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 […]

Windows Phone Offers App Deals That Make Even iPhone Users Jealous

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Sure, Windows Phone wasn’t the first platform to reach 1 billion apps like Apple’s iOS, however that isn’t stopping Microsoft from celebrating the holiday season with a 50% mark down on apps even iOS users would love to get their hands on for cheap. Starting today, Windows Phone users can pick up 12 different apps […]

Samsung: Can Microsoft Steal Android’s Most Valuable Partner

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Samsung may have been Google’s most valuable partner when it first built Android, and one whose Galaxy brand is synonymous with Google’s platform in marketing campaigns, but recent rumored rifts between the two partners could create an opening for Microsoft to swoop in and steal Samsung’s love. In addition to a rumor of a revamped […]

Rumors Say Windows Phone Users Could Get a New UI in Windows Phone 9

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New rumors indicate that users of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system could be in for a new user interface in Windows Phone 9. Rumors surfaced about the new interface today, following a tweet in which Eldar Murtazin, a well-known leaker of mobile information, shared a bit of information he’s believes is correct. It’s Murtazin’s assertion that Microsoft […]

Free Windows Phone & Windows RT Rumored, Could Heat Up Competition

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Microsoft could allow manufacturers to create devices running Windows Phone and Windows RT absolutely free of charge, according to recent reports. Reports of Microsoft dropping the licensing fees it charges Windows Phone and Windows RT partners surfaced this week in a report from The Verge. Citing sources with “familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” it’s the publications […]

9 Exciting Smartphones for 2014

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With 2013 coming to a close, it’s now time to look into our crystal ball and relay the devices we think have the best chance of being among the best smartphones in 2014. Thanks to rumors, we already have an idea about some of these devices including an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC M8, […]

File Manager and More for Windows Phone Leaked by Feedback Site

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Windows Phone users could be in for a file manager and new app storage settings if comments made by a Microsoft employee on the company’s UserVoice website are true. Rumors of a file manager finally making into Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system surfaced after Mobile Guru, an Administrator for the product’s UserVoice website and, presumably, […]

Windows, Windows RT and Windows Phone Merging? Microsoft Says Yes

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The days of users having to know the differences between Microsoft’s three different consumer-oriented operating systems could soon be a thing of the past, according to comments made by Microsoft’s own Devices and Studios chief. Julie Larson-Green, Vice President of Devices and Studios for Microsoft, hinted at the company’s future plans for Windows on stage at […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Buyers Seeing Delays at Microsoft and AT&T Stores

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Users who were waiting for their pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 1520 to arrive received some pretty upsetting news last night. They’ll have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Nokia’s first phablet-sized Windows Phone. Reports of delays first surfaced last night after WPCentral reported that members of its community had received notices from […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014

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There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Nokia Music Transforms into Nokia MixRadio

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Nokia Windows Phone users don’t have to wait for Nokia’s New York launch event to get their hands on a refreshed and rebranded subscription music service from Nokia. The new Nokia Music, now Nokia MixRadio, debuted in the Windows Phone Store early this morning. Just like the native Xbox Music client that comes installed on […]

Instagram & Waze Arrive on Windows Phone

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The holidays may have come early for Windows Phone users today. After months of pining for an official application to access the Instagram photo sharing service, the app has finally arrived paired with an official Windows Phone version of Waze. To be fair, Microsoft and Nokia had already made it clear that they were working […]

Google Search for Windows Phone Gets Voice Search and More

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Google and Windows Phone don’t have what we’d call a great relationship. From issues with a YouTube app and temporarily blocking Google Maps, the situation could use some improving, and today that’s exactly what is happening. This week Google finally updated its Search app for Windows Phone, and with it came a few much requested […]

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft’s Devices & Services Deal

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Nokia Devices and Services, the part of the Finnish giant that is responsible for the outfit’s smartphone and feature phone handsets, will become a part of Microsoft early next year if shareholders get their way. The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia shareholders approved the $7.2 billion dollar sale of Nokia’s Devices and Services division […]

Microsoft announces Facebook Login for Windows Phone and Windows

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Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone are showing a bit of progress when it comes to device sales. That being said, a lack of high-quality applications and useful third-party tools following into both of the operating system’s stores remains one of the few valid criticisms about both operating systems. It seems Microsoft is hoping that bringing […]

Vine Video App Now Available on Windows Phone

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Windows Phone users no longer have to rely on third-party Vine clients, at least that’s according to Microsoft. The company formally announced that Windows Phone users can expect a custom-made version of Vine to appear in the Windows Phone Store sometime today. The news comes by the way of The Verge who says Microsoft tipped […]

Microsoft Merges Windows Phone and Windows Development Accounts

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Developers creating applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows platforms won’t need to register two different accounts with the company going forward. In a move that could telegraph future platform mergers to come, Microsoft has combined the developer registration process for both operating systems. Microsoft announced the transition in a blog post late yesterday saying, […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Gets Release Date on AT&T

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After having been announced late last month at Nokia World, the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1520 flagship phablet is finally getting a launch date in the U.S. with exclusive carrier AT&T. The device will become available to buy, as revealed by the Microsoft Store preorder page, starting on November 15th for $199 on contract or […]