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We take a look through the entire Lumia Windows Phone range, from the little-known Mexican Lumia 505 to the massive 1520 with its 6-inch display... and even the 719C - the so-called 'missing Lumia'.
Microsoft has sent out an email stating that starting next year, you will not be able to unlock a Windows Phone 7 device for app testing as the support for that feature is ending.
Still using a WIndows Phone 7 device? Still using Skype on that device? If so, make new plans because you won't be able to in the next few weeks when Microsoft kills off the product on that platform.
Three years ago today, Nokia announced the N9. We look back at the company's first, and last, MeeGo OS device - widely celebrated as one of the best smartphones ever launched, but ultimately doomed.
Microsoft has announced that it plans to end Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7 devices, Zune media players and the Zune desktop software, from late February 2014.
Microsoft's Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore posted up word on his Twitter account that today is the third anniversary of the Windows Phone 7 launch, and the first use of the "Metro-Modern" UI.
Skype has announced they will no longer update the Windows Phone 7 version of the app, although the current version will continue to made available for download.
Microsoft has updated its in-house Facebook app beta for Windows Phone and has finally released a version made for Windows Phone 7.x smartphones in addition to Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft's Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore has revealed that the company's updated Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 users is " ... coming along, should have beta out this month!"
The Windows Phone version of WhatsApp is rolling out a new version that adds voice messaging features to the app, and this feature is being added in all of the versions of WhatsApp.
Microsoft has released a major update to the Windows Phone 8 Facebook application that was shaped based on the feedback from the beta program launched a few months back.
Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Instagram is still no closer to launching an official app for Windows Phone. Enter Itsdagram, the first viable alternative - read on for our review.
Rovio has updated the Windows 8 and Windows Phone ports of Angry Birds Star Wars, adding content that was previously made available for the iOS and Android versions.
Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore posted word on Twitter today that Windows Phone 7 YouTube and Facebook apps will be updated soon, along with other unnamed apps.
Rovio has released the original "Angry Birds" for Windows Phone devices, and the game will remain free until May 15. "Angry Birds" is available for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.
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
If you own a Windows Phone 7 device, Microsoft is now rolling out a new build of Windows Phone. The new build string is 7.10.8860.142 and is being pushed to devices as we speak.
Windows Phone ad provider Adduplex has announced that, according to their data, the number of active Windows Phone 8 devices in the US now outnumber the older Windows Phone 7.x smartphones.
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.
A new video seems to show that ICQ, the messaging software that's popular in many parts of the world, could be coming to Windows 8 in the near future in addition to Windows Phone 8.
A new update to the Windows 8 version of the free game Air Soccer Fever now allows for cross platform multiplayer support with the game's Windows Phone 7 counterpart.
ChevronWP7 was an app created to allow Windows Phone 7 users to unlock (or jailbreak) their device. But now users have been advised their device will relock the next time they sync it with their PC.
Nokia's CEO reaffirmed the company's commitment to Windows Phone after a recent meeting with business partners. Elop also refused to confirm or deny Windows Phone 8 device announcements next month.
Windows Phone device shipments more than doubled in Q2 2012 and Microsoft's mobile operating system is closing in on becoming the number three mobile OS, according to new figures from a research firm.
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.
A new interview indicates Microsoft knew Windows Phone 7 would be outdated at launch, as the company was developing Windows Phone 8 simultaneously with Windows Phone 7.
Developer 17-Bit Studios has announced that their debut game title Skulls of the Shogun will feature cross platform multiplayer between the Windows 8, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox versions of the game.
Nokia has announced that the Windows Phone 7 "Tango" update has begun the rollout process for the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 smartphones. It should be completed by the end of July.
If you have a current generation Windows Phone device, Microsoft just dropped the hammer and said that you will not be getting WP8 but you will get an update to Windows Phone 7.8.
Microsoft has revealed that improved traffic coverage is coming to Windows Phone's map service, currently powered by Bing. The improved coverage comes from a collaboration between Bing and Nokia.
A new Microsoft blog post offers up a number of links for developers who would like to port their iPad or Windows Phone 7 apps, or their website, to run in Windows 8.
One of Neowin's forum members, "Zaindeel", has created Metro2 for Superbar, a set of over 100 icons for Windows 7 taskbar that have a Windows 8 Metro art style.
A Portuguese rep for Microsoft is quoted in a new video interview as saying that all current Windows Phone 7 devices will be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 when it comes out.
A Windows Phone 7 app that lists the latest operating systems running the program seems to indicate that Microsoft may be testing Windows Phone 7 apps on pre-release versions of Windows 8.
The head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division would not comment this week if Windows Phone 8 would be able to run on current Windows Phone 7 devices.
A Nokia executive reveals that the company is developing a new social network, plus a new suite of social apps, as it prepares to extend its software reach with the launch of iOS and Android apps.
A recent video shows a Windows Phone 7-based game, Alphadrops, that has been ported over to the Developers Preview version of Windows 8 which he claims took just two weeks.
Microsoft has announced that its Microsoft Dynamics CRM software will be released for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 based devices sometime in the second quarter of 2012.
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.
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.
We knew the new device was coming today, but now it's official. Nokia is coming back to the US, and that's with Windows Phone. Does it have the chops to succeed though?
The New York Times reports that Microsoft, in an effort to come out with a rival to Apple's iPhone, ditched its previous development efforts for its Windows Phone OS and started again from scratch.
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.
Microsoft is apparently pushing a minor update to its Windows Phone operating system in some European countries, with a number of bugs and other issues fixed.
Microsoft has now settled with a company named Cellrdern that had filed a lawsuit against Microsoft in July, claiming that some TV ads for Windows Phone ripped off YouTube ads made by Cellrdern.
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.