After gaining a good amount of interest from carriers for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to help promote Windows Phone 8, which is due out later this year. Verizon’s Chief Financial Office, Fran Shammo said that Verizon is looking to make Windows Phone their third platform behind iOS and Android. He mentioned that,
“We’re really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that’s a differentiator. We’re working with Microsoft on it,”
While the Windows Phone platform continues to grow it will be interesting to see what other interest they can garner as time gets closer to Windows 8.0 holiday release.
by George Heymann | @techeadlines
According to a recent The Next Web (TNW) report, Google’s rumored “Google Drive” service will launch next week @http://drive.google.com for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS and will include 5 GB of free storage.
I can’t wait to see how the service will integrate with “Google Docs” and how we will interact with Google Drive. TNW is reporting that Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines.
I’ve been a long time Dropbox user, but may replace it with Google Drive as my virtual storage of choice depending on its implementation.
Do you intend to use Google Drive when its released next week?
Canadian readers, you are reading this correctly, TELUS is offering up the Nokia Lumia 800 for only $25. Now the only catch is you have to sign a new 3 year contract which for some is worth it. If you wish to buy the Lumia 800 without a contract, it will run you about $500+. Pick your cards wisely.
Move fast, who knows how long this sale will last.
Microsoft’s long awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available after an unveiling at the Mobile World Congress earlier this week. The new Windows 8 features Microsoft’s “Metro” Windows from Windows Phone 7. Microsoft is quoted as saying,
It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. And it’s your chance to be one of the first to try it out.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has already reached 1 million downloads, so make sure you get your copy now. Check it out here, and let us know what you think about it in the comments.
Reports are surfacing that Skype for Windows Phone has moved to the next stage in development and is now in the testing stage. There is no set amount of time when Skype will be fully ready, however, signs are pointing to a grand unveiling later this month at the Mobile World Congress Mobile in Barcelona. This would be great news to all Windows Phone users if Skype is indeed unveiled. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, and cross both legs as well, that might be the trick.