On Friday Microsoft announced that since Windows Phone 8′s, the company has seen the number of app downloads double and almost a 140% increase in paid app revenue. This is, of course, great news for app developers, and a strong indicator that Windows Phone 8 is doing well (though notably still not nearly as well as Android or iOS.) In fact, in a blog post Microsoft notes...
(20 days ago)
According to a fresh leak, HTC plans to expand its Windows Phone 8 lineup with a new handset, which is bound to sit between the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S when it comes into being. Dubbed internally as HTC Tiara, the smartphone will be one of the first to the market with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 - the second major overhaul of the OS after the recent "Portico"...
(2 months and 27 days ago)
The latest numbers from IDC show that Windows Phone is still having a tough time gaining traction, as the operating system was found on just 3.2% of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2013. And things could look even worse for Microsoft in the second quarter since Windows Phone devices will have to go toe-to-toe with heavyweight flagships being rolled out by...
(7 days ago)
In the first episode of her new MTV series, Ke$ha takes fans behind the scenes of her 'Crazy Beautiful Life.' By James Montgomery A scene from Ke$ha's "My Crazy Beautiful Life" premiere Photo: MTV
(29 days ago)
The problem with Windows 8 sales isn't Windows 8, it's Windows Phone 8, says a Gartner analyst. As consumers move from PCs to tablets they are more likely to buy tablets with a familiar touch interface, says Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa. So users of Android phones are more likely to choose an Android tablet, Kitagawa says, and users of Windows Phone 8...
(1 month and 9 days ago)
With the launch of Hulu Plus on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has landed yet another big-name app for its mobile operating system. Shows available via Hulu Plus app for Windows Phone 8Hulu Plus is now available through the Windows Phone store. The app allows subscribers to stream the current seasons of TV shows such as Community, Family Guy, and Modern Family (shown above),...
(17 days ago)
Right now, if I could ask HTC one question, it would be this. After launching the HTC Windows Phone 8X to critical acclaim last year; after having it chosen as the signature Windows Phone device by Steve Ballmer; after placing a significant amount of your company's dwindling resources behind Windows Phone 8; why did you cripple the follow-up device that would capitalise on...
(3 months and 11 days ago)
Nokia’s faith in Windows Phone seems to be paying off for now. The company continues to not only dominate the Windows Phone market but also take away market share from rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a recently released report by AdDuplex. The usage stats for April show that Nokia has increased its share of the Windows Phone market to 80%, up from about 78% a...
(1 month and 10 days ago)
Meet the Lumia 925, the latest smartphone flagship in Nokia’s increasingly populous Windows Phone portfolio. The 925 is clearly Nokia’s answer to criticisms of its high end devices being too heavy. The 925 drops a full 46g compared to the earlier Lumia 920, weighing in at 139g vs the 920’s hefty 185g. The phone feels pleasingly light in the hand, helped by its slender profile.
(9 days ago)
Facebook has asked Microsoft to remove 41 unofficial and clone ‘Facebook’ apps from the Windows Phone store as the social network prepares to introduce its official app for the platform. Windows Phone 7 and 8 launched without a fully featured official Facebook app, but the OS has tight integration with Facebook as contacts and messages are baked in. Yet with the growth of...
(15 days ago)
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