Microsoft sold 13.8 million Lumia phones last year

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Windows software for smartphones has a relatively tiny market share. But the same week that Apple is trumpeting the sale of its billionth iPhone, Microsoft has released financial documents showing that the company sold just 13.8 million Lumia phones in 2016… and just about 1.2 million in the last quarter. The […]

HP Elite x3 smartphone coming August 29th for $699 and up

As expected, HP’s Elite x3 smartphone will be available in the US soon. But it has a somewhat lower starting price than had been anticipated. The HP Elite x3 is a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with top-tier specs and support for Microsoft’s Continuum for phone software, allowing you to use the phone like a desktop computer […]

Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 phone now available for $649 (including dock, keyboard, and mouse)

Acer’s Liquid Jade Primo is a Windows 10 smartphone with support for Continuum software, allowing you to connect it to an external display and run some apps in desktop mode. The smartphone made its debut at CES in January, but the phone didn’t start shipping until April… and that was a European launch. Now the […]

Lenovo launches a Windows 10 smartphone (in Japan)

There aren’t a lot of companies making Windows smartphones anymore, but the list just got a little longer. Lenovo has introduced its first phone powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile operating system. The phone will be available through Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, which helps explain the phone’s name: SoftBank 503LV. Lenovo and SoftBank are positioning the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Windows Phone Internals opens door for root, custom ROMs on Lumia phones

Some folks like to hack their smartphones to add support for apps and features that wouldn’t otherwise be available. That’s why there’s a community of iOS users that jailbreak their devices (or find new ways to do so), and a huge community of Android users rooting their phones and tablets, unlocking bootloaders, and installing custom […]

Reports: Windows Phone market share is falling fast

Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, followed by iOS. Windows comes in a distant third, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon… unless Windows movies further down the ladder. According to a new report from Gartner, about 3 percent of all smartphones sold during the third quarter of […]

Acer’s Jade Primo could launch in December for about $400 (Windows phone with desktop features)

The Acer Jade Primo is a smartphone designed to run Windows 10 software. It’s also one of the first phones that’s expected to support Microsoft’s Continuum for phone feature. This lets you connect an external keyboard, mouse, and display to use your phone like a desktop computer. Microsoft has two Lumia phones with support for […]

Lumia 550 leaks show off Microsoft’s next entry-level phone

Microsoft is expected to launch two high-end smartphones in October. They should have high-resolution displays, speedy processors, and some nifty features including the ability to act (a little) like a desktop PC when you connect a mouse, keyboard and touchpad. But what about folks that don’t want to pay top dollar for a smartphone that […]