Google Voice Users May Want to Avoid Windows Phone

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Google’s war against Microsoft has taken another hostage in the form of Google Voice users. After a battle that resulted in the removal of a more advanced YouTube application for Microsoft’s mobile OS platform, Windows Phone users could kiss goodbye to third-party Google Voice apps next year as a result of Google enforcing its new […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Fully Detailed in New Leaks

The Nokia Lumia 929 in photos shared with WPCentral.

While Nokia didn’t show any new smartphones that users on Verizon could get excited about during its Nokia World event this past month, leaks of the Nokia Lumia 929 indicate that the company definitely has something up its sleeve for users on the United States’ largest mobile carrier. WPCentral has gotten their hands on a […]

Nokia Nabs Place as the United States’ Fourth Largest Smartphone Maker

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The good news just keeps coming for Nokia. After announcing better than expected gains in the United States earlier this week, numbers indicate that Nokia surpassed Motorola and HTC in terms of smartphone sales this past quarter. According to numbers collected by Counterpoint, a technology market research firm, Nokia now made up 4.1% of all […]

The Google Nexus Experience: Is This What Nokia Users Have Coming?

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Today we witnessed a technological marvel. Google’s Nexus 5 and Android KitKat announcements were poetry in motion. News about both devices leaked out weeks in advance, and most Android flagship devices won’t see Android 4.4 KitKat for months – if at all. Still, in one day users are able to get all the details about […]

Nokia Lumia Sales Double, Could Continue with Lumia 1520 Launch

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If Nokia’s financial earnings are an accurate indication, Microsoft may take ownership of a much stronger Nokia Devices and Services division than was originally anticipated by mobile industry watchers. That’s because according to Nokia’s Interim Report for the third quarter of this fiscal year, sales of its Nokia Lumia Windows Phones reached an all-time high […]

5 Windows Phone Alternatives to Top iPhone and Android Apps

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system launched three years ago to critical acclaim and rather disappointing sales. Since then, it’s slowly been crawling its way into relevancy by adding support for more modern processors and partnering with Nokia to produce hardware comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. While sales of […]

Microsoft Begins Publishing Web Apps in the Windows Phone Store

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is repacking mobile websites and launching them in its Windows Phone Store as native applications. The company confirmed the practice after reports surfaced over a number of big name applications finally entering the Windows Phone Store. While that wouldn’t normally be odd – Microsoft has been working overtime to attract […]

Instagram for Windows Phone Officially Announced

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After years of waiting and six months after Nokia launched a grass-roots effort to get the app in the Windows Store, Nokia and Microsoft have formally announced that Instagram for Windows Phone is coming. Nokia revealed that the application was on its way to users, this morning at an event in Abu Dhabi. It choose […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Details Leak Ahead of Press Event

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Nokia is just hours away from taking the stage as its press event in Abu Dhabi, but if the trend of recent leaks continue it won’t have anything surprising to announce. Leaks over the last few days have detailed the Lumia 1520 phablet and the previously unseen Nokia Guru music accessory. Known reliable source Evleaks […]

Microsoft Could Kill Hardware Buttons in Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia's Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones will get enhanced Glance features as a part of the Lumia Black update.

Devices running Windows Phone 8.1 could come without the platform’s signature capacitive buttons in the future. Allegedly, Microsoft is considering removing the back, Start and search keys from the hardware specifications that it requires its Windows Phone partners to adhere to when creating new devices. Right now, The Verge’s sources are only confirming that Microsoft […]

Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8 Update 3, New Developer Program

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Microsoft is now ready detail the features coming to users as a part of the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 software upgrade destined for devices soon. Although the software update has a slightly altered title – it was originally known to the world as GDR3, Windows Phone 8 General Distribution Release 3 – this is the same update […]

How Microsoft Convinced Me to Buy an iPhone 5s

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It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a staunch Windows Phone user. After switching from a simple mobile phone, Windows Phone became my life companion, the operating system I turned to when I needed to get anything done – even with a Windows PC right in front of me. So how did Apple […]

Windows Phone 8.1 to Feature Universal Apps and Loss of Back Button?

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Windows Phone 8.1 could bring universal applications and support for more high-end hardware to Microsoft’s mobile platform, according to reports. Citing a reliable source with information, long-time Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott believes that users can expect a huge list of landmark changes from the Windows Phone 8.1 update due next year. Allegedly, Windows Phone 8.1 […]

Windows Phone GDR3 Changes May Offer More Customization & Control

Screenshots of Windows Phone 8 GDR3 from WPCentral.

Microsoft hasn’t shared any information about what features Windows Phone 8 users can expect when the company ships the GDR3 update for Windows Phone users, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from detailing the changes with leaks of the Bittersweet Shimmer update coming to Nokia users at the same time as the Windows Phone GDR3. Posts […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Coming in Early November for $500?

Alleged photos of the Nokia Lumia 929 shared by EVLeaks.

Verizon Wireless subscribers could see the phablet-sized Nokia Lumia 929 on store shelves as early as November. At least, that is the story coming from sources inside Verizon who spoke with Windows Phone website WPCentral. Reportedly, the device shows an in-store inventory date of November 6th. While that date seems a little late for Nokia, […]

Microsoft Confirms Unified Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store?

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Microsoft is working to combine the application platforms of Windows Phone and its Windows operating system, if new reports are correct. According to sources being cited by The Verge, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson announced that the company is planning to combine the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store in future releases of both platforms. More […]

Microsoft Offering Cash for Old iPhones in Rumored Trade-In Program

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No, Microsoft doesn’t actually want your old iPhones to use for themselves, but it’s reported that they’ll be offering an incentive for those who switch to Windows Phone from an iPhone. According to Forbes, it’s said that Microsoft will give iPhone users a minimum of $200 for their old iPhone (as old as the iPhone […]

Phones Offer Hope for Windows RT Success

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In an odd twist, Microsoft may be looking at replacing its Windows Phone operating system with that of Windows RT. In the past, the company has stated that Windows Phone was strictly for phones that that Windows RT was built for tablets, like Windows 8. However, the lines may be blurring as Windows Phone manufacturers, […]

GTA 5 Phones Mock iPhone, Android & Windows Phone Users

A closer look at GTA 5's Android smartphone.

GTA 5 takes jabs at the world we live in throughout the game, and when it comes to the phones used by characters in the game, there is no respite as iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users are at the brunt of the joke. Considering GTA 5 sold over $1 billion worth of copies so […]