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Nokia X Officially Unveiled, Runs Android

For the last month, we’ve heard rumors of a device from Nokia called Normandy. The new smartphone would reportedly run Android. Some thought the idea would be nixed as Microsoft acquired Nokia last year, but it seems that Microsoft is totally fine with it. Nokia announced this morning at Mobile World Congress that it plans to launch a new family …

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Microsoft’s Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana

Apple has Siri and Google has Google Voice Search/Google Now. Microsoft is the only one out of the big three that has yet to make its own personal assistant/potential love interest. If recent rumors come to fruition, however, Microsoft may have the most easily recognizable assistant of them all. The Verge reports that the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 will ship …

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Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, and a one-click “add to shopping list” feature, which roams between mobile and Windows 8.1. The Health & Fitness app …

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Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year

Microsoft was late to the smartphone game. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer himself laughed at the iPhone when it was released, calling attention to what he considered the device’s outrageous price. More than six years on, Microsoft is still trying to buy its way into the high-end smartphone game, leveraging its Windows brand and Nokia to make Windows Phone a competitive …

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New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it seems that Microsoft will be using the event to announce its new Nokia devices. A new DigiTimes report today states …

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Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device

Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business in what appeared to be an effort to make its own Windows Phone hardware going forward. While Microsoft will still continue making Windows Phones under the Nokia brand, it looks like the two companies will be making an Android device as well. The always trustworthy @evleaks was on Twitter today again …

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Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail, Thinks Everybody Will Have Windows Devices

What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card payments at any time and anywhere. Now Microsoft wants a piece of the pie. In a new video from Microsoft, …

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support

The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 recently received the Lumia Black software update, which allows for shooting pictures in the relatively compression- and processing-free RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG), as well as other small functionality modifications. Aside from the RAW upgrade to compliment the 1020’s PureView camera sensor sitting behind a Zeiss lens, Nokia users can now lock the screen rotation, …

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Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise

With BlackBerry now struggling to finance itself while in the midst of a major executive and board transition, Other smartphone brands are now eyeing the lucrative enterprise market that BlackBerry once led. Samsung is diving into Android security software with its KNOX offering, while Apple is also beginning to court businesses with new security features in its latest iPhone, the …

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Over A Year After Rumors, Instagram Finally Hits Windows Phone

After rumors as far back as September of 2012, Instagram announced today that it has finally launched for Windows Phone. Now that Instagram ads are a reality, Facebook is no doubt eager to get them in front of as many people as possible. Instagram launched on Android in April of 2012. By this past April, Android users were already making …

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Vine for Windows Phone Is Finally Here

Windows Phone users who have had to sit out in the cold and watch iOS and Android users have so much fun creating 6-second videos are now being let in the door. Today, Vine has finally launched on Windows Phone. Vine for Windows Phone comes with the same functionality of Vine for iOS and Android – camera tools, grids, front-facing …

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Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. Microsoft announced this morning that it will be rolling out its third Windows Phone 8 update over the next new …

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