New Nokia Ad Says Key iPhone Advantage Isn’t Really Relevant

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The iPhone’s large assortment of applications for users to download to their devices has convinced millions of users to continue buying Apple’s flagship smartphones. It’s a strength, a core asset that other smartphone platforms simply can’t throw money at and hope to fix. A new advertisement from Nokia tries to address the concerns of potential Nokia Lumia buyers […]

Why Buying a Windows Phone 8 Right Now Is a Bad Idea

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You’d think now would be a great time to buy a device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. For sure, it’s not the worst time to purchase one of the devices, that award is reserved for mid 2011 and devices like the Nokia Lumia 900. Microsoft may be promising users updates for two years and Windows […]

This Is Microsoft’s Answer to the iPhone’s Siri Personal Assistant

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Much has been leaked about Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to the iPhone’s Siri personal assistant. To date, leaks have included speculation about Microsoft mixing the personality and conversational way that iPhone users interact with Siri and the active data collecting features of Google Now. Finally, we now have a picture of what Cortana looks like. Pictures of the upcoming voice and […]

Microsoft Announces 9 New Windows Phone Partners

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Microsoft and its Windows Phone are certainly one interesting story. While Windows Phone has its advocates it has not really caught on in the marketplace, especially in the US. But Microsoft continues to push, and today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced that it will licensing Windows Phone to nine new partners. […]

Will This new Windows Phone Feature Poach iPhone Users?

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Launched with the iPhone 4s, Apple’s Siri personal assistant has since become in icon in its own right. Boasting a personality that’s both playful and charming while providing users with the information that they need to know has made the voice-activate assistant so popular that’s it has become  a cultural icon with its own spoofs […]

Code Indicates Even More Exciting Features Coming in Windows Phone 8.1

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The ability to add backgrounds to a Start Screen, encrypt email and set installed apps to update themselves automatically, were all revealed as features potentially on their way to Windows Phone 8 users in the form of Windows Phone 8.1. That’s the update that’s expected to come later this year. To be clear, developers Jeremy […]

Report: Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows & Windows Phone

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What if Windows and Windows Phone users didn’t have to wait for native versions of apps like Flappy Birds and the latest popular calendars to arrive in the Windows Phone Store but were able to load Android versions of their favorite apps instead? Reports indicate that Microsoft is actively considering making that scenario a reality […]

Massive Windows Phone 8.1 Leaks Spill Many of Microsoft’s Secrets

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Windows Phone buyers won’t have to wait for Microsoft to share details about its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update at its BUILD 2014 or Mobile World Congress events after all. Just a day after Microsoft released early builds of Windows Phone 8.1 to a select group of developers, a Reddit member has begun posting all […]

OneDrive Could Reward iPhone and Android Users With More Space

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Users of Microsoft’s upcoming OneDrive cloud storage service could get rewarded with more online storage for things as simple as inviting friends to join them on the service and using the Camera Roll back up utility on iPhone and devices running Google’s Android operating system. News about OneDrive, the renamed and refreshed version of Microsoft’s […]

Nokia Could be Casually Teasing the Lumia Icon in This New Video

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Potential buyers of Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones could be in for a bit more choice soon. After months without formally teasing any new handsets Nokia has posted a new teaser for an upcoming Windows Phone device. The new teaser trailer made its way to Nokia’s YouTube page earlier today. Instead of showing off corners of […]

Why You Should Buy A Windows Phone 8 Device in 2014

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 didn’t see a lot of momentum last year. Though sales definitely rose when compared to last year, the platform and the devices that it powers didn’t have many high profile moments that smartphone buyers could latch onto as a sign that it was improving.  As such, many users are wondering whether […]

Bluetooth Filing Narrows Release Window for Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft hasn’t fully detailed the features users can expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but the update’s arrival at the Bluetooth SIG indicates that it won’t be too long before Microsoft reveals the update’s official feature set. To be clear, Microsoft hasn’t even acknowledged the existence of a forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. However, […]

Beats Music Arrives, Windows Phone Takes Its Place As Third Ecosystem

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It may have taken Beats Music a while to arrive on Microsoft’s Windows Phone but with it, Microsoft can finally takes its rightful place as third-largest smartphone ecosystem, arguably. To be clear, that Beats Music is finally arriving today does’t completely underscore that point. Microsoft still needs to find a way to work directly with app creators […]

Windows Phone 8.1: What We Know Now

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Last year wasn’t exactly cause for celebration for anyone who owns a device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. To be fair, it was a great year for Microsoft. Having firmly established Windows Phone as the world’s third-most popular smartphone operating system, the platform slowly grew and by year’s end had amassed over 200,000 […]

Nokia Invites Press to Meet Under The Tree, Nokia Normandy On The Way?

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Mere hours after it formally announced earnings for its Devices and Services as “discontinued operations,” Nokia is now sending out invites for a press event at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. So far, rumors are light but all of them point to Nokia using this event to formally launch the […]

Path Arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is gaining another must-have social networking app that potential buyers will need before switching to the platform. Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download path from the Windows Phone Store. Announced today, Path’s Windows Phone Store page indicates that the app has most of the features current users of […]

Microsoft To Pay Out $2 Billion in Windows Phone Support Payments?

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Microsoft is paying its hardware partners $2 billion to develop next-generation Windows Phones, according to one report. The figures, which include $1.2 billion in support for Galaxy S4 maker Samsung, $500 million in support for Sony, $600 million in support for Huawei and $300 million in support for other companies, is believed to be payments […]

5 iPhone Features Microsoft Needs to Borrow for Windows Phone 8.1

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It didn’t take long after the winter holidays ended for rumors about Windows Phone 8.1, the next version of Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system to heat up. Already rumors are swirling about the operating system integrating with the Windows Store and borrowing more than a few features from Windows 8, its desktop, laptop and tablet-based […]

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. […]