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2 years ago

Nokia looking to release DLNA app Play To for Windows Phone 8 in Q1 2013

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Nokia released its DLNA app Play To for Lumia Windows Phones earlier this year, but it has been missing for those who have made the move to Windows Phone 8. According to Eero Penttinen, Lead Programme Manager of Nokia Windows Phone Management, the app is well on its way. The unfortunate matter is it requires DLNA components that still need to be delivered.

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2 years ago

Xbox Windows Phone version of AlphaJax is live and free of spelling errors

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File this Xbox Windows Phone game release under "better late than never."

Yes, the highly anticipated Xbox-enabled version of AlphaJax is now available at last.

AlphaJax is a Windows Phone-exclusive online Scrabble clone that has made quite a name for itself since its debut in December 2010. The New Zealand-based developer Marker Metro got excited about the platform prior to its release that year, and they’ve never looked back since. Thanks to a beautiful UI and consistent updates, AlphaJax remains one of the most popular online word games for Windows Phone – despite lacking cross-platform multiplayer like many of its competitors.

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2 years ago

Switching from iOS or Android to Windows Phone? Here's how to find your favorite apps.

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Probably the toughest problem any new user faces when switching platforms is finding comparable apps on their new OS. Sure, we have the Windows Phone Central forums to help and we try to do what we can here, but Nokia has something even better.

Nokia, in conjunction with Xyologic, have teamed up to bring a site called Find your Favorite Apps (www.xyo.net/lumia) that allows you to name the platform you’re coming from (iPhone, Android), choose one of 15 supported countries and then the app you are looking to pick up. The service then searches database and comes up with what it thinks is the best choice. Heck, it even auto-creates a QR code for quick and easy scanning.

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2 years ago

HTC Titan III mysteriously appears in this month's Xbox Live Survey (Updated)

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Update 12/4/12: Microsoft has let us know directly that this was indeed a typo and it has since been fixed on the survey. It now says Titan II.

Every month Xbox Live Rewards conducts a survey that is an easy way for Rewards participants to earn points. Well the December survey makes reference to something that is a bit of a mystery.

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2 years ago

Microsoft opens up Socl to more testers. May have potential yet?

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We’re mixed on the whole “social internet thing” with Twitter about as far as we’ll go with the phenomenon. But there is little doubt that there is a certain demographic who want to engage with others on just about everything these days. Microsoft’s Socl (www.so.cl) project is a research effort to see what works and what doesn’t. While it’s not “public” yet meaning it’s not an official service, it just got closer to it today.

This morning, Microsoft tossed open the doors to anyone who wants to jump on board the previously invite-only service. We received an email via Outlook.com asking us to join the effort and since it uses your Microsoft Account, getting your “Me Page” is quite simple...

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 finally launching on China Mobile this week

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Nokia is set to launch its flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 920 in China with the country's largest wireless carrier, according to sources familiar with company plans. Nokia plans to reach an agreement with China Mobile to release a Lumia 920 compatible with the country's homegrown TS-SCDMA technology, which the carrier makes use of. This partnership will see both companies refresh the relationship that saw China receiving the Lumia 800 earlier this year.

We previously reported that the Lumia 920 was headed to China Mobile back in September. Now, that launch looks imminent as we reported it launching for December 6th on the carrier.

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2 years ago

Chuck Norris Fact: Windows Phone Live Tiles flip for him

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Chuck Norris Facts is one of about thirty six some odd Windows Phone apps related to the famed action hero. Chuck Norris Facts stands out because it includes some humorous wallpapers and  has landed on the Windows Phone Store's New and Rising list.

The Chuck Norris Facts app contains over three thousand facts about Mr. Norris and dozens of wallpapers. Wallpapers that can be pulled up at random or you can choose your favorite to remain in the background. Wallpapers can also be saved to your Windows Phone for use as lockscreen wallpapers. Just go to the settings, find your favorite background image, tap/hold on it and choose Save Image.

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2 years ago

ProClip USA announce HTC 8X and Lumia 920 fixed car mounts, no Qi wireless support

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For many with new high-end Windows Phone 8 devices, being able to mount them in the car for some of that sweet offline navigation is the dream. Perhaps even more so for those with a Nokia Lumia 920 (or the Verizon HTC 8X) who have the Qi wireless charging on board as that promises the swift in-and-out luxury unlike anything we’ve previously seen.

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2 years ago

Yes, Photosynth for Windows Phone 8 is coming soon

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It’s no secret that here at Windows Phone Central we’ve actually been using Photosynth (www.photosynth.net) for Windows Phone 8 for a few weeks now. But that’s certainly no comfort for those of you who are eagerly waiting for the app to finally make its way to your devices.

Luckily, the team behind Photosynth is well aware of your yearning and have mentioned in a tweet that the app is now finalized and being tested--though that was a few weeks ago. Actually, to our ears that sounds like it is at least a week or two away, assuming nothing needs to be adjusted during that testing.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 gets shot by an AK-47 assault rifle. Doesn't live to see OS upgrade.

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2 years ago

Nokia India publishes Lumia 510 'Trendify' social commercial

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Don’t adjust your spell checkers folks, ‘Trendify’ could be the next buzz we've all been looking for. Nokia India has posted a new video showing off the more affordable Lumia 510.

It’s all fun and games during the segment but getting down to business they are touting the Lumia 510’s social side. During the video we’re seeing all kinds of crazy hand to hand kissing going on during the little video, check it after the break.

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2 years ago

New and exclusive Nokia Lumia 505 coming to Mexico’s Telcel with Windows Phone 7.8?

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Nokia may be once again creating some exclusive phones for regional carriers and this time it’s reportedly the Lumia 505.

The phone first popped up on the questionable Facebook page of Guerrero Móvil, where not much info was provided besides the image and it being exclusive to Telcel.  At the time, that wasn’t enough for us to run with the story as there was no other confirmation of that device (and to be honest, anyone could throw together that carrier mockup).

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2 years ago

Blue HTC 8S now available at Clove for £224

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2 years ago

Nokia sells Espoo HQ for $222 million, company will remain at location

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2 years ago

Pirates Plunder: Windows Phone Game Review

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Pirate's Plunder is Flight Control styled game where you direct trade ships to the appropriate port, avoid high seas collisions, pirates, sea monsters and other dangers along the way.

Along with the main objective of docking your ships, there are a handful of side games with Pirate's Plunder that crop up to keep things interesting. Animations are nice, game play challenging, but the game has a cluttered feel to it. Still Pirate's Plunder has a bit of appeal to it and is worth a try.

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