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Microsoft has built a dedicated factory in China to produce its new range of Surface tablets, according to a source close to Microsoft employees familiar with the matter. The factory is said to be “huge” and will also be used for production of retail devices in addition to producing the prototypes. Building its own factory may have enabled Microsoft to…

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Microsoft has sent out invites for the Windows Phone 8 launch event, which will be held in San Francisco on October 29. Microsoft is expected to finally reveal all of the new features in Windows Phone 8 at this event. While Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo, was first unveiled at the Windows Phone Summit back in June, most of the new…

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Nokia says it’s considering a sale of its headquarters located in Espoo, Finland. “We are evaluating different options for non-core parts, such as real estate holdings, and that includes the headquarters”, a company spokesperson told Reuters. The news was first reported by Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The headquarters building, named The Nokia House, is estimated to be valued at €200-300…

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The Nokia 808 PureView has been available for about a month now, depending on where you live, and as such, it has already been reviewed quite a few times. With its standout feature being the 41 megapixel camera, we’ve also seen some photography-centric tests from the likes of CNET, who compared the 808 to a Panasonic Lumix LX5 high-end…

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AdDuplex, the Windows Phone cross promotion network that aims to help developers get exposure for their apps by exchanging ads, has now made the jump to Windows 8. Launching today in beta form, it is currently available for XAML-based Metro-style apps written in C# and Visual Basic, while support for HTML/JS and C++ based applications will be added later on.…

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For those who feared that Windows Phone 8 devices will still lag behind the competition in raw power, well, good news: Qualcomm has told The Verge that the upcoming generation of Windows Phones is going to use the company’s line of Snapdragon S4 SoCs, or more specifically the Plus version with upgraded graphics. One of the most powerful and efficient…

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While current Windows Phones – even those that just launched this year – will be cut off with Windows Phone 7.8, future Windows Phone 8 devices will get at least 18 months of software updates. Moreover, these updates won’t require the Zune software anymore, but will be pushed out over-the-air to eligible devices. However, Apple has historically provided iOS updates…

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As rumored previously, current Windows Phones aren’t getting updates to Windows Phone 8 because of the kernel switch from Windows CE to NT. However, there will be an update for current users dubbed Windows Phone 7.8, which will bring over the new Start screen improvements – including a third, smaller tile size and discluding the annoying negative space at the…

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