Tag Archives: Windows Phone

What Siri can learn from Windows Phone’s Cortana

At Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference today, among other things, the team from Redmond unveiled the latest iteration of their mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8.1. The star of the show was arguably Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant for Windows Phone. Cynics will say that Cortana is a blatant rip-off of Apple’s own Siri…

iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 930 – Spec Sheet Comparison

Nokia just took the wraps of its next Lumia flagship, and it looks a great update to its existing lineup. From a manfacturing and design perspective, it looks like the spitting image of the Verizon-only Lumia ICON released earlier in the year. Its main difference is its GSM network capabilities and its brightly colored plastic back. Like the ICON, it…

iPhone 5s vs. Lumia 1020 – Real-life Camera Comparison

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been testing a Nokia Lumia 1020. Its biggest (and perhaps only) talking point is its 41 megapixel camera. It’s an insane number of pixels to cram in to a smartphone camera sensor. More pixels on a small sensor normally means poor quality imaging, but many have been hyping up the awesomeness of Nokia’s all-camera device….

Nokia Lumia 925 vs. iPhone 5 – Hardware Comparison [VID]

Design/Form Factor Nokia’s latest Lumia takes all the best bits from the 920, and refines them and scraps the negatives in favor of elegance. There’s no hiding the fact that its predecessor was very bulky. Chunky, brightly colored plastic has been replaced by a sleek and slim aluminum chassis with an unusual, soft touch polycarbonate back panel. Its…

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins on iPhone: I “respect” the innovation made in 2007, but it’s outdated now

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins took part in an exclusive interview with the Australian Financial Review in which he spoke about the current smartphone platform market. Within the interview he took time to mention the iPhone, and admitted that he and his company completely respect what Apple did in 2007; bringing the smartphone to the masses with a really…

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5 – Hardware Comparison

Ever since the iPhone entered the smartphone market, it has set the standard for form factor design and build quality. It’s only in the past couple of years that the likes of Samsung and HTC have stepped up their game to really focus on the form and feel of their devices as well as ensuring they’re loaded with the highest specification components on the…