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 data indicates that Lumias account for almost 99% of devices running Windows 10 Mobile - but growth of the new OS is already slowing. There's some interesting data on Surface usage too.
A purported render of the new Surface phone has been published, along with alleged details of its specs - but with its launch still almost a year away, it's best to approach such 'leaks' with caution.
Microsoft's annual developer conference Build starts up tomorrow. Here's what we're expecting to see come out of the Build 2016 keynote, and a little bit of what we're hoping to see.
I bought into the Windows Phone platform in 2010, a few weeks following the official launch. But what's it been like being a user of a platform that has been, and continues to be, largely ignored?
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.
Six years ago, on February 15, 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series. Join us for a brief stroll down Memory Lane, as we look back on its short, and not entirely sweet, existence.
As many loyal Windows Mobile fans are considering jumping ship, we answer some questions from our own personal experiences on competing platforms, including the worst parts of switching to Android.
Windows Phone market share has crashed. Microsoft, whose Lumias account for 97% of active handsets, is scaling back its range - yet there's still developer interest in the platform. Will you buy one?
From Chuwi treats and Jolla's Tablet troubles, to Facebook feelings, Surface tension, Xbox exposition, UnPrivate Edge browsing and a whiff of HTC, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
From ISIS impotence and sucky security, to green Gates, new Nokias, Insider invites, a low-cost Lumia, and a plethora of PlayStation 4's, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Yamada Denki has announced its latest Windows 10 Mobile device named 'Every Phone', which offers reasonable hardware specifications and features in a thin, sleek casing to those in Japan.
Details have emerged of a new Windows 10 Mobile device from Alcatel OneTouch, said to be called the 'Fierce XL for Windows', which features a 5.5" 720p display, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE, 8MP camera, and more.
Apple still hasn't revealed official sales figures for its Watch, but industry analysts at IDC say that it shipped 3.6 million units last quarter, taking 19.9% of the global wearable devices market.
From Norton on Edge, and Emoji: The Movie, to super-flagships, uTorrent troubles, financials ups and downs, and the good ol' Windows app-gap, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Rovio has explicitly stated that Angry Birds 2 "will not be released for Windows Phones" - but the company's 'Mighty Eagle' has hinted at the possibility that that could change in the future.
A video reportedly shows a Microsoft demo of its new 'smart dialler' in Windows 10 for phones - a feature that allows users to quickly find contacts using their handset's alphanumeric keypad.
With Microsoft's unveiling of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL earlier this week and with Windows 10 devices coming soon, is it time for Microsoft to consider a new naming scheme for its future devices?
Bank of America has removed its apps from Microsoft's store and disabled existing installations on devices, advising customers to visit its mobile site instead - but it doesn't work on Windows Phones.
Bank of America is joining Chase Bank in killing off its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps, with support ending in early March, and the company suggests you "just go to bankofamerica.com" instead.
Microsoft has shown off Windows 10 running on smartphones and small tablets, which is set to replace the Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems later this year.
Microsoft will give the world its first look at Windows 10 running on smartphones and small tablets tomorrow - but the first public preview of 'Windows 10 Mobile' is not expected until February.