Nokia Leak Suggests There's a Windows Phone 7.x Between 7.8 and 8

We've been expecting Windows Phone 7 to halt dead at 7.8, leaving users with older handsets in the lurch. But now a leak from Nokia suggests there's life in the old OS yet. » 11/19/12 6:52am 11/19/12 6:52am

Microsoft Is the Most Exciting Company in Tech, Hands Down

I never thought I'd ever hear myself utter such words post-1995. But after Monday's reveal of the Surface tablet—complete with an ultra-thin, pressure-sensitive keyboard cover and the most discreet integrated kickstand ever—and today's Windows Phone 8 announcement—which will be based on the same underpinnings as the… » 6/21/12 9:20am 6/21/12 9:20am

Nokia Lumia 900 Review: This Might Save Windows Phone (Updated)

The Lumia 800 was one of the most beautiful phones ever built in the long history of phone-building. It is widely acknowledged as the best Windows phone around. The next version, the Lumia 900, is bigger, faster, and—maybe most surprisingly—cheaper. » 4/03/12 9:00pm 4/03/12 9:00pm

Leak Shows Windows Phone 7 Tango Looks a Lot Like Mango

Purported screenshots of the soon to be announced Windows Phone 7.6 Tango have emerged on a Russian forum. There are a handful of new features, but what's really interesting is how little seems to have changed. » 2/15/12 12:46pm 2/15/12 12:46pm

Are the Next Great Windows Phones Landing March 18th?

Two of the phones we're looking forward to more than anything else in this wide world are the Nokia 900 and the Mechagodzilla Titan II. BGR says it's got the word on the phones' due dates (and prices). Gulp. » 1/25/12 2:27pm 1/25/12 2:27pm

Face Swap App Is Stupidly Fun and Amazingly Useless

I like apps that serve absolutely no purpose other than amuse myself. Like this free Face Swap app created by Microsoft Research. It's only available for Windows Phone 7 (gasp). » 12/22/11 9:31am 12/22/11 9:31am

About that One Time We Turned a Rapping Windows Phone 7 Fangirl Into a…

The Rapping Windows Phone 7 Fangirls were just a pack of ad women in search of some attention? Not surprising, I suppose. Though hearing the main, um, emcee's side of the story as the focal point of commenter rage is interesting, to say the least. » 11/28/11 8:00pm 11/28/11 8:00pm

White Girls Rapping about Windows Phone 7 Is Worse than Your Parents…

This morning I watched a video compilation of botflies—parasitic, skin-burrowing larvae—being pulled out of bleeding human flesh. Compared to this "Windows Phone 7 Fangirls Video," the botfly footage is like butter and candy. This internet deserves destruction. Now. » 11/17/11 5:20pm 11/17/11 5:20pm

Nokia 800 Windows Phone Pictured Again

A nice high-res photograph of what could be a finished version of Nokia's first WP7 phone has appeared online, showing us the phone previously known as the "Sea Ray" in all its... er... glory. » 10/20/11 6:15am 10/20/11 6:15am

Nokia's Sea Ray Windows Phone to Be Known as N800?

A pair of seemingly official adverts for Nokia's first Windows Phone handset have been discovered, which give the rumored Sea Ray the extremely dull new product name Nokia N800. And we get to see the thing, too. » 10/11/11 6:45am 10/11/11 6:45am

Microsoft's Latest Patents Show a Smartphone Future That's Modular

The chameleonic nature of smartphones is a big reason why we love them so much. They shapeshift to fit our needs. But the most recent patents from Microsoft take that idea one step further, introducing modular hardware components to mobile devices. » 9/23/11 10:18am 9/23/11 10:18am

Mango Is Coming to Windows Phone in a Week or Two

Mango, you sweet juicy OS update you. We can't wait to taste you. When are you going to come to Windows Phone? According to Microsoft, we can expect Mango to start rolling out "in the next week or two" » 9/21/11 2:55pm 9/21/11 2:55pm

Nvidia's Tegra 2 Successors Are Planning a Takeover

At last week's Citi Technology Conference, Nvidia showed off their roadmap for their Tegra line of smartphone chips. The takeaway: their "Wayne" and "Grey" chipsets could give them an in with most handset makers by 2013. » 9/12/11 6:51pm 9/12/11 6:51pm

Microsoft Discovers Windows Phone Retailers Know Nothing About Windows…

When you're preparing for a not quite make or break but still enormously important launch (hi, Mango!), you want your sales staff on their feet. So when Microsoft's secret shopper snoop squad discovered totally clueless employees, they scrambled. Hard. » 9/07/11 8:39am 9/07/11 8:39am

Will Windows 8 Run Windows Phone 7 Apps?

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang seems to think that Windows 8 will run Windows Phone 7 apps in some capacity. While there are parts of Windows 8 that appear very similar to windows 7, could this really be the case? » 9/06/11 8:09pm 9/06/11 8:09pm

Lawsuit Claims Microsoft Is Tracking Every Windows Phone Even if You…

Microsoft is tracking your Windows Phone, and there's nothing you can do about it. A lawsuit filed in Seattle is claiming that Windows Phone's camera app tracks your location and sends it to Microsoft, even if you opt out. We contacted Microsoft and they refused to comment. » 9/01/11 4:53pm 9/01/11 4:53pm

Hands On: HTC's Titan Is One Giant Windows Phone Sonofabitch

HTC has done the unthinkable and created a massive phone named Titan. It weighs over a third of a pound, has a gigantic 4.7-inch screen (Christ...), has a 1.5 Ghz processor of some sort, and, yeah, is huge. Bonus: Mango! » 9/01/11 2:30pm 9/01/11 2:30pm

The HTC Omega Might Be the First WP7 Handset You Actually Crave

PocketNow has a leaked photo of the upcoming HTC Omega and it looks like there's a front facing camera. WP7 has lagged on that so it's great to see them reach some feature parity. Oh and using a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor doesn't hurt either. » 8/26/11 9:38am 8/26/11 9:38am

All 7 webOS Developers Should Be STOKED Right Now

Hey, if you're a published webOS developer, Microsoft's gonna give you whatever you need to be a Windows Phone developer, like free phones and dev tools. So says Brandon Watson, who runs Windows Phone's Developer Experience program. » 8/19/11 6:45pm 8/19/11 6:45pm