Posts tagged with: Windows Phone
  • by |

    The affordable phone looks to be one of the biggest trends of 2014, with offerings from companies like HTC and Motorola having caught our eye. Windows Phones have also been leading the pack in terms of low-priced offerings, with a multitude of them coming in at less than $100. These latest two aren't quite that cheap, but come in at more affordable prices than most of today's flagships nonetheless. Both the Lumia 636 and 638 phones are powered by the latest iteration of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1. Their differences don't become apparent even when we talk specs ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Often times, product names end up being outed by trademark filings before they're made official. New LG filings show us some name possibilities for devices that could be in the pipeline. Around a week ago, on June 3, LG applied to trademark the names G Prime, L Prime, W Prime, and F Prime. The G Prime name could refer to something from LG's G-series, currently spearheaded by the G3 -- this could signify a possibly-upcoming flagship smartphone, as every manufacturer seemingly needs a Prime in their lives. LG's F-series is typically not the highest-end, but it exists indeed, with notable ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Everyone seems to want to have a crack at making a smartwatch, Microsoft seemingly notwithstanding. If this latest report is to be believed, the company is indeed hard at work on a wrist-mounted wearable with a custom Windows build to boot. The watch reportedly features a flat, elongated display, though not freakishly large as one's imagination might assume. The inner portion resting against the user's skin is curved, allegedly, and the display itself is said to be fairly low-resolution. GearLive refers to the device as "the Surface watch," and reports that it has a similar interface ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Yes, there is a market for phones that are just too big to fit your hand, and both Microsoft and Nokia have been experimenting with the concept. We've seen the decent success that 6-inch devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 have met, and if you thought that that's as big as Windows Phones would get, you're mistaken. Taiwan-based ODM Wistron as just showed-off its "Tiger" smartphone at Computex today, and boy is this device big. It sports a gigantic 6.45-inch display, and aside from its huge aspect, it also rocks some decent specifications, starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Microsoft pushed out this nifty little app recently which does what I’ve been wanting to do for years. It’s called ‘Files’ appropriately, because it manages files on your phone. Android’s been doing this for eons via third party apps and Apple will probably never do it. But I had hoped that Microsoft might someday allow users to dig into the file system a bit and get some stuff done. Finally, we can do it. Actually, in all fairness, it looks like there's been at least one third party solution out there for at least a year. But, this official Microsoft  app single-handedly makes ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Microsoft still has many of us waiting for the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 to the masses, and part of that wait also includes hardware. Surely we know that the usual suspects will launch phones, but lately that only guarantees Nokia phones. Many of us are still waiting for the confirmation of other OEMs to bring hardware and innovation to the platform, and Microsoft spilled its plans and partners today. Microsoft’s OEM division head Nick Parker took the stage at Computex today to talk about the future of Windows Phone, and mainly about the partners that we should expect very soon. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is still very much a beta product. Despite being only available in the United States for now (with the UK and other regions on the way), the product still isn't perfect. Microsoft is committing to updating Cortana bi-monthly in order to keep Cortana fresh and bug-free. Microsoft is open to breaking this schedule for updates "that are timely, urgent or especially badass," which is by no means a bad thing. This well allow Jen Taylor's voice to spout info that's entirely relevant to the world around us, reflecting major world events and the like. The change ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Rumors of a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US by Sprint aren't about to fade soon, it seems. A new report out of The Wall Street Journal tells us that the two companies may be nearing a deal, where Sprint would purchase the "Uncarrier" early this summer. Pricing details from the WSJ haven't been too conclusive -- the report initially stated the sale price as $50 billion, but an apparently revised version lists it as $32 billion in one spot and $50 billion in another. We are not certain what to expect in terms of the total price, as a result, but the one thing the source has been ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Even though many of us are waiting for the official Windows Phone 8.1 update, it seems that Microsoft's mobile operating system is a tad under the radar lately. With future launches of iOS 8 being announced, and with Google I/O around the corner, you'd think that things are slowing down for the underdog mobile operating system. Reality is different, as recent analyst results are in, and things keep looking positive. comScore's data is in, and there are some usual suspects that we were expecting, like the fact that iOS is still king of smartphone sales in the United States, while the most ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The Nokia Lumia 635 may not be the flagship that its size points it out to be, but then again, there is also a market for those that want a decent-sized phone with an enticing price tag. After its recent announcement and launch in certain countries abroad, we're still waiting for it to reach US shores, and obviously there are steps in that process, which have already begun. The Nokia Lumia 635 has just stopped by the FCC, and judging by its frequency support of bands AWS 1700/2100 MHz and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17, this is clearly the same device to support both AT&T and T-Mobile. ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn't change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that's worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued. Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    T-Mobile has recently made bold moves in the wireless industry with its "Uncarrier" changes to the norm -- it has picked apart consumer pain points and tried to address them, in hopes of gaining customers. Their latest moves are set to be unveiled at an event in June, and though we haven't a clue as to what to expect from the event, we are looking forward to it. Previous invites to T-Mobile events have hinted at what would be unveiled, but "We don't play it safe and sound" doesn't quite hit us immediately. Of course, we can spin it in many directions; sound could refer to call quality, or ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    One of the early issues with Microsoft's personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, was its availability. Unfortunately, the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 only featured Cortana access in a very limited number of markets (read: the United States), with more set to come with the passage of time. The next area to be blessed with access to Cortana looks to be the United Kingdom. A tweet sent out by the verified Windows Phone U.K. account shows nothing but the word "Soon," and a picture of Cortana. The only real interpretation is that a U.K. launch is fast approaching, ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional new cards in the recent Google Now update. Sprint and the Moto X follow as we get some credible leaks of a 64GB Moto X coming soon. Apple is next as we get more rumors of what to expect from Touch ID on future iOS devices. Apple then continues as a carrier has apparently leaked the exact launch date for the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the LG G3 and our initial impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Now weather card updated to offer regional outlook - Sprint’s site seems to confirm ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    John Sculley may not have a lot of good fame for Apple fans, as yes, this was the guy that fired Steve Jobs from Apple a couple of decades ago. Still, we've seen him try different things out here and there, and now we're seeing him back a smartphone company in India called Obi Mobile. The company is planning to make its official debut in the next coming weeks, and it chose to partner with Microsoft in order to get things started. Obi Mobile has just announce that it will launch its first Windows Phone next quarter, and with a total of five to six smartphones planned for the rest of the ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version