Microsoft cracks down on WP7 homebrew updates

A Windows Phone homebrew coder has axed a utility that attempted to install unreleased updates to WP7 devices.

Is Windows Phone 7 part of the holy mobile trinity?



A new report issued by Gartner projects that Windows Phone 7 will be part of the holy mobile trinity by 2013 - right behind industry heavyweights Android and iOS.

AT&T inflates 'early upgrade' fee for iPhone owners

It's becoming more and more expensive to own an iPhone.

Microsoft gives out Windows Phone 7 numbers "that matter"

The software giant doesn't think sales numbers matter.

Can Windows Phone 7 claim second place in smartphone race?

Sure, the future may be a little brighter for Windows Phone 7 now that Nokia is on board with the platform, but can Redmond’s mobile OS claim second place in the fast-paced smartphone race?

Bing site updated for Android and iPhone, not WP7

Microsoft's search engine just got a bit better for people who use one of the major mobile operating systems, but not for people who use Microsoft's own OS.

Windows Phone 7 finally adding 'cut and paste' update

After waiting for months, facing a delayed update, and struggling through a previous, buggy update, Windows Phone 7 users are finally getting the ability to 'cut and paste.'

Development of Nokia Windows phone begins

The first Nokia phone to run Windows Phone 7 instead of Nokia's long-running Symbian platform is reportedly already in development.

Report: Microsoft axes Zune media player

Oh Zune, we hardly knew ye. Wait, that isn't true - we knew you quite well, but obviously preferred Apple's iPod.

Microsoft delays WP7 cut and paste after update SNAFU

Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait even longer for simple cut and paste functionality as Redmond postpones a long-awaited platform update to the latter half of March.

Rumor: MS paying $1 billion to Nokia in phone deal

When the news broke that Nokia will be creating a new smartphone based on Windows Phone 7 instead its own first-party Symbian OS, many questioned why it would go with WP7 and not the more popular Android.

'Fixed' Windows Phone 7 update is failing again

Microsoft was in the middle of a firestorm last month after a software update caused numerous Windows Phone 7-equipped Samsung phones to become unusable. Microsoft pulled the update, fixed it, and released it again...but the problems aren't fully fixed.

Windows Phone 7 update fixed

Microsoft has re-released a software update for its Windows Phone 7 platform, after it had to yank it off line due to concerns it was breaking some devices.

WP7 update SNAFU will have long-term repercussions

Microsoft's first Windows Phone 7 update can hardly be termed a success. Just hours after Redmond rolled out the patch, multiple reports began trickling in about phones that had been frozen or bricked.

Windows Phone 7 update had a 10% fail rate

When Microsoft issued an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform, the last thing it wanted was for it to cause a headache to the loyal early adopters, but that's exactly what has happened to one-in-ten WP7 owners.

Microsoft pulls buggy Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft has taken down an update for all Samsung phones running Windows Phone 7. The update was supposed to improve performance and add new functionality, but instead it caused the phones to become glitchy and in some cases, unusable.

Acer wants a WP7 smartphone

Windows Phone 7 is quickly gaining momentum, with Nokia selecting the rapidly-evolving platform for its flagship mobile OS and analytics firms recording a 66% increase in WP7 app starts over recent weeks. So it comes as little surprise that Acer now wants a piece of Microsoft’s potentially lucrative WP7 pie.

Mobile app devs optimistic about Windows Phone 7

It seems as if enthusiasm for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform is finally picking up steam amongst mobile app developers. To be sure, Flurry Analytics tracked an impressive 66% increase in WP7 projects during the week leading up to the momentous agreement between Redmond and the Finnish-based Nokia.

Microsoft outlines Windows Phone 7 roadmap

Future versions of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will offer advanced integration with Kinect, true multitasking for third-party apps and a Web browser based on IE9.

Microsoft paid Nokia billions to ditch Symbian for WP7

Microsoft is apparently paying Nokia billions of dollars to ditch Symbian and MeeGo in favor of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system.