How to Customize the Windows Phone 8 Start Screen

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Windows Phone’s stark Metro-design language doesn’t earn it any favors when it comes to users looking for customization. Its plain blacks and limited use of gradients are seen by many to be boring and too much of a straightjacket for those who wish to bring their own personality to their phones. In this tutorial we’ll […]

Google to Temporarily Extend Gmail Sync Support for Windows Phones

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Google has announced that it will now delay shutting off support for its older Gmail syncing solution for Windows Phone users until December 31st. That move means that users of devices running Windows Phone 8 will still be able to have their appointments and email sync to their Windows Phone devices until then. Google had […]

Nokia’s Greatest Obstacle with Windows Phone 8: Microsoft

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Comments made by a Nokia executive highlight one of the biggest obstacles facing Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8: Microsoft itself. At least that is the sentiment coming from Nokia. During an interview for the International Business Times, Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak shared his expectations for the platform, along with his feelings on things that are holding […]

AdDuplex: Windows Phone 8 Installs Overtake Windows Phone 7

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Recent usage numbers indicate that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 now has more of usage share of the Windows Phone ecosystem than that of its predecessor, Windows Phone 7. According to AdDuplex, a firm that offers advertising services directly to developers to monetize their applications, Windows Phone 8 is now running on 53% of all Windows […]

Windows Phone 8 Users Won’t Get Stuck on Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8 will upgrade to the next version of Windows Phone, whatever that is, according to a PCMag report. At Mobile World Congress Greg Sullivan, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft, told PCMag that Microsoft will have an upgrade path for current Windows Phone 8 devices. That means the next version of Windows Phone won’t […]

AT&T Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.8 Update Appears Set for January 30th

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The long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update for previous Windows Phones will evidently start rolling out to devices on January 30th, starting with, rather surprisingly, the AT&T Lumia 900, the carrier’s once-flagship Windows Phone 7 device. Read: Nokia Lumia 900 Review. While not yet confirmed by AT&T, WPCentral reports that the Windows Phone 7.8 updates will […]

Microsoft To Begin Windows Phone 7.8 Update Program on January 31

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Microsoft could start rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 at the end of this month according to a report from WP Central. Recently a number of official channels from Twitter accounts for U.K. carriers to Microsoft’s Official Windows Phone Facebook page in Colombia stated the update will roll out soon. All of the accounts either say […]

Windows Phone 8 Selling Four Times More Phones Than Windows Phone 7

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In a shareholders’ meeting today Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows Phone 8 devices are selling four times as fast as Windows Phone 7 devices sold last year according to a Bloomberg report. Ballmer told shareholders that “Windows Phone 8 has been on sale for a few weeks and is off to a great […]

Windows Phone 7.8 Features Revealed in Leaked Nokia Documents

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Leaked Nokia training documents may have revealed features of the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade for owners of current devices running any version of Windows Phone 7. As Microsoft has stated in the past that devices released with Windows Phone 7 won’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, the Windows Phone 7.8 software update will bring […]

Nokia Bringing New Features To Older Lumia Devices

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Nokia won’t leave current Lumia users behind as it launches the Lumia 920, Lumia 820, and other Windows Phone 8 devices. The company will bring a number of features from the new devices to older phones. Today Nokia outlined what updates current Lumia users can expect sometime in the near future. City Lens, the company’s augmented […]

Nokia Lumia 900 Now Selling for $49.99 on AT&T

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After just a few months on the market, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone is now selling for half of its original price on AT&T with a two-year contract. On Sunday Nokia announced that its Lumia 900 now sells for $49.99 on a two-year contract on AT&T. The phone debuted on AT&T in April for $99.99. The […]

Nielson: Android and iPhone Continue to Dominate

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Most tech enthusiasts are very passionate about their smartphone platform of choice, and some recent Nielson data gives both Android and iPhone users good talking points. According to Nielson’s latest data, 54.9 percent of the U.S. mobile subscribers use a smartphone of some sort as of June 2012. Of the smartphone market, 51.8 percent of […]

Angry Birds Space Hits Milestone, Windows Phone App MIA

Angry Birds Space Hits Milestone, Windows Phone App Still Missing

After launching just a little over a month ago, Angry Birds Space has taken the mobile gaming space by storm amassing over 100 million downloads since its release. In a post on Twitter, Angry Birds developer Rovio confirmed the big news saying that the latest edition of its popular game had hit the 100 million […]

Lumia Now Overtakes Droid On Google Search

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It looks like in under a year since Nokia had debuted the Lumia series of Windows Phone devices, the Lumia brand is now gaining mind share against more stablished product lines, such as Motorola Mobility’s Droid series based on Google’s Android operating system. According to the latest Google search statistics, it appears that the search […]

Apple Rigs Siri to Declare the iPhone as Best Smartphone

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Last week just when CTIA was beginning, users who asked Apple’s personal digital assistant Siri what the best smartphone available is got a surprising result–Siri told them that the best iPhone, based on user reviews, is the Nokia Lumia 900. The data that drives Siri comes from Wolfram Alpha and the result should be unsurprising […]

Wozniak Endorses Windows Phone, Says Lumia 900 the Reincarnation of Steve Jobs

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In a bit of controversy and publicity, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had picked up the Nokia Lumia 900 flagship smartphone using Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Though Wozniak says that the iPhone is still his favorite device of choice, the Apple co-founder has demonstrated that he can be objective in his rivals’ products and was […]

Microsoft Developer Evangelist Retracts Windows Phone 8 Statement

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Over the past few days we’ve heard conflicting reports about Windows Phone 8 on current Windows Phones. The issue came from a Microsoft developer evangelist who said that all current phones will receive Windows Phone 8. Today that developer evangelist has retracted his statements. In an MSDN blog post, Nuna Silva admits that his statement was wrong. […]

Microsoft Pulls Back From Windows Phone 8 Upgrade Promise

Microsoft Pulls Back From Windows Phone 8 Upgrade Promise

Yesterday reported that Windows Phone 8 “Apollo” will be coming to all Windows Phone currently on the market. The trouble is, we don’t actually know if that’s going to happen. While developer evangelist Nuno Silva is comfortable saying that “all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone,” Microsoft isn’t willing to […]

ChevronWP7 for Windows Phone Shuts Down. What Does Future Proof Mean?

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On Friday, the guys behind ChevronWP7 announced that the program is now officially over. Those that participated in this program to unlock our Windows Phone devices were actually part of a “Beta Test” apparently. The program was put in place to give us an easy way to unlock our Windows Phone device. While many users like […]

Windows Phone Needs A Better App Experience

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Reviewing the Nokia Lumia 900 reminded me of just how bad the app experience is on Windows Phone 7. I already knew that I wouldn’t be able to find equivalents for every iPhone app, but I hoped that Microsoft tried to emulate the iOS App Store experience for updating apps. Sadly, updating Windows Phone apps isn’t […]