Windows Phone 8 archive

  • Nokia Laser headed to Verizon with specs close to the Lumia 920
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    Nokia Laser headed to Verizon with specs close to the Lumia 920

    By 24 January 2013

    Verizon will be increasing its Windows Phone 8 presence this year by hosting a high-end Nokia Lumia device with similar specs to the Lumia 920. According to a report from The Verge, the handset is currently dubbed "Laser" and will be a flagship device...

  • Nokia turns corner as it posts Q4 profit of £369 million, revenue of £6.76 billion
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    Nokia turns corner as it posts Q4 profit of £369 million, revenue of £6.76 billion

    By 24 January 2013

    Good sales performance of the latest line-up of Nokia Windows phones helped the company post a quarterly profit for Q4 2012. It sold 4.4 million Lumia handsets in the last quarter, up from 2.9 million in the previous three-month period. The entire Nokia...

  • Samsung ATIV Odyssey available on Verizon 24 January
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    Samsung ATIV Odyssey available on Verizon 24 January

    By 24 January 2013

    Verizon Wireless has announced that the Samsung ATIV Odyssey - known as the ATIV S in the UK - will be available to customers on 24 January both in-store and online. Pricing for the mid-range Windows 8 handset is set at $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate...

  • Nokia Drive+ maps now available for more Windows Phone 8 customers
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    Nokia Drive+ maps now available for more Windows Phone 8 customers

    By 23 January 2013

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced that Nokia's Drive+ turn-by-turn navigation app is now available to all Windows Phone 8 customers. The beta can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store.  Available free to customers in the United States, UK, and...

  • Nokia EOS to be first 'real' PureView Windows phone
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    Nokia EOS to be first 'real' PureView Windows phone

    By 23 January 2013

    Nokia is to launch a smartphone with a similar PureView camera sensor to the Nokia 808 PureView. The company recently claimed that it was working on "some very cool PureView products" and it is being reported that a device codenamed EOS - like Canon's...

  • Windows Phone 7.8 update slated for 31 January release after second carrier confirms date
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    Windows Phone 7.8 update slated for 31 January release after second carrier confirms date

    By 21 January 2013

    O2 confirmed that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be rolling out to Windows Phone 7.5 users by the end of the month. However, Windows Phone Colombia has gone further by dropping word that the update will land on 31 January.  In a message on its Facebook,...

  • Windows Phone 7.8 update dated for end of January
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    Windows Phone 7.8 update dated for end of January

    By 19 January 2013

    O2 has confirmed, via Twitter, that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be coming to Windows Phone 7.5 users by the end of January and available via the Zune service. The surprise comment comes ahead of an official announcement from Microsoft, Nokia, HTC...

  • Samsung ATIV Odyssey to ship on Verizon in US 24 January
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    Samsung ATIV Odyssey to ship on Verizon in US 24 January

    By 18 January 2013

    The Samsung ATIV Odyssey, known as the ATIV S in the UK, has been tipped for release on Verizon Wireless stateside, a few weeks after being announced at CES 2013.  Slashgear has pegged the release date for 24 January, without any official word from the...

  • Asus finally ready to build a Windows Phone, but with Windows 8 not WP8
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    Asus finally ready to build a Windows Phone, but with Windows 8 not WP8

    By 17 January 2013

    Asus is reportedly in talks to enter the Windows Phone market, almost a year after first saying it would. However, instead of bringing out an Asus-branded Windows Phone 8 device, it seems the manufacturer would favour a smartphone loaded with Windows...

  • LG planning new Windows Phone 8 handset to re-enter game
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    LG planning new Windows Phone 8 handset to re-enter game

    By 16 January 2013

    Reports have emerged that LG is to return to the Windows Phone market with at least one new handset this year. Sources from its homeland in South Korea claim it "has some new smartphones in the works that will run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8". The source...

  • Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on
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    Huawei Ascend W1 pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Huawei's Ascend W1 represents the company's first foray into Windows Phone 8. Boasting a cyan coloured back and matte-effect plastic all round, it fits in nicely to the usual Windows Phone landscape The handset is fairly compact at 10.15mm thick, feeling...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review

    By 28 December 2012

    It's been an eventful year in the world of technology. Companies and retailers have fallen by the wayside, while the big boys didn't quite have it all their own way, with the smartphone and tablet markets especially becoming less dependant on one or two...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)

    By 21 December 2012

    Windows Phone 8 has a clever tweak in that it updates its lock screen using different images from Bing every day. It keeps your phone feeling fresh every time you take it out of your pocket. The idea behind Photostream is to take things one further and...

