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3 days ago

The Cherry Mobile Alpha is a nice lower-end Windows Phone for the Philippines

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While hanging out with the Microsoft OEM Partners division at Mobile World Congress we got chance to see a bunch of different Windows and Windows Phone devices that are sold by regional partners and retailers. Like this, the Cherry Mobile Alpha (Neon, thanks to John Terence Vidal in the comments for the assist!), a lower-end Windows Phone for the Philippines. And it's not bad.

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3 days ago

Microsoft gears up for online Band sales again as preorders go live, shipping in 2 weeks

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The Microsoft Band was meant only be a platform demonstration device for Microsoft Health ( read our analysis here). As such, Microsoft never intended to take on FitBit and other fitness wearables. There was only one problem: people really like the Microsoft Band.

Online orders for the Band have been offline for weeks, if not months now. Microsoft Store availability – the physical ones – is much better, but most US citizens still do not live in driving distance of one.

We are proud to report that Microsoft is finally getting stock back online, with preorders for those who signed up via email getting first dibs.

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3 days ago

First Impressions of the Microsoft Lumia 532

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Last week, Microsoft announced the launch of the Lumia 532 in India. Another budget device, the Lumia 532 fares well on the specifications sheet and costs less than Lumia 535, the other latest phone on the shelves right now.

The phone promises an uncompromised Windows Phone experience with an excellent Lumia design and always dependable build quality to compete in a crowded market of budget Android smartphones.

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3 days ago

First look: What's coming to Opera Mini for Windows Phone

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3 days ago

Microsoft reveals a ton of upcoming ID@Xbox games coming to the Xbox One

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3 days ago

Sunset Overdrive's 'Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines' DLC lands on April 1

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3 days ago

Windows Store hits 200,000 app mark, with 385,000 apps in Windows Phone Store

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3 days ago

Escape Fast! is our Windows Phone myAppFree Deal of the Week

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Escape Fast! is a Windows Phone game that has you getting shafted by your partner in crime after a bank robbery and have to fend for yourself in escaping the reach of the long arm of the law. The multi-level platformer game is full of narrow roadways, obstacles and cop cars ready to take you down.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Escape Fast! has been well received over on iOS and Android platforms. After playing Escape First! for a short while, the game should have similar success on the Windows Phone platform. Escape Fast! normally runs $1.49 in the Windows Phone Store but through the myAppFree campaign, you can pick up Escape Fast! free.

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3 days ago

Latest 'People Who Do' video shows how Windows helps a young entrepreneur save the bees

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3 days ago

Lumia 640 and 640 XL pre-orders start on Amazon's German and Spanish sites

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3 days ago

IGN and Nerdist apps make their debut on the Xbox One

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3 days ago

Xbox One SmartGlass and WhatsApp Video Optimizer both pick up updates

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3 days ago

Surface Pro 3 wins Best Mobile Tablet at Global Mobile awards during MWC 2015

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3 days ago

Telefónica to launch Movistar TV Go for Windows Phone with Cortana Spanish support

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3 days ago

Kyocera prototype puts Windows Phone onto its rough and tough Torque

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Prior to the start of Mobile World Congress we got word that Kyocera was bringing a prototype device to Barcelona that would be running Windows Phone. So we dropped by to take a look at it, and prototype is definitely the key word here.

That's because this is literally a version of the Android powered Torque smartphone with Windows Phone as the OS. The hardware is 100% identical, right down to the Android physical buttons at the bottom of the device. But, two interesting things in particular stand out.

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