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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 available at Carphone Warehouse for just £79.95

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2 years ago

Fly reportedly joining the Windows Phone 8.1 ranks in Russia with new baby blue smartphone

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Fly (www.fly-phone.com) is a smartphone company based out of London, who makes a range of phones, smartphones and tablets for various markets including Russia, Ukraine, India, Southern Europe and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States of the former Soviet Union). Those devices are almost always Android based, but with the recent loosening of restrictions around the Windows Phone hardware requirements and reference design, more manufacturers are supporting Windows Phone. Back in March, Microsoft added nine new hardware partners to its roster, and since that time the number has grown.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 635 now available in Italy direct from Microsoft

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One of the convenient changes in Microsoft purchasing the mobile device division from Nokia is the ability for Microsoft to offer phones direct to consumers at a faster clip. The Nokia Lumia 635, the LTE big brother of the single-SIM Lumia 630, is now joining the ranks in Italy where it is priced for € 179 (free shipping included). To sweeten the deal, if you buy the phone before July 14, you can nab a € 25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store for some new apps.

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2 years ago

MobileFit Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone Diet Apps

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As Fitness Month continues here at Windows Phone Central and all of the Mobile Nations sites, we turn our sites on apps to help with our diet. While exercise is a key element of staying fit, so is what we consume during the day. You defeat the purpose of exercise with poor eating habits.

This week's Fitness App Roundup will concentrate on a collection of top rated Windows Phone apps designed to help you count your calories and monitor what foods you take in during the week. There's also an app that will find you recipes based on the ingredients you prefer while avoiding those you are allergic to.

We'll close things out with a Reader's Poll to let you decide which of these diet apps are tops. If we've missed your favorite app, feel free to sound off below in the comments.

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2 years ago

Lumia 930 availability on Ireland's Meteor pushed back to mid-July

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It looks like Irish customers have to wait a while longer for the Lumia 930, as Ireland's Technology Blog states that the launch of the device has been pushed back by two weeks. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Nokia's latest flagship device would be making its way to Ireland's Meteor network in addition to Vodafone and O2.

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2 years ago

Enjoy the latest fashion with official Next apps for Windows and Windows Phone

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Popular UK retailer Next has released official apps for Windows and Windows Phone, enabling consumers to enjoy the latest fashion at their fingertips. The main feature of both the apps is to shop while on the move for free, browsing ranges of quality clothes, shoes and homeware from Next. The universal apps themselves fit in nicely with the overall experience of Microsoft's ecosystem.

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2 years ago

Microsoft US cuts pricing of its Surface Pro 2 range of tablets by up to $200

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Microsoft has reduced its pricing for the Surface Pro 2 range of Windows 8 tablets in the US, knocking off $200 on each model. This price alteration follows a similar cut in the UK, where Microsoft slashed the price tags on the tablets by £150. While the move is due to the upcoming Surface Pro 3 launch, the previous generation hardware are still worth picking up when discounted.

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2 years ago

Here's what Microsoft's Cortana was almost called before you changed everything

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In hindsight, Microsoft naming its personal voice assistant after the famous AI character from the Halo game series seems like an obvious choice. The decision was not so easy partially due to an individual studio having initial objections and the usual corporate obstacles potentially thwarting its adoption.

But if not Cortana what would Microsoft have called their feature smart engine for Windows Phone?

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2 years ago

The 360 degree Photosynth camera app picks up a rare update to version 1.7

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Photosynth is Microsoft's proprietary photo app for taking 360 degree panoramas, and although it took a long time to arrive for Windows Phone 8, the app hasn't been updated in 14 months. Yes, time flies, but tonight version 1.7 has hit the Store in a rare treat for Windows Phone users.

Version 1.7, unfortunately, does not bring any new features though it does say 'bug fixes' for a changelog. Considering the multitudes of new devices and even a brand new operating systems (Windows Phone 8.1), it's not too surprising that Photosynth could use a little polishing.

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2 years ago

Xbox aggregates your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone Achievements in one spot

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2 years ago

Kobo Books now available on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Tomorrow morning you can ask the experts behind your Lumia's camera anything you want

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If there's one thing we can all agree on is that Nokia's cameras tend to be the best in the business. From the groundbreaking Nokia Lumia 920 to the 41 MP Lumia 1020 to the recent 20 MP gems on the Lumia 930 and 1520, PureView cameras have set the bar quite high for modern smartphones.

Tomorrow, the engineering 'superstars' Juha Alakarhu and Eero Salmelin will be doing a live Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Conversations blog, providing a unique opportunity to quiz the gurus on anything relating to mobile imaging.

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2 years ago

250 new emoji could be coming to a phone near you

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The Unicode standard has been updated to add an additional 2,834 new characters, which includes about 250 pictographic symbols, or emoji. This expanded list of new symbols could help to add personality to messaging, such as SMS and MMS, Apple's iMessage, BlackBerry's BBM, Google's Hangouts, and other services.

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2 years ago

Music streaming service Rdio now available from the Windows Store

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2 years ago

Geometry Dash jumps over to the Windows Phone Store

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