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?

Alleged photos of the Nokia Lumia 929 shared by EVLeaks.

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, […]

Microsoft Confirms Unified Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store?

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Microsoft is working to combine the application platforms of Windows Phone and its Windows operating system, if new reports are correct. According to sources being cited by The Verge, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson announced that the company is planning to combine the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store in future releases of both platforms. More […]

Phones Offer Hope for Windows RT Success

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In an odd twist, Microsoft may be looking at replacing its Windows Phone operating system with that of Windows RT. In the past, the company has stated that Windows Phone was strictly for phones that that Windows RT was built for tablets, like Windows 8. However, the lines may be blurring as Windows Phone manufacturers, […]

Windows Phone Angry Birds Star Wars 2 Beats iOS and Android Launch

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t the first place users would expect to find the next installment of the Angry Birds franchise exclusively, but it’s the only place users found Angry Birds Star Wars 2 yesterday. According Microsoft, only Windows Phone users were able to purchase the game from today. Meaning users of iOS and Android devices […]

No Windows Phone 8 From HP

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We had reported on rumors that Hewlett Packard may be working with Microsoft in releasing an HP-branded Windows Phone 8 smartphone recently. However, as it turns out, this information is not correct and HP representatives have reached out to GottaBeMobile to address the rumors. “This story is fabrication and is not related to anything HP has […]

iFruit GTA 5 iPhone & iPad App Offers Customization On The Go

Screenshots of the iFruit add-on application for Grand Theft Auto 5 players.

Rockstar Games seems to have spared no expense when developing GTA 5, the latest edition in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. A new application released for iPhone and iPad will allow users to interact with the game while away from their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. The application, which is now available in the iTunes […]

HP Smartphone Strategy to Begin With Windows Phone 8

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[Update: Please see our latest post with comment from HP] After having exited the smartphone market when it had shut down the webOS line that it had acquired along with Palm, Hewlett Packard is looking to re-enter the mobile space with a new smartphone, but this time with the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Rumors […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored for September 26 Launch

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Nokia’s rumored 6-inch phablet smartphone, dubbed the Lumia 1520, will supposedly launch on September 26, according to Twitter-based mobile insider evleaks. However, no further information has been disclosed. Nokia hasn’t sent out any invites yet for a launch event, but if the phone is set to arrive toward the end of the month, the Finnish […]

Microsoft’s Cortana Rumored To Rival Apple’s Siri

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Microsoft is working a digital voice assistant much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant for Windows Phone 8 Blue. According to sources who talked exclusive with ZDNet, Microsoft is working on a rival for Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now for a launch in the next major version of Windows Phone, Windows Phone and possibly other products […]

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Image Hints at Notifications Tile

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One of the features that’s so far been absent on Windows Phone 8 and that’s been requested by users of the platform is a unified notifications system, similar to the notifications drawer on rival iOS and Android platforms. Microsoft had confessed that it had ran out of time in creating a unified notifications system when […]

With Nokia, Microsoft May Have Just Killed Windows Phone Innovation

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Microsoft VP of Windows Phone development Joe Belfiore is defending his company’s $7.2 billion acquisition of smartphone-maker Nokia in a bid to become a bigger player in the growing mobile market. The acquisition would make Microsoft the third largest maker of phones in the world, but it would also place Microsoft in a difficult position […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Renders Leak

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Nokia may still be weeks away from formally announcing the Nokia Lumia 1520, but thanks to leaked renders of the device on Twitter, users won’t have to wait until the announcement to see what the device looks like. Mobile industry leaker @EvLeaks, posted the photo of Nokia’s first phablet – that is a device that’s […]

Microsoft Details New Sports Entertainment Apps for Xbox One

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It seems Microsoft is finally ready to once again talk about the entertainment experiences that are coming to its Xbox LIVE service as a part of the Xbox One launch this fall. The company finally showed off a few of the more important entertainment experiences, sports. Through ESPN on Xbox One, Xbox One users will […]

Why HTC is the Biggest Loser in Microsoft Nokia Deal

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While industry watchers will continue pondering the long-term ramifications of a joint Microsoft and Nokia for days to come, during these early days, the question that will come up most often is: What does this mean for Windows Phone? It isn’t an unfair question, after all, Microsoft’s bid to acquire Nokia fundamentally changes things inside […]

Nokia Bandit Screenshots Back Up Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Rumors

A screenshot taken from the Nokia Lumia Bandit, posted by Evleaks.

A screenshot taken from what is allegedly the Nokia Lumia Bandit, a smartphone that’s rumored to feature a 6-inch display, seems to confirm at least one of the features slated for Windows Phone 8 GDR3. Twitter leaker @EvLeaks shared the screenshot over this morning. In it, a device’s Windows Phone 8 Start Screen can be seen with […]

Lumia 1520 Phablet Appears With Flip Cover and 1080p HD Display

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Ahead of its rumored release in late September, Nokia’s much anticipated Lumia 1520 phablet has made an appearance showing off its new 6-inch full HD 1080p resolution display along with a flip cover accessory that’s designed to protect the screen. The device was spotted in a leaked photo obtained by WP Central showing the Lumia 1520 […]