Windows Phone 8 archive

  • Nokia Lumia 928 press shot leaks ahead of upcoming Verizon launch
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    Nokia Lumia 928 press shot leaks ahead of upcoming Verizon launch

    By 6 April 2013

    A press shot of Verizon's upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone flagship has leaked in full ahead of its rumoured launch. The press shot, which looks like one officially from Nokia, comes from the trusty leakster @EvLeaks on Twitter. The Lumia 928 has...

  • Nokia Lumia 720 now available at O2 for £300 off-contract
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    Nokia Lumia 720 now available at O2 for £300 off-contract

    By 5 April 2013

    Nokia's mid-range Lumia 720 is now available in the UK for customers looking for a solid smartphone on the cheap. The Lumia 720 has locked O2 in the UK as its exclusive carrier. If you're interested in signing a contract and just want to buy the phone...

  • Microsoft: No need for own-made Windows Phones, we have plenty of say over Nokia
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    Microsoft: No need for own-made Windows Phones, we have plenty of say over Nokia

    By 22 March 2013

    If you think Nokia is the one coming up with all the ideas for its range of Windows Phone smartphones, think again. Microsoft has told Pocket-lint that it has plenty of influence over what is and what isn't included.  "We enjoy having the variety that...

  • Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)
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    Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

    By 21 March 2013

    The rumoured Windows 8 update codenamed Blue has all but been confirmed in a leaked video. Designed to show updates to the Fresh Paint app for Windows Blue, Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talks about Blue and his plans for it....

  • Pandora Windows Phone app now available
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    Pandora Windows Phone app now available

    By 21 March 2013

    Pandora is now available on Windows Phone in the US, five months after Microsoft said it was working to bring the music-streaming service to the platform. The new app, available from today, will come with ad-free support until 31 December 2013 and let...

  • O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too
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    O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too

    By 19 March 2013

    O2 has followed up on its early promise and brought its O2 Tracks application to Windows Phone. Available for free on the Windows Phone store now for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5, the app is powered by MusicQubed and offers all of the songs on...

  • Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included
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    Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

    By 19 March 2013

    Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned. An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided...

  • Nokia Lumia 928 said to feature aluminium body, set for Verizon in April
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    Nokia Lumia 928 said to feature aluminium body, set for Verizon in April

    By 12 March 2013

    Leaks for the upcoming Lumia 928 continue to surface, as new information points to significant changes over the Lumia 920 and an April launch on Verizon Wireless.  The Verge reports that Nokia will move away from plastic with the Lumia 928, to opt...

  • BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8
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    BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8

    By 5 March 2013

    The BBC has struck a deal with Microsoft to bring a version of its iPlayer catch-up service to Windows Phone. It says the BBC iPlayer will work on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 handsets through a shortcut application that will be available "soon"...

  • Nokia and Burton launch Windows Phone 8 exclusive app (video)
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    Nokia and Burton launch Windows Phone 8 exclusive app (video)

    By 4 March 2013

    Nokia has teamed up with Burton to launch a one-stop shop snowboarding app for extreme sports fans. The new Windows Phone 8 exclusive allows you to browse maps of the local area and even see weather reports for the slopes. It also incorporates a sequence-maker...

  • Microsoft working on Windows Phone 8.5 behind closed doors
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    Microsoft working on Windows Phone 8.5 behind closed doors

    By 4 March 2013

    Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of Windows Phone, has told Pocket-lint that Microsoft is very much working on upgrades to the Windows Phone operating system, but is changing tactics in how it goes about letting us know about it. In a candid chat...

  • Windows Phone Blue update slated for WP8 handsets this winter
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    Windows Phone Blue update slated for WP8 handsets this winter

    By 3 March 2013

    A Microsoft job listing has confirmed that this winter will be when the next major Windows Phone update will go down. The update, dubbed Windows Phone Blue, has been highly rumoured in recent months.  The listing by Microsoft for a software development...

  • Nokia Lumia 928 internal product listing hints upcoming Verizon launch
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    Nokia Lumia 928 internal product listing hints upcoming Verizon launch

    By 3 March 2013

    Verizon's alleged "Laser: Windows Phone flagship handset has appeared in an internal product listing, mentioning it as the Lumia 928 by name.  Next to an earlier FCC filing, this is the second indication we've had of the handset's imminent launch leaked...

