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Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

We're already aware of the result for the Apple versus Samsung US patent battle, which left Samsung with a $1 billion bill. It really couldn't have gone worse for the smartphone manufacturer who has interest in both Android and Windows Phone (the penalty phase returns on September 20th though). Google remained fairly quiet on the front, but has released a statement that details an...

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Microsoft reportedly implements album art support for music uploaded to SkyDrive

Microsoft reportedly implements album art support for music uploaded to SkyDrive

SkyDrive and punk rawk go well together, says our editor Microsoft has reportedly added support for album art in its SkyDrive cloud storage service, which could be the first step in the direction of a Windows integrated Xbox Music solution. Xbox Music is set to replace the current Zune Pass that many have grown fond of with unlimited access to a large library of music. Should one happen...

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Samsung found guilty of most patent-infringement charges from Apple. Fined $1 billion.

Samsung found guilty of most patent-infringement charges from Apple. Fined $1 billion.

Samsung got served. With a slow day suddenly getting very exciting, the jury-verdict for the Apple versus Samsung case is just coming in over the wires. Like the trial itself, things are quite complicated as the verdict is spread over various devices, including the Captivate, Continuum, Showcase, Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Vibrant, Galaxy Tab and others. What is clear though...

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What would you do for a Lumia Windows Phone? Would you allow Nokia to paint your car?

What would you do for a Lumia Windows Phone? Would you allow Nokia to paint your car?

Nokia has painted a Peugeot 107 in Lumia colours following a tweet from Damien in Wexford, Ireland, who stated that he’d let the Finnish Windows Phone manufacturer add something extra to his car for a new Lumia 900. This was an odd request, but one Nokia simply couldn’t pass on.  Not only does it provide free advertising for the Windows Phone platform and the Lumia family of...

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Nokia Lumia 710 available once again at The Carphone Warehouse from just £7.50 a month

Nokia Lumia 710 available once again at The Carphone Warehouse from just £7.50 a month

The Carphone Warehouse has revealled an exciting deal for the Lumia 710, available on most major UK carriers. The Windows Phone, which sports a 3.7" display, 5MP rear shooter and 1.4Ghz chip, is now available on contract from just £7.50 a month. Those familiar with Lumia 710 deals will remember the same price tag being covered earlier in the month for The Carphone Warehouse Smart Deal...

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Nokia design patent finally reveals mysterious Phi Windows Phone 8 device

Nokia design patent finally reveals mysterious Phi Windows Phone 8 device

The Nokia Phi as seen by the USPTO Adding to the earlier news about the new Nokia phone, codename ‘Phi’ coming to AT&T, the site Liveside have managed to uncover a new patent filing that appears to reveal the new device in submitted drawings. At first brush, the device looks a lot like the Lumia 800 and 900 but upon closer inspection, it matches nearly to the ‘t’ the previous images...

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Microsoft changes their company logo after 25 years, intended to ‘signal the future’

Microsoft changes their company logo after 25 years, intended to ‘signal the future’

The new official logo of Microsoft, revealed this morning Microsoft this morning has unveiled their new company logo featuring the Segoe font and new multi-colored Windows symbol. It’s the first change to the logo in over 25 years and is intended to "signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness" according to Jeff Hansen, Microsoft's general manager of brand...

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Samsung and HTC changing strategies for Windows Phone. We look at who wins and who loses.

Samsung and HTC changing strategies for Windows Phone. We look at who wins and who loses.

Although Windows Phone 8 is not quite yet here, the ever-dynamic smartphone industry is once again churning and there are some big changes coming. Today we’ve seen two stories that will both have an impact on Windows Phone--one about Samsung, the other about HTC--and we’ll see what that will mean for consumers this fall.     Samsung says ba-bye to Bada First up is Samsung. As...

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Latest Nokia Lumia 900 gives the camera a boost and we have the pics to prove it

Latest Nokia Lumia 900 gives the camera a boost and we have the pics to prove it

The Windows Phone Tango update brought a few minor improvements to our Windows Phone but it may have served up the most noticeable improvements with the Nokia Lumia 900, well specifically Nokia's firmware that came with the update. Out of the box, we weren't' overly excited about the Lumia 900's camera performance. Comparatively, the HTC Titan II's camera was a joy to use and was rather...

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