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3 years ago

O2 Germany reportedly dropkicks BlackBerry in favor of Windows Phone

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Android and iOS are so far ahead in the smartphone wars that at this point the biggest competitor for Windows Phone is BlackBerry. By some measures the battle for third place is already won by Windows Phone, but that doesn’t mean BlackBerry can’t fight back. Well the gap between BlackBerry and Windows Phone is about to get bigger. O2 Germany has just made the move to start pushing Windows Phone harder than ever.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

Windows Phone Central's full review of the Nokia Lumia 1020, a smartphone with an advanced 41MP camera, now available on AT&T

Back in 2012, Nokia’s presentation during Mobile World Congress brought thunderous applause and cheers, the likes that are rarely seen at press events. The reason? The 808 PureView, a Symbian based smartphone sporting a technology-busting 41MP sensor. The device was reportedly in development for the previous five years and was the culmination of Nokia’s engineers and photography experts.

Unfortunately for Nokia, the most frequent question they received during the event was: When, for Windows Phone?

Fast forward to July 26th, 2013 and we finally have our answer. But Nokia didn’t just plop the 808’s technology into the Lumia 1020, instead they continued evolving it.

Has it been worth the wait? Should Lumia 920 owners upgrade? Is it worth the cost? We answer all of these questions in more in our full review of the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020.

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3 years ago

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger jumps onto Windows 8 and RT

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Windows Phone sadly did not get an Xbox release this week, but that doesn’t mean a new mobile Xbox game didn’t come out. It’s just tablet-mobile instead of smartphone-mobile.

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger from Australia-based Krome Studios (developers of the Game Room series and Full House Poker for Windows Phone) is now available on Windows 8 and RT. Ty had previously soft launched in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, but now all Windows 8 users can buy it without the hassle of region-switching trickery.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile makes Lumia 925, Lumia 521 free with new contracts in summer deal

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T-Mobile has today announced its "Unprecedented Deal - Zero Dollars Down for All Devices" offer, which includes the Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 521. The Windows Phones are both available with no upfront fees when taken out with a new plan. This deal is open to both new and existing consumers, as well as business customers. Fantastic news if you're already with the mobile operator or are new and looking at the Lumia 925 or Lumia 521 as your next smartphone.

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3 years ago

Hipstamatic Oggl and Oggl Pro Windows Phone now available with Instagram posting

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During Nokia’s Lumia 925 event back in May it was revealed that Hipstamatic Oggl (hipstamatic.com/oggl) would be coming exclusively to Lumia Windows Phones, allowing the more serious photographer out there to share their images on the Hipstamatic network.

Previously available only on iOS and powered by filters and lenses, the potent photo network also allows users to post directly to Instagram via a deal reached with the company in mid-2012.  Besides Instagram, Facebook and Twitter support are also included.

Now with the Nokia Lumia 1020 officially released today on AT&T, Oggl (for Windows Phone 8 Lumias) and Oggl Pro (for the Lumia 1020) will be available today as well.

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3 years ago

State Bank of India releases gorgeous Windows Phone app

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The State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest banking and financial services company in country, owned by the government. We've received a handful of reports that the bank has released a Windows Phone app, enabling customers to perform mobile banking while out and about on their Windows Phones. The usual features are present, including balance enquiries, the transfer of funds and paying bills.

Aptly named Freedom, this Windows Phone app is a must-have if you hold an account and desire some degree of control when not at a desktop computer.

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3 years ago

Nokia updates Pro Cam for the Lumia 1020, adds bracketing to the mix

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Nokia Pro Cam is a camera app that is currently only available on the new Lumia 1020. It reminds me a lot of the Windows Phone photography app ProShot or Camera360 in that Pro Cam gives you more control over the camera's settings.

While the Lumia 1020 is just hitting store shelves today, the Pro Cam app is seeing its first consumer update. The update for version 1.6.0.2 brings more user control to the table with a bracketing setting.

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3 years ago

Developers: Amazon adds cloud support for Windows Phone and Windows Store apps in available SDK

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud services, has added SDK support for Microsoft's Windows Phone and Windows platforms. In a blog post on the official AWS blog, a developer preview of the next version of the SDK for .NET introduces support for apps on both platforms. Developers can connect to Windows and Windows Phone apps to AWS services and develop an app that's backed by the cloud platform.

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3 years ago

Nokia partners up with Entrepreneur First in the UK to fuel mobile innovation

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Nokia today announced in London a collaborative partnership with Entrepreneur First (www.entrepreneurfirst.org.uk), alongside the UK release of the JobLens app. EF is a London-based non-profit start-up accelerator with multiple sponsors, including BSkyB, Microsoft, Experian and also sports a working partnership with the UK government. Nokia has now hopped aboard and will provide resources to graduate innovators.

The main goal is to build new businesses, especially ones founded on the design, architecture and functionality of Nokia's JobLens app. As well as offering new opportunities, the Finnish manufacturer will also be hosting a contest for universities in the UK with prize money awarded for breakthrough ideas and concepts. Utilising JobLens, Nokia hopes the partnership will launch new companies that result in hiring new workers through the company's services.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Travel Apps to help find what you're looking for

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Travel Apps
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Travel Apps

There is a wide assortment of travel apps available for our Windows Phones. You have navigation apps, city guides, translation apps, currency converters, and more.  In this week's Windows Phone Central app roundup we're focusing on apps that will help you find local establishments/attractions/businesses while you are visiting unfamiliar locations or if you're looking for something new in your home town.

We've all been there. Vacationing in a new city and really wanting to find a good restaurant?  Check out the local shops to find the deals?  Find a tourist stop to spend the afternoon at?

These apps should help you find such locations and more.

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3 years ago

Nokia brings JobLens to the UK, providing job seekers with an augmented reality experience

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Nokia has today unveiled a new application for the UK on Windows Phone. JobLens, exclusively available for Lumia hardware, enables job seekers to view more than 500,000 available job vacancies in the UK. Powered by big names in the industry, JobLens is set to open up new functionality to consumers. But there’s “lens” in the title so it should support augmented reality, right? Correct, this is a big one, folks.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 521 coming to MetroPCS tomorrow for only $99

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: HandyScan on sale for $.99 through Saturday

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Handyscan from JDB Pocketware is a popular Windows Phone app that lets you scan, adjust, and share documents. Handyscan supports multiple page scans as well as Skydrive and Dropbox support for backing-up your images to the cloud.

Normally the ad-free, fully leaded version of Handyscan will run you $2.99. If you've been on the fence about Handyscan because of the price, we've got some good news. It's on sale.

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3 years ago

Microsoft to open new retail stores in Burlington, Oklahoma, and Jacksonville

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What’s better than a new Microsoft Store opening up? Nothing in our minds!

Microsoft just posted a bulletin on their site noting that a new retail store would be opening up at some point in the near future at the Burlington Mall in Massachusetts. Our friends over at Neowin claim the store will be opening September 19th, but we cannot find a source to confirm or deny that fact.

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3 years ago

The $99 Nokia Lumia 520 now available as an AT&T GoPhone

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The Lumia 520 has been making waves all over the globe. It’s doing incredibly well in most markets you can grab it. In fact according to some statistics it is the most popular Windows Phone.

Here in the United States we have T-Mobile carrying a variant called the Lumia 521. Not to be outdone, you can now get the Lumia 520 as a prepaid phone on AT&T’s GoPhone.

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