Windows Phone Needs A Better App Experience

Windows Phone 7 apps

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 […]

Will Nokia’s Free Nicki Minaj Concert Actually Sell Any Lumia 900’s?


The Nokia Lumia 900 made a splash over the holiday weekend, with Nicki Minaj headlining a party in Times Square to celebrate the latest Windows Phone. Thousands of people cheering for a Windows Phone might look like a raging success at first glance, but the crowds weren’t there for Nokia or Microsoft. They were there […]

Hey Microsoft, Windows Phone Still Needs Screen Shot Ability!


If you have ever used a Windows Phone device, you know that screenshots are not something that Windows Phone does. Sure, Windows Phone can post to Facebook and Twitter at the same time. Sure, Windows Phone allows you to take a photo without unlocking the screen. Sure, Windows Phone has a fresh looking UI. Sure, […]

Nokia Lumia 900 Will Be AT&T’s Biggest Launch Event to Date


With Nokia’s and Microsoft’s huge push behind Windows Phone in the U.S. market to be the third horse in a three-horse race against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform, AT&T appears to be on board with the debut of the Lumia 900. The Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch display and will be one of two […]

Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Up for Pre-Order on Canadian Carrier Rogers


While Americans are still waiting for AT&T to announce when the LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone will be released for consumer availability, Canadians are now offered the ability to pre-order the device. Canadian carrier Rogers has now announced that the device can be pre-ordered for $99.99 with a 3-year contract, which is typical for […]

Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Rumored to Arrive April 8 on AT&T


After missing its initial speculated March launch date, AT&T may be launching the Lumia 900 on April 8, Easter Sunday to prospective customers on its 4G LTE network. Intelligence of the new launch date for the Windows Phone comes from an AT&T retail store employee in California, as Unwired View reports. According to the employee, […]

Microsoft Officially Details Limitations of Windows Phone Tango


In an effort to appeal to budget-conscious consumers, Microsoft and its hardware partners have been working on a new set of hardware requirements to support a more lean version of the Windows Phone Tango software. On higher-end devices, Tango will work as usual, but the operating system can now work on lower-end devices, like the […]

No Windows Phone for Verizon Until Windows Phone 8 (Apollo)?


Things are not looking good for me and other Verizon customers wanting to get their hands on a Windows Phone. It doesn’t seem like it will be happening any time soon. I didn’t really think I would have to pay up on my  “Windows Phone Tattoo Bet” that I put out there shortly before MWC, […]

HTC Confirms Windows Phone Tango with Triumph in China


HTC is slated to launch the HTC Triumph, a variant of the HTC Titan, for the Chinese market. Though the Triumph will just be a re-badged hardware offering of a device that’s been available for some time now on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network with a massive 4.7-inch display, the device will be among the first […]

Nokia Became the Top Windows Phone Vendor In Just One Quarter

Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia took its time to get into the modern smartphone market, but it’s already made a pretty big impact. After just one quarter of producing devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, Nokia managed to become the biggest vendor of Microsoft’s mobile OS. It seems that Microsoft’s deal with Nokia is already paying off. In […]

Bluetooth Group Outs Nokia Lumia 719


Nokia’s Windows Phone portfolio is growing as the company is looking to add even more Lumia devices to its lineup. The traditional Symbian phone-maker is prepping to launch a Windows Phone Lumia 719 smartphone as the device has just gained Bluetooth approval from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. At this point, other than Bluetooth being […]

Bing Vision Scans Paper Articles, Puts Web Version to Your WP7 Browser

Windows Phone 7

With Windows Phone 7 Microsoft has taken it upon itself to create apps that other platforms would get from third-party developers. Most of those features are built into Bing, whether through the search engine or Bing Maps. One of those features, Bing Vision is adding a cool new feature next month. Bing Vision is the […]

White Nokia Lumia 900 Now Available for Pre-Orders


While AT&T still has not officially announced a launch date or pricing for its 4G LTE-capable Nokia Lumia 900 that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, Internet-retailer Negri Electronics is now accepting pre-orders for a white variant of the Lumia 900. AT&T and Nokia had said at CES that the […]

Windows Phone Tango Screens Point to Better MMS, More Budget WP7 Devices

Windows Phone Tango leaked screenshots

Microsoft still isn’t talking about Tango, the alleged next version update for Windows Phone 7, but we’ve certainly been hearing a lot about it from other places. Windows Phone Tango will bring the mobile OS down to lower-end phones with less RAM, making it possible for more entry-level smartphones running Windows Phones. These new leaked images could […]

Nokia Speculated to Launch Inexpensive Lumia 610 Windows Phone at MWC


Nokia may be using the international stage at Mobile World Congress to make an even larger push into Windows Phone as the Finnish phone-maker is rumored to debut the Lumia 610, an inexpensive Windows Phone 7 model. Nokia has thus far announced 3 Windows Phone 7 smartphones–the U.S.-centric 4G LTE Nokia Lumia 900 with a […]

Windows Phone Facebook App Gets a Badly Needed Update

Windows Phone Facebook app

Before filing for an IPO Facebook made quite a few changes to its service, and many of them have taken a long time to reach mobile apps. Today some of those new features have come to the Windows Phone Facebook app thanks to a badly needed update. The Windows Phone Facebook app still follows the […]

Lumia 710, 800 to Debut in China with Windows Phone 7 Tango?


A new report claims that Nokia’s new Windows Phone smartphones will debut in China soon with the Tango version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Windows Phone 7 Tango will be a newer version of the Windows Phone platform than the Windows Phone 7 Mango OS that the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 both debuted with […]

Two Unannounced Colors Appear in New Nokia Lumia 800 Ad


Two new colors for the Nokia Lumia 800 have been spotted in a new ad featuring the Windows Phone 7 handset and the Nokia BH-220 Bluetooth headset. These colors–red and green–follow the originally announced black, fuchsia, and cyan version of the Lumia 800 and the recently announced white version of the smartphone. The Nokia Lumia […]

Microsoft Retail Stores Stop Accepting Pre-Orders for Nokia Lumia 900 LTE

After initially establishing a pre-order program for the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., Microsoft retail stores are now abruptly ending the program and are no longer taking pre-orders for the Windows Phone device. It’s unclear as to why the pre-order program has suddenly end and Microsoft did […]