It’s been an interesting 24 hours for Microsoft and Nokia PR departments. Let’s see, it started when Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka told Bloomberg that the company has “no plans” to port Angry Birds Space to Microsoft’s mobile OS. As we all should know by now, Angry Birds is currently one of the top selling games on all...

Mobile World Congress has revealed several key elements of Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy pushing forward. First off is the reduction of its currently strict minimum requirements in order to reach segments of the market it previously had no place in. Now we have also learned that Windows Phone is on its way to 23...

With the Mobile World Congress in full-swing today, there is sure to be plenty of interesting mobile-related news heading to the net. Of course the biggest piece of news that we hope to see is that Windows 8’s Beta has been launched, something that we expect may come on Wednesday. In the meantime, Windows Phone’s...

Skype for Windows Phone Beta has been released. The full version will be available in April, but reports so far indicate that the beta seems quite stable. The Beta requires Windows Phone 7.5 and has been tested and certified on the following devices. Nokia Lumia 710 Nokia Lumia 800 HTC Titan HTC Radar Samsung Focus...

So as part of my informal research regarding the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone line, I have been checking out T-mobile stores in my area trying to get a feel for how aggressively T-mobile is pushing these phones. It’s not looking good folks. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been to five different T-mobile stores in...

Microsoft seem to be getting more aggressive in their advertising for the Windows Phone franchise. The Windows Phone platform is currently struggling and the previous ads have been widely panned as being “lame” Their new “Smoked by Windows Phone” campaign is designed to highlight the performance advantages of Windows...

So the good folks at the Verge just alerted everyone to the fact that you can pick up a Nokia Lumia 800 phone at select Microsoft Stores in the US. What caught my eye was the price – $899! The unsubsidized handset — along with the Nokia Play 360 speaker, Purity HD headset, and a Bluetooth earpiece is now available at...

Samsung launched it’s high-end Omnia W handset through Telstra this week. The Omnia W appears to be the first second-generation Windows Phone 7 handset to launch in Australia. Samsung wouldn’t comment on the release of the Omnia W this week, but Telstra is openly advertising the handset through its website on plans...

According to Nokia’s fourth quarter earnings report – Microsoft paid Nokia $250 million in the quarter for “platform support payments”. Here’s the quote: Our broad strategic agreement with Microsoft includes platform support payments from Microsoft to us as well as software royalty payments from us to Microsoft. In the...

Interesting snippet from Engadget that describes Sprint’s allged attitude toward the Windows Phone platform. That includes Sprint, which does currently have a Windows Phone in its lineup (and is apparently considering more in the “August-September time period”), but remains decidedly unenthusiastic about the platform as...