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Nokia announces the Lumia 1320

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Nokia announces the Lumia 1320

Nokia’s portfolio of devices this past year have been remarkable at hitting a variety of price points for consumers. The lineup they’re announcing here at Nokia World 2013 appears to be following that same theme with the Lumia 1320. Here’s a device that’s set to appeal to shoe on a budget, but still wanting a large phone. Let’s check out the full specs of this 6-inch device.

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2 years ago

Hallelujah! Instagram is officially coming to Windows Phone in the “coming weeks”

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Instagram and Nokia have announced that an official app is due for Windows Phone

The day has finally arrived, folks. Instagram is officially heading to Windows Phone in the “coming weeks”. Announced this morning in Abu Dhabi during Nokia World 2013, the longtime thorn in the heel for Microsoft’s struggling platform has finally been pulled.

Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram had this to say of the announcement:

"Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone who wants to use it…We're looking forward to watching the Windows Phone community use Instagram to capture and share beautiful moments in the coming weeks."

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2 years ago

Nokia announces StoryTeller app to organize your photo memories

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This morning in Abu Dhabi, Nokia revealed their latest creation for mobile photography: StoryTeller. The app, available on their Lumia 2520 Windows RT 8.1 tablet and Lumia 1520 Windows Phone, allows users to maintain their photos in mini collections, organized for them automatically.

The app works off of Nokia’s HERE Maps, points of interests, time and date. StoryTeller works by using all of that available information to categorize your photos, even selecting the best photos (weeding out blurry ones) for you, to give a unified retelling of your night out.

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2 years ago

Nokia World 2013 Live Blog

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2 years ago

Microsoft attempts to solve the Windows Phone app problem with web apps

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Microsoft has had to endure complaints surrounding an issue since Windows Phone originally launched back in 2010 - not enough official apps. It's true the platform is still missing a number of official solutions, but since Windows Phone 8 was released, support has slowly been growing at a slow, but steady rate. The Windows Phone Store now has more than 160,000 apps.

We've seen banks, mobile operators, broadcasters and more pop on to the Windows Phone Store, but there's always that one app you need but it's just not there (and there's no decent third-party alternative). Microsoft is looking to address this problem by packaging mobile websites and packaging them as web apps.

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2 years ago

Microsoft set to invade Canada on October 26th with a new retail store

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If you happen to be in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2013 and are looking for something to do, Microsoft is slated to hold a Grand Opening celebration at the West Edmonton Mall.

Tagging along for the excitement is Dierks Bentley of Country Music fame and fortune. Bentley will hold a concert that evening at the Ice Palace in the West Edmonton Mall.

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2 years ago

TuneIn Radio updated on Windows Phone 8 with new UI and support for 512MB devices

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Want access to over 70,000 radio stations all over the world? With TuneIn Radio for Windows Phone you get your favorite music, sports, and news from around the globe on your smartphone. The app has been wildly popular on Windows Phone, but has had its shares of ups and downs on the platform. Looks like we’re about to have another up as the app has just been updated. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Surfy re-released, delivers a feature rich web browser for Windows Phone 8

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Surfy is a tabbed web browser for our Windows Phones. It was initially released for Windows Phone 7 and was overhauled earlier this year for Windows Phone 8. However due to a few stability issues publicizing the app was held off until those bugs could be addressed.

The updated version went live over the weekend and delivers a rather peachy tabbed web browser with voice command support. Version 2.1 of Surfy also adds a text to speech feature that adds an audio reading of web pages.

In the short time we've tinkered with Surfy this afternoon, it makes a nice impression. It might just be that Windows Phone web browser you've been looking for.

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2 years ago

Windows RT 8.1 mess up your Surface tablet? Microsoft has a fix for you

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If you've been following news of the Windows RT 8.1 update, you'll know that Microsoft has pulled the release due to some issues that consumers have experienced while attempting to upgrade their tablets (be it Surface RT or other models from OEM partners). Redmond has now released a Surface RT 8.0 recovery image, which can be used on a "bricked" tablet to take you back to original factory configuration.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 render leaked ahead of tomorrow's Nokia World

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2 years ago

Battery for Windows Phone 8, an attractive battery performance tracker

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There are plenty of battery performance apps available for our Windows Phones. You can now add Battery to the list of Windows Phone 8 apps that can chart, track and keep you updated on how much life your Windows Phone battery has left.

But Battery will go a little further by offering shortcuts to key Windows Phone settings and the option to backup and share your battery performance data.  It's one of the more feature rich battery performance apps in the Windows Phone Store and is easily worth the time to check out.

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2 years ago

Reminder – Nokia World 2013 Live Blog 3 AM ET/12AM PT

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It’s go time, people! In just under 12 hours, Nokia will be unveiling all of their new devices, including a couple of new rumored Windows Phones, a possible Windows RT 8.1 tablet and some accessories. You want some new apps? Reports are circulating tonight that there will be some big ones dropped (feel free to speculate in comments).

Nokia will be streaming the event, which will be embedded right here at Windows Phone Central. What’s more, myself, Sam Sabri and Richard Devine will be live blogging it with added photos and commentary. Later, we’ll hit the floor for hands on with the devices and interviews.

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2 years ago

Hey, kids! Jump with Peppa Pig on Windows 8 and Windows Phone

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Peppa Pig has arrived on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Not familiar with the name? Peppa Pig is a large pre-school property, and is particularly popular here in the UK. Originating from an animated TV series, Peppa Pig has grown into a massive IP. The show revolves around Peppa, an anthropomorphic female pig, her family and friends. You can now take Peppa with you when out and about.

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2 years ago

Add your current location to the Lockscreen with LockMapper from Nokia [Update]

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Travel a lot and/or wish there was a better way to update your lockscreen with your current location as an image, without having to screenshot the Maps app and add the image manually? You're in luck as Nokia has published LockMapper to the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store. The exclusive app enables you to add your current location to the lockscreen as the background, no matter where you are.

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2 years ago

DEAL ALERT: Amazing Weather HD 50% off

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