Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Windows Phone 8: New Start screen apes Windows 8, brings customisable live tiles
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    Windows Phone 8: New Start screen apes Windows 8, brings customisable live tiles

    By 20 June 2012

    Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that Windows Phone 8 will be getting a new Start screen when it is released later in the year. The new mobile phone operating system, dubbed Windows Phone 8 Apollo, will take on Google’s next Android OS and Apple’s...

  • Windows Phone 8: New hardware specs offer a new start
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    Windows Phone 8: New hardware specs offer a new start

    By 20 June 2012

    Microsoft has detailed some of the new hardware specs for Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo, at its Windows Phone Summit event in San Francisco. It looks to give hardware manufacturers such as Nokia and HTC the tools to challenge the leading Android devices...

  • Samsung Focus 2 review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Samsung Focus 2 review

    By 20 June 2012

    The Samsung Focus 2 is a cheaper alternative to range-topping Windows phones like the Nokia Lumia 900. It sports the same Mango 7.5 operating system and high-concept Metro user interface, but is available in the US for free on a 24-month $49.99 contract -...

  • Windows Phone 8: What to expect, but is it what we want?
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    Windows Phone 8: What to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 18 June 2012

    Microsoft is expected to announce details of the next iteration of its mobile phone operating system Windows Phone 8 at a preview event held in San Francisco on Wednesday 20 June, but is it what the users of Windows Phone 7 want and will it be enough...

  • Nokia aims to make Windows Phone cheaper, undercut Android
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    Nokia aims to make Windows Phone cheaper, undercut Android

    By 14 June 2012

    Nokia has laid out its plan for recovery from a turbulent period and, perhaps surprisingly, it involves cheaper Windows Phones. During an open Q&A conference call - held on the same day the Finnish manufacturer said it will cut 10,000 jobs by the end...

  • Xbox Video on Windows Phone: Watch Movies and TV shows on the go
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    Xbox Video on Windows Phone: Watch Movies and TV shows on the go

    By 6 June 2012

    Microsoft plans to launch Xbox Video for Windows 8 and Windows Phone in addition to Xbox Music, the company has confirmed. While the Xbox Music was the service that got the big announcement on Monday at the Microsoft E3 2012 press conference, buried...

  • Microsoft: Future of Windows Phone to be detailed 20 June
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    Microsoft: Future of Windows Phone to be detailed 20 June

    By 4 June 2012

    Microsoft is to detail the future of Windows Phone on the 20 June in San Francisco, the company has revealed. The announcement comes via invitations to the Windows Phone Summit in San Fran going out to today and asking people to sign up to get involved...

  • Path CEO bullish on Windows Phone, will have app in 2013
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    Path CEO bullish on Windows Phone, will have app in 2013

    By 4 June 2012

    Dave Morin, Path's CEO, says the company plans to start developing for Windows Phone in 2013 in an interview with Bloomberg. “I’m bullish on Windows Phone,” Morin said in an interview with reporters at a Bloomberg Newsmaker event in San Francisco,...

  • Nokia Lumia 610 review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 610 review

    By 30 May 2012

    Nokia's third Windows Phone 7-powered Lumia handset is the sensibly priced Nokia Lumia 610, but is four a crowd, or should those on a budget be seriously considering this new handset? Design The Lumia 610 is certainly a Nokia, and more akin to the Nokia...

  • Hands on: Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 review
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    Hands on: Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 review

    By 30 May 2012

    Microsoft has released a version of Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 users, allowing them to create almost never ending panoramic shots from their phone. The app that has been available for iPhone users for some time is yet another app that makes it to...

  • Microsoft: Xbox will go beyond the box, become hub of all entertainment for everything
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    Microsoft: Xbox will go beyond the box, become hub of all entertainment for everything

    By 29 May 2012

    Microsoft has said that it plans to make the Xbox 360 the heart of its entertainment offering across all platforms moving forward. In a blog post ahead of Microsoft's annual press briefing at the E3 gaming conference on Monday, Yusuf Mehdi
, chief...

  • Nokia Lumia 610: Five out of top 10 games won't work
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    Nokia Lumia 610: Five out of top 10 games won't work

    By 28 May 2012

    Half the games in Windows Marketplace’s top ten games chart can’t be downloaded to the Nokia Lumia 610. After a Spanish Windows Phone blog revealed that, along with Skype, both Angry Birds and football classic PES 2012 could not be installed on to...