  • Microsoft planning upgrade cycle for Windows Phone 8 so it can 'evolve'
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    Microsoft planning upgrade cycle for Windows Phone 8 so it can 'evolve'

    By 27 February 2013

    Microsoft plans to focus on improving the devices at hand, rather than announcing a new version of Windows Phone months before it actually ships, an executive explained at Mobile World Congress 2013.  Microsoft senior marketing manager Greg Sullivan...

  • HTC to launch 'Tiara' handset with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 in mid-May
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    HTC to launch 'Tiara' handset with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 in mid-May

    By 26 February 2013

    When HTC killed off its plans for its flagship Zenith WP8 handset, many thought the company had decided to stick to Android only. But a leak points to a new Windows Phone handset out of the Taiwan-based company. According to EvLeaks at UnwiredView, HTC...

  • Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile
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    Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile

    By 26 February 2013

    Twitter for Windows Phone has been updated to bring it in line with the design language of all other Twitter apps. The UI on Windows Phone now closely matches that of iOS and Android, with a simple and easy to follow tab-based user interface. On the top...

  • Nokia Here mapping and nav available to HTC 8X and all Windows Phone 8 devices
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    Nokia Here mapping and nav available to HTC 8X and all Windows Phone 8 devices

    By 25 February 2013

    Nokia has confirmed that its Here mapping and navigation services - Here Maps, Here Drive and Here Transit - are now available from all Windows Phone 8 users and are no longer a Nokia exclusive feature. There is something of a catch, however, as the...

  • Nokia Lumia 720 pictures and hands-on
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    Nokia Lumia 720 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 720 is the new cheaper Nokia Lumia 820. That's really the main takeaway from the announcement of the Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress 2013. Of course there are differences: the Lumia 720 isn't as powerful, doesn't have as big a battery,...

  • Nokia Lumia 520 pictures and hands-on
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    Nokia Lumia 520 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 February 2013

    Nokia has announced a new entry level smartphone within the Lumia family, as it looks to drive down the price of Windows Phone even lower.  The new Lumia 520 will be a budget offering, but still pack most of the features found on the company's flagship...

  • Zoe Camera not coming to Windows Phone, confirms HTC
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    Zoe Camera not coming to Windows Phone, confirms HTC

    By 19 February 2013

    HTC's fancy Zoe Camera technology announced in the HTC One won't be coming to Windows Phone 8, with the company saying "there are no current plans to migrate" the features to Microsoft's mobile platform. The HTC One introduces a range of new features...

  • Spotify for Windows Phone 8 launched
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    Spotify for Windows Phone 8 launched

    By 8 February 2013

    Spotify has arrived for Windows Phone 8. The app, which has been missing from WP8 since its launch, allows you to log in and stream music from your Spotify account on your smartphone. There had previously been hints of a Spotify launch for Windows Phone...

  • Spotify on Windows Phone 8 launch imminent?
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    Spotify on Windows Phone 8 launch imminent?

    By 8 February 2013

    Spotify has been absent on Windows Phone 8 since the platform launched in October 2012, with the feedback forums on Spotify.com just giving "Q1 2013" as a launch date. However, Brendan Arndt, a device portfolio manager at Three UK, has hinted on Twitter...

  • Nokia Lumia 620 review
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    Nokia Lumia 620 review

    By 7 February 2013

    Nokia made some nice high-end phones in years gone by, like, for example, the N95. But Nokia was never really about those phones, it was about affordable, reliable phones that everyone wanted to own, and that everyone could afford. There's not always...

  • Vodafone to start selling Windows Phone 8 phones from 6 February
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    Vodafone to start selling Windows Phone 8 phones from 6 February

    By 4 February 2013

    It's taken a while, considering that the operating system was launched in October last year, but Vodafone is finally ready to range five of the Windows Phone 8 handsets currently on the market. From Wednesday 6 February, you will be able to buy the Nokia...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7.8 update rolls out
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7.8 update rolls out

    By 30 January 2013

    Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 owners, listen up: Nokia has confirmed that it is rolling out the Windows Phone 7.8 update from today.  The new update, which adds things like customisable Live Tiles sizes to the Start Screen, will come in the guise of a software...