Smartphone users of Windows Phone 7.5 have been waiting – with some frustration -for the Windows Phone 7.8 update to arrive for some time.  So it was good news to hear from Windows Phone Colombia today that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive beginning January 31- a scant week away.

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...

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...

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the Lumia 900, the premier smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system and perhaps the greatest hope of redemption for Microsoft’s struggling mobile software. The Nokia Lumia 900, the top-of-the-line Windows Phone from Nokia has arrived almost a year after...

Just a few days ago, I blogged about the recent news of Andy Lees’ removal as head of Windows Phone. I stated that I didn’t think Windows 8 was going to end up on the phone, and the WP would continue to use the CE kernel, at least for a little while longer. Well, I might have to eat my own words after all, if many of...

The recent removal of Andy Lees from running the Windows Phone division has certainly sparked some interesting theories and ideas as to Lees new role with Microsoft. According to Ballmer, “I have asked Andy Lees to move to a new role working for me on a time-critical opportunity focused on driving maximum impact in...

So in a previous post, we had reported that a Microsoft official had said the current series of Windows Phones currently had NFC enabled. Will Coleman, a developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK had claimed that ““As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the...

Just when Microsoft started making some headway in the Windows Phone narrative, this. A significant flaw has been discovered in Microsoft’s range of Windows Phone devices. It was discovered by winrumors.com reader Khaled Salameh. From Winrumors.com: The flaw works simply by sending an SMS to a Windows Phone user....

Microsoft has taken a very different stance with its products recently. When Microsoft’s Xbox first debuted back in 2001, part of the strategy was to keep the Xbox separate from Windows. Back in 2001 there was certainly a mix of emotions when regarding Windows in general (though it really didn’t get bad until...

Yes you did read that right. The same rumor mill that brought you the whole Amazon phone story has now chocked up a new rumor, about amazon using Windows 8 on their phones. Some people may be surprised because Amazon just doesn’t seem like one to use someone else’s operating system, and I agree with that for the most...