Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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Suffering from the spinning cogs issue on a Nokia Windows Phone? There's a fix for that

Suffering from the spinning cogs issue on a Nokia Windows Phone? There's a fix for that

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We've already looked at the spinning cogs issue with Nokia Windows Phones. You reset (or update) your handset and the when booting the handset, you simply cannot get past the spinning cogs. Luckily, while Nokia has been busy replacing damaged hardware, the manufacturer has also released an update to its Nokia Software Updater that looks to address the problem. When launching the...

Happy Birthday, Windows Phone; Microsoft's mobile platform celebrates its third year

Happy Birthday, Windows Phone; Microsoft's mobile platform celebrates its third year

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The head of Windows Phone at Microsoft, Joe Belfiore, took to Twitter today to announce the birthday of the company's mobile platform. Windows Phone indeed turns 3 today. That's not all, not only has it been three years since the first Windows Phone, but also since the Metro (or now "Modern") UI was released into the world. Back in 2010, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 at that year...

Nokia launches the Lumia 1020 in Russia; available at the N-Store for 26,990 rubles

Nokia launches the Lumia 1020 in Russia; available at the N-Store for 26,990 rubles

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The Lumia 1020 has launched in Russia and is available at the official Nokia store. Priced at 26,990 rubles ($835), the Windows Phone will also be on display at mobile operator MTS. Already released in numerous markets already, the smartphone is turning heads with its 41MP PureView shooter. Sure, it's quite the price tag for a mobile phone, but you're investing in the most advanced...

Customization, colors, and accessories: making the smartphone fashionable - Talk Mobile

Customization, colors, and accessories: making the smartphone fashionable - Talk Mobile

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For all the time we've spent in Talk Mobile talking about specs, services, carriers, and usage, we haven't spent much time on what these devices look like. Sure, they're mostly glass slabs with white or black framing (with a few exceptions), but beyond that glass, what else is there? With unit sales moving well past the millions monthly, with people willing to line up overnight to be...

Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520 set to launch 3rd week of November, priced at $499

Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520 set to launch 3rd week of November, priced at $499

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This morning we’ve received some confirmation from a trusted source about the Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520, the 10.1-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet with the codename ‘Sirius’. The tablet will be Nokia’s first Windows RT 8.1 tablet, though certainly not the last as AT&T and others are expected to get the device too. Pricing is set for $499, which matches Paul Thurrott’s earlier reporting,...

Best Buy to offer between $200 and $350 for your original Surface tablets in trade-in program

Best Buy to offer between $200 and $350 for your original Surface tablets in trade-in program

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The US retail chain Best Buy is running a trade-in promotion for those who own a Microsoft Surface tablet. It's worth noting this promotion as you're guaranteed a gift card worth at least $200 when a full functional unit is traded in at a participating store. The most you'll be awarded is $350, so while it's not as lucrative as eBay you'll still be offloading your older model in time...

Contest: Share your awesome Nokia Glance Backgrounds to win WPCentral store gift cards

Contest: Share your awesome Nokia Glance Backgrounds to win WPCentral store gift cards

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Nokia today unexpectedly released the glance Background beta app, which enables you to add some cool backgrounds to your Nokia Windows Phone when the Glance Screen is activated. As well as showing off how awesome our logo looks when used, we thought it would be a great idea to launch a small contest. Simply show off your Glance Backgrounds and you'll be in with a chance to win some cool...