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2 years ago

Peregrine updated: brings Pocket, Readability, Vine and Instagram support for your Twitter timeline

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One area that Windows Phone is equal to in regards to Android and iOS is the number of high quality Twitter applications. On all platforms there are a handful of excellent Twitter clients, both official and third-party for nearly anyone. Whether you’re a casual user just following the tweets of celebrities or a social media powerhouse needing advanced features, you’ll find a Twitter app for you. Peregrine is one of those Twitter apps on Windows Phone that is really, really good. The latest update to Peregrine makes it even better.

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2 years ago

Mammoth Nokia Lumia passes through FCC, destined for Verizon

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It was only a few days ago we saw our first look at what could be the next high-end Windows Phone device on Verizon Wireless in the United States. The image came from a leaker on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website (think Twitter). Now a Windows Phone device destined for Verizon passes through the FCC. Is it the same 1520 variant we saw a few days ago or different device? Let’s find out.

It was Friday when we saw what appears to be a variant of the Lumia 1520, but destined for Verizon. The device was sporting a white casing, in addition to Verizon and Nokia branding. The source of the leak stated the device would come with a 20MP sensor (just like the Lumia 1520) and that this was a really big Windows Phone device.

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2 years ago

Striking back: Nokia regains lead in Russia, passes Samsung on the way

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Latest market share numbers from Russia's largest retailer puts Nokia ahead of Samsung

There’s nothing but positive results for Nokia and Windows Phone lately. Today, we’re continuing the momentum with news from Russia where Nokia has surpassed Samsung for market share. The story was first published in Vedomosti, Russia’s premier business paper

The data itself comes from Russia’s largest mobile retailer, Euroset, who have more than 5,000 stores across the vast country. Their latest report puts Nokia at 29% of the mobile market in Russia this summer, up from 27% in the spring. Samsung meanwhile has dropped to 27% from a previous 30% just a few months ago. That bump gives Nokia back the edge since Samsung beat them earlier this year (the two often go back and forth in terms of market share in the country).

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 for just $80 on HSN

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 - Two more photos of the 6-inch device leak from China

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It’s an early Sunday morning but leaks are leaks and they know no boundaries. Tonight (or this morning), two more photos of the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s 6-inch phablet device due in November, have come forward from China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center—basically their FCC.

The photos themselves don’t reveal too much more on an initial pass, just what we already know: the world is about to gain a really big Lumia Windows Phone. The specs for the 1520 should bump Windows Phone into the forefront of large screened devices, especially with its 1080P display, Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32GB of storage (and microSD). We recently revealed that the device will also feature an industry leading 3400 mAh battery to power the device for an extended period.

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2 years ago

Talk Mobile Creativity Week recap The best things you said!

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Mobile devices have enabled a whole new category of creativity, allowing us to do things we've never been able to do before. They've put a camera in our pocket wherever we go, they've permitted anybody to engage in business anywhere, and they've changed the way we listen to music. Is it good, is that bad? It's time for you, the reader, to sound off.

2 years ago

Help Alex traverse through Mayan Mysteries for free with myAppFree partnership

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Alex: Mayan Mysteries will be free on the Windows Phone store for tomorrow (Sunday 15th) only, though the price alteration has taken affect already. This deal is in partnership with myAppFree. The title is a well-rated platform game that puts the player in control of Alex, a treasure hunter and adventurer who has travelled to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal.

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2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 925 - Unboxing and first impressions

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Yesterday, AT&T and Nokia released the slim and mostly-metal Lumia 925, bringing along with it one of the nation’s largest LTE networks at a $99 price point ($429 off contract). Today, we go hands on with the latest Nokia offering and come away impressed.

Featuring 16GB of internal storage (12GB available), a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with ClearBlack and an 8.7MP PureView camera with that extra lens-element for improved sharpness, there’s a lot to like about the Lumia 925. The phone is cool-to-the-touch due to the aluminum frame and it comes in elegant black (as opposed to T-Mobile’s brighter white offering). The OS is build 1328 (GDR2) and like other AT&T GDR2 devices, unfortunately lacks Data Sense.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Amazon selling the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 on contract from $149

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2 years ago

SysApp Pusher gets doublewide Live Tile and Doodle Jump gets new look for Windows Phone 8

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As the Windows Phone ecosystem continues to grow, more frequent updates are becoming more and more common. Today, we have two that are small but noteworthy.

SysApp Pusher is a free app that checks all the custom OEM stores for new updates, including Samsung, HTC and Nokia. While there are quite a few of these “system app checkers” now available, SysApp Pusher is our choice simply because it gets updated once, sometimes twice a week with new features. The developer clearly has a vision for this app and version 2.0 is well worth taking for a spin.

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2 years ago

Telstra joins Vodafone and skips GDR2 for HTC 8X; GDR3 due in November instead

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The HTC 8X is going through some bad times it would seem. The Windows Phone isn’t faring well with the latest GDR2 update from Microsoft. Vodafone AU has already skipped the update and is instead heading straight for GDR3, and it seems Telstra is also following suit. The mobile operator has revealed on its website that consumers will be able to look forward to a future rollout.

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2 years ago

Fly Johnny Fly, a blast of a Windows Phone game

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Fly Johnny Fly, a blast of a Windows Phone game

Fly Johnny Fly is a Windows Phone game that would appeal to the Mythbuster in all of us. The object of the game with Fly Johnny Fly is to use various explosive devices to hurl a crash test dummy, that would be Johnny, through an obstacle course.

Fly Johnny Fly has more than eight different explosive, rockets and jet packs to hurl the dummy around your Windows Phone screen. You have more than fifty levels of play (fifty-eight to be exact) and the levels have everything from spinning wheels of death to rolling boulders that will try to ruin your day and prevent you from completing the course.  

Fly Johnny Fly is a unique, entertaining game for your Windows Phone that has its fair share of challenges and is well worth trying.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 listed on Flipkart as coming soon to India

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 started out as an exclusive on AT&T. Although it didn’t take too long before the device started appearing in other markets. First up was China, then other countries slowly gained the list. For example, a few days ago it went on sale in Germany (and it was the 64GB variant too!). Up next however, is going to be India. Details below.

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2 years ago

Facebook Beta updated with another round of performance improvements

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2 years ago

Information on the Huawei Ascend W3 leaks, Lumia 925 like body coming soon

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Huawei doesn’t make big splashes in the Windows Phone world, but they’re still very committed to the platform. Just yesterday we shared the news that Huawei was still on board with Windows Phone, despite Microsoft buying Nokia’s hardware division. So far they’ve produced two devices – the Ascend W1 and more recently the Ascend W2. But there’s a third on the horizon, the Ascend W3.

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