The rate Microsoft has been delivering OS update is nothing short of impressive compared to the dark days of the NoDo and Tango updates that took an age to reach devices, and when they did, they occasionally left a device bricked. The “Developer Preview” program has been a master-stroke by Microsoft as it has helped avid users access the latest and best the operating system has to offer.
September 2, 2014 at 08:09 | By John Williams
May 31, 2014 at 09:12 | By John Williams
It feels like it’s been an age since WhatsApp for Windows Phone did the disappearing act on us. The application was pulled from the Windows Phone Store, thanks to compatibility issues with the latest iteration of the Windows Phone 8 OS.
In reality, the application has only been missing from the Windows Phone Store for 2 solid weeks and it appears Microsoft and the WhatsApp/Facebook team have been busy fixing bugs and upgrading the application. The update brings UI improvements and several new features.
May 20, 2014 at 09:13 | By Darlington Moyo
Microsoft Devices today announced that the new Lumia 630 will become available in the UK on 29th May 2014. The Lumia 630 becomes the first device to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 in the UK.
The affordable device boasts of a quad-core processor and large screen at an exceptional price point of only £89.95. It features a ClearBlack 4.5 inch display, expandable memory up to 128GB via SD card and an large 1830mAh battery. There is also the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+.
May 19, 2014 at 16:56 | By John Williams
The Nokia Lumia 636, a suspected TD-LTE version of the Lumia 635 has been approved in China. The Lumia 636 has gone through the certification process in China and is on it’s way to the world’s largest mobile phone network, China Mobile.
The Lumia 636 becomes Nokia’s first device to with TD-LTE support to be sold in China. The device bears model number RM-1010 and also supports TD-SCDMA. The packaging leak image shown (below) also mentions a Lumia 638. It’s not clear what the difference will be between the Lumia 636 and the 638 but the 636 is a single SIM handset, so the 638 could be the dual SIM version.
May 18, 2014 at 10:23 | By Darlington Moyo
Yet another popular application has made the crossover from iOS and Android to the Windows Phone platform in Sticky Notes HD. While Windows Phone already has Microsoft’s own OneNote and Evernote also, options are always welcome as long as they add quality and bring along extra features. Sticky Note HD certainly does that.
Sticky Notes HD allows users to jot down unlimited notes and reminders in a unique and colorful way. Notes, reminders, lists, memos, tasks, phone numbers, mails, buckets, projects, ideas or anything else you can think of can simply be saved through the application.
May 18, 2014 at 08:59 | By Karan
At the turn of the year, prominent Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn launched a Tinder client for Windows Phone called 6tindr. A few days after it was added to the store, Tinder asked Microsoft to remove 6tindr. Later, Rudy Huyn sent Tinder a letter, offering to work with them to get the fast growing social networking app in to Windows Phone users. This was back in January.
May 18, 2014 at 08:37 | By John Williams
Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has been taken off the Windows Phone store after a series of crashes, complaints and negative reviews. Neither Microsoft nor Facebook/WhatsApp has issued any statement yet, but if you visit the Windows Phone Store from your device right now, you’re not going to find the app anywhere.
The application appears to suffer compatibility issue with the latest iteration of the Windows Phone OS, the 8.1 Preview for Developers. Users have reported issues with crashing and delayed notifications. A search for the app on Windows phone store now simply says, “The app is no longer published.”
May 18, 2014 at 08:01 | By Gareth Warren
Nokia launch a new sales campaign for the current best in class camera phone. The website has been up a week now, but Nokia has only just posted the participating retailers, the full list is O2, EE, Vodafone, Three, Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse, Expansys, Clove, Tesco, Amazon, Brighthouse, Mobile Phones Direct, A1 / Go Mobile, Sure (Jersey and Guernsey), Fonehouse and Chitter Chatter, so pretty much everyone.
Like Nokia’s previous offers all you need to do is head to nokia.ly/cameragrip and fill in your details including the IMEI number and wait for that ludicrously over packaged(*) Lumia 1020 camera grip to wing its way through the post to you.
May 15, 2014 at 22:20 | By Darlington Moyo
Microsoft today pushed out the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. If you’re a developer (cough, cough) and are enrolled into the program, be sure to update your device as it most certainly bring bug fixes to the latest iteration of the operating system.
May 15, 2014 at 21:08 | By Karan
I recently purchased an unlocked Lumia 810 on eBay for use in Canada. The phone was originally configured for use with T-Mobile in the States and so even though the phone was subsequently unlocked, I didn’t have the ability to set up my own access point to be able to access the internet (or MMS settings) with my Canadian service provider.