Available to buy today* is the Wileyfox Pro, a new Windows 10 Mobile-native smartphone aimed unashamedly at security-and-budget-conscious businesses. Everything's aimed in this direction, from an OS that doesn't have time wasters like Snapchat or trendy games, but is rock solid in terms of security schedules, to 'old fashioned' hardware features like a replaceable battery, microSIM support and a headphone jack. Ahead of my exclusive full review, here's an initial image gallery.
AAWP Insight #250: Looking both forwards and backwards
Possibly the most unusually timed gallery ever put on AAWP, this is the Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro, brand new in Europe, a Windows 10 Mobile flagship in mid-2017, against all the odds, or at least against the perception of the tech media. Following an (initially) one carrier, USA-only release in late 2016, we now have a tweaked version for the rest of the world, here in full retail form.
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In episode six of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast, we start with some thoughts from Steve and Ewan on the HTC Titan and Lumia 800 respectively. In the news in brief section we touch on a number of topics including Anlock's blog post comparing Windows Phone and iOS sales, Just Angel's new job with Nokia and the duplication of some platform functionality by third party apps. We finish, as usual, with an app pick from each of the team.
In episode five of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast, we start with a brief summary of some of this week's news stories: developer engagement, alphalabs.cc and Nokia's statement on Lumia battery life. In our main feature we discuss the Metro UI and ask whether it should be seen as constraining or flexible. We finish with an app pick from each of the team.
In episode three of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast we start with a brief summary of some of this weeks news stories: the ZTE Tania's arrival at SFR, Nokia's presence at CES, HTC Titan reviews and a few quick app mentions. In our main feature we discuss Marketplace reaching the 40,000 apps milestone and ask whether more apps are needed. We finish with an app pick from each of the team.
In episode three of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast we start with a brief summary of three news stories: IDC's developer engagement report, the Nokia Lumia 800's retail availability and arrival of Internet Sharing on certain second generation phones. In our main feature Ewan points out the tenth anniversary of Xbox and asks what we can learn about Microsoft from it, which gives Rafe and David a chance to debate the merits of Microsoft's software ecosystem building ability. We finish with an app pick from each of the team.
In episode two of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast we start with a brief summary of three news stories: the US launch event for the second generation of Windows Phone devices, the release of Kinectimals and the availability of the ChevronWP7 unlock service. In our main feature Rafe and Ewan share their first thoughts about the Nokia Lumia 800 hardware. We finish with an app pick from each of the team.
Our second Insight Special podcast from Nokia World features the core editorial team (Ewan, Rafe, Steve, and David) talking about the impact of Nokia's announcements and what it means both for the company, but also the consumer, Microsoft, the other Windows Phone partners, and the smartphone space as a whole.
Welcome to a special Insight podcast, with the whole All About team at Nokia World for Nokia's debut of their first two Windows Phone handsets, and a lot more! Starting with your regular team of Rafe, Ewan, David, and Steve, we talk about the impact of the announcements before inviting in some special guests from around the mobile world to find out their thoughts, including Ben Rudolph from the Windows Team Blog.
In this first episode of the All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast we introduce the podcast and the site. We also introduce ourselves (Steve Litchfield, Ewan Spence, David Gilson and Rafe Blandford) and talk about some of our background. In the second half of the podcast we look ahead to Nokia World, which takes place in London next week, and discuss some of the topics we will be covering in the future.