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2 years ago

Zombie Village joins the Windows Phone gaming line-up, no end in sight to the zombie incursion

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You can add Zombie Village as one of the many gaming titles making the move to Windows Phone. The game has had some success over on iOS and Android platforms and in just tinkering with the game for a short time, it comes across as a nice time waster of a game.

Zombie Village throws you into a village over run with...well...zombies. Your task, as is the case with most zombie games, is to kill as many zombies as possible before they eat your brains.  If you're into the zombie genre of games or just looking for a new game for your Windows Phone, Zombie Village is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph game now available for Windows Phone, nearly a year after the movie

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2 years ago

Missed Microsoft's conference call on the acquisition of Nokia? Get the summary right here

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Earlier today Microsoft held a conference call for investors, analysts and the press to discuss its acquisition of Nokia's devices business. The audio only call followed a very tight structure around slides that had earlier been revealed to show some of the specifics of the deal.

If you missed that call don't panic as there wasn't a whole lot of new information, and you'll pick up everything important in the slides which you should be able to download at this link Edit: looks like that link has been pulled by Microsoft so here's a backup on Skydrive (app users remember to swipe right and tap the "View Links" button). Said presentation was then followed by a Q&A which we've done our best to capture in writing which you'll find after the break.

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2 years ago

Xbox One external hard drive support won't be ready at launch

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The Xbox One will launch with a 500 GB internal, non-interchangeable hard drive. 500 GB would be an awfully confining storage space in the modern age of game installations, and downloadable games, movies, and music. Microsoft’s solution for users who need more storage space is external hard drive support. The Xbox One will support USB 3.0 hard drives, giving users a potentially unlimited (and relatively affordable) amount of storage space.

Unfortunately though, Xbox One users will not be able to take advantage of external storage solutions at launch. Larry Hyrb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) quietly dropped the news this weekend on his podcast. Why the delay and how much impact will it have? Read on to find out…

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2 years ago

Nokia’s top designer, Marko Ahtisaari, to leave Nokia this November

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As the dust begins to settle around the Microsoft-Nokia announcement late last night, a deal which won’t take effect until 2014 due to regulatory clearances, it has been revealed that Marko Ahtisaari will be leaving the company as well.

Ahtisaari has been a very public face of the company in terms of design, coming to signify the Lumia brand. Appearing in a few videos (see below), the soft-spoken Finn described why Nokia chose certain design aspects over others for their Lumia devices, highlighting the connection between “the digital and the physical”.

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2 years ago

Want to speak to the biggest Windows Phone community about the Microsoft / Nokia acquisition? Here's how to reach us!

Following last night's BIG Microsoft / Nokia news, we've been receiving a bunch of tweets from media sources wanting to speak with us but unsure of the best way to reach out to us for commentary or to setup an interview. So here's a friendly note on the best way to do just that.

Simply send an email to mediarequests @ mobilenations.com and put WPCentral Interview Request in the headline. We'll always do our best to comply with your requests. WPCentral's  Editor in Chief, Daniel Rubino, is not too far from Manhattan, so for big media based in NYC he's available for in-studio appearances. If you want to get the pulse of the Windows Phone community, he's your source.

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2 years ago

Nokia stock up over 35% and rising following the announcement of a purchase by Microsoft

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The dust is still settling on the huge news that Microsoft has begun proceedings to purchase Nokia's devices and services business for €5.44 billion. Whilst it's still far too early to know how this will affect consumers, developers and other OEMs in the Windows Phone space one thing we can see for sure is how the stock market is reacting.

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2 years ago

Leaked Lumia 1520 screenshot shows 1080p HD support with more room for tiles

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With rumours and speculation pointing at Windows Phone GDR3 including support for 1080p HD displays, Evleaks has today added fuel to the fire with a leaked screenshot from the Nokia "bandit" device. The image is 1080x1920, a resolution Windows Phone does not currently support, but it's reported to be from the Lumia 1520 "phablet", possibly packing GDR3.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 coming soon to Vodafone Australia

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2 years ago

Tank War 3D, a Windows Phone combat game that could use a little fine tuning

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Tank War 3D is a Windows Phone combat game that puts you in the role of tank commander with the mission to obliterate all the enemy tanks.  Tank Wars 3D has potential with over sixty missions to keep things from going stale too quickly, upgradeable tanks, and challenging game play.  But two things hold this game back, annoying ads and really small fonts that can make some of the screen difficult to read.

Another oddity is that the Windows Phone Store title is "Tank War 3D" but the gaming screens use the title "Tank Rivals".  Not exactly sure why the inconsistency is present but we'll go with the game's title that is listed in the Store.  Overall, Tank War 3D is worth a try.  The small print may not be an issue with some but the developer really needs to tame those full page ads.

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2 years ago

Microsoft and Nokia deal has been in the works for some time

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2 years ago

Ballmer: Stephen Elop now an internal candidate for Microsoft CEO

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As of this moment, Stephen Elop is no longer CEO of Nokia. He has since vacated that position and now holds the title of executive vice president of Nokia’s Devices and Services division. Why did he do that? Didn’t you hear? Microsoft bought Nokia for 7.1 billion dollars. We’ve heard that Stephen Elop is reportedly on the "short list" to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO at Microsoft. How does this deal change the landscape?

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2 years ago

Nokia launching the Lumia 625 in Singapore later this week

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Nokia is set to launch the Lumia 625 in Singapore later this week, on Thursday 5th to be exact. Though there's no word on mobile operator availability just yet, Nokia has announced that the Windows Phone will be sold for S$399 ($310) off-contact at retail, and will be unveiled at the COMEX IT fair. If you're looking forward to checking out the largest display on any Lumia smartphone, you'll not have long to wait now.

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2 years ago

Nokia looking to score $200 million deal with Vodafone India to upgrade mobile network

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Nokia may well be looking to score a $200 million deal with the Indian arm of UK mobile operator Vodafone. The Solutions and Networks (NSN) arm of the Finnish company would be tasked with upgrading Vodafone's 2G and 3G networks in the region. This is another large partnership for Nokia, so soon after news hit the media that Microsoft is seeking to buy the company's devices division.

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2 years ago

What’s the strategic rational in acquiring Nokia? Here’s Microsofts answer

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Microsoft just bought Nokia’s hardware division. The tech world is still reeling at the news. We’ve heard from Microsoft why they chose to buy Nokia. And other analysts will surely weight in with their thoughts over the coming hours, days, and weeks as the deal closes. You’ll probably get a nice editorial from Daniel shortly. But in the meantime, why not look over the presentation from Microsoft and Nokia and start forming your own opinions?

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