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2 years ago

Microsoft: ‘no surprises’ regarding Nokia X, knew about Android work, okay with it

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If there was any question today about what Microsoft thinks about the Nokia X and its Android phone, their public line is that they’re fine with it. During Nokia Developer Day, John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow responsible for “strategy for cloud platform services”, took to the stage to demonstrate Microsoft services running on the Nokia X, noting that they’re a ‘devices and services company’ first and don’t consider Nokia’s choice to be against their interests.

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2 years ago

Nokia Developer Day Live Blog!

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2 years ago

CEO of BlackBerry hints at BBM going ‘beyond handsets’, maybe going to desktop

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Barcelona, Spain – BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). While not many Windows Phone users are too familiar with the popular and secure messaging service, things will change later this year as a Windows Phone 8 client is launched (probably for 8.1).

This morning, BlackBerry held their press conference where the company is certainly far from the grave that some have proclaimed. Indeed, the company announced two new devices (Q20 and Z3) and mentioned they’re working on some new high-end devices for later this year. In addition, they announced BES 12 and more on enterprise services coming to, more of which you can read at CrackBerry.

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2 years ago

Julie Larson-Green to become chief experience officer for Applications and Servers Group at Microsoft

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We’re getting closer and closer to the closing of the Microsoft and Nokia deal. Besides buying Nokia’s handset division, one big change is that Nokia’s Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft as an executive vice president. He’ll take over the Devices and Services division, which Julie Larson-Green is currently in charge of. We haven’t known what’s next for Julie within Microsoft, but now we do. And it looks to be a bit of a demotion.

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2 years ago

Poll: Which new Android device do you wish had Windows Phone?

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Mobile World Congress is in full-swing over in Barcelona. We’re not expecting big news on the Windows Phone front. Instead we’ll get smaller announcements. The big announcements for new smartphones are coming from the likes of Samsung and Sony. Devices that are running Android. Even though they’re running an OS most of you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot stick, they are compelling hardware. Which of the newly announced phones running Android would you take if they had Windows Phone instead?

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2 years ago

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

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Today, at the start of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made it official. They are building Android-powered phones . I’m not going to rehash all of the data or walk you through the basics of the phone since that’s already been covered in-depth quite well today.

While some at Microsoft may be embarrassed by what Nokia is doing, I can see how it’s a smart move that will help.

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2 years ago

Cisco WebEx Meetings updated, brings end-to-end encryption and more

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Using Cisco WebEx Meetings a lot? Then you’ll want to pick up the new update for the app in the Windows Phone Store. Cisco WebEx Meetings first launched for Windows Phone 8 in early December and was very welcomed by the community. The app allows you to join any web conference with your Windows Phone 8 handset. Let’s check out what’s new in version 1.5 of the app.

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2 years ago

Panasonic announces the FZ-E1, a new Windows Embedded 8 Handheld device

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Panasonic returns to the smartphone market with a new device running Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. The announcement comes from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We don’t cover Windows Embedded too much, because these are devices that are more oriented towards enterprise users. Plus it was only just last month that we first learned Panasonic was working with Microsoft to build a new handheld device for enterprise, the FZ-E1 is it. Specs and more info below.

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2 years ago

TouchMail for Windows 8 updated, bug fixes and few new features in tow

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Today one of the most beautiful email applications for Windows 8.1 received an update. TouchMail delivers your inbox to you in one of the more attractively designed apps we have laid our hands upon.

The client currently supports Outlook, Gmail, Office 365, and any IMAP provider you can throw at it. A super friendly touch user interface, color coded messages, and beautiful animations are just the surface of this app. To check out the recent changes, read after the break.

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2 years ago

Xbox One takes home Parade's Product of the Year award

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Every year, Product of the Year, awards numerous consumer products across a variety of categories to inform shoppers of the most innovative items on the market. Started twenty-six years ago in France, the program continues to serve as an exceptional achievement for those who make the list. This year for the Product of the Year in the home entertainment category, Microsoft brought home the gold with their Xbox One entertainment console.

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2 years ago

Nokia trolls the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Nokia trolls the Samsung Galaxy S5

Besides the Nokia X, you don’t find much news on here related to Android. But we couldn’t pass up on this jab that Nokia made towards Samsung’s new flagship device – the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s newest model running Android 4.4.2 on a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor. It has a 5.1-inch display and a 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also has a fairly uninspiring design and is being lamented for not being too much better than the Galaxy S4, its predecessor. Which made it the perfect target for Nokia to take poke at. Check the image they tweeted out below.

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2 years ago

Report: Windows Phone remains the fastest growing mobile OS in Europe

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The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the past three months to January 2014, show Android almost snatching 70 percent market share across Europe. what's interesting to note from this report is Samsung's dominance of the market is starting to erode and Windows Phone has yet again been labeled as the fastest growing European mobile operating system.

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2 years ago

Nokia's MWC keynote in two minutes: Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft

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Microsoft is soon to seal the deal and acquire Nokia's hardware division, which will include Lumia, Asha and X family of mobile devices. During today's keynote, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop focused fairly heavily on Microsoft and its services. Skype, OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive – you get the idea. But just how many times did Elop and co. talk about Microsoft during the presentation?

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2 years ago

Brick Collection, helping you keep track of all your Lego parts

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2 years ago

Lumia Black now available for the Lumia 925 on T-Mobile

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