Windows Phone 7 archive

  • HTC: New Windows Phones with Apollo
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    HTC: New Windows Phones with Apollo

    By 26 February 2012

    HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to launch new Windows Phone devices when Microsoft reveals the public availability of Windows Phone Apollo later in the year. "For Windows Phone we haven't decided on the branding yet, but you will see a...

  • MWC 2012: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
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    MWC 2012: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 24 February 2012

    MWC 2012 has not even begun and already the news has been flooding in. Europe's most important mobile phone event will be packed, as ever, with handsets of all types from all the manufacturers of the world (minus one) with everything from the smartest...

  • Nokia takes top spot in Windows Phone market
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    Nokia takes top spot in Windows Phone market

    By 24 February 2012

    Nokia is now the major force in the Windows Phone 7 revolution with the Finnish company grabbing the largest market share for Microsoft's growing platform for the first time in the last quarter of 2011. The figures, from Strategy Analytics, show that...

  • Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'
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    Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'

    By 24 February 2012

    How quick is Windows Phone 7 exactly? Much quicker than the fastest Android handsets apparently. That's according to Microsoft, which has turned its "Smoked by Windows Phone" stunt from CES into a fully blown ad campaign. The premise is that fandroids...

  • Is this Sony's first Windows Phone 7 handset?
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    Is this Sony's first Windows Phone 7 handset?

    By 21 February 2012

    We last saw details about a Sony Windows Phone 7 handset in January and if new spy shots are to be believed, then the new Sony Windows Phone 7 handset will be a side slider. QWERTY Windows Phones are somewhat rare these days, with the majority being touchscreen...

  • Facebook for Windows Phone 7 update pictures and hands-on
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    Facebook for Windows Phone 7 update pictures and hands-on

    By 15 February 2012

    Windows Phone 7 users who like Facebook got a treat this week with the launch of the new and improved official application for their devices. There's a whole host of new features for the updated app, including improved panorama and profile designs, better...

  • Nokia Lumia 610 to be company's cheapest WP7 handset yet?
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    Nokia Lumia 610 to be company's cheapest WP7 handset yet?

    By 14 February 2012

    Nokia is to go all out on the cheap Windows Phone 7 handset front, first releasing the Lumia 710 and now allegedly a Tango-packing Lumia 610.  The phone is to be Nokia's most competitively priced WP7 phone yet and presumably is aimed at stealing market...

  • APP OF THE DAY: I'm a WP7! review (Windows Phone 7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: I'm a WP7! review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 13 February 2012

    WP7 is incredibly easy to use. So simple in fact that we often forget just what the OS is capable of, should you explore it properly. Currently WP7 is fairly barren in the app department but there are a few standout pieces of software which you should...

  • LG Miracle picture and details leak
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    LG Miracle picture and details leak

    By 10 February 2012

    LG may just have the answer to Fragma's prayers, as the Windows Phone 7 touting LG Miracle has been leaked all over the internet. The Miracle isn't likely to take on the likes of the HTC Titan or Nokia's top end Lumia smartphones - the spec sheet suggests...

  • White Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on
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    White Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on

    By 7 February 2012

    Nokia has announced that it will be making a white version of the Nokia Lumia 800 which will be going on sale at Phones 4 U in the UK in March and Pocket-lint was of course on hand to have a gander and snap a few shots ahead of the official release to...

  • Windows Phone 8 detailed by Joe Belfiore in leaked video
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    Windows Phone 8 detailed by Joe Belfiore in leaked video

    By 2 February 2012

    A promotional video, starring Microsoft senior vice-president and Windows Phone product manager Joe Belfiore, has been leaked to the chaps at Pocketnow.com leaving them no choice but to tell us what the company supposedly has in store for Windows Phone...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Bord review (Windows Phone 7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Bord review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 31 January 2012

    You are in a restaurant, the food is taking ages, and your kids are starting to go stir crazy. You have two choices. Start praying that the food will turn up any moment, or turn to your partner and start praying that they've brought the usual array of...

  • Snake '97 pictures, video and hands-on
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    Snake '97 pictures, video and hands-on

    By 27 January 2012

    Remember back to your first phone, the Nokia that you no doubt owned, and the game that you used to play over and over again? Yep that's right, for Windows Phone 7 users Nokia Snake from 1997 is back. Simply called Snake '97 the 79p app in the Windows...

  • Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5
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    Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5

    By 27 January 2012

    Windows Phone 7.5 users rejoice - for multiple Google Calendar syncing is now available on your Mango handset. That's right - after months of waiting and having to do complicated work-arounds, no longer will you forget to go to that important meeting...

  • Nokia Lumia 710 review
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    Nokia Lumia 710 review

    By 24 January 2012

    The Nokia Lumia 710 is seems to be pitched as the poor man's Lumia 800, but can that be right? We've been testing the two Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia phones together for the last two weeks to see how the 710 really lives up to the flagship Nokia smartphone,...

  • Nokia Lumia 900 UK release in June, says Carphone Warehouse
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    Nokia Lumia 900 UK release in June, says Carphone Warehouse

    By 23 January 2012

    The Nokia Lumia 900 is to come to the UK according to Carphone Warehouse who has put up a "coming soon" page detailing the new phone announced at the beginning of the month at CES in Vegas. The new Windows Phone 7 phone sports a 4.3-inch display, a...

  • Nokia interested in future tablet, looks to Metro design to help its cause
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    Nokia interested in future tablet, looks to Metro design to help its cause

    By 20 January 2012

    Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, has told Pocket-lint that the company has no plans to release a Nokia tablet just yet, but does hint that that might not always be the case. "We haven't announced anything specifically about tablets. I say that over and over...

  • Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, talks the competition and the future
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    Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, talks the competition and the future

    By 20 January 2012

    "As I look forward, right now the conversation is about beginning of momentum. We have a range of devices, we've got some unique applications, the developers are moving in our direction, we are seeing this accelerating momentum, and that is all good."...

  • Nokia CEO: Android is too fragmented
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    Nokia CEO: Android is too fragmented

    By 19 January 2012

    Stephen Elop has told Pocket-lint that he thinks Google's Android operating system is too fragmented, a pitfall he wants to avoid with Windows Phone 7 and Nokia in the future. Talking to Pocket-lint at CES in Las Vegas, the Nokia CEO said: "We don't want...

  • ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on
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    ZTE Tania pictures and hands-on

    By 18 January 2012

    ZTE has announced the Tania, its first Windows Phone 7 powered handset. The manufacturer is known for its value for money Android phones and the Tania is the beginning of attempts at cheap WP7 offerings.  Inside the Tania is a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHz...

  • ZTE Tania brings budget Windows Phone 7 to UK
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    ZTE Tania brings budget Windows Phone 7 to UK

    By 18 January 2012

    ZTE is launching its ZTE Tania Windows Phone 7 handset in the UK, looking to appeal to those who want to go Windows Phone without spending a packet. The ZTE Tania was announced in China back in September 2011, but now joins the likes of Nokia, Samsung,...

  • Three new Sony handsets leak ahead of MWC
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    Three new Sony handsets leak ahead of MWC

    By 17 January 2012

    Three new Sony handsets have leaked courtesy of blurrycam, hinting at a duo of Android devices and a Windows Phone 7 device being unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month. In terms of the Windows Phone device, it would mean a new manufacturer for...

  • Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Acer launched the Acer Allegro Windows Phone 7 smartphone in France in October 2011. That made it the company's first foray into the the world of the popular Microsoft mobile OS and now there seems to be a decent chance that it will be arriving elsewhere...

  • Nokia City Lens adds Augmented Reality to Local Scout on Windows Phone 7
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    Nokia City Lens adds Augmented Reality to Local Scout on Windows Phone 7

    By 16 January 2012

    If you've already got a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, or know someone that uses it, you'll no doubt already know about the really handy app by Microsoft called Local Scout. Nokia knows about it too, but feels it can do a better job than the people that...

  • Nokia Transport app: Nokia Drive for buses and trains
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    Nokia Transport app: Nokia Drive for buses and trains

    By 16 January 2012

    Nokia is continuing to push dedicated apps for the Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones on the market, creating one for those that rely on public transport instead of the motor car to get around. The new app, yet to be released but demoed for Pocket-lint at...