December, 2012

Windows Phone 8Last week we reported a rumor that the next update for Microsoft’s latest mobile OS – Windows Phone 8 – will be codenamed “Apollo Plus”. The rumor was corroborated between Twitter user @Football4PDA from XDA-Developers and Tom Warren from The

HuaweiDuring the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced that there will be four initial launch partners for its Windows Phone 8 devices coming this holiday season. We have seen devices coming from Samsung, Nokia and HTC already, but the fourth OEM …

NokiaThe announcement of the Nokia Lumia 620 earlier today might not be the company’s only strategy into the budget smartphone market. With Microsoft officially acknowledging that devices running Windows Phone 7.8 will be sold alongside Windows Phone 8 devices last …

NokiaFollowing the announcements of the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, and the mid-range Lumia 820 (amongst its variants 810 and 822), in a somewhat unexpected move today during the LeWeb event in Paris, France, Nokia has announced another Windows Phone 8 …

8xAt the Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco in late October, Microsoft handed out Windows Phones, the HTC 8x, to everyone in attendance.  As much as we like the 8x, we think the Nokia experience is something we …

rhapsody_on_xboxRhapsody, which began as a music service for Real Networks (if you know your ancient history, before there was YouTube, you used Real Player, begrudgingly, to view online video content from your PC, and you can still use Real …

logo-messenger1Lots of news coming out of the “chat client industry” recently, with Microsoft announcing the coming end of days for Windows Live Messenger, new Skype clients coming on board, Yahoo! IM dropping interoperability with Messenger, and even a rumor …

Windows Live and Yahoo MessengerSix-and-a-half years ago in June 2006, we first reported that Microsoft and Yahoo! have reached an agreement to provide interoperability between their two IM services – Windows Live Messenger, which was still in beta form at that time, and …

SkyDrive logoRumors about Microsoft bringing a cloud music playing to SkyDrive had been floating around for a long time. Back in May 2011 when Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”, we reported on some indications that “Mango” might support music