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3 years ago

Leaked photos of a new Nokia Lumia 820 with Windows Phone 8 finally appear

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One of the new Nokia devices running Windows Phone 8

Earlier we saw some renders of the supposed Lumia 820 and now it looks like we have another contender to deal with as numerous real photos have been passed on.

Showing with OS version 8.0.09735.09, the device being handled looks to be a real enough and bares resemblance to the 'Phi' we've seen previously though sources say this is the '820'. It is currently not known if the devices are one and the same or different.

The prototype device sports the now common button layout in keeping with the Lumia 800 and 900 but with the new Windows Phone 8 logo near the bottom...

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3 years ago

First installment of Xbox games for Windows 8 released

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Microsoft has released a rather healthy list of Xbox games slated for Windows 8. The games are slated for availability for October 26th to coincide with the release of Windows 8.

The list of 40 games include titles from Microsoft Studios, Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, Babaroga, and Halfbrick Studios. There's no word on pricing and you'll be able to find these titles at the Windows Store via the Games app that comes with Windows 8.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 Windows Phone 8 renders leaked?

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The Lumia 920. Form factor too small for PureView?

Renders of both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 have been leaked by EvLeaks. If these images are accurate, then we can at least expect what's about to be announced by Nokia.

Samsung has already unveiled its ATIV S Apollo Windows Phone, we've yet to see anything official from HTC or other OEMs, and there seems to be more interest in what the Finnish manufacturer can come up with to top its already established Lumia line of Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Slider Styled Games

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Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Rainbow Rapture styled slider games

While there are a wide range of games available for your Windows Phone, we've chosen one genre for this weeks roundup that are popular, challenging time wasters. For the lack of a better term, we're tagging this type of game as sliders.

These games have you navigating a character by sliding and jumping across hill and dale. Rainbow Rapture may be the most popular of these games but there are a few others that are great ways to pass the time.

As always, if a gaming title didn't make the roundup it doesn't mean the game should be avoided at all costs. If we missed a game that is your favorite slider game, feel free to speak up in the comments.

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3 years ago

Over the air podcasts gone from Windows Phone after Tango update?

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Listening to podcasts on the go is one of my favorite pastimes, a great way to catch up with the latest news or a special interest. For those of us who reside outside of North America, podcast support has been a bit limited to say the least. Unlike our pals in the US, we cannot subscribe to podcasts through the marketplace on either Zune desktop software or directly using the phone. Annoying, but Mango at least introduced a half-workable solution. Unfortunately, after the Tango update it’s no longer possible to use that either.

To subscribe to podcasts prior to Tango, first we needed to set them up in the Zune desktop suite. Once subscribed, simply plugging in the phone and synchronising would pass the podcast to it. Podcasts would the automatically download without further PC interaction. Alas, this is now not the case. What’s going on?

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3 years ago

Accord Windows Phone 8 device from HTC appears?

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Accord Windows Phone 8 device from HTC appears?

The usual warnings of rumour caution apply here but this looks like this could have some weight. In what appears to have been discovered from a HTC ROM, a new HTC device sports a mind-bending shade of purple. We have already reported on the leaked specifications of HTCs future Windows Phone 8 wares, and this colour usage certainly receives our attention.

We have to point out the obvious here and say, its running Windows Phone 7.5. Granted its not sporting a standard colour scheme so could just be HTC experimenting with getting those shades right.  The body design is certainly not what we normally see from HTC, perhaps this signals some exciting things coming from one of our favourite device makers?

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3 years ago

Deal Alert - All Liquid Daffodil Windows Phone apps are free for 72 hours

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You may not recognize Liquid Daffodil but you may recognize some of the developer's Windows Phone apps. glƏƏk! and Outsider (formerly known as ... I'm a WP7) are likely the two biggies in their portfolio but there's more.

