Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Spotify app finally hits Windows Phone 7
    Audio

    Spotify app finally hits Windows Phone 7

    By 7 November 2011

    Spotify has finally revealed a Windows Phone 7 app on Monday after a year of promise at the Windows Phone 7 AT&T launch event in New York City.  The new Windows Phone app is free to download but like the iPhone and iPad app, will require a Spotify Premium account,...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 800 review

    By 4 November 2011

    Nokia is dead, long live Nokia. Having been written off in the Western world, Nokia is throwing all its eggs in one basket and hoping that its latest phone, the Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia Lumia 800, has what it takes to wow. We’ve been testing it...

  • Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
    Apps

    Best App 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 2 November 2011

    Apps, apps, apps. Like Pokemon for a smartphone fan, we just gotta catch em all. 2011 saw our handsets filled with apps of all shapes and sizes, from time savers and games, to the final arrival of Facebook in app form on the iPad.  The time is upon now...

  • APP OF THE DAY - BoxFiles for Dropbox review (Windows Phone 7)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - BoxFiles for Dropbox review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 31 October 2011

    Windows Phone 7 has Skydrive for all its cloud backup needs, but what happens if you are a Dropbox user? Unfortunately there isn’t an official Dropbox app for WP7, but that hasn’t stopped the makers of BoxFiles for Dropbox using the cloud storage...

  • Nokia Music: Detailed and explained
    Phones

    Nokia Music: Detailed and explained

    By 28 October 2011

    One of the key new apps for the Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia Music, a twist of Microsoft’s Music hub and Zune offering. But what is it all about? Nokia music will be a free app installed as standard on the Nokia Lumia 800 and only be available to Nokia...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #60
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #60

    By 28 October 2011

    We're mobile phone mad on the Pocket-lint Podcast this week. With several new handsets, from several different manufacturers, launched since the last edition, we look at the biggest names, discuss their pros and cons, and wonder if it really is the death...

  • Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech
    Phones

    Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech

    By 28 October 2011

    Acer has launched the Acer Allegro in France, making it Acer's first foray into the the worlld of the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Acer, on the whole, has been relatively quiet on the WP7 front, with just a nod to the Microsoft OS earlier in the...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango now available to all first gen WP7 users
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Mango now available to all first gen WP7 users

    By 28 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that it is now pushing out the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) update to all eligible smartphones around the world. “We’re now delivering Mango to 100 percent of eligible phones around the world, regardless of carrier. (In other words,...

  • Xbox companion app for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    Xbox companion app for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

    By 27 October 2011

    Microsoft announced at the beginning of October that it was building a dedicated app for Windows Phone 7 users to control certain elements of the Xbox 360 console. We caught up with the app and an Xbox 360 console at Nokia World to have a play. The app,...

  • 25,000 Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones handed to developers
    Phones

    25,000 Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones handed to developers

    By 27 October 2011

    During the Nokia World "building the new ecosystem" session over at London's Excel, SVP of Developer and Marketplace at Nokia, Marco Argenti, announced that 25,000 Nokia Lumia 800 devices would be made available to developers before the end of the year....

  • Nokia Lumia 710 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 710 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2011

    Aside from the Nokia Lumia 800, the company is also to introduce the Nokia Lumia 710, a budget-friendly Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone for those with less cash to splurge. Pocket-lint has had a play with the smartphone, expected to hit in 2012, at Nokia...

  • Nokia Lumia 710 now official
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 710 now official

    By 26 October 2011

    As well as launch the Nokia Lumia 800 at Nokia World in London, the Finnish manufacturer has also unveiled the Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone, a smaller, cheaper WP7 Mango handset that also harks back to the 90s with exchangeable back covers. Coming in...

