Nokia Lumia Icon Coming to Verizon on February 20th

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Nokia has just made the process of choosing a Windows Phone on Verizon Wireless more difficult. After weeks of leaks and rumors Verizon and Nokia have formally announced that the Lumia Icon, the first flagship Windows Phone of the New Year, will launch on February 20th. Verizon finally revealed that the Nokia Lumia Icon would […]

12 Minute Windows Phone 8.1 Video Will Make You Want It Right Now

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A new video showcasing many of the features coming to users with the Windows Phone 8.1 update has surfaced that details all of the new features users can expect when it finally arrives on their devices sometime this spring. As one might expect, the video, which was posted to YouTube by WinBeta late yesterday, details […]

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 […]

Action Center: Is this Windows Phone’s Notification Area?

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A new report indicates that Microsoft isn’t just preparing to finally add a notification center to its Windows Phone 8.1. Instead, the company will attempt to rival the notification systems of Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone and iPad with a new take on getting mobile users information it’s reportedly calling Action Center. Detailed in a […]

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 […]

Foursquare Is How Cortana Will Plan Your Evening

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New details about Cortana, the voice assistant that’s expected to arrive on Windows Phone devices with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, could explain why Microsoft announced that it would invest $15 million in Foursquare. A single report from Bloomberg now indicates that Microsoft is planning to use information collected by Foursquare to power the voice […]

Is This the Samsung Huron?

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It was only yesterday that news first surfaced about the Samsung Huron, the rumored Samsung flagship that’s coming to Verizon to challenge other high-end Windows Phones. At the time rumors only alluded to the Samsung Huron looking an awful like Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, but thanks to newly leaked photos we can judge […]

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 […]

Nokia Sells 30 Million Devices, Windows Phone Sales Drop Slightly

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It’s unclear when the sale of Nokia’s Devices and Services division to Microsoft will go through, however new earnings reports from Nokia indicate that when that sale goes through Microsoft will have its work cut out for it. Sales of Nokia’s Lumia line of Windows Phones may have doubled when compared to last year, however […]

Nokia Lumia Icon Launching as Early as Feb. 5 on Verizon?

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The much leaked Nokia Lumia Icon, also known as the Nokia Lumia 929, Windows Phone 8 smartphone could launch on Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network as early as February 5 according to a recent leak. Prolific leaker @evleaks had posted to Twitter that the launch date could be on Februaryt 5th or a month later on […]

Windows 9 Leaks Show Microsoft Meeting Desktop Users in the Middle

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All indications are that Microsoft isn’t prepared to sacrifice its future for the sake of pleasing longtime users of traditional desktop apps in Windows. On the other hand, new screenshots indicate that Microsoft is preparing to meet users who have a Desktop-interface preference in the middle with some changes in Windows 9. According to screenshots […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Becomes Second AT&T Lumia to Get Lumia Black Update

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AT&T is still taking its time to approve the Lumia Black update for its Windows Phones, however the company is at least giving some users the opportunity to experience the update without joining Windows Phone’s early update preview program or buying a new phone. The United States’ second largest mobile carrier has begun updating Lumia 925 […]

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 Give Voice to Bing in April to Take on Siri

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Starting in April in time for Microsoft’s developer BUILD conference, the Bing search engine will be getting its own voice and intelligence. At least that’s what MSFTNerd is claiming on a Tumblr account, noting that the voice search feature will be available on Windows Phone, Windows, iPhone, and Xbox over time. Intelligent voice search hosted by […]

Nokia Lumia 1020, 1520 Adobe RAW Profiles Make Pictures Even Better

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With the Nokia Black software update for the Lumia line of Windows Phone, Nokia is allowing mobile photographers to capture RAW image files in the DNG format on the flagships Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 smartphones. Now, the Lumia phone-maker has also released the DNG color profiles to help photographers easily “develop” or process their […]

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 […]