The end of 2014 is quickly approaching, so this is a great time to look back at the year that was in Windows Phone, and give our recommendation on the best Windows Phones for various price ranges. 2014 saw some change in the Windows Phone market, with the dominant player Nokia being purchased by Microsoft earlier this year. Microsoft also made some changes to the platform to make it easier to build a Windows Phone from scratch with the Qualcomm reference platform, and they changed the hardware requirements of the software to allow device makers to port their Android based smartphones over to Microsoft’s platform.

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day Two Keynote - HTC and Nokia

Today is the second and last day of Qualcomm's Uplinq conference in San Diego California, but we've still got a bunch in store. This morning, we sat down at...

32 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

TI Announces OMAP4470 and Specs: PowerVR SGX544, 1.8 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9

The last time we visited TI's OMAP 4 SoC was at Mobile World Congress, there we benchmarked the LG Optimus 3D and came away decently impressed with performance even...

30 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day One Keynote - Mobile is King

Today marks the first day of our coverage of Qualcomm's annual Uplinq conference in San Diego, California. It's our first time coming to Uplinq, a conference whose roots trace...

4 by Brian Klug on 6/1/2011

The ASUS Padfone: A Smartphone That Docks into a Tablet

A number of you have asked for this innovation over the past few months: a smartphone that docks into a tablet. Given that the two platforms generally share the...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

NVIDIA's Kal-El Glowball Shows off Dynamic Lighting & Quad-Core Physics on a Tablet

I've warned both Qualcomm and TI that the danger they have to face in the SoC space going forward isn't just NVIDIA engineering, but NVIDIA marketing. Although too aggressive...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2011

Android 3.1 on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

I ran into a number of hiccups in my review of the Eee Pad Transformer last month. Some of the issues were of course due to the early nature...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/28/2011

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" - Mobile IE 9 Browser Explored

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a number of details and the first official look at the next release of Windows Phone 7, codename “mango.” Back when we reviewed Windows Phone 7...

35 by Brian Klug on 5/26/2011

HTC HD7: Now With NoDo

When Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 late last year, it was readily evident that they had a solid platform on their hands, but it was missing some critical details...

45 by Vivek Gowri on 5/12/2011

Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Updates for Phone, Tablet, TV and Accessories

Google’s I/O 2011 keynote may have suffered from a few choice leaks, namely the new Music service and Ice Cream Sandwich announcement, but Google still managed to include some...

22 by Nirdhar Khazanie & Jason Inofuentes on 5/10/2011

This Just In: HP Veer 4G for AT&T

It's going to be a busy week for smartphones. We've got Google I/O, a bunch of finishing touches on the Droid Charge review, the Infuse 4G on its way...

29 by Brian Klug on 5/9/2011

NVIDIA to Acquire Icera, Adds Software Baseband to its Portfolio

Late last year Intel announced the intention to acquire Infineon’s Wireless Solutions business, highlighting an important trend in the application processor space: those determined to lead in the smartphone/tablet...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2011

This Just In: Samsung Droid Charge - The First Verizon 4G LTE Droid

This morning the Samsung Droid Charge arrived on our doorstep, and we've got a few initial impressions and some photos to tide you over until the full review. Last...

42 by Brian Klug on 5/3/2011

BlackBerry Bold Touch and BlackBerry 7 OS Headline BlackBerry World Day 1

There’s no getting around it, RIM hasn’t had the best year ever. It's been steadily losing market share to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7, there's been lackluster response...

27 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/2/2011

AT&T Update Enables HSUPA on Motorola Atrix, HTC Inspire - Our Analysis

With just a day left in April, AT&T made good on its promise to enable HSUPA for its two newest HSPA+ enabled smartphones, the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire...

21 by Brian Klug on 5/1/2011

Google Announces Google Talk Video Chat for Android 2.3.4

Back when we reviewed the Nexus S and Android 2.3, one of our only complaints was that gingerbread sorely needed front facing video chat support. Third party video chat...

21 by Brian Klug on 4/28/2011

We're Giving Away a Qualcomm MSM8660 Mobile Development Platform

Last month Brian put together a performance preview of Qualcomm's first dual-core SoC: the 1.5GHz MSM8660. The article was mostly focused on GPU performance as the new Adreno 220...

813 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2011

HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

We've spent a long time testing Verizon's first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt. We're finally ready with the complete review. It's got the fastest cellular connectivity around...

71 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

Verizon 4G LTE: Two Datacards and a WiFi Hotspot Massively Reviewed

2011 is going to be a year dominated by fourth generation network everything—handsets, portable hotspots, datacards, and news of networks lighting up in each regional market. There’s a veritable...

31 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

This Just In: HTC Droid Incredible 2 on Verizon

This morning HTC and Verizon announced the Droid Incredible 2 (aka Incredible S) will be up for sale starting on April 28, this Thursday, for $200 with a 2-year...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/26/2011

The BlackBerry PlayBook Review

I suppose it's fitting that I should be the one to write our PlayBook review. Before Android and the iPhone, there were two mobile platforms/devices that I was hugely...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2011

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