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Basic features Windows Phone needs to make Android users interested (and me happy)

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This isn’t about apps and ecosystem. This isn’t about hardware or gimmicky features. This is about the basic mobile phone functions that 90% of users expect to see on their smartphone. Yet, when they switch from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone… they are left confused and let down. As a longtime Windows Phone user […]

Photo Gallery: Tablet meets a Phablet

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In the epic mobile dominance battle we sometimes get devices that cross into other territories and impose their will on other devices’ jurisdiction. We’re seeing that now with the image above — the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone and the  7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. I’ve had the Nokia Lumia 1520 for about a week […]

Deal Alert: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 for $99 bucks with contract

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While publishing my hands-on photos of the Nokia Lumia 1520 yesterday I realized that this giant and very powerful phone gives a whole new experience to customers. The large 6-inch display feels more like a small Kindle Fire than a phone which makes reading news, email, and social media updates a breeze. Right now Amazon has […]

Photos: I have the Nokia Lumia 1520 and it’s BIG

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I just got my hands on the new Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T. It has a large 6-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. When Nokia contacted me about reviewing this phone, I knew I was in for a surprise. But not this big of  a surprise. It almost feels like I’m holding a […]

Video Demo: 2flicka, a really good Flickr app for Windows Phone — free for a limited time


If you are a fan of sharing photos on Flickr and use Windows Phone, you probably don’t have the greatest experience. The Flickr app for iPhone and Android is miles ahead, even with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (best camera on a phone) running Windows. It’s just too bad. Like many other apps, Windows Phone users […]

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone now available


Facebook has just released an official Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone, giving some much-needed love to the neglected mobile operating system. According to the app page, features include: – Get to all your messages without having to open Facebook. – Bring your conversations to life with stickers and send photos privately. – Have group […]

On Video: Cortana, Microsoft’s new Windows Phone Voice Assistant, leaked again


Microsoft has sprung a leak again. Well, it seems all the tech companies are having a hard time keeping secrets lately. We showed you screenshots of Cortana that leaked the other day, and now Alvin Wong from Unleash The Phones has posted a video. Have a look: While I wish there was more detail and […]

Review: Camera Grip Accessory for Nokia Lumia 1020

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Nokia’s focus on imaging and camera technology is still top of the pack in the smartphone industry. It’s why I own the Nokia Lumia 1020. It takes great pictures and has a lot of flexibility, easily rivaling most point and shoot cameras. But one thing that still separates the Lumia 1020 and a real camera […]

Screenshots of new Windows Phone voice assistant ‘Cortana’ leaked


It’s no secret that Windows Phone is behind in a lot of areas compared to other mobile operating systems. Perhaps the most apparent is voice assistance. Google has solid voice recognition software and Apple iOS has Siri. Microsoft currently has a decent experience if you try to use it on Windows Phone, but it’s not […]

New Windows Phone 8.1 features leaked in a string of videos

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It’s not often that we post fake renders of rumored features of an announced OS update, but these videos are just too legit to NOT watch. So we’re going to share them with you. And if my own sources are correct, these leaked videos are of Windows Phone 8.1 are the real thing, albeit an […]

Nokia Black software update now available for T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925


Last week we told you about Nokia Black for the Lumia 928 on Verizon. Today brings welcome news to T-Mobile users as Nokia Black is now available for the Nokia Lumia 925. Nokia hosts an update page at their website showing all of the phones and when Nokia Black will be available. As you can […]