Tag Archives: Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant coming to iOS

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana to iOS (and Android). The digital assistant feature currently found on Windows Phone devices is said to be landing on phones and tablets from competing platforms in the form of a standalone app, reports Reuters. The Redmond-based company is working on improving Cortana using research from an artificial…

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 Chunky, brightly colored plastic has been replaced by a sleek and slim aluminum chassis with an unusual, soft touch polycarbonate back panel.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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins on iPhone: I “respect” the innovation made in 2007, but it’s outdated now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…