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2 years ago

Lumia Black now available for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T (Update: Lumia 820 too!)

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It’s finally here. Lumia Black is now available for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. It’s no secret how much love there is out there for the Lumia 920. Just the other day we asked you guys and gals how it’s holding up. The response was overwhelming, there’s just so much right about the Lumia 920. Well now it gets even better with the Lumia Black update.

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2 years ago

The Nokia Lumia 520 surges in Europe, Verizon may get a 1080P Samsung Windows Phone and more

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New AdDuplex data shows the Lumia 625 following the Lumia 520's growth with both Windows Phones taking Europe. Windows Phone is also shown to have had a rather successful Q4 2013.

AdDuplex, one of the largest advertising providers for both Windows and Windows Phone, has released data for the month of January. As is the case with each report we cover, the company has analysed usage from supported apps running the SDK to see how Windows Phone has altered, compared to previous months.

There were reports that Nokia failed to sell as many Lumia Windows Phones in Q4 2013 as the company did in Q3, but the ad provider recently released data to show that Windows Phone as a platform performed well through the fourth quarter.

Head past the break to see how the platform looks in the first month of 2014, including some new, unannounced hardware.

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2 years ago

Beats Music launches on Windows Phone, now available for download

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Beats Music is now available for Windows Phone users. The music streaming service was first announced over ten days ago. We took notice because Beats Music announced that a Windows Phone app would be launching alongside its Android and iOS counterparts. However, that wasn’t exactly true as we later learned the Windows Phone version would be a few days behind.

Well, here we are, and Beats Music is now on Windows Phone. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

The Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2014

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Welcome to the second edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update! I’m James Falconer, Community Manager at Mobile Nations. If you hang around the forums at Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Smarwatch Fans or Windows Phone Central, chances are we’ve crossed paths. If you haven’t, keep reading and I’ll bring you up-to-speed on some of the most awesome stuff going on in our communities.

Early January was an incredibly busy time for all of us. Not only did we launch the brand new Smartwatch Fans site (headed by Editor-in-Chief Adam Zeis), we also produced #CESlive with our good friends at GeekBeat.tv. CES was a whirlwind of activity, and producing a live show alongside our usual coverage of the show was a huge undertaking... Yet we pulled it off without a hitch. If you tuned into our coverage, I hope you enjoyed it. If you didn’t, check out our recap video (it’s worth a look).

2014 is off to a great start. Mobile Nations is growing. Our staff, volunteers and members remain passionate, dedicated, and eager to take on the coming year. I hope you’ll join in the fun that is (and will be) 2014.

2 years ago

Hold the call as Skype for Windows Phone 8 gets updated with general improvements

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Skype for Windows Phone is an important app, simply because it's the official client for the hugely popular video call service from Microsoft. Whenever there's an update to Skype we rejoice at the fact an annoying bug or issue we've been experiencing with the service itself may have been addressed. Today, the development team has pushed version 2.15.0.154 to the store, which contains "general fixes and improvements."

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 available to pre-order in the Philippines and Russia

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2 years ago

Weather+ gets another update with Live Radar, some fixes and improvements

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2 years ago

Foodies rejoice, as Bing Food & Drink is released for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft and Bing are on a streak, releasing their second app this week for Windows Phone and expanding their content. Today, Bing Food & Drink appeared on the Store with the ‘beta’ moniker in tow. The app is an extension of the already existing and highly popular Windows 8.1 version.

So what is Food & Drink? It’s a combo recipe/shopping list/news/cocktails/wines app, laid out in a gorgeous Modern UI with bold, eye catching photos. Basically if you’re a self-described ‘foodie’, this app is for you. Likewise, if you’re on a diet and trying to avoid temptation, this app is probably not for you—although if you use it for just recipes, maybe you can sneak it in.

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2 years ago

Roman Empire invades Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Roman Empire invades Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Ever think if you led the Roman Empire back in 753 B.C. things would have been different?  Well now is your chance with the new Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game Roman Empire.

It is a strategy-based game where you are the new Caesar in command of the Empire.  Your goal, conquer Europe.  Game play is simple but challenging and if you like strategy games, Roman Empire is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Nokia Power Keyboard for Lumia 2520 now at John Lewis in the UK

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Many Nokia Lumia 2520 owners have been waiting for the Nokia Power Keyboard to arrive and now the wait is over. Nokia have told us they started shipping to retailers last week and it appears John Lewis in the UK have them now at their online store. Currently, we only see the black keyboard in stock. We’ll keep checking if the red one shows up, too.

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2 years ago

Time for Curries and Sweets as Indian food channel launches official Windows Phone app

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Launched in 2011 and conceptualized by celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, Food Food is a popular food and food lifestyle channel in India.

The Food Food Official app just landed on the Windows Phone Store last week. The app is published by Zenga Media, a premium mobile TV service in India. Surprisingly, the app is not region locked, so fans of diverse Indian cuisines across the world can learn about the food and culture in India.

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2 years ago

Informed American for Windows Phone 8, helping you keep up with Congress

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Informed American is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to keep you informed about Congressional activities ranging from bill sponsorship, voting, and financial activities of various Senators and Representatives.  Need to see where a bill is at in Congress?  Informed American will display the recent activity on the legislation and let you pull the full text of the bill up on your Windows Phone.

Many States in the U.S. will be holding mid-term Elections this year and Informed American is a Windows Phone 8 app that may help you make a more informed decision in the voting booth.

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2 years ago

Check out these great shots of a Seattle Seahawks game from the Nokia Lumia 1020

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We make a lot of fuss about how kick ass the cameras are on Windows Phone with devices like the Lumia 920, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520. That’s great and all, but it’s the person behind the camera that makes the real difference. So what happens when you take an accomplished and skilled mobile street photographer and give him a device like that? You get some pretty great results, especially when you put him on the sideline of a Seattle Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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2 years ago

Paid version of Instance v 2.0 is live in the Windows Phone Store

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2 years ago

The Official Windows Phone Central app for Windows 8.1 is now available

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Today I’m experiencing the wide variety of emotions that comes with launching a new app into any store. I’m thrilled that we’re finally able to share it with you, exhausted from all the time spent getting the underlying code functional and incredibly nervous about how it will be received and whether there will be any major bugs!

So with all of that in mind I’m very proud to present to you the official Windows Phone Central app for Windows 8.1, version 1.0 of hopefully many! Windows store apps can take up to 24 hours to show up in search results but you can find our app ready to download right now right here! If you want to go and grab it then come back and read this article please do, but I’ve got a lot to share with you so make sure you come back!

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