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WhatsApp may not work with older BlackBerry or Windows phones in 2018

It's nearly 2018 and WhatsApp has spoken about what is in and, more importantly, what is out. The popular messaging service determined that it will no longer support BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 and older.
Mobile

Poll: Windows Phone is finally dead, are you going to miss it?

This week Microsoft put the final nail in the Windows Phone's coffin, officially conceding the mobile marketplace to Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Was it ever a real competitor to iOS and Android?
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Tech’s grim reaper calls up Windows Phones, Sony set to revive Aibo robotic dog

RED tempts cinematographers with drool-worthy 8K video system, Windows Phones gets sunset notice, Sony to give robot Aibo dogs AI, maybe some fur this time around?
Mobile

Microsoft VP confesses Windows 10 Mobile is effectively finished

Microsoft has given up on Windows 10 Mobile, confessing it will no longer release new features for the software, or build new hardware. It will only support the operating system with basic updates for existing phone owners.
Mobile

Windows Phone 8.1 is officially dead as Microsoft ends support

Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Phone 8.1, the third iteration of the company's operating system built specifically for mobile that arrived on the scene in 2014.
Mobile

Microsoft CEO says the company's next smartphone will be incredibly futuristic

Microsoft's next smartphone might not look like any smartphone that has come before it. That is according to CEO Satya Nadella, who sat down with an NPR contributor for a revealing interview.
Gaming

'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' to cease updates on Windows Mobile phones

According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion.
Mobile

7 common Windows 10 Mobile problems, and what to do about them

Is your phone refusing to behave? Are you stuck with a mysterious error? We’ve tracked down some common Windows 10 Mobile problems and found potential solutions or workarounds to help you get on with your day.
Mobile

The best apps every Windows Phone user should have

Android and iOS may be the most prominent smartphone platforms, but they're not the only two available. Here are some of our favorite apps for Windows Phone, from must-haves like Facebook Messenger to several lesser-known bits of software.
Mobile

Microsoft is working on the 'ultimate mobile device,' says CEO Satya Nadella

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the company isn't done with smartphones just yet -- in fact, it's next attempts could be the "ultimate mobile device." It seems Microsoft wants to pave the way for a new generation of smartphones.
Mobile

Smartphones were the wedge between Ballmer and Gates

After dominating the operating system space, moving to hardware proved a bit problematic for Microsoft leadership, leading to the departure of Steve Ballmer. The former CEO also pushed for the Surface, which had a rocky start.
Mobile

Microsoft drops 100,000 apps from German and Italian Windows Stores

Due to a lack of updates, Microsoft has dropped 100,000 apps from the German and Italian Windows Store, further deepening the app gap between it and Apple and Android.
Mobile

Which smartphone OS wins 2016? Android Nougat vs. iOS 10 vs. Windows 10 Mobile

What’s the best smartphone platform of them all? We take a detailed look at the differences between the top three and try to pick a winner for various categories. Who will come out on top as we pit Android against iOS and Windows Phone?
Mobile

The largest police force in the U.S. shuns iOS and Android, goes with Windows Phones

According to a recent report, the New York Police Department equipped its officers with Windows Phones rather than iPhones or Android phones. The NYPD argues that Windows Phone is more secure and has better remote management.
Computing

Windows 10 Mobile reaches 14-percent share of Windows Phone market

Windows 10 Mobile seems to be gaining some traction, and has jumped to a 14-percent market share within the overall Windows Phone market. But that still puts it far behind iOS and Android.
Mobile

The canceled unicorn known as the Nokia McLaren gets its 15 minutes of fame

The McLaren, Microsoft's and Nokia's now-cancelled Windows Phone 8.1 handset, gets shown off in a new video. The phone utilized 3D Touch, which allows for a variety of gestures and other inputs.
Computing

1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018? We take that back, says Microsoft

Microsoft boldly predicted they'd have 1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018, but they're taking that back. Part of this is Windows Phone flopping, but growth also isn't quit as bit as expected.
Gaming

The Windows Phone subreddit is having an existential crisis over ‘Pokémon Go’

Once again, Windows Phone has been left out of another global app phenomenon -- 'Pokèmon Go'. Fans on the Windows Phone subreddit have been going through all the five stages of grief.