Tag: windows phone

Operating System, Windows

Leak reveals Microsoft’s canceled Windows OS for dual-screen devices

January 21, 2022

Via: The Verge

Microsoft was working on a secret “pocketable” Surface device powered by a custom Windows OS before the company turned to Android for its Surface Duo. Codenamed Andromeda, the device appeared in leaked emails, patents, reports, and throughout various references to […]

Operating System, Windows

Here are the real reasons Windows Phone failed, reveals ex-Nokia engineer

July 29, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A Reddit user who claims to have been a Nokia engineer at the time Microsoft acquired the Finnish company’s struggling mobile business has outlined four main factors behind the failure of Windows Phone. There are a ton of reasons why […]

App Review, Applications

WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices

May 10, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

As time rolls forward we have to forget the past – that’s what WhatsApp is doing, at least, as it’s discontinuing support for a large number of outdated smartphone models over the course of the next year. In a blog […]

Operating System, Others

Miss your Windows phone? Try these phones and apps instead

February 21, 2018


Windows Phone is dead. And, at least for the foreseeable future, it isn’t coming back. Microsoft pulled support for push notifications, and even Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates gave up his Windows phone in favor of an Android device. Once upon […]

Operating System, Windows

Windows Phone has been dead for years, but Microsoft finally just admitted it

October 9, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

When Windows Phone was first unveiled back in 2010 as “Windows Phone Series 7,” its ambitions were lofty but its prospects were bleak. Many people covering the mobile market at the time were rooting for Microsoft to succeed, but we […]


Unlocked Windows 10 Mobile version of Alcatel Idol 4S available from the Microsoft Store

January 17, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

Back in October, we showed you training material for T-Mobile reps that revealed a dual life for the Alcatel Idol 4S. Sure, everyone knew that the handset was rockin’ Android 6.0. But when no one was paying attention, the same […]


Acer Releases Liquid M330 Windows Phone in Microsoft Stores

April 19, 2016

Via: Mobile Tech Review

Acer today announced its new Liquid M330 smartphone will be available through Microsoft Stores in the United States this month. This affordable Windows phone features a 4.5″ IPS display, a 5MP camera, 4G LTE, Cortana and more. The phone will […]

News and Press

Netflix for Windows Phone receives update

April 11, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

If you’re a Windows Phone 8.1 user who uses the Netflix app, you might have experienced some issues with it recently. According to a report published today, the Windows Phone version of the streaming video app is giving users headaches […]

Phones, Windows

VAIO Phone Biz hands-on: the sleek Windows smartphone you (probably) can’t get (Video)

February 24, 2016

Via: Pocket Now

The arrival of Windows 10 Mobile has really brought the OEMs out of the woodwork, and Microsoft’s latest smartphone platform has been popping up on all manner of handsets – including from quite a few companies not usually on our […]


What’s the future for Windows Phone?

July 1, 2015

Via: itCurated

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that’s unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices. The rumors of […]


Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

May 21, 2015

Via: Darren Orf

This Thursday we’ve got apps you’re going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers […]


BBM for Windows Phone updated to include Channels

May 8, 2015

Via: itCurated

On Thursday, BlackBerry pushed out an update to the version of BBM for Windows Phone. Moving over from the beta version of the app to the regular version is support for BBM Channels. These are discussion groups that allow you […]


Verizon Lumia 735 spotted at the FCC with Microsoft branding

May 6, 2015

Via: itCurated

Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 735 back in September 2014, but so far, the handset has yet to be launched in the United States despite numerous rumors that pointed towards an US launch. A recent discovery made in the FCC database reveals […]


3.7 million users have signed up for Windows Insider; video shows how to add printing to Windows 10 apps

May 2, 2015

Via: itCurated

The Windows Insider program allows Windows Phone users to test the mobile version of Windows 10. At Build 2015 last week, Microsoft announced that it now has 3.7 million subscribers in the program. Just a few months ago, the program […]

App Review

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

March 19, 2015

Via: Darren Orf

It’s been a big week for apps, as is usually the case during SXSW—though arguably the biggest news came from Nintendo announcing its long-awaited entry into smartphone gaming. But there were lots of new great apps there worth talking about […]