Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia Icon Announced for Verizon, Available Feb. 20 for $199.99

Nokia Lumia Icon Announced for Verizon, Available Feb. 20 for $199.99

Brandon Russell

We already knew it was coming, and now it’s official. After keeping quiet during several leaky spells earlier this year, Nokia on Tuesday finally—finally!—announced the Lumia Icon for Verizon. While its unlikely to grab headlines like last year’s Lumia 1020, the Icon has all the staples we’ve come to appreciate about the Lumia family: terrific design, speedy specs, solid user experience...

Microsoft Rumored to Ditch "Metro UI" in Windows Phone 9, Due in Second Half of 2014

Microsoft Rumored to Ditch "Metro UI" in Windows Phone 9, Due in Second Half of 2014

Todd Haselton

As with the lead-up to any big software release, there are plenty of rumors about the next version of Windows Phone. Possibly code named Windows Phone Blue, but perhaps otherwise known as Windows Phone 9, the latest mumblings suggest Microsoft may ditch its tile-based interface, which is still referred to as "Metro UI," even though Microsoft replaced that name long ago. Windows phone...