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Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

14 December, 2013 | comments (139)

On his Twitter account, renowned leakster @evleaks has shared a part of a screenshot from Windows Phone 8.1, which shows on-screen touch navigation buttons. Currently, the three-button combo of Back, Windows and Search keys aren't part of the user...


Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

09 December, 2013 | comments (44)

We are spending more and more time online and our communications are steadily moving to the constantly-connected space. But as is uncovered constantly said space is in persistent threat of unsanctioned spying and general breaching of privacy by...


The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

05 December, 2013 | comments (56)

The European Commission cleared Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. According to the EU’s executive body, “the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between the parties'...

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia


Nokia Lumia 520 goes on sale for $50 off-contract

Nokia Lumia 520 goes on sale for $50 off-contract

28 November, 2013 | comments (41)

Just a day after the Nokia Lumia 525 became official, its predecessor the Lumia 520 gets an impressive price cut. AT&T and the official Windows Store will be selling the phone for $50 starting today. The price is for an off-contract device....


AdDuplex: Nokia controls 90% of Windows Phone market

AdDuplex: Nokia controls 90% of Windows Phone market

27 November, 2013 | comments (119)

Nokia – or rather Microsoft – now owns 90% of the Windows Phone market. The numbers are from the latest AdDuplex report and reveal other interesting facts of the WP landscape. That the Nokia Lumia 520 accounts for over a quarter of all...


Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

23 November, 2013 | comments (255)

According to IDC's Mobile Tracker report for Q3 2013, Windows Phone shipments in Latin America have surpassed those of the Apple iPhone family. Microsoft continues its great performance in the region, and this is the first case where its platform...


Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

19 November, 2013 | comments (99)

The Microsoft and Nokia deal has been put to vote by Nokia's shareholders today and 99.7% of them approved it. This means Microsoft is now allowed to proceed with the acquisition. If everything goes as planned, Microsoft will acquire Nokia...


WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

14 November, 2013 | comments (106)

While Nokia and Microsoft are yet to roll out the GDR3 update with Lumia Black customizations, the rumor mill is already looking ahead for the next year's WP 8.1 Blue release. The WP 8.1 Blue has been in the rumorland for a while and all reports...


Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

08 November, 2013 | comments (85)

A couple of days ago AT&T detailed its Nokia Lumia 1520 launch plans and today it's Microsoft's turn. The Redmond company has officially detailed the Lumia 1520 availability and launched a pre-order campaign for the phablet. Microsoft is...


WP GDR3 goes official with 1080p, Snapdragon 800 support

WP GDR3 goes official with 1080p, Snapdragon 800 support

14 October, 2013 | comments (201)

Microsoft has finally announced the much anticipated GDR3 update for its Windows Phone smartphone 8 platform. Its rollout will begin over the coming weeks but will take "several months" to complete. We're yet to find out specifics about device...


Kantar: Windows Phone exceeds 9% market share in Europe

Kantar: Windows Phone exceeds 9% market share in Europe

30 September, 2013 | comments (78)

According to the latest smartphones sales data from analyst company Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone has reached a new high in market share across the five major European markets (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain). In France, Microsoft's...


Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Europe, costs £600 in the UK

Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Europe, costs £600 in the UK

19 September, 2013 | comments (19)

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been available in the US for some time now, and has even had its on-contract price slashed already. In China, the phone has been available for over a month now with a price of $980 for an unlocked device. In Europe,...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft


Tim Cook talks about new iPhones and company strategy in interview

Tim Cook talks about new iPhones and company strategy in interview

20 September, 2013 | comments (90)

Just two days after the launch of the new iPhones, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Bloomberg Businessweek for a frank discussion regarding the new product launches, company strategy and talking about rival companies. He was also joined by the...


Stephen Elop will make over $25 million in his return to Microsoft

Stephen Elop will make over $25 million in his return to Microsoft

19 September, 2013 | comments (132)

Stephen Elop surely has a good reason to smile these days. According to a report in The New York Times, Nokia’s former CEO will make more than $25 million in his return to Microsoft after Nokia’s acquisition deal closes. Mr. Elop’s payout...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft


6-inch Nokia 1520 phablet to be announced on September 26

6-inch Nokia 1520 phablet to be announced on September 26

12 September, 2013 | comments (160)

Courtesy of yet another brilliant insider's info by notorious leakster evleaks comes today's info that Nokia will be announcing its next Lumia smartphone on September 26. Update: evleaks has just tweeted that Nokia 1520 phablet will pack a 20MP...


Windows Phone 8.1 notification center revealed in new image

Windows Phone 8.1 notification center revealed in new image

12 September, 2013 | comments (50)

We have been hearing about a notification center in the upcoming version of Windows Phone for quite some time now. These new leaked photos give us a look at what that might look like. Windows Phone 8.1, as it will allegedly be called, will...


Microsoft officially acquires Nokia's devices & services units

Microsoft officially acquires Nokia's devices & services units

02 September, 2013 | comments (879)

In a (barely) surprising fashion, Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Nokia's devices and services units. The deal will also include the Finnish company's patents and mapping services. Under the reached upon agreement between the two...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft


Steve Ballmer calls it quits, will retire in the next 12 months

Steve Ballmer calls it quits, will retire in the next 12 months

23 August, 2013 | comments (63)

Steve Ballmer has officially announced his decision to retire as the CEO of Microsoft in the next 12 months. However, Ballmer will continue to work until his successor is chosen and will then bid a farewell to a position that he held from January...

Tags: Microsoft, Misc


Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Office 365 Android app

Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Office 365 Android app

31 July, 2013 | comments (38)

Last month Microsoft unveiled the Office Mobile for Office 365 for iOS and now the Redmond company is following up with an Android version. It allows you to edit docs on your phone and sync them with SkyDrive. The user interface looks lifted...


Emulator files confirm 1080p support for next WP8 build

Emulator files confirm 1080p support for next WP8 build

02 July, 2013 | comments (39)

The latest version of Visual Studio 2013, which, among other things, allows developers to emulate Windows Phone in order to test applications, had been found to contain files that enable fullHD 1080p emulation. The discovery comes courtesy of Justin...