Microsoft Lumia 550 Review

Now that the excitement over the launch of Microsoft’s flagship devices, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL is over, it’s time to pay attention to the Lumia 550, the first low-end device launched by Microsoft running Windows 10. Microsoft has always delivered compelling budget smartphones at the entry level position and the Lumia 550 is… Continue reading Microsoft Lumia 550 Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review

Microsoft may be riding a high wave on the strength of its Windows operating system, Office suite, and Xbox gaming consoles, but when it comes to smartphone devices, they are not just lagging behind, but getting an astonishing amount of ridicule for their efforts thus far. Is all that about to change now that Microsoft… Continue reading Microsoft Lumia 950 Review

Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

There’s a great deal of competition as far as high end flagship phones go, but the entry level segments are rather mundane with Android phones dominating the market with their boring black or grey versions carrying outdated software. Microsoft is certainly hoping to draw in consumers who are tired of those jaded models and are… Continue reading Microsoft Lumia 640 Review

Waning iPhone Market Share Could Provide Opportunities for a Windows Phone Surge

When you’re contemplating buying a new smartphone, Windows Phone is not an option that immediately springs to mind. However, going by a statement from Microsoft as early as this Jan, it seems the device has been steadily making its way into more and more hands in as many as 24 different markets worldwide with over 14 markets claiming it to be the #2 smartphone operating system used. With flagship devices like the Nokia Lumia 928, 1020, and 1520, as well as affordable ones such as the Lumia 520, 625, and 1320, the prospects for Windows Phone to provide a stiff challenge to the superior iPhone certainly seems brighter.

Microsoft OneDrive now live!

A week ago or so we did a post about how Microsoft’s current (at the time) cloud server, SkyDrive, was getting a re-branding effort to be called OneDrive. Well, it is official! Microsoft OneDrive is now live for all users to use.

Windows Phone grows 104% in 2013

There is no real surprise that Windows Phone is basically in third place behind Android and iOS but that doesn’t mean it is doing bad itself. In fact based on recent reports from ABI Research we have now seen some great insight to how the Windows Phone is doing exactly.

Three classic Microsoft games now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

If you’ve used a PC with an older version of Windows, you most likely would have spent many enjoyable hours playing the card game Solitaire, the card matching game Mahjong, or the explosive puzzle game Minesweeper.

There’s good news now for Windows 8 PC users as well as Windows Phone 8 users as Microsoft has just announced that these popular games are now available on the Windows Store. They have obviously been redesigned for the new crop of gamers who love to compete with friends.