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2 years ago

Nokia X and X+ announced, runs Android apps

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Nokia X and X+ announced, runs Android apps

Nokia X and X+ have just been announced by the Finnish handset maker at their Mobile World Congress 2014 press conference. The devices are the first Nokia handsets to run Android, although it is a forked version of the operating system. Nokia X and X+ is aimed at emerging markets and is partly powered by Nokia and Microsoft services. Think of these as an extension of Asha and not so much a threat to Window Phone. Details below.

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2 years ago

Nokia announces BBM and Photoshop Express for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Live from Nokia at Mobile World Congress! [2:30 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 24]

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In less than eight hours, Nokia is expected to take the stage here at Mobile World Congress. On tap? A rumored Android phone, dubbed Nokia X, and one or two other Asha series devices in tow. 

Will there be any announcements for Windows Phone? We think there may be some apps here and there and perhaps an accessory. Regardless, it should be a fun day to see what happens. We'll also be sitting down with Nokia for some one-on-one Q&A, so stayed tuned later for that, post-announcement.

For now, bookmark this page and come back in a few hours to see it all unfold. 

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2 years ago

HP Pavilion x360 announced, an affordable touch convertible PC

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HP has announced at Mobile World Congress the HP Pavilion x360. It reminds us of Lenovo’s line of YOGA machines. The Pavilion x360 features a 360-degree hinge that lets you convert the notebook to stand or tent mode, or to tablet. Use the x360 as a notebook to work, rotate into a stand to watch videos, convert into a tent to play, or transform it into a tablet to go anywhere. The starting price is $399.99, which is close to the prices of entry-level notebooks.

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2 years ago

VALA: Alpha picks up 50,000 downloads in first two weeks, new update coming soon

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Earlier this month we told you all about a new game exclusive to Windows Phone called Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse: Alpha (but we’ll just call it VALA: Alpha). The game was created and launched by Matt Cavanagh, aka @RogueCode, from South Africa. He’s been around the Windows Phone scene a long time making his own apps and games, while also doing work for others like MyEdit. VALA: Alpha has only been out for two weeks, but it’s picked up over 50,000 downloads. In a new blog post he shares what’s next for the game.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 caught running on a Lumia 920

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2 years ago

Evleaks: This is the Nokia Lumia 630

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Evleaks: This is the Nokia Lumia 630

@evleaks is at it again. The notorious mobile leakster has just uploaded a photo on Twitter captioned with just 4 words: Nokia Lumia 630, 2014. The image shows the front of the device along with its home screen. Some of the live tiles include Instagram, Nokia MixRadio, Vine, and HERE Maps, but what’s probably more interesting is that it appears to have virtual on-screen buttons.

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces upcoming spring update for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Windows Phone is losing some hardware differentiation as Microsoft woos Android manufacturers

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A real quick analysis of today’s announcements by Microsoft, specifically in regards to Windows Phone, shows that Microsoft is loosening the belt on their mobile OS. Back when Windows Phone 7 Series was announced at this very event four years ago, Microsoft had set very strict hardware requirements in an effort to keep the user experience consistent and ensure a quality experience.

That’s a very different approach from Android, which has a more ‘anything goes’ method for hardware, resulting in proliferation of Android throughout the mobile market. Apple, of course does the opposite: they only make their own hardware, so there are no manufacturer opportunities.

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2 years ago

CoPilot to unveil new Windows Phone features at MWC, also coming to Windows tablets

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2 years ago

Microsoft clarifies, new enterprise pack coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices with ‘spring update’

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Last year, Microsoft announced a forthcoming update for Windows Phone dubbed ‘enterprise pack’. The move was to further lure companies to adopt Windows Phone en masse, something many have been reluctant to do due to the lack of core features like VPN.

Today in Barcelona, Microsoft referred to this ‘feature pack’ in clarification to the press. All of those enterprise features, including extended MDM, certification management, VPN, S/MIME support and others, will be arriving with the “next Windows Phone update,” referring to Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

‘Open for business’ – Microsoft gives reference design for Windows Phone, announces nine new OEMs

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Barcelona – Today, Microsoft announced a new reference design hardware sample for potential OEMs and ODMs. The move, in conjunction with reduced hardware requirements like front facing keys, will allow new manufacturers to easily jump on board with Windows Phone.

A new site (oem.windowsphone.com) that just launched will allow any potential manufacturer to view and review key component and design details based off of the Qualcomm reference design. The move is certainly bold, as Microsoft is now actively courting all hardware device makers to get on board with Windows Phone. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft has made the OS more universal across hardware, allowing OEMs to ‘recycle’ their Android phones by simply putting on Windows Phone instead.

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2 years ago

Facebook Messenger announced for Windows Phone

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Facebook Messenger announced for Windows Phone

Today in Barcelona, Microsoft announced a new Facebook Messenger app coming for Windows Phone in the “coming weeks”. The app was a collaboration between Microsoft and Facebook and ensures the top messaging experience for Windows Phone users.

The app was one of the most requested features to have a standalone, regularly updated app for Windows Phone and now it will be open to all users going forward.

No word on specific functions, but because it is a standalone app, it can be updated with new features on a regular basis.

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2 years ago

Live Blog - Microsoft Media and Analyst day

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2 years ago

Bing Health & Fitness, PressReader, MetroTube and more are your app highlights of the week!

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Looking for some new apps? But too busy to read every single post during the week? Then it’s time for another weekly roundup of the best new apps in the Windows Phone Store. We’ll take a look at what apps and games are new to the scene, which of our favorite apps picked up a worthy update and notify you of any open betas worth joining. Let’s get started.

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