  • BBC iPlayer app on Windows Phone? Not according to the BBC
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    BBC iPlayer app on Windows Phone? Not according to the BBC

    By 28 May 2012

    Despite reports to the contrary, the BBC has told Pocket-lint that there are no plans to bring a BBC iPlayer app to Windows Phone. The Inquirer had reported a Nokia spokesperson telling it that the app - which enables viewers to catch up on BBC shows...

  • Windows Phone 7.5 update now a must if you want to download apps
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    Windows Phone 7.5 update now a must if you want to download apps

    By 23 May 2012

    Windows Phone devices must now be running on the latest 7.5 Mango software in order to download, buy, update or review applications from Microsoft’s Marketplace. Microsoft warned us in April that it was making some fundamental changes to the way apps...

  • Want to transfer Android apps to a Windows Phone? Microsoft would like to help
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    Want to transfer Android apps to a Windows Phone? Microsoft would like to help

    By 18 May 2012

    It’s emerged that Microsoft has applied for a patent on a service that enables applications from rival platforms such as Android and iOS to be migrated to Windows Phone. The service would at first suggest similar Microsoft endorsed applications to the...

  • Nokia Lumia 900 review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 900 review

    By 11 May 2012

    The Nokia Lumia 900 is the new flagship in Nokia's range and, some would say, the flagship of all Windows Phone 7 phones. But can it live up to this mighty accolade? More importantly, does it have what it takes to challenge the likes of the iPhone 4S,...

  • Samsung launches new Windows Phone in the shape of the Omnia M
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    Samsung launches new Windows Phone in the shape of the Omnia M

    By 11 May 2012

    Proving it still very much has its fingers in the Windows Phone pie, Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its Omnia range.  The Samsung Omnia M runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 1GHz processor.  In terms...

  • White Nokia Lumia 900 available to buy from Phones 4u now
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    White Nokia Lumia 900 available to buy from Phones 4u now

    By 10 May 2012

    The Nokia Lumia 900 in white has begun arriving at Phones 4u, a week before it officially said it would be stocking the phone. One of Pocket-lint’s eagle-eyed readers noticed that the pre-order page on the retailer's website had been removed and replaced...

  • Samsung Focus 2 brings 4G speeds to Windows Phone
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    Samsung Focus 2 brings 4G speeds to Windows Phone

    By 7 May 2012

    The Samsung Focus 2 looks to undercut the Windows Phone competition with its AT&T $49.99/month contract deal. Samsung’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone promises super-fast speeds wrapped up in a slender body. The model is just shy of 11cm long, weighs an...

  • Windows Live is dead: Long live Microsoft account
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    Windows Live is dead: Long live Microsoft account

    By 2 May 2012

    Microsoft is making a lot of noise about its cloud services in the run up to the launch of Windows 8. Today the computing giant announced a change it will be rolling out over the next few months in branding for its cloud services.  Windows Live and your...

  • Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'
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    Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'

    By 2 May 2012

    Dark clouds hang in the sky as we take the escalator into the heart of Microsoft’s London HQ. It’s been unseasonably rainy, even for the British spring, but we’ve a date set to talk about an entirely different kind of cloud. With eyes on the future,...

  • HTC Titan II review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC Titan II review

    By 1 May 2012

    Windows Phone 7 seems to all be about Nokia at the moment. Nokia Lumia this, Nokia Lumia that, but HTC is still making Windows Phone 7-powered handsets, and shouldn't be completely forgotten - or should it? The HTC Titan II is a 4.7-inch packing WP7 smartphone...

  • Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7
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    Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

    By 1 May 2012

    LG is not, as rumoured, ditching Windows Phone 7 in favour of Android it seems, with the electronics giant confirming as much to Pocket-lint. "None of it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again," a spokesman for the company in Korea...

  • ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap
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    ZTE Tania coming to Virgin Media, Windows Phone on the cheap

    By 26 April 2012

    Virgin Media has announced it is to sell the ZTE Tania from mid-May, bringing Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to a lower price point. Pay-as-you-go customers will be able to get hold of the phone for £199.99 while the handset is available free on a number of...

  • Microsoft makes Marketplace changes: No more Zune apps and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update now essential
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    Microsoft makes Marketplace changes: No more Zune apps and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update now essential

    By 25 April 2012

    Windows Phone users will soon no longer be able to buy apps for their device from the Zune PC software. It’s the first of two changes Microsoft is implementing, the second being that to buy any new apps, or to update existing ones, your device must...