Topic / Windows Phone 8

6tagram, WP8 third-party app will get Instagram’s blessing

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Developer Rudy Huyn has been hard at work creating a Instagram client called 6tagram. The client is based on his Vine client, 6Sec which has been widely popular due to its great design and the first third-party app to have an upload ability. However, due to the changes made to the API in the last week by Instagram, the release of the app has been delayed. […]

Meet the Nokia Lumia 925 – the “new take” with bigger battery, better camera and new body

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After all the hype in London, Nokia has today introduced the Lumia 925 – touted as a “new take” on the flagship Lumia 920. And the changes are pretty substantial compared to the Lumia 920 – with a new body, bigger battery and an improved camera. The Lumia 925 looks similar to the Lumia 920, and still uses polycarbonate as its body, not all over. The new design combines it […]

Nokia Lumia 620 coming to Australia on Feb 22 for $329

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Nokia’s cheap Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 620, has yesterday received an Australian release date. The Finnish mobile maker will release the phone on February 22 with a price tag of $329; and will be available through its normal retail channels including Dick Smith, Harvey NOrman and JB Hi Fi. The Lumia 620 was revealed late last year at LeWeb, and said that it was launching in the Asia […]

Google extends Exchange ActiveSync support so Microsoft can update Windows Phone

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Good news Windows Phone users! Microsoft and Google have come to some sort of conclusion to a potential mess where users would not be able to sync to Google services via Exchange ActiveSync. Google will extend support til July 31; while Microsoft will update Windows Phone to support CalDAV and CardDAV. “We’re happy to share today that Google will extend their support for new Windows Phone connections via Google Sync […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: Microsoft takes a chance

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2012 was a year of refinement from Google and Apple, opting to make small changes to their flagship platforms of Android and iOS, as well as their device portfolios. Yet, almost shockingly, the opposite can be said for Microsoft, who instead launched the biggest change to Windows since its inception, as well as brought core redesigns of Windows Phone to market and introduced a competitive tablet OS that works on […]

Nokia reveals under-$250 WP8 device, Lumia 620 – coming to Asia Pacific next month

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Nokia has revealed at LeWeb the Lumia 620, the third Windows Phone 8 device in its Lumia line and is the cheapest. With a price tag of US$249 and will have lower specs than the flagship Lumia 920 and mid-range Lima 820, the phone targets those who are just looking for a cheap smartphone – students. Similar to the Lumia 820, it will have a removable shell. However, that shell […]

Optus starts taking preorders for the Lumia 820, Windows Phone 8S

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Optus has today announced that its two Windows Phone 8 devices – Windows Phone 8S by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 820 – are now available for pre-order. The Windows Phone 8S will be available for $0 upfront from its $35 plan (200MB of data, unlimited text and $200 worth of calls) and up. The phone features a 4-inch super LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4GB of […]

Nokia Lumia 920, 820 now shipping – arriving in Australia in November

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Nokia Australia has confirmed when the Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones will coming to Australia. The first Windows Phone 8 smartphones from the Finnish phone maker will sold from the end of November, with the Lumia 820 sold through Optus and Vodafone, and the 920 sold through Telstra. The Lumia 920 will have a RRP of $829, and will coming in black, white, red and yellow – if you buy […]

Xbox Music coming tomorrow to Xbox 360, later this month for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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While Zune Pass had always been a great service, Microsoft lacked the marketshare to actually push it on devices. The Zune lineup, made to compete with Apple’s iPod, never caught on, and Windows Phone 7 has proven to lack a strong following. Xbox Music is set to change this, coming out tomorrow on Xbox 360’s and later this month on Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8, a mobile […]

Telstra gets Nokia Lumia 920, Vodafone and Optus share Lumia 820

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Telstra has scored a major coup for their 4G network with the announcement that Nokia will be selling the Lumia 920 on its network. Also announced was that Optus and Vodafone will gain the rights to sell the lower-end Lumia 820. The Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 both support 4G LTE, so it is expected that Optus will sell this phone with its own 4G network that is slowly rolling […]

HTC’s Thursday press event to show off new Windows Phone

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HTC have just shown a little sneak peak for their Thursday event. In a post to Twitter, Google+ and Facebook, the handset maker revealed the corner of a phone, which appears to be running Windows Phone 8. And don’t be confused, the 19.9 is referring to the date of the event (in the US), not the screen size. Although that wouldn’t be surprising, given the state of the smartphone industry. […]

Nokia shows off the Lumia 820 – versatile design, 8GB storage, 1.5GHz dual core processor

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The baby brother for the Lumia 920, theNokia Lumia 820 was also revealed. Featuring much of the same features as the 920 like the apps, Windows Phone 8 and dual-core processor; the Lumia 820 features an unique versatile design that lets you change the colour of the phone, even after purchase. The Lumia 820 features an exchangeable shell design, meaning that you can rip off the old case and add […]

Nokia reveals the Lumia 920 – “The World’s Most Innovative Smartphone”

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Nokia is doubling down with Windows Phone, with two new phones announced today (we’re focusing on only one now). The Lumia 920 is their new flagship phone for Lumia, and for Windows Phone 8, and will feature Nokia’s PureView technology, wireless charging, NFC support and a new display that promises to be fast, bright and clear. Of course, we’re were expecting something big – but with Nokia competing now with […]

‘Metro’ UI renamed to ‘Windows-8 style’ UI – yes, the name is horrible

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‘Metro’ is no more. After a naming dispute with a European partner (which is also known by that name), Microsoft has decided to rename the codename user interface to “Windows-8 Style UI”. Yes, everything that uses it – from Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and even the Xbox 360, which doesn’t even share an 8 – will feature the new “Windows-8 Style UI”. It’s wordy, and it’s not a really […]

RUMOUR: RIM considering Microsoft alliance, selling network business

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After announcing a larger-than-expected quarterly loss, delaying the release of its new smarphones and stock plunging 18 percent, Research in Motion is rumoured to be considering selling its network business (leaving it to manufacturer phones) or even considering an alliance with Microsoft and adopt Windows Phone 8. According to Reuters via anonymous sources, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer had approached RIM a couple of months ago and was looking for them […]