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2 years ago

Waiting for your Xbox One delivery? One lucky gamer already has his

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2 years ago

Toy Pirates, battling it out on the high seas from your Windows Phone

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Toy Pirates is a naval combat game for our Windows Phones that has you controlling a small pirate ship that must navigate the high seas and battle an assortment of enemy ships.  Sounds simple, right?

Well the twist comes in the form of a floating maze that you have to sail through to get to your enemy.  Canon shots can ricochet off the walls, which can be rather hazardous, and charges can be set to blast the walls into tiny little pieces.  There is a bit of strategy involved with game play and overall Toy Pirates is a decent game for our Windows Phones.  However, while entertaining, I couldn't help but think something was missing.

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2 years ago

Quick review of the DC-18, a portable charger from Nokia

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You can get pretty stellar battery life on Windows Phone. Variables like your specific phone, usage, and which apps you have installed (and whether they’re running in the background) all impact battery life. You might want to carry a portable charger for those times you find yourself away from an outlet or power source. There are plenty of third party options when it comes to selecting a portable charger for your smartphone, but if you’re rocking a Lumia why not get one to match it?

The Nokia DC-18 is a universal portable USB charger that you might want to check out. Here’s our quick hands-on with it.

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2 years ago

Poll: Which color are you getting for your Nokia Lumia 1520?

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Polls are fun. They’re a good way to quickly get a feel for how the Windows Phone community feels on a particular topic. We just learned that the Nokia Lumia 1520 becomes available on November 22nd here in the United States. We also just learned from a close source that the yellow Lumia 1520 might be scarce. So we’re curious, what color are you getting?

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2 years ago

Want a yellow Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T? It may be scarce

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With the late night announcement from Nokia and AT&T about the pre-order for the Lumia 1520, due for release on Friday, November 22nd, “which color?” has become the hot topic.

The good news is if you pre-order through AT&T, you can nab yourself a yellow one. But if you want to get it through Microsoft via their Store, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Indeed, we’re hearing from a close source that yellow will be “scarce”, hinting at a possible shortage of the color.

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2 years ago

Kingdoms & Lords soft launches early, arrives on all Windows Phone 8 devices next week

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Xbox Windows Phone gamers might have noticed that a Store link for Gameloft’s Kingdoms & Lords has been making the rounds today. Unfortunately, most users are finding they can’t actually download or play the game on their phones. Is it a case of the dreaded 1 GB RAM requirement? Nope, even folks with 1 or 2 GB of RAM can’t get their Kingdoms on.

Windows Phone Central checked in with our friends at Gameloft and discovered just what is happening with Kingdoms & Lords. It turns out the game has soft launched in a few territories but remains mostly inaccessible to users in other regions like the United States. Luckily it will be releasing worldwide next week, so the wait shouldn’t be too hard.

Head past the break for our hands on video, Achievement details, and more!

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2 years ago

Indian multiplex chain, Fun Cinemas, release a clone mobile ticketing app

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2 years ago

Win a Samsung ATIV S Neo from Ting and Windows Phone Central! (US only!)

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*UPDATE* The winner of the Samsung ATIV S Neo from Ting is htatc! Congratulations, and enjoy your new device!

If you're looking for an alternative to your current carrier, and you haven't checked out Ting, you should definitely give them a close look. With no long term contracts, overages, or penalties, Ting offers you the tools you need to take complete control of your account, your usage and ultimately, your bill. You can buy a new or used device directly from them, or bring your own Sprint device and activate it on the Ting network!

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2 years ago

Purchased video content won’t work on Windows Phone 7 after February 2014

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The desktop Zune client could easily go down as one of the greatest desktop applications of all time. It was loved by many for its modern interface, features, and operability with Windows Phone 7. Unfortunately, Microsoft decided to unify its entertainment offerings under the Xbox branding, which is why we now have Xbox Music and Xbox Video. Zune still lives though, it’s essential to users who are still on Windows Phone 7.x or those hanging onto their legacy Zune devices. Sadly, video won’t work after February of 2014.

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2 years ago

Dreaming of Elop - Taking the safe route is the most dangerous.

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Since Steve Ballmer declared his retirement from Microsoft as CEO, speculations on who will be the next big boss have been tossed around. One of the top candidates who appears on every list is the former CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop; he supposedly had the heart to run Microsoft, but recent information that we reported on this morning has shown that he may do more damage than good.

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2 years ago

Going to Paris? What better place to stay than the Xbox One Hotel?

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Xbox One France has posted some amazing shots on their Twitter page of what they are calling the “Xbox One Hotel”. As you might guess, the building and its interior follows Xbox inspired décor. The trendy spot will remain open until the end of November. Until then, visitors can enjoy playing Xbox One consoles and kicking back in the “Xbox One-themed restaurant”.

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2 years ago

Hear how good the Nokia Lumia 1520 sounds with this music video shot entirely by it

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is coming. It’s the next flagship Windows Phone device that you’ll be able to use. Like the Lumia 1020 before, it has an incredible camera that you’ll soon be using. How incredible? Watch this music video filmed on the Lumia 1520 and you’ll not only see how incredible the image quality is, but you’ll also be pretty impressed with the audio recording capabilities.

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2 years ago

AT&T releases hands-on video of Lumia 1520, places in-store display models to play with

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Late last night, the pre-order page went live for the Nokia Lumia 1520 on both AT&T and the Microsoft Store. Where should you order your phone? Depends on which perks you want to pick up. Either way, AT&T is already in full preparation to be the sole carrier here in the United States where you can pick up the Lumia 1520. How are they getting ready? By dropping another “Mobile Minute” video and placing demo units in stores.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Dell Venue 8 Pro “free upgrade” to 64 GB version

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Just this morning we told you that the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch tablet was shipping from Amazon. The very similar and highly rated Dell Venue 8 Pro came out last week, but this week there’s a special deal going on.

For a limited time, you can order the 64 GB version for the price of the 32 GB one. That’s $299 for their top of the line 8-inch tablet, a savings of $50. Not too shabby. Plus you can toss in a 64 GB microSD card to maximize your storage—don’t forget, this runs full Windows 8.1, not RT.

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2 years ago

Kick back and earn achievements for Xbox One by simply using console apps

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