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.

Quick Look: Pantech's Discover Android Smartphone

My weirdest meeting was probably with Pantech, who I met with in the Convention Center main concourse and seemed to not have an official presence at CES. Pantech’s main...

3 by Vivek Gowri on 1/12/2013

LTE Broadcast (EMBMS) Shown Running on Verizon's Band 4 LTE on Qualcomm Hardware

Another demo I was impressed by at the Qualcomm booth was LTE Broadcast (EMBMS - Evolved Multimedia Broadcast / Multicast Service) demonstrated on a live test network showing an...

0 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

Qualcomm Demos Category 4 LTE (150 Mbps) running on Snapdragon 800 / MSM8974

At Qualcomm's booth among a number of other Snapdragon 800 (the newly-announced SoC formerly or also known as MSM8974) demos was one that caught my attention. Qualcomm setup a...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

Verizon shows off Alcatel Lucent LightRadio-based LTE Small Cells - Deploying in 2H 2013

I dropped by Verizon's booth at CES 2013 and among all the consumer electronics and devices that we've pretty much already seen before saw one new thing — Alcatel...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

Hands On with Samsung Galaxy S 2 Plus - Contains BCM28155 SoC

Earlier in the week Samsung announced the Galaxy S 2 Plus, a rather strange late-cycle update to the SGS2. The device is pretty much what you'd expect, and contains...

10 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

Broadcom Teases its first LTE-enabled Baseband with VoLTE Demo

I dropped by Broadcom during CES, and while we've already covered most of what they had to show off, one of the things which immediately caught my eye was...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

Samsung Announces Exynos 5 Octa SoC - 4 Cortex A7s, 4 Cortex A15s

Earlier this morning Samsung announced a new eight core SoC and the spiritual successor to the Exynos 5250 "Exynos 5 Dual" called the Exynos 5 Octa (Exynos 5410?). This...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/9/2013

Hands On with the Huawei Ascend W1, Ascend D2, and Ascend Mate

There hasn't been much in the way of mobile handset news out of CES 2013 this year, save some announcements by Huawei this morning. I didn't get a chance...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/8/2013

LG bringing UltraHD, OLED and more Google TVs to your living room

LG President and CEO Wayne Park kicked off their CES press conference by reminding us that the brand’s presence in North America was launched a decade ago at CES...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/7/2013

AT&T 2013 Developer Summit Keynote: Live Blog

While 2013 CES is going full tilt, AT&T also holds its developer event and keynote at the Palms, in almost the same place where we were last night for...

5 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

Audience Announces 3rd Generation Sound Processor - eS515

About a month ago, Audience flew me out to their office in California to talk about a number of things. First, they offered the chance to check out anecohic...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

CES Gear - What's in Vivek's Bag

After seeing Brian’s post on the gear he brought to CES, I decided to write my own. Forewarning: his kit is far more intense than mine. After two years...

5 by Vivek Gowri on 1/7/2013

More NVIDIA Icera i500 Details - 28nm HP, Category 3 LTE At Launch, 4 Later

We've confirmed some more details about NVIDIA's newly-announced Icera i500 Soft Modem. First, the Icera i500 is built on TSMC's 28nm HP (High Performance) High-K Metal Gate process. NVIDIA's...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

CES Gear - What's in Brian's Bag

A reader queried me on Twitter about what I brought to CES this year, specifically what bag I use to cart tons of mobile devices, cameras, and a notebook...

17 by Brian Klug on 1/6/2013

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 13

We're back! In our first podcast of 2013 we go over some of the best products of 2012 and Haswell/ValleyView launch schedules. Brian talks about Field Test being removed...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2013

The State of Qualcomm's Modems - WTR1605 and MDM9x25

A little over a month ago, Qualcomm flew me out to San Diego to talk all about cellular modem, specifically their baseband lineup, testing, and later their RF and...

20 by Brian Klug on 1/4/2013

The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15

Late last month, Intel dropped by my office with a power engineer for a rare demonstration of its competitive position versus NVIDIA's Tegra 3 when it came to power...

140 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2013

Hands on with the Analogix SlimPort microUSB to HDMI and VGA adapters

In my Nexus 4 review, I noted that the device was the first shipping handset to include support for SlimPort via an Analogix ANX7808 SlimPort transmitter. When I wrote...

32 by Brian Klug on 12/5/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 12

Today's podcast covers two major topics: the rumored BGA-only version of Intel's Broadwell (2014/2015) CPU and Qualcomm's disclosures at its recent analyst day. The Broadwell BGA topic spawned a...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/3/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 11

We're back! Brian and I recorded this one just after the holidays last week. Despite there not being a lot going on release wise, we had a bunch to...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2012

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