Tag: WP7

Windows Phone, why don’t you want it?

A particularly dangerous and infrequent activity has been occuring in my brain recently…. …I’ve been thinking. Yes, both brain cells have worked overtime these last few weeks as I’ve read the scare stories surrounding Microsoft products. You’ve probably seen the news. PC sales are down and Windows 8 …

Growth slowing in Windows Phone app catalogue

If you’ve got a Windows Phone then you’ll noticed that a lot of the “big apps” are now available to download. Microsoft are going to great lengths to show that major Android or iPhone apps are available, or versions of them, on Windows Phone. But, although it shouldn’t …

Windows Phone SDK Updated. 7.8 support arrives.. and that’s about it

Download the Windows Phone SDK if you want to develop for Windows Phone. Simple. An update has been released today which adds support for Windows Phone 7.8. Download the SDK, then add this update to get it. Once you’ve got it you’ll realise that there’s no additional API’s, …

Surface tablets and Windows Phone – Ballmer talks

CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has been chatting with The Seattle Times and has dished out some expected prices for their very own Surface Tablets. The details are still quite vague, but he did say that the Windows 8 slabs would hopefully reach a “sweet spot” of… Probably …

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 …

New Nokia Windows Phones coming in September?

Rumours are doing the rounds that Nokia may be about to launch not one but two new Windows Phone 8 devices in the month of September. The handsets are rumoured to be the Lumia 910 and 920 and will have multi core processors and high resolution screens, as …

Samsung Omnia M to arrive in the UK on Phones 4u

The first retailer to bag the Samsung Omnia M looks set to be Phones 4u. The handset, which we covered back in May, has a 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 4GB of storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera. It’s powered by a 1GHz CPU …

Lumia rumours – Are the vultures really circling?

You may have seen a number of items recently surrounding the Nokia Lumia handsets. Powered by Windows Phone, there’s already some who have stuck together some numbers and calculated that 330,000 Nokia Lumia handsets have (probably) sold in the USA during 4 months of sales. There’s an element …

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, …

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 …