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Stores without apps and cities without streets

Nokia may well be springing to life again with the announcement of new models at MWC, but according to most commentators Windows 10 Mobile is still manifestly kicking the bucket. Can’t you just hear that clanging sound?   Much of the blame for Windows Mobile’s failure to take off …

Skype app to be killed off for Windows Phone owners

Skype, which is a piece of software people used to use to communicate with each other before they found WhatsApp, is being ditched for Windows Phone. The product support page states that, if you’re still intent on using a video call, the native Skype client for Windows Phone …

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – Review

We finally have the Lumia 950 XL on our testbed. We had to wait a long time for this one – it has been nearly two years since the last flagship-spec device from the Microsoft brand. Many people were hoping for a direct Lumia 1020 upgrade, which has …

Windows 10 devices launch event confirmed for 6 October

There have been a great number of rumours suggesting that Microsoft would take the wraps off the first official Windows 10 Mobile handsets this coming October.  Those rumours turned out to be true (who’d have thought it!) and an official invite has just been released.  The two phones in question, …

Specs of rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone… Surface.

When Windows Phone 10 will be released later this year we have been promised a slurry of new phones, designed to cater to every different type of audience. One of Microsoft’s recent announcements was that it would focus on a number of areas, one of which was the …

Windows Mobile – Back from the dead

We’ve been covering smartphones since the Orange SPV and Microsoft Smartphone 2002. That, along with Microsoft Pocket PC, eventually became Windows Mobile 2003, then Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.1, Windows Mobile 6.5 and then we had the whole “Windows Phone 7 Series” launch that …

Nokia X – Goodbye, we hardly even knew you

The Android-powered Nokia phones, which were meant to be a step onto the Lumia ladder, will no longer be worked on. New handsets and development is being put into “maintenance mode” whilst work shifts onto Windows Phone handsets. This comes just hours after 12,500 Nokia staffers were shown …

Windows RT arrives on the HTC HD2

The poor, poor HTC HD2. It shipped originally with Windows Mobile 6.5 but had Windows Phone 7 splattered all over it along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we can add WIndows RT to the mix as CotullaCode has managed to squeeze the OS into the ancient old …

My Phone History – By Ronnie Whelan

Before I start, I have to apologise for my lack of detail with regards to my pre-smartphone phones. I had very little enthusiasm for phones before my Orange SPV, and even a brief spell working in the Nokia factory in Finland didn’t spark an interest. Motorola MR30 It …

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 …

Time-lapse video on Android

Some years ago I filmed this summer sunrise on a Windows Mobile phone. Last weekend, with the sun actually beating down on our garden, I decided to try the same thing on Android. I ended up using Controlled Capture Lite which is, if I’m honest, a bit rough …

Windows Mobile still more popular than Windows Phone in the US

The latest Nielsen figures are out and they reveal that Windows Phone still hasn’t overtaken the previous Windows Mobile operating system. More than half of US mobile owners now have what’s classified as a “smartphone” but Windows Phone is still struggling to beat the “Other” category at the …

ZTE Tania Debuts With Virgin Mobile

ZTE have today announced that Virgin Mobile will be the first UK operator to carry the new ZTE Tania. The Windows Mobile 7.5 carrying device will be available from the middle of May on pay monthly and pay-as-you-go. The Tania has a TFT capacitive touchscreen, a display of 480 …

Battery going flat too quick? It could be your adverts

Adverts. Nobody really likes them, especially those foreign ones that get badly re-dubbed in English. On your mobile they can, according to a report picked up by the BBC, suck a lot more battery life too. By running constantly in the background and offering “helpful offers and reminders” …

Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x – Two months and counting

Back in June last year we heard that Windows Marketplace was headed for the bin and now it looks like that’s happening. Emails are going out to say that the shut-down begins on May 9th, which is just two months away. A huge number of you have sent …

DashWire closes up, grab your data while you can

If you had a Windows Mobile phone a few years back then you may well have seen or used Dashwire. It basically plonked your pictures, videos, texts and contacts onto an online portal for you to access. It was great, but time has moved on and many phone …

Yandex Acquire SPB Software

SPB Software, the mobile software development company famed for it’s prevalence on Windows Mobile devices of the past, has been acquired by Russian company Yandex for an undisclosed amount. Yandex is known throughout Russia as the provider of the country’s leading search engine and operates across most of Eastern Europe. SPB …

Android almost doubles UK market share according to report

Just in case you weren’t aware, Android is continuing to rise in popularity. Research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows the sheer seismic shift in the market share for Android. Android now has a 47.1% share of the smartphone market here in the UK, with BlackBerry some distance behind …

Daylight Savings fixes for HD2 and Touch2 go live

A couple of updates are now listed on the HTC website for the HTC HD2 and HTC Touch2. These updates are to readjust your clock for the hour gained during Daylight Savings. Links - HTC HD2 Update - HTC Touch2 Update

Windows Phone 7.5 next year?

We've already heard that an early update is coming in January, followed by possibly another one around the same time as Mobile World Congress. Early rumours have called these first updates "massive" but now there's some slightly different news surroun...