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 […]

Best Windows Phones for February 2014

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Devices loaded with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system aren’t suddenly selling more than those with Google’s Android or the ever-popular iPhone line. That being said, now is still an excellent time to buy a Windows Phone. Consider this: the Windows Phone ecosystem is better than it’s ever been. Having finally turned a corner with the […]

Growth of Windows Phone Eclipses iPhone in IDC Report

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Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone having more luck in attracting new smartphone buyers than Apple is with the iPhone? A new market research report indicates that’s the case. To be clear, the report itself, which was compiled by IDC, doesn’t exactly paint a great picture for Windows Phone. In fact, it found that devices running the […]

Swype Keyboard Alternative for Windows Phone 8.1 Shown in New Leak

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Thanks to leaks from the developer version of Windows Phone 8.1, we’ve seen an avalanche of leaks about new features coming to Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system. Now another leak indicates that Microsoft is preparing to introduce a Swype-like gesture keyboard with the upcoming update. A single screenshot showcasing what’s believed to be this new […]

Leaked Slides Hint at Coming Windows RT and Windows Phone Collision

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Many of the latest rumors about the direction Microsoft is planning to take Windows Phone and Windows RT indicated that the company would eventually merge the two. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t yet commented on the fate of either operating system publicly. Now a new side discussing Universal Store apps has all but confirmed the merging of […]

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 […]