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EA Spring sale offers 60% off Windows Phone games

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On the Windows Blog Microsoft announced the EA Mobile Spring Sale which is offering up to 60% off some great titles until the 24th April.

The titles include:

1. FIFA 14 - 50% off Jumbo Gold Pack via in-app purchase

Feel the passion. 34 leagues, 600+ licensed teams, and 16,000 players—from the English Premier League to La Liga and beyond. Real players, teams, and leagues. Download FIFA 14.

2. Plants vs. Zombies - On sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99)

A mob of fun-loving zombies is headed to your front door, and the only defense is your arsenal of trusty plants! Battle 26 types of invaders including pole-vaulters, snorkelers and bucket-heads. Download Plants vs. Zombies.

3. The Sims 3 - On sale for $3.99 (regularly $6.99)

It’s time you experience the #1 best-selling PC franchise of all time! Bring your Sim to life. Make your Sim neurotic, funny, or shy. Help your Sim get a job, make some friends, or catch some fish… It’s completely up to you! Download The Sims 3.

4. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - On sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99)

Make your escape or make the bust? Outrun the enforcers as a Racer in supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque, or lay down the law as a Cop behind the wheel of high-speed police interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon. Download Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

5. Trivial Pursuit - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