You have also have Add to Contacts which adds local search and Local Scout results directly to your contacts; Calendar Search which adds a keyword search with filters for your Windows Phone calendar; and Outsider Extras which adds a few additional features (add an image to your profile, get access to all the Today's Picks and Category Wallpapers, etc.) to your Outsider app.

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3 years ago

Rumor - New image of Nokia Windows Phone 8 'Arrow' device shows up

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3 years ago

Sally's Salon permanently price dropped, Xbox Live Deal of the Week still on extended leave

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Yesterday Windows Phone Central reported that Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition, the first game in the Sally’s series for Windows Phone, had been reduced in price from $4.99 to $2.99. While many believed the price change to represent the return of the Windows Phone Xbox Live Deal of the Week program, we did say it could have simply been a permanent price drop...

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3 years ago

Bank of America adds Mobile Check Deposit to the Windows Phone feature list

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The official BoA app gets feature parity with Android and iOS

The official Bank of America app for our Windows Phone has been available for some time now over at the Marketplace. The free banking app already had a healthy list of features including the ability to pay bills, transfer funds, review balances and find ATM/branch locations.

Bank of America has recently updated the app's features.  Now you can add Mobile Check Deposit and a few more features to the banking app.

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3 years ago

Report - Samsung cozying up to Windows Phone, trying to depend less on Android

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As the fallout from the Apple v Samsung case is being realized, there is a lot speculation as to what that decision will mean for the likes of Microsoft and Windows Phone. Opinions range from it will big big for Microsoft to it won’t matter for them at all.

The Korea Times, a paper with a mixed reputation on these matters, has gone on record in saying that Samsung is looking to form a stronger relationship with Microsoft as a result of the Apple decision. But is it accurate?

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3 years ago

Kid’s Corner for Windows Phone 8 gets detailed, will offer strict parental controls

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Kid's Corner for Windows Phone 8

New details have come forward about the new parental control system for Windows Phone 8 previously known as KidsZone—which will give adults more control over what their child sees on their phone.

The new information from the Verge (88% accuracy on Tracour) includes how the system will work, its new name (Kid's Corner) and the above screenshots showing how it will look...

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3 years ago

ESPN Fantasy Football app headed to the Nokia Collection for Windows Phone

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NFL season is just around the corner and in just the nick of time, the ESPN Fantasy Football app has passed Marketplace certification and is headed to the Nokia Collection. The fantasy football app will be an exclusive for the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone lineup and should be live on the Marketplace in the next day or two.

ESPN Fantasy Football allows you to manage your fantasy teams and monitor player performance from multiple teams and leagues. You have the capability of following teams on game day with real-time FantasyCast scores and news.

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3 years ago

Nokia bringing Nimbuzz Lumia edition soon to Windows Phone along with other Symbian apps

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Nokia's releasing a Lumia-edition of the Nimbuzz messaging app

Although we already have an official Nimbuzz app on the Windows Phone Marketplace, a service that seemingly was more popular years ago rather than in 2012, Nokia is evidently crafting their own take on the service.

In a recent article on Mashable, Nokia revealed that the new Nimbuzz app will launch “this Thursday” for their Lumia phones. The new version of the app was developed in conjunction with Nokia and it is expected to have some design differences with perhaps even more features than the current non-Lumia version.

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3 years ago

More pesky spam on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Come on Microsoft.

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We're back again with more spam (or useless app deployment) rants, folks. Apologies in advance but it really tickles the annoyed spot when we come across developers who either believe it's perfectly fine to publish copyrighted content with other owned properties, or simply launch themselves on a crap-posting-spree.

The last time we touched on spam itself, we were following the work of Eric_Rulz, but don't worry if you missed our coverage and investigation as his account is still present as well as the apps he produced. This is a developer who was obviously on a path to cause trouble by building and releasing apps that hold little (if any) functionality that's useful for consumers. In fact, he has an app called Spam.

Unfortunately we've noticed some more extreme levels of spam, from a developer called Bhavana Khatri.

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