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Windows Phone 8 ported to the HTC HD2 (the phone that won’t die)

The HTC HD2 was released in 2009 as one of the most powerful phones ever to ship with Windows Mobile 6.5. Unfortunately HTC and Microsoft never released Windows Phone 7 for the HD2… but that hasn’t stopped hackers from porting WP 7, WP 7.5, and even MeeGo, Ubuntu, and Google Android to run on the handset. […]

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Windows Phone 7.8 could be coming this week… or maybe never

When Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 8 this summer, the company made it clear that the new operating system wouldn’t run on any handsets that had already been shipped. But Microsoft did promise one more major update to Windows Phone 7, which would bring users the new and improved home screen. And then nothing happened. Now […]

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ZTE’s new Windows Phone may have a 5.9 inch, 1080p display

Chinese device maker ZTE may be preparing to launch a new smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. There’s nothing unusual about that… until you get a look at the phone itself. It reportedly has a 5.9 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display. CNBeta reports ZTE’s marketing chief posted a photo and some details on […]

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Windows Phone 8 handsets ship first weekend in November, here’s what’s new

Microsoft has announced that the first smartphones running Windows Phone 8 will ship this coming weekend. Phones from Nokia, Samsung, HTC will be available from US carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. At first glance, Windows Phone 8 looks a lot like Windows Phone 7. Both are defined by the colorful, customizable live tiles on […]

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HTC introduces Windows Phone 8X, 8S smartphones

HTC has unveiled its first two handsets that will ship with Windows Phone 8 software. The HTC 8X is the company’s premium offering, while the 8S is a more affordable model with slightly less impressive hardware. Both phones should be available in 50 markets starting in November. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will […]

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Meet Nokia’s first Windows Phones: The Lumia 800, Lumia 710

Nokia has introduced its first two smartphones to run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system. The Nokia Lumia 800 is a high-end phone that will sell for about $585 without a contract in Europe, while the Nokia 710 is a less expensive model that’s expected to sell for around $375. While Nokia still sells more […]