Category: Windows Phone

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 – fit more into your selfies

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 – fit more into your selfies

| September 20, 2014 | 2 Replies

  The Nokia channel mentions Nokia in the title of their video again in this promo for the Nokia Lumia 735/730; The Selfie Phone. Nokia is also mentioned directly towards the end. The tag line is “Share line uncropped” as you can fit more people in to the frame. Though I do somewhat find it […]

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Tom Warren crowns Microsoft’s swype keyboard better than iOS 8 and Android 4.4

Tom Warren crowns Microsoft’s swype keyboard better than iOS 8 and Android 4.4

| September 19, 2014 | 8 Replies

Although a Windows specialist, Tom Warren is versed in all things mobile. After using iOS 8 and Android 4.4 he finds that Microsoft has the best keyboard with swype. One thing is clear after using Windows Phone, iOS 8, and Android 4.4 is that Microsoft has the best keyboard with swype and good autocorrect — […]

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O2 Germany to roll out Lumia Cyan and Denim at same time in one update process (Q4)

O2 Germany to roll out Lumia Cyan and Denim at same time in one update process (Q4)

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Reply

Instead of testing and pushing out Cyan first and repeating the same thing with Lumia Denim, O2 Germany have decided with Microsoft to do roll out both at the same time in Q4 2014 as one update process. In “one process” does this mean users at O2 Germany won’t have to update to Cyan first […]

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Microsoft Reportedly Cutting More Jobs On September 18th

Microsoft Reportedly Cutting More Jobs On September 18th

| September 16, 2014 | 1 Reply

Soon after Microsoft completed their acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division, they announced that they would cut around 18,000 jobs over the next year. Round one of these job cuts back in July saw nearly 13,000 previous Nokia employees lose their jobs, now according to ZDNet round two is right around the corner. According to Mary […]

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NokConv outlines upgrade path from Lumia Cyan to Lumia Denim – You NEED Cyan first

NokConv outlines upgrade path from Lumia Cyan to Lumia Denim – You NEED Cyan first

| September 16, 2014 | 7 Replies

Lumia Denim brings even more enhancements to Nokia Lumia WP8.1 devices. I’m enjoying the Dev Preview 8.1 with (i think official) Cyan but I’m really looking forward to the Denim features. “Hey Cortana” – an always-on app where you can activate Cortana by simply saying “Hey Cortana” on your Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520. Lumia […]

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First Windows Phone with new “Windows” Branding Leaks

First Windows Phone with new “Windows” Branding Leaks

| September 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

Earlier this week as part of an exclusive reveal over at GeekonGadgets we revealed that Microsoft would be benching the “Widows Phone” logo and name in favor of a more unified “Windows” branding for all their device (mobiles, tablets and PCs). Now today an unreleased Windows Phone from “GoFone” leaked online showing off this new […]

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Reddit and UserVoice suggestions for Cortana

Reddit and UserVoice suggestions for Cortana

| September 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Redditor clang_ley has some suggestions for Cortana. On top of increased features/abilities, it’s about having a more natural conversational personal assistant. http://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone/comments/2gcg1q/suggestions_for_cortana/ At the moment, there is a small degree of conversation that can be carried out and Cortana can remember a few things. A lot of these suggestions would sound even better when Cortana gets an […]

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Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

Flipboard for WP in store, but not yet downloadable

| September 14, 2014 | Reply

The Flipboard peeps seem to have been quietly working on their app, all the way to version 2.3 in store. It’s not yet downloadable but may be soon. Flipboard is your ‘personal magazine’. It’s a news aggregator basically that transforms the stories you’re interested in. You can add by topics or by RSS URL. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/flipboard/e5723a43-42c8-4e25-b322-115f07bd44f1 […]

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Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

Secret: 6cret from Rudy Huyn now available in store

| September 13, 2014 | Reply

In case you weren’t aware, the prolific developer Rudy Huyn, has been making an app for one of the newest social media services called “Secret”. Perhaps a bit like “Post Secret” or “Grouphug.us” where people can posts secrets/confessions anonymously. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/6cret/8d9e009d-7c3b-4090-9647-9ff9c98b172e With Secret however, you can see posts from friends but it just won’t say which […]

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Coloud Bang Portable Speakers Review

Coloud Bang Portable Speakers Review

| September 12, 2014 | 3 Replies

Over on GeekonGadgets we got our hands on a pair of Coloud Bang portable speakers for review, the bottom line is we liked them. Check out a couple excerpts of the review below, and if you’re interested head over to the full review for more pictures, details, thoughts and random stuff. Portable: VERY, at only 96 grams […]

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Microsoft branded phone? Surface Phone? Lumia 1030?

Microsoft branded phone? Surface Phone? Lumia 1030?

| September 11, 2014 | 9 Replies

When we were told of the name “Nokia” being phased out of Lumia, as hesitant as we were it may be good for being more memorable. Shorter name; flows off the tongue better. What’s with this ugly branding of Microsoft on the face of the phone? Yes, the bezel itself is slim but that could […]

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Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

Spiderman Unlimited: A swinging good time!

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

Hello MNB Readers! Spiderman Unlimited is now available for Windows Phone! From the Windows Phone Store description: PLEASE NOTE: Spider-Man Unlimited does not support HTC: 8X Swing into a hand-drawn Comic-Verse in a brand-new episodic adventure! Unite the Spider-Verse and recruit an army of Spider-Men to stop the new Sinister Six, who have opened a […]

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Philippines’ Cherry Mobile gets better specs than Lumia for less in New WP devices? Alcatel also with new WP phone

Philippines’ Cherry Mobile gets better specs than Lumia for less in New WP devices? Alcatel also with new WP phone

| September 9, 2014 | 2 Replies

The number of WP OEMs keeps growing. Cherry Mobile from the Philippines is rocking out a couple of new handsets with WP. At 3000PHP, the ‘STYLE’ encroaches on the super entry level Lumia territory (69USD/42GBP) . For not much more at 5000PHP (114USD/71GBP) there’s quite a respectable 5″ HD screen, 8MP, 1.2GHz quadcore, with a […]

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Opera Mini Browser now available for download at WP Store

Opera Mini Browser now available for download at WP Store

| September 9, 2014 | 12 Replies

You can now download the Opera Mini Browser from the WP Store. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/opera-mini-browser-beta/b3bf000a-e004-4ecb-a8fb-9fc817cdab90 ✔ Browse faster: Content-heavy webpages with lots of images and graphics load faster. We make webpages lighter, so you can enjoy the fastest browser for your device. ✔ Save data: Opera Mini can reduce webpages down to 10% of their normal size. […]

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Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 630-  Everything You Need to Know

Lumia 530 Vs Lumia 630- Everything You Need to Know

| September 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

With both the Lumia 630 and 530 available in many markets, both will be obvious contenders for perfect budget smartphone, so it’s up to us to give you a rundown of the differences between these two devices. Check out a detailed comparison of the specs, hardware and physical design of these devices in the video below:     […]

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