Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support on December 10

Windows Phone fans saw this coming long ago, some probably wonder why this announcement took so long. For the hardcore, there’s still time to cherish it.

Fitbit’s Versa and Ionic smartwatches are getting smarter with two new functions activated

If you like Fitbit’s wearable hardware, but feel the software is still somewhat rudimentary, you’ll be happy to hear a couple of key new features are now enabled on both the Versa and Ionic.

Microsoft still has Windows 10 Mobile phones for sale, even though they were out of stock for a bit

The Microsoft Store was completely out of stock of Windows 10 Mobile phones for a time last week, but they have been replenished this week. There are two models remaining.

No more official Instagram support for Windows 10 Mobile

Just in case you needed one more cruel reminder Windows 10 Mobile is not coming back from the dead, Instagram has removed its support for the once-promising platform.

Former Microsoft exec hits out at carriers and OEMs for Windows Phone failure

The death of Windows Phone comes with some despair, but little surprise. The debate over how it died, perhaps right from its early days, has been dug up again.

Old versions of Windows Phone loses push notifications tomorrow

Live Tiles will no longer be updated with the deactivation of push notifications on two deprecated versions of Windows Phone.

NYPD starts replacing Windows handsets with faster and more secure iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple’s still-popular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the new digital crime-fighting tools of the New York Police Department, replacing archaic Windows phones.

Pocketnow’s Biggest News Stories of 2017

Our readers made them the biggest stories. What exactly were they? Pocketnow reviews the articles and topics that had people talking.

You now have seven minutes to delete WhatsApp messages ‘for everyone’

With the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, it’s possible to delete embarrassing messages within seven minutes of their sending.

Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition picked apart by Nadella in new book

The company’s third and current CEO has something like a memoir out and in it, he expresses his disappointment with the Nokia acquisition.

NYPD’s 36,000 Windows Phones to be replaced with iPhones

Sources say the police department’s IT head was the sole decider in picking up Microsoft’s dying mobile platform in the first place.

Windows 10 Mobile not part of Microsoft’s mission anymore

What a difference a year makes. In its 10-K filing with the SEC, Microsoft has scrubbed any trace of “mobility” or “phone” in its mission.

T-Mobile app for Windows Phone won’t be supported from August 25

It’s the end of Windows Mobile as we know it for T-Mobile as its account management app will stop working. Users will have to peruse the website.

A Surface Phone? This is probably a patent for a Microsoft mobile hotspot

Don’t get your hopes up for a a flip phone-style device with Windows 10 Mobile on ARM64. Microsoft is apparently interested in that design for a hotspot.

Microsoft may have a fresh take on Windows Mobile and a new phone in ‘active development’

We know you’ve probably heard this many times in the past, but no, Windows Mobile is still not dead yet, with Microsoft focused on “rebooting” it.

iPhone 6s is most bought smartphone in three continents

According to ScientiaMobile, Apple has taken 18 slots in the top five sets of the six major continents. Samsung has taken ten.

Spotify drops Windows Phone 8 active development

Security updates will make their way to the app for all phones with Windows Phone 8 or later, but there will be no new feature updates.

More Lumias vanish from US and UK Microsoft Store, survivors still out of stock

The end is definitely near for Windows-powered Lumia smartphones, as American and British Microsoft Stores discard more and more models.

Why is the Microsoft Store pruning Lumia stock?

Could this be a sign that a major release is coming that can put Microsoft in position to break from its Lumia past? Or will the wait go on?

IDC’s overall 2016 smartphone market guesstimate has Android at 85 percent share

The IDC’s estimated full-year 2016 smartphone shipment report includes no big surprises, confirming Android and LTE’s rising dominations.

AdDuplex: Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 more popular than HP Elite x3

In the mobile sector of Windows world, a phone with just days of sales in its belt is notching up more usage than a months-old phone.

WhatsApp video calling support is rolling out to a billion+ users in the ‘coming days’

At long last, WhatsApp is officially following the suit of sister app Facebook Messenger with simple and convenient video calling features.

Android rises to record 88 percent Q3 smartphone sales share, as Windows ‘all but disappears’

According to Strategy Analytics, nearly 88 percent of smartphones sold worldwide during Q3 2016 were powered by Android, up from 84 last year.

All NYPD officers now use old Windows phones for work, and the plan is to upgrade to W10M

Low consumer interest could lead to the untimely death of the Windows Mobile platform, but New York City cops stick by the OS.

Kantar sees iOS on the decline in China, Android stateside, Windows everywhere

The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report comes with both good and bad news for Android and iOS phones, while Windows is still in free fall.