Nokia to Release Camera Grip with EOS to Appeal to Photographers

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To prove itself to serious mobile photographers, Nokia may release a camera grip accessory to its highly anticipated Nokia EOS, which may launch as the Lumia 1020 come July 11. The PureView-equipped phone will have a large and high resolution 41-megapixel imaging sensor and optics by ZEISS, the new branding of the historic Carl Zeiss […]

Developer Suite Hints at 1080p Display Support on Windows Phone 8

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While it’s been long rumored that Microsoft will be adding support for full HD 1080p displays with a future software update for Windows Phone 8, that information is now nearly confirmed. Visual Studio 2013, which is used by developers to develop apps for the platform, is now allowing developers to emulate their apps to a […]

Microsoft, Unity Teaming Up to Battle Game Development Complexity

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Microsoft and game development tools company Unity have announced a partnership to deliver a cross platform development experience for the Xbox One and Windows Phone 8. According to Unity, soon game developers can expect an add-on that will allow them to publish Windows Store applications using the Unity Pro 4 engine for free. That same […]

Microsoft Cuts Costs to Solve Windows Phone App Problem

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In what is likely a move to spur the platform’s momentum with independent developers who are looking to create the next big application, Microsoft has lowered the price it charges developers to release their apps in the Windows Phone Store. In sessions at this week’s BUILD developer conference, Microsoft said that it would lower the […]

Microsoft Declares Victory Over BlackBerry In Battle for Third Place

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According to Microsoft, its Windows Phone platform is now the defacto third smartphone ecosystem behind Apple and Google. In a conversation with The Verge during this week’s BUILD 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, Senior Windows Phone product manager Larry Lieberman told the publication that “we [Microsoft] think we’re solidly the third ecosystem right now.” […]

Lumnia 925 and Xperia Z Launching July 14 on T-Mobile

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July 14 will be a big launch day for U.S. carrier T-Mobile as there will be two high-end devices that will become available to customers on that date. According to leaked internal documents obtained by TmoNews, it appears that the flagship Nokia Lumia 925 with Windows Phone 8 will launch on July 14 alongside the waterproof […]

Sprint Announces ATIV S Neo Windows Phone from Samsung

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In addition to the recently announced mid-range HTC 8XT Windows Phone 8 smartphone with BoomSound audio, Sprint Nextel also announced a second Windows Phone device from Samsung in the form of the ATIV S Neo. The ATIV S Neo will be the higher end device of the two Windows Phone on the network, and features […]

Nokia Trademarks Zoom Brand Ahead of EOS Launch

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Ahead of the highly anticipated and rumored Nokia EOS launch on July 11th at a New York City event, smartphone-maker Nokia has filed for a trademark for the Nokia Zoom branding. The invitation to the event had teased about the ‘zoom‘ capabilities to expand Nokia’s expertise in the camera phone segment with its PureView venture, […]

Microsoft, Nokia No Longer in Talks to Merge

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Microsoft had long denied that it was ever in talks to acquire struggling smartphone-maker Nokia, but the two had been repeatedly rumored to be in talks to do just that. A new report on the Wall Street Journal now is saying that the talks to merge have ended. The two partners had ended what were […]

Nokia Confirms 41-Megapixel Lumia EOS for July 11th Event

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Nokia continues to play coy about its July 11th event, which is widely believed to be the venue to host the debut of a 41-megapixel PureView Lumia Windows Phone device. The camera-centric event is now hinted on Nokia’s blog where the smartphone-maker says there is “41 million reasons to zoom” into the event on July […]

Nokia Already Testing Lumia Smartphone With Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU

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Ahead of new GDR2 software update for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, it looks like Nokia has already begun working on a new, unannounced Lumia smartphone with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 800 chipset is considered to be one of the most advanced mobile processors on the market when it was announced […]

Microsoft Enhances, Speeds Up Windows Phone Speech Recognition

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The voice recognition and speech features included in Windows Phone have just gotten a huge speed boost according to Microsoft. Speaking for Microsoft at the Windows Phone Blog, Michael Stroh and the Microsoft Bing Team announced this morning that the voice search and voice to text options that are included in every Windows Phone 8 […]

Windows Phone 8 GDR2 Update Coming to Users in July?

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Recent reports indicate that the Nokia Amber Update and with it possibly, the Windows Phone GDR2 Update for other devices may arrive in July. A support team member for Australian telecommunications giant Telstra posted a list of updates coming to devices on the carrier over the weekend. Among the devices that were listed in the […]

Two New Nokia Phablets Rumored, One With Lytro-Style Camera

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Nokia is now rumored to be working on two upcoming Lumia phablet models, one of which will be released this fall and the second will bring more advanced specs for a launch in February 2014, likely around the time of the Mobile World Congress trade show. These models would be among the first phablets for […]

AdDuplex: Windows Phone 8 Installs Overtake Windows Phone 7

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Recent usage numbers indicate that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 now has more of usage share of the Windows Phone ecosystem than that of its predecessor, Windows Phone 7. According to AdDuplex, a firm that offers advertising services directly to developers to monetize their applications, Windows Phone 8 is now running on 53% of all Windows […]

Sprint HTC Windows Phone Spied at FCC

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New documents from the FCC seem to telegraph the imminent arrival of a new HTC manufactured Windows Phone device for Sprint. Although the device, whose model number is detailed as the P088100, isn’t pictured in any of the documents made available online by the Federal Communications Commission, they do indicate that the device has CDMA […]

Windows Phone 8.1 In Testing?

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If new screenshots posted to the Reddit social network are true, Windows Phone 8.1 a possible update to Windows Phone 8 could now be in testing on a small amount of devices. The screenshot, taken by a Reddit user who created the Archiver application that’s currently available for download in the Windows Phone Store, depicts […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Comes to Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8 This July

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After seven games on Xbox consoles the Halo universe is finally coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 this July with the arrival of Halo: Spartan Assault. Halo: Spartan Assault takes place between Halo 3 and Halo 4, giving more back story to the Spartan-IVs that Master Chief meets in the latter game. The […]

AT&T Already Field Testing 41-Megapixel PureView Nokia Lumia EOS Windows Phone?

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A new report suggests that wireless carrier AT&T may have already begun testing a new, unannounced Lumia EOS smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system as well as Nokia’s proprietary 41-megapixel PureView camera sensor. The sensor had debuted over a year ago on the Nokia 808, a Symbian-powered smartphone, and since the device’s debut […]