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Bing announces new search features to add more zing to the T20 cricket season

With the onset of Twenty20 cricket season starting with the ICC World T20 in India, Bing has announced a refreshed set of search features such as Bing predictions, polls and quizzes designed to give cricket fans an enhanced search experience.


Cricket Wireless to offer the Lumia 640 starting May 15

Cricket Wireless announced today that it will start selling the Lumia 640 this Friday, May 15. The prepaid carrier didn't offer any pricing details, but this marks the first carrier release date for the device announced in the U.S..


Cricket introduces three new payment plans, including a rent-to-own option

Cricket Wireless previously only offered a single off-contract price for devices, but they have just introduced three new payment plans which now bring different payment options to customers. Not everyone can go out and purchase a device off-contract, and Cricket's new plans make paying for your new device much easier.


Bing and Cortana are ready for the Indian Premier League 2015

The eight edition of the Indian Premier League, the premier club tournament of Twenty20 cricket, is upon us, and sure enough Bing and Cortana are ready for it. Microsoft offered similar extensive coverage for the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.


Review: Star Sports app is a great app to watch live sports action on your phone

A few months ago, the official Star Sports app was launched for Windows Phone devices. Along with the television network, Star Sports is also an online destination that brings live sports action on Web and mobile for Indian viewers.


Indian carrier Reliance to provide free Twitter access throughout the Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is currently underway in Australia and New Zealand, and Indian carrier Reliance has announced today that it is partnering with Twitter to provide free access to the microblogging service to its customers for the duration of the event. If you're a Reliance subscriber, you can now browse the latest tweets from the Cricket World Cup on Twitter without incurring any data charges.


Cricket bumps $40 base plan from 1GB of data to 2.5GB, Lumia 530 and 635 for free

AT&T's prepaid carrier Cricket is increasing the data allotment for all of their plans without making any changes to the pricing. It's a bit of a shake-up, offering one of the best data packages among prepaid carriers. Additionally, after factoring in a mail-in rebate, you can grab a Nokia Lumia 530 or Lumia 635 for free.


Cricket raises data allotments for new and existing customers — get 10GB for just $55

U.S. prepaid carrier Cricket is, for a limited time, raising the roof on their data allotments. New customers that sign up between September 13 and an as-yet undetermined cut-off date will get anywhere from 500MB to 5GB more LTE data on their plan for the same amount. Existing customers will also get more data on their plans automatically, and they won't have to pay anything more for it.


Lumia 1320 now available in the United States through Cricket Wireless

There's a new Windows Phone available in the United States. Head to the Cricket Wireless website today and you'll be able to grab the Lumia 1320! The phone packs a 6-inch HD display into an affordable package.


Nokia Lumia 1320 coming soon to Cricket Wireless

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a great piece of hardware for those wanting a phone that's large, but also affordable. The display measures 6-inches and packs some respectable hardware into a package that's attractive and easy on your wallet. Our friends internationally have been enjoying the Lumia 1320 in places like India and Asia for a handful of months. Now those in the United States on Cricket Wireless are about to get the Lumia 1320.


AT&T relaunches Cricket as nationwide brand with new smartphones, plans, and LTE

Two months after being snapped up by AT&T as part of the Leap Wireless acquisition, there's a new Cricket in town. The newly relaunched prepaid carrier service is being rolled together with AT&T's home-brewed AiO Wireless prepaid brand, and will eventually transition off Cricket's MVNO agreement with Sprint (that's an awkward position for AT&T, eh?) to devices that run on AT&T's own network.


The social cricket app, CricHQ arrives on Windows Phone

CricHQ (CricHQ.com) is a cricket technology company with headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand and has former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming on its board.

With a mission of redefining how cricket is administered, shared, analyzed, and followed, the app allows you to ‘follow’ your favorite players to receive notifications and broadcasts whenever they play cricket or share social updates.


All set for the IPL, the official app for Indian cricket arrives on Windows Phone

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for all cricket in India. Formed in 1928 and a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the BCCI owns all cricket events in India, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament started in 2008 where different franchise teams participate for the title.


Official app of Rajasthan Royals gets updated for the latest IPL season

Rajasthan Royals is an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise representing Jaipur. Started in 2008, IPL is an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament where different franchise teams participate for the title.

The official Rajasthan Royals app for Windows Phone, published by Tata Consultancy Services – the franchise’s official technology partner - got bumped to version 2 recently for the upcoming IPL season starting this month.


Power Cricket T20 launches on Windows Phone, celebrating ICC tournament in Bangladesh

As the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 tournament happens in Bangladesh, cricket fans across the world are celebrating the shortest, and the most exciting, form of cricket.

Clearly, it was a great time for Games2win, one of the top online gaming companies, to launch Power Cricket T20, a casual cricket game for Windows Phone devices. Power Cricket T20 allows you play against the nine cricket teams from across the world and complete your quest of winning three tournaments though the game.


Nokia India plays some cricket in the dark, showing off the Lumia 925 and low light photography

Have you played cricket in the dark before? We're not talking about flood lights on full, but in actual darkness? Nokia India has attempted to do so, using only some coloured lighting for guidance as two teams battle it out on the streets. Thanks to the imaging capabilities of the Lumia 925, some shots were captured.


ESPNcricinfo updated, looks gorgeous with brand new look and feel

We've received multiple tips that ESPNcricinfo has been updated with a revamped interface. Instead of continuing to sport a rather dull and boring interface, the team behind the app has implemented a brand new design, better reflecting the modern UI that's utilised on Windows Phone and across the Microsoft ecosystem. What's more is the new look also brings the app up to speed with counterparts on iOS and Android.


ESPNcricinfo: For those who like a good game of cricket

ESPNcricinfo is a Windows Phone sports app to keep you up to date on all the cricket action going on around the world. Cricket the game, not cricket as in Jiminy Cricket.

ESPNcricinfo covers international matches, ICC tournaments and major domestic leagues including English county championships, Indian Premier League and Champions League. The app is laid out nicely, as with any ESPN app, with pages covering match scores, news, magazine articles, and a tile menu that pulls up stats, videos, settings, rankings and more.

Other features for ESPNcricinfo include:

  • Live game coverage that includes commentary, scores, match graphics, player profiles, and sideline reports
  • "Lean Back" mode for full-screen viewing that allows you to lean back and enjoy the match
  • Live tile support to pin games to your Start Screen
  • Push notifications for instant alerts for wickets, batsman milestones, and score updates..

While the game of cricket isn't very prominent in my neck of the woods, I can see ESPNcricinfo being a handy app to have for those who follow the game. ESPNcricinfo is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can snatch it up here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Thanks, bilzkh, for the tip!