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It appears making Windows Phone free has paid off, at least in terms of attracting new Windows Phone manufacturers. At the Qualcomm Reference Design and Wireless Innovation Summit in China Zhang Yongli, vice president of Microsoft Greater China formally announced two new OEMs, one of which we have heard of already. The first is Florida-based Blu, who have already teased…

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Nokia today confirmed that that Windows Phone 8.1 update will be coming for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones as an over-the-air update starting this summer. Windows Phone 8.1 introduces a wealth of new features, including more at-a-glance content with LiveTiles, faster ways to connect and type with the Word Flow keyboard, one easy swipe to important notifications with Action Center and…

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We already know lot of things about Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant that will be part of the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Today, The Verge reported some new information regarding it. Here are them, Cortana is represented by a circle graphic that expresses what it’s doing by various animations like spinning, flipping, etc. You can set your name or nickname…

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While we are expecting official information about Windows Phone GDR3, some new information on Windows Phone 8.1 which is coming early next year got leaked online. Winsupersite reported the following details on Windows Phone 8.1 based on their source. Windows Phone 8.1: Universal binaries: As expected, developers will be able to develop a single app that can run both on…

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There has been some controversy about the time scales for the next major release for Windows Phone and its counterpart for Windows 8. According to Mary Jo Foley Windows Phone Blue will come after the Windows 8 release, which according to rumours is set to  be released this summer. Now a job posting by Microsoft for a Software Development Engineer…

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Mary Jo Foley, who is pretty reliable, has some information to share about the coming updates to Windows Phone 8. She reveals that Portico was the first GDR ( General Distribution Release), which is the name for an update that will be pushed out commercially. After that there will be GDR 2, which was recently revealed by the leaked HTC…

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Blue was meant to be a somewhat major update to both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, which, according to a recent job post, was supposed to provide such niceties as an improved Excel app that works better with touch.  It is also known that Microsoft intends to unify the API of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, though it is not…

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