Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia’s Lumia 800 Windows Phone matters more than you think

While it may not seem like it at first, Nokia’s Lumia 800 is one of the most significant smartphones on the horizon. It may lack the absurdly high-end specs of current Android superphones, and it doesn’t have the hype of Apple’s iPhone, but for Nokia and Microsoft, the Lumia 800 represents the viability of their joint mobile future.

Microsoft: Windows Phones will get sexier dual-core chips and LTE

The latest Android and iPhone phones are sporting sexy dual-core chips that promise to amp up performance, but Microsoft is saying that devices running its new Windows Phone Mango operating system will be sticking to single-core CPUs for now. Microsoft does eventually plan to deliver dual-core devices, though, as well as those sporting fast LTE 4G support, reports All Things Digital.

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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 30,000 apps

Though it still has nothing on the Apple or Google mobile app stores, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than 30,000 applications available for the Windows Phone 7 platform, according to Windows Phone App List.