And that leaves you guys no excuse not to download the game right away, no questions asked. Rovio has just released the game that started it all on Microsoft’s mobile platform. The original Angry Birds is now available both for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Angry Birds took first flight on the iPhone, some...

This is a guest post written by Nick Patrick – Writer for Windows8Phones The rivalry of iOS and Android is now something of an everyday event in the world of consumer electronics. The love for each other’s devices simply leads to hate with one another, and no matter what you do, a loyalist in the other side would never...

Great News! Windows Phone market now has 100,000 apps. This info was revealed by Microsoft during the Windows Phone Summit. The first 100,000 apps have come to Windows Phone faster than the rate than it came to other smartphone platforms. This is an exciting figure. Windows Phone marketplace is growing very quickly....

Interesting new stats about Windows Phone. More than 100,000 apps have now been published in the Windows Phone Marketplace. New content is currently being added at the rate of 313 apps per day and as of right now, 100,145 apps have been published. Of these, 26,493 were added in the last three months and 9,391 were...

AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless are cozying up to Microsoft Corp. and Nokia facing concerns that Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have too tight a grip on the market for smartphone software. Both carriers praised Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, which runs the new Nokia Lumia phone when they reported quarterly...

You can actually get grey hair prematurely when you try and cover Microsoft strategy. It’s a roller coaster of ups and down (like the Mitt Romney campaign) and every time you think there’s good news, they provide a counterweight to depress you. This week, I have to speak to the Windows Phone 8 upgrade debacle. For those...

I’m glad to see that there’s news about Skype. A month ago I was asking about Microsoft’s use of Skype after the acquisition. Now it seems we’re starting to see some movement. Today, Microsoft released version 1.0 of Skype for Windows Phone, taking the client out of beta and into a final shipping version. The 6 MB free...

After writing about confusion regarding the upgrade path to Windows 8 from XP and Vista, yesterday I came across this from theVerge. Basically, there is not a clear answer about whether users who are using Windows Phone today (like the new Nokia Lumia 900) will be able to upgrade to the next version of Windows Phone...

In today’s smartphone environment there are actually quite a few platform choices, but it is hard to argue with the fact that Android and iOS dominate the scene. Despite all of this, Windows Phone has become a very solid choice over the course of the last year or so, and has quickly become an upgrade path for...

Microsoft seem to be hard at work developing the next version of Windows Phone 8 (codename Apollo). Just this month, Apollo has started showing up on web browsers across the globe. It’s pretty safe to assume that this reflects Microsoft test devices coming online during development work. Here are the stats from...