Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Nokia: No delay for Lumia 900
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    Nokia: No delay for Lumia 900

    By 25 April 2012

    Nokia has denied reports that it has had to push back the UK arrival of its Lumia 900. The manufacturer says the Windows Phone device remains on schedule and has told Pocket-lint that customers will be able to buy the phone in store “very soon”....

  • Facebook for Windows Phone 2.5 update coming, adds new features
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    Facebook for Windows Phone 2.5 update coming, adds new features

    By 24 April 2012

    Facebook for Windows Phone is about to get a big update, according to its developers. Details of the next version (v2.5) of the social networking app for Microsoft's mobile platform have been published in a Facebook post. "The team has been working hard...

  • Windows Phone Dare To Live challenge wants to 'spank' UK smartphone users
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    Windows Phone Dare To Live challenge wants to 'spank' UK smartphone users

    By 23 April 2012

    You'll no doubt have seen something of Microsoft's campaign looking to "smoke" smartphone users in the US. Well we have good news. Windows Phone wants to bring some spanking to UK high streets. Kicking off the Dare To Live campaign over the weekend, the...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 7 sheds beta label, still won't work in the background
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    Skype for Windows Phone 7 sheds beta label, still won't work in the background

    By 22 April 2012

    Skype for Windows Phone 7 has ditched the beta label and been updated to version 1.0. The new update, released by Microsoft, adds the ability to search for and add new contacts, as well as call landline numbers from the app over Wi-Fi and 3G. The app...

  • Nokia promises more Windows Phone features including Vcard sharing, says now has two thirds of top 100 apps
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    Nokia promises more Windows Phone features including Vcard sharing, says now has two thirds of top 100 apps

    By 20 April 2012

    Stephen Elop, Nokia's CEO, has said that the company will continue to expand and develop the capabilities of the Windows Phone 7 beyond Microsoft's platform efforts with the mobile OS. "We are addressing some of the highly requested feature requirements...

  • Nokia struggles as move to Windows Phone hits bump in the road
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    Nokia struggles as move to Windows Phone hits bump in the road

    By 19 April 2012

    Nokia has announced its latest financial results and it's not good news. The company has filed a $1.2 billion loss in the past three months as the pain of switching to Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's phone operating system, continues.  Although Nokia has...

  • Apollo upgrade for current Windows Phones uncertain after conflicting reports
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    Apollo upgrade for current Windows Phones uncertain after conflicting reports

    By 18 April 2012

    An Apollo upgrade for Windows Phone users appears in limbo after confused reports to its availability emerged. At first the signs were good, with a Microsoft developer saying that all existing Windows Phones would be able to upgrade to the “next major...

  • Samsung confirms Windows Phone 8 Apollo handset
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    Samsung confirms Windows Phone 8 Apollo handset

    By 16 April 2012

    A Samsung Windows Phone 8 Apollo handset could be with us before the end of the year. In a move that suggests Samsung isn’t throwing all its eggs into the Android basket, Taiwan Samsung confirmed the news. As Windows Phone 8 Apollo won’t actually...

  • Netflix Windows Phone 7 app now available in the UK
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    Netflix Windows Phone 7 app now available in the UK

    By 11 April 2012

    The Netflix Windows Phone 7 app is now available in the UK, allowing users of the movie-streaming service watch their Netflix content on the go on their phone.  The app, which launched last year in the US on the Microsoft platform, was held back in the...

  • Nokia Lumia 610 NFC now official (video)
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    Nokia Lumia 610 NFC now official (video)

    By 11 April 2012

    What looks like an NFC version of the Nokia Lumia 610 was inadvertently leaked yesterday in a video released on the company's own site. The video showed a white model, touted as the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, being used in the normal way NFC devices are,...

  • Nokia goes all humble and promises fix for Lumia 900 memory management issue
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    Nokia goes all humble and promises fix for Lumia 900 memory management issue

    By 11 April 2012

    Nokia has admitted that there's a fault with the Lumia 900 and has promised a fix on 16 April or thereabouts. The phone - which will be fixed before release in the UK on 27 April - was launched in the US with a massive light show and concert in Times...

  • Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7
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    Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7

    By 4 April 2012

    Attention all jetsetters, business people, philanderers and any other hotel frequenters. Hotels.com mobile app is now available on Windows Phone 7 devices. The app - which will you give you one night's free stay for every 10 nights you book through it...

