Lumia Black Update on the Way for Nokia Users

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App folders, better pictures and support for Bluetooth LE are rolling out to users in the Nokia Lumia Black update beginning today. Nokia detailed the updated features users can expect when their Nokia Lumia Windows Phone finally gets the update sometime in the next few weeks. While most of the update isn’t completely new, the Lumia […]

Lumia 929 Becomes The Lumia Icon, Gets Leaked By Verizon

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Nokia is getting closer and closer to releasing a device with a quad-core processor for potential Windows Phone buyers on Verizon. At least, that’s the conclusion wireless watchers are arriving at after the Nokia Lumia Icon surfaced online. Verizon leaked details of the Lumia Icon on its website this morning when it added the upcoming […]

This Is Android Running On The Nokia Normandy

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The Nokia Normandy, Nokia’s much talked about low-end smartphone running Google’s Android operating system, may never reach store shelves, but that isn’t stopping industry insiders from fawning over the device’s interface and more. Photos of the operating system and the Nokia Normandy itself were leaked earlier today by Evleaks. All told, the pictures and user […]

Windows Phone Outselling The iPhone Isn’t Crazy Talk

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Devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system are outselling Apple’s iPhone in at least 24 countries, according to remarks made by the company itself. The company first shared the numbers with Tech Radar, this afternoon. The publication’s report cites internal Microsoft statistics that show smartphones running Windows Phone are outselling the iPhone in 24 countries. […]

5 Best Smartphones [January, 2014]

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It’s now 2014 which means that companies are currently preparing their new flagship smartphones for arrival. For at least the first month of the year though, we should have some relative peace and quiet as January typically doesn’t see major smartphone releases. That means that consumers looking for a new smartphone this month will likely […]

The Best Windows Phone On Every Carrier

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone may have been the last of the three most popular smartphone operating systems to make it to market, but it does have some features users can’t get anywhere else. The operating system’s Live Tiles spawned copycats of all shapes and sizes. While end-users are split on the attractiveness of the Start Screen and more, […]

These Trends Defined Microsoft in 2013

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No matter which way you look at it, 2013 came to define Microsoft. Some have claimed that it was the company’s decision to mostly continue the road it began driving down with Windows 8 that marked the company’s resurgence as an actual contender for top-teir technology company. Others feel that the Microsoft’s endeavors weren’t defined […]

Sony-made Windows Phone Could Become Reality In 2014

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Microsoft’s in-house smartphone Windows Phone hardware could get some much-needed competition from Sony in the New Year. Citing sources with knowledge of talks between the two companies, The Information is reporting that Microsoft and Sony are engaged in talks that could usher in a new era of Sony-made Windows Phones next year. In fact, the […]

Holiday Cheer: Windows Phone Users Get Free Space for Holiday Photos & More

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system have another reason for taking as many holiday photos as they can. They are being rewarded with 20GB of SkyDrive storage absolutely free. Detailed in emails sent out to users over the weekend, Microsoft says it’s giving these users the free storage as a way to show its “appreciation” […]

Lumia Black Update Comes to Lumia 1020 Users on AT&T

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AT&T is rolling out Lumia Black, the most recent update to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, to the Lumia 1020. According to reports, the United States’ second-largest mobile network began rolling out the Lumia Black update to users with the Nokia Lumia 1020 this afternoon.  Reports from WPCentral also indicate that AT&T is also rolling […]

Xbox Music & Video Arrive on Windows Phone, Saving It From Itself

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system can finally sync, purchase, download and stream content from Microsoft’s own Xbox Music and Video services thanks to two new in the Windows Phone Store. Of the two, Xbox Video is probably the application Windows Phone users have hoped would arrive the longest. With the app, users […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Deal At The Microsoft Store Is A Switcher’s Dream

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A new deal from the Microsoft Store could be just the thing to get potential buyers of the Nokia Lumia 1520 off their couch and into a store. Users who visit the Microsoft Store in person can pick up the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s first phablet and the most powerful Windows Phone to date, for just […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Features Could Turn Platform Into a True iPhone Rival

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Users can expect a unified notification center and a new personal assistant to arrive as part of Windows Phone 8.1, the often rumored update coming to Windows Phone users sometime next year. In a new report out today, The Verge says that it’s managed to confirm that users will get these features, plus much more […]

Ditching Hardware Buttons Could Make Windows Phone 8.1 A Top Contender

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t close to rivaling Google’s Android in terms of market share just yet, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is giving up on the fight. New reports indicate that Microsoft could be preparing to drop the Windows Phone platform’s signature hardware buttons to make it more competitive. Though talk about Microsoft […]

Windows Phone Offers App Deals That Make Even iPhone Users Jealous

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Sure, Windows Phone wasn’t the first platform to reach 1 billion apps like Apple’s iOS, however that isn’t stopping Microsoft from celebrating the holiday season with a 50% mark down on apps even iOS users would love to get their hands on for cheap. Starting today, Windows Phone users can pick up 12 different apps […]

Samsung: Can Microsoft Steal Android’s Most Valuable Partner

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Samsung may have been Google’s most valuable partner when it first built Android, and one whose Galaxy brand is synonymous with Google’s platform in marketing campaigns, but recent rumored rifts between the two partners could create an opening for Microsoft to swoop in and steal Samsung’s love. In addition to a rumor of a revamped […]

Rumors Say Windows Phone Users Could Get a New UI in Windows Phone 9

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New rumors indicate that users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system could be in for a new user interface in Windows Phone 9. Rumors surfaced about the new interface today, following a tweet in which Eldar Murtazin, a well-known leaker of mobile information, shared a bit of information he’s believes is correct. It’s Murtazin’s assertion that Microsoft […]

Free Windows Phone & Windows RT Rumored, Could Heat Up Competition

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Microsoft could allow manufacturers to create devices running Windows Phone and Windows RT absolutely free of charge, according to recent reports. Reports of Microsoft dropping the licensing fees it charges Windows Phone and Windows RT partners surfaced this week in a report from The Verge. Citing sources with “familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” it’s the publications […]