Tag: mango

BBC iPlayer finally coming to Windows Phone

One of the most popular apps on Android and iOS has been really conspicuous in its absence so far on Windows Phone – the BBC’s iPlayer. Well we won’t have to wait much longer, as Auntie has just announced that they have done a deal with Microsoft to …

No in-app purchasing for current Windows Phones

In-app purchases, a feature announced in June, will be restricted to Microsoft handsets running Windows Phone 8 only. Those using Windows Phone 7.5 won’t see in-app purchasing getting added to Windows Phone 7.8 and it now seems that the only “update” is the slightly modified home screen. If …

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 …

HTC Confirm their support for Windows Phone 8

As we’ve just heard, HTC are to launch a Windows Phone 8 device with a Qualcomm CPU. HTC have just sent us the official confirmation below. htc announces support for windows phone 8 New platform announcement builds on ten plus year partnership Taipei, Taiwan — 20 June 2012 …

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 …

Nokia – Iceberg, right ahead.

This morning, like you, I read about the Nokia cuts. Nokia appear, in my opinion, to be hitting the same issue that Microsoft and Windows Mobile tackled four or five years ago. Complacency. There was far too much washing about. Nokia were the undisputed king of the mobile …

Nokia Lumia 900. It’s the Batphone Robin, let’s go!

Fancy getting a Nokia Lumia 900 but want it to be a bit more “individual?” Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Well, if you said “Yes” and knew where that quote came from, this could be just for you. It’s the Nokia Lumia …

Sky Go not coming to Windows Phone any time soon

On Friday you may have read this story about the availability of iPlayer on Windows Phone. A spokesperson also told them that Sky Go, which is already available for Android and iPhone, wouldn’t be available “for a good few months”. We’ve since heard from a a reliable source …

No iPlayer for Windows Phone after all?

Last week we told you that a Nokia spokesperson said there would be a BBC iPlayer app for Windows Phone 7 but now Pocket-Lint have the following quote from the BBC.. We are always looking at new and existing platforms to bring BBC iPlayer to, but have no …

Nokia Lumia 900 now available SIM free

Looking for the Nokia Lumia 900 unlocked ? The guys at Unlocked Mobiles have the Lumia £445.98 with Next Day delivery. It’s the latest Windows Phone from Nokia and features a 4.3″ 800×480 ClearBlack AMOLED screen and one-piece polycarbonate body. Other specs include WiFI, “all day” 1830mAh battery, …

Got a Lumia 610? We’ve got some bad news

So, as we know, Windows Phone hasn’t quite got the same Angry Birds selection as iPhone or Android. Rovio chief marketing officer stated that Windows Phone was a “big undertaking” and that the “cost of supplying” it to the “smaller platforms” just didn’t add up. There is, however, …

Not Running Mango? No Apps For You!!

Are you one of the many people who made the jump to Windows Phone?.  If you have an older phone still running Windows Phone 7 and have not yet upgraded to 7.5 (Mango) then you will soon have no more access to download applications via the Marketplace!. It …

HTC Radar only £99 in store at Orange

We’ve just been alerted to a pretty cracking deal that Orange are currently running for the HTC Radar. They’ve currently got it on sale in store for the bargain price of £99 when you top up £10. For your one hundred notes you’ll get a second gen Windows …

22 new countries added to Windows Phone web Marketplace

Microsoft today added 22 new countries these include Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Israel, Thailand, and Vietnam. As a Windows Phone user one can only hope that the continued expansion of the …

LG to drop Windows Phone …for now

I’ve been banging on about this for a while now. Nokia have stolen a lot of limelight on the Windows Phone stage recently and it’s no big surprise to see LG now putting the brakes on. In an interview for the Korea Herald an unnamed LG Exec stated …

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 …

Will current Windows Phone devices get Apollo or not?

“Will my device get an official update?” It is one the most often asked questions, be it to the networks, to the manufacturers or even to websites like us. People just want the latest and greatest version of the software. Most recently it has been the turn of …

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 …

Numbers are everything… Can Microsoft reverse the trend?

Figures recently released  by comScore reveal a telling story regarding market share for the major smartphone manufacturers in the United States. Perhaps the biggest suprise is the fall of Microsoft’s share of the market from 5.2% in November ’11 to only 3.9% in Februrary ’12. Microsoft can only …

Why I think Windows Phone is the future

Before I start I must express now that this article contains mostly opinion. Right, now that’s said we can continue. :) I have had a lot of phones…. Blackberrys, an iPhone, Androids and even the short lived HP Pre3 (another time) but the newest bit of tech to …