Articles by Seth Brodeur

In celebration of Nokia World, Amazing Weather HD is half price
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2013

The makers of Amazing Weather HD, the weather app that beams stunning pictures to your lockscreen, are celebrating this year's Nokia World event by slashing its price in half. For the duration of Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi, the self-proclaimed "only app in full...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 15, 2013

Brazilian Windows Phone fans got a treat yesterday when Nokia's top two smartphones, the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 925, were released. The Lumia 1020, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone device, is available in black and white, with yellow on its way. It will run you a cool R...

Looking for an unlocked Lumia 920?
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 10, 2013

Online retailer Rakuten is serving up a refurbished, unlocked version of the Nokia Lumia 920 for $279.99 with free shipping. Choose from Black, Cyan, Red, White or Yellow. You will receive 280 Rakuten Points for ordering and an addition 42 points if you enter the promo...

Want convenient charging at a convenient price? Check out the DT-900 for $25
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 03, 2013

If you are looking for a wireless charger for your Nokia Lumia, or any Qi-enabled device for that matter, head on over to DailySteals. They are once again running a deal on Nokia's DT-900 wireless charging pad for $25, which is 75% off the listed retail price.

Huawei Ascend W2
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 01, 2013

Earlier this year, we saw Huawei's Ascends W1 Windows phone launch in Russia at a very wallet-friendly price of 11,990 rubles, which at the time was the same price as Nokia's Lumia 620. Now Hi-Tech@mail.ru is reporting that later this month, Huawei's other...

The Amber update is now live for the Lumia 720 and 520 across India
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 24, 2013

Tips have been pouring in from Windows Phone Central readers across India that their Nokia Lumia 720s and 520s are getting notifications that the Amber update is now available. The Nokia support site also confirms that Amber has been approved is rolling out in...

Due
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 23, 2013

Squallstar Studio has made their simple, easy-to-use to-do list app, Due, available for free for the next 48 hours. Due is a cleanly designed task list that lets you manage your chores and errands quickly without having to use your calendar. A start screen tile...

So what exactly would motivate Foxconn to keep producing the "Mountain View" phone?
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 19, 2013

Some new details have emerged on Nokia's alleged "Plan B" to build an Android phone running on Lumia hardware, in case things went South with their Microsoft partnership.

According to CTechCN, a site with a pretty solid history of reporting leaks, Nokia's Beijing...

Telstra sends customers free Lumia 520s as a peace offering
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 19, 2013

Today was supposed to be a joyous day for Telstra customers, a day that they could pre-order the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows phone. Sadly, however, Telstra has run into a software issue on their Lumia 1020s that is bad enough to postpone the release indefinitely, forcing...

You can pre-order the Nokia Lumia 1020 at Telecom New Zealand for $1149
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 17, 2013

Telecom New Zealand looks to be the first mobile carrier on the island nation to be taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1020. Despite earlier rumors that the Lumia 1020 would be priced at $1299 outright, it will in fact only run you $1149. You can also opt for...

Cortana looks like it will do more than just listen to what you have to say
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 12, 2013

It's no secret that Microsoft has been working on a voice-recognition-based assistant to rival Apple's Siri and Google Now that will be included in Windows Phone 8.1 (aka, Blue). What is somewhat surprising, according to a newly leaked screenshot,  is that the...

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...