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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Windows Phone Alternatives to Top iPhone and Android Apps

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system launched three years ago to critical acclaim and rather disappointing sales. Since then, it’s slowly been crawling its way into relevancy by adding support for more modern processors and partnering with Nokia to produce hardware comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. While sales of […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things Microsoft Is Getting Right

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According to many industry insiders the past year wasn’t a banner year for Microsoft’s sprawling set of businesses. Having squandered its place as operating-system leader, these people believe that Microsoft’s glory days are behind it. Certainly, all the news coming out of Microsoft hasn’t been great. After taking a $900 million hit because of unsold […]

Microsoft Could Kill Hardware Buttons in Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia's Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones will get enhanced Glance features as a part of the Lumia Black update.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Nokia Gives Bandit Phablet a Name: Lumia 1520

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It looks like the current camera smartphone flagship in the form of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 will soon be supplanted. The rumored 6-inch phablet, which carries a code name of Bandit, is now said to be released as the Lumia 1520. Given that the model number is higher than the 1020, per Nokia’s naming conventions this […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T to Take on the iPhone 5S

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When the iPhone 5S launches on AT&T in mid-September it will face a new all-metal challenger, Nokia’s Lumia 925. According to AT&T, its users will be able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 925 flagship for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. Other than its new black styling, AT&T’s version of the Lumia 925 mirrors that […]