  • Nokia Drive detailed, Nokia WP7 users get free GPS
    Phones

    Nokia Drive detailed, Nokia WP7 users get free GPS

    By 26 October 2011

    Nokia has detailed its GPS offering for its Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Called Nokia Drive, the app will offer free turn-by-turn navigation for Windows Phone 7 users on the go. Carrying on the steady trend of dedicated GPS units being replaced by mobile...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 now official, coming 16 November
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 800 now official, coming 16 November

    By 26 October 2011

    Over at the Excel centre in London's Docklands, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took to the stage to officially announce the Nokia Lumia 800. No surprises there, as the phone has been more leaky than a rusty pipe, although that didn't quell the excitement on Nokia's...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 800 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2011

    Stephen Elop has just announced the new Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone smartphone on stage at Nokia World in London, and here’s a bevy of shots and our thoughts before we dive into a full review nearer the phone’s release in November. The Nokia Lumia...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 snapped at Nokia World
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 800 snapped at Nokia World

    By 26 October 2011

    The big Nokia World event hasn't even started, but that hasn't stopped some attendees of the big show in London from getting over excited and showing others the new treats - the Nokia Lumia 800 - before everything kicks off, official like.  Thankfully...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 leak
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 leak

    By 25 October 2011

    With just hours to go before Nokia World kicks off in London, two documents detailing the two phones the Finnish company is expected to launch have leaked on the Internet. The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710 will be, according to Winrumours.com,...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 photos give name away
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 800 photos give name away

    By 25 October 2011

    The much rumoured, and much leaked first Nokia Mango handset will hit the shops as the Nokia Lumia 800 - according to some EXIF data obtained by The Nokia Blog. The Lumia name has also been verified by a Pocket-lint source. Let's face it, Nokia Sea Ray...

  • Nokia 800 Windows Phone teased during X Factor and Downton Abbey
    Phones

    Nokia 800 Windows Phone teased during X Factor and Downton Abbey

    By 24 October 2011

    A phone believed to be the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 handset has appeared on British television over the weekend, in advertising breaks during X Factor and Downton Abbey. And, looking at the clips, it seems as if the actual device is extremely...

  • Nokia Sabre Windows Phone captured in the wild
    Phones

    Nokia Sabre Windows Phone captured in the wild

    By 20 October 2011

    With its Nokia World convention just days away, Nokia has become a leaky cauldron, seemingly spilling more beans by the hour. The latest leak is a supposed spy shot of the new Nokia Sabre, a second Windows Phone 7 handset that is different from the Nokia...

  • HTC Radar review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC Radar review

    By 20 October 2011

    Windows Phone 7 Mango is here and that means a selection of new smartphones to choose from. The new version of the OS is aimed at users who are either upgrading from the first batch of 2010 handsets, or moving over to the platform for the first time....

  • Samsung Focus S and Flash pics emerge
    Phones

    Samsung Focus S and Flash pics emerge

    By 20 October 2011

    Remember that pair of Samsung Windows Phone 7.5 handsets announced last week? You know the ones with spec sheets akin to the Galaxy S II... Well Samsung has unveiled a decent selection of pics showing off both handsets.  First up is the Focus S, what...

  • Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC
    Phones

    Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC

    By 20 October 2011

    Talking at Asia D, Andy Lees spoke of the possibility that 2012 will see the introduction of NFC and the and a way that hardware manufactures can "add value" and extend and vary hardware on Windows Phone 7. This comes on the back of a feeling by many...

  • Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7 press pictures turn up
    Phones

    Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7 press pictures turn up

    By 19 October 2011

    With Nokia World kicking off in just under a week’s time, the rumour mill has started to heat up. The latest reported leak? Official press shots showing up on Pocketnow.com claiming to be the Nokia 800 - the company’s new Windows Phone 7 smartphone....

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update roll-out now available to virtually everyone
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Mango update roll-out now available to virtually everyone

    By 19 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that its Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout has now been opened up to virtually all users on the first iteration of the company’s software. "Today we’re fully opening the spigot —slightly ahead of schedule—and making Mango available...