Telefonica Chides Nokia for Expensive Lumia Windows Phone Pricing


An executive for Telefonica spoke out against Nokia’s new Lumia handsets, which are the debut handset from the Finnish phone-maker to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, as being too expensive. The carrier executive notes that if Nokia intends on gaining market share, “they need to bring out devices which are cost-competitive.” However, the pricing […]

Sales of Nokia Lumia 800 Tops Charts in France


Just a week after Nokia had announced the Lumia 800 Windows Phone Mango device, the smartphone is now topping sales charts in France on retailer¬†Phonehouse.Fr, beating out the iPhone 4S, Android, and other devices. Interestingly, the Bada OS-powered Samsung Wave 575 came in second just after the Nokia Lumia 800. It’s still too early in […]

Nokia to Enable Tethering on Lumia 800 Via Software Update


Nokia has confirmed that although the high-end Lumia 800 Windows Phone Mango device will launch without tethering out of the box, tethering will be coming to the smartphone via a software update at a later date. Tethering has been a long requested feature since the debut of Windows Phone, and the inclusion of tethering may […]

T-Mobile USA Snagging Nokia Lumia 710 for January Launch?


It looks like T-Mobile USA is looking to bring Nokia’s Lumia 710, the lower-end handset of the two Windows Phone that the company recently announced, to the U.S. market in early 2012. According to TmoNews, the Lumia 710, codenamed ‘Sword,’ most recently passed through the FCC for regulatory approval complete with T-Mobile’s AWS frequency support […]

Nokia Aims High, But Shoots Low for U.S. Market


When Nokia unveiled the company’s debut Lumia Windows Phone devices at Nokia World in London last week, it only made vague ¬†comments that Nokia-branded smartphones running on Microsoft’s mobile OS would hit the U.S. market in early 2012. Now, Nokia’s American head Chris Weber is offering more insight into the company’s strategy for the U.S., […]

Nokia Windows Phone Speculated to Not Arrive in U.S. Until 2012


While the world may be looking on with anticipation to see the metamorphosis of Nokia from a Symbian handset-maker to a Windows Phone partner this Wednesday at Nokia World, the first phones running Microsoft’s new Mango software update won’t be available in the U.S. market until 2012 according to the latest speculation. Nokia is expected […]

Nokia Sabre to Come with Physical Windows Phone 7 Hardware Keys?


Bucking the trend of many, if not all, current Windows Phone 7 handsets, the yet to be announced Nokia Sabre prototype shows a Mango-powered smartphone with physical Windows Phone navigation buttons rather than the capacitive touch buttons of today. While hardware navigation buttons require a little bit more effort to activate–you do have to exert […]

Microsoft Shows Off AT&T’s Mango Smartphone Trio


Microsoft’s Windows Phone portal is now filled with pictures of the next-generation Mango smartphones for AT&T. The U.S. carrier had announced that it will be supporting three new Mango smartphones in its lineup, though release date and pricing were not unveiled, which will include the HTC Titan, the Samsung Focus S, and the Samsung Focus […]

Mango Ripens for HTC HD7S Starting Tuesday


Beginning Tuesday, AT&T’s HTC HD7S Windows Phone 7 handset will begin to receive the Mango software update, though HTC and Microsoft are rolling out the software upgrade gradually in batches so don’t fret if you’re not among the early ones to see a notification for the update. Unfortunately, Mango will not be an OTA update. […]

Dell’s Hiatus From Windows Phone Means No New Mango Phones


Dell has confirmed that it will not be releasing any Windows Phone 7 devices with Microsoft’s latest Mango software. The company will be taking a break from the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system after having released one handset, the Dell Venue Pro, on the platform last year. At the time of release, the Dell […]

Windows Phone Glitch Shuts Out Zune Pass Listeners


Users who have upgraded their HTC-made Windows Phone 7 smartphones to the Mango firmware update are now noticing that their handsets are freezing, or locking up, when they’re using Zune Pass. Users have been complaining and documenting their issues on Microsoft’s support forum, and according to these users, Microsoft is saying that there may be […]

CDMA LG Windows Phone Mango Handset Spotted at FCC; Coming to Sprint, Verizon?


An LG-made Windows Phone Mango handset was spotted at the FCC awaiting U.S. regulatory approval. Of significance is that the device, with the model number LG LS831, contains support for a CDMA radio, which would make the device compatible on either Sprint’s or Verizon’s network. Currently, both U.S. CDMA carriers offer one Windows Phone handset […]

Nokia Lumia, Samsung Monument Outed on Gaming Page


Ocassional Gamer‘s stat page revealed two new un-announced and un-released Windows Phone devices in the form of the Nokia Lumia and the Samsung Monument, though details are scarce about the phones. As to the Nokia, it’s unclear if this will be Nokia’s high-end flagship Windows Phone device or if it will be yet another mid-range […]