Windows Phone: the Real Casualty of the Chinese Wave?

Windows Phone: the Real Casualty of the Chinese Wave?

“We used to sell several units a day. Before the Chinese phones started coming,” the executive at a Microsoft (formerly Nokia) store in Delhi is pretty clear about what really sent his brand’s fortunes into decline. And he does have a point. For while many might talk of the impact the high-performance-at-low-price phones from (mainly) Chinese brands have had on […]

     
 
 

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Eight Factors that Tripped Up Windows Phone 8

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it would be rethinking its phone strategy, and cutting up to 7800 jobs, mostly from the phone business. Significantly, the company would also be writing off nearly all the value of its USD 9.5 billion Nokia acquisition, which had at that time been hailed as a bold step into the future. While most have been seeing […]

 
     
 
 

Windows Phone Growing as Fast as iPhone in Europe, at the Expense of Android

Windows Phone Growing as Fast as iPhone in Europe, at the Expense of Android

There’s no doubt about the fact that Apple’s iPhone and Google’s army of Androids are the most important two sides in the mobile war, but Microsoft has always been busy trying to improve Windows Phone. Perhaps one of the biggest improvements is going to happen with Windows 10, when iOS and Android developers will be able to rework their apps […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Makes it Super Easy for iOS/Android Devs to Port Their Apps into Windows Universal Apps

Microsoft Makes it Super Easy for iOS/Android Devs to Port Their Apps into Windows Universal Apps

Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference started with some really boring details for all of us non-devs, but it has picked on with juicy details regarding some rumors we heard earlier during the week. Microsoft is indeed bringing Android and iOS apps to Windows 10, but it will need help from developers to do so. Apple and Google are the absolute leaders when it […]

     
 
 

Run Android Apps on Windows Phone – Microsoft Will Reportedly Announce the Controversial Move at BUILD

Run Android Apps on Windows Phone – Microsoft Will Reportedly Announce the Controversial Move at BUILD

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system has an “app-gap” problem. The stark difference in the app count in Windows Phone Store when compared to Android’s Google Play, and Apple’s App Store is so wide that even the ‘universal app’ support — which the Redmond-based company announced at last year’s Build conference — has been unable to […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Brings Lumia 532 & Lumia 435 to India at Rs. 6,499 and Rs 5,999 to Target Low-end Android

Microsoft Brings Lumia 532 & Lumia 435 to India at Rs. 6,499 and Rs 5,999 to Target Low-end Android

Back in January we were sharing with you the news that Microsoft launched its latest affordable Windows Phone devices – the Lumia 532 and Lumia 435. And now Microsoft India has made them available for local customers, as well. And the great news is that their pricing is just slightly more than it was announced when the handsets were first […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone Users Finally Get Dropbox and Mega Apps

Windows Phone Users Finally Get Dropbox and Mega Apps

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for Windows Phone users to be left behind iOS and Android users when it comes to the launch of important apps. Such has been the case with cloud storage apps Dropbox and Mega, but not anymore, as both of them are now officially available as free downloads on the Windows Phone store. Mega app for Windows Phone […]

     
 
 

Microsoft’s New Lumia 435 Announced for Just €69, Lumia 532 for €79

Microsoft’s New Lumia 435 Announced for Just €69, Lumia 532 for €79

Microsoft has announced its first ever non-Nokia Lumia device a few weeks back – the Lumia 535 Windows Phone smartphone. Now the company is unveiling its most affordable Windows Pone handset yet – the Lumia 435 along with another affordable new model – the Lumia 532. The cheapest one gets announced at a price of 69 euros (81$) with the second being […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone Store Adds Carrier Billing in India, China and Brazil

Windows Phone Store Adds Carrier Billing in India, China and Brazil

Most of us are used to pay for apps and other digital purchases with our credit cards. But there are countries, such as India, Brazil and others, where consumers would rather prefer charging purchases to their phone bill. Not only this, but being able to add your digital expenses to your carrier bill could save you time and also become […]

     
 
 

How to Get Refunds for Apps on iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry

How to Get Refunds for Apps on iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry

If you tell me you never wondered why you ever purchased an app after buying it, I’m afraid I can’t trust you anymore. It happens to the best of us, and pretty sure it has happened at least once in our lives. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to get free apps that we simply download, install, and then uninstall. But what […]