Microsoft Could Kill Hardware Buttons in Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia's Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones will get enhanced Glance features as a part of the Lumia Black update.

Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 could come without the platform’s signature capacitive buttons in the future. Allegedly, Microsoft is considering removing the back, Start and search keys from the hardware specifications that it requires its Windows Phone partners to adhere to when creating new devices. Right now, The Verge’s sources are only confirming that Microsoft […]

How Microsoft Convinced Me to Buy an iPhone 5s

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It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a staunch Windows Phone user. After switching from a simple mobile phone, Windows Phone became my life companion, the operating system I turned to when I needed to get anything done – even with a Windows PC right in front of me. So how did Apple […]

Nokia Amber Update Finally Arrives on AT&T Lumia 920 & 800

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The Nokia Amber Update, the software upgrade that allows users to listen to FM radio and more, is rolling out to the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Starting today, users will get a prompt from their Nokia Lumia device to upgrade if it is eligible. Nokia originally announced that the Amber Update would begin […]

HP Declares Microsoft a Competitor

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In what is clearly a sign that Microsoft’s new strategy as a devices and services company is making industry stalwarts nervous, HP CEO, Meg Whitman declared that the company was now an “outright competitor” in the computing space. The comments came just months after HP, once the top PC maker, announced that revenues for its […]

Windows Phone GDR3 Changes May Offer More Customization & Control

Screenshots of Windows Phone 8 GDR3 from WPCentral.

Microsoft hasn’t shared any information about what features Windows Phone 8 users can expect when the company ships the GDR3 update for Windows Phone users, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from detailing the changes with leaks of the Bittersweet Shimmer update coming to Nokia users at the same time as the Windows Phone GDR3. Posts […]

No Windows Phone 8 From HP

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We had reported on rumors that Hewlett Packard may be working with Microsoft in releasing an HP-branded Windows Phone 8 smartphone recently. However, as it turns out, this information is not correct and HP representatives have reached out to GottaBeMobile to address the rumors. “This story is fabrication and is not related to anything HP has […]

HP Smartphone Strategy to Begin With Windows Phone 8

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[Update: Please see our latest post with comment from HP] After having exited the smartphone market when it had shut down the webOS line that it had acquired along with Palm, Hewlett Packard is looking to re-enter the mobile space with a new smartphone, but this time with the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Rumors […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored for September 26 Launch

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Nokia’s rumored 6-inch phablet smartphone, dubbed the Lumia 1520, will supposedly launch on September 26, according to Twitter-based mobile insider evleaks. However, no further information has been disclosed. Nokia hasn’t sent out any invites yet for a launch event, but if the phone is set to arrive toward the end of the month, the Finnish […]

Microsoft Details New Sports Entertainment Apps for Xbox One

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It seems Microsoft is finally ready to once again talk about the entertainment experiences that are coming to its Xbox LIVE service as a part of the Xbox One launch this fall. The company finally showed off a few of the more important entertainment experiences, sports. Through ESPN on Xbox One, Xbox One users will […]

Lumia 1520 Phablet Appears With Flip Cover and 1080p HD Display

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Ahead of its rumored release in late September, Nokia’s much anticipated Lumia 1520 phablet has made an appearance showing off its new 6-inch full HD 1080p resolution display along with a flip cover accessory that’s designed to protect the screen. The device was spotted in a leaked photo obtained by WP Central showing the Lumia 1520 […]

Nokia Gives Bandit Phablet a Name: Lumia 1520

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It looks like the current camera smartphone flagship in the form of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 will soon be supplanted. The rumored 6-inch phablet, which carries a code name of Bandit, is now said to be released as the Lumia 1520. Given that the model number is higher than the 1020, per Nokia’s naming conventions this […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T to Take on the iPhone 5S

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When the iPhone 5S launches on AT&T in mid-September it will face a new all-metal challenger, Nokia’s Lumia 925. According to AT&T, its users will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 925 flagship for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. Other than its new black styling, AT&T’s version of the Lumia 925 mirrors that […]

How To Use Twitter on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone takes a completely different approach to social media sharing. Instead of including single applications for Twitter and Facebook with each phone, Microsoft integrated social networks into Windows Phone 8. Because of this users are able to send and share messages from almost any area on Windows Phone. Here’s how to use Twitter […]

Windows Phone Over-Sharers Rejoice! Nokia Exec Confirms Instagram Coming

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Windows Phone users who have Instagram envy for sharing their images and photos on the Facebook-owned photo sharing service can breathe a sigh of relief as Nokia EVP Chris Weber has confirmed that Instagram will be coming to the Microsoft mobile platform. In the past, rumors of an official Instagram client coming to Windows Phone, […]

Nokia Lumia’s Bandit Rumored September Launch Hints at Windows 8.1 Release

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The rumored release date for Nokia’s large-screened phablet, code named Bandit, may have just given us the hint that Microsoft may be readying the launch of its next generation Windows Phone OS release around the same time next month in September. The new phablet is scheduled to be announced at a private event in September, according […]

Windows Phone 8: 3 Things Microsoft Needs to Do to Catch Up

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is a thing of legend. Having completely and utterly reached a breaking point with Windows Mobile, Microsoft later spent the next four release cycles building a new mobile operating system from the ground up. It was a calculated risk that, in the end, mostly paid off. Microsoft might have counted on iOS […]

Windows Phone-Powered HTC One Could Arrive This Fall

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Rumors that HTC may be abandoning its commitment to Windows Phone should be laid to rest as HTC’s Jeff Gordon has confirmed to ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley that the company will indeed be releasing a new Windows Phone 8 handset this fall. After asking if HTC is planning an HTC 8X successor for the fall, Gordon […]

Relaunched YouTube App for Windows Phone Already Broken

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After a spat between tech giants Microsoft and Google, the Microsoft-made YouTube client for Windows Phone was pulled from the Windows Phone store. After the company had seemingly reached an agreement–Google ads within the YouTube videos in the client and the removal of the ability to download videos–over disputed features of the Microsoft-made app, the […]

Windows 8.1 Steals Windows Phone Features for Better Usability

The Windows 8.1 Mail application with the updated, App Bar design at the bottom. captured by The Verge.

Screenshots taken from the most recent leaks of Windows 8.1, the upcoming update for all Windows 8 users, indicates that with just weeks to go until availability, Microsoft is making the Windows experience easier for users to grasp by taking elements from Windows Phone 8 In this latest build of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has added a […]