Windows Phone 7

iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

Android continues to rule the roost in the smartphone segment, in terms of sheer numbers at least, but Apple's iPhone 4S launch bucked the overall trend in Q4 2011 with huge demand almost outweighing new Android sales. The figures, collected by Nielsen, suggest over 46-percent of US smartphone owners use an Android device in the final quarter of 2011, compared to 30-percent using an iPhone. However, by December, almost 45-percent of new smartphone buyers opted for one of Apple's handsets.

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Is Skype the Windows Phone Wildcard?

Is Skype the Windows Phone Wildcard?

That Windows Phone lacks a Skype app is, like Apple's fixation on the word "Magical" and the rampant popularity of Justin Bieber, one of life's great conundra. Microsoft is desperately seeking "must have" apps to showcase its smartphone platform, and yet it already owns a VoIP company putting out what could legitimately be described as just that on iOS and Android. Delivering Skype for Windows Phone would certainly answer one great criticism of the OS, and cross a further reason off the wait-and-see list for many buyers. Still, it's the promised deeper integration of Skype into future iterations of Windows Phone, however, that could signal the turning point for the "third platform."

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AT&T Lumia 900 due March tips Nokia newsletter

AT&T Lumia 900 due March tips Nokia newsletter

The AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 will launch in March, according to Nokia's Developer Newsletter, which revealed the release schedule for the LTE Windows Phone despite both carrier and company staying mum about details this week at CES. "[Lumia 900] will become available exclusively through AT&T in March" the coder-targeted newsletter confirmed, far more specific than "the next few months" as Microsoft, Nokia and AT&T have committed to.

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LG signs patent deal: Microsoft collecting fees from 70% of Android OEMs

LG signs patent deal: Microsoft collecting fees from 70% of Android OEMs

LG has become the latest Android device manufacturer to ink a deal with Microsoft of patent licensing, as the software giant continues to leverage its IP portfolio to squeeze cash out of those using Google's platform. The agreement covers all of LG's tablets, phones and "other consumer devices" which run either Android or Chrome OS. LG is the eleventh Android and/or Chrome OS device manufacturer to concede to Microsoft's licensing terms, something the company is quick to crow about.

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Elop: Nokia smartphone sale rumors are tired and baseless

Elop: Nokia smartphone sale rumors are tired and baseless

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has denied reports that the Finnish company is set to sell its smartphone division to Microsoft, suggesting the speculation is the work of tech gossips running short on material. "The rumors are baseless, and some people who seem to enjoy generating rumors are running out of fresh material, so it seems to have come up again" Elop told PCMag, referring to - but not naming - critical mobile insider Eldar Murtazin, who has been primarily responsible for fueling the rumor-mill. In fact, Elop insists, "significant synergies" between Nokia's divisions mean a split simply wouldn't make sense.

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Nokia Lumia 900 AT&T LTE hands-on

Nokia Lumia 900 AT&T LTE hands-on

Earlier today Nokia and AT&T announced the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango 4G LTE handset in the Lumia 900. Not only is this a carrier exclusive for AT&T but it's also their very first LTE handset with Windows Phone 7. Here at CES SlashGear was able to snap a few photos of this sleek and beautiful handset, and a quick video. Head down after the break for all the details and video.

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