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3 years ago

Go back in time. Newegg adds bug fixes and humor to v1.3 update

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3 years ago

Sleeper hit? Nokia Lumia 620 already a top selling phone on US retailer

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We’re not sure if Nokia has any plans to sell the highly stylish, entry level Lumia 620 here in the States, but that hasn’t stopped Expansys from carrying it.

Selling for a reasonable $289 completely unlocked, the 3.8” 1GHz device with an 800x480 display is certainly a looker with Nokia’s bold new color schemes (black, white, magenta, cyan and yellow).

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3 years ago

Verizon’s ATIV Odyssey from Samsung now available to take your $49.

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Verizon has tossed up the official ATIV Odyssey page for those who would like to purchase online (and presumably in stores too). In addition, the large CDMA carrier has a neat Flash intro to the device, highlighting three main features including the 4” Super AMOLED display/Gorilla Glass 2, its long-lasting battery (2100mAh) and NFC tap-to-share.

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3 years ago

End of era. Nokia confirms 808 PureView was the last for Symbian.

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The biggest takeaway from Nokia's Q4 2012 earnings report is obviously that Nokia finally turned a profit after deciding to make Windows Phone its operating system of choice on its smartphones. But one tidbit that also stands out is that Nokia officially confirmed the demise of Symbian, saying that the 808 PureView was the last of the Symbian name. Amongst 22 mentions of Symbian in its earning report, a short blurb from the Finnish phone maker put their former platform to rest:

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3 years ago

Go behind the scenes of the James Corden Windows Phone commercial

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Microsoft enlisted the likes of Holly Willoughby and James Corden to promote Windows Phone in a handful of advertisements. In the above video we can see Corden running through the HTC 8X he just unwrapped. MSN reports that this is an unscripted walkthrough, which would make Corden a fairly experienced fan of the platform.

The team has done a solid job ensuring those who are picked for the job are well informed of all the features presently available on Windows Phone. We'll look forward to see more work from both Microsoft and OEM partners in 2013.

Source: MSN

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3 years ago

Soul Gambler, an interactive way to risk your inner being

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Soul Gambler is a rather interesting role playing game for your Windows Phone. Not only in the game play itself but also in that game's future hinges on a Kickstarter project's success.

Soul Gambler is a interactive story game where you control the direction of the story and the fate of the main character. You play the role of Faust who is given a chance to sell his soul for the life of his dreams. The interactive comic is an interesting game and in a way a tease of things to come if the developer gets enough support from his Kickstarter campaign. Soul Gambler may not appeal to everyone but it does make for a unique Windows Phone game experience.

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3 years ago

Cheap as chips Huawei Ascend W1 to launch in Russia next month

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3 years ago

Nokia no longer a rotting apple, reports profit in Q4 earnings report

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Nokia has finally managed to turn things around. The company has reported a profit of €439 million ($585 million), with €8.04 billion ($10.7 billion) in revenue. These figures were possible through stronger Lumia sales, Nokia Siemens Network and company restructuring. We believe Stephen Elop is currently cruising around with a megaphone, ensuring everyone hears the news.

The number of Lumia Windows Phones sold also saw an increase to 4.4 million, up from just 2.9 million in the previous quarter. We'd consider this as Nokia's most successful quarter since the company partnered with Microsoft and began supporting Windows Phone. As well as profit and sales, Nokia also increased its net cash reserves from €3.56 billion ($4.7 billion) to €4.36 billion ($5.8 billion).

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3 years ago

From the Forums: Internet Explorer 90s commercial and Microsoft's potential downfall?

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Welcome to another Windows Phone Central From the Forums where we bring you the latest discussions that are happening on our community forum. If you've somehow been too busy in life to be checking the community out on a daily basis, you may find yourself being out of the loop when it comes to discussing the latest news. So what's been happening the past few days?

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3 years ago

Skulls of the Shogun for Windows Phone and Windows 8 gets special launch pricing

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Next week’s Xbox Windows Phone release Skulls of the Shogun is possibly Microsoft’s most ambitious game yet. Not only will it be launching on Windows Phone, but also XBLA and Windows 8/RT simultaneously. Take that, WSOP: Full House Pro! Sorry, I just ate some sour grapes. On top of the three-platform release, Skulls also supports shared campaign progress across devices thanks to cloud saving and asynchronous cross-platform multiplayer.

The only problem with Skulls coming to all Xbox-supporting platforms at once is that Microsoft has yet to establish a ‘universal app’ pay structure like iOS and the Playstation 3/Vita support. Thankfully the game’s developer 17-BIT and Microsoft have just announced special launch pricing that will make picking up all three versions (or even just one) more attractive to gamers.

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3 years ago

Shuffle Party now in the Store for Windows Phone 8 devices

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3 years ago

Grey does matter. Lumia 920 loses its color for Hong Kong. Looks awesome.

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The grey variant of the Lumia 920 Windows Phone has been spotted on the Nokia Hong Kong Facebook account. Yes, it actually exists. The device has been expected to arrive in multiple markets since the Lumia 920 was announced last year, but we're yet to see the colour made available in numbers for consumers to get their paws on. Not only has it been published on Facebook, but to lower the mood even further, it's on sale in Hong Kong.

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3 years ago

Nokia Transit update enters the station, but without a changelog

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Nokia continues to push out updates for apps in its Windows Phone OEM collection, this time it's Nokia Transport / Transit's turn. The Windows Phone 7 app enables users to check out local public transport for timetables, status updates, route finding and more. It's a requirement to have in any traveller's arsenal of apps when hitting up places that have yet to be explored.

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3 years ago

Social Scout: Check-in, see what's nearby and find your friends

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JDB Pocketware, developers of HandyScan, has a new Windows Phone app over in the Windows Phone Store. Social Scout is a Facebook Places app designed to help you explore what's nearby, find places, check-in and find out where your Facebook friends are.

While not developed or owned by Facebook, Social Scout taps into Facebook Places and lays out everything rather nicely across pages that show what places are nearby, where your friends have checked into, and a More Page that lists your most visited places, your check-ins, a "Feeling lucky" tile that will randomly select a restaurant for you to try, and a one touch check-in tile.

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3 years ago

SkyDrive for Windows 8 and Windows RT gets updated with live tiles

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SkyDrive for Windows 8 and Windows RT got an update today that adds live tile support. Now when you upload a file to SkyDrive, your start screen icon will display the latest information on your most recent uploads. The new live tile will display titles and upload times of new documents and thumbnail previews of newly-added photos. In my case, an album I uploaded showed the cover art on the live tile.

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