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.

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia has once again refreshed its Windows Phone lineup with the release of the Lumia 930, which is the spiritual successor to the Lumia 920 which first launched with...

114 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2014

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

With the introduction of the Lumia 630 and 635 models, we have our first look at the next generation of low cost Windows Phone devices, and the Lumia 630...

83 by Brett Howse on 7/22/2014

Microsoft Announces Significant Cuts to Workforce

Recently appointed CEO Satya Nadella announced the largest layoffs in Microsoft’s 39 year history today, with a staggering 18,000 jobs on the chopping block. The goal, according to Nadella...

38 by Brett Howse on 7/17/2014

Best Smartphones: Spring 2014

The major product launches for this spring are now behind us. This gives us the opportunity to evaluate the current smartphone market and identify the best smartphones in that...

46 by Brett Howse on 6/5/2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Review

I was an early fan of Windows Phone 7. I remember completely switching over to the platform for about a month back in 2010, and being relatively happy. It...

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2014

Nokia's Zoom Reinvented Event - Live Blog

We're here in New York City for Nokia's Zoom Reinvented event, where the handset maker will undoubtedly be announcing the next flagship Lumia with PureView imaging. We'll be covering...

51 by Brian Klug on 7/11/2013

New Windows Start Screen Demoed on Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

We just caught up with Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Windows Phone, who was showing off a Lumia 900 running a non-final Windows Phone 7.8 build. The WP7.8...

16 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Existing Windows Phone 7 devices will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8, not Windows 8

Looks like some of the earlier rumors about the upgrade path for existing WP7 devices turned out to be true. Microsoft just now announced that existing WP7 devices will...

27 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There

We're inside the venue at Microsoft's Windows Phone developer summit in San Francisco. From the look of the posters we're in for some new features, including some facial recognition...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Nokia Lumia 900 Review - Windows Phone with LTE

It goes without saying that for Nokia, the Lumia 900 launch is quite possibly one of the most important launches, ever. The Lumia 900 marks Nokia’s first serious foray...

128 by Brian Klug on 4/3/2012

Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Apps for Windows Phone and iOS

Users of Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service now have another way to access and share their files - Microsoft today released SkyDrive apps for both Windows Phone and iOS...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

Xbox 360 Companion for Windows Phone, Xbox Live for iOS Apps Released

The Xbox team has been rather busy lately. On Tuesday, the team delivered the most sweeping facelift of the Xbox 360 dashboard since NXE, and today released an Xbox...

7 by Brian Klug on 12/7/2011

ST-Ericsson Announces Inclusion in Future Nokia Windows Phones

Up until now, if you wanted a Windows Phone, it'd implicitly come with a Qualcomm SoC inside. The Windows Phone platform started out with QSD8x50 (first generation Snapdragon), and...

10 by Brian Klug on 11/2/2011

Nokia Lumia 800 & 710, Windows Phones Announced

Just seven months after announcing its intention to move to Windows Phone, Nokia unveiled its first WP based devices: the Lumia 800 and 710. Both feature the same Qualcomm applications...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/26/2011

Nokia Will Unveil Windows 7 Phones Next Week

Nokia will be revealing its first Windows 7 phones next week at its Nokia World 2011 event, Microsoft's Andy Lees revealed in an interview at AllThingsD's AsiaD conference. These...

41 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/20/2011

Samsung Focus S & Flash: Official Images, 1.4GHz Mango Devices Shipping This Fall

The one area Microsoft hasn't touched while upgrading Windows Phone has been the SoC requirements. The platform launched with 65nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs featuring the quite-slow Adreno 200 GPU...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2011

Xbox Companion App Lets You Control Xbox 360 via Windows Phone

Synergy between devices is one of the next major phases in the evolution of mobile computing. We've seen smartphone-as-a-remote apps for both Android and iOS, but today Microsoft announced...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

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