Microsoft has been basking in the glow of its recent Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 releases, but they haven't been able to hide the frustration of former Windows Phone 7 users still waiting for an update of their own.
Apple controls its own destiny with the iPhone, a brutal reality that clearly must chafe at its carrier partners. But would a once-exclusive partner actually go so far as to instruct its salespeople to sell other smartphones over Cupertino's handset?
We're big fans of Nokia's Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7 in general, which is why it's rather sad to hear the company's quarterly financials looking worse than ever, with an operating loss of a billion dollars and little traction in the U.S.
We’re big fans of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 here at MacLife.com, but sadly the folks in Redmond don’t seem too eager about moving the platform to the tablet. But that hasn’t stopped a Dutch developer from giving it a go anyway, using RIM’s failed BlackBerry PlayBook.
With webOS down for the count and BlackBerry on life support, Microsoft is now the sole challenger to the smartphone domination of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Just in the nick of time, Windows Phone is finally receiving much-needed attention thanks to the Nokia Lumia 900, a handset as seductive as anything Cupertino has produced to date.
Nokia is staging a big comeback with its new Lumia 900, an AT&T exclusive here in the U.S. (at least for now). But the Finnish company is finding resistance on its home turf in Europe, where carriers think the handset doesn’t stand a chance against the iPhone or Android.
Early adopters who got their hands on the Lumia 900 Windows Phone over the last week have two pleasant surprises coming from Nokia: The first is a software fix for data connectivity issues arriving next Monday, and the second is cold, hard cash (or rather, a $100 credit to their AT&T bill).
Despite having an iPhone since the original model launched in 2007, curiosity sometimes drives us into the arms of competing products -- especially ones as well-hyped as Nokia’s new Lumia 900, which many predict could be the first real shot Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has for success.
It’s always an entertaining thing to watch a new device launch, especially one the carrier themselves claim will top anything they’ve done before -- including the iPhone. So why in the world did AT&T choose to launch their new flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900, on a date when most of their stores were closed?
It's hard to write about Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote without feeling a little bit depressed. What should have been the company's CES swan song felt more like a rambling late night phone call from an old friend who just wants to talk about the way things used to be. During the company's 60 minute kick at the can, which started 30 minutes late, CEO Steve Ballmer and dreamy corporate shill Ryan Seacrest didn't provide the keynote's attendees with a single piece of information they didn't already have.