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Despite controversy, Microsoft all grins about ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ promotion

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Microsoft has a blog post out today that lays out a grip of statistics about its ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ promotion, in which handset owners of rival smartphone brands are pitted, using normal, daily tasks as the barometer, against its units in a speed race. First phone to finish wins....
Despite controversy, Microsoft all grins about ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ promotion
Nokia plots an aluminum Windows Phone handset for 2013

Microsoft plans Windows Phone Tango reveal for March 21st in China

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There's no doubt that China's feeling the Microsoft love as of late. After HTC broke ground last week with the launch of the country's first ever Windows Phone handset -- a re-badged Titan known as the Triumph -- Nokia quickly reacted, announcing its plans to unleash unspecified members of...
Microsoft plans Windows Phone Tango reveal for March 21st in China

Nokia boss pins hopes on Lumia smartphone

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Stephen Elop seems confident the company's Windows Phone handset can revive fortunes for the firm and FinlandIt's the middle of the hot Antipodean summer, but when Stephen Elop comes into the room of journalists he's wearing his suit jacket. Nokia's chief executive wipes his brow with a handkerchief and then...
Nokia boss pins hopes on Lumia smartphone

Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

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A new quote from Nokia’s CEO, Steven Elop, is making the rounds today that outlines how Nokia intends to combat both iOS and Android handsets, and confirms a new strategy that Microsoft is set to employ in the United States. We are of course discussing how the Lumia handsets will...
Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

Platform unification: How Microsoft can win the developer war

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Yesterday I was lucky to be the guest yet again on the Windows Phone Dev podcast, a show that is kind enough to have me just about every month. During the course of the show, which you can find here, I was asked my views on platform unification. I stated...
Platform unification: How Microsoft can win the developer war

Meet Windows Phone 7.8: Microsoft’s stopgap measure for older handsets

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Microsoft this morning announced Windows Phone 8. However, the situation for those people who currently own a Windows Phone handset isn’t exactly clear. Consider this post an explanation. Essentially, if you have purchased a Windows Phone device that did not ship with Windows Phone 8, which is to say every...
Meet Windows Phone 7.8: Microsoft’s stopgap measure for older handsets

AT&T confirms HTC Titan II to join Lumia 900 on April 8th for $200 (video)

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Looking to pick up a Windows Phone handset on Big Blue? You might want to sit tight for a few days. AT&T has just confirmed to us that the HTC Titan II will be hitting the carrier's U.S. stores on April 8th, the same day that the Lumia 900...
AT&T confirms HTC Titan II to join Lumia 900 on April 8th for $200 (video)

Is Samsung Stringing Microsoft Along on Windows Phone 8?

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Is Samsung’s interest in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 on the level, or is it a ploy intended to slow the platform’s market penetration? Boutique research house Detwiler Fenton believes it may be the latter, a concerted effort by Samsung to hamstring Windows Phone 8 as it ramps up development of...
Is Samsung Stringing Microsoft Along on Windows Phone 8?
Lumia 900 won't be sold by T-Mobile in Germany due to lack of WP8 upgrade path

All Windows Phone handsets will run upcoming Windows Phone 8 update

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Rejoice Windows Phone handset owners, you are going to get to run Windows Phone 8 on your handset. Which handset? It doesn’t matter. All Windows Phone handsets will run the Apollo update. This is important for two reasons: first, it will keep early adopters content by ensuring that they are...
All Windows Phone handsets will run upcoming Windows Phone 8 update
HTC Reportedly Scrapping Plans For A Big-Screen Windows Phone 8 Handset

An off-contract Lumia 900 will set you back $449.99

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Listen up, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 900 is on the way. If you don’t mind setting up a new two-year contract, you can snag one for a mere $100 on April 8th. However, if you want to pick one up without a contract, the bill will come to $449.99....
An off-contract Lumia 900 will set you back $449.99
HTC Titan III slated as the next flagship Windows Phone 8 device

AT&T to start selling the ASUS VivoTab RT on November 16th for $500, some strings attached

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We've known for some time that AT&T would sell an LTE version of ASUS' VivoTab RT tablet running Windows RT, but until today we just had the vague promise that it would arrive "in time for the holidays" (Christmas, Hanukkah, Flying Spaghetti Monster Day, take your pick). Well, now...
AT&T to start selling the ASUS VivoTab RT on November 16th for $500, some strings attached

Nokia Lumia 900 now available for pre-order at Microsoft's retail stores with $25 downpayment

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We're still not sure when we'll see Nokia's Lumia 900 (signs currently point to March), but if you want to ensure you'll be among the first to have it, you can pre-order the handset now at Microsoft's retail stores. We reached out to Microsoft, and it confirmed that $25...
Nokia Lumia 900 now available for pre-order at Microsoft's retail stores with $25 downpayment

Jolla Sends Out Press Invites To May 20 "Love Day" Event As It Gears Up To Unveil First Sailfish Handset

