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Microsoft ends Skype support for Windows Phone and Androids before 4.03
Microsoft ends Skype support for Windows Phone and Androids before 4.03
Microsoft has announced today that it will no longer support Skype for those using Windows Phones and users with Android versions before 4.03. ...... 22 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Earlier this week, Microsoft stated their Q3 2016 fiscal earnings report and unsurprisingly Windows Phone sales fell again while Surface sales increased. ...... 23 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Spotify ends support for Windows Phone app
Spotify ends support for Windows Phone app
Streaming giant Spotify has ended support for its Windows Phone apps, although you can continue to use the app indefinitely without any new updates. ...... 15 Mar 2016
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft has revealed quarterly results and disclosed details on smartphone sales. It might not come as a surprise but the figures do not paint ...... 30 Jan 2016
Microsoft to launch Lumia 650 on February 1st
Microsoft to launch Lumia 650 on February 1st
If new reports are to be believed, then Microsoft's final Lumia phone will launch on February 1st. The Lumia 650 is ready, and we will have ...... 19 Jan 2016
Steve Ballmer calls out his former company, calls their margin reporting 'bulls***'
Steve Ballmer calls out his former company, calls their margin reporting 'bulls***'
At Microsoft's most recent shareholder meeting, former CEO and major shareholder Steve Ballmer called out Microsoft's new reporting guidelines, ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
LG launches new Windows Phone device for Verizon
LG launches new Windows Phone device for Verizon
After a year-long hiatus, LG has returned to the Windows Phone market. The new LG Lancet is a low-end device for Verizon at a retail price ...... 17 May 2015
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
According to the well-connected Paul Thurrott, Microsoft will announce this week that Windows 10 phone and tablet users will be able to run ...... 29 Apr 2015 - 7 comments
Microsoft is still losing money on every Windows Phone sold
Microsoft is still losing money on every Windows Phone sold
According to a recent filing with the U.S. SEC, it appears that Microsoft continues to lose money on every Windows Phone it sells, and may have ...... 29 Apr 2015
Acer releases budget Windows Phone for the masses
Acer releases budget Windows Phone for the masses
Acer has used MWC to announce their first Windows Phone, the budget Liquid M220. Available in Europe for just 79 euros, the device should ...... 01 Mar 2015
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Report: Samsung will build Windows Phones again if Microsoft settles its royalties suit
Report: Samsung will build Windows Phones again if Microsoft settles its royalties suit
According to sources, Samsung would consider building Windows Phones again if Microsoft were to settle their outstanding royalties legal battle ...... 12 Jan 2015
New Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs Android, Windows and Firefox OS
New Alcatel Pixi 3 smartphone runs Android, Windows and Firefox OS
Alcatel has introduced their latest smartphone, the Pixi 3, a device that is compatible with three major operating systems. The name may ...... 04 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
BBM 2.0 now available on Windows Phone
BBM 2.0 now available on Windows Phone
Windows Phone owners can now download BBM 2.0 (BlackBerry Messenger), which offers a plethora of new features. The key new features include ...... 16 Dec 2014
AfterDawn unveils first Android app: HIGH.FI News Reader
AfterDawn unveils first Android app: HIGH.FI News Reader
We just released our first-ever mobile app, HIGH.FI News Reader. The app is a "preloaded Feedly" kind of app for following news from thousands ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Candy Crush Saga finally make its way to Windows Phone
Candy Crush Saga finally make its way to Windows Phone
As rumored, the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga is now available for Windows Phone. The game is freemium, with in-app purchases consisting ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Get all 'Angry Birds' games for free on Windows Phone
Get all 'Angry Birds' games for free on Windows Phone
As the popularity of their franchise games wanes, Rovio has made all of their Angry Birds game free for Windows Phone users. Among the included ...... 25 Nov 2014
VLC for Windows Phone now in beta
VLC for Windows Phone now in beta
Although the limited beta invites quickly got eaten up, Windows Phone users can look forward to being able to use the VLC media player in the near future. ...... 25 Nov 2014
Minecraft for Windows Phone already in the works
Minecraft for Windows Phone already in the works
