The Lumia 521 went on sale on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) last week, and has already sold out, according to Reuters . The device highlights attempts by Windows Phone proponents to take the smartphone platform mainstream.
Microsoft is asking Windows Phone users to test drive a new beta version of its official Facebook application.
Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul will introduce a revamped "flat" user interface that eliminates longtime iOS design hallmarks like gloss, shine and skeuomorphism, 9to5Mac reports.
Google's $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was premised, in part, on giving Android licensees protection from patent litigation via the shield of Motorola's more than 17,000 patents--but so far that has not worked out that well for Google or its licensees.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Tumblr is rolling out a native application for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system, complementing its existing mobile social networking apps for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
An updated version of Facebook for Microsoft's Windows Phone promises to solve an issue triggering crashes for many users.
Microsoft speared another big whale in its long-running patent battle against Google's Android platform by getting Hon Hai, parent of electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, to agree to license Microsoft's patents for devices running the Android and Chrome OS.
Netflix has had enough of Microsoft's Silverlight media player and is replacing it with three HTML5 extensions--Media Source, Encrypted Media and Web Cryptography API--in an effort, it said, to smooth the video browsing experience by sublimating the need for plug-ins.
IPTV is now only a fraction of what service providers are delivering across their networks. As technology and consumer preferences change, is the term "IPTV" approaching the point where it will be about as accurate as the old "CATV?"