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2 years ago

Take our Apps Survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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We're fans of numbers and quantifiable data here at Mobile Nations, and so following after the second week of Talk Mobile 2013, we're turning to our good friend the survey to help compile some data. Week two was focused on apps, apps, apps and developers, developers, developers. If you missed any of the content, be sure to click over to our Talk Mobile hub and check it out.

The mobile apps survey will only take a minute or two to complete, and as an extra incentive (not that you guys and gals need it, but we like to give things away), by completing the survey you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Hit the link below to take the survey!

Click here to take the Talk Mobile State of Mobile Apps Survey!

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2 years ago

Voxer push-to-talk messaging app now available for Windows Phone 8

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The popular messaging service Voxer has now graduated from private beta to full on public release for Windows Phone 8 devices. The service is similar to a few other push-to-talk apps available on mobile devices in that it allows you to send voice clips, in addition to photos and regular messaging.

What makes the Voxer app for Windows Phone unique though is how fast it is. We’ve been playing around with the app for a little bit here in San Francisco and messages are virtually instant (and we’re talking about those push notifications). If you leave a chat windows open with a contact, voice clips come in nearly at real-time and auto-play for you, which we have to admit is quite compelling.

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2 years ago

Keek launches on Windows Phone; makes it easier to record and share videos

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Keek has released an app for Windows Phone. If you're not familiar with the name, Keek (www.keek.com) is essentially a social video sharing service, already available on other platforms. It's an easy way to meet people, stay up to date with friends and show followers what you're up to. The feature that will please consumers is the ability to capture, record and share a video update in seconds.

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2 years ago

What do Bruce Willis and my Lumia 920 have in common?

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Those busted corners on the Nokia Lumia 920 in the pictures above look nasty, eh? Those gashes, along with some slight scratches on the front of the phone’s screen are the result of my Lumia 920 falling off my bike when a brand new handlebar mount that I bought broke apart when I hit some rough pavement at about 15 miles per hour.

As heart-breaking as that was, let me tell you why those banged up corners are so amazing.

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2 years ago

Domestic appliance company Miele switches to Nokia Lumia Windows Phones

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You know the drill. Company switches to Windows Phone. Press release is published. We all get rather excited and crack open a bottle of bubbly. We've got another story to tell you all today as domestic appliance company Miele has announced a switch to Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, following the likes of KONE and other big name brands.

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2 years ago

Gerbil Physics up for sale again in this week's Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals

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With no new Xbox game release yesterday, it’s up to the Xbox Red Stripe Deal of the Week to keep players busy. Luckily it’s a good one, though it did go on sale for the same price back in April. I speak of Gerbil Physics, the cutest physics game in creation, from indie developer Pencel Games. Gamers who missed it the first time around have another chance to blow up gerbils on the cheap, which I believe is something we can all get behind.

Following on Gerbil Physics’ heels are the regular Red Stripe Deals. LunarX from InProcessout is a unique indie sci-fi game on sale for $1.49. For the same price, HD Scanner from Code Nomads lets you make high resolution document scans with your phone’s camera.

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2 years ago

Amazon has the Nokia Lumia 521 for $130... if you're not in a hurry to get it

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It looks like Amazon is taking a page out of its fellow mega-retailer Walmart's book by dropping the price of the Nokia Lumia 521 to only $130. It comes with free shipping and is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. So what's the catch? Unfortunately, if you want to snag this hot little number from Amazon, the projected shipping time is 1-3 weeks.

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2 years ago

EE continues to expand UK LTE coverage to include 11 more towns

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2 years ago

Monopoly Millionaire Review: The classic board game reinvented for Windows Phone 8

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This week we take an in-depth look at Monopoly Millionaire from Nokia and Electronic Arts. Millionaire enjoys the distinction of being the first Nokia-published Xbox game to require Windows Phone 8 (Mass Effect: Inflitrator is the second). It also requires 1 GB of RAM for some reason, which stinks for a less than hardware intensive game. But people with the hardware that can run Millionaire will find a pretty impressive take on the ancient game of Monopoly.

Playing it honors our ancestors or something!

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2 years ago

Official Songza app sneaks onto the Windows Store and wins our hearts

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When it rains it pours. While we’re in San Francisco enjoying that warm, California sunshine, official apps are raining down between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Yesterday we saw the Discovery Networks and ABC News app release their official wares. But believe it or not, sometime within the past 5 days Songza came to the Windows Store and we all missed it. Songza is now available for Windows 8, details after the break.

Songza is a free music streaming and recommendation service. It launched way back in 2007, since then it’s had a few different iterations and updates as it slowly found its own angle on the streaming music scene. Because you can’t just build another Pandora, you need to do something different. And that’s just what they did last March in 2012 when they launched their Music Concierge feature.

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2 years ago

Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile July 17th? Most likely yes.

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Rich and the rest of the world have been busy enjoying the Nokia Lumia 925 for over two weeks. You can check out his unboxing and first impressions here. We’ve seen the device floating around at parties the past day at //Build/ as well and we really love it. Everything about the Lumia 920 has been refined and distilled into a thinner and lighter package, with a slightly better camera.

Winning combo right? So when does folks in the United States get it on T-Mobile? The signs are all pointing to July 17.

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2 years ago

Another update for the official WPCentral app live today

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Last week we pushed out an update to our app with a few new features, bug fixes and speed improvements, whilst also promising that a second part of that update would be coming this week. Well, that time is now and you can pick up the second release of v4.3 for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 from the marketplace right now.

This release contains an important fix for Windows Phone 8 users where using the lock screen wallpaper functionality was causing the app to use up more of your storage than it needed to. That problem is solved now and we've even included a new button in the settings that will clear out all files held by the app in temporary storage for those of you who like control over your gigabytes. See below for what else has changed.

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2 years ago

Foursquare updated for Windows Phone, most likely bug fixes

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Guess what? We’re addicted to Foursquare. The location based social network is a fun way to see where your friends and family are at a quick glance. We’re not alone in this addiction, the Windows Phone community has always had some affection toward the service. Brilliant apps like 4th & Mayor have been favorites in the community for a long time, mostly because the official Foursquare app was lacking. By teaming up with Nokia, Foursquare managed to give the turn out a polishes and beautiful app. That app just received another update.

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2 years ago

AT&T’s own Lumia 520 gets revealed in latest leaked photo?

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We’ve heard about the RM-941, a Nokia device with AT&T bands that just passed through the FCC recently. That device has a WVGA screen with some different bands, making it something of an oddity. Although it sounds an awful lot like a Lumia 520 (or Lumia 521), which lacks such high end comforts.

Persistent leaker @evleaks has now posted a picture with the simple text “It’s coming…” and no other info. The photo shows the back of a fairly plain looking Nokia Lumia phone, but notice how there is no flash? There’s only one Lumia that has that distinct look and it’s the 52x series.

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2 years ago

Acer Iconia W3 8-Inch Windows tablet: Unboxing & first impressions

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Today at Build, Microsoft handed out a few thousand Iconia W3s to the attendees. For those of you don’t know, the Iconia W3 is Acer’s first attempt at an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet running with an Intel Atom processor.

Is it good, bad, somewhere in between? We’re not a 100% sure yet but we do like playing around with it a whole lot. Head past the break for our hands on video and some impressions!

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