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2 years ago

Document shows Microsoft planned to take on Android through unconventional means

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Microsoft has recently discussed internally somewhat unconventional tactics to help drag Windows Phone up to the level of Android, closing the gap at a faster rate. The Information has had the opportunity to look at internal documentation, which covers numerous scenarios as to how Microsoft planned to compete against Google in the industry. Head past the break for the full read.

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2 years ago

Contests, Coverage, and Cool Tech: What you can expect from #CESlive!

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The team has arrived, the gear has been unpacked, and we're ready for #CESLive. This is our biggest year at CES yet. All totaled, we have 22 people on the ground here in Las Vegas covering the content for all our sites this week, including CrackBerry, Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central and the newly launched Smartwatch Fans. Aside from the usual faces, the Mobile Nations family is once again teaming up with our friends at Geek Beat: featuring podcast pioneer Cali Lewis and tech evangelist John Pozadzides. 

We'll be covering all areas of tech whether we're talking health and fitness, automotive, home technologies, smartphones, tablets and more. CES is the spot for it all and generally the spot to get a first glimpse at a lot of the cool new technologies that will soon be hitting our lives. Some will make it, others we'll never hear from again, and that's what makes it all exciting!

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2 years ago

AT&T announces AT&T Drive, innovation for the connected car market

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AT&T Drive is a new platform for services where partners can use the AT&T network and mobile device knowledge to get their vehicles connected and smarter.  AT&T Drive will allow automakers and developers to develop their own innovative and customized connected cars solutions.

The initiative includes leaders in the connected car industry such as Ericsson, Jasper Wireless, Amdocs (customized billing solutions), Voicebox, Synchronoss (cloud platform solutions) and Accenture.

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2 years ago

AT&T announces new Sponsored Data plan for companies to help you save some data

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AT&T held its Developer Summit today, announcing a new Sponsored Data plan. Senior executive John Donovan took to the stage to reveal new options for businesses to pay AT&T on behalf of consumers when utilising the network to stream content, be it video, app data or even general website browsing.

This would enable consumers to access certain parts of the web without worrying about data caps and charges. Head on past the break for all the details.

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2 years ago

Live from the AT&T Developer Summit! [#CESlive]

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We're live this morning from the AT&T Developer Summit at the Palms in Las Vegas.

What's in store if history repeats, a bunch of network news, and maybe a few device announcements.

The talk kicks off at 9 a.m. PST — that's noon on the East Coast. Hit us up after the break for the liveblog. 

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2 years ago

Turkish bank Akbank releases official Windows Phone app with augmented reality

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2 years ago

The official Real Steel game arrives on Windows Phone 8, let the robot boxing begin!

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Based on the Dreamworks movie, starring Hugh Jackman, Real Steel is an underworld fighting Windows Phone 8 game set in the near-future, where 2,000 pound robots fight in a no-holds barred battles to the death. In many respects, Real Steel is a futuristic version of the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

The game has been available on XBox Live Arcade, iOS and Android for a while and has now made its way to the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Amazon rep hints at Instant Video app in the works for Windows Phone

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Amazon Instant Video is an Internet on-demand service available in the US. Fans of series and movies are able to enjoy access through rental or straight purchases and it has proven to be a rather popular alternative to the likes of Netflix (and the iTunes store to some degree).

The company currently sports an app for iOS, but we could well see some support for Windows Phone in the future. According to a shared chat log between a support representative and a customer, there's a definite hint of development on a Windows Phone app.

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2 years ago

Events for Me, an Eventbrite client app for Windows Phone

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Events For Me is a Eventbrite client app for Windows Phone app that lets you tap into your Eventbrite account while on the go.  What is Eventbrite?  Eventbrite is an event managing service where you can promote the event, sell/buy tickets, and validate tickets at the door.  Eventbrite is used for fundraisers, concerts, sporting events and industry conferences.

Events For Me supports the event attendee aspect of Eventbrite’s services.  You can find events, buy tickets, display tickets for validation at the door, and more.  It is an interesting app and if you find yourself attending Eventbrite events, Events For Me is worth looking into.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 and 525 expected to launch in India tomorrow as Nokia sends out media invites

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In media invites sent out today, Nokia India has announced an event tomorrow for ‘The New Chapter of Nokia Lumia story as it unfolds in India.’ While the invite does not share any specific details, we expect Nokia India to launch Nokia Lumia 1320 and Nokia Lumia 525.

Nokia might also swing a surprise by launching their maiden tablet - Nokia Lumia 2520 - since it has been listed on HomeShop18, a popular online retailer in India, with an expected availability of fourth week of January 2014.

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2 years ago

Lenovo announces new Windows 8 devices, including an 8-inch business tablet with a 1920 x 1200 display

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2014 is just getting starting and we already have one of the biggest tech events of the year getting underway. CES 2014 doesn’t officially start for another two days, but we’ve got press releases coming out and a big press day tomorrow. Lenovo just unveiled a handful of new devices, like the successor to the popular Lenovo X1 Carbon ultrabook and a new 8-inch tablet that looks like a winner already.

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2 years ago

Huawei Ascend W3 Windows Phone to make a splash at CES?

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While we are not expecting much Windows Phone news out of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, rumors are making the rounds that Huawei will unveil the Ascend W3 Windows Phone at this year’s show.

We have heard rumblings of a new Windows Phone in the works for Huawei with the Ascend W3 but very little specifics.  The major line of thought is that the Ascend W3 will have an aluminum body, a 780x1280 display and overall loosely resemble the Nokia Lumia 925.

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2 years ago

CamFish - a brilliant, full-featured Windows Phone 8 camera app

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While the Nokia Lumia series has had great imaging capabilities, Nokia also delivers a brilliant software experience to harness the optics. Nokia Camera app is best in the business and recently won four awards including the Best Overall Windows Phone App in our Windows Phone Central Best of 2013 Awards.

Now a new photography app, CamFish, has just arrived on Windows Phone and might just give Nokia Camera some stiff competition. Also, if you’ve got a non-Nokia Windows Phone, CamFish may be one of the better camera app options available.

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2 years ago

India’s Federal Bank launches FedBook, an electronic passbook for customers

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2 years ago

Popular Windows Phone Twitter client Mehdoh is free today [Update]

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