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IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

Daniel Rubino 130

Windows Phone continues its ascent in the global smartphone race, at least according to shipment numbers released by IDC. While the increase in global market share continues for Microsoft’s mobile OS, perhaps the more interesting story is in individual markets. IDC’s new numbers show that Windows Phone “posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7%) and the year (90.9%)” when...

HSBC Brazil releases official Windows Phone app, leaving out the rest of the world

HSBC Brazil releases official Windows Phone app, leaving out the rest of the world

Rich Edmonds 46

British international bank, HSBC has released a Windows Phone app for the region of Brazil. The official solution brings mobile banking to the platform, offering customers new and more convenient ways to manage their money and accounts. If you reside in Brazil, hold an account with HSBC and are looking for an app for your Windows Phone, head on past the break for all the details. Just...

Lumia 1020 on Phones4U with free camera pack; 64 GB version headed to Brazil in October

Lumia 1020 on Phones4U with free camera pack; 64 GB version headed to Brazil in October

Daniel Rubino 22

It’s been a busy day for the Nokia Lumia 1020 as that device’s global rollout is now kicking off. Earlier today, Nokia announced the device’s availability for the UK at the end of September and now the third party retailers are climbing over each other to offer the best deal. Phones4U joins Clove UK in bringing the 32 GB version of the 41 MP Lumia 1020 to the UK this month. The Phones4U...

Inflexiball for Windows Phone gets a major update and comes to Brazil [Updated]

Inflexiball for Windows Phone gets a major update and comes to Brazil [Updated]

Paul Acevedo 23

When we reviewed indie brick breaking game Inflexiball a couple of months ago, our resident Brazilian reader Guilherme quickly noticed that the game was not available in the Brazilian Windows Phone Store. We gave publisher Renatus Media a shout to find out why the game skipped over good ol’ Brazil. No, it wasn’t due to riots or Angry Birds attacks! As it turns out, Inflexiball didn’t...

Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Developers Guide: Get your game published in the Brazilian Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store

Paul Acevedo 36

For years, publishing games in the South American nation of Brazil was a laborious and mysterious process. While most countries allow developers to publish games with no additional certification beyond those of the platform holder, a few states like Brazil, South Korea, and Russia add on their own approval processes. As you’d expect, the challenge of navigating Brazil’s certifications...