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Site Admin and Windows Phone enthusiast, he has been using Windows Mobile devices since before they were called PocketPC’s. He is currently sporting a Nokia Lumia 920.

Vine working on an update for their Windows Phone app


The last time the official Vine app for Windows Phone was updated was in 2013, and since then the service has added a number of new features.

Companies releasing a Windows Phone app and then not updating it is of course a common complaint amongst Windows Phone owners, but it seems, at least according to Vine twitter support, this is an issue which they are aware off.

When Vine user Blakely asked when Vine was going to update their app they responded that they were aware of the issue, and that they are working on an update.

Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for the app to hit the store.

HTC One for Windows benchmarks faster than the Android version

imageIt turns out that the HTC One for Windows does not just have better battery life than the HTC One for Android, but is also faster.

According to Basemark OS II results the HTC One for Android scored 1071.37, while the Windows Phone version scored 1109.

The device, with its Snapdragon 801 processor, is also the fastest Windows Phone, handily beating out the Nokia Lumia 1520, which scored 1015, and was only second overall to the Sony Xperia Z2, which scored 1226.

Do our readers think Android M8 users should upgrade to Windows Phone? Let us know below.

Video: HTC One vs HTC One for Windows

PhoneArena have posted this hands-on video above comparing the HTC One for Windows with the HTC One for Android.

The two devices or virtually identical of course, and in essence it appears the main differences will be those inherent in the OS, and also that some small features on the Android version (e.g. double tap to shut down) will not be available on the Windows Phone version.

See more images at PhoneArena here.

SIM-free Nokia Lumia 920 now getting the Lumia Cyan update in UK, elsewhere

Long-suffering buyers of the SIM-free Nokia Lumia 920 in UK can now finally join in the Lumia Cyan fun, with the WP8.1 update now rolling out to devices.

Nokia’s official tracker has not confirmed the release yet, but several readers have informed us of the availability of the software.

As previously, unfortunately users on the Developer Preview are still out in the cold.

The update appears to be hitting unlocked handsets in many other regions also.

To get the update for your unlocked Nokia Lumia 920, go to Settings> Phone Update and check for updates.

HTC confirms HTC One for Windows will be coming to other carriers “later this year”


Great news for readers who are not stuck on Verizon, the most expensive carrier in USA.

HTC has confirmed to The Next Web that the HTC One will indeed not remain shackled to Verizon for the life of the handset.

Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC Americas, told TNW:

“Verizon is our exclusive launch partner, but our goal is to ultimately extend this product to even more customers later this year.”

With less than 4 1/2 months left in 2014 I cant help but think we should see a roll-out by November worldwide, in time for the holiday season.

Will our readers hold out for this device? Let us know below.

Interesting: With identical hardware, the HTC One for Windows offers nearly double the battery life vs Android version

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The HTC One for Windows will be settling a lot of bets which have raged regarding Windows Phone vs Android.

One recent claim has been that the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has better battery life than Android.

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HTC One for Window coming to other carriers?


The HTC One for Windows is shaping up to be a great handset, and despite the 4 megapixel camera issue I am very tempted to trade in my Lumia 930.

The device is however exclusive to Verizon, but like the Lumia Icon there seems to be a chance the device may eventually make it to the rest of the world.

HTC USA President Jason MacKenzie has teased that people should stay when they complained about the device being exclusive to Verizon.

AdDuplex CEO Alan Mendelevich may have also seen some evidence of the international version of the device.

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New update for WP8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview now available

wp_ss_20140819_0002Microsoft has just pushed out another update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Developer Preview.

The small update brings the OS up to 8.10.14157.200.

It is not clear yet what the update brings, but given the size it is more likely bug fixes than major new features.

For those on Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, find the update by checking under Phone Updates.

Thanks Jithin for the tip.

Deal Alert: Proshot app now free for limited period

ProShot Windows Phone app

ProShot for Windows Phone allows you to make the most out your mobile camera with different modes such as Auto, Program, Manual, and two Custom modes, with the ability to manually adjust Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Focus, Flash, Aspect Ratio, AF Assist Lamp, HDR mode and more.

ProShot Windows Phone QRThe app is normally $0.99, but now be had for free thanks to MyAppFree.

Grab it while its hot from the Windows Phone Store here.

Via NokiaWPblog