All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone 8’

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s first Windows Phone 8 offering, will be available starting on July 19. HTC unveiled its 8X line of Windows Phone …

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T-Mobile Gets Sony Xperia Z, Lumia 925 On July 14 [Rumor]

T-Mobile has been on a roll this year. It first ditched contracts in late March and then it started to offer the best deals in the industry on hot devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Now the carrier is getting even more great smartphones. TmoNews obtained a product roadmap from T-Mobile that lists July 14 as the launch …

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Microsoft And KLab Are Working On Age Of Empires For iOS, Android

Microsoft, like any company, loves money. The best way to get said money is to make sure your products are on as many devices as possible, especially when those devices are selling loads more than your own platform. Nikkei (via Reuters) reports that Microsoft will be bringing its popular game franchises to iOS and Android devices later this year. The …

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Halo Makes The Jump To PC And Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has a certain strategy for its platforms that aren’t doing so well. That strategy is just to slap Halo on it, and hope fans of the sci-fi shooter franchise buy into it. The Halo-themed Zune strategy didn’t work out too well, but maybe an actual game will work for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft Game Studios announced today that its …

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Is The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Tougher Than AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 920?

Verizon is finally getting its own flagship Windows Phone device in the Nokia Lumia 928. It has many of the same features of the highly praised Lumia 920, including the polycarbonate chasis. Did Nokia make its latest flagship any tougher though? Everyone’s favorite smartphone murderer, ratedrr, has put Nokia’s flagship smartphones to the test in a head-to-head competition to see …

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Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter

Google has sent a cease and disist letter to Microsoft for building a native YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and violating its terms of service in three areas. In the letter, Google explains, “It appears that the application: (1) allows users to download videos from YouTube; (2) prevents the display of advertisements in YouTube video playbacks; and (3) plays …

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Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon

Windows Phone fans on Verizon were disappointed last year to learn that the Nokia Lumia 920, ‘the” Windows Phone to have, would be exclusive to AT&T. They had to settle for the underpowered Lumia 820 or go with HTC’s 8X line. Good things come to those who wait, however, and that wait will soon be over. Nokia announced today that …

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Here’s Microsoft’s Take On The Apple/Android Fanboy Wars

Android fans love to talk trash about Apple fans and vice versa. Unfortunately, we only ever see this conflict from those directly involved. Is there not an outside voice that can give us an unbiased look at just how silly they look? Well, no, but Microsoft tried its hardest in the latest Windows Phone ad. The Nokia Lumia 920 is …

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Better Late Than Never: Temple Run Finally Comes To Windows Phone 8

One of the main obstacles facing Windows Phone is its lack of apps. The situation is getting better with high-profile apps like Pandora finally making the jump to Microsoft’s mobile platform, but it’s still lacking the high-profile mobile games that Android and iOS players have enjoyed for the past few years. Engadget reports that the situation is getting better this …

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Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013

Slowly but surely, Windows Phone 8 is starting to build out its app ecosystem to include some of the heavy hitters in the mobile scene. Just last month, Windows Phone 8 users got Spotify, and now Internet radio fans can enjoy Pandora from the comfort of a Windows Phone. So what sets Pandora on Windows Phone 8 apart from the …

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Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8

A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping to fix that with some good old fashioned bribery. Microsoft revealed a new initiative to attract developers by paying out …

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Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is still in preview, and as such, it’s not exactly the best it can be at this point in time. The team is working on it though, and has provided a new update today that should make your mobile video calling experience more enjoyable. The Skype team announced today that Skype for Windows Phone 8 …

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