The latest update to Nokia’s Windows Phone build (which expands upon Microsoft’s GDR3 release), named Black, brings with it some features you may be surprised to learn Nokia handsets didn’t already contain…but here’s a big one for you: It also brings RAW support, not available on any smartphone before.
Microsoft is rolling out a third update for Windows Phone 8—the most distinctive feature of which is support for 5- and 6-inch displays at 1080p resolution. Brace yourselves for monstrous Windows phones.
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.
Verizon will offer a free Windows Phone 8 handset on contract by the end of 2012—but it won't say which one. [Verge]
Just in time, Microsoft has released a WinPho8 sync tool for Windows 8 and RT. Go forth and transfer media. [Microsoft]
Windows Phone 8 pre-orders, including the colorful new HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920, will begin on October 21st. [Verge]
Microsoft is giving all its employees a free Surface RT, WinPho 8 handset, and new Windows 8 PC. Lucky them! [GeekWire]
Microsoft is experiencing major problems with its Windows Phone Store as it updates from the backend system which used to power Windows Phone Marketplace. The result: major problems downloading software, and a block on new apps.
Bloomberg is reporting that Nokia will announce its new range of Windows Phone 8-powered devices at the start of September—with the intention of shipping them in time for the holidays.
Here's the first demo of Netflix running on Windows Phone 7. Keep in mind, it's technically a prototype, but equipped with show subscriptions and 3G streaming, Netflix is super hot on the platform. We want this. Now:
It's not clear yet when Microsoft's newly announced Windows Phone Marketplace is going to launch, but when it does they'll have a bevy of partners already on board, ranging from the AP to Foursquare to Pandora. And they look good!