WINDOWS MOBILE Posts on XDA

[Update: The End] Microsoft will end all Windows 10 Mobile support in December

It's practically ancient history at this point, but the XDA-Developers was originally a Windows Mobile-focused website. Even the name "XDA" comes from the O2 Xda, a Windows Mobile PDA. That's why from time to time we like to cover news from the other realm. The tile-based operating system never really made it to the mainstream....

Bill Gates says Windows Mobile lost to Android because of Microsoft’s antitrust issues

Earlier this year in a recent interview at Village Global, Microsoft's Bill Gates admitted that Windows Phone losing to Android was his 'greatest mistake ever'. Gates said that the mismanagement he engaged in caused Microsoft to not be what Android is today and that if Microsoft had won the war, the company would have had...

Microsoft’s pocketable Surface device is a bold gamble after the failure of Windows Phone

Microsoft was once a popular figure when it came to smartphone OS, but this popularity has long been forgotten. Thanks to tough competition from Google's Android and Apple's iOS, Microsoft took a few risks with its popular Windows Mobile platform and deprecated it in favor of Windows Phone, which also did not find as many...

Windows Phone Internals 2.2 Unlocks the Bootloader on all Windows 8 & 10 Lumia Smartphones

Those of you who are familiar with Windows Mobile phones may be aware of the Windows Phone Internals application. It allowed for the Android equivalent of unlocking the bootloader and rooting a Windows Mobile device as it allows for the ability to install a custom software on Windows Mobile phones. 2 years after the last...

Job Posting Hints at New Microsoft Surface Device Running Windows on ARM

Microsoft's history in the mobile space is marred by a myriad of failed ventures. For multiple reasons, Windows Mobile failed to gain significant ground in the mobile OS space against the likes of Google's Android and Apple's iOS. It's safe to say that the Windows Mobile is dead, at least officially, as the company has...

A Detailed Tutorial to Flashing WP8/10 on Your Lumia Devices

Ever had a botched system update on your Lumia device, or wanted to downgrade for a reason or another? If so, then you've probably heard that you need to flash back the Windows ROM.While there are various device-specific or OEM-specific tools to do so for you, it can still be a daunting task for a...

Command Line for Windows Mobile 6.1

Windows Mobile just refuses to die. No matter how much Google's Android and Apple's iOS duke it out for market share, there is a small, but dedicated group of individuals who still cling to the aging godfather of mobile operating systems. For these people, we present to you XDA Senior Member Unit ZER0's latest application:...

Two Years Later: The Amazing HTC HD2

It's hard to believe just how much the smartphone space has changed since that phone, the HTC HD2, was released in November 2009, two years ago. It was one of the last Windows Mobile devices, but it eventually got ports for both Android and Windows Phone 7. With this active developer support and a thriving...

Solar Powered Charger Screen Protector

New clean technologies are just around the corner and soon we won´t need to use wall chargers anymore. XDA member oka1 let us know about a solar powered charger screen protector that apparently will be out next year. Picture yourself during a trip and imagine that you forgot to charge your device the previous night. That...