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 […]

Is a Galaxy S4-Inspired Windows Phone Coming From Samsung

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Samsung is about to launch a larger Windows Phone device for the U.S. market and now we know a little more information thanks to documents submitted to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for certification. The Samsung SM-W750 is said to be a Windows Phone device with a 5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 […]

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 […]

Nokia May Have a Trojan Horse for Microsoft

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Nokia fans were upset when Microsoft alum Stephen Elop was hired as CEO to lead the company, resulting in a radical departure from the Symbian and MeeGo (formerly Maemo) platforms and a marriage to Microsoft’s nascent Windows Phone operating system. Avid Finns and Nokians called Elop a Trojan horse sent from Microsoft to convert the […]

Sony Confirms Windows Phone Rumors…Kind Of.

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After rumors that Sony and Microsoft are back together working on the next generation of Xperia smartphones that would run the latter’s Windows Phone operating system, a Sony European executive is now adding fuel to the fire. Sony Mobile’s Europe head Pierre Perron is now suggesting that the hardware-maker is exploring a multiple-OS strategy that […]

Lumia 929 Becomes The Lumia Icon, Gets Leaked By Verizon

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Nokia is getting closer and closer to releasing a device with a quad-core processor for potential Windows Phone buyers on Verizon. At least, that’s the conclusion wireless watchers are arriving at after the Nokia Lumia Icon surfaced online. Verizon leaked details of the Lumia Icon on its website this morning when it added the upcoming […]

This Is Android Running On The Nokia Normandy

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The Nokia Normandy, Nokia’s much talked about low-end smartphone running Google’s Android operating system, may never reach store shelves, but that isn’t stopping industry insiders from fawning over the device’s interface and more. Photos of the operating system and the Nokia Normandy itself were leaked earlier today by Evleaks. All told, the pictures and user […]

The Best Windows Phone On Every Carrier

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone may have been the last of the three most popular smartphone operating systems to make it to market, but it does have some features users can’t get anywhere else. The operating system’s Live Tiles spawned copycats of all shapes and sizes. While end-users are split on the attractiveness of the Start Screen and more, […]

These Trends Defined Microsoft in 2013

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No matter which way you look at it, 2013 came to define Microsoft. Some have claimed that it was the company’s decision to mostly continue the road it began driving down with Windows 8 that marked the company’s resurgence as an actual contender for top-teir technology company. Others feel that the Microsoft’s endeavors weren’t defined […]

Sony-made Windows Phone Could Become Reality In 2014

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Microsoft’s in-house smartphone Windows Phone hardware could get some much-needed competition from Sony in the New Year. Citing sources with knowledge of talks between the two companies, The Information is reporting that Microsoft and Sony are engaged in talks that could usher in a new era of Sony-made Windows Phones next year. In fact, the […]

Holiday Cheer: Windows Phone Users Get Free Space for Holiday Photos & More

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system have another reason for taking as many holiday photos as they can. They are being rewarded with 20GB of SkyDrive storage absolutely free. Detailed in emails sent out to users over the weekend, Microsoft says it’s giving these users the free storage as a way to show its “appreciation” […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a significant phone for both Nokia and Microsoft. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device to debut with a large 6-inch display, a first smartphone from the platform to sport a full HD 1080p display, and one that comes with one of the wold’s most powerful processors in the form […]

Lumia Black Update Comes to Lumia 1020 Users on AT&T

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AT&T is rolling out Lumia Black, the most recent update to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, to the Lumia 1020. According to reports, the United States’ second-largest mobile network began rolling out the Lumia Black update to users with the Nokia Lumia 1020 this afternoon.  Reports from WPCentral also indicate that AT&T is also rolling […]

Xbox Music & Video Arrive on Windows Phone, Saving It From Itself

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system can finally sync, purchase, download and stream content from Microsoft’s own Xbox Music and Video services thanks to two new in the Windows Phone Store. Of the two, Xbox Video is probably the application Windows Phone users have hoped would arrive the longest. With the app, users […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Deal At The Microsoft Store Is A Switcher’s Dream

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A new deal from the Microsoft Store could be just the thing to get potential buyers of the Nokia Lumia 1520 off their couch and into a store. Users who visit the Microsoft Store in person can pick up the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s first phablet and the most powerful Windows Phone to date, for just […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Features Could Turn Platform Into a True iPhone Rival

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Users can expect a unified notification center and a new personal assistant to arrive as part of Windows Phone 8.1, the often rumored update coming to Windows Phone users sometime next year. In a new report out today, The Verge says that it’s managed to confirm that users will get these features, plus much more […]

Ditching Hardware Buttons Could Make Windows Phone 8.1 A Top Contender

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t close to rivaling Google’s Android in terms of market share just yet, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is giving up on the fight. New reports indicate that Microsoft could be preparing to drop the Windows Phone platform’s signature hardware buttons to make it more competitive. Though talk about Microsoft […]