Reports Highlight Growing Problems for Xbox Games on Windows Phone

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While a new report on the state of Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone games isn’t necessarily indicative of Microsoft’s attitude towards games in general, it does paint a rather bleak future for one of Windows Phone’s key features: Xbox LIVE games. In the lengthy report, WPCentral provides a inside look at why Chickens Can’t Fly, an Xbox […]

Samsung ATIV S Neo Headed to AT&T

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AT&T only recently announced that it would get Nokia’s brand-new Lumia 1520 Windows Phone, however that isn’t stopping the company from re-releasing Samsung’s ATIV S Neo in time for the holiday shopping season. The nation’s second largest carrier announced that it would begin selling the Samsung ATIV S on November 8th in a press release […]

Microsoft Begins Publishing Web Apps in the Windows Phone Store

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is repacking mobile websites and launching them in its Windows Phone Store as native applications. The company confirmed the practice after reports surfaced over a number of big name applications finally entering the Windows Phone Store. While that wouldn’t normally be odd – Microsoft has been working overtime to attract […]

Nokia Shares Details on Lumia Black Update

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The Nokia Amber update has only just finished its rollout in the United States but that isn’t stopping Nokia for talking more about the features it plans to add to its Windows Phones with the next update, called Lumia Black. Nokia shared details on the Lumia Black update at this year’s Nokia World event in Abu […]

Video Showcases Lumia 1520’s New Light Reflect Coating

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When creating the Lumia 1520, Nokia didn’t stop at adding a large high-resolution display. It also added a new anti-reflective coating that completely sets the Lumia 1520 apart, as showcased in a new video uploaded to YouTube. In that video a Nokia representative places the newly announced Lumia 1520 next to the Samsung Galaxy Note […]

Nokia Goes Big with Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 phablets

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With the new Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320, Nokia is taking the fight to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max. Announced today in Abu Dhabi, both devices feature a 6-inch display that comfortably places Nokia among the smartphone manufacturers embracing smartphones that have screens too large to be considered a phone but […]

Instagram for Windows Phone Officially Announced

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After years of waiting and six months after Nokia launched a grass-roots effort to get the app in the Windows Store, Nokia and Microsoft have formally announced that Instagram for Windows Phone is coming. Nokia revealed that the application was on its way to users, this morning at an event in Abu Dhabi. It choose […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Details Leak Ahead of Press Event

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Nokia is just hours away from taking the stage as its press event in Abu Dhabi, but if the trend of recent leaks continue it won’t have anything surprising to announce. Leaks over the last few days have detailed the Lumia 1520 phablet and the previously unseen Nokia Guru music accessory. Known reliable source Evleaks […]

Next Big Update to Windows Could Come in Spring of 2015

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With Windows 8.1 only hours away from its official début, depending on a user’s time-zone, rumors are now circulating about the next major update for Windows. Rumors about the next big software update for Microsoft’s new unified Operating Systems Group indicate that the next version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows operating system could come […]

Microsoft Could Kill Hardware Buttons in Windows Phone 8.1

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Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 could come without the platform’s signature capacitive buttons in the future. Allegedly, Microsoft is considering removing the back, Start and search keys from the hardware specifications that it requires its Windows Phone partners to adhere to when creating new devices. Right now, The Verge’s sources are only confirming that Microsoft […]

Angry Birds Go Taking on Mario Kart

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Having fleshed out their Angry Birds franchise with mobile games taking place in space, during holidays and in the Star Wars universe, Rovio is expanding the franchise to include racing with Angry Birds Go. Set for a release on December 11th, Angry Birds Go brings the title characters into their first 3D world. The gameplay mechanics […]

Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8 Update 3, New Developer Program

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Microsoft is now ready detail the features coming to users as a part of the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 software upgrade destined for devices soon. Although the software update has a slightly altered title – it was originally known to the world as GDR3, Windows Phone 8 General Distribution Release 3 – this is the same update […]

How Microsoft Convinced Me to Buy an iPhone 5s

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It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a staunch Windows Phone user. After switching from a simple mobile phone, Windows Phone became my life companion, the operating system I turned to when I needed to get anything done – even with a Windows PC right in front of me. So how did Apple […]

Nokia Amber Update Finally Arrives on AT&T Lumia 920 & 800

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The Nokia Amber Update, the software upgrade that allows users to listen to FM radio and more, is rolling out to the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Starting today, users will get a prompt from their Nokia Lumia device to upgrade if it is eligible. Nokia originally announced that the Amber Update would begin […]

HP Declares Microsoft a Competitor

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In what is clearly a sign that Microsoft’s new strategy as a devices and services company is making industry stalwarts nervous, HP CEO, Meg Whitman declared that the company was now an “outright competitor” in the computing space. The comments came just months after HP, once the top PC maker, announced that revenues for its […]

Windows Phone 8.1 to Feature Universal Apps and Loss of Back Button?

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Windows Phone 8.1 could bring universal applications and support for more high-end hardware to Microsoft’s mobile platform, according to reports. Citing a reliable source with information, long-time Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott believes that users can expect a huge list of landmark changes from the Windows Phone 8.1 update due next year. Allegedly, Windows Phone 8.1 […]

Windows Phone GDR3 Changes May Offer More Customization & Control

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Microsoft hasn’t shared any information about what features Windows Phone 8 users can expect when the company ships the GDR3 update for Windows Phone users, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from detailing the changes with leaks of the Bittersweet Shimmer update coming to Nokia users at the same time as the Windows Phone GDR3. Posts […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Arrives at the FCC Ahead of Launch

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Windows Phone users on AT&T won’t have long to decide if they’d like to pick up Nokia’s first phablet, if the Lumia 1520’s arrival at the FCC is any indication. Documents depicting the Galaxy Note 3 and potential HTC One Max competitor surfaced this past weekend at the FCC. As described in the fillings according […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Coming in Early November for $500?

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Verizon Wireless subscribers could see the phablet-sized Nokia Lumia 929 on store shelves as early as November. At least, that is the story coming from sources inside Verizon who spoke with Windows Phone website WPCentral. Reportedly, the device shows an in-store inventory date of November 6th. While that date seems a little late for Nokia, […]