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Windows Phone (as we know it)… dead? – opinion

The team working at CSP towers are great people. They’re passionate, dedicated, and most of all, opinionated. Although we get along, we don’t always agree. This is one of those times. A couple of days ago, Mike posted an article which basically said that Windows Phone isn’t dead,

Lumia 1020 successor: more rumours

One of my favourite things about the mobile industry and sites such as ours is the way that leaked blurry and unrecognisable images keep us guessing at the great new phone around the corner. The Lumia 1020 was released in July 2013 to great fanfare, primarily because of

IDC publishes another load of analyst prediction guff

Here is the smartphone market share according to IDC. Have a look at that purple line. That’s Windows Phone. As you can see, for 3 years, it’s not really moved a great deal. I’m not going to say anything more about that. I wish Windows Phone was

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

Windows phones just aren’t making any money.

In a few days people will be going out to vote in the General Election. There’s going to be far, far less people walking the several hundred yards to the polling station than if it was a text-in vote on X-Factor. This time though, for the first

A Microsoft ROM to run Windows 10 on your Android Phone

According to a report on TechCrunch, Microsoft has announced that it is collaborating with Chinese Phone manufacturer Xiaomi. They will be providing some customers that currently own the Mi 4 devcie with a flashable ROM that allows them install and run Windows 10 phone version on their devices. Neither

MWC – YEZZ and their Windows Phones

A lot of buzz surrounded YEZZ this week, mainly because they were discussing and displaying Project ARA components on their stand, but for me I knew they have a range of Windows Phones and I thought I’d have a play. On their display they had their existing

MWC – An afternoon with Kazam and their Windows Phones

Kazam have been touting there latest Android devices here at MWC this year, I was passing their stand and spotted something, it was a bright yellow phone. Yes I have found another bright yellow phone. It had me hooked and I just had to go in and

MWC – Microsoft announce the Lumia 640 and 640 XL

Earlier on today we were at the Microsoft event where Stephen Elop and co announced the Lumia 640, the 640 XL and a bluetooth keyboard that actually works with Windows Phone. At the time details about the devices were sparse. We’ve since had the official press release

MWC – Acer announce a range of new devices

Today Acer announced a range of new devices. They announced the Liquid Jade Z, the Liquid Z220, the Liquid Z520, the Windows Phone based M220 and the multi OS Acer Liquid Leap+ smartband. They decided to make the event open to the public and they chose the

Pebble and Windows Phone

The reaction to the announcement of the Pebble Time has been nothing short of amazing. Support has far exceeded the expected financial target and even amongst those who write for this site, a generally unexcitable bunch, there has been widespread enthusiasm and buzz (evident in the number

MWC – New phones and tablets from KAZAM

It’s fair to say that KAZAM are the new boys on the block. We were almost buried in their range of handsets at MWC last year but they’ve since got Tulisa promoting their ultra-thin Tornado 348 which, we have to say, is rather nice. Today they’ve introduced

Lumia 535 Review

Let me start by saying this: I have been an Android user from the very beginnings. My first Android phone was the T-Mobile G1 way back in 2008. So I haven’t really used any other operating systems. Yes, I have had a little play with iOS and Windows

Lumia 535 now available in the UK

Today Microsoft announced that the Lumia 535 will be available here in the UK. The device will be available from the following retailers: Amazon, Tesco, O2, Carphone Warehouse and Virgin, and in a striking range of colours including green, orange, white, dark grey, cyan and black. The spec’s of

The day has come, Dropbox is available for Windows Phone

I’ve been a Windows Phone fan/user for years now and I’ve often ended up in discussions with Android and iOS users listening to why I should use their favourite OS and not Windows Phone. During that lecture I often hear “big developers like Dropbox haven’t even got

Windows Phone 8.1 to be replaced by Windows 10

Windows Phone 8.1 is officially on the condemned list. Microsoft today held a media briefing and announced that Windows Phone is to be fully integrated into the Windows fold when Windows 10 is released later this year. There will be two new versions of Windows, the only

Why I have (hopefully temporarily) ditched Windows Phone for iOS…

Reader’s beware: this is very much a first world problem!  Nonetheless, for those interested in tech matters it is a real issue.  So, without further ado, here’s my story. Much has been written lately about long-time Windows Phone users switching to other platforms.  This article blames the

Cortana puts this guy in a spin.

Well this guy just takes the biscuit. There was me, pedalling on a mountain bike from London to Paris a few months ago for charity. I was pretty impressed with myself, but no – this guy has done a loop-the-loop on his bike. Pah… not fair. Microsoft,