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I immensely enjoy letting people know how awesome Microsoft and its products are.

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Taylor Soper, blogger at GeekWire.com, is in the market to replace his HTC G2 for T-Mobile, and is debating between the Apple Phone 5 and the Samsung Droid Galaxy 3. He hasn’t discounted Windows Phone, though he thinks he “just won’t go that route”. Let’s convince him otherwise. Taylor is 22 years old and owns a Machintosh computer (hello Windows…

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The ability to earn Bing Rewards points has now come to the built-in Bing search app in Windows Phone 8, even if Microsoft isn’t speaking about it. Previously in WP7.x, the only way to earn points was to use the browser-based Bing search, which isn’t nearly as convenient as tapping the search button, nor does it have the amount of…

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Microsoft is kicking off a challenge at their retail stores that replaces the #SmokedByWindowsPhone initiative of the WP7 era. With ‘Meet Your Match’ Microsoft is hoping to show people how much more personal Windows Phone 8 devices are compared to smartphones that people currently have. And people who do the challenge this time will be rewarded with a $25 voucher…

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Over the weekend Neowin received a tip from a Best Buy employee concerning marketing material that referred to something called “Live Apps” coming to Windows Phone 8, and folks have been trying to decipher exactly what that might be. Live Apps is actually Microsoft’s new marketing term for any Windows Phone app that has the ability to present personalized live…

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Nokia Mexico yesterday announced that the Lumia 610 is now available for Telcel in black, cyan, magenta and white. The phone is available both on regular contract (Plan Telcel), or prepaid with an Amigo Kit for $MXN 3,499 (approx. $USD 250). The phone comes with WCDMA, HSDPA, EDGE, and quadband GSM. Nokia Maps, Drive and Music will be available as…

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Today Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview (fancy name for Release Candidate) in 14 languages. The build is 8400. You can download it here. In his Building Windows 8 blog, chief Steven Sinofsky says that this will be the final pre-release version available to the public before Release To Manufacturing/retail availability. He does not go into…

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As was reported here a few days ago, the #SmokedByWindowsPhone challenge continues at Microsoft Stores, despite claims by some reporters that it had ended. Now Microsoft has updated their Facebook cover picture to reflect new stats on how many people have lost the challenge, showing that since the contest started in mid-March, Windows Phone has won 46,704 times and lost…

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Despite claims that the Smoked challenge at the Microsoft Store retail locations has ended, the contest is actually still ongoing on a week-by-week basis. See, the contest is set to end each week on Thursday (hence why other tech sites pronounced April 12th as the end date), but Microsoft just keeps renewing it and renewing it each week. It has…

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