The third update for Windows Phone 8 is out and it supports the larger screen sizes that are becoming more popular — the so-called “phablet” trend (“phone” plus “tablet”). Microsoft sees a bright future in these phablets with screen sizes ranging from 5 to 7 inches, said Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone. Samsung popularized…More
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Nokia is launching the Lumia 928, its newest high-end Windows Phone, on Thursday. The phone, which will be carried by Verizon, will sell for $99.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract. The phone, which will come in either black or white, has a 4.5-inch OLED screen with 1280 x 768…More
The Huawei W1 is joining the Nokia Lumia 521 in Wal-Mart’s line of presumably lower priced, no-contract Windows Phone devices. The Huawei W1, known overseas as the Ascend W1 and which has been described as an entry-level phone, is expected to be available at Wal-Mart later this month. While neither Huawei nor Wal-Mart disclosed…More
Internet radio service Pandora, as promised last year, has produced an app for Windows Phone. The app provides ad-free streaming radio for free through the 2013 calendar year. In addition, it takes advantage of Windows Phone’s Live Tiles interface by using a Live Tile that shows what’s playing and allows users access favorite stations directly…More
There’s been some buzz today about whether Microsoft’s product lifecycle table — which shows end of mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 — means that people who just bought a Windows Phone 8 device and are tied to a two-year contract would end up unsupported. Or will WP8 users to be able to…More