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Finnish MeeGo startup Jolla has been trailing the launch of its first handset ever since it started work on its Sailfish UI back in 2012, carrying the MeeGo torch out of Nokia to keep the fires burning. Since then, Jolla has shown off its MeeGo-based Sailfish software and released an SDK...
Jolla Sends Out Press Invites To May 20 "Love Day" Event As It Gears Up To Unveil First Sailfish Handset

HTC shuts down operations in Brazil following low sales and falling popularity

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has shut down operations in Brazil, confirming that it will lay off the small number of staff it employs in the country and cease wholesale sales of its devices. Brazilian business magazine Exame reports that the company notified “dozens” of employees of its intentions last week,...
HTC shuts down operations in Brazil following low sales and falling popularity

Nokia to bring 41-megapixel 'Pureview' sensor system to Lumia range

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The oversampling system brought to Nokia's last Symbian phone during 2012 will be coming to its Windows Phone Lumia range soon, the Guardian has learnedNokia is finally bringing its "revolutionary" 41-megapixel Pureview sensor to its Lumia range of Windows Phone handsets, according to sources close to the Finnish handset maker....
Nokia to bring 41-megapixel 'Pureview' sensor system to Lumia range

Phone handsets: the icon that, like floppy drives, will not die

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Icons rely on your understanding the meaning behind them - but for many people, the floppy drive icon now means "save", even though nobody uses floppies any more. The phone handset is achieving the same immortalityThe 3.5in floppy drive has long been obsolete. Its tiny capacity - just 1.44 megabytes...
Phone handsets: the icon that, like floppy drives, will not die
The little phones that could: OS update to bring Windows Phone to the masses

Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

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Fresh off the leaked Windows Phone 8 news that seemed to signal the end of Zune as we know it, Microsoft has a new deal out that seems to paint a very different picture. Let’s go back a few days to the leaked Windows Phone 8 news, and what it...
Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

magicJack: Cheap, Way Overhyped, But Really Works [Personal Technology]

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When I see a high-tech product that’s advertised mainly via frequent hard-sell TV ads, as if it were a diet pill, I tend to assume it can’t be very good, especially if its price is absurdly low. So, I haven’t paid much attention to a product called magicJack, a small...
magicJack: Cheap, Way Overhyped, But Really Works [Personal Technology]

Tech workers want Surface and iPhone, Forrester reports

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Microsoft's Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet is at the top of the wish list for information workers, as is Apple's iPhone, according to a report on mobile trends released by Forrester Research last week. The report, 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends, which has a list price of $2495, is...
Tech workers want Surface and iPhone, Forrester reports

Hands on with Nokia’s Lumia 900

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 goes on sale in the United States on April 8th. Nokia and AT&T, the carrier that will sell the phone in the US market, have extensive promotional plans, some of which are already underway. The Lumia 900 is Nokia’s bet to reenter the US market, where it...
Hands on with Nokia’s Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900 white and cyan models out of stock at AT&T

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Company continues to face a shortage of the new Windows Phone handset, with only the black model currently available through AT&T. [Read more]...
Nokia Lumia 900 white and cyan models out of stock at AT&T

Microsoft opens call for users to suggest new Windows Phone 7.8 features

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With the solicitation of suggestions from Windows Phone handset owners, Microsoft may be about to adapt its Windows Phone 7.8 software and ship it with a couple of previously unannounced features, a post on the company’s Windows Phone forums indicates. In reply to a post entitled “MORE WINDOWS PHONE 7.8 FEATURES!!”...
Microsoft opens call for users to suggest new Windows Phone 7.8 features

Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 925, the best Windows Phone handset that money can buy

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Nokia unveiled its latest high-end smartphone, the Lumia 925, in London today with a brand new look and some unique software additions, such as Nokia Smart Camera and photo-sharing app Oggl. The hardware isn’t earth-shattering by any means – it offers a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB...
Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 925, the best Windows Phone handset that money can buy

NEC will cut 10,000 jobs after forecasting $1.3 billion annual loss, mostly in mobile phone biz

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After releasing a revised financial forecast for FY 2011 that predicts an annual $1.3 billion loss, its third in the last four years, NEC announced it will cut around 10,000 jobs. Bloomberg Businessweek reports President Nobuhiro Endo announced the cuts, revealing most of the cuts will come from the...
NEC will cut 10,000 jobs after forecasting $1.3 billion annual loss, mostly in mobile phone biz

Nokia releases Windows Phone 8 advertising SDK for Nokia Ad Exchange

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Nokia today released the Windows Phone 8 SDK for its cross-platform Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX), which it developed in conjunction with Inneractive. Inneractive and Nokia first announced the exchange in October 2012, promoting its cross-platform capabilities, hybrid mediation and access to over 120 ad networks. The Windows Phone 8 SDK for NAX...
Nokia releases Windows Phone 8 advertising SDK for Nokia Ad Exchange
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