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2 years ago

Microsoft to sell two BLU Windows Phones direct to consumers for $99 and $199

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BLU Products recently announced support for Windows Phone, including at least two devices due in the coming months. It should therefore not be surprising that BLU and Microsoft plan to sell the devices direct through the Store, including possibly physical locations.

One of the phones, reportedly the Dash 5.0 features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854, a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, dual-SIM support and comes in a variety of bright colors. Windows Phone Central has now learned that the second phone has a 4-inch display, which suggests that it is a BLU's Dash 4.0 design. The Dash 4.0 model features a 480 x 800 display, 4 GB of storage, a 5 MP rear camera, dual-core 1.3 GHz CPU and a 1500 mAh battery.

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2 years ago

The private beta app for BBM on Windows Phone may be here but you can't have it yet

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BlackBerry may be the struggling for relevancy in 2014, but they still have a couple of valuable properties, including their BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, which is now on iOS and Android. Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced that a version for Windows Phone was also on the way, and July was last reported as the due date.

With that introduction, it should not be surprising to find the private beta of the app hiding out on the Store under the BlackBerry Limited publishing name. However, like all good things, you cannot download it yet. Private beta means you have to be on the tester list, and that involves using your Microsoft Account ID. As a result, you can look at the app on the Store, but you can not download.

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2 years ago

New Foundbite update adds transparent tile, likes, tile notifications and more

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Foundbite is one of our favorite apps on Windows Phone. Why? It's a solid app that's really fun and it's exclusive to Windows Phone. We don't have too many apps that are 100 percent unique to Windows Phone, but the few we do are really good. Foundbite has also just been updated today, so we're going to take a look at some of the new features in this latest version.

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2 years ago

Destiny limited and Ghost editions revealed

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2 years ago

Another report squashes Surface mini's summer launch rumor

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2 years ago

New Microsoft mobile phone gets FCC approval

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2 years ago

Gartner: PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to go up 4.2 percent in 2014

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2 years ago

Destiny beta test begins July 23 for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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2 years ago

Hands-on with our pick from the HP's new colorful lineup, the HP Pavilion x360

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At the HP APJ Summit 2014 in Mumbai, India last week, HP unveiled a colorful new lineup of consumer notebooks. The new HP notebook series - HP Pavilion 14 and Pavilion 15, HP Pavilion x360, and the HP ENVY 15 – features unique designs in eye-catching colors, combining style and function.

I spent some time with the HP Pavilion x360, the touch convertible PC designed for productivity and entertainment. The x360 features a 360-degree hinge that enables users to easily convert the notebook into a stand, tent, or tablet mode.

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2 years ago

Readiy, a no frills Feedly client for Windows 8

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Readiy is a simple Feedly client for Windows 8. The app doesn't have very many bells and whistles and covers the basics rather nicely.

Readiy has a clean appearance, swift synchronization with all your subscriptions and if you aren't happy with your current RSS reader, Readiy might be just what the doctor ordered.

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2 years ago

Lumia 930 goes on sale in the UK July 17 with a number of freebies

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2 years ago

How to set an alarm with Cortana

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How to set an alarm with Cortana

Cortana knows how to sing. She can also tell jokes. She can do a lot of other things, but one feature that we frequently use is setting the alarm. Some of you may know how to do this already, but continue reading if this is new to you. Watch our how-to video after the break.

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2 years ago

Microsoft allegedly working on two phones that offer 3D Touch

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2 years ago

Official BBC iPlayer Radio app now finally available for Windows Phone

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BBC Radio access has been absent on the platform (officially, anyway - see Podcast Lounge), but finally UK Windows Phone owners are now able to enjoy their favorite radio stations while on the move with the official BBC iPlayer Radio app. Whether you're a hipster with BBC Radio 1 or prefer a more laid back experience with BBC Radio 3, this app will provide you the means to tune into live programs and enjoy some beats.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Body Glove Satin Case for Nokia Lumia 520

For today only, grab the Body Glove Satin Case for Nokia Lumia 520 and save 40 percent!

The Lumia 520 Satin Case brings case innovation alive again with its brushed aluminum texture and trimmed high gloss accents for an all-around reliable solution against damage. The wear-resistant material that the Satin Case is made from will enhance your grip and shield against scratches.

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