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A Reddit user claims to have spoke to an "insider" at Nokia about their recent push to introduce Instagram onto Windows Phone. The insider claims that Nokia wants Instagram because of celebrity users
Benchmarks have been performed that conclude Windows Phone 7.8 is not any faster than Windows Phone 7.5 on legacy devices, with the update only bringing cosmetic and feature changes
Nokia's phone designs always seem to be found among US Design Patents, and the most recent is no exception. The D675587 patent contains a phone with some striking similarities to another Nokia model.
In an official blog post, Microsoft has outlined ways to preserve the future of an existing WP7 app, including how to bring the applications to WP8 while still maintaining a legacy version.
Windows Phone 8's Room functionality is exclusive to WP8 phones, right? Wrong, it seems, because the company has explained how the technology can be used on other smartphones you might own and love.
While Microsoft has shared little about Windows Phone 7.8 since announcing it back in June, its Italian division briefly dropped its guard, revealing features of the update and when it's due to land.
We still don't know all that much about Windows Phone 7.8, but it looks like a very unstable build of the new phone OS has leaked for none other than the HTC HD7.
It appeared likely that the first generation of Lumias would be rendered all but obsolete just one year after launch due to their not receiving the Windows Phone 8 update; Nokia strongly disagrees.
Nokia continues to struggle in the marketplace and they plan on shutting down two sales offices in China, the largest smartphone market in the world, as part of their plan to streamline operations.
Windows Phone 7 might not be getting the fully-blown version of Windows Phone 8, but Microsoft is bringing a taste of it along for the ride to Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft showed that off today.
The Microsoft Skype Division today released version 1.0 of its popular VoIP app on Windows Phone, the first non-beta release on the Windows Phone platform.
It's the weekend, and that means another weekend poll! This week we want to know if you think if Microsoft decided to stop Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 upgrades, would it kill the platform?
A new rumor has surfaced from sources in the industry that suggests Microsoft will roll-out their Windows Phone "Tango" update in early June to all devices worldwide.
In a somewhat surprising announcement, Nokia has announced that it is releasing a special NFC version of the Lumia 610 that comes equipped with NFC onboard.
According to a Nokia press release, the Windows Phone "Tango" update will be available in April either for manufactures or to consumers. Meanwhile, a new WP dev SDK is available with a 256MB emulator
Other platforms may have been getting the love lately, but Microsoft has now confirmed the availability of its Skype app for the Windows Phone platform - although it will be in beta form only for now.
Nokia has just announced the low-end Nokia Lumia 610 at MWC, which they call their "most affordable Lumia smartphone yet". It will be coming in Q2 2012 with Windows Phone "Tango" on-board
Ahead of Nokia's announcement of its new Windows Phone 'Tango' device on Monday, a new report claims to reveal some specs and pricing details, while a possible image of the handset has also surfaced.
Microsoft have brought their 'Smoked by Windows Phone' advertising campaign, intended to show the speed of WP7 devices, to Hong Kong.
The latest market share reports from Gartner are in and it unfortunately reveals that Samsung's seldom-referenced Bada OS actually beat Windows Phone in Q4 2011 sales by a slim margin
A new website, AppDreamr, presents a new approach to sharing applications. Apps are represented as 'dreams', which are submitted by the community.
Following recent news of Microsoft's plans to boost Windows Phone sales with cash bonuses for retail staff in the US, it appears that incentives will soon be offered to European retailers too.
After last week's leak of details about Windows Phone 8, a product slide from a Nokia event has surfaced, showcasing a range of new device form factors that will soon be coming to the platform.
Multi-core processing, more screen resolutions, Skype support, NFC and many more features are confirmed for Windows Phone 8, in a corporate video intended for Microsoft's hardware partners.
It seems every country from big to small is getting the Nokia Lumia line up, with New Zealand being the latest country to announce the Lumia 710 and 800 availability.
Eagerly waiting for new phones to come out before your next purchase? We take a look at what we know will be coming out in February; there's no Windows Phones and not much to get excited about
A Microsoft employee confirmed cross-compatibility of Windows Phone 7 apps to Windows Phone 8 when it launches, quashing any doubts about the future of Windows Phone.
Microsoft has begun to add ESRB ratings to titles in the Windows Phone Marketplace in an effort to make it more approachable for mobile gamers.
An avid player of the Windows Phone game Wordament has used it to propose to his girlfriend, resulting in what must surely be a high-score for any gamer.
Nokia may still be insisting that its Lumia 900 Windows Phone is a US-only exclusive - but a leading UK retailer is now accepting pre-registration for the device, ahead of its arrival later this year.
A new milestone has been reached with the Windows Phone Marketplace. A mere 25 days after reaching 50K, the store has now claimed a further 10,000 additions to its portfolio.
Microsoft has been careful to avoid publicising the cost to manufacturers of licensing the Windows Phone OS for each handset - but an executive from ZTE has now revealed the charge for each licence.
Sony Ericsson have announced their first "Sony" branded smartphone in the form of the Android 2.3 based Xperia S. The device comes with a dual-core processor, improved camera and a great screen.
As Nokia moves into new markets with new devices - such as the US launch of the Lumia 900 - the company has created an interactive map showing the availability of its Windows Phones around the world.
It's time for another spec shootout, and this time we're comparing two of the latest devices announced at CES 2012 (the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II) with their predecessors (Lumia 800 and Titan)
Microsoft raised a few eyebrows last month when it released its My Xbox LIVE app for iOS devices. Now it seems they intend to go further, with Xbox gaming for mobile platforms beyond Windows Phone.
The latest rumour surrounding troubled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion suggests the company plans to license its software to rival Android and WP7 makers Samsung and HTC, amongst others.
Research firm MIC has published a report that predicts 80 million Windows Phone devices will be sold over the course of next year. Overall marketshare is expected to reach 13%, with Android leading.
The first official third-party unlocking service developed by the ChevronWp7 team is currently in a state of limbo. After selling out of the initial tokens, the future is uncertain.
The nice person who discovered, and then reported without giving away too many details on how to reproduce the flaw, has confirmed that Microsoft are already working on a fix.
A newly leaked Windows Phone roadmap gives details and possible release dates for both Tango and Apollo codenamed operating system updates due out sometime next year. Indicating increased sales/specs.
A new blog post from Charlie Kindel, a former developer evangelist for Microsoft's Windows Phone division, gives his opinion on why the operating system has yet to find traction with the public.
A new job posting from Microsoft reveals the company's plans to offer phone backups in future versions of Windows Phone 7. Judging by the description, Microsoft is aiming for simplicity.
The LG Fantasy, LG's Windows Phone for 2011, has leaked into the wild. A pre-release model was sold in Romania after the standard device did not release.
Mobile tweeters on Windows Phone 7 have reported problems with signing in and tweeting. The problem appears to be linked to a change in the API, which has sent apps into disarray.
The Metrotube, a WP7 front-end app for YouTube, is to be discontinued at the beginning of 2012, due to some difficulties in its development.
Microsoft and Nokia staff were caught leaving irate comments on the website of an Indian publication that gave the new Lumia 800 a damning review without using or even seeing the phone in person.
Mugen Power, a company that manufactures larger capacity batteries for phones, has begun to sell a larger battery for the HTC Titan smartphone.