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 […]

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 […]