  • Nokia Play To: DLNA comes to Lumia range
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    Nokia Play To: DLNA comes to Lumia range

    By 26 March 2012

    Nokia has launched a new beta app called Nokia Play To that allows users of the company's Windows Phone Lumia range to send photos and video from their phone to their DLNA TV or device. Playing catch up again, this time with LG, the new Nokia app will...

  • Nokia Lumia Windows Phones get panorama setting
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    Nokia Lumia Windows Phones get panorama setting

    By 20 March 2012

    Nokia has announced a new camera-focused app for Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 owners that now allows them to take panoramic shots from their cameras without having to pay for a third-party app. The new app, called Creative Studio, has been designed...

  • Nokia Windows Phone design concepts show company was keen to change UI
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    Nokia Windows Phone design concepts show company was keen to change UI

    By 20 March 2012

    With the launch of its Lumia range of Windows Phone 7 handsets, Nokia may well have shocked us all with a complete overhaul of Microsoft's operating system graphical user interface. The metro-style look and aesthetic could have been ditched for what looks...

  • Nokia Lumia 719 windows phone picture leaked
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    Nokia Lumia 719 windows phone picture leaked

    By 19 March 2012

    Nokia is rumoured to be unveiling a new Windows Phone handset during a Lumia launch event in China on 28 March. Named the Nokia Lumia 719 (or 719C), we've known about the device for a short while now thanks to its appearance under the "Game Stats" on...

  • Nokia: We still need a cheaper Windows Phone to compete with Android
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    Nokia: We still need a cheaper Windows Phone to compete with Android

    By 5 March 2012

    Nokia has confessed that although its latest Nokia Lumia 610 is cheap, it needs to create an even cheaper model to take on Android. "We have a lot riding on the fact that we need to get a lower price point," Niklas Savander, executive vice-president...

  • Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time
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    Asus ready to launch Windows Phone, but waiting for the right time

    By 2 March 2012

    Asus is ready to launch a Windows Phone 7 device as soon as it thinks the time is right, the company has told Pocket-lint.  "We are very close with Microsoft. When we think it is the right time of course we will do it," Benson Lin, the global head of...

  • Windows Phone 7 Tango: Coming to all phones after April
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    Windows Phone 7 Tango: Coming to all phones after April

    By 28 February 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7 Tango, its interim OS update before it brings out the big guns for Apollo, will be rolling out some time after April after the new Tango friendly handsets from Nokia and Huawei have been released. In a lengthy...

  • Nokia updates Drive app, intros Nokia Reading and Nokia Transport
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    Nokia updates Drive app, intros Nokia Reading and Nokia Transport

    By 28 February 2012

    Nokia has updated its apps for Windows Phone 7 as well as launching new apps for its phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. The new updates include new map improvements for Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive.The update to Nokia Drive will add...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review
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    APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review

    By 27 February 2012

    There are some apps that we consider core to the smartphone experience. Some that bring you a service, regardless of platform, that makes your life easier. Whether it be for work or play, Skype is one such app. Skype for Windows Phone 7 was one of the...

  • White Nokia Lumia 900 pictures and hands-on
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    White Nokia Lumia 900 pictures and hands-on

    By 27 February 2012

    Nokia has announced that it will be selling the Nokia Lumia 900 in the UK before the summer is out and we grabbed the white one at the company's Mobile World Congress booth to see what it looks like. The new version is identical to the black, cyan and...

  • Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 610 review
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    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 610 review

    By 27 February 2012

    If you want a Nokia Windows Phone but don't have the cash to stretch to the latest and greatest - such as the Lumia 800 or the new Lumia 900 - then the Lumia 610 is going to be for you.  The new budget handset won't be as feature-packed as the top of...

  • ZTE Orbit expands Windows Phone 7 offering
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    ZTE Orbit expands Windows Phone 7 offering

    By 27 February 2012

    ZTE has announced it is expanding its portfolio of Windows Phone 7 handsets with the introduction of the ZTE Orbit. The ZTE Orbit joins the ZTE Tania, previously announced, to make a WP7 pairing for the Chinese phone manufacturer. ZTE Orbit will offer...

  • Skype app for Windows Phone 7 finally arriving, beta goes live today
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    Skype app for Windows Phone 7 finally arriving, beta goes live today

    By 27 February 2012

    Microsoft has been demoing Skype for Windows Phone 7 for months, but has now finally revealed that it is time to let mere mortals download the app. "Many of you have been waiting for this. And today we are excited to announce our new Skype for Windows...