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Official Starbucks app comes to Russia and Mexico for Windows Phone with exclusive features

Official Starbucks app comes to Russia and Mexico for Windows Phone with exclusive features

Daniel Rubino 89

Although people in the US can benefit from the CBS Sports app released today, what a lot of users are looking for is one from those caffeinated gurus at Starbucks. Yes, the mighty coffee giant has so far been MIA on Windows Phone, but things are starting to change. Back at the beginning of August, Starbucks did release an app for Mexico and today, Russia gets ones too. We were planning...

Nokia holding “world premier” event in Moscow later this month; details remain scarce though as to what it is

Nokia holding “world premier” event in Moscow later this month; details remain scarce though as to what it is

Daniel Rubino 109

Nokia has sent out invites to a few Russian Windows Phone sites, including WP7Forum.ru for an August 28th event. The invite, always a good source for clues, simply shows a piano keyboard along with the “world premier” and date written across. Speculation on the conservative side would suggest the launch of Nokia Music, but that is already up and running in that region. Perhaps a...

VimpelCom joins other major Russian mobile operators ditching Apple and the iPhone

VimpelCom joins other major Russian mobile operators ditching Apple and the iPhone

Rich Edmonds 58

It has been reported that the top three major Russian mobile operators have ceased selling the iPhone. VimpelCom has closed its partnership with Apple, following MTS and MegaFon. We previously looked at MTS preferring Windows Phone over the iPhone, feeling more comfortable with Microsoft's mobile platform, but this is an issue for Apple on a larger scale.  So what's going on? According...

MTS praises Windows Phone, says it's more comfortable promoting Microsoft than iPhone

MTS praises Windows Phone, says it's more comfortable promoting Microsoft than iPhone

Rich Edmonds 84

The Chief of Russia's largest mobile operator, OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has stated that the company would require better terms to back Apple after Windows Phones advance to almost match iPhones in market share. Ouch. According to Bloomberg, MTS ceased selling iPhones in its stores at the end of 2012 and has strengthened its relationship with other hardware vendors, including those...

Nokia 1308 firmware update rolling out for Lumia 620 in Russia, Lumia 920 in Jordan

Nokia 1308 firmware update rolling out for Lumia 620 in Russia, Lumia 920 in Jordan

Rich Edmonds 87

Those who reside in Russia will be able to further enjoy the improvements made to the overall user experience with the 1308 firmware update, which is now rolling out for the Nokia Lumia 620 in the region.  WP7Forum reports that consumers are receiving notifications to upgrade the software on their Windows Phones. If you're not familiar with exactly what's included in the update, 1308...