Tag: Windows Phone 7

Nokia Lumia 900 – Review

For the last 2 weeks I have been using a Lumia 900 as my main device, the current Nokia flagship device at least until the Nokia Lumia 920 arrives. The announcement of a new device didn’t make the Lumia any less relevant however as it will still receive …

Windows Phone Friday deals

We’ve spied a couple of pretty great deals if you’re up for a new Windows Phone handset. First up, down at Asda, they’ve got the Nokia Lumia 800 for just £149. I mean sure, the Windows Phone 7 OS is going to be replaced in a matter of …

Instagram coming to Windows Phone?

Nokia has posted a new promo video to its YouTube channel which appears to leak that Instagram is coming to Windows Phone. Whilst the video is an animation intended to show off the benefits of Puremotion, it does seem to show a live tile with very similar info to …

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 …

Samsung to overtake Nokia in total sales

Nokia has traditionally been on top when it comes to total phones shipped but it looks as though Samsung is about to overtake them for the first time this quarter. Lower end estimates are that Samsungs shipments stand at 85m and Nokia’s figures from earlier this week are …

Windows Phone 8 to be incompatible with Windows Phone 7 apps?

Another day and another set of Tweets from Editor Eldar Murtazin. Today he’s talking Windows Phone 8, aka Apollo. That bit we knew already. What he is saying is that it’ll arrive in October this year and, surprisingly it looks to be incompatible with Windows Phone 7 on …

WP7 update on O2 being pushed out

For those of you that have a Windows Phone on the O2 network you’ll be pleased to hear that the 7.10.8107 update ( the disappearing keyboard update) is now being pushed out.  Whilst this is not a major update to the OS, its a welcome one as it shows that …

Lumia 710 Available to pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

Ten days ago we spotted that the Nokia Lumia 710 would be arriving on February 1st. Now Carphone Warehouse have joined the dealers offering this new Windows Phone with an expected February arrival date and a pre-order page for you to fill in should you want one. No …

Nokia Lumia 800 software update, what’s inside

Lumia 800 owners should notice an update appear on their phones shortly. Version 1600.2483.8106.11500 includes the following battery and WiFi enhancements. It’s a gradual two week roll-out process, so don’t panic if you’ve not received yours just yet. Nokia Conversations states that … Around half of owners will …

Rumour: Other Carriers to get the Nokia Lumia 900 Mid 2012?

If you have been watching the news from CES you’ll have noticed that the Nokia Lumia 900 was getting a fair amount of interest. The problem with this is its exclusivity to AT&T. Currently there’s been no announcements from either Microsoft or Nokia on if / when this …

CES – HTC Titan 2 Announced

HTC have announced the Titan 2 over in CES running on AT&T’s LTE network.  Specs of the new HTC Titan II include a 4.7″ WVGA super LCD capacitive screen, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon S2 CPU, a 16 megapixel camera (yes, 16 megapixel!) with dedicated hardware button, autofocus, dual …

Editorial – Windows Phone Communication Fail

Rather than updating the original blog post, Microsoft have spoken to ZDNet about the recent changes in how updates are delivered. It seems that there actually aren’t any changes, and everything is business is usual. Greg Sullivan, Senior Product Manager, has told Mary-Jo Foley that.. Nothing has changed …

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

So here it is, the Nokia Lumia 800 – the “first real Windows Phone” phone made by Nokia. I’ve had virtually no experience with Windows Phone 7 before and was looking very much forward to the Lumia 800. Is WP7 able to impress me as much as Nokia …

HTCs banned in Germany for Christmas?

Another day, another legal battle over patents, and another one HTC has lost. HTC has withdrawn its appeal against the defeat it suffered to patent company IPCom, meaning it is now open to having to pay IPComs costs, as well as a handset ban on any that involve …

Acer Windows Phone Under £260

Acer have a new Windows Phone coming out on 1st December and the sim free price is only £259.99 when you order from online store eXpansys. This is a great looking device at a low price considering the specs Key specs of the Allegro include 1Ghz Processor 5 …

Nokia Lumia Xbox deal detailed

We’ve had a bit more information about the free Xbox 360 deal we spotted yesterday. Orange customers who upgrade to the new Nokia Lumia 800 on the network will get a 4GB Xbox 360 provided you choose an 18 or 24 month deal. The full details are below. …

Win a Nokia Lumia

Nokia are giving away five Lumia handsets on their Facebook page. You just need to “Like” the page and then add your details in to be in with a chance of winning. The competition is open until November 9th. Link – Facebook

Nokia Lumia 800 – You WILL know about it

OK. I’m getting pretty amazed with quite how much money is being thrown at the new Nokia Lumia 800. While watching Channel 5 this evening I became increasingly annoyed by some new advert “buffers”. They pop up for a few milliseconds between each ad but all I kept …

Orange to give away an Xbox with upgrades to Nokia Lumia 800

Orange have joined Vodafone and Three to range the Nokia Lumia 800. But hey, there’s a twist. If you upgrade to this phone on Orange you get a free Xbox ! Get your interest registered here. An Orange spokesperson told us.. Orange UK will launch the Nokia Lumia …

Vodafone to carry the Nokia Lumia 800

Vodafone have followed Three in announcing their intention to range the Nokia 800. Their website now has the handset on the “Coming Soon” pages and you can get your name down for updates. Link – Vodafone Shop Credit – James Pearce

