Windows Phone market declines to mere 0.1%, Android leads with 85% in Q1 2017: IDC

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Last week, Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1. Now, according to IDC’s quarterly smartphone tracker, Windows Phone held mere 0.1% market share in Q1 2017.

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HERE Maps to stop supporting Windows Phone and Windows 10 devices

HERE Maps has announced that it is taking down its app from the Windows 10 store. The app will not be available from March 29 on the Windows Store.

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HP Elite X3 Hands On

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HP Elite X3 is not just a powerful Windows phone, but a powerful smartphone by any OS standards. It still is in a prototype stage and the final device is in the works. We went hands on with the latest version of the device for your viewing pleasure.

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Microsoft launches AppComparison – Tells you which Android apps are available on Windows Phone

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Have you ever toyed with the idea of switching to a Windows powered smartphone but been held back because you weren’t sure if it had the apps you needed? Well, Windows has a solution for you in the form of AppComparison.

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Microsoft releases Photo Story app for Windows Phone that creates videos from photos

Microsoft has rolled out Photo Story app that creates videos from your photos. Available for Windows Phone users, the app is a product of Microsoft Garage.

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Hyperlapse app for Windows Phone gets support for older Lumia devices

Microsoft has updated Hyperlaspse app for Windows Phone with support for more Lumia devices. The app which lets users create time-lapse videos will now be available for older versions of Windows Phone.

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Microsoft rolls out Skype for Business app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has launched new Skype for Business app for Windows Phone. Prior to this Skype for Business could be accessed through the Lync 2013 app, but now Skype for Business is getting its own dedicated Windows Phone app.

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WhatsApp voice calling now available on Windows Phone

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Back in March, WhatApp started rolling out voice calling functionality to Android users. The company updated their iOS application next to bring the much awaited feature to the vast number of users of Apple’s hardware. Today, the company is finally bringing voice calling to WhatsApp users on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.  Continue reading “WhatsApp voice calling now available on Windows Phone”

Popcorn, Cricket and Robot Emoji headed to your phone as part of Unicode 8

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The emoji icons spotted on your phone’s keyboard are all part of an international standard that ensures that the icons are visible across devices and platforms. As part of Unicode 8, the Consortium has added 41 new emoji which cover a wide range of uses and emotions including a face with rolling eyes, a hugging face, taco, cheese and even a unicorn. Continue reading “Popcorn, Cricket and Robot Emoji headed to your phone as part of Unicode 8”

Windows 10 Mobile to be the new name for Windows Phone

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In yet another pivot, Microsoft has finally announced that it will rebrand Windows Phone as Windows 10 Mobile. This practically brings it full circle to the first effort that the company had made in the mobility space. Some of the earliest PDAs and smartphones out there were running on Windows Mobile which is based on the Windows CE kernel.  Continue reading “Windows 10 Mobile to be the new name for Windows Phone”

Microsoft Lumia 640 among first to get Windows 10 OS update later this year

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Microsoft Lumia 640 will be among the first Windows Phone devices to get Windows 10 update later this year, says Microsoft’s Scandinavian General Manager Ossi Korpela. Continue reading “Microsoft Lumia 640 among first to get Windows 10 OS update later this year”

Microsoft rolls out Contacts+Message backup app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has launched a new app that will let users to take backup of all your contacts and messages. Dubbed as Contacts+Message,the app stores contacts and messages to external SD card.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 Hands On

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the next generation of mid range products in the form of the Lumia 640 & 640 XL. Part of the strategy to boost sales and gain consumers in the mid-range, the phones focus on providing a compelling experience with value for money specifications. We spent some time with both the devices. Here’s our hands on and first impressions of the smaller of the lot, the Lumia 640.  Continue reading “Microsoft Lumia 640 Hands On”