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User experience report praises iOS 7, slams Windows Phone 8 on customisation, OS annoyances

User experience report praises iOS 7, slams Windows Phone 8 on customisation, OS annoyances

Rich Edmonds 374

With both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announced already, just how good is Apple's iOS 7? We've been using it for a short while and we'll admit that it doesn't feel half bad, but Pfeiffer Consulting has taken a rather in-depth look at how Apple's new OS ranks against Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10 and Google's Android (note the firm used Samsung's implementation of Android over the stock...

IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

Rich Edmonds 81

The latest predictions from the analysts at IDC see steady growth for Windows Phone, picking up 10% of the global market share by 2017 Windows Phone is on the up, even if not everyone agrees. Microsoft and Nokia have been working hard to build market share in multiple markets, including the all-important US. Recent data collected by Kantar Worldpanel claims increasing sales for Windows...

According to sources at Bloomberg, Microsoft still eyeing potential BlackBerry purchase

According to sources at Bloomberg, Microsoft still eyeing potential BlackBerry purchase

Daniel Rubino 228

As if 2013 could not have been a more pivotal year for Microsoft and Windows Phone, news tonight coming from Bloomberg claims that Redmond is still considering buying out BlackBerry. BlackBerry has publicly revealed that they are seeking “strategic alternatives” for the company, including a merger or selling off the entire company (or pieces of it). In and of itself, that is big news...

Report: BlackBerry losing sales to Nokia Lumia devices in Australia, paints a bleak picture for the struggling Canadian manufacturer

Report: BlackBerry losing sales to Nokia Lumia devices in Australia, paints a bleak picture for the struggling Canadian manufacturer

Daniel Rubino 101

Heading into the last quarter in 2013, it is becoming increasingly clear that Windows Phone is now solidifying itself as the third alternative for smartphones (see the latest IDC report). While sales are still miles behind iOS and Android, Windows Phone as a platform is finally being treated more equally by retailers and consumers. Part of that apparent victory, in typical Microsoft...

Forbes: Nokia positioned to own the low-end smartphone market against Samsung, HTC, Blackberry and Apple

Forbes: Nokia positioned to own the low-end smartphone market against Samsung, HTC, Blackberry and Apple

Sam Sabri 131

So far the Nokia Lumia 520 has been a sleeper hit. It’s the cheapest Windows Phone to date and it is constantly topping charts for in emerging markets. It seems we hear stories weekly on how the device is selling well in market after market. Here in the United States it’s available for AT&T as a GoPhone and T-Mobile sells a variant called the Lumia 521. So how’s it going to fare...

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Daniel Rubino 115

Some good news today for Windows Phone as the latest numbers, based on device shipments from earlier this year, have revealed a steady increase for the third place operating system. According to the IDC’s latest numbers, Windows Phone has seen a surge of 77% year over year for device shipments (8.7M in 2013 versus 4.9M for 2012). With those numbers, Windows Phone has increased from 3.1...

T-Mobile reminds our BlackBerry Q10 we should have waited for the Lumia 925

T-Mobile reminds our BlackBerry Q10 we should have waited for the Lumia 925

Daniel Rubino 97

Last night on our adorable BlackBerry Q10 for T-Mobile (don’t ask, we like to drink and dabble in technology), we received a text message that no doubt many T-Mobile users received: an advertisement for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 925. The message was simple: “Where style lives, this phone rules. Get the sleek, new Nokia Lumia 925—only from T-Mobile.” followed by a pre-registration link....

Most US smartphone owners don’t know about Windows Phone (but it's still better off than BlackBerry 10)

Most US smartphone owners don’t know about Windows Phone (but it's still better off than BlackBerry 10)

Daniel Rubino 73

With smartphone survey info, it’s always a tough call between “the glass is half empty or full” analyses. Such is the case with a new study of 1,500 US smartphone owners by MKM Partners on brand awareness.  The survey asked about what consumers know about current smartphone trends and their future buying plans. Microsoft’s Windows Phone did not do terrible but it’s still not ideal...