Rumor: Lumia Android Device Coming

While most of the time I'd blow off these type of rumor as poppycock, the source of this rumor is the only thing that makes me even think it has a chance of being true.  According to the tipster @evleaks Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by Microsoft Now there is no further information on this rumored upcoming device I am hoping this is a fully fledged Android device and simply not a Windows Phone device disguised as an...

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Reading Rainbow is Back on Your Android Device

For those of you who remember Reading Rainbow, I am guessing you have great memories of the show and my guess is that feeling helped the company reach its Kickstarter goal to help fund a new app for Android devices.  While Reading Rainbow began in 1983 this project had a goal of bringing it into the electronic age and to a new generation of children. This Kickerstarter project goal was a lofty 5 million dollars and somehow they have...

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Nokia Branding to Stay on Lumia Devices?
Jul02

Nokia Branding to Stay on Lumia Devices?

Ever since the start of the Microsoft buyout of Nokia there have been rumors of keeping the Nokia name, or just keeping the Lumia branding, or calling the devices "Surface Phones", etc...  Now the tipster EvLeaks is reporting that Microsoft is working on a licensing agreement to use the name “Nokia by Microsoft” EvLeaks reports that: “This is pretty exciting: Microsoft is reportedly in the final stages of licensing the Nokia brand,...

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Secure Mobile Device Blackphone Ships to Consumers
Jun30

Secure Mobile Device Blackphone Ships to Consumers

In the world of hacked phones, NSA and data miners it's tough to find an Android device that is really secure, but the Blackphone device was made to solve just that issue.  It was put up for pre-order in February for a cool $629 and is finally starting to ship now.  What type of security do you get for your money? custom-built PrivateOS encryption of all messages uses their own "Silent Circle" servers The device will block apps from...

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Windows Phone Threshold to Unify All App Stores

One of the big promises when Windows Phone 8 came out was a unification across all Microsoft Platforms (Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox), yet we have seen very little of it so far. According to the LinkedIn Profile of a Microsoft Program Manager, this will change next year with the release of "Threshold" for Windows Phone. While Threshold is expected to do many things it's main goal will be to unify the all Microsoft platforms in the...

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