Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Cortana coming to Canada with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1

Microsoft Cortana

Microsoft today revealed new information about what we can expect in the first update to Windows Phone 8.1. Better known as Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, a preview version is coming to developers next week ahead of a general release “in the coming months.” While Microsoft Canada was hoping to have Cortana in time for the release of Windows Phone 8.1, […]

Cortana to be ready for Canada before Windows Phone 8.1 rolls out

Microsoft Cortana

One of the most exciting features that Microsoft unveiled when it announced Windows Phone 8.1 back at Build 2014 in early April was its new Cortana voice-based personal assistant. Many were quickly disappointed when Microsoft indicated that Cortana would initially launch only in the U.S. But there is good news today for Canada. Speaking today at the Canadian Telecom Summit, Microsoft […]

Rumours of upcoming Sony Windows Phone device resurface


Rumours that Sony would release a Windows Phone device have surfaced on a regular basis. They go back to July 2010 and Windows Phone 7 and most recently popped up again this year in early January following confirmation that Sony was talking to Microsoft about potentially using Windows Phone 8 for devices to launch in mid-2014. A tweet yesterday by […]

Nokia announces Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 update plans


Along with unveiling its new Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 smartphones which will all ship with Windows Phone 8.1 preloaded, Nokia today announced at Build 2014 that all existing Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will be updated to the new version of Microsoft’s operating system later this year. The update will be known as Lumia Cyan. Windows Phone 8.1 […]

Build 2014: Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Microsoft’s Build 2014 developer conference kicked off today and the company wasted no time introducing Windows Phone 8.1 at its first event keynote. Highlights of Windows Phone 8.1 include: New lockscreens New lockscreen designs developed with famed French Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn Start screen Setting for a denser layout with smaller tiles Background images New action center at the top […]

MWC 2014: Microsoft announces nine new Windows Phone hardware partners


Huawei was not the only company to get an early start on Mobile World Congress. Microsoft also today held a press conference. While it had no new devices to unveil, it did announce that it has added nine new Windows Phone hardware partners to “broaden the portfolio of devices for consumers and introduce new price points to accelerate growth in […]