Windows phone 8 articles

Neowin: Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Nokia arrived late to the Windows Phone party at the end of 2011 but, since then, it has come to dominate Microsoft’s mobile ecosystem. Of those manufacturers that originally launched handsets with Windows Phone 7, just Samsung and HTC remain,…

Nokia Lumia 925 Review: Windows Phone at its best, but is it enough?

Enter the Lumia 925, Nokia’s latest flagship Windows Phone and answer to complaints regarding its predecessors' design. It ditches the thick polycarbonate shell, hefty slab of glass and space-consuming LCD display for a mostly aluminum body with an AMOLED screen.

In the process, the new Lumia has shed some weight, dropping to 139 grams and 8.5mm thick, giving it an all new breath of life. But are the changes too late? Is this the Lumia we should have had at the launch of Windows Phone 8?

Google extends Windows Phone 8 Exchange support until July 31

In December, Google announced it would be abandoning Exchange ActiveSync support for non-business accounts, ending support for Google Sync and Google Calendar Sync. It appears the search giant's once-unrelenting stance has softened though, giving Microsoft until July 31 to get…

Microsoft rumored to add CalDAV, CardDAV support to WP8

In response to Google's desertion of Exchange ActiveSync, rumors indicate Microsoft is working on support for CardDAV and CalDAV protocols for WP8. Such a move should retain WP8's seamless support for Google's contact and calendar services, but do so through open standards…

Asus wants a Windows Padfone, talks licensing with Microsoft

Asus could soon follow Nokia, HTC, and Samsung in developing handsets based on Microsoft's mobile operating system. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Benson Lin, corporate vice president of mobile communication products at Asus revealed the company…

Nokia Lumia 920 Review: Can the WP8 flagship convert iPhone/Android lovers?

Since Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 7, they have tried in vain to introduce a legitimate competitor to the Apple iPhone. They have also failed to unseat an army of Android devices. Nokia's entry was an all-in gamble that was supposed to platform among the elite of smartphones, but being the most popular of the bunch didn't translate to commercial or critical success.

In the Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 has a worthy competitor to iOS and Android. It continues the design philosophy that made the original Lumias the most popular Windows Phone handsets. It also features brand new software that is faster and more robust than its predecessor. Will a winning hardware foundation and vastly improved software secure the Lumia 920 a place among the elite?