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Windows Phone is losing some hardware differentiation as Microsoft woos Android manufacturers

Windows Phone is losing some hardware differentiation as Microsoft woos Android manufacturers

Daniel Rubino 314

A real quick analysis of today’s announcements by Microsoft, specifically in regards to Windows Phone, shows that Microsoft is loosening the belt on their mobile OS. Back when Windows Phone 7 Series was announced at this very event four years ago, Microsoft had set very strict hardware requirements in an effort to keep the user experience consistent and ensure a quality experience....

CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

James Richardson 35

With Mobile World Congress kicking off in Barcelona this week, users of CoPilot Navigation for Windows Phone are in for a treat as the company is to unveil a bunch of new features to make the app even more user friendly and feature rich. Not only that, but the experience is coming to Windows 8 tablets. I know we have HERE Drive available for Windows Phone – and that does one heck of a...

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

Daniel Rubino 114

Last year, Microsoft announced a forthcoming update for Windows Phone dubbed ‘enterprise pack’. The move was to further lure companies to adopt Windows Phone en masse, something many have been reluctant to do due to the lack of core features like VPN. Today in Barcelona, Microsoft referred to this ‘feature pack’ in clarification to the press. All of those enterprise features, including...

‘Open for business’ – Microsoft gives reference design for Windows Phone, announces nine new OEMs

‘Open for business’ – Microsoft gives reference design for Windows Phone, announces nine new OEMs

Daniel Rubino 150

Barcelona – Today, Microsoft announced a new reference design hardware sample for potential OEMs and ODMs. The move, in conjunction with reduced hardware requirements like front facing keys, will allow new manufacturers to easily jump on board with Windows Phone. A new site (oem.windowsphone.com) that just launched will allow any potential manufacturer to view and review key component...

Nokia teases Imagin8 camera app, turns ‘any environment into a digital playground’

Nokia teases Imagin8 camera app, turns ‘any environment into a digital playground’

Daniel Rubino 56

Although the main news at Mobile World Congress from Nokia will center on Nokia X, we’re sure the Lumia makers will have some new Windows Phone apps and goodies on hand. Indeed, Nokia via their Vine channel, have posted a short movie showing a woman taking "selfies" with her Lumia 1020. While some have jumped on this as a new device announcement – it’s not – we’re confident that this...

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

Daniel Rubino 260

It should be no secret that next week in Barcelona, Nokia is going to announce the Nokia X, their low-cost Android phone, running a forked version of the open source OS. The phone will reportedly come with its own Nokia Store, and suite of Microsoft and HERE apps to round it out. While not a flagship Android device by any means, it will still get a lot of press attention due to...

Official GSMA Mobile World Congress for Windows Phone updated, ready for next week

Official GSMA Mobile World Congress for Windows Phone updated, ready for next week

Daniel Rubino 21

It’s exactly one week before Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. Windows Phone Central will of course be there to cover the event, though we’re not expecting any major Windows Phone news to happen. Still, Nokia will be there with presumably their new Android device, and there will also be a Nokia developer day too. In addition, Microsoft is holding a ‘Media and Analyst Event...

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Rich Edmonds 11

Nokia kicked off its global Create contest late last year and we've covered new missions kicking off as the program ran its course. Developers were invited to develop apps for a number of categories, ranging from image and photography all the way to work life. Nokia has now announced the grand winner of the Create contest, as well as winning apps for each category. Pass the break to...

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Sam Sabri 26

It's times like these I wish I knew how to create apps. Unfortunately, I couldn’t code my way out of an Altair 8800 if my life depended on it. But if you find yourself being savvy with Visual Studio, C# and the rest of the development skillset needed to create winning Windows Phone apps you might be interested in this contest. Nokia Create is a just launched contest to develop for...