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Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets 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. …

Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast

145 Million Americans now own smartphones, making up nearly 61% of all cell phone users. Though analysts are beginning to predict a market saturation in the west and look toward developing markets such as Brazil and China for growth, the …

Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store Microsoft Talks Unified Application Store

Microsoft is reportedly forming an Super Store to offer apps for Windows 8 computers as well as Microsoft phones and tablets. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has been busy creating a single, new app depot for the upcoming new versions of …

Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store
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Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release

Back in July, Nokia followed in the steps of Android smartphone manufacturers by announcing the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. Now, with Samsung marketing its 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and other Android makers selling …

Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App
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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 …

Microsoft Shares, Then Pulls, Ads Mocking The iPhone 5S/5C Microsoft Shares, Then Pulls, Ads Mocking The iPhone 5S/5C

The iPhone 5S and 5C were only announced on Tuesday, and the competition is already pouncing on them. Nokia took the first swipe on Twitter on Tuesday, and now Microsoft has created seven new videos mocking the various design decisions …

Windows Phone Sales Rising in Europe 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 …

Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR] 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 …

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

HTC “Likely” to Drop Windows Phone [RUMOR] 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 …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced 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. …

Microsoft Increases Windows Phone 8 Support Lifecycle To Three Years 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 …

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s …

Bing Improves Voice Search On Windows Phone Bing Improves Voice Search On Windows Phone

Bing has made some improvements to its voice recognition capabilities to make voice search on Windows Phone devices more accurate and faster. “Voice search is supposed to be seamless and efficient, but sometimes your phone misses important words and takes …

Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter
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Google has sent a cease and disist letter to Microsoft for building a native YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and violating its terms of service in three areas. In the letter, Google explains, “It appears that the application: (1) …

Tumblr Hits Windows Phone With New App Tumblr Hits Windows Phone With New App

Tumblr announced today that it is no longer leaving its users who have Windows Phone devices out in the cold. There is now a Windows Phone Tumblr app. Features are as follows: Find and follow the things you love Share …

Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android
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That didn’t take long. Just when we thought Microsoft was wrapping up the whole “Scroogled” thing, they’re back with a big new campaign, this time taking on Android. Scroogled, as you may or may not know, started as a holiday …

Microsoft Is A Bit Sour Over Facebook Home Microsoft Is A Bit Sour Over Facebook Home
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Yesterday, Facebook announced Home, a custom Android skin that replaces the default Android experience with one that’s entirely based around Facebook. As part of the presentation, Mark Zuckerberg lamented the current state of app-centric phones, and said that Home would …

Better Late Than Never: Temple Run Finally Comes To Windows Phone 8

One of the main obstacles facing Windows Phone is its lack of apps. The situation is getting better with high-profile apps like Pandora finally making the jump to Microsoft’s mobile platform, but it’s still lacking the high-profile mobile games that …

Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013 Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013
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Slowly but surely, Windows Phone 8 is starting to build out its app ecosystem to include some of the heavy hitters in the mobile scene. Just last month, Windows Phone 8 users got Spotify, and now Internet radio fans can …