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    It’s not Star Wars, but the battle scenes are just as epic . Our popular Windows Phone Challenge video series, which pits Windows Phone 8 against other well-known smartphones, is back on the big screen. From now through March 28, look for new content playing at top theater chains nationwide...
  • Blog Post: Get ready to “Meet Your Match” with Windows Phone

    About a year ago at CES we kicked off Smoked by Windows Phone , and since then, we’ve run over 250,000 challenges in 54 countries, and the videos of these good-natured smackdowns have been watched more than 70 million times. Smoked gave people concrete evidence why Windows Phone was better than their...
  • Blog Post: It’s official: The Nokia Lumia 920 & 820 are coming to AT&T

    AT&T just made an announcement that’s bound to make many of you very, very happy – the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are officially part of the carrier’s fall lineup. You’re going to be able to get the Lumia 920 in-store in Red, Black and White, and through direct order (i.e., online) in Yellow and Cyan...
  • Blog Post: Win an HTC TITAN & other great stuff in the “Big Box of Awesome” Sweepstakes!

    Back in April, the Microsoft Facebook page held a sweepstakes with a great collection of consumer technology called The Big Box of Awesome.  Well, it’s back - and it’s bigger and awesomer than ever! Head over to the Microsoft Facebook Page and enter the contest – if you win, you’ll take home a brand...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Windows Phone 7.5’s Web Marketplace. And a surprise new feature!

    The big day is finally here! As Eric noted this morning, we’re officially rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 (which many of you know better as Mango) worldwide through our mobile operator partners. While many of 7.5’s killer new features like Bing Vision, Threads, Groups and the new IE9 have been on display...
  • Blog Post: I’ve got $100 that says your smartphone will get #smokedbywindowsphone

    In the tech world, words like “fastest” and “easiest” are thrown around a lot. If you follow my tweets you’ve probably even heard me use them to describe Windows Phone. But those words mean very little if you’re not prepared to back them up. This year at CES, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing – by putting...
  • Blog Post: New Smoked by Windows Phone ads start today!

    Over the last few months “Smoked by Windows Phone” has been a huge success —we’ve seen over 25,000,000 views of our videos and digital ads and run more than 150,000 in-person challenges in 45 countries worldwide. Those are some pretty big numbers. So we thought “Why stop there?” Today I’m proud to lift...
  • Blog Post: PHOTOS & VIDEO: The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC

    First Samsung unveiled the ATIV S . Then Nokia lifted the curtain on the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 . Today, HTC is introducing their flagship Windows Phone, the 4.3-inch, brightly colored unibody Windows Phone 8X and the 4-inch, uniquely two-toned Windows Phone 8S, both of which come with Beats Audio....
  • Blog Post: Live from Nokia World 2011: Nokia EVP Jo Harlow explains why Windows Phone is “Easier, faster, and a hell of a lot more fun”

    This afternoon I had a chance to sit down with Nokia’s EVP of Smart Devices Jo Harlow .  We talked about the day’s news, but more importantly, why today’s announcement matters to consumers.  It was very interesting to get her take on why Nokia Windows Phones are exactly what customers have...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Hands on with Windows Phone 7.8’s amazing new Start Screen

    Yesterday I snuck over to the engineering building and “borrowed” a Nokia Lumia 900 running a VERY early build of Windows Phone 7.8, so I could shoot a video of the amazing new Start Screen. It’s pretty awesome; being able to resize tiles to S/M/L gives a whole new dimension – no pun intended – to personalization...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Samsung Focus 2: LTE and beautiful design for only $49.99

    One of the most popular Windows Phone devices of all time is the original Samsung Focus , and for good reason - it was fast, sleek, had a killer Super AMOLED screen, and got great battery life. Since then, Samsung’s released two really great devices in the small-but-sturdy Focus Flash and the thinner...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Windows Phone wins 88% of #smokedbywindowsphone challenges at CES 2012!

    #smokedbywindowsphone is a wrap at CES 2012, and it was a raging success!   Thousands of people (yes, we had crowds watching the challenges happen) saw first hand why Windows Phone connects them to the stuff and people they care about faster and easier than other smartphones.  We gave...
  • Blog Post: Nokia’s First Two Windows Phones Are Here. And They’re Awesome.

