Microsoft builds a supersized Windows Phone in the middle of New York City’s Herald Square. Image: Peter Laudati
Microsoft on Monday built a supersized version of a Windows Phone at New York City’s Herald Square.
Building the mock Windows Phone, which is six stories tall and 150 times bigger than regular smartphones, is a marketing event for Microsoft which also featured demonstrations of Plants vs Zombieas and Fruit Ninjas as well as live performances from acts like the Far East …
The Samsung Focus S has officially gone on sale from AT&T bringing a new Windows Phone into the lineup of the mobile carrier.
AT&T is now selling the Samsung Focus S, a Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) phone. Image: Samsung
The Focus S runs on Microsoft’s latest version of the Windows Phone platform, the Windows Phone 7.5 version nicknamed Mango.
Currently, the Focus S is available on AT&T for $199 on contract.
Samsung’s Focus S packs some notable features including a 1.4GHz Qualcomm …
WDS comptrollers have reported that Android smartphones are more likely to stop functioning than rival mobile operating systems.
(Image: LAI Ryanne (CC), via Flickr)
The 12-month study from the wireless brand specialist and solutions provider consisted of more than 600,000 technical support calls to the firm, where Android hardware problems topped the list for most calls received.
Google’s Android OS had 14 percent of hardware related issues, whereas Windows Phone 7, Apple iOS and …
Microsoft is on the works to cut the manufacturing cost of Windows Phone 7 device components into half in an attempt to boost sales of the lackluster mobile operating system since its inception last year.
Windows Phone 7. (Image: Microsoft Sweden (CC-BY-2.0), via Flickr)
After launching Windows Phone 7 in 2010, the Redmond-based company has acknowledged in public that sales are no way near its expectations.
Microsoft is now assuring electronics consumers that Windows Phone devices will start …
Nokia will be launching its Windows Phone 7 devices next week, Microsoft’s Andy Lees has revealed.
Nokia is set to announce its Windows Phone devices next week in London at its Nokia World 2011 event. Image: Erkka P. / Flickr (CC)
The news comes via Engadget, which said that Lees – Microsoft’s Windows Phone chief – hinted of the launch of the Nokia Windows Phone devices next week at the AsiaD event.
He said that the Finnish handsets manufacturer will have “differentiating hardware …
Italy will be getting an unspecified Nokia Windows Phone running on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system next month, a new report says.
Italy is getting a Windows Phone Mango smartphone this November. Image: iPhoneItalia
The news about this new phone rocking Mango comes from iPhoneItalia via a report from WPCentral.
The release of the Mango handset was seen from a leaked document from Italian wireless carrier Telecom Italia Mobile, the reports say.
In the document, a “Nokia …
Nokia and Samsung are getting £28 million (about $44 million) from Microsoft to market Windows Phone devices in the U.K., a report from MobileToday says.
Microsoft has given Nokia and Samsung a total of £28 million to promote Windows Phone. Image: bobfamiliar / Flickr (CC)
According to the publication, Nokia will be getting £20 million of the £28 million war chest to promote its new Windows Phone device.
Nokia and Microsoft announced in February that the Finnish company will use the …
Microsoft announced on Sunday a new partnership with Brightpoint Middle East to launch a new Windows Phone online store for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Microsoft and Brightpoint will launch later this year an online store for Windows Phone to cater to the Middle East and Africa region. Image: Bobby Voicu / Flickr (CC)
According to a press release from Microsoft MEA, the launch of the online store for Windows Phone for the MEA region should be expected “later this …
Microsoft, disappointed with the sale figures of its Windows Phones, is now planning to invest more money on marketing of these phones, reports Bloomberg. The company is looking ahead to its manufacturing partners to increase product promotions and the retailer incentives to boost sales of the Windows Phones.
According to Andy Lees, president of company’s mobile unit, Samsung and HTC will soon increase marketing budgets for the phones. The amount to be spent will be decided by the …
Acer has unveiled its plan to release a new inexpensive smartphone called Allegro before Christmas, painting a smile across all Windows Phone 7.5 (WP7 Mango) buffs worldwide.
The Acer Allegro will be the cheapest WP7 Mango smartphone when released. (Image: Georgy90 (CC), via Wikimedia Commons)
The new Acer Allegro could be Microsoft’s last-ditch effort to post desirable sales figures for its WP7 Mango lineup.
WP7 Mango has received relatively positive reviews for quite some time now but …