Tag: 7.5

Windows Phone 7.8 Updates not due to arrive until next year

Although Microsoft have apparently already started rolling out the cosmetic Windows Phone 7.8 update, it seems that production handsets won’t start seeing it until early in the new year. The news comes in a post on Tweakers.net and the update will bring those Windows Phone 7.x owners a …

New handsets will still run Windows Phone 7.8

Got one of those Windows Phone handsets running 7.5? Gutted that you’re not getting Windows Phone 8? Well, you’re getting Windows Phone 7.8 at least. Last night we told you that you might have to wait a few more months though. The Windows Phone Blog details the upgrade, …

Huawei signal their support for Windows Phone 8

Huawei has joined HTC and others in signalling their support for Windows Phone 8. They are to make their first Windows Phone 8 device available in Europe, China and the US, with other markets to follow. According to the press release, which you can dive into below, the …

Windows Phone 8 – The details

So, Joe Belfiore stepped onto the stage today to announce Windows Phone 8. It’s a second “reboot” of the Microsoft mobile strategy following the news that Windows Mobile 6.5 users wouldn’t be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 7. Now, the same is happening yet again, with existing …

Skype comes out of Beta

Skype has been available in Beta form on Windows Phone since the announcement at Mobile World Congress this year back in February. However it now looks like the full version is now available to download from the Marketplace right now. There is a video and an announcement over …

Windows Phone. It’s time for some home truths

Hmmm… Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 900 over in the USA are certainly mixed. What seems to be coming across isn’t necessarily the hardware either. The specs aren’t as good as other handsets, but Windows Phone doesn’t necessarily need it. Strangely, over here in Europe, the Nokia Lumia …

Roll up, roll up, get your Lumia 800 update on Three

Woah, it’s been just minutes since we complained that only SIM-free Lumia 800’s were currently getting updated and pow, Three are now pushing it out to their Lumia 800 phones. Their support pages detail the improvements, but the key enhancement has to be the extra battery life. There’s …

Software update brings battery boost to Nokia Lumia 800

Over the last few weeks we have been hearing rumors about the next update for the Nokia Lumia 800. The main feature is the extra battery life. They have apparently improved the bass in music playback as well. Nokia have put up a web page that shows you …

Windows Phone 7 now outsells Symbian

Back in February last year Symbian had a 12.4% share of the smartphone market here in the UK. Now, according to figures by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, this has now dropped to 2.4%. The 10% drop means that Windows Phone 7 has now … just…. overtaken the Symbian OS. …

Nokia Lumia 719c snapped?

Another Nokia Lumia device ? Yes indeed, if this shot is to be believed anyways. The Nokia Lumua 719c looks to be another entry-level device but we don’t have a great deal of info at the moment… Link – baidu.com Credit – MyNokiaBlog

Some answers about the Nokia Lumia 900 and 800

We saw the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 at the MWC the other week. It is a larger version of the Lumia 800 and there are a few questions people have about the device. Well Nokia Connects have asked Nokia a whole host of questions and some of them …

Microsoft, Nokia and Phones 4U in another advertising blitz

If you bought The Sun this Saturday then you might have seen one of the SEVEN massive Nokia Lumia advertisements. There’s an advert for the Android-powered Galaxy in there too, but its mostly Windows Phone all the way. Link – Phones 4U

HTC Radar, now down to just £199

We seem to be finding a good selection of cheap Windows Phones lately. Now it’s the turn of the HTC Radar, which has been reduced to £199 on eBuyer. The Radar has 8GB of storage on board, a 3.8″ screen, 5 megapixel camera and 1GHz CPU. Link – …

MWC – Fujitsu IS12T Hands-on

So, you’ve got the major players here in Barcelona. HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Nokia and the new boys – Sony Mobile. Then there’s the people close behind, Acer, Asus, Huawei and ZTE are becoming more well known. Huawei in particular have been behind a lot of network-branded kit …

MWC – A few more Nokia Lumia 610 details leaked?

BGR.in appear to have a bit more information on the Nokia 610, which we’re expecting to get final details on tomorrow morning. Their moles reckon that it’ll have a 3.2″ display and a 3 megapixel camera. Apparently this will go on sale for around €175. We’ll be live …

Gartner Smartphone Sales figures prove tough reading

The latest Gartner figures are out and, for Microsoft, they’re probably best ignored. Less than 3 million Windows Phones sold worldwide for a Q4 1.9% market share, down from last year’s Q4 of 3.4%. Windows Phone,market share is still lower than the Bada OS. Although this was to …

Windows Phone 7 Tango shots – The devil is in the detail

Russian website wp7forum.ru appear to have shots and information about the upcoming Windows Phone Tango release. They highlight a number of changes, including the support of additional countries, an increase on the amount of preloaded apps (from 16 to 40), SIM contact management and importing (ideal for new …

Nokia Lumia 610, budget Windows Phone incoming.

The folks at Techradar have reported today that Nokia is due to launch another Lumia handset, the 610. This handset is to be a budget phone, possibly ‘pay as you go’ only. The forthcoming Windows Update ‘Tango’ is alleged to be responsible for making this happen, dropping the RAM …

Windows Phone 8 Previews and rumours hit the web

The new major version of Windows Phone looks set to be a big change yet again. The existing kernel – Windows CE – is to be ditched although, contrary to rumours, it won’t affect app compatibility. The new Windows Phone 8 will also tightly integrate and blend with …