There's really no need for Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone 8 hardware since partners are offering solid handsets, says Microsoft's Terry Myerson. Maybe hardware isn't the problem.
(2 months and 5 days ago)
Kantar Worldpanel released their data on smartphone market share today and the signs are good for Windows Phone in Europe. The platform continues to perform well, with growth being seen in a number of territories. Of note is the United Kingdom, which has doubled over the last year.
(16 days ago)
The Windows Phone 8X is fast, easy to use and probably the best Windows Phone that has been released to date. But it lacks in some key areas.
(4 months and 1 day ago)
Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, Microsoft has struggled to adapt to the quickly changing smartphone world—and company Chairman Bill Gates knows it. “There’s a lot of things, like cellphones, where we didn’t get out in the lead very early,” Gates said in an interview with Charlie Rose that recently aired on CBS This Morning. “We didn’t miss cellphones, but the way we...
(4 months 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"...
(3 months and 23 days ago)
As phone makers push screen sizes ever-larger, it seems like just a matter of time before Windows Phone gets in on the phablet craze. Citing unnamed sources, Financial Times reports that Nokia is working on one such gargantuan phone. Details are scarce, but the report claims that Nokia’s phablet will outshine Samsung’s Galaxy Note in tech specs and will be the “most...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
SpeekSpeek for Windows Phone 8If that headline sounds familiar, it's because I wrote a similar one back in January about Speek for iOS. It's an app that brings conference-call creation and management to your smartphone. At that time, I'm sure at least some folks were hoping for a Windows Phone version. Hope no more, because Speek is now available for Windows Phone 8. Like...
(2 months and 13 days ago)
While we haven’t seen a Windows Phone from Acer in quite a while, the company is at least interested. However, Acer had concerns about getting in on the Windows Phone 8 shenanigans. Specifically, they aren’t yet convinced that Windows Phone 8 has the traction to create a lot of revenue for Acer, which is why ...
(5 days ago)
The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia will finally kill off Symbian once and for all this summer. So long, underpowered Nokia smartphones. While Nokia still shipped 500,000 Symbian handsets in the first quarter of this year, it seems to be over the ageing OS. Sure, it's taken a while for its Windows Phone handsets to gain traction, but the processes involved in...
(7 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...
(2 months and 8 days ago)
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