Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Walmart Selling The Lumia 521 For $129, If You Can Find It That Is

While T-Mobile’s current state of affairs on their Windows Phone lineup is still questionable, the newly launched Lumia 521 is on sale for a steal at Walmart. It’s already out of stock from over the weekend and store availability is limited, but if you can track one down they make a great backup smartphone or introductory phone for the kids. Hit the Walmart link below to begin your search … [read full article]

Microsoft Pokes Fun At “iSheep” And “One Trick Pony” Samsung Galaxy Owners

Sure the ad is for the Lumia 920 and it’s AT&T branded in the commercial, but this is a Microsoft ad and one of the best marketing spots I’ve seen in some time. Between the “iSheep” insults, the “one trick pony” Samsung Galaxy Note insults and the guy with the Apple logo tattooed on his chest, Microsoft hits a home run with this ad. I had to watch this twice just to catch-all the fanboy insults the … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 521 Makes Early Appearance On Home Shopping Network Website

After a surprise announcement yesterday that had the Lumia 521 ready for an April 27th launch on the Home Shopping Network, it’s gone live a bit early. As the below image indicates, orders are already processing with the requisite car charger and screen protector included for the $149.95 price tag. The Lumia 521 is powered by Windows Phone 8 and features a 4″ display, 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Lumia 521 Availability For April 27th…On The Home Shopping Network

Yes, you read that title correctly as T-Mobile announced availability for the Lumia 521 this morning. Beginning April 27th, television retailer HSN will introduce T-Mobile’s exclusive Lumia 521 for $149.95 bundled with a car charger and screen protector. The Lumia 521 will also be available for $149 at Microsoft retail stores and Walmart on T-Mobile’s $30 no contract unlimited web and text plan. Mind you those prices are for the full retail … [read full article]

Editorial: A Quick Note From Your Editor (That’s Me) Regarding Coverage

There is a devil and an angel on my shoulders right now, one of which is saying post this and try to explain your position. The other is saying post it, rant your little heart out and close off the comment section. Let’s see which voice I should have listened to: In recent days, there have been some “complaints” on the rise in iPhone coverage, specifically after the official iPhone announcement. I just want to … [read full article]

Windows Phone 8 Users Take Note As Pandora Hits The Marketplace, Streaming Ad-Free Till The End Of 2013

Some good news for Windows Phone 8 users as Pandora finally arrives on the platform. After a hands-off approach to the Windows Phone platform for years, Pandora has finally its appearance in the Marketplace and we welcome it with open arms. As a kicker, you can experience Pandora ad-free throughout the rest of 2013 and that too is welcomed with open arms. As a long-time Pandora subscriber I really very excited to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds “Nokia Flame 4G” To April Roadmap, Arrives April 24th

A brand new T-Mobile roadmap just hit our inbox and it appears the next Windows Phone 8 device has been uncovered for T-Mobile. Unfortunately, if the “Flame” codename is the same “Flame” codename discovered last September, there’s not a lot to get excited about. According to last years reports, the “Flame” is described as a low-end offering, with a 4″ display, 512MB RAM, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera and 4GB … [read full article]

Good News For Windows Phone Owners Reliant On Gmail As Google Extends ActiveSync

Some good news for Windows Phone and Gmail users as Google confirmed an extension for its Google Sync product originally set to terminate tomorrow. The extension allows Exchange ActiveSync to continue for Gmail users until July 31st, 2013, a six month reprieve for Windows Phone users. Along with the Google announcement, Microsoft announced it will support Google’s new CalDAV and CardDAV systems syncing both contacts and calendars. Microsoft says the unveiling of … [read full article]

Nokia Wants To Broaden Profile At AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile

Nokia’s efforts to revitalize their smartphone business will continue in 2013 with efforts to “broaden the portfolio with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.” Chris Weber, Nokia’s executive vice president of sales and marketing says the company is focused on building those relationships. “We constantly evaluate, in the U.S. market or whatever market, what partners we’re with,” he said. “Right now our focus is really on broadening the portfolio with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.” During an … [read full article]

Windows Phone 8X Software Update Rolling Out Now

With T-Mobile’s Support forum moderator announcing the Windows Phone 8X update would be pushed back to “tweak,” we had high hopes the delay wouldn’t last long. As it turns out, the delay lasted right around 24 hours as the same forum moderator announced the update as live around 1pm eastern time this afternoon. While it’s still too early to tell if the update has had any discernible impact on reboots or other … [read full article]