  • Vodafone Lumia 920 stops EE UK exclusive
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    Vodafone Lumia 920 stops EE UK exclusive

    By 19 December 2012

    Vodafone has confirmed that EE's exclusive run with the Nokia Lumia 920 has come to an end, as it will be stocking the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the new year. "Already confirmed as heading to Vodafone in the new year are the Nokia Lumia 820,...

  • WhatsApp Windows Phone 8 app now available
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    WhatsApp Windows Phone 8 app now available

    By 19 December 2012

    WhatsApp has released a version of its popular messaging app for Windows Phone 8. The app, which is already available for Windows Phone 7.5 users, has been missing from the WP8 launch roster to date. According to Nokia, WhatsApp has worked with the phone...

  • Windows Phone 8S by HTC  review
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    Windows Phone 8S by HTC review

    By 18 December 2012

    With the HTC 8X taking the top spot of HTC's Windows Phone 8 collection, the HTC 8S - or Windows Phone 8S by HTC, as it’s officially known - sits a step or two down from the top. It's an entry-level Windows Phone and comes at entry-level prices.  It's...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #111 - Google Maps for iPhone, Windows Phone 8 and the Pope
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #111 - Google Maps for iPhone, Windows Phone 8 and the Pope

    By 14 December 2012

    Sing hosanna, in the same week the Pope posted his first tweet, Google Maps for iPhone arrived to save us. In some cases, literally, as Apple's equivalent was putting some Australian motorists in peril by sending them to the middle of an arid and deserted...

  • HTC 8X Portico update rolls out, adds SMS call reject and Always on Wi-Fi
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    HTC 8X Portico update rolls out, adds SMS call reject and Always on Wi-Fi

    By 11 December 2012

    HTC 8X owners are starting to see a new update to their Windows Phone 8 phone that adds a couple of new features and some bug fixes. Dubbed Portico by Microsoft - remember, every update has to finish in an "o" for some reason - the new update brings with...

  • Windows Phone 8 doing considerably better than WP7, if you look at Facebook active users
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    Windows Phone 8 doing considerably better than WP7, if you look at Facebook active users

    By 10 December 2012

    Windows Phone 8 has had a much faster uptake than Windows Phone 7, if Facebook is anything to go by. Since launch, there have been more than four times the number of people using the social network via the WP8 app than there were using the WP7 version...

  • HTC 8S adds always-on Wi-Fi to Windows Phone 8, now on sale too
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    HTC 8S adds always-on Wi-Fi to Windows Phone 8, now on sale too

    By 7 December 2012

    HTC has added the ability to let you set whether or not you want Wi-Fi to remain on when the screen times out on the new HTC 8S, which is just about to go on sale in the UK. Buried in the Advance Wi-Fi settings, it will let customers determine whether...

  • Nokia Lumia 620 pictures and hands-on
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    Nokia Lumia 620 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 December 2012

    Nokia has announced a new entry-level Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 620, and Pocket-lint has already grabbed and fondled the phone ahead of the UK launch in January 2013. The immediate reaction? Funky, cute, small, fast, nippy, clever. That's...

  • Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, a cheaper way to get into Windows Phone 8
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    Nokia Lumia 620 unveiled, a cheaper way to get into Windows Phone 8

    By 5 December 2012

    Nokia has announced a new addition to its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones that includes the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 620 is described by the company as the "most affordable in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones" and will be...

  • Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8 due early 2013
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    Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8 due early 2013

    By 28 November 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7.8 will be available to Windows Phone 7 users in early 2013. Announced in June this year, Windows Phone 7.8 promises to bring some of the latest Windows Phone 8 features to devices such as the Nokia Lumia 800...

  • Windows Phone 8 Apollo+ update set for Q1 2013
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    Windows Phone 8 Apollo+ update set for Q1 2013

    By 27 November 2012

    Microsoft is set to roll-out an incremental update to Windows Phone 8 in the first couple of months of 2013, according to sources familiar with the matter. Dubbed Apollo+, the update will add a few new features, as well as tweak a couple of bugs found...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 PureView camera test: A view of London (video)
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    Nokia Lumia 920 PureView camera test: A view of London (video)

    By 22 November 2012

    There's no doubt that the PureView camera iteration in a Nokia Lumia 920 does some fancy stuff. Its 8.7-megapixel image sensor combined with low-light technology, image stabilisation and Carl Zeiss lens combine to create some spectacular shots, especially...