Latest Windows Phone 8 articles

Living with the Nokia Lumia 630 running Windows Phone 8.1

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Is Microsoft's refined OS enough to rip out the BYOD staples of iOS and Android?
17 Jun 2014

Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

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'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows 8 Phone security protocol “many, many years old” and full of bugs, admits Phone 8.1 security manager

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“And our OEM partners are still our biggest weakness,” says Geir Olsen
04 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft announces MDM-friendly Windows Phone 8.1, and new devices from Qualcomm and Prestigio

Per-app management, enterprise profiles and an AI assistant all coming
02 Apr 2014

Apple 'walled garden' keeps straying users prisoner

Samsung migration rates now top Apple's
21 Feb 2014

Windows 8 licence sales lag behind Windows 7 at same stage

Forty million fewer licences sold over 15 months than Windows 7 managed in its first 12 months
14 Feb 2014

'ARM is part of the strategy' says Microsoft, but there's 'no insight to share' on Windows RT

'Commonality and convergence' remains focus, says platform strategy GM
14 Feb 2014

Gartner: BlackBerry’s pain is Windows 8's gain

Microsoft OS is a strong contender for enterprise users says analyst
14 Nov 2013

Microsoft to acquire Nokia mobile business and patents for £4.6bn

'It’s a bold step into the future' says Ballmer
03 Sep 2013

Android claims 80 per cent share of smartphone market

Apple's share dips as Google device popularity climbs
02 Aug 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 leaks ahead of launch

Nokia's latest device will have a 41MP camera, 2GB of RAM and NFC technology
09 Jul 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: Xbox One and Windows Phone get Unity support

Could be a Sony-baiting move, but what’s the true value for developers?
28 Jun 2013

Microsoft pays $100,000 bounty to entice Windows Phone developers from Android, Apple and BlackBerry

Desperate ploy to get key apps from Android and Apple into the Windows Phone app store
14 Jun 2013

Russian app-based taxi startup Wheely takes aim at London's Addison Lee

Company has already poached Addison Lee’s MD
10 Jun 2013

Technology that drives success: An interview with Trader Media’s CIO, Tim Jones

As Trader Media Group prepares to publish the very last print edition of Auto Trader magazine, CIO Tim Jones tells Sooraj Shah about the next stage in the company’s ambitious multi-platform digital strategy
16 May 2013

New crisis at Nokia as feature-phone sales fall by 21 per cent

Emerging market feature-phone buyers desert Nokia as they trade up to Android smartphones
18 Apr 2013

Microsoft posts big gains in smartphones - but Apple and Android remain dominant

UK and Italy register some of the biggest increases in market share for Windows 8 phones
02 Apr 2013

Nokia's Windows Phone licence costs set to soar as quarterly sales disappoint

Lumia sales still not big enough to justify Windows Phone licence fee
24 Jan 2013

Ubuntu – the mobile operating system of the future?

Canonical unveils Ubuntu for smartphones, with apps that can run on the phone or desktop
03 Jan 2013

Confusion over Windows Phone 7.8 update

Users of obsolete Windows Phone operating system still waiting on long-promised update
18 Dec 2012

Microsoft's mobile operating systems hit by Wi-Fi problems and random re-boots

But if you run your Surface tablet over in the car it might just be all right
19 Nov 2012

Microsoft partner reveals intricacies of coding for both Win RT and Win 8

'If the market’s there, people will use it' says Aditi dev, as Ballmer admits Surface RT sales 'modest'
13 Nov 2012

Analysis: mobile development migraine

Enterprises looking to develop mobile applications for staff, partners or customers face a number of headache-inducing challenges
13 Nov 2012

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone 8 enterprise benefits

Updated smartphone platform includes management and security features to appeal to corporate buyers
31 Oct 2012