Microsoft 2013 SmartPhone Articles

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Microsoft Announces Third Windows Phone 8 Update

Microsoft announces its third Windows Phone 8 update with larger screen support and a new Driving Mode.

MWC 2013: Android vs. Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen, Sailfish

Android will be sharing some of the limelight in Barcelona with a range of mobile device platforms.

YouTube App Returns to Windows Phone, Now with Ads and Uploads

Microsoft's YouTube App has returned to Windows Phone 7 and 8, this time with the ads that Google demanded and the ability to directly upload videos.

BLOG: What’s With The Bricked Windows Phones?

A rash of hardware failures among two major Windows Phone 8 devices, the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920, has users wondering what's happening and what's being done to[...]

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Review: Take No Chances

Samsung could have tried something new and different with the Verizon-exclusive ATIV Odyssey, but instead it chose to play it safe.

Google Extends Exchange ActiveSync Support for Gmail

Google recently announced that it is extending support for Exchange ActiveSync until July 31. This is important for Windows Phone jusers, as it's necessary for accessing some Google service on[...]

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Smashed

If you break your phone, who do you call (after getting a replacement phone, that is) to get the data off your old one?

BlackBerry and Windows Phone Gaining Second Winds

Just as the smartphone market was looking like a two-horse race, Windows Phone and BlackBerry have gotten second winds and are making the market competitive again.

Windows Phone 7.8 Update Arriving on Lumia 900 Next Week

The long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 is finally making its debut on its first handset, the Nokia Lumia 900, next week on January 30.

CES 2013: Samsung Gives Windows Phone 8 ATIV Odyssey Official Reveal at CES

Samsung finally provided us with hard-and-fast specs at CES today for its upcoming Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV Odyssey, which will launch "in the coming weeks."

HTC’s Jason Mackenzie: “We’re David Fighting Goliath”

HTC president of global sales Jason Mackenzie took some time to talk to Brighthand at MWC about the company's plans and how it hopes to combat its underdog status.

Nokia Lumia 928 Supposedly Headed to Verizon

The Nokia Lumia 928, an updated version of the Lumia 920, is supposedly headed to Verizon as soon as next month, according to reports.

Microsoft Brings Remote Desktop to iPhone, iPad

Microsoft quietly released a remote desktop iOS application today, offering iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users a new way to connect to their Windows PCs at home or work.

Nokia Lumia Sales Topple BlackBerry Handsets in Q2

Nokia has reported record Lumia sales for this past quarter, beating out BlackBerry's total smartphone sales for Q2.

Skype Updates iOS App Again, Adding Slick New Calling UI

In the latest of a long string of updates, Skype's app for iPhones and iPads this week got a slicker UI for placing calls, plus new enhancements to chat.

CES 2013: Windows Phone 8 Coming to Sprint This Summer

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform will finally be making its way to Sprint, the last of the four major US carriers, come this summer.

Short Lifecycle Support for Windows Phone Could Mean Upgrades Coming Soon

The rules are different for smartphones, which is why Windows Phone 8 support will end after just two years.

Nokia Says Windows Phone 7.8 Coming to All Handsets in February

Nokia announced via blog post that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will begin rolling out to all of its handsets starting today and should reach everyone in the month of[...]

Nokia Waiting on Microsoft to Give Go-Ahead on Windows Phone 7.8

Nokia claims that it has the Windows Phone 7.8 update ready to be rolled out to its handsets at a moment's just needs the OK from Microsoft first.