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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone 8’

Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App

Are you still rockin’ a Windows Phone 7 device? Do you regularly use Skype? If so, you might want to consider upgrading. Skype announced this morning that it has stopped development of Skype for Windows Phone 7. The decision was made after it decided to focus all of its efforts on Windows Phone 8 for the foreseeable future. It also …

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Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe

Though the announcement that Microsoft will be buying Nokia’s devices and services unit was not surprising, the move is now placing pressure on other smartphone manufacturers. It is expected that Windows Phone will become an exclusive Microsoft platform, changing little in the Windows Phone market, but perhaps creating demand for other smartphone operating systems. While Nokia has taken much criticism …

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Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR]

Microsoft decided not to take the long holiday weekend off, ironing out a deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services division for upwards of $5 billion. The acquisition makes sense due to the tight relationship the two companies have had over the Windows Phone 8 platform during the past two years. Though smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC have …

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Microsoft’s Antitrust Lawyer Has Some Words For Google About The Windows Phone YouTube App

Microsoft and Google are still fighting about the Windows Phone YouTube app. This has been going on for months, with no apparent resolution on the way. Back in May, Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter for building a native YouTube app, claiming that it violated its terms of service in three areas. It allowed users to download videos, …

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HTC “Likely” to Drop Windows Phone [RUMOR]

It’s clear that Nokia won’t be abandoning Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 anytime soon. The company’s strategy of having a huge portion of a small market, rather than a tiny portion of the Android market, may or may not pay off – but at least it’s a coherent plan. HTC, on the other hand, is flailing all over the place. The …

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Android Almost Reaches 80 Percent Global Market Share In Q2

Android has been rather aggressive as of late in capturing smartphone market share that was previously held by Apple. It was a while ago that Android had surpassed iOS in global market share, but now it looks like it’s an unstoppable juggernaut. In its latest report, IDC shared total smartphone shipments from the second quarter of this year. Android came …

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Bing’s Windows Apps Hit Windows Phone 8

Bing’s specialized apps that were previously released on Windows 8 (News, Sports, Weather and Finance) are now being launched for Windows Phone 8. “The new apps will share the comprehensive, customizable and visually immersive experiences powered by Bing in Windows 8, and allow people to conveniently track and prioritize what’s important to them across the Windows family of devices,” a …

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Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone

Just two weeks ago, Nokia announced its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1020. That device’s big feature is a 41MP camera and the software to take advantage of it. Now, Nokia has announced a mid-priced Windows Phone 8 smartphone that’s big feature is being big. Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, the manufacturer’s largest Windoes PHone 8 …

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Halo: Spartan Assault Is Now Out On Windows 8 Devices

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing an entirely new Halo title to Windows 8 devices. The game – Halo: Spartan Assault – would be set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and feature an entirely new story set within the Halo universe. Here’s the official synopsis: The game takes place between Halo 3 …

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Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced the restructuring plans at a Microsoft Town Hall Meeting where he outlined the plan in detail to Microsoft’s employees and …

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. Also, Nokia is once again betting that smartphone consumers will value great cameras over access to This particular Lumia’s claim …

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Microsoft Increases Windows Phone 8 Support Lifecycle To Three Years

Microsoft Windows is the go to desktop operating system for enterprise. The company is having some trouble convincing companies to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, but they’re at least still using Windows. Microsoft is having no such luck when it comes to Windows Phone though. To convince companies that Windows Phone 8 is the way to go, Microsoft has …

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