’s upcoming massive (literally) Windows Phone device? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. After being officially announced for AT&T back in September, we finally have an official release date for the HTC TITAN. According to one of the landing pages on AT&T’s website, the HTC TITAN will be in stores November 20th, and will carry a price tag of $199.99 (with a […]


Windows Phone surprise revealed

Remember the “big, big” surprise that we were promised by Microsoft last week? Well, if you were at New York City’s Herald Square today, you would have seen it. But for the rest of us who can’t see it in person, Microsoft revealed it today on its official Windows Phone blog. Standing right smack in the middle of Herald Square is a six-story Windows Phone which was constructed to commemorate […]


ChevronWP7 Windows Phone unlocker is back in action

When Windows Phone was first released, a group of developers created a tool called ChevronWP7 which allowed users to unlock their WP devices so that they could sideload apps. Needless to say, the app got shutdown pretty quickly – but the creators of the unlock announced that they would be working with Microsoft on an alternative solution. Months passed, and there were no updates on the ChevronWP7 blog – people […]


Windows Phone surprise next week

Microsoft has announced on the official Windows Phone blog that it has something special in store for us next Monday. The only hint that was given in the blog post is that it’s going to be something fun, and they’re going to bring Windows Phone to life in a “big, big, way.” For some reason the idea of a giant Windows Phone bouncing castle just springs to mind but hey, […]


Kinectimals back on the Windows Marketplace

Back in August we wrote about Kinectimals, Microsoft’s upcoming game that would bridge the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone devices. Well, the game happened to be prematurely released last week for some reason as it was quickly pulled off the Windows Marketplace. But now it’s been reported that the game is back on the Marketplace – this time for good. In Kinectimals, users get to choose one of five kitties […]