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The first Windows 8.1 tablets go on sale in India; the Acer Iconia W4 arrives

The first Windows 8.1 tablets go on sale in India; the Acer Iconia W4 arrives

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After the quick launches of new Nokia Lumia devices in recent times, the device revelry continues in this part of the world. The Acer Iconia W4 tablets are available for pre-order on Flipkart, India’s leading online retailer. Since Microsoft’s flagship Windows device – Surface – never hit the shores here and we still don’t have any clue about the availability of Dell Venue 8 Pro, the...

Imagine classroom of the future, and participate in the Surface Classroom Challenge

Imagine classroom of the future, and participate in the Surface Classroom Challenge

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Microsoft believes education helps schools and universities, students and educators realize their full potential through technology solutions. Last summer, Microsoft offered Surface RT devices at a special price to academia. While introduction of tablets, like Surface, in classrooms is changing the way of teaching and learning in the classroom, the classrooms haven’t changed much over...

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

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If you are a Viber user, here’s great news for you! The company has just announced Viber for Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform with over 200 million users to tablet and desktop devices running Windows 8.1. Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, and make free HD-quality calls...

The fun game for music fans, Tunely gets updated with Facebook integration and bug fixes

The fun game for music fans, Tunely gets updated with Facebook integration and bug fixes

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Tunely is a great game for music fans that our Sam wrote about here a couple of weeks back. Powered by the huge music library of Nokia MixRadio, it’s a fun game to play and share, and discover new music. The game’s just been updated to version 1.2 and adds a few features while fixing some bugs. When you fire up the app, you can pick your favorite genre of music and one of the three...

Court allows Nokia India to transfer their manufacturing unit to Microsoft so deal can go forward

Court allows Nokia India to transfer their manufacturing unit to Microsoft so deal can go forward

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The Delhi High Court in India has finally allowed Nokia India to sell its Chennai manufacturing unit to Microsoft. If the court had ruled otherwise, Nokia may have had to exclude Indian assets from the acquisition deal, forcing the closure of the factory. Set up in 2006, the Chennai factory is one of their largest manufacturing units employing 5800 people and producing 200 million...

Nokia India sends out media invites for their 'BIG' day; Lumia 1320 and 1520 to launch

Nokia India sends out media invites for their 'BIG' day; Lumia 1320 and 1520 to launch

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If you’ve been waiting to buy Nokia Lumia 1320 and Nokia Lumia 1520 in India this holiday season, don’t worry; Santa’s got your back. In media invites sent out today, Nokia India claims December 16, 2013 as the "BIG" day for them. While the invite does not share any specific details, we expect Nokia India to launch the two phablets announced at the Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi a...

Official Chennai Express game arrives on Windows Phone; Temple Run with an Indian Flavor

Official Chennai Express game arrives on Windows Phone; Temple Run with an Indian Flavor

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In India, films are one of the biggest indulgences. One after the other, there are big releases with huge budgets and extensive marketing. And the latest trend is to have mobile games based on movie’s theme or characters. It’s a win-win for both the producers and the audience. While these games create buzz around the movie release, it also provides free entertainment to fans featuring...

Microsoft releases official Socl app for Windows Phone to match their growing community-site

Microsoft releases official Socl app for Windows Phone to match their growing community-site

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Developed by Microsoft Research FUSE Labs, Socl — pronounced social — lets you create, collect, and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, Socl gives you a creative outlet through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as other social networks. Microsoft Research has just released the companion app for Socl for...

MapMyIndia’s new app allows you to privately share your location with friends

MapMyIndia’s new app allows you to privately share your location with friends

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‘Where are you?’ is arguably the most asked question since mobile phones arrived. More than often, friends and folk ping you to ask where you were and how long would it take for you to come over. ReachMe tries to help you in this specific scenario. MapMyIndia is India’s leading mapping and navigation company, and have several location-based apps for Windows Phone. MapMyIndia ReachMe...

Build and Play in a world you create by bringing together your favorite Disney characters

Build and Play in a world you create by bringing together your favorite Disney characters

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All through this year, Disney has been upping the ante on Windows and Windows Phone. They’ve brought popular titles from other platforms, introduced new games, and offered great deals. The company has now announced the Disney Infinity: Toy Box app that allows you to apply your imagination to a digital canvas. The app is also available for iPad. You can create your own worlds and games...

Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

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As the India smartphone market overall grew by 229% year over year (YoY) in the third quarter of 2013, Nokia's Lumia range of devices continued to show a growth trajectory and garnered close to 5% market share. In the mobile phone market in India, Nokia is on the second spot, close on the heels of market leader – Samsung. This latest data coincides with the continued strong growth in...

Conference on the go as the official WebEx app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Conference on the go as the official WebEx app finally arrives on Windows Phone

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After a long wait, the Cisco WebEx Meetings app has finally arrived on Windows Phone. The app has been available on iOS and Android since a while and allows you to join any web conference right from your phone or tablet. Cisco WebEx Meetings for Windows Phone 8 delivers powerful mobile web and audio conferencing on either Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. You can join a meeting via Cisco WebEx meeting...