Microsoft Surface Mobile: A Windows phone with pen and projector?

Windows phones may have a nearly insignificant market share at this point, but Microsoft’s Windows software still dominates the desktop and notebook PC space. So while it seems likely that Android and iOS will continue to rule the smartphone space for a while, Microsoft may be planning for a future where the things we call […]

Windows CShell unifies the desktop, tablet, phone user interface

Microsoft’s Windows operating systems for phones, PCs, Xbox, and even Hololens share a lot of DNA under the hood. But going from a Windows notebook to a Windows phone isn’t entirely seamless, since there are some key differences in the user interface. But Microsoft is working on a new “shell” that would basically bring the […]

Would you buy a $300 Windows Phone with Continuum support? (Cerulean Moment hits Indiegogo)

Microsoft may be continuing to crank out updates to its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but there are only a handful of phones that actually run the software at this point, and soon Microsoft will even begin selling Android phones that run some Microsoft apps. So is there really any demand for new Windows phones? Or […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone may support external displays with desktop mode

This may be the year that using your smartphone as if it were a desktop PC goes mainstream. Or at least that’s what a few different companies seem to be hoping. The makers of Remix OS have announced that they’re bringing their custom version of Android to smartphones… and supporting a feature called Singularity that […]

Rumor: Windows 10 will add x86 emulation on ARM64 chips in late 2017

One of the best reasons to consider a Windows smartphone like the Lumia 950 or HP Elite x3 is the Continuum for Phone feature, which allows you to connect a keyboard, mouse, and display and use your phone like a desktop PC. But right now there’s one major problem: you can’t run Windows programs developed […]

Dell’s cancelled Windows phone with Intel chip revealed (leaks)

Microsoft’s Continuum for phone software lets you connect a phone like the HP Elite x3 or Microsoft Lumia 950 to a keyboard, mouse and display and use the phone like a laptop or desktop. But there are some major limitations: you can only run Universal Windows Platform apps, which rules out the vast majority of […]

HP Elite x3 smartphone sells for $699 without the desktop dock ($100 off)

The HP Elite x3 is the most powerful Windows smartphone to date… but it’s also the most expensive, thanks to a $799 price tag. That price includes a desktop docking station though. So how much would you save if you bought the phone without the dock? About $100. Windows Central notes that the HP Elite x3 […]

Microsoft now selling HP Elite x3 for $799 (or other Windows phones for far less)

The Microsoft Store is now selling the HP Elite x3 for $799. With a 6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a fingerprint reader, and iris recognition, it’s the most powerful Windows smartphone to date. But it’s also one of the most expensive. […]

Multi-window support coming to Windows 10’s Continuum for phone

Microsoft’s Continuum for phone feature sounds awesome on paper: connect your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone to a display, mouse, and keyboard and you can use it like a desktop PC. In practice, though, the feature has some serious limitations. Only some phones can handle it. Only Windows Store apps are supported. And apps can only […]

Hands-on with the HP Elite x3 smartphone + desktop and notebook docks

The HP Elite x3 is one of the most powerful Windows smartphones to date. It has a 6 inch, high-resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. But what really makes this phone stand out is that it’s designed to work not only as a mobile phone, but also as […]