Of the two, the $199.99 Focus S is the higher-end handset, offering a larger and sharper 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, the Focus … Read more
America's first "4G" Windows phone is right around the corner. AT&T recently announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Focus S, which will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network (not AT&T's 4G LTE).
Starting November 6, you'll be able to pick up the higher-end Focus S for $199.99, along with the budget and Samsung Focus Flash for just $49.99. Both require a new two-year contract and a minimum $15-per-month data plan. … Read more
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Mere hours after Nokia launched the Lumia 800 and its lower-end sibling, the Lumia 710, in London, we headed on over to the Nokia offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., to get a hands-on look at the new devices for ourselves. (Read Jessica Dolcourt's take on the Nokia Lumia 710 here.)
If the Nokia Lumia 800 looks at all familiar to you, you might be thinking of the Nokia N9. Indeed, the hardware looks remarkably similar, with its unibody polycarbonite shell. As our colleague Jessica Dolcourt said, … Read more
T-Mobile has released pricing and availability of the HTC Radar 4G via its Facebook page--it is slated to be $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year service agreement, and will be available starting November 2.
As the "4G" moniker suggests, the Radar will be compatible with T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. It has a sleek unibody aluminium design, a 3.8-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a VGA camera on the front, and 8GB of internal memory. The Radar 4G will be T-Mobile's first handset to run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
Microsoft's Mango update is now fully ripe and available for almost all Windows Phone users.
The company confirmed yesterday via its Windows Phone blog that it's now made Mango available to "nearly everyone in the current delivery pool," meaning that is being delivered across most of the major carriers in the U.S. and abroad.
As one example, Microsoft said it's now deploying Mango to LG Optimus 7 phones carried by Telefonica in Spain.
The company acknowledged that some carriers are still testing the update for a few phones but promised … Read more
Mango may have been bitten by its first big bug.
Users who have upgraded to the version 7.5 of Microsoft's Windows Phone are complaining that their keyboards randomly disappear or fail to appear when needed. Both Twitter and the XDA Developers forum have received a swarm of messages from Mango users reporting the glitch.
Apparently, people will either touch the input field only to find that the keyboard fails to pop up or be typing an e-mail or IM or other text, and the keyboard will suddenly vanish. The issue appears to be affecting a fair number of … Read more
Our own Bonnie Cha had the chance to look over the HTC Titan and the HTC Radar a few months ago, but it wasn't until CTIA in San Diego that we had a chance to get proper First Look videos of them both.
Well, now here they are! Check them out to see if these Windows Phones are to your taste.
Hurtling a couple of digs against Apple and Android, Windows Phone chief Andy Lees is naturally playing up the ripeness of Microsoft's Mango with a variety of phones expected for the holiday season.
Speaking with The Seattle Times yesterday, Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, said he believes Apple missed an opportunity with the iPhone 4S. Comparing the new iPhone with Mango-enabled Windows Phone devices, Lees expressed surprise that Apple didn't give consumers more choice in terms of the hardware.
Those consumers apparently don't see eye-to-eye with Lees. This morning, Apple announced that it logged … Read more
Welcome to our first Buzz Out Loud Weekly, which is, ironically, our third show this week! It's a stair-step approach, really. We're recapping and analyzing Amazon's Kindle conflagration, wondering what the new iPhone 5 will look like and whether hidden retail skus do indeed point to a cheaper model, and pondering where to get free coffee on this, National Coffee Day. Plus, your calls and letters -- keep them coming!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more