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The Official Game Of Salman Khan’s Movie ‘Kick’ Now Available In Windows Phone Store

Kick Windows Phone Game

Following the success of Dhoom, Krishh and Chennai Express games in mobile app stores, it has now become a trend in India for big budget movies to release a mobile game along with the movie release for promotions. One of the India’s top movie star Salman Khan’s movie ‘Kick’ is getting released later this week and the official game is now available for download. Also, it is important to know that the game was made available only on Android Play Store and Windows Phone Store while iOS version will be released at a later date.

Game Description:

Play as Salman Khan in this action packed game and give yourself the ultimate KICK!
He comes in like a storm and vanishes like the clouds. A good natured thief who steals from the rich and gives to poor.
Steal from five different locations and get on an epic bike racing high speed chase against the cops. Steal with your mind and escape with valor. Can you handle this action packed adventure game?
Get your Kick today!

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Microsoft Financial Results: Windows Phone Revenue Up 95% And 5.8 Million Lumias Sold

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Microsoft today reported its Q4 2014 financial results. Microsoft posted a revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter with an operating income of $6.48 billion. Windows Phone business revenue saw a 95% growth mainly because of the conclusion of the commercial agreement Microsoft had with Nokia by paying $382 each quarter.

At the same time, the results of Nokia Devices and Services unit contributed revenue, gross margin, operating income, and diluted EPS of $1.99 billion, $54 million, loss of $692 million, and ($0.08), respectively.

Also, the Lumia Windows Phone devices sales were at 5.8 million units and non-Lumia devices were at 30.3 million.

Source: Microsoft

Upcoming Nokia Lumia 530 WP8.1 Device Specs Leaked

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual Sim

Earlier this month, we posted images of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 530 device. Today, a Vietnamese retailer posted the listing of the device confirming the earlier leaked specs.

Specs:

  • Dual Sim capability
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • 5MP fixed focus camera
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • 4-inch, 854 x 480 resolution display
  • 129gms weight
  • Support for MicroSD card.
  • 1430 mAh battery.

I expect the price of the device to be around $100 – $120 USD.

Source: Techrum.vn

Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Lockscreen Feature Demoed (Video)

Joe Belfiore said we can expect the first beta of lock screen apps to show up on our handsets in 1-2 weeks.

4 of 8Developer David Lorenzin has jumped the queue slightly by giving us a preview on video of the apps he will be publishing to the Windows Phone Store.

According to the video his lock screen app will feature 3 styles of unlocking -  Classic,  which features diagonal sliding lines, Clock Plus, which features text revolving around a circular hub, and  Stripe, which features sliding horizontal sections.

The effects looks as stylish as we have come to expect Windows Phone features to look.   It will only be available however to 1 GB+ devices, which excludes the most popular Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520.

Update:  The video appears to be generated from a preview app currently in the Windows Phone Store by Ventasoft (of Movie Maker 8.1 fame), who reports that they will be releasing the app as soon as the API becomes available.image

That app can be downloaded here.

Will our readers be loading up on these apps in two weeks? Let us know below.

Via Neowin.net.

Microsoft Removes Nokia Lumia 930 Product Page On Its Indian Website

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Nokia India’s website listed Nokia Lumia 930 product as coming soon few months back. But recently, this product page was completely removed from the website. Even after so many years, Nokia is struggling to bring the devices on time to the market. In India where the smartphone market is booming these days, you expect a company like Nokia to release new devices regularly to address various parts of the market. But, Microsoft along with its OEM partners have failed to do so. Even when they launch Lumia 930 next month or so, the device will find it very difficult to compete in the market where Samsung Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, LG G3(announced today), Xiaomi Mi3(it has almost similar specs as Lumia 930 for 1/3rd of the price) and many others are already available in retail with huge marketing effort from each of their owners.

I hope Microsoft Mobile will move fast with their product launches in the future. We have reached out to Microsoft regarding this and will update you accordingly.

Microsoft Battery Saver App Updated In Windows Phone Store

Microsoft today updated their Battery Saver app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. This is a minor update with a neat new feature. Previously, this app sorted apps by recent usage and you won’t be able to change it. With this new update v1.0.14131.157, you can filter battery usage of apps for three ways.