    Just a few minutes ago, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop wrapped up his keynote address at Nokia World 2011 , where he unveiled Nokia’s first two Windows Phones, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710 . Having seen (and touched) them both myself, I can tell you first hand that they’re amazing...
  • Blog Post: Live from Nokia World 2011: Demo of the Xbox Companion App

    A few weeks back I told you about the Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone , a handy (and free!) utility that let you find, learn more about and control content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace on your Xbox 360 straight from your Windows Phone.  Today on the floor at Nokia World the Xbox team was showing...
  • Blog Post: Live at Nokia World 2011: Nokia Music makes music personal & portable

    If you love music, you’re going to love Nokia Music for Windows Phone.  It takes the things that you already love about Zune – millions of tracks to download, personalization, and great audio quality – and extends it to make your music experience even better.    Mark Wheatly, Nokia...
  • Blog Post: Here are the winners of our 25 Phone Giveaway. And a chance to win a Windows Phone a month, every month!

    UPDATE :  It was pointed out to me that winner #2 and #11 are the same guy – good tweeting @mattymorgs ! – so I’m giving the #11 phone to @unwiredmedic who pointed it out! UPDATE #2:   I am a bad proofreader and clearly need a better tracking system!  @TGProf also was listed twice, so...
  • Blog Post: Live at Nokia World 2011: Nokia Drive gets you where you need to go

    One of Nokia’s big announcements today was the introduction of Nokia Drive , Nokia’s proprietary voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation tool.  I got a demo from Adrian, a Nokia Drive Product Manager, and he showed me the ins and outs of Nokia Drive and why it’s looking like it will be a really handy...
  • Blog Post: “Smoked by Windows Phone” rolls in to San Diego

    We’re through two days of challenges at the South Coast and Mission Viejo Microsoft Stores, and Windows Phone is sporting a 37-0 record against some of the best smartphones in the business.  We’ve taken on the iPhone 3G, 4 and 4s, along with a huge spectrum of Android phones including the DROID...
  • Blog Post: You asked. We listened. “Smoked by Windows Phone” ads go live today!

    Last month, we kicked off “Smoked by Windows Phone” at CES as a fun way of showing the world why Windows Phone is simply faster at the real stuff that real people do on their smartphones every day. Since the show, where we won 88% of our challenges (95%, including the wins from our tour of California...
  • Blog Post: My favorite photos & stories from the “Smoked” tour of Southern California

    I’m on a flight back to Seattle from San Diego, where yesterday we wrapped up our “Smoked by Windows Phone” tour of Southern California .  This was a really great trip; not only did we show hundreds of people why Windows Phone is simply faster than other smartphones at the real, everyday stuff that...
  • Blog Post: First Look: AT&T’s new HTC TITAN, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash

    Just a few minutes ago at the All Things D Asia conference, Windows Phone President Andy Lees gave the world its first look at AT&T’s new lineup of new Windows Phones. We talked speeds and feeds on the blog a few weeks ago, but that’s only one reason why you want the new HTC Titan, Samsung Focus...
  • Blog Post: Smoked by Windows Phone lands in California!

    Ah, California… Land of sun, sand, movie stars, great vineyards. And starting today, Smoked by Windows Phone! We took over CES 2012 in Las Vegas , and now we’re bringing the $100 challenge to Microsoft Stores across southern California.  We’re kicking things off  today at the South Coast Plaza...
  • Blog Post: Live from Nokia World 2011: Hands-on with Nokia’s flexible “Kinetic Device”

    We’ve all controlled a phone with buttons.  We’ve all controlled phones with touch.  But have you ever controlled your phone by flexing the phone itself? Probably not…but Nokia thinks that in the future, you may want to.  That’s why on display in the Nokia Future Lounge was the Nokia Kinetic...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: First look at the Nokia Lumia 710 and LTE-powered HTC Titan II

    Earlier this morning I was able to score a bit of time with two of the brand new Windows Phones that are stealing the CES spotlight – the coming soon toT-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 , which I first played with at Nokia World , and the big, beefy, 16-mexapixel packing HTC Titan II , which is coming soon to...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO & PHOTOS: First look at the Nokia Lumia 820 & 920

    Just a few minutes ago in New York, Nokia lifted the curtain on their first Windows Phone 8 devices , the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. They’re fast, beautiful, and packed with new tech – and I’ve been lucky enough to work and play with them both for the last few days. The smaller of...