Nokia Lumia 1520 Buyers Seeing Delays at Microsoft and AT&T Stores

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Users who were waiting for their pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 1520 to arrive received some pretty upsetting news last night. They’ll have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Nokia’s first phablet-sized Windows Phone. Reports of delays first surfaced last night after WPCentral reported that members of its community had received notices from […]

Get the Nokia Lumia 520 for Just $59.99

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Users looking for a decent smartphone without an exorbitant price or two-year service agreement might want to get their wallets ready for next week. Tiger Direct will mark down the cost of the Lumia 520, Nokia’s low-end smartphone running Windows Phone 8, to an astonishing $59.99. That’s on top of steep discounts for other high-end […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014

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There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Nokia Music Transforms into Nokia MixRadio

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Nokia Windows Phone users don’t have to wait for Nokia’s New York launch event to get their hands on a refreshed and rebranded subscription music service from Nokia. The new Nokia Music, now Nokia MixRadio, debuted in the Windows Phone Store early this morning. Just like the native Xbox Music client that comes installed on […]

Instagram & Waze Arrive on Windows Phone

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The holidays may have come early for Windows Phone users today. After months of pining for an official application to access the Instagram photo sharing service, the app has finally arrived paired with an official Windows Phone version of Waze. To be fair, Microsoft and Nokia had already made it clear that they were working […]

Google Search for Windows Phone Gets Voice Search and More

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Google and Windows Phone don’t have what we’d call a great relationship. From issues with a YouTube app and temporarily blocking Google Maps, the situation could use some improving, and today that’s exactly what is happening. This week Google finally updated its Search app for Windows Phone, and with it came a few much requested […]

Xbox One SmartGlass Now Available in the Windows Phone Store [Updated]

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Users with an Xbox One on its way to their door step don’t have to wait until it arrives to download Microsoft’s companion app for the next-generation entertainment console. That’s because users can download the updated SmartGlass app for the Xbox One beginning today. That is, they can download the application if they are a […]

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft’s Devices & Services Deal

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Nokia Devices and Services, the part of the Finnish giant that is responsible for the outfit’s smartphone and feature phone handsets, will become a part of Microsoft early next year if shareholders get their way. The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia shareholders approved the $7.2 billion dollar sale of Nokia’s Devices and Services division […]

Microsoft Flexes Integration Muscles with Office Remote for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone doesn’t support built-in protocols for controlling presentations over Bluetooth, but the new Office Remote app may make that deficiency a thing of the past. Starting today, users can control their Office Apps with just their Windows Phone device. Microsoft announced the new application today. To be clear, Office Remote isn’t just a simple […]

AT&T: Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for $199, Plus Free Windows Phone

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Buyers of the  Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia’s first ever tablet running Windows RT, won’t just get the device itself for $199.99. AT&T is also pairing the tablet with a user’s choice of a Nokia Lumia smartphone. AT&T announced availability and pricing for the tablet in a press release this morning. On November 22nd users can pick […]

Microsoft announces Facebook Login for Windows Phone and Windows

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Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone are showing a bit of progress when it comes to device sales. That being said, a lack of high-quality applications and useful third-party tools following into both of the operating system’s stores remains one of the few valid criticisms about both operating systems. It seems Microsoft is hoping that bringing […]

Vine Video App Now Available on Windows Phone

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Windows Phone users no longer have to rely on third-party Vine clients, at least that’s according to Microsoft. The company formally announced that Windows Phone users can expect a custom-made version of Vine to appear in the Windows Phone Store sometime today. The news comes by the way of The Verge who says Microsoft tipped […]

Microsoft Merges Windows Phone and Windows Development Accounts

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Developers creating applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows platforms won’t need to register two different accounts with the company going forward. In a move that could telegraph future platform mergers to come, Microsoft has combined the developer registration process for both operating systems. Microsoft announced the transition in a blog post late yesterday saying, […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Gets Release Date on AT&T

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After having been announced late last month at Nokia World, the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1520 flagship phablet is finally getting a launch date in the U.S. with exclusive carrier AT&T. The device will become available to buy, as revealed by the Microsoft Store preorder page, starting on November 15th for $199 on contract or […]

Google Voice Users May Want to Avoid Windows Phone

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Google’s war against Microsoft has taken another hostage in the form of Google Voice users. After a battle that resulted in the removal of a more advanced YouTube application for Microsoft’s mobile OS platform, Windows Phone users could kiss goodbye to third-party Google Voice apps next year as a result of Google enforcing its new […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Fully Detailed in New Leaks

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While Nokia didn’t show any new smartphones that users on Verizon could get excited about during its Nokia World event this past month, leaks of the Nokia Lumia 929 indicate that the company definitely has something up its sleeve for users on the United States’ largest mobile carrier. WPCentral has gotten their hands on a […]

The Google Nexus Experience: Is This What Nokia Users Have Coming?

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Today we witnessed a technological marvel. Google’s Nexus 5 and Android KitKat announcements were poetry in motion. News about both devices leaked out weeks in advance, and most Android flagship devices won’t see Android 4.4 KitKat for months – if at all. Still, in one day users are able to get all the details about […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Halo Spartan Assault, the game that Microsoft used as a showcase for how its ecosystem allows developers to create the same experience in multiple places, is on its way to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft announced the new titles this morning on its Xbox Wire blog. If the video and screenshots provided in […]

Nokia Lumia Sales Double, Could Continue with Lumia 1520 Launch

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If Nokia’s financial earnings are an accurate indication, Microsoft may take ownership of a much stronger Nokia Devices and Services division than was originally anticipated by mobile industry watchers. That’s because according to Nokia’s Interim Report for the third quarter of this fiscal year, sales of its Nokia Lumia Windows Phones reached an all-time high […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Video Highlights Phablet Rumored for Verizon

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Nokia may have just formally announced the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 phablets last week, but it seems that Nokia is already planning on a third device with a large screen that for Verizon Wireless based on leaked video footage. The video surfaced on the WPCentral Forums this past weekend, and depicts a device that nearly matches the design Nokia Lumia 928, the alternative […]