97% of active Windows phones are still Lumias; the Lumia 535 is the most popular; and 25% of handsets in Germany are on Windows 10 Mobile - these are just a few insights from the latest AdDuplex data.
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Over four years ago, Nokia claimed that the smartphone beta test was over when it launched the Lumia 900. Let's find out if the company delivered, or if it was all hype for Windows Phone 7.5.
AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, and it appears that some of Windows 10 Mobile's recent growth has come from the sale of new devices - not just upgrades.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, but admits that it erroneously overstated the proportion of devices running Windows 10 Mobile in recent months.
In February 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7. Six years on, we look back through the history of the OS, the decisions that led to its present state, and what - if anything - still lies ahead.
AdDuplex's latest monthly stats show that Windows 10 Mobile has increased its share of Windows handset usage again - although the rate of growth has slowed, despite the availability of new devices.
There have been dozens of Windows handsets since Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010, and some have been truly impressive, often in very different ways. Which do you think is the best Windows phone ever?
AdDuplex's latest stats show the Windows 10 Mobile preview continues to grow in popularity, as well as breaking down usage of entry-level, mid-range, and flagship-class Windows Phones in key markets.
Many excellent handsets have come and gone since Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 Series in 2010 - but there have been a few disappointments too. What's your choice for the worst Windows Phone ever?
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'.
An updated version of OneDrive has been released for Windows Phone - including WP7.5 - bringing a range of improvements, including the ability to download and choose where to save your files.
A complete overhaul of Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 was released this morning, providing users with all the video-sharing site's most popular features.
Nine popular Xbox game titles are up for grabs courtesy of Electronic Arts for Windows Phone; and with a saving of up to 40 percent, you'd be mad to pass this up.
The Windows Phone 7.8 update is rolling out, but its distribution is carrier-dependent - a fact that will hurt owners of Nokia's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile US, who won't be offering the update.
As we've heard in recent weeks, not all Windows Phones will get the upcoming 7.8 update that's due early next year - but Samsung has confirmed that all of its handsets will be eligible for the update.
Reports are coming in that some Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones are getting updates to Windows Phone 7.8, a few weeks ahead of Microsoft's previously announced release date.
Microsoft has announced that owners of older Windows Phone 7.5 devices will still see "Marketplace" as the name for downloading apps, but there have been improvements made under the hood.
India has started selling the previously announced Nokia Lumia 510, the low end Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone. The price for the device in India is INR 9,999 without a SIM card, or about $183.
Nokia has officially announced its new entry-level Lumia 510. When the 4-inch handset goes on sale in Asia and South America, it may launch with Windows Phone 7.5, with an update to 7.8 coming later.
US Cellular has quietly started offering the ZTE Render to its customers, making the Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone the first such ZTE phone to be sold inside the United States.
Nokia has confirmed that it has cut the price of its Windows Phone 7.5-based Lumia 900 smartphone permanently to $49.99, about three months after it was launched by AT&T.
A rep from Nokia insists that the smartphone maker is doing "more than enough" to update its current Lumia lineup, even though they won't be able to get the Windows Phone 8 upgrade.
We knew that entry-level new Windows Phones with 256MB of RAM can't run 5% of the platform's apps - but it now seems that that includes popular titles such as Angry Birds, Tango and PES 2012.
Microsoft has sent another reminder to Windows Phone users, saying that the company still plans at some point to force people to update to Windows Phone 7.5 for access to the phone's app Marketplace.
Samsung's latest Windows Phone - perhaps best known by its codename, 'Mandel' - gets caught on camera, but it's still anyone's guess as to when the 4G LTE handset will be officially launched.
A new story claims to have the real reasons why Microsoft won't be updating any of its current Windows Phone devices to the upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The developer-evangelist who raised the hopes of so many by claiming that current Windows Phone handsets would see an update to Windows Phone 8 has retracted his claim, blaming it on a simple mistake.
Contrary to an earlier claim, multiple sources say that Microsoft will NOT provide a Windows Phone 8 update to current-generation handsets, but the company maintains its wall of silence on the matter.
Research finds that BlackBerry 7 is the most secure mobile OS, but researchers criticise Android's fragmentation as a security flaw, as well as its reliance on users understanding app permissions.
Samsung has been focusing heavily on its Android devices of late, but a new report indicates that it hasn't given up on Windows Phone, with three new handsets due before the end of the year.
Microsoft confirms a range of limitations and restrictions on low-end Windows Phone 'Tango' devices that have 256MB of RAM, while several new features for handsets with better specs are also revealed.
Microsoft has announced the first major update for Office 365, adding new features such as support for Windows Phone 7.5 for SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync for the Mac platform and more.
Microsoft will be holding a number of public events in various cities in the US later this year to show off new smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.
A growing number of Windows Phone 7 users are reporting that their touch screen keyboards are disappearing sometimes after the release of last month's Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) update.
The head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division says that we will see smartphones with the operating system working on dual-core processors and with LTE wireless networks.
Microsoft has announced that it is moving forward with its Windows Phone 7.5 update, releasing it to 50 percent of the smartphones that qualify to receive the update for the mobile operating system.
A contest for Microsoft Canada has apparently revealed four names for upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 based smartphones, including two from Samsung and two from Nokia.
With the Mango update now being pushed out to Windows Phone 7 users, Microsoft is looking for help from its users via a new web based suggestion box.
So you have a Windows Phone 7-based smartphone but don't want to wait until your wireless carrier automatically updates your phone to the Mango update? Here is how you get it.
Microsoft has filed to trademark the catch phrase "Put People First" for the launch of its Windows Phone 7.5 operating system update.