Microsoft Looking to Capitalize on Recent Android Malware Incident


Jabbing its rival while its down, Microsoft is exploiting Google’s publicized malware problem with Android market to get people to switch to Windows Phone in the latest Droid Rage campaign. This is at least Microsoft’s second campaign on social site Twitter to attract users to the company’s Windows Phone platform, asking users to share their […]

Marvell Eyes Low-Cost Entry-Level Windows Phone, Windows 8 Market


Marvell, makers of more budget-friendly ARM chipsets, is looking at Microsoft for new growth. The company is looking to place its more affordable chipsets into entry-level Windows Phone devices catering to the Chinese market, and also in Windows 8 tablets, which will also run on ARM chipsets in addition to Intel’s and AMD’s x86 chip […]

Lumia Now Accounts for Most Market Share of Windows Phone 7.5 Devices


With Microsoft’s Mango release for Windows Phone, a second crop of new hardware was released. And of those devices running Mango, otherwise known as Windows Phone 7.5, Nokia may be leading the pack with its debut Windows Phone devices marketed under the Lumia brand. Nokia, which bested out its closest rival HTC, now has garnered […]

Lumia Sales Beginning to Start a Turn-Around for Nokia’s Future


Lumia, which means light according to Nokia at the devices’ introduction at Nokia World in October, may be just that–the light at the end of a dark tunnel for the Finnish smartphone-maker. Since announcing that the company would be banking its future on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS, Nokia has topped 1 million Lumia phone […]

Nokia Lumia 900 Rumored to Shed 4G LTE Radio for International Launch


Nokia had created the Lumia 900 as its U.S.-centric high-end Windows Phone, which borrows a lot of its design elements from the beloved Lumia 800, but adds a larger 4.3-inch display, sheds the PenTile sub-pixel matrix arrangement for a sharper display, and boasts blazing fast 4G LTE connectivity on AT&T’s U.S. network. So what’s an […]

ZTE Reveals Windows Phone Licensing Fees


Though Microsoft’s mobile market share isn’t as big as its rivals, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant still makes quite a bit of money in the mobile space thanks to licensing fees. In addition to royalties that Microsoft collects due to licensing fees for select intellectual property licenses to Android manufacturers, Microsoft also collects revenue from […]

HTC Titan Latest Handset to Suffer From Antennagate Issues


The issue of poor reception with metal construction on cellular phones was made notorious on Apple’s iPhone 4, which had a stainless steel band that served as both the phone’s antenna and as structural support for the phone. In what was known publicly as Antennagate, the iPhone 4 had diminished reception when a user held […]

iPhone 4S Sales Narrow Marketshare Gap Between iOS and Android

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Nielsen’s Mobile Media Report for the last quarter of 2011 reveals that sales of the iPhone not only enriched Apple’s coffers but also brought more new smartphone owners into the fold and increased the company’s mobile marketshare. Several factors go into this. For the first time the iPhone was available on three of the four […]

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T LTE Confirmed with Tethering


At CES, we caught up to the Nokia folks at breakfast, who confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 900 will debut on AT&T’s network with tethering, or Internet sharing, straight out of the box. The feature was notably absent on Nokia’s Lumia 800, but thanks to the additional time between the launch of the 800 and […]

Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T’s 4G LTE Network Hands-On (Video)


After having announced the Nokia Lumia 900, one of two 4G LTE smartphones for AT&T’s network in the U.S., we got a chance to preview the hardware yesterday. The Lumia 900 borrows its aesthetics from the Lumia 800, which we had previously reviewed, along with the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9. Present on the phone is an […]

Nokia Lumia 800 Comes to U.S. to Microsoft Stores


In addition to having announced the Lumia 900, an LTE smartphone for AT&T’s 4G network, Nokia has just announced that the Lumia 800 will also be crossing the Atlantic to arrive in the U.S. on Microsoft Store shelves. When it was announced, the Lumia 800 was originally targeted at Europe and Asia, and Nokia had […]

Nokia Introduces New Exclusive Windows Phone Titles for Lumia Devices


In addition to having rolled out with Nokia Music, Nokia Drive, and Nokia ESPN Sports Hub, the smartphone-maker is adding a suite of new connected applications that will be only available on Nokia-made Windows Phone 7 devices, including the Lumia 710, Lumia 800, and newly announced Lumia 900, an LTE smartphone for AT&T’s 4G network […]

Nokia Confirms LTE Windows Phone for AT&T

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Without giving much details away until its own official press conference later this afternoon as the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off, Nokia head Stephen Elop took the stage at AT&T’s Developer Summit to announce that it has exciting plans for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. Together with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and AT&T Mobility head […]

HTC HD8 Ready to Succeed HD7?


Though HTC had taken a departure from the HTC HD7 and HD7s with the release of the larger-screened Titan, the company may be revisiting the 4.3-inch display form factor for the Windows Phone platform. A device with the HD8 moniker was seen in stats released by the app “I’m a WP7.” Unlike the HTC HD7, […]

T-Mobile USA Nokia Lumia 710 Review: Best Value Windows Phone 7 Smartphone


The Nokia Lumia 710 may look like it’s all business from the front, dominated by a large 3.7-inch touchscreen, but around back it’s all play thanks to optional customizable rear back battery covers that adds fun, pizzazz, and a little bit of color to an otherwise sleek all-black or all-white phone. As Nokia’s more mid-range […]

No more ChevronWP7 Tokens, No more legal Windows Phone unlocks


Happy New Years? As I was winding down to get into bed after 2012 dropped, I checked Twitter one last time and saw a very interesting tweet from @ChevronWP7. They announced via twitter that they only have 18 tokens left and that they won’t be restocking. What is ChevronWP7 and what are tokens? You can […]

Samsung, HTC Gearing Up for 4G LTE Windows Phone With Two New Models

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The current crop of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system still lacks fast 4G LTE mobile broadband support, limiting these devices either to 3G CDMA or 4G HSPA+ protocol for GSM devices. Fortunately, though, it seems that both Microsoft and hardware partners are pushing for 4G support on Windows Phone, and both HTC […]

Is Nokia Working on the Next ‘Zune’ or Lumia Player?


At the T-Mobile USA press event unveiling the U.S. arrival of the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 710 on the carrier’s network, Nokia was showing off a 3-inch device sans any buttons. The device is described as a ‘pocket tablet’ that lacks any wireless mobile broadband connectivity, meaning that it will either connect to the Internet via […]

Nokia to Experiment With New Colors for Lumia 800 in 2012


Nokia may be experimenting with new color variations for the recently released Nokia Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone fruition as a product of a joint partnership with Microsoft, for early 2012. The company had unveiled the Lumia 800 at Nokia World with black, cyan, and magenta as color options, but more bright and vivid […]