Full Nokia Lumia adverts appear

You’ve no doubt been driven a little crazy by those sneaky Nokia 800 commercials, so here’s some full adverts and lots of demo videos for you to enjoy instead.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qTbs8K3go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdMoRhfd1Sk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33q8PY4q448 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NowrZXNtrxI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcvH3rP4O4c http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZN1chhYCL8U http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1bi3u2Hm1BQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r3ojd9G1C6s http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fbOPck5ndXI Link – Nokia Lumia 800 Credit – James Pearce

Three to carry the Nokia Lumia 800

You knew it had to happen didn’t you ? Those lightening-quick people at Three have already confirmed that they will be carrying the Nokia Lumia 800. The lucky monkeys have already got their hands on it too… That curved OLED glass certainly looks interesting. If the “First REAL …

Live from Nokia World – Lumia 800 pictured

The Nokia Lumia 800 has just been announced at Nokia World. You can watch the whole thing live below. CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop, has already slipped up by calling this handset… The first real Windows Phone Many are criticising the fact that existing Windows Phone features are …

A trio of new Nokia Windows Phones arriving

The big “reveal” is now just around the corner. TV ads have already teased us and we’ll shortly be finding out whether rumours of the Nokia Sabre and Nokia Ace are true. The Nokia 800 / Sea Ray is the handset we’ve heard most about. It’s at the …

ChevronWP7 – Unleash the potential of your Windows Phone 7

In June we reported how the ChevronWP7 team had been in talks with Microsoft about making their Windows Phone unlock tool an official paid for product. A few days ago on their blog they posted details of how this is going to work. Basically you give them some money, …

Dell Venue Pro review

The price of Windows Phone devices has recently been dropping, firstly the HTC HD7, then the LG Optimus 7 and then the other week the Dell Venue Pro. I decided to get a Dell Venue Pro and here is a quick review of the device. Hardware The Dell …

Windows Phone – Sales not going well..

Just how many Windows Phone 7 devices are selling ? How well is Windows Phone doing ? We’ve been trying to find out for quite some time but… it’s all a bit of a mystery. With the new OS rapidly reaching its’ first birthday, Steve Ballmer from Microsoft …

Platformance: Temple Death platformer for Windows Phone

A new platform gamed called “Platformance: Temple Death” is now available for Windows Phone 7. Priced at just $0.99 or 79p it features 40 challenges, a zoom mode and three difficulty levels. You can take screenshots to share with your friends and there’s a free trial available too. …

Nokia and Microsoft Party – Sea Ray Launch?

Arne over at The Unwired has just received this invite to a “Nokia and Microsoft Party” which takes place in just a couple of weeks time. There’s free food, free drink and a raffle too. Heck, if they had jelly and ice cream we’d be hammering down the …

Windows Phone Build 7712 arrives for devs

Windows Phone “Mango” has been going great guns recently. The RTM build is now ready and today developers are seeing build 7712 appear on the phones. Although this isn’t the RTM build it’s fairly easy to install if you’re a developer, with Microsoft posting details here. We’ve had …

Windows Phone Mango Released to Manufacturing

Following some eager rumours earlier this week we can now confirm that the new version of Windows Phone – “Mango” – is now ready for manufacturers. The “RTM” (Release to Manufacturing) build has been handed over and we now await news of updates and new devices this Autumn. …

Nokia Sea Ray – Hands on

The Nokia Sea Ray has again appeared in video, this time in more up-close footage. The handset boots pretty quickly but the film ends all too quickly. The Sea Ray is running an RTM build of Mango so this is pretty close to final by the looks of …

Foursquare for Windows Phone 7 rereleased

Check in lovers everywhere (well those with WP7) rejoice. Foursquare have rereleased their official app for Microsoft’s great if not much loved mobile OS. I never actually tried (or even knew about) the first version which was actually developed by Microsoft and removed from the Windows Phone Marketplace …

Windows Phone apps hit another milestone

Windows Phone has hit a pretty big milestone today with over 25,000 apps and games now available in the Marketplace. It seems that the rate of growth is gaining too, so it’s all good news for those who have taken the leap into the Windows Phone world. The …

HTC Eternity specs and pics revealed

The HTC Eternity popped up on the web recently. It’s running Windows Phone “Mango” and is apparently 9.9mm thick even with the huge 4.7″ 480×800 Super LCD screen. Powered by a 1.5GHz CPU it has a dual-LED flash, 720p HD video camera with the 8 megapixel rear camera …

Angry Birds now available for Windows Phone too

Got a Windows Phone ? Want to get Angry Birds and be just like your fellow Android and iPhone users ? Just click this link and Zune should pop up with the game. If that doesn’t work, fire up Zune and do a manual search for it. It’s …

Windows Phone surprise arriving tomorrow

So, who wants to start guessing ? Bill Cox, Senior Director of Communications at Microsoft for the Windows Phone Division, has just added this tweet to promote the fact that Angry Birds, Epicurious, Eventful, Dictionary.com, Kik and GoWalla are set to arrive on the OS. A second tweet …

More Mango features revealed

A few extra features have been uncovered in the new Windows Phone Mango release. They include extra messaging features like the ability to “nudge” friends and multi-party chats. There’s also the ability to share your Xbox Live profile with Facebook, multiplayer gaming, voice chat and only parties. Other …

Nokia ‘Sea Ray’ Windows Phone Leaked

Just days after Nokia announced the MeeGo powered Nokia N9, it seems that CEO Stephen Elop has shown off the companies first Nokia Windows Phone to the world…. well it was only supposed to be a select audience and everyone was asked to turn off their recording devices so they …