Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana digital assistant, new lock screens and more…

At its Build conference in Moscone Center today, Microsoft took the wraps off its next iteration of Windows Phone. Version 8.1 is coming shipped with plenty of much-needed features. Among the features is a new Lock Screen that’s customizable, “highly interactive and unique”. There’s also an “Action Center” which is essentially Microsoft’s version of the drop down notification center/drawer and Control Center found in Android and iOS. From here you can respond to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Lumia 521 receiving “Lumia Black” update

It’s about time the T-Mobile Lumias got some love, and the low-end 521 is the latest to receive the much-hyped Lumia Black software update. It started rolling out yesterday. Of course, the 521 is the Magenta-flavored version of the 520. Lumia Black’s main features are as follows: Bluetooth LE: All Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will now be Bluetooth Low Energy enabled. This means devices like the Fitbit will be compatible. All we … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 925 on Tmo gets Windows Phone Black update

While many BlackBerry fans a couple of weeks ago considered that T-mobile was actively pushing them to switch platforms, there’s another operating system that’s considered by many of its fans to have been ignored altogether: Windows Phone. When the company announced which devices would be getting the Windows Black update, T-mobile’s own Lumia 810 wasn’t on the list. Thankfully, however, its big brother – the Lumia 925 – was, and has now begun … [read full article]

Microsoft Agrees To Acquire Nokia Devices And Services Unit

There are only a few things that can get me to stop watching a Comedy Central roast, but the news that Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services unit stopped me in my tracks. In a joint announcement, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the deal as the clock struck 11 pm Eastern. Building on this successful partnership, we announced some important news today: an agreement for Microsoft … [read full article]

Hands-On Video With The Nokia Lumia 925 For T-mobile

We all know a flagship Nokia Lumia device is overdue on T-Mobile and that’s what has Windows Phone 8 fans in a tizzy for the Lumia 925. Sure, there’s some concern about the lack of expandable memory and built-in wireless charging. Thankfully, our man at PhoneDog, Aaron Baker got some hands-on time with the Lumia 925 over in Las Vegas as CTIA gets underway. T-Mobile has yet to announce pricing and availability, but with the … [read full article]

Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry Marketshare As Samsung Dominates Android Profits Once Again

Oh how the mighty have fallen as another piece of bad news surfaces for the BlackBerry crowd as new figures suggest the once giant smartphone OS has dropped to fourth in global shipments. There’s no question that Android at 75% and iOS at 17.3% of the total global smartphone market in the first quarter 2013 have the clear lead. Still, Microsoft saw an increase of 133.3-percent over the last 12 months to hit 3.2-percent globally. … [read full article]

Leaked Images Of The Nokia Lumia 925 “Catwalk” Surface, Official Announcement Expected Tomorrow

With Nokia’s special event less than 24 hours away, famed internet leaker @evleaks is giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. Nokia is widely expected to announce the Lumia 925 “Catwalk” tomorrow and with these images we’re getting a glimpse at what we might expect looks wise. The Lumia 925 is expected to fairly identical to the Lumia 920 spec wise, but with a thinner and lighter frame and an … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Retail Availability For Lumia 521, Wi-Fi Calling And All

While the Lumia 521 has already been on sale through the Home Shopping Network and as a steal of a sale for $129 at Walmart, it’s finally coming to T-Mobile stores on May 22nd. The Lumia 521 will be available on T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans for $29.99 down payment with 24 monthly payments of $5. The biggest get with the Lumia 521 and somehow I glossed over it before is … [read full article]