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We're back for another exciting week in Windows Phone news. Jay and Daniel take on the headlines and your questions, including some Windows Phone 8 discussion.
Head past the break for the show notes and HD video. (Our apologies on the video as it's fairly laggy--you can do what we do and blame Canada)...
Windows Phone Central podcast, episode 145 for July 19th, 2012.
The big stories
- Analysis - Nokia progressing through challenging transition with Windows Phone (opens in new tab)
- Nokia’s price drop of the Lumia 900 was not a sign of weak sales, the media has it wrong
- Nokia shuts down main store in Helsinki for September re-launch—something big planned
- Rumor: Windows Phone 8 to have native screenshot capability
- Does Windows Phone 8 have USB mass storage support? Of course it does. (opens in new tab)
- AT and T Lumia 900 now offered for $49.99 with pink version now availabletoo
- Windows Phone Official SkyDrive 2.2 Update Rolls out (opens in new tab)
- Get instant messaging with Nimbuzz for Windows Phone, now available to download in the Marketplace
- Windows Phone Central App Roundup: 2012 Summer Olympics (opens in new tab)
- New Windows Phone Homebrew app Keeps Wi-Fi Alive --> -->
- GateGuru lands at the Windows PhoneMarketplace
- Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview now available to download (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft officially announces Windows 8 launch date - October 26th (opens in new tab)
- Lode Runner Classic shows up for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone too --> --> (opens in new tab)
- Xbox Live - Contract Killer now accepting jobs on the Marketplace (opens in new tab)
- Gun Bros locking and loading to become this week's Xbox Live release on Windows Phone
- First look at Mirrors Edge for Nokia Lumia Windows Phones --> --> (opens in new tab)
- Comments from last time
- Live questions and comments
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.
That took too loooong
Sorry? We work hard around here and it was less than 24-hours from the live recording.
What the hell?! When did this happen? And what's with the Blame Canada? Are you jealous that the average Canadian is now worth more than the Average American? Don't hate the playa...
Calm down, take a deep breath. Rene who handles our backend for the video portion and produces our podcast is in Canada and we were teasing him--his connection seemed to be causing the lag. (In fact, all our MN editors are going to Winnipeg next week, including myself). No need to get all socio-political on us. Jeez... Nationalism is sooo 20th Century thinking, btw. We don't play sides here.
you guys put it right, I think Nokia need to come out Ammo'd up and swinging like a windmill to create the next mass movement of users on different platforms to Windows Phone,
I think Disruptive technology causes Hype and excitement so getting things like PureView or NFC Wallets is a must if Windows Phone is to excite the public and entice them into buying a Windows Phone because of "companionship" with Windows 8 and Xbox but MS need to work on the software side of things to bring some weight into Windows Phone by making technology more exclusive in terms of feature set - not restrictive to make people feel they are being forced to buy a Windows Phone for the features they need but more of a complimentary set of features
I realy like your misanthropy Daniel :)
Ok I have a couple questions. I've heard and read some things from other tech sites that say that nokia is as good as bought by microsoft. Also people are starting to say (Sorry kevin) that blackberry is dead and that Microsoft should buy Rim not only for its patents but for its enterprise stuff. I know windows phone 8 will have enterprise things but could a "Blackberry" windowsphone 8 device possibly made by Rim propel windows phone 8 forward? How likely do you think it is that microsoft is/Could buy Rim?
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