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Windows Phone Emulator lets you play with 8.1

There’s an “emulator” of sorts on the Nokia website if you fancy having a try of Windows Phone. It won’t let you do absolutely everything, and is more like a bunch of links to movie files, but it will let you learn more about the OS if

Lumia 930 offered up across the UK

We’ve had a number of companies in touch about this handset and the offers they’re running on it. If you’re following us on Twitter or checking the site regularly, you’ll already know about the EE deal, but here’s a run-down .. EE For a limited time, EE

Microsoft begin Nokia bloodbath

With the name “Nokia” now forever connected to Windows Phone, Microsoft are having to make some pretty big decisions. One of the first is to layoff a massive 12,500 staffers from the Nokia team. Yes, 12,500. The cuts from the mobile business form the bulk of the

Free Windows Phone satnav to get you home

We all know about the ongoing issues with getting Google services on your Windows mobile, and that includes Google Maps for your satnav needs. Luckily Nokia Drive/Here Maps is available now, but there’s another entrant in the ring. Copilot was one of the original people who developed

Lumia 930 bargain at EE

The new Lumia 930 is going on sale tomorrow here in the UK (Thursday 17th July) and many of the networks have decided to stock it, including EE on their 4G brand. What is amazing is the PAYG deal they have managed to put together, the only

Nokia Lumia Cyan Update roll out starts

The time that all Nokia WP8 users have been waiting for has arrived. Microsoft just announced that the Lumia Cyan Update is starting to roll out …..now! It will be reaching your device very soon and will bring some significant enhancements to your device. The main features

WordPress for Windows Phone… About to end?

Now, although the official WordPress app is still available in the Windows Phone store, the WordPress website site doesn’t list a Windows Phone version any longer. It’s looking like the Windows Phone app might be getting quietly dropped, or development dropped at least, as the last update

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

This is a special one for me, because – apart from using Windows Phone in a few example videos over the years, I’ve been a really big Android and iPhone user. Put it this way, Windows Phone has a big hill to climb with me. It’s going

Lumia 630 on test. How I broke Windows Phone

I’m going to write this while it’s all fresh in my head, and I’ll tell you why. This site was built off the back of a Microsoft Smartphone 2002 device called the Orange SPV. I, for years, was obsessed with Smartphone and Pocket PC devices from Microsoft.

Lumia 635 Available in the UK from 3rd July.

Microsoft Devices have today announced that the Lumia 635 will be available in the UK for purchase from the 3rd July for a price of £119.99. It will be available on Vodafone, EE, 3, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon.   The 635 is designed to be

Another Windows Phone 8.1 update available

There is something incalculably exciting about OS updates. Often they will fix as many things as they subsequently break. Sometimes, like the previous WP 8.1 update, massive changes are effected, as the battery drain issue that many people had suffered from (myself included) since upgrading to 8.1 was fixed. Within

I think I’ve fallen for Windows Phone

My history with Windows Phone has been a colourful one, starting with the rather unique Dell Venue Pro, then moving onto the tiny little Nokia Lumia 800, then what I thought was huge at the time HTC Titan and then the HTC 8X and then it was

Microsoft finally release a File Manager for Windows Phone

A decent file management app is one offbeat the first things you install on a new device, be it a laptop, a tablet, a phone or even a desktop PC and it’s been one of the main things people cite as a reason that they “can’t possibly

More TV on WP. Grab ITV Player

ITV have added a free streaming app for Windows Phone. The ITV Player version 1.0.0.0 is available now and has live TV from ITV1, ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 and CITV. You can watch previously aired programmes too, and these are available for up to 30 days. The app also

BBC update iPlayer for Windows Phone

The BBC have announced a major update to the iPlayer app for Windows Phone.  This update swiches to and adaptive bitrate player to better handle varing connection speeds. The have added the ability to watch programs with subtitles and at last LIVE TV! You can get the

Lumia 630 available in the UK next week

Don’t fancy spending too much on a smartphone? If Windows Phone tickles your fancy then the Lumia 630 will be right up your street. In a press announcement from Microsoft Devices (that only mentions the word “Nokia” twice) it’s revealed that the handset will only cost £89.95

WP 8.1 receives its first update

For the ‘developers’ amongst us who took the plunge and downloaded Windows Phone 8.1 there has been widespread support for the changes.   That said, it is not a ‘developers preview’ without having its fair share of problems.  Topping the list have been numerous complaints about battery

Spotify gets massive update on Windows Phone

Poor old Windows Phone, it’s often the forgotten platform and gets lots of things last. Spotify was a prime example, where the app has languished far behind its iOS and Android brothers as they got shiny new features. But today Spotify has shown its Windows Phone app some

A File Manager arrives for Windows Phone

We’ve seen apps on Windows Phone that have provided file access before, but now Microsoft will be delivering a system to let you fiddle with your files. An “Ask Me Anything” session with Joe Belfiore has shown the new file manager, which is due to be released

The Elop pay-off skyrockets

Ex-Microsoft man Stephen Elop was sent into Nokia after the initial Microsoft deal and stayed with the company until the widely-expected sale to his former employers. Now,  after doing his task at Nokia,  Elop has returned to Microsoft. The sale of the Nokia handset division is now

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Review

Nokia are slowly and surely releasing devices of all shapes, sizes and to suit all different budgets. Want a smallish high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Small budget phone? Yep they’ve got one. Big super high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Somewhere in between these?

Direct file access on Windows phone – Aerize Explorer

A file manager with direct file system access and the ability to move and copy files between storage cards? On Windows Phone? Are you having a laugh? Aerize Explorer, which is available completely free in the Windows Phone Store lets you use a friendly and familiar browsing

Windows Phone 8.1 now available – first thoughts

For those of us unswayed by the app delights of iOS and the open source recklessness of Android, Windows Phone offers an attractive alternative. Since its launch in 2010 the OS has had a number of updates, some small, some large.  Windows Phone 8, introduced in late

Windows Phone 8.1 developer software coming next week

Microsoft held their Build 2014 event recently and the focus for mobile was on Windows Phone 8.1. The improvements it brings to the mobile platform include a new voice assistant called Cortana, background tiles and a notification centre the company calls ‘Action centre’ plus much more. The

Samsung Ativ SE – Available 12/4 in the USA

Living in the USA? On the Verizon Network? Fancy a new Windows Phone? I know you’re probably not but if you are great news for you Windows Phone fans.  Do you remember James’s post back in March about the Samsung Ativ SE (Link), well it’s being released

Nokia Lumia 630 – Hands on at the Gadget Show Live

Nokia announced the Windows Phone 8.1 equipped Lumia 630 last week and it’s possibly one of the most hotly anticipated Nokia devices at the moment. Mainly down to the new features of Windows Phone 8.1 at what should be a bargain price. You may have realised that