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Activate Cortana alpha version in India, Canada, and Australia
Cortana in More Regions

Activate Cortana alpha version in India, Canada, and Australia

Abhishek Baxi 280

Earlier today, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 started trickling for users who are on Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. As the Windows Phone team at Microsoft shared a few days ago, the latest update brings Cortana to China and UK in beta and to India, Australia, and Canada in India. This early adopter program for the latter is opt-in, and gives people the option to try Cortana...

Australia's Commonwealth Bank finally updates app for Windows Phone 8; is now worth downloading

Australia's Commonwealth Bank finally updates app for Windows Phone 8; is now worth downloading

Rich Edmonds 26

Australia's Commonwealth Bank (CommBank) has released a brand new official app for Windows Phone. The bank hasn't paid much attention to the platform with its sub-par app, but this update is certainly a notable upgrade -  version 2 is essentially a complete rewrite. If you've held off previously, you may wish to slide on past the break to see what's new. The new UI is simply gorgeous...

Nokia Lumia 1520 headed to Malaysia and Australia in early December, pricing and pre-orders announced

Nokia Lumia 1520 headed to Malaysia and Australia in early December, pricing and pre-orders announced

Daniel Rubino 50

Although the Nokia Lumia 1520 just launched here in the US, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t have it. This morning, the new massive device has been announced officially for Australia and Malaysia, arriving in the next few weeks. That's on top of general UK availability announced too. First up is Australia. We first reported over the weekend that the device was headed to...

Report: BlackBerry losing sales to Nokia Lumia devices in Australia, paints a bleak picture for the struggling Canadian manufacturer

Report: BlackBerry losing sales to Nokia Lumia devices in Australia, paints a bleak picture for the struggling Canadian manufacturer

Daniel Rubino 101

Heading into the last quarter in 2013, it is becoming increasingly clear that Windows Phone is now solidifying itself as the third alternative for smartphones (see the latest IDC report). While sales are still miles behind iOS and Android, Windows Phone as a platform is finally being treated more equally by retailers and consumers. Part of that apparent victory, in typical Microsoft...