All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone 8’

Mainstream Support For Windows Phone 8 Ends In 2014

The traditional Windows operating system has a mainstream support lifespan of at least five years. During that time, Microsoft will continue to update the OS with security and stability updates. It seems that Microsoft will be bucking that trend with its mobile OS. Microsoft unveiled its support timeline for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 recently, and both operating …

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Job Listing Points To Microsoft Launching Next Windows Phone This Holiday Season

Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s latest attempt to snag a chunk of the smartphone market, launched across the U.S. in November. That gave Windows Phone a boost during the holiday season that saw the Lumia 920 selling through a few million devices. It looks like Microsoft wants to recreate that mild success with a similar launch for the next iteration. In …

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Windows Phone 8 Gets Panorama Shots With Photosynth

Those who bought a Lumia 920 as their inaugural Windows Phone 8 may have done so for its reportedly fantastic camera. There’s now an app for the device that will make your photos even better. Photosynth, Microsoft’s popular panorama photo app that took off on iOS, has made the jump to Windows Phone 8. Photosynth can capture full 360 degree …

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Microsoft Wants Your Kids To Make Windows Phone Inspired Art

Every year, Google holds a contest called Doodle 4 Google that tasks children with creating one of the many doodles that populate Google’s homepage every year. Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind so it’s starting its own art contest, but it’s a little more terrifying. Inspired by the Kid’s Corner feature in Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is tasking children …

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Nokia Here Maps Now Available On Windows Phone 8

Back in November, Nokia announced that it would be relaunching its maps service as Here. Despite its silly name, it was an effort on the part of Nokia to become a major player in the Maps app scene. Now the company is starting to roll it out to mobile devices. Nokia announced today that its Here app services, which includes …

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Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify

Windows Phone 8 has faced an uphill climb since it launched late last year. One of the many obstacles on its way to greatness was a lack of quality apps, but that’s been slowly changing. Microsoft announced that popular music streaming service Spotify has finally launched on Windows Phone 8. Just like its apps on other devices, Spotify for Windows …

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BlackBerry 10 Browser Speeds Ahead Of Competition

BlackBerry 10 officially launches at the end of this month. As such, more details about RIM’s hardware and software are starting to leak out. We already got a good look at the Z10 on Tuesday, and now the phone’s browser is being put to the test. Spoilers: It’s fast. In a series of videos from GadgetMasters, a BlackBerry 10 Dev …

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The Nokia Lumia Put Windows Phone In The Hands Of Four Million People Last Quarter

Microsoft made a huge push for Windows Phone 8 late last year with stellar devices from multiple OEMs. The best, however, was arguably Nokia’s Lumia 920 which was exclusively available through AT&T. Some analysts predicted that the phone would do well, and Nokia was more than happy to confirm that to be fact this morning. In a preliminary filing, Nokia …

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Ballmer Could Be Out Of A Job If Windows 8 Fails

Is Windows 8 a bust? It’s far too early to tell, but some analysts are already predicting some pretty major changes at Microsoft if the company can’t turn its latest operating system into a hit. In fact, the company’s CEO may be in trouble. The success of Windows 8, at least according to analysts, is being pegged on its adoption …

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Windows Phone 7.8 Is Still Alive, Launches Early 2013

Windows Phone 8 is now out, and Windows Phone 7 users can only look on in jealousy. Well, that is until they get their own update in the form of Windows Phone 7.8 that adds a number of features from Windows Phone 8 to the platform. Microsoft hasn’t said much about the update since it was announced, but at least …

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Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month

It’s been a month since the launch of Windows 8 on October 26. The reaction has been mixed, even in our own comments, with some users praising the new UI, while others think it’s the worst thing to ever happen to personal computing. Despite all of that, Windows 8 seems to be doing pretty well for itself. Tami Reller, CFO …

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Nokia Lumia 920 Is Doing Much Better Than Expected

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s latest attempt at regaining some of its former glory. It has partnered with Microsoft’s own beleaguered Windows Phone operating system in an attempt to steal some market share from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Unfortunately, the past few Windows Phones from Nokia haven’t really paid off, but it’s latest might just …

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