  • Show all apps
  • Show apps with usage
  • Show apps that can run in the background

Download the app here from Windows Phone Store.

ooVoo Video Chat App Updated In Windows Phone Store With Support For Push Notifications For Missed Calls

Oovoo Windows Phone app

ooVoo messaging app which allows users to do video calls, voice calls, and send text messages to easily connect with friends and family just got updated to v1.0.2.22 in Windows Phone Store. This updated app includes support for push notification for missed calls and more.

Change log:Oovoo Windows Phone app QR

  • Push notifications for missed calls.
  • On a video call with a friend of a friend? We added a screen to easily add them when the call ends!
  • Added a friendly reminder to turn location services on for ooVoo to work correctly.
  • Bug fixes

Download  ooVoo for Windows Phone for today.

via: TruTower

Bing Translator App Updated With Voice Translation For Chinese

Bing Translator Windows Phone
Microsoft Bing team has today released a minor update to the Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 devices. This new update v3.0 brings voice translation support for Chinese language. Previous few updates of this app also includes additional languages support. Find info on them below.

New in 3.0:

- Voice translation for Chinese

New in 2.9.1:

- Automatic language detection in Keyboard mode
- Offline translation for Arabic and Persian

New in 2.9:bingtranslateqr

- Camera translation for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish and Turkish
- Offline translation for Polish and Turkish
- Online translation for Maltese and Welsh
- Wide live tile

Find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store here.

Tweetium For Windows Phone Beta Now Available In Store

Tweetium Windows Phone app

If you are a Windows 8.1 user, you must be aware of the popular Twitter client called Tweetium. The developer behind the app has now created a Windows Phone version of the same app that is now available in beta in Windows Phone Store. If you have already bought Tweetium on Windows, you will not be charged when installing this app from the phone store.

Also, if you are a Tweetium Pro subscriber via the Windows app, then your Pro subscription carries over as well. Another great this about this client is that you Tweetium settings, read stats, etc will roam across all Windows devices.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for $2.99.

BBM For Windows Phone Beta Now Available For Download From Store

bbm beta program

Earlier this week, we reported about the ability to signup for BBM for Windows Phone private beta. For those who signed up can now download the beta app from Windows Phone Store right now.

BBM Windows Phone appThis beta app feature all basic BBM features such as  Feeds, Contacts and Chat. Blackberry announced that features such as stickers, BBM Voice, Channels, and Location Sharing are expected in the coming months.

In this first release of BBM for Windows Phone, we’re focused on introducing Windows Phone users to the power of sharing experiences in the moment through the immediacy and privacy offered by BBM. Users can engage in BBM Chats with one or many contacts, with the ability to share pictures, voice notes, contacts and location.

Read more about the first release here from Blackberry.

If you signed up for beta, download and let us know about this new chat experience! Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

Thanks Abhishek for the screen shot.

Microsoft To End Nokia X, Asha And Series 40 Phone Development, Might Spin Off MixRadio And Xpress Browser

Microsoft MixRadio Windows Phone

We have got some good and bad news for you from Jo Harlow’s internal memo to former Nokia employees, that is Microsoft Mobile division. First, Microsoft is completely stopping the development of Nokia X, Nokia Asha and Nokia S40 device development. All these projects will be in maintenance mode before reaching the end of life in 2016. The good news is that Microsoft will be laser focused on Windows Phone development from now on. Second, our beloved Nokia MixRadio and mildly popular Xpress browser teams might become a spin-off of Microsoft or they might be sold to other companies. Currently, even though there is no solid plans, Microsoft is evaluating them.

For now, just keep in mind that Microsoft’s flagship engineering efforts are now towards new flagship products timed with the next release of Windows and Windows Phone.
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Great Value: EE UK Selling Nokia Lumia 930 For £349.99 Without Contract

Nokia Lumia 930 EE UK

EE UK is now selling the Microsoft flagship device Lumia 930 for £349.99 without any contract. However, you need to top up for £10 to start using the device. Nokia Lumia 930 comes with a 5″ full HD curved screen, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 20MP PureView camera with four high performance microphones and Dolby 5.1 surround support and more. I think £349.99 for a new flagship device will offer great value for customers. Hopefully, this aggressive pricing will result in more sales!

Check out the listing here.