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A Tribute to Windows Phone

Windows Phone's mainstream support has officially ended so it's time to send off Microsoft's gorgeous, intelligent, yet failed attempt at rejuvenating itself in the modern smartphone market.

By Adam Z. Lein July 23, 2017, 12:36 am
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Pocketnow Throwback: HTC HD2 (Video)

It's the most hacked smartphone of all time, and even after 5 years, it's still impressing us. Join Pocketnow for this throwback review of 2009's HTC HD2!

By Michael Fisher March 11, 2014, 12:03 pm
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Nokia Lumia 610 Review

Is Windows Phone running with that signature buttery smoothness on the Lumia 610 too? Check out our full review below to find out!

By Anton D. Nagy June 13, 2012, 9:35 am
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Nokia Camera Extension to Grace Lumia Windows Phones

Nokia will release a "Camera Extension" for the Lumia line-up which will integrate with the Camera application of Windows Phone, but with added features. These features will bring no less than four camera modes: Smart Group Shot, Action Shot (burst…

By Anton D. Nagy May 19, 2012, 9:36 am
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Why People Love Android

Before we dive too deep (after all, love is such a strong word) people like Android. About 51% of smartphone users are running Android on their device. By February 2012 there were over 300 million Android phones (not including tablets) in the hands…

By Joe Levi May 8, 2012, 1:45 pm
Phones

Notification LEDs Are A Dead Art

We've talked before about notifications being the essence of a mobile device. Half the reason for the existence of cellphones -and to a lesser extent, tablets- is to inform you of incoming comm traffic. To that end, mobile devices are fitted with a…

By Michael Fisher April 19, 2012, 3:02 pm
Phones

Survey: People Want Thin Devices With 4.0-4.5-Inch Displays

Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot"…

By Anton D. Nagy March 15, 2012, 7:00 am
Phones

Mango: Second, Major WP7 Update? Windows Phone 8 in 2012?

Mary-Jo Foley of ZDnet has dug up some rumors about a few new updates for Windows Phone 7. First of all, there are a couple rumors of either one or two updates coming in January and February. Whichever month an update comes in, we know the first one…

By Adam Z. Lein February 3, 2012, 12:07 am
Phones

Average Customer Satisfaction by Mobile OS

A Customer Think survey recently published some data regarding customer satisfaction results based on smartphone operating system. The survey found that Windows Phone 7 ended up being the most satisfying operating system of the bunch, followed by…

By Adam Z. Lein January 5, 2012, 9:50 pm
Phones

Microsoft Research is using Holographic Windows Phones

A lot of people think that what Apple is doing with capacitive touch screens and touch-based user interfaces is magical, but what if you could interact with a phone that was just a hologram? A team at Microsoft Research has put together a "Holodesk"…

By Adam Z. Lein October 20, 2011, 5:02 pm
Phones

Unofficial HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 ROM Allows Official Updates

The HTC HD2 has long proved its ability to run Windows Phone 7 — among others like Android — which still makes it an iconic phone to come out from the Taiwanese phone maker's factory. It now gets the ultimate treat, an unofficial Windows Phone ROM…

By Anton D. Nagy August 27, 2011, 8:37 am
Phones

WhatsApp Job Posting Hints At Upcoming Windows Phone Version?

WhatsApp is a very popular cross-platform messenger for mobile that works via data plan and is available on most platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS and Symbian. Unfortunately, Windows Phone is not on the list but it might be soon! WhatsApp…

By Anton D. Nagy August 7, 2011, 2:27 am
Phones

Windows Phone 7 Custom ROM For HSPL Enabled HTC Devices

This week we heard about the first RSPL/HSPL project for Windows Phone 7-powered HTC devices, which should open up the gates for future customization and even custom ROMs from the underground developer community. In case you doubted it, here's the…

By Anton D. Nagy August 6, 2011, 1:07 pm
Phones

Samsung Prepping Windows Phone 7 GT-i8350; Omnia 7 Refresh?

We recently learned of an upcoming LG Windows Phone 7 device, the E906, which we speculated to be a refresh of the E900 Optimus 7, one that comes with Mango installed right out of the box. It that assessment's accurate, we could be seeing the same…

By Stephen Schenck July 11, 2011, 11:33 am
Phones

New Samsung Galaxy S II, Omnia 7 Firmwares Available [Update X2]

If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S II, you'll be happy to find out that a brand new ROM update is available for your smartphone. There's really not much info related to it at the moment but we know, courtesy of SamFirmware, that it's version…

By Anton D. Nagy May 21, 2011, 12:13 pm
Phones

Windows Phone Gyroscope Support Not For First-Gen WP7 Hardware

Part of Microsoft's announcements today regarding developer access to new Windows Phone 7 functions and capabilities focused on direct hardware support. The company said that it would be giving coders hardware access to components including the…

By Stephen Schenck April 13, 2011, 7:01 pm
Phones

Angry Birds Getting Cross-Platform Saved Game Sync

With Angry Birds on its way to Windows Phone 7, the extent of Rovio's reach over smartphone gaming is nearly total, with BlackBerry the most notable holdout. Perhaps recognizing that big fans of the game will likely end up playing it on multiple…

By Stephen Schenck April 13, 2011, 5:27 pm
Phones

HTC HD7 Gets Android via Cooked Chinese ROM (Video)

Today we catch word from XDA.cn that several developers have been hard at work porting Android to HTC's HD7, a Windows Phone 7 smartphone who's hardware closely resembles the HTC HD2. It has been hoped that the HD7 would see similar development,…

By GabePeters April 6, 2011, 3:33 pm
Phones

Awesome Triple Flip Windows Phone 7 Concept, a Real Transformer

Since this is a concept, we won't get into debates on how many of the chassis specifications the proposed smartphone design breaks. That being said, check out this awesome Windows Phone 7 concept called "Triple Flip" from SchultzeWORKS design studio…

By Anton D. Nagy March 29, 2011, 8:03 am

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