Nokia debuts Lumia 1020 with 41MP camera, available July 26 for $299 on AT&T

Nokia today officially unveiled its new Lumia 1020, complete with an impressive 41-megapixel — yes, 41-megapixel — camera. The obvious draw for Nokia’s newest device is the PureView 808 camera, which features optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, a xenon flash and the ability to capture 34 and 38 megapixel-photos in 16:9 or 4:3. The device also… Read More


Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile on July 17 for $49 down

As part of many big moves being made today, T-Mobile announced details for the Nokia Lumia 925, its first 4G LTE Windows Phone. Available only on T-Mobile’s network, the Lumia 925 will be available July 17 for $49.99 down with 24 monthly device payments as part of T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” plan. Nokia unveiled the Lumia 925 at a May… Read More

DONE!  3rd Marathon in 3 Countries in 6 months!  WOO HOO!

Microsoft exec releases pics from ‘secret’ Nokia Lumia 1020 into the wild

Completing a marathon is problem enough to make you forget the smartphone in your pocket is a model that hasn’t been announced yet. I can’t say I’ve ever been in that situation, but given some new Flickr photos, it seems conceivable. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Vice President for Windows Phone Program Management and Design, just completed his… Read More


Here it is: GeekWire’s new app for Windows Phone 8

For the past six months, I’ve been using Microsoft’s Windows Phone and documenting the highs and lows here on GeekWire, experiencing first-hand the challenges and opportunities faced by Microsoft in the smartphone market. So I’m pleased to announce the arrival of a Windows Phone 8 app from my favorite technology news site. Yes, GeekWire now… Read More


Age of Empires on the iPad? Microsoft reportedly bringing its games to iPhone, Android

Japan-based news outlet Nikkei just reported that Microsoft will bring its first-party Xbox and PC games to the iPhone, as well as Android smartphones. First spotted by Reuters, Nikkei reports that Microsoft will partner with Japanese game-maker Klab to bring games like “Age of the Empires” to smartphones sometime in fiscal year 2013. Klab has already… Read More


Microsoft Kin resurfaces, selling for $25 on deals site

Remember the Kin, the ill-fated phone from Microsoft? Its life was so short — roughly two months in the spring of 2010 — that you can be forgiven if you don’t. And Microsoft would certainly like to forget. But it’s back as of today, available for $25 through the website Apparently the demand was… Read More


Windows Phone gets new Shazam app with Start screen song tagging

Shazam is rolling out a redesigned Windows Phone app with features including the ability to start identifying songs directly from the Start screen, using the operating system’s Live Tile feature. The app, which recognizes music out of the air, is already a longstanding staple on other smartphones. The new release is part of Microsoft’s effort… Read More


Take a picture with your voice? Microsoft wants a patent on it

Tired of using a timer to snap a picture? Microsoft has a solution for you. Well, it’s not a particularly original solution, at least not at this point. But the company is hoping to patent the approach. A newly surfaced patent application, first reported by Patent Bolt, describes a method for “voice-controlled camera operations,” in… Read More


PHOTO: Come on, where’s the love for Windows Phone?

Windows Phone just can’t catch a break, it seems. The ad above, for the popular TuneIn radio app, is appearing as part of a big transit campaign in the Seattle region, a.k.a. Microsoft’s backyard. There happens to be a very nice version of TuneIn available for Microsoft’s Windows Phone. But you wouldn’t know it based… Read More

Terry Myerson

Windows Phone exec throws cold water on rumors of Microsoft phone

The Microsoft executive who leads the company’s Windows Phone group, this morning came very close to outright denying any plans by Microsoft to come out with its own smartphone hardware, despite past reports that it was moving in that direction. Speaking at the All Things D “Dive Into Mobile” conference, Microsoft corporate vice president Terry Myerson… Read More


Report: Lumia 920 rises to top of Windows Phone market

Nokia’s Lumia 920 is now the most widely used Windows Phone device, reaching 14 percent of usage, and Nokia is by far the biggest maker of Windows Phones, with upwards of 80 percent of the market for Microsoft-powered devices. That’s the word from AdDuplex, an app-promotion service for Windows Phone and Windows 8, drawing from its latest… Read More


Microsoft pokes at Facebook, says new ‘Home’ is like Windows Phone in 2011

Microsoft is a longtime Facebook partner and investor, but that isn’t stopping the Redmond company from making some jabs over Facebook’s choice of Android for its new “Home” user interface — a replacement home screen centered around the user’s social network and friends. In a post this morning, Microsoft communications chief Frank Shaw says he… Read More


Microsoft’s Windows Phone getting faster speech input

One of the difficult parts about shifting from iPhone to Windows Phone has been giving up the (near) real-time speech recognition that Google has been offering as part of its native iOS search app. The feature was impressive enough to make the updated Google app for iPhone and iPad our App of the Week last… Read More