HTC announcement Sep...

It’s been a pretty busy week! And sometimes we can get caught up with all the news and, leaving some stuff un-posted. But here’s what we missed this week thus far. HTC has announced it will have an event take place on September 1st where it reportedly plans to unveil not one, but...

Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October: What that means for Windows Phone Aug23

Sprint to sell iPhon...

“Sprint to land Apple’s iPhone” When I read this headline on ZDnet.com my first reaction was a negative one. The impulse of dread that another of the top four U.S. carriers was now in the fold of the iPhone 4 or 5’s release window this year dampened my positive outlook...

Zune services expand...

Microsoft has finally updated their available services in a BIG way today as they announced the new version of the Zune software 4.8 in preparation for Mango. Zune HD player is still only available in Canada and the United States but the Zune Marketplace made a large leap forward into more...

Microsoft patents Me...

A big win for Microsoft’s Windows Phone division this week as they secured a patent for their Metro interface. More specifically, their standout: “panoramic UI.” This is a very smart move considering the shift that Microsoft is making into a more consistent experience across...

Microsoft offering w...

Director of Windows Phone Apps (and Zunited-proclaimed Windows Phone warrior as of now!) Brandon Watson is not backing down. Next on his list to shift focus to Windows Phone: offering webOS developers the tools they need to be successful on Microsoft’s mobile platform. “To any...

Molly Wood’s W...

Dilbert creator Scott Adams chose Windows Phone as the victor against iPhone and Android, but Molly Wood isn’t exactly as adoring of the operating system. Her verdict is out. “It’s kind of on the friendship ladder. I like [Windows Phone], but I don’t love it,”...

LA Clippers’ B...

You may have seen that Director of Windows Phone Apps Brandon Watson asked an aggravated-with-his-iPhone Blake Griffin if he wanted to try out a Windows Phone on Twitter, but what we missed was that Griffin accepted the challenge. He now joins the ranks of Dilbert creator Scott Adams and...

New job posting sugg...

Microsoft could finally be taking steps to integrate the smaller of its three screens: phone and computer. A new job posting, spotted by WMPowerUser, filed by Microsoft looking for a software engineer to join the Windows Phone team suggests just that. “We are building connections...

Microsoft takes on G...

Microsoft, via Bing, announced yesterday that it has decided to get in the location services game with a new application for Windows Phone, titled We’re In. The applications allows you to share your location with friends and family. “We’re In makes organizing get-togethers,...

Microsoft: Windows 8...

Microsoft all but explicitly stated they will be offering public test copies of Windows 8 in an “easy” and non-secret manner. At least, that’s what the company’s official Windows 8 BUILD conference Twitter profile is stating. First spotted by WinRumors, the Twitter...

Dell Venue Pro recom...

This is a small win for Windows Phone, an article running on appolicoius.com (associated with Yahoo! News) is showcasing the best phones, in their opinion, for different types of users. The user they tackle first is the business user, and what they recommend for them is the Dell Venue Pro....

AT&T ‘str...

AT&T is poised to remove the individual $10 per month text messaging plan it currently provides, for 1,000 messages in and out, on Sunday, August 21st. The news was first reported by Engadget which received a screenshot of an upcoming AT&T policy which showed the company would only...

‘Dilbert’...

Director of Windows Phone Apps Brandon Watson recently offered Dilbert creator Scott Adams and CNET’s Molly Wood to take on the Windows Phone Challenge: both were frustrated by their Android phones, so Watson gave them a device and if they didn’t like it he would donate $1,000 to...

New Xbox Dashboard l...

The Xbox fall dashboard has leaked and it contains a few surprises the public wasn’t already aware of. For one, Skype integration will be readily available on the dashboard, though it wasn’t exactly specified how it will work for multiple parties. Skype as of now doesn’t...

Report: Microsoft wa...

Google announced it had entered in a definitive agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion this morning, but reports are claiming that Microsoft wanted to buy the company as well. GigaOM reports that the software company was in talks with Motorola to acquire the company....

Motorola Windows Pho...

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha may be open to switching his focus from Android to Windows Phone, but we’re guessing Google isn’t exactly okay with that strategy. Neither will whoever takes over Motorola Mobility, as Google is poised to acquire the company for a very cool $12.5 billion,...

Windows Phone App Showcase: Brain Cube Aug13

Windows Phone App Sh...

The element of surprise is amazing. Having something fall on your lap and unexpectedly delight you is something that isn’t as prevalent in this day and age. Knowing things in advance is something that you get used to when you’re connected to a wired life. So it’s a treat...

Joe Belfiore calls S...

Yesterday, Zunited updated about a report from Pocket-lint that claimed Windows Phone 7.5, also known as Mango, would be released on September 1st. The report, however, did not indicate if that was a software launch or a launch of a Mango device. Though, that could be neither here nor there;...

Xbox 360 will transi...

“If you really love the idea of a glossy console: don’t wait much longer.” Those are words from a blog post update on Larry Hryb’s Major Nelson website, that’s because starting soon — very — Microsoft will be transitioning all Xbox 360 S consoles from their...

Xbox LIVE Rewards gl...

Some Xbox LIVE users started noticing that Microsoft was adding extra Points to their accounts out of nowhere on Thursday. These users saw increases in the thousands to their accounts sporadically. It all began with Xbox user bentleyma who started a thread on the official Xbox Forum after he...

Report: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to launch September 1st Aug11

Report: Windows Phon...

Windows Phone 7.5, codename Mango, will launch starting September 1st according to a report by Pocket-lint. Though it’s no surprise, and keep in mind that this isn’t a confirmation either, since rumors began circulating of a September release and an accidental confirmation on...

Motorola ‘comp...

During an appearance Tuesday at Oppenheimer’s Technology & Communications Conference in Boston, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said he “is completely open” to creating a relationship with Microsoft and Windows Phone despite the patent battles both companies have been fighting...

HTC enters exclusive...

HTC is poised to make an announcement on Thursday about an exclusive partnership the company has entered into with Beats Audio. Though the details were scarce when word of the announcement hit, HTC CEO Peter Chou spoke of it with AllThingsD. Beats already has a partnership with HP, where the...

Is Windows Phone Tan...

We have previously reported about Tango: it is the reported intermittent release between Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Windows Phone 8 (Apollo), believed to make its debut in spring and was rumored to have Nokia-exclusive features. Well, it appears it may actually be an operating system...

Google regains marke...

Last month, Google took a slight hit in market share as it fell from a massive 66.1 % to a still massive 65.2 % from November of last year to July of this year. All the while Google was dropping slightly, Bing was picking up a lot of slack by growing from 11.8% to 14.4% from November to July....