Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored for September 26 Launch


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’s Cortana Rumored To Rival Apple’s Siri

Cortana is the name for an artificial intelligence construct in Microsoft's Halo franchise.

Microsoft is working a digital voice assistant much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant for Windows Phone 8 Blue. According to sources who talked exclusive with ZDNet, Microsoft is working on a rival for Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now for a launch in the next major version of Windows Phone, Windows Phone and possibly other products […]

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Image Hints at Notifications Tile


One of the features that’s so far been absent on Windows Phone 8 and that’s been requested by users of the platform is a unified notifications system, similar to the notifications drawer on rival iOS and Android platforms. Microsoft had confessed that it had ran out of time in creating a unified notifications system when […]

With Nokia, Microsoft May Have Just Killed Windows Phone Innovation


Microsoft VP of Windows Phone development Joe Belfiore is defending his company’s $7.2 billion acquisition of smartphone-maker Nokia in a bid to become a bigger player in the growing mobile market. The acquisition would make Microsoft the third largest maker of phones in the world, but it would also place Microsoft in a difficult position […]

Why HTC is the Biggest Loser in Microsoft Nokia Deal

The Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 521 are the most popular Windows Phone devices in the world.

While industry watchers will continue pondering the long-term ramifications of a joint Microsoft and Nokia for days to come, during these early days, the question that will come up most often is: What does this mean for Windows Phone? It isn’t an unfair question, after all, Microsoft’s bid to acquire Nokia fundamentally changes things inside […]

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


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


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 […]

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


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


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


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


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 […]

Did Google Just Block the YouTube App It Co-Developed with Microsoft?


It appears Google did block the YouTube application that it co-developed with Microsoft for the Windows Phone operating system. Google confirmed that it was in fact blocking the recently re-released application in a statement to The Verge, saying that “Microsoft [had] not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has […]

Relaunched YouTube App for Windows Phone Already Broken


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 […]

How to Turn on Kids Corner on Windows Phone 8

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Just as smartphones have become essential to productivity, for parents they’ve become essential to keeping kids occupied on long road trips and errands. Unfortunately, handing your child your Windows Phone could leave you vulnerable to whatever mistakes or changes they make to your device. Thankfully, Windows Phone 8 enables an option called Kids Corner. With […]

How to Customize the Windows Phone 8 Start Screen


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 […]

Next Windows Phone 8 Update in Testing, Will Enable a Nokia Phablet

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Just as the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update’s rollout is starting to gain steam, rumors of its successor, and the smartphone that it’ll power are solidifying. The Verge is citing sources that believe the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update is actually already in testing, and that it’ll finally add the ability for Windows Phones users […]

Windows Phone Continues App Winning Streak, Scores MLB At Bat 2013

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With arrival of MLB’s At Bat 13, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 has just scored another big win in the application availability department. Starting today, users can download Major League Baseball’s premiere guide for free in the Windows Phone Store. Perspective users will need to move though, as the application’s description does note that it’ll only be […]

Nokia Adding SMS Filtering and Call Blocking to Lumia Windows Phones

A screenshot of the new calling and SMS blocking features from Windows Phone Central.

According to Windows Phone Central, a new update to the settings application for Nokia Lumia users adds the ability call and message blocking lists. With the features Windows Phone users can finally block the numbers responsible for sending them unwanted media messages and sales calls. Unfortunately, the application update requires that the Lumia Windows Phone […]

As Bing Apps Arrive and Windows Phone Sales Thrive, the iPhone Stalls

Just as Microsoft is announcing new Bing Apps meant to bolster the user experience on its mobile platform, new market share numbers seem to indicate that Windows Phone is finally starting to affect one of the biggest players in the smartphone market: Apple. The additions to the Windows Phone Store were detailed today on the […]