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Windows Phone

One of the centrepieces of the new Surface 3 tablet  is its active pen, which features a button which can turn the device on, activate OneNote and even take a screen shot to annotate. It can even fire the camera when the button was presses. The pen also has 256 levels of pressure and a screen feel just like an…

Apps

The GDR3 update of Windows Phone has finally arrived and with that Microsoft has finally allowed OEMs to release Windows Phone devices with quad-core system-on-chips and 1080p displays. But other than a third column of live tiles on the homescreen the operating system doesn’t seem to offer that much more for owners of wp phablets (there are two such phablets…

new device

Many people, including ourselves, have been disappointed  by the minimal adaptations Microsoft has made to Windows Phone to support large screens. AllAboutWindowsPhone have posted a video demonstrated the changes side by side with the Nokia Lumia 925, and while it is true that most screens only show slightly more content, there are also improvements in legibility of small text due…

new device

PhoneArena have posted a comprehensive competitive review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 vs the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. They found the Nokia Lumia 1520 looks better, but the Note 3 has more features such as an IR Blaster and S-pen. In addition the user interface is better adapted to the larger screen on the Note 3, including being able to…

microsoft

We wrote earlier about the possibility of Windows Phone and Windows RT merging to address the need for a easy to use, long battery life, fool proof and differentiated mobile tablet operating system from Microsoft. A move towards this has been the push to ever larger Windows Phones, and in a blog post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog Microsoft…

news

At the the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference during a Q&A session on February 13 Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft was ready to respond to the direction the market was moving when it came to form factors. When asked about Microsoft’s plans to address the tablet and phone market with device form factors ranging…