Windows Phone 7

  • Welcome Back, Nokia

    Welcome Back, Nokia

    If my Mom asked me what smartphone to buy right this second, I’d tell her to wait — wait until the Nokia Lumia 900 is released. It’s that good. Windows Phone 7 is that good. It’s faster and more idiot-proof than Android and presents core functions like phone calling and messaging better than iOS. Windows Phone is, in my humble opinion, a fantastic product. Nokia has had… Read More

  • Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But There’s Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do

    Nokia Top Windows Phone 7 Vendor, But There’s Still Plenty Of Catching Up To Do

    The Microsoft-Nokia partnership is still in its infancy, but it would seem as though that little guy is about ready to start walking. Strategy Analytics today released Q4 numbers showing that Nokia holds 33 percent of the Windows Phone 7 market share, pushing the Finnish phone giant to the top spot globally. Windows Phone 7 devices in general are up 36 percent with 2.7 million units shipped… Read More

  • Rdio Releases New Android App, Ought To Be Ashamed Of Its Windows Phone App

    Rdio Releases New Android App, Ought To Be Ashamed Of Its Windows Phone App

    Today, Rdio is releasing a brand new application for Android phones chock-full of fresh features, which is awesome. Mainly because it gives me an excuse to write up a rant I would have published at some point anyway. Read More

  • Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    A video detailing the new features of Windows Phone 8 Apollo — originally intended for Microsoft’s smartphone partners — has leaked into the hands of PocketNow editors. Yay! In my opinion, Windows Phone Mango is a solid platform that’s quicker and smoother than anything I’ve seen on Android. Still, when looking at devices from Microsoft, Apple, and Google… Read More

  • Giving Windows Phone A Chance

    Giving Windows Phone A Chance

    If you take a look at Techmeme right now, you’ll notice that the top conversation in the tech blogosphere is about Windows Phone, and more specifically why it has failed to catch on compared to Android smartphones in particular (according to Charlie Kindel, former GM of the product division). I’ve read people’s different views on this with great interest, but I feel like… Read More

  • Xbox 360-controlling “Xbox Companion” App Now Available For Windows Phone 7

    Xbox 360-controlling “Xbox Companion” App Now Available For Windows Phone 7

    Microsoft’s wonderfully shiny new Xbox 360 dashboard is now available to most, and, while it’s a bit of a letdown in some ways (more on that later, probably), it has plenty of very, very cool new features. Cloud storage for game saves! New Netflix! HBOGO (Eventually!) One of the niftier features, however, is being saved solely for those rockin’ Windows Phone 7 phones. Called… Read More

  • Microsoft Looks To Cut Windows Phone Production Costs… In Half

    Microsoft Looks To Cut Windows Phone Production Costs… In Half

    Microsoft is looking to cut manufacturing costs on its Windows Phone 7 handsets, according to statements made by WinPho boss Andy Lees in Hong Kong today. The company has struggled through its push into mobile since the launch of the Windows Phone platform last year, which honestly made more of a ripple than a splash in the market. Now that Mango is ready to emerge as a “third… Read More

  • T-Mobile Poster Reveals Nokia Drive For Windows Phone, Confirms Sabre?

    T-Mobile Poster Reveals Nokia Drive For Windows Phone, Confirms Sabre?

    Oops. A new promotional poster made an appearance in a store at T-Mobile’s German headquarters, where it confirmed the existence of a Nokia Windows Phone with a 3.7-inch display and Nokia’s Drive navigation service. The poster was up only briefly, but a quick-thinking tipster snapped a few shots and fired them off to WinRumors. After running it through a quick and dirty Google… Read More

  • Microsoft Cracks Down On Spammy Windows Phone App Submissions

    Microsoft Cracks Down On Spammy Windows Phone App Submissions

    There may be more than 20,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace now, but it seems as though some “developers” are intent on fiddling with the cool-to-crap ratio. As low-quality, low-functionality apps flood the marketplace, Microsoft will be limiting developers to 10 app submissions per day starting tomorrow. Read More

  • Microsoft Wants To Pick Your Brain For Windows Phone Tweaks

    Microsoft Wants To Pick Your Brain For Windows Phone Tweaks

    Mango has already begun to trickle out into the wild, and Microsoft is still trying to figure out exactly what their Windows Phone users want. Case in point: they’ve just unveiled their new Suggestion Box, where users can submit and vote for ideas that they would like to see implemented in Windows Phone 7. Read More