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HTC Tiara leaked

A mid-range HTC handset called the “Tiara” is said to be heading this way pretty soon. It’s a mid-range device and will run the upgraded version of Windows Phone 8. Rumoured specs include a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM and a 4.3″ 800×480 pixel screen. An 8

Windows Phone Twitter app just got awesome

  I absolutely love Twitter – it’s probably what I waste most of my 8X’s battery using. I’ve always felt that the official Windows Phone Twitter app was terrible to use, so I turned to paid for clients instead. However the official app has had a redesign

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets an overhaul

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available. It’s a great way to chat to friends and share images, audio and pictures completely free (as long as you’re connected to wi-fi): therefore it’s great to see such a major update to the Windows version of

Bloomberg now available to all Windows Phones

Originally launched as a Nokia exclusive, Bloomberg’s mobile app for Windows Phone 8 is now available on all handsets through the Windows Marketplace. Bloomberg is the main financial information service for many financial professionals, but the app is free to anyone. As well as every day market information,

RBS Windows Phone app available now

Earlier this week we told you about the release of the Natwest banking app for Windows Phone 8 and now their big brother RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) have released an app too- great news! It’s a really good sign for Windows Phone owners to see big

Vodafone start to sell Windows Phone 8 devices

Windows Phone 8 has been mysteriously absent from Vodafone so far, but that’s set to change this Wednesday when they introduce 5 devices. From the 6th you will be able to get the Nokia 920, 820 and 620, as well as the HTC 8X and 8S. That’s

My Windows Phone experiment

I’ve been a Windows Phone user for a good few years now, It all started off with a Dell Venue Pro, then a Nokia Lumia 800, then an HTC Titan, then my current favourite the HTC 8X, then briefly an HTC 8S and then most recently a

Samsung Ativ S – Initial Impressions

There is always one late comer to every party.  In this case, Samsung announced the Windows Phone 8 touting Ativ S back in August of 2012 but didn’t actually manage to release it until December, almost a whole month after the Nokia Lumia 920. Still as the

Nokia Lumia 920 & 620 Coming soon to Three

The number of Nokia Lumia 920’s that you see on the street could be set to increase rapidly as EE’s exclusivity deal comes to an end. Three have today announced that coming soon are the flagship Lumia 920 and the entry level Lumia 620. Although Three have

Nokia Lumia 920 and the tale of déjà vu

Exactly a year ago, thanks to the lovely team at Nokia Connects I’ve had an opportunity to review the Nokia Lumia 800 – the first Nokia-designed smartphone running the Windows Phone operating system. Putting all ramblings whether Nokia’s sudden strategy switch was right or not, the Lumia

Lumia 920 coming to Vodafone

Good news for customers today as Vodafone announced on the official blog that the Nokia Lumia 920 is soon to make an appearance on their network.   This is clearly important news as EE have had the exclusivity on the flagship Nokia since its UK launch however

Windows Phone Game Review – Boxes

I’m going to come out and say it. This is a remake of Tetris. But a damn good one at that. The developers Blugri have taken a classic game and added a few twists, a new design and some ingenious control options and have made a really

Nokia Lumia 920 – Initial Impressions

The Nokia Lumia 920 has been heralded as the ultimate Windows Phone 8 device. When it was announced I was excited the range of colours and accessories. It captivated my imagination and made my wallet area hurt with anticipation of the upcoming cost. When it came to

Samsung Ativ S is actually in stock somewhere

How many times over the last few weeks have we heard that the Windows Phone 8 equipped Samsung Ativ S was going to be in stock somewhere or delayed again? Answer: A lot. Well the day has finally come that retailers actually have the phone in stock

Windows 8 gets aped on an Android tablet.. for children

Whilst randomly browsing around I stumbled across this rather interesting Android tablet at ToysRUs. The tablet and the interface is designed for children, and the fairly low-end device has a 10.1″ screen with front camera, WiFi and micro-SD expansion. But I couldn’t help noticing the similarities between

Microsoft claims Windows Phone sales up 300% …but of what?

  Microsoft’s resident megaphone has been spouting again, this time to the annual shareholders meeting, where the larger than life CEO announced that Windows Phone sales are up 300% from last year. That sounds a good tag line, but as Microsoft never announced any sales figures for

Nokia Lumia 820 In Stock at Expansys

The Lumia 820 is the only one of the top end Nokia offerings that is available anywhere other than at EE stores and as a result stocks are rather low in most retailers. One retailer that has managed to procure stock and will have it available from

Samsung Ativ S to hit Vodafone courtesy of Phones4U

A lot of us have been waiting for a chance to check out the new hotness that should be Windows Phone and now we’re one step closer. Phones4U has the Samsung Ativ S up on its coming soon page. Having a quick look around on the site,

Customising Windows Phone 8

Yes you read the title right, you can customise Windows Phone 8 quite a bit. This article is a quick look at a few apps I use on my nice new HTC 8X to customise the look. Starting off with a custom tile creator. Wizz Tiles Wizz