All You Need to Know About Windows Phone 8
All You Need to Know About Windows Phone 8
The journey started way before the Windows Phone Summit in June 2012 but nevertheless, Windows Phone 8 has been sort of a fresh restart for the tech giant amidst fierce competition like Android and iOS. Unsurprisingly, the end of this year has sure been a busy period for Microsoft, with a total of four WP8 devices, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Windows Phone 8X by HTC and Windows Phone 8S by HTC, while the Samsung Ativ S is slated to be released by year end. If you are willing to wait up for more options, Huawei's WP8 device is said to be showcased at CES in January 2013. Alternatively, if you are looking for affordable options, there's the upcoming Nokia Lumia 620 to fall back upon.
All in all, the traction for WP8 devices is definitely picking up, given that the latest platform saw the additions of nifty hardware improvements including the introduction of multi-core support, NFC technology, microSD card support and new screen resolutions. Furthermore, unlike the WP7 era, we're now seeing much more variety of devices to cater to a wider audience range. This can only help Microsoft better improve its base and outreach with appropriate devices for each price bracket. To accompany the new devices and the new OS, the Windows Phone Marketplace is also picking up steam with over 125,000 apps available and thus building its credentials to provide a reasonable variety of apps for its users.
Hit the articles below for tips on which device to get, how to set up your new Windows Phone 8 device as well as follow our updates about the newest Windows Phone 8 device or app as we continually update this guide.
All About Windows Phone 8
NEWS / 09 Apr 2013
The Verge reports that Microsoft will be bringing support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors to Windows Phone 8 by end of the year.
REVIEW / 28 Mar 2013
The more affordable option of the two Windows Phone 8 (WP8) devices by HTC, the WP8S seems to be a decent midrange smartphone. How does it compare with the Nokia Lumia 820? Let's find out in this review.
NEWS / 01 Mar 2013
Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung ATIV S in Singapore, a smartphone based on the Windows Phone 8 platform. It will be available in Singapore from tomorrow, 2 March, at S$798, without contract.
NEWS / 26 Feb 2013
Nokia adds two new Windows Phone 8 device to their current Lumia portfolio. Joining the flagship Lumia 920 are the Nokia Lumia 720 and 520.
NEWS / 25 Jan 2013
Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has officially shot down rumors about the company's interest in developing Android smartphones, while taking a shot at the open-sourced operating system.
NEWS / 24 Jan 2013
With MWC 2013 coming up, Huawei has started sending out their press invites, one that states that the company will unveil “new products, performance goals and possibilities for the year ahead” at the event.
NEWS / 18 Jan 2013
ASUS is in talks with Microsoft to manufacture Windows Phone devices, and is considering using its PadFone concept for Windows 8.
NEWS / 17 Jan 2013
LG Electronics is aiming to sell about 75 million phones this year, of which 45 million will be smartphones and the other 30 million will be feature phones. The company is also developing smartphones that are running on Windows Phone 8.
NEWS / 04 Jan 2013
Nokia is said to be working on at least one flagship Lumia model which will sport a thinner and lighter aluminum chassis.
NEWS / 20 Dec 2012
HTC is said to have scrapped plans for a big screen Windows Phone 8 device due to the limitation of the mobile platform.
NEWS / 05 Dec 2012
Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 620, the third and most affordable in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones at the LeWeb 2012 event.
NEWS / 03 Dec 2012
For Windows Phone 8 users using the Rooms feature, you can still invite people on other platforms. However, since they can't see the shared calendar, photos, and notes in one centralized location, a few other apps are needed.
NEWS / 28 Nov 2012
Early adopters of Windows Phone 8 are reporting random reboots and battery issues on their devices. Both Nokia and HTC are aware of the problems and are working to resolve these issues.
NEWS / 27 Nov 2012
The Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will be available in the pentaband LTE variant from 8th December onwards at $899 and $699 respectively.
REVIEW / 25 Nov 2012
Although Nokia is Microsoft's major partner in delivering Windows Phone devices, the Redmond company chose the Windows Phone 8X by HTC as the signature device for its new mobile OS. We find out how it fares against the stiff competition in this review.