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Reminder: Vote in the Windows Phone Next App Star competition and win a Lumia 920

Reminder: Vote in the Windows Phone Next App Star competition and win a Lumia 920

Microsoft's Windows Phone Next App Star competition is heating up and 64 finalists have been selected for the public voting phase. If you're not up to speed, it's a contest for Windows Phone apps to be voted on by the public for $60,000 worth of prizes. Through head-to-head style voting, the grand winner will pocket the opportunity to have his (or her) app featured in a Windows Phone...

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Microsoft unveils $60,000 in prizes for the Windows Phone Next App Star challenge

Microsoft unveils $60,000 in prizes for the Windows Phone Next App Star challenge

Microsoft has added more prizes to its "Windows Phone Next App Star Competition", which will bring the total prize package to over $60,000 for the 64 apps that will be shortlisted. We previously touched on the competition when it was announced, highlighting the first prize - your app featured in a prime-time TV commercial in the US. Open to developers all around the world, the company...

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Know a useful trick on your Lumia Windows Phone? Tweet it and you could win a Lumia 820!

Know a useful trick on your Lumia Windows Phone? Tweet it and you could win a Lumia 820!

Nokia has launched a competition on its US support Twitter account. In a tweet, which was published earlier today the company is asking consumers who own a Lumia Windows Phone to share their top tricks and / or tips for the smartphone. Should their entry be selected, a Lumia 820 will be sent their way. Not a bad prize! All that's required is to fire out your trick or tip for a Lumia...

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Elop believes a Surface Windows Phone from Microsoft would 'stimulate' the ecosystem

Elop believes a Surface Windows Phone from Microsoft would 'stimulate' the ecosystem

All is rosy between the two chaps at the Lumia 920 announcement Nokia CEO Stephen Elop appeared to welcome the idea of Microsoft creating its own Windows Phone in an investor call today. Elop has previously declined to acknowledge or confirm such a project was underway at Redmond, but we later covered news that Microsoft does indeed have its own Windows Phone in the works. The response...

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Windows Phone sporting a 115% growth increase compared to 2011 according to IDC data

Windows Phone sporting a 115% growth increase compared to 2011 according to IDC data

Windows Phone has been growing at a steady rate, mainly down to advertising campaigns and brand pushes from Nokia with its Lumia family of smartphones. According to data released today by IDC, the platform has been sporting a year-on-year growth increase of 115% - not bad, eh? IDC also notes that the OS has been closing the gap between itself and Blackberry in the last quarter in the...

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