The end of 2014 is quickly approaching, so this is a great time to look back at the year that was in Windows Phone, and give our recommendation on the best Windows Phones for various price ranges. 2014 saw some change in the Windows Phone market, with the dominant player Nokia being purchased by Microsoft earlier this year. Microsoft also made some changes to the platform to make it easier to build a Windows Phone from scratch with the Qualcomm reference platform, and they changed the hardware requirements of the software to allow device makers to port their Android based smartphones over to Microsoft’s platform.

HTC Announces Initial Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plans

A while back, HTC announced the first suite of devices that it would be rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to. The devce lineup included the entire...

39 by Brian Klug on 2/9/2012

More Shots of the HTC Titan II & Nokia Lumia 900

We covered the launch of HTC's Titan II and Nokia's Lumia 900, the first two AT&T LTE devices running Windows Phone 7.5. We're meeting with Nokia later today but...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Manveer Wasson on 1/12/2012

AT&T and HTC Announce HTC Titan II with 16 MP Camera

HTC CEO Peter Chou took the stage at AT&T's developer conference keynote, and held up the HTC Titan II - AT&T's first LTE WP7 device. This comes just a...

11 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2012

Unofficial HTC Super Tool Roots, Unlocks and de-Senses

Brian covered HTC's web-based bootloader unlocking tool previously, and while their efforts are commendable, the limited phone seleciton was frustrating. Frustrating enough that xda developers user frigid opted to...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/28/2011

HTC Rezound Announced:LTE, Beats by Dre and HD SuperLCD on Verizon

We knew this was coming, but HTC still had some surprises in store. The HTC Rezound will hit retail channels for $299 on November 14th. This latest halo phone...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/3/2011

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid: AT&T's First LTE Phones Launch Nov. 6

As if we didn't have enough phones to review, AT&T, HTC and Samsung announced today the first LTE phones to launch on AT&T's newly rolled out network. The five...

16 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/31/2011

HTC Updates the Evo 4G; Calls It The Evo Design 4G

In lots of ways the original Evo 4G broke a lot of ground. It was amongst the first phones in the 1 GHz club. It was the first 4G...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/19/2011

HTC Rhyme Coming To Verizon, Accessories In Tow

Long rumored and now unveiled, the HTC Rhyme (nee Bliss) will be hitting Verizon Wireless on September 29th for $199, a high price point for a phone with relatively...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/20/2011

HTC EVO 3D vs. Motorola Photon 4G: Choosing the Best Sprint Phone

Sprint customers almost always get the short end of the stick. In exchange for some of the more reasonable smartphone plans in the US, Sprint customers typically enjoy a...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2011

HTC Releases Bootloader Unlocking Tool for HTC Sensation

One week ago, we wrote about HTC's launch of HTC Dev, its intent to release more components of its OpenSense SDK, and some of its plans for unlocking bootloaders...

3 by Brian Klug on 8/15/2011

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide Review - Photographers Wanted

When T-Mobile launched the G2, I was super psyched. It was an HTC-designed slider, ran the stock Android UI, and happened to be one of the first phones running...

24 by Vivek Gowri on 8/12/2011

HTC Invests $300M in Beats Electronics, Audio is a Priority for Future Smartphones

Earlier tonight HTC announced, via AllThingsD, that it would be investing $300M in Beats Electronics, LLC, creators of the famous Beats by Dr. Dre brand. Beats is still a...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2011

HTC Launches HTC Dev Developer Portal - HTC Pen SDK and S3D SDK

Earlier this year at Qualcomm's annual Uplinq conference, HTC announced that it was going to open up parts of Sense to devleopers and launch HTC OpenSense. HTC OpenSense is...

1 by Brian Klug on 8/8/2011

HTC Announces Web-Based Bootloader Unlock Tool

Via its Facebook page today, HTC announced some more details about how it will unlock the bootloaders of devices that are currently selling with them locked. The tool will...

5 by Brian Klug on 8/3/2011

HTC Droid Incredible 2 Review

The original Droid Incredible by HTC was the second Android phone I ever officially reviewed. The first was Google's Nexus One. A year ago I proudly proclaimed that the...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/3/2011

HTC Sensation 4G Review - A Sensational Smartphone

I like what HTC has been up to lately. Rather than fighting a race to the bottom with endless soulless variants of the same piece of hardware in a...

107 by Brian Klug on 7/1/2011

The HTC Flyer Review

This is HTC's first tablet and unlike the Android tablets that launched last year, it doesn't suck. At the same time, unlike those that came out this year -...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/21/2011

Hands on and Benchmarks of two MSM8x60 Phones - HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO 3D

Yesterday evening I met up with HTC, who let me take a quick look at a number of upcoming unreleased phones, including the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO...

55 by Brian Klug on 6/3/2011

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day Two Keynote - HTC and Nokia

Today is the second and last day of Qualcomm's Uplinq conference in San Diego California, but we've still got a bunch in store. This morning, we sat down at...

32 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

We've spent a long time testing Verizon's first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt. We're finally ready with the complete review. It's got the fastest cellular connectivity around...

71 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

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