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.

iPhone 5 Hands On Pics and Video - Updated: With Impressions

We just spent a good amount of time with the iPhone 5. The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared...

91 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Apple iPhone 5: Announced

Apple announced its 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, at a special event in San Francisco this morning. The iPhone 5 brings a huge list of improvements. Apple unexpectedly...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Apple's iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Our Apple iPhone 5 Live Blog

With IDF day 1 under our belts and the live blogging engine tested in our keynote and Haswell architecture coverage, it's time to set our sights on the next...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/12/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Hands On

Last week we were able to spend some time with Samsung's new Galaxy Note 2. The device is a largely updated version of the original Galaxy Note, that enjoyed...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 4

I didn't lug the Blue yeti across the country for nothing: we have episode 4 of the AnandTech Podcast up for you all to listen to. Given the timing...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2012

Audience earSmart Not in Upcoming iPhone, Suggests New SoC?

Since the iPhone 4, Apple has been including Audience earSmart voice processors in devices to improve both receive and transmit audio for handsets. The iPhone 4 started the trend...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2012

AT&T Announces 7 New Live LTE Markets, 2 Expansions, 47 More Before End of 2012

In a flurry of press releases today, AT&T announced a slew of new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) markets. The news includes a total of 54 new markets, 7...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/6/2012

Motorola Droid RAZR M Performance Preview

While the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX aren't due out until later this year, Motorola/Google sampled press who attended the On Display event earlier today with a Droid...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

The New Droid RAZR Family: Hands On

We just spent a little bit of time with the new Droid RAZR family: the Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX. The RAZR M features a 4.3-inch...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Google's Eric Schmidt: 1.3M Android Device Activations Per Day, 480M Android Devices in the Market

Some data from Google at today's Motorola On Display event: There are now 1.3M Android device activations per day, as of today. About 70,000 of those device activations per day...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Motorola On Display Event

Having just finished up with the Lumia 920 and 820 at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event, I just got seated at Motorola's On Display event. Expect live coverage right...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs Edition Shown off at HTC Frequencies

While Anand is covering today's other big NYC events for Nokia and Motorola, I'm over at HTC's second ever Frequencies, and just recently got to play with a special...

4 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2012

Hands On with the Nokia Lumia 920 & Lumia 820

I'm rushing over to the Motorola event right now, but I wanted to upload some hands on shots of the new Lumia 920 and 820 that were announced earlier...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Nokia Announces Lumia 920 & 820 Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Live from the Nokia/Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Press Conference

We just got seated for the Microsoft/Nokia Windows Phone 8 press conference in NYC. This is the first of many press events happening this week. There's a Motorola event...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2012

Motorola Atrix HD Review: Fast, Sharp, Bargain

The Verizon Droid Incredible 4G LTE raised the question, is there room for a mid-range phone? As it turns out, there is, but the latest Incredible is not it...

47 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/5/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3

This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2012

HTC Updates International One X and One S to 4.0.4 with HTC Sense 4.1

On August 10th, the HTC One X International (Tegra 3) started getting pushed an update which brought the core Android version to 4.0.4 and also made changes to the...

11 by Brian Klug on 9/1/2012

HTC Desire X: One of the First Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play Smartphones

Today HTC announced the Desire X, a device that resembles their higher end One S, but is targeted at budget minded consumers. According to The Verge, it has a...

15 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/30/2012

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