Ballmer: Windows Phones Selling 4X As Many This Year vs Last Year

We've yet to see numbers related to sales of Windows Phone 8 devices, but they appear to be brisk, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. Speaking to shareholders, Ballmer noted that Windows Phone devices are selling at four times the rate of the same time last year. With big pushes from AT&T for the Nokia Lumia 920 and Verizon's renewed commitment, the company appears to be … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo Plus’ Update To Include VPN Support, Assorted Fixes

Going by the code name 'Apollo Plus', an update to Windows Phone 8 is in the cards for sometime early next year, with a debut possible for Mobile World Congress. This is slated to be a point release, so it's likely we are looking at 8.0.1, rather than 8.1 or 8.5. While these sorts of releases are typically reserved for bug fixes, the Apollo Plus update is rumored to be … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7.8 Update Coming Soon?

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7.8 would bring many of the features of Windows Phone 8 to older devices. There is a growing frustration among those who have older devices, with little nothing coming out of Redmond about the release. Today they furnished TechCrunch with a vague statement. “We have made no further announcement on this but hope to share … [Read more...]