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2 years ago

Tune in! Nokia to run Indian reality TV show to judge submitted app ideas

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Nokia India launched an initiative in collaboration with NDTV, which saw consumers provided with the unique opportunity to submit their mobile app ideas that have potential to be developed for Windows Phone, so other owners can enjoy the experience. A reality TV show, "Nokia Lumia Your Wish Is My App" is set to be produced where app ideas will be pitched and judged by a panel of well-known faces in India.

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2 years ago

First impression with the Verizon Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone

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We just got our hands on the new Verizon Samsung ATIV Odyssey and it makes a nice first impression. The Windows Phone has a familiar feel to it that reminds us of the Samsung Focus 2 or maybe a thicker version of the original Samsung Focus.  The ATIV Odyssey joins the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon's Windows Phone lineup.

The 4" Super AMOLED Screen looks nice and the Odyssey feels comfortable in the hand. The Windows Phone is powered by a 2100Mah battery and driven by a 1.5Ghz Dual Core CPU. Add NFC support and a 5MP rear camera and the ATIV Odyssey comes across as a decent mid-level Windows Phone.  The only downside that jumps off the paper is the Odyssey only has 8GB of storage. However it does have a microSD expansion slot and while 8GB may not sound too great, memory shouldn't be an issue.

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2 years ago

Premiere Google Voice Client MetroTalk gets coveted new features in update

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2 years ago

See how you measure up against Velociraptors with Ninja Joe

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Easy to play, hard to master is definitely one way to describe the Windows Phone game Ninja Joe. It is a nicely animated, slightly addictive, challenging platform game for your Windows Phone.

You play the role of Joe, a ninja in search of mystical gems that will save his master's life. Joe must navigate over harsh terrain and battle various Velociraptor (as in the dinosaur) bosses along the way.

Ninja Joe has twenty five levels of play (first level is a tutorial) that are spread out across three different worlds. Animations are nice, game play fast paced and challenging, and all in all Ninja Joe is a nice addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Advocates and activists write open letter to Skype amongst privacy concerns

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A rag-tag group of privacy advocates, internet activists, journalists and organizations have banded together and have written an open letter to Skype, calling on the communications giant to "publicly document Skype’s security and privacy practices."

The letter, which is addressed to Skype Division President Tony Bates, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, says that the members of the group who authored it rely on Skype to communicate under circumstances where privacy and security are imperative and that it would be doing them a great service to know just what they can expect.

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2 years ago

Serious about Twitter? Dominate the Twitterverse with new social game Tweepgods

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Are you a Twitter fan? Do you love using the service so much that you could see yourself playing a social game? Liquid Daffodil, the makers behind glƏƏk! and more, has developed Tweepgods (www.liquiddaffodil.com/tweepgods), which may be of interest to you. Tweepgods is such a title that's now available on the Windows Store (and soon arriving for Windows Phone).

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2 years ago

Drink up! Untappd social app coming soon to Windows Phone 8

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Untappd, the social network for those who like to spend their free time relaxing in their local with a well-poured pint, have recently announced that they are working on bringing an app to the Windows Phone 8 Store. What’s more they are anticipating having it released before the end of March, as revealed in a blog post picked up by our sister site CrackBerry.

Featuring the ability to discover popular establishments as you travel, as well as which beers come with the highest recommendation, Untappd brings together ideas from other popular networks (Foursquare, Twitter) such as badges and a stream showing what your friends are drinking.

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2 years ago

3D super browser SurfCube updated to fully support Windows Phone 8

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While the majority of you are perfectly content with the default Internet Explorer browser on your shiny new 8X or Lumia 920, others like to be contrarian and use something else. For those folks, SurfCube has been a popular browser since Windows Phone 7 first hit the market. Since then it’s had a few updates, the latest bringing some new features just for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

No rest in sight as Nokia launches Lumia 620 in Spain, Turkey and Canada

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Nokia appears keen on getting the seemingly popular and new to the crowd Lumia 620 into people’s hands. The phone has previously launched in Russia, Thailand, India (available soon), Germany (pre-order) UAE (AED 899) and China.

Now we’ve learned of three more places launching the super colorful and affordable Windows Phone 8 device: Spain, Turkey and it’s even coming to Canada.

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2 years ago

Go back in time. Newegg adds bug fixes and humor to v1.3 update

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2 years ago

Sleeper hit? Nokia Lumia 620 already a top selling phone on US retailer

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We’re not sure if Nokia has any plans to sell the highly stylish, entry level Lumia 620 here in the States, but that hasn’t stopped Expansys from carrying it.

Selling for a reasonable $289 completely unlocked, the 3.8” 1GHz device with an 800x480 display is certainly a looker with Nokia’s bold new color schemes (black, white, magenta, cyan and yellow).

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2 years ago

Verizon’s ATIV Odyssey from Samsung now available to take your $49.

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Verizon has tossed up the official ATIV Odyssey page for those who would like to purchase online (and presumably in stores too). In addition, the large CDMA carrier has a neat Flash intro to the device, highlighting three main features including the 4” Super AMOLED display/Gorilla Glass 2, its long-lasting battery (2100mAh) and NFC tap-to-share.

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2 years ago

End of era. Nokia confirms 808 PureView was the last for Symbian.

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The biggest takeaway from Nokia's Q4 2012 earnings report is obviously that Nokia finally turned a profit after deciding to make Windows Phone its operating system of choice on its smartphones. But one tidbit that also stands out is that Nokia officially confirmed the demise of Symbian, saying that the 808 PureView was the last of the Symbian name. Amongst 22 mentions of Symbian in its earning report, a short blurb from the Finnish phone maker put their former platform to rest:

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2 years ago

Go behind the scenes of the James Corden Windows Phone commercial

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Microsoft enlisted the likes of Holly Willoughby and James Corden to promote Windows Phone in a handful of advertisements. In the above video we can see Corden running through the HTC 8X he just unwrapped. MSN reports that this is an unscripted walkthrough, which would make Corden a fairly experienced fan of the platform.

The team has done a solid job ensuring those who are picked for the job are well informed of all the features presently available on Windows Phone. We'll look forward to see more work from both Microsoft and OEM partners in 2013.

Source: MSN

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2 years ago

Soul Gambler, an interactive way to risk your inner being

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Soul Gambler is a rather interesting role playing game for your Windows Phone. Not only in the game play itself but also in that game's future hinges on a Kickstarter project's success.

Soul Gambler is a interactive story game where you control the direction of the story and the fate of the main character. You play the role of Faust who is given a chance to sell his soul for the life of his dreams. The interactive comic is an interesting game and in a way a tease of things to come if the developer gets enough support from his Kickstarter campaign. Soul Gambler may not appeal to everyone but it does make for a unique Windows Phone game experience.

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