Articles by Seth Brodeur

Rayman Fiesta Run announced for a Fall release
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 10, 2013

Video game maker Ubisoft has announced that they will be releasing a follow up to their hit game Rayman Jungle Run this Fall on Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android. Rayman Fiesta Run will consist of 75 levels of running and jumping through a foody, fruity...

Rumor has it that the "Bandit" will officially be called the Lumia 1520
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 27, 2013

Smartphone insiders @evleaks tweeted a simple, but straight-forward message about the Nokia 6-inch Windows Phone 8 device codenamed "Bandit," denoting that it will officially be called the Nokia Lumia 1520. @evleaks has a longtime track record of being correct with the...

The Expansys HTC 8X is now just £189.99
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 27, 2013

Expansys UK has dropped the price of their hot-selling SIM free HTC 8X from £349.99 to just £189.99. You can choose between the classic Black or the California Blue. The £160.00 price cut includes free 3-5 day shipping.

Some details surface on Nokia's "Sirius" tablet
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 26, 2013

The recently leaked details of Nokia's upcoming "Sirius" Windows RT tablet, has been generating a lot of buzz on what exactly will be under the hood. The tablet was first revealed ten days ago in leaked photos from Digi-wo.

WinSuperSite's Paul Thurrott says that...

Bejeweled Live Plus, Zuma's Revenge and iBomber Defense are now available to everyone
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 20, 2013

Three Xbox Live games that were branded as Nokia exclusives for Windows Phone have been made available to all owners of all Windows Phone devices.

Bejeweled Live Plus, Zuma's Revenge, and iBomber Defense, have all been made their way into the Windows Phone Store...

HERE Transit gets some bug fixes
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 19, 2013

Nokia's HERE Transit, the app that helps you get from here to there via public transportation in hundreds of cities around the world, got updated to version 4.0.2085.0 today. The update's change log simply states that it includes bug fixes and stability updates.

Nokia's "Bandit" 6-inch phablet will reportedly debut by the end of the year
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 19, 2013

The Verge is reporting that sources have told them that Nokia will be releasing a phone with a 6-inch screen by the end of the year. The device, which is currently being tested by AT&T under the moniker "Bandit," will be the first Windows Phone-powered phablet, a...

As suspected, Google is the culprit with the YouTube app errors
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 15, 2013

It was just 24 hours between the time that Microsoft re-released its revamped Official YouTube app for Windows Phone and time that it became virtually unusable due to crippling error messages.

We surmised that the "revoked developer key" causing the error was the...

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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 15, 2013

We are getting reports from the Windows Phone Central faithful around the world that their Nokia Lumia 920s are starting to receive the eagerly-awaited Amber and GDR2 updates from Nokia and Microsoft. So far, we have heard from readers in Denmark and India who have...

The Nokia Lumia 925 is expected to be available in Vietnam by the end of August
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 13, 2013

Nokia's Lumia 925 has popped up on the Vietnamese site Thegioididong.com for pre-order, with an expected delivery around the end of August. The phone will fetch 11,900,00 dong (about $568) and comes with a free set of Coloud Boom headphones. In addition, the first 1000...

The official Tapatalk app just got some solid bug fixes
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 09, 2013

The official Tapatalk app for Windows phone got updated yesterday to version 1.0.2.10. The app, which centralizes communications to various online communities, was released back in June for Windows Phone 7 and 8, and saw a fair share of connection issues to different...

Finger Prty
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by Seth Brodeur
Aug 08, 2013

Tomorrow, August 9, finger game Finger Party will be free to download for Windows Phone users. The deal is a collaboration between Finger Party developer MaxPirat and myAppFree, a Windows Phone app that works with developers to offer one free application per day. Like...

Could we see a Windows Phone-powered OPPO device in the near future?
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 16, 2013

Almost exactly a year ago, Chinese device manufacturer OPPO was rumored to be working on a Windows Phone 8 device that was slated for a 2013 release. If recent images that were posted on Sina Weibo (Twitter's Chinese counterpart) by OPPO’s Social Marketing Director Li...

Matte Grey Nokia Lumia 920 Body
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 15, 2013

You may recall reading about my account of what happened when I took my Nokia Lumia 920 out for a spin on my bike with a sub-standard bike mount back in June and how it took a beating that only an action hero could withstand.

I figured I would post a follow up on...

Get your charge on with the Nokia DT-910 charging stand for $45
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 15, 2013

Daily deal site PayDeals has the Nokia DT-910 wireless charging stand for $45, a 35% savings on its regular retail price of $69.00. PayDeals has the charging stand in both black and white and ships for free. This deal runs for another three and a half days or while...

London Tube
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 11, 2013

O2 has partnered with Virgin Media to provide free Wifi connectivity to its customers throughout the London Underground train system, affectionately known as the Tube. Virgin Media has hotspots in more than 120 Tube stations and has already partnered with O2 competitors...

Viber's 2.3 adds some new features and performance enhancements
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 09, 2013

Viber, the messaging app that lets you text, group message, and make free HD calls, just got updated to version 2.3 for Windows Phone 8. The desktop application for Windows was also updated, allowing it to better integrate with Windows Phone.

Talmon Marco, Viber'...

Unity Xbox One partnership logo
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 28, 2013

Unity, developers of the wildly popular gaming engine of the same name, announced yesterday at Build 2013 that they have struck up a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft to develop for Xbox One and Windows Phone 8. This collaboration with Microsoft means the...

Nokia Lumia 920 damage
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 27, 2013

Those busted corners on the Nokia Lumia 920 in the pictures above look nasty, eh? Those gashes, along with some slight scratches on the front of the phone’s screen are the result of my Lumia 920 falling off my bike when a brand new handlebar mount that I bought broke...