Windows Phone isn’t setting the world alight just yet, but it continues to show signs of promise in the cheaper end of the smartphone market. Microsoft knows this. It’s why the first Windows Phone 8.1 device is a low-end Lumia 630. With Windows Phone still struggling to make a significant dent in a market full of Android handsets and iPhones, the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 are the first handsets designed to showcase the new 8.1 update an update that could improve things. This is even more…0
Microsoft’s first update to Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out to developers today. While it’s technically a developer release, anybody with a Windows Phone can register freely to install the update through Microsoft’s App Studio program. If you’re an App Studio participant then you won’t need to pay the $19 fee to be a Windows Phone developer, and you’ll still be able to get early access to Update 1.0
The HTC One M8 running Windows Phone is real, and you need only follow a Verizon URL to prove it. HTC hasn’t yet announced the rumored device, but a photo sitting right on Verizon’s servers seems to confirm that the phone is indeed coming and likely soon. WP Central‘s original report says the “One (M8) for Windows” will be available from Verizon on August 21st. Hardware-wise, it’s probably the same M8 that’s been running Android for a few months now, but this one’s clearly aimed at fans of Microsoft’s OS.
When reached by The Verge, HTC declined to comment on the photo’s authenticity. The company is hosting a press event on August 19th, and it’s likely we’ll hear confirmation of the new, aluminum-clad Windows Phone on that date. The…0