All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone 8’

Bing Translator App Now On Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has made some pretty impressive strides in translation over the past few years, and the company’s research has been implemented into the Bing Translator App. Microsoft boasts that it’s one of the most popular translation apps on Windows Phone 7 devices, and now Windows Phone 8 users can see how good it is for themselves. The Bing Team announced …

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You Must Go To Great Lengths To Destroy A Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia makes some tough hardware. The company’s previous phones have proven to be all kinds of durable. Somebody even tried to hammer a nail into the screen, and it wouldn’t even crack. The next logical experiment is seeing how much abuse the Nokia Lumia 920 can take. The folks at PhoneBuff decided to put the Nokia Lumia 920 through its …

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Microsoft Turns To Celebrity Endorsements To Sell Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 looks pretty neat, but not everybody is convinced of that. Heck, some people might not even know that Windows Phone 8 is a thing. That’s why Microsoft needs to get the word out, and the company is utilizing the best tool at its disposal – celebrity endorsements. At Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event, Steve Ballmer introduced actress …

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Skype Preview For Windows Phone 8 Now Available

Skype is quickly turning into the next major brand from Microsoft. Much like what the company did with the Xbox brand, Microsoft is making Skype the go to app for all of its online messenger and calling services. Case in point, Skype is an essential app in Windows 8, and it’s soon to be of the same importance to Windows …

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Nokia Lumia 920 Hits AT&T For $99 On Friday

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the face of Windows Phone 8 going into the holiday season. If the new phones do well, AT&T will have a winner since the Lumia 920 is exclusive to the carrier. Of course, we never had a solid release date beyond sometime in November. Now AT&T has revealed its plans for the Nokia Lumia 920 …

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Windows Phone 8’s Close Ties To Windows 8 May Save It

Windows Phone 8 is going to launch this month. Microsoft needs this to be a hit, or it could lose its small lead over RIM when BlackBerry 10 launches early next year. The key to victory is apps, but apps require developers. Microsoft thinks it has a development platform that will attract developers from all over the world. Microsoft is …

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Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware

It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X are already attractive enough. That might not stop Microsoft from making its own Windows Phone though. A report …

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Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App

Over the past week, Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 8 is built around the individual. The sentiment was even stronger during its Windows Phone 8 event. Part of appealing to the individual is a strong connection with social media which Microsoft showed off with a Facebook app. Strangely enough, Twitter was nowhere to be found. Despite being one …

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Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?

October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search market? Do you intend to use Bing with Microsoft’s new products? Do you intend to use Microsoft’s new products at …

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Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform

Since early September, Microsoft has opened the Windows Phone 8 SDK to a small number of developers. Some indie developers, who had already signed up for MSDN, felt they were being snubbed when the SDK wasn’t made available to them. It’s been two months since then and now Microsoft is finally ready to open the SDK to everyone. At the …

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Here’s All The New Features In Windows Phone 8

On Monday, Microsoft filled in the blanks regarding the company’s Windows Phone 8 launch. We got a look at all the new features coming to the OS, and when we can expect to see the hardware hit stores. All of that can be read in our live coverage of the event, but it’s sometimes better to see the device in …

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Let’s Take A Look At Steve Ballmer’s Windows Phone

Microsoft finally unveiled everything there is to know about Windows Phone 8 at an event on Monday. The big takeaway was that Windows Phone 8 is designed around the individual, or rather the individual designs it around themselves. To prove that point, there’s a new Windows Phone ad that features the personal phone of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. If the …

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