Windows Phone 8 archive

  • 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...

  • Windows Phone 7.8 features leak, expected early 2013
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    Windows Phone 7.8 features leak, expected early 2013

    By 16 November 2012

    A document purporting to detail more about what features will make it in to Windows Phone 7.8 has leaked on the internet, giving current Windows Phone users something to look forward to. According to the leaked Nokia document from China, aside from getting...

  • Huawei Ascend W1 now slated for CES 2013 reveal
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    Huawei Ascend W1 now slated for CES 2013 reveal

    By 16 November 2012

    The rumours first started in October, but new information suggests that the Huawei Ascend W1, the company's Windows Phone 8 smartphone, will be launching at CES 2013 in Las Vegas in January. "We reported that the Ascend W1 probably won't be available...

  • Microsoft: Apple too controlling, Android is wild
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    Microsoft: Apple too controlling, Android is wild

    By 15 November 2012

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has slammed the competition to Windows Phone 8, calling Apple's ecosystem "highly priced" and "highly controlled", while Android's is "wild" and "uncontrolled". Speaking during a "fireside chat" with LinkedIn co-founder Reid...

  • Samsung ATIV Odyssey picture leaks
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    Samsung ATIV Odyssey picture leaks

    By 12 November 2012

    A press shot of what is supposedly the Samsung ATIV Odyssey - Samsung's new Windows Phone 8 smartphone - as turned up on serial Twitter leaker Evleaks over the weekend. The device, which Pocket-lint has already previously confirmed with Samsung will be...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 now available
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    Skype for Windows Phone 8 now available

    By 12 November 2012

    Microsoft has released Skype for Windows Phone 8 for users of the new Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, the HTC 8X and 8S. Labelled as a preview release rather than the final version, the new Skype for Windows Phone 8 promises plenty of additional features...

  • Nokia Lumia 820   review
    Phones 5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 820 review

    By 8 November 2012

    The Nokia Lumia 820 isn't the flagship phone of the Nokia Lumia range. It doesn't have all the headline-hitting features like a "floating" PureView camera sensor, or 4.5-inch screen with PureMotion HD+ technology, but that doesn't stop it coming with...

  • Windows Phone 8 Microsoft PDF Viewer app available for download
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    Windows Phone 8 Microsoft PDF Viewer app available for download

    By 2 November 2012

    If you were wondering how you were going to read PDFs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 now that Adobe Reader appears to have disappeared from the Windows Phone 8 Store, worry no more - Microsoft has released a dedicated PDF reader. Imaginatively called PDF...

  • Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"
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    Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"

    By 2 November 2012

    As the world gets used to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, an increasingly common observation is the lack of notification centre. However, rather than being a deliberate ploy by Microsoft, it’s emerged that one was planned but the...

  • Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources
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    Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

    By 2 November 2012

    Since Windows Phone 8 was first revealed in June, Microsoft has been tipped to produce its own smartphone handset. According to reports, that day could be fast approaching. The Wall Street Journal has been told by anonymous sources that tests have already...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #106 - Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Windows Phone 8
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #106 - Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Windows Phone 8

    By 2 November 2012

    There's no rest for the wicked, or so they say, as the launch events rumbled on in force in the last week. Microsoft finally set free Windows Phone 8 and detailed a swathe of new handsets that will carry its flag. Google, not put off by the postponement...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 review
    Phones 3 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 920 review

    By 1 November 2012

    It's the flagship phone from Nokia. It's the device that should save the company. A phone that will make everyone ditch Android and the iPhone and turn to Windows Phone. That, at least, is what Nokia is hoping it can achieve with its latest top-of-the-range...

  • Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go
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    Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go

    By 1 November 2012

    Microsoft is inviting developers to get to work on apps and games built for the Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 platforms, after making the software development kit (SDK) available to all. The Windows Phone Software Development Kit 8.0 can be downloaded...

  • Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers
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    Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers

    By 31 October 2012

    Nokia has again said that its mapping solution Nokia Drive will be available to all Windows Phone 8 manufacturers. The Finnish manufacturer claimed back in June that all Windows Phone 8 devices would have Nokia Drive preinstalled. But on checking Pocket-lint’s...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 release date UK: 2 November
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    Nokia Lumia 920 release date UK: 2 November

    By 31 October 2012

    Nokia has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available in store in the UK on 2 November, contrary to dates previously published by both the exclusive operator, EE, and Microsoft.  The new phone will be available in red, yellow,...

  • Gameloft bringing 12 games to Windows Phone 8, with new Xbox features
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    Gameloft bringing 12 games to Windows Phone 8, with new Xbox features

    By 30 October 2012

    Gameloft is to release 12 of its top games titles for Windows Phone 8, all of them optimised to use the new operating system's Xbox ecosystem. Each of the games' titles will feature Xbox Leaderboards compatibility, allowing players to see their performances...

  • Windows Phone 8 review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Windows Phone 8 review

    By 29 October 2012

    Windows Phone 8 is here, and while it will be available only on new hardware, rather than rolling out to previous models like the Nokia Lumia 800, it's worth covering in detail what is new and improved and what's not and ultimately whether or not it is...

  • Skype for Windows Phone 8 detailed
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    Skype for Windows Phone 8 detailed

    By 29 October 2012

    Skype has detailed its Skype for Windows Phone 8 app following the official launch by Microsoft on Monday. The new feature set, which has yet to be rolled out to Windows Phone 8 handsets being used for reviews by sites like Pocket-lint, will be here in...

  • Samsung ATIV S pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung ATIV S pictures and hands-on

    By 29 October 2012

    The Samsung ATIV S, or ATIV Odyssey on Verizon, is the third Windows Phone 8 device in the family and the one that is likely to get little of the spotlight compared to the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia range, but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked. ...

  • HTC 8X review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC 8X review

    By 29 October 2012

    Consider November the rebirth of Windows Phone and, with that new beginning, expect an array of new phones packed with new tricks all trying to impress the money out of your pocket. Like Android there's plenty of choice too, with HTC, Nokia, and Samsung...

  • Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy
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    Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy

    By 29 October 2012

    Windows Phone 8 is just here and manufacturers are starting to tell us what plans they have in store for the new Microsoft mobile operating system. We already have a fairly meaty breakdown of the Windows Phone 8 software itself here but what about the...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 4G available from EE on 9 November
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    Nokia Lumia 920 4G available from EE on 9 November

    By 29 October 2012

    It has been confirmed to Pocket-lint that the Nokia Lumia 920, complete with 4G, will be available on EE in the UK from 9 November. The information was confirmed to Pocket-lint alongside the launch of Windows Phone 8 in the UK, as other devices are also...

  • What's new in Windows Phone 8?
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    What's new in Windows Phone 8?

    By 29 October 2012

    Microsoft has officially announced details about Windows Phone 8, dubbed Apollo, at its "sneak peek" Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, and now we've had even more at the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 at Nokia World, and finally the full package...

  • Windows Phone 8 officially launched
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    Windows Phone 8 officially launched

    By 29 October 2012

    Microsoft has officially launched the latest consumer version of its smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8. Speaking at the company's San Francisco press event, Joe Belfiore, manager of the Windows Phone programme talked us through the new OS...

  • Windows 8: All the information you'll need
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    Windows 8: All the information you'll need

    By 25 October 2012

    The age of Windows 8 has dawned. It’s time to get to grips with a rather different PC operating system and there’s quite a lot to consider. It might be that you need some Windows 8 help; a glance at the best Windows 8 laptops, tablets and hybrid machines;...