HP Elite x3 Windows phone/desktop hits the FCC

The HP Elite x3 is a smartphone that you can also use as a desktop computer. It runs Windows 10 Mobile software and supports Microsoft’s Continuum for phone software that lets you connect a keyboard, mouse, and external display to run some apps in desktop mode. But HP is targeting enterprise users: in addition to […]

Tap to pay comes to Windows phones (for Windows Insiders)

Over the past few years we’ve seen a growing number of smartphones that support mobile payments, allowing you to tap your phone against a payment system at the cash register without taking cash or a credit card out of your wallet. Apple’s recent iPhones support Apple Pay. Samsung devices feature Samsung Pay. And a number […]

Microsoft “streamlines” smartphone hardware business to focus on enterprise market

Microsoft has been making smartphone operating systems for just about as long as anyone, and the company started selling its own hardware under the Lumia brand after acquiring Nokia in 2014. But Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market and Gartner estimates that Windows had a market share of just about 1 percent last […]

Windows 10 now supports smaller screens (and Win10 Mobile supports bigger ones)

Microsoft has updated its Windows 10 hardware requirements in a few surprising ways. When the operating system launched last summer, Microsoft released hardware requirements stating that the desktop version of Windows 10 would be able to run on devices with 8 inch or larger screens, and that if you wanted a smaller device, you should opt […]

Moly PcPhone: Mid-range phone with Windows 10 Continuum

One of the most interesting features in Windows 10 Mobile is the ability to connect some smartphones to an external display to run some apps in a desktop-style mode. Microsoft calls this feature Continuum for Phone, and two of the first phones to support it were Microsoft’s own Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. While […]

Unofficial Windows 10 Mobile for Surface RT (is a work in progress)

When Microsoft launched Windows 8, the company also released a version of the operating system designed to run on devices with ARM-based processors. Windows RT debuted on the Microsoft RT tablet, but it wasn’t widely adopted by other computer makers and after launching the Surface 2 tablet with Windows RT software, Microsoft has pretty much […]

Microsoft Lumia phone sales plummet

There aren’t a lot of companies offering smartphones running Windows software these days… and it looks like there aren’t a lot of people buying them either. In its latest SEC filing, Microsoft revealed that it sold only 2.3 million Lumia phones in the most recent quarter, down from 8.6 million during the same period a […]

Did Microsoft just confirm unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip?

The first phones with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor may have just started shipping, but it looks like a new Snapdragon 830 chip is on the way. And while it’s likely we’ll see plenty of Android smartphones featuring the next-gen chip in 2017, it looks like we may also see Snapdragon 830-powered Windows 10 phones. A Microsoft […]

Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 phone with Continuum is now shipping (in Europe)

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, Windows 10 software, and support for Microsoft’s Continuum feature which lets you connect the phone to a keyboard, mouse, and display to run (some) desktop-style apps. It’s one of the first phones from a company other than Microsoft to support Windows 10’s […]

Windows 10 Mobile update rolls out for some older phones

Microsoft started shipping a handful of smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile software in late 2015. But now the company is finally rolling out Windows 10 as an update for some phones that shipped with earlier versions of Windows Phone software. That includes a number of Microsoft Lumia smartphones, and a handful of phones from other […]