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Here we go again: will current Windows Phones upgrade to 8.1? 48 comments

If you remember all the way back to June of 2012, when Microsoft hemmed and hawed and finally announced that indeed Windows Phone 7.5 devices wouldn’t be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8 (but would take a Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade as a sort of a stopgap), then …

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October 30th, 2013 at 11:51 pm
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Windows Phone 7.8 delayed: from beta tester to guinea pig? 8 comments

guinea-pig-5Microsoft officially launched Windows Phone 7.8, the upgrade to Windows Phone 7.5 devices that adds new Live Tile functionality and a few fixes and improvements, last month.  The update, as is common with many Microsoft releases, is using a staggered rollout schedule, where a small group of …

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February 27th, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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Windows Phone 7.8 rollout begins 32 comments

Today on a blog post over at Nokia Conversations, Nokia has announced that Windows Phone 7.8 is ready for rollout and will be available for all Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

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Windows Phone 7.8 brings Windows Phone 8’s three sizes of tiles and a new set of …

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January 30th, 2013 at 10:34 am
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Windows Phone 7.8 on the way, SDK released 0 comments

clip_image001_4CDE0A94Well it can’t be long now before Microsoft, phone manufacturers, and the wireless carriers release Windows Phone 7.8, the long awaited updated to Windows Phone 7.5 that will bring Windows Phone 8’s three sizes of tiles and some new functionality to older Windows Phones.

Today, Microsoft released an …

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January 22nd, 2013 at 10:53 am
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Nokia Mexico makes the Nokia Lumia 505 Windows Phone 7.8 device official 2 comments

NokiaTwo weeks ago, we reported that a new budget Nokia Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 505, appears to be headed its way exclusively to Mexico’s carrier Telcel. Neither Telcel nor Nokia published any official words on the device at that time. However, yesterday Nokia Mexico has now officially …

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December 16th, 2012 at 4:12 am
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Alcatel One Touch View to go on sale December 15 in Russia 6 comments

Alcatel One TouchWe first reported the Alcatel One Touch View back in October, a new device that will come pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.5 (potentially upgradable to WP7.8) from a brand new OEM. Shortly after, we also reported the TCL View, which is essentially the same device from the …

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December 10th, 2012 at 6:33 am
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Mexican carrier Telcel to get exclusive Nokia Lumia 505 Windows Phone 7.8 device 2 comments

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 week, it appears that the first of such …

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December 5th, 2012 at 6:24 am
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Windows Phone 7.8 to stay for low-end devices, update for existing users coming early 2013 2 comments

Windows Phone 7.8 Start ScreenBack in June during the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 7.8 update for existing Windows Phone 7.x devices. However no further details about the update, except that it features a new Start screen, were announced since then. Unofficially, rumors about the update had been …

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November 29th, 2012 at 4:39 am
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Windows Phone: the 7.8 “problem” 28 comments

78 teched NZThis weekend, there’s been a flurry of activity and interest centering around Windows Phone 7.8, the promised but as yet not delivered update to previous generation (Windows Phone 7.5) phones.  Paul Thurrott started things off with a bit of a weekend rant about Microsoft’s lack of openness about …

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November 25th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
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Features of Windows Phone 7.8 detailed in leaked Nokia sales training slides 28 comments

Windows Phone 8Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7.8 during the Windows Phone Summit held back in June, however the company had since been quiet about the update, which is coming for all existing Windows Phone 7.5 devices. Details had been scarce about the update, and to this date nothing is known …

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November 14th, 2012 at 2:24 am
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Windows Phone 7.8 shows up on Nokia Lumia 900 in China [Updated] 46 comments

Windows Phone 8Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 last week, however, the company did not mention a single word about the upcoming update to existing Windows Phone devices – Windows Phone 7.8. To this date, nothing is known about the update except for an upgraded Start screen similar to …

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November 5th, 2012 at 1:52 am
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It’s official: Nokia Lumia 510 announced, coming in November for USD199 8 comments

NokiaNews about the Nokia Lumia 510, codenamed “Glory”, first appeared back in September, and shortly after images and videos of the device had leaked to the internet. Only a few days ago, Nokia India teased an imminent announcement of the device, and indeed the device was officially

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October 23rd, 2012 at 2:49 am
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Nokia India teases the Lumia 510, said to be “coming soon” 0 comments

NokiaBack in September this year, we first heard rumors about the Nokia Lumia 510, codenamed “Glory”, said to be running the Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. Since then, we have seen images of the device passing certification in China, and even pictures and videos of the actual device

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October 21st, 2012 at 7:25 am
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Renders of the TCL View S606 Windows Phone 7.8 device revealed, coming to China soon 2 comments

TCLYesterday we reported that Alcatel Mobile, a joint venture between French-based Alcatel-Lucent and Chinese-based TCL, are expected to release a Windows Phone 7.8 handset called the Alcatel One Touch View. The news and images came from the official Alcatel Russia Twitter account, which confirms their authenticity, and …

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October 10th, 2012 at 5:55 am

Alcatel confirms One Touch View Windows Phone 7.8 device, coming later this year (Updated) 2 comments

Alcatel One TouchLooks Windows Phone devices are gaining momentum this holidays with new OEMs coming onboard. Today the official Alcatel One Touch Russia Twitter account (via WMPU) posted two images of an Alcatel Windows Phone device branded under their One Touch family. Check out the images below:

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According …

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October 9th, 2012 at 3:33 am
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Nokia Lumia 510 spotted in video and pictures, to be priced at $150? 0 comments

NokiaRumors of the Nokia Lumia 510, codenamed “Glory”, had surfaced since early September, said to be a Windows Phone 7.8 device targeted at the lower-end market. A few weeks ago, images of the device was leaked via the China’s mobile devices certifying body, confirming its existence and …

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October 3rd, 2012 at 5:13 am
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Images of the Nokia Lumia 510 leaked, comes with Windows Phone 7.8 14 comments

NokiaEarlier this month, we reported that Nokia is planning to release low-end handsets that will come pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.8 instead of Windows Phone 8. One of these handsets is the Nokia “Glory”. It now appears that the device will be named Nokia Lumia 510, according …

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September 21st, 2012 at 6:33 am
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Nokia planning two more Windows Phone 8 devices – the Nokia “Zeal” and “Flame” 6 comments

NokiaNokia revealed to the world the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices last Wednesday September 5, two devices that are said to the successor to the previous Lumia 900 and 800. Both devices appeared to target the high-end smartphone market, much like their predecessors, but …

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September 8th, 2012 at 7:04 am
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Confirmed: Windows Phone 7.8 to get more than just a new Start screen 24 comments

Ever since the Windows Phone Summit held back in June, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7.8, rather than Windows Phone 8, is coming to existing devices. However,  Microsoft only mentioned during the Summit that Windows Phone 7.8 will be coming with the new Start screen, and refused …

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September 7th, 2012 at 5:34 am
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Nokia “Glory” to be the low-end Windows Phone 7.8 device 6 comments

Nokia Whilst all the news recently had been focussing around Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets – rumored to be the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 – it appears Nokia also has plans to release low-end devices to become the successor to their Lumia 610. The Verge today reported …

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September 2nd, 2012 at 7:11 am
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