Opera Mini the default browser on legacy Nokia’s
Aug21

Opera Mini the default browser on legacy Nokia’s

Microsoft and Opera have announced a new partnership today that will see the Opera Mini web browser placed on Nokia features phones around the world. The companies have agreed a licensing agreement that will see one of the most popular mobile browsers land on a slew of entry level Nokia handsets, including the successful ASHA range. The Windows platform has enjoyed steady growth in emerging markets, and in some cases even outsells the...

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HTC One M8 launches on Windows
Aug19

HTC One M8 launches on Windows

We have known about the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone for some time, but today the device went official in the US and instantly became the best Windows smartphone you can buy. The handset will launch with Verizon in the country and is available for $99 on a two year plan, or for $600 off contract. For that money you get an awful lot of smartphone, one of the very best on the market in fact. The HTC One M8 is widely regarded as among...

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Lumia 520 gets Windows 8.1 and Cyan
Aug18

Lumia 520 gets Windows 8.1 and Cyan

The Lumia 520 has been arguably the most important smartphone on the Windows Phone platform. The entry level device is aging now, but has finally been given a new lease of life thanks to the Windows Phone 8.1 update and Lumia Cyan firmware. The impact of the Lumia 520 cannot be underestimated as it was a massive part of Nokia's renewed success in recent years. The Finnish company may not have got back to the halcyon days of dominating...

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Is Nokia/Microsoft Finally Going to Launch a Device Right?
Aug13

Is Nokia/Microsoft Finally Going to Launch a Device Right?

For the past few years when Nokia released a phone it was a carrier exclusive if you wanted a 920, 1020, 1520 you had to go AT&T. You want the stunning new Lumia Icon? Verizon wireless only. This practice never made much sense to me if you are a struggling company making devices running fledgling OS you need to get it into as many hands as possible as quickly as possible. According to rumor this issue will finally be addressed...

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Microsoft to oust photo-centric Lumias at IFA
Aug11

Microsoft to oust photo-centric Lumias at IFA

Not to be outdone by the Android gang of Sony, HTC, Samsung, and Huawei, Microsoft will come to IFA flying the flag for Windows Phone with some new devices. The company has now scheduled its press event for the Berlin based annual trade show and it will occur on September 4th, a day after most of the Android heavy hitters have had their say. Microsoft has issued a teaser for its event today and as you can see from the image above, it...

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The Lumia 730 is Microsoft’s selfie phone
Aug08

The Lumia 730 is Microsoft’s selfie phone

Microsoft will be the latest company to get on the so called "selfie" trend when it launches a new Nokia Lumia handset later in the summer. The Lumia 730 will be a replacement for the current mid-range Lumia 720, except that its front face camera will also peg it into the selfie trend. The handset has shown up in an image for the first time today. The so-called selfie trend sees mid-range smartphones get higher quality front facing...

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