A Windows Phone device has been long speculated, ever since the debut of Surface tablets. The hypothesis was further fueled five months back when Nokia CEO supported the idea of a Windows Phone device as a stimulant to the ecosystem. Now in a recent filing, Nokia admitted that its business could see a negative impact...

Research In Motion or RIM has officially announced its first new BlackBerry 10 devices: the Z10 and the Q10. The Z10 is arguably the company’s first contemporary smartphone. It runs on the company’s new operating system BlackBerry 10 and the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the device will launch mid-March in the...

The Verge have been able to get a video of the new Q10 devices from the company now called Blackberry (formerly known as RIM). The new device looks a lot more promising to me than the Z10 simply because the keyboard is traditionally what the Blackberry is known for. They weren’t able to spend that much time with it but...

Verizon has just announced availability of the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, a 4-inch budget Windows Phone 8 handset, from January 24th at $49.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Samsung’s first Ativ phone in the United States was scheduled for launch last December, but the date slipped.  The new Ativ...

Nokia announced yesterday it was laying off 300 employees as part of a massive restructuring announced in June last year. Another 820 employees are being transferred to HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy Services for a total of 1,120 employees. Most of the workers affected are in Finland, Nokia’s home country. Nokia...

From the good folks at The Verge, here’s a great review of the Samsung Ativ S, running Windows Phone 8.  It has the same 4.8 inch display as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and a 1.9-megapixel forward facing camera. Samsung used a 1280 x 720 PenTile AMOLED display, which is not as good as those of the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X LCD 2...

The question asked by Adrian Covert of CNN Money is how big is too big?  We’ve all been treated to the 5-inch Samsung Note, which stretched the limits of smartphone size at 5 inches.  But even to me, the thing always looked suspiciously like a mini-tablet, neither fish nor fowl. Well, not to be upstaged, the good folks...

To my mind, the phone above represents the reason why a Microsoft-made phone running Windows Phone 8 will become available in 2013. Right now, Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone is sold out – unavailable. Apparently they cannot keep it on the shelves. The reason offered by Google and LG – who makes the phone- is strong demand...

Mutual disdain between two technology giants, Microsoft and Google has evolved into a full scale cold war in the smartphone and tablet arenas. This was perhaps inevitable, but the recent raft of ads by Microsoft deriding Google and the latter’s refusal to create apps for Windows Phone 8 took some industry watchers by...

First things first, the rendition of the Windows 8 Smartphone above is not an actual Microsoft product.  It comes from the fertile imagination of Jonas Daehnert, an industrial designer, who was inspired by the Surface. That being out of the way, I’ll proceed to share why I feel we are very likely only a few months away...