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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 headed to Malaysia and Australia in early December, pricing and pre-orders announced

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Although the Nokia Lumia 1520 just launched here in the US, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t have it. This morning, the new massive device has been announced officially for Australia and Malaysia, arriving in the next few weeks. That's on top of general UK availability announced too.

First up is Australia. We first reported over the weekend that the device was headed to retail outlet Harvey Norman and sure enough they’re the exclusive launch partner. Expected to be available in early December, the Lumia 1520 with a 1080P 6-inch display will fetch for AUD$899 and includes a free $20 app voucher for the Windows Phone Store with every purchase until 15 January 2014. That’s a similar promo to what is offered here in the US for the same phone.

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2 years ago

Nokia updates its Chat beta app, adding offline mode support and performance improvements

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2 years ago

Photo app Fhotoroom tweaks straightening in latest update

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2 years ago

Hands on with Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One

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The Xbox One launched in 13 countries last Friday, and early adopters (including much of the Windows Phone Central staff) have a fairly robust selection of launch titles to enjoy. That doesn’t mean we’re not already looking to the future, though. When you buy a console during the first month of its release, you’re investing in the games that will come later even more than the first wave of titles.

One of the most exciting early post-launch releases will be Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from PopCap Games. Garden Warfare now has an official release date of February 18th, 2014 for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. I actually played the game during our visit to Electronic Arts headquarters last week and came away highly impressed. Head past the break for impressions, gameplay footage, and our video interview with Garden Warfare producer, Brian Lindley!

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2 years ago

Pre-order unbranded Nokia Lumia 1520 for £549 at Clove and Unlocked Mobiles UK

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is already up for pre-order here in the UK (check out our coverage yesterday should you require a reminder as to exactly which retailers and operators are stocking the Windows Phone), but both Unlocked Mobiles and Clove have the unbranded version listed for £549.98. If you're looking to bag a deal before Christmas on a new "phablet," this deal may well be the one for you.

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2 years ago

Latest Tweet It! for Windows Phone update lets you further personalise your tweeting experience

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The latest update for Tweet It!, bringing the popular Windows Phone Twitter client up to version 7.3, introduces new personalisation options for how elements are displayed and more. If you're not a fan of the whole 'everything is square' UI design in most of your installed apps, Tweet It! enables you to switch between squares and round designs.

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2 years ago

Weather Hound for Windows Phone 8, a simple approach to the weather

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Another week here at Windows Phone Central and another Windows Phone weather app has caught our attention.  This week, it is the Windows Phone 8 weather app Weather Hound.

Weather Hound is a simple weather app that delivers the basics along with Live Tile and lockscreen support.  There is not a lot of flash to Weather Hound but it covers the core weather information rather nicely.

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2 years ago

Nokia Chairman defends Stephen Elop and Nokia’s decision to sell hardware division to Microsoft

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It’s been nearly three months since Microsoft announced plans to acquire Nokia’s handset division. The deal has a few final steps to go through being finalized. One of those steps recently happened. Last Tuesday, Nokia shareholders finalized the 7.2 billion dollar transfer of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft. That meeting wasn’t without its fair share of critics, most aimed at Stephen Elop. However, Nokia Chariman and interim CEO, Risto Siilasmaa, defended Stephen Elop and the sale of Nokia’s handset division.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases statement on faulty Xbox One Blu-ray drives

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All launches of new technology are usually accommodated by a few reports of problematic possibility. Following the release of Microsoft’s latest gamin console, the Xbox One, a small minority of users have stated that their consoles exhibited strange grinding noises from within. The problem, as many have already figured out, lays upon the console’s integrated Blu-ray drive. Microsoft has finally responded to consumer reports and will be taking action to correct the issue.

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2 years ago

Diptic makes it to Windows Phone 8 - collage maker with advanced editing

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An app that’s already on Android and iOS devices just made its way to the Windows Phone Store. Diptic lets you easily create photo collages and share them with friends. It’s a simple app, but with extra features for those who want to do more with their collages. We put the app in front of our camera to show you how it looks on our device.

Head past the break to watch our walkthrough video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

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2 years ago

Amazon updates Kindle for Windows Phone 8 to include fast app resume, new Live tile and more

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Microsoft has a fairly strong ecosystem when it comes to content. You’ve got Xbox Music and Video for your entertainment needs. However, there’s no solid reading ecosystem in place with them. Which is fine, because Amazon’s Kindle platform is tough to beat in both price and convenience. With Kindle you’re also buying into an ecosystem where your content is available on nearly any device you can think of – including Windows Phone. The app for Windows Phone was just updated today. Let’s check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

Get euroTRIP for free in the Windows Phone Store for the next day

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Find yourself heading to Europe soon for a trip or business? Maybe you already live there, but do travel to different parts of the continent. Download euroTRIP for Windows Phone if any of the above describes you. It’s a beautiful and functional app for Windows Phone that gives you access to basic information for any given country. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Review – Amzer Pudding Soft Gel case for the Nokia Lumia 1520

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Last Friday we showed you the bulky but well done E LV Leather Wallet case for the Lumia 1520, and previously we reviewed the Nokia CP-623 flip cover. Today, it’s Amzer’s turn with their Pudding Soft Gel Case/Cover.

Costing around $8 online in either white or black, Amzer is a relatively familiar name and their Soft Gel case is a good deal. It’s not the most protective case, but in exchange you get a light, form fitting cover that will protect your giant Lumia 1520 against small falls.

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2 years ago

Poll: How many games did you get for your Xbox One?

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