Last month, Microsoft acquired Minecraft maker Mojang for over $2 billion, promising to keep the game available on all major consoles and operating ...... 11 Oct 2014
New owner Microsoft promises to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone
New owner Microsoft promises to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone
Earlier this month, Microsoft confirmed rumors and announced the acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang AB for $2.5 billion. Having released ...... 20 Sep 2014
Microsoft trying to say goodbye to Windows Phone and Nokia brands
Microsoft trying to say goodbye to Windows Phone and Nokia brands
Microsoft will drop the Nokia and Windows Phone brands after the holiday season, sticking instead with Lumia and Windows for their products. ...... 11 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
Windows Phone fragmentation continues, but Windows 8.1 takes larger chunk
Windows Phone fragmentation continues, but Windows 8.1 takes larger chunk
Thanks to the most recent monthly data from ad network AdDuplex, we have a better look at fragmentation within the Windows Phone ecosystem, ...... 31 Aug 2014 - 1 comment
Huawei: We are discontinuing Windows Phones
Huawei: We are discontinuing Windows Phones
Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has said they will be discontinuing development of Windows Phone-based smartphones. Richard Yu, Huawei's ...... 27 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
IDC: Windows Phone global shares falls while Android rules the world
IDC: Windows Phone global shares falls while Android rules the world
According to new data from IDC, the smartphone market reached a new milestone, with global OEMs shipping 300 million units for the Q2 2014. ...... 16 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
Microsoft releases a Snapchat-esque app called 'WindUp'
Microsoft releases a Snapchat-esque app called 'WindUp'
Microsoft has built an app that will rival the popular market leading Snapchat, dubbed "WindUp." WindUp works similarly to SnapChat in that ...... 16 Aug 2014
Microsoft's 'selfie phone,' the Lumia 730, is confirmed
Microsoft's 'selfie phone,' the Lumia 730, is confirmed
Microsoft has sent out press invites for an event in which the company will launch a new Lumia Windows Phone. Expected to be launched is ...... 12 Aug 2014 - 3 comments
BBM finally available for Windows Phone
BBM finally available for Windows Phone
BlackBerry has made its popular BBM messaging app available for Windows Phone users. Launched in beta, the app follows its iOS and Android ...... 01 Aug 2014
Uber app finally available on Windows Phone
Uber app finally available on Windows Phone
Windows Phone users now have an official Uber app. Until this week, Windows Phone owners needed to access Uber through their browser, which ...... 25 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
BBM for Windows Phone now available in beta
BBM for Windows Phone now available in beta
If you own a Windows Phone device and have been dying to get your hands on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), your time has almost come. The application ...... 20 Jul 2014
June Windows Phone data reveals interesting breakdown
June Windows Phone data reveals interesting breakdown
AdDuplex has put out their monthly report on Windows Phone, showing what phones are most popular for the platform, and where. The report ...... 15 Jul 2014
Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows Phone
Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows Phone
Adobe has launched Photoshop Express for Windows Phone devices, the first image-editing app available for the platform from the major company. ...... 28 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Mobile Windows devices to reach sub-$200 prices in 2014, says Microsoft
Mobile Windows devices to reach sub-$200 prices in 2014, says Microsoft
According to Microsoft VP of OEM partners Nick Parker, the company's mobile devices should see prices dip below $200 in 2014. "We'll reach ...... 06 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Apple hires Nokia's phone camera lead
Apple hires Nokia's phone camera lead
Nokia's Lumia series photography lead, Ari Partinen, today announced on Twitter that he has quit his job at Microsoft and will be joining Apple's ...... 09 May 2014 - 6 comments
Rovio brings Bad Piggies to Windows Phone
Rovio brings Bad Piggies to Windows Phone
After launching the game for iOS and Android in late 2012, Rovio has brought their hit 'Bad Piggies' to Windows Phone. The pigs, villains ...... 15 Apr 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft reaches 400,000 apps between Windows and Windows Phone stores, universal apps coming soon
Microsoft reaches 400,000 apps between Windows and Windows Phone stores, universal apps coming soon
Microsoft has confirmed a few milestones for its application stores this week. The software giant says there are over 400,000 apps now available ...... 05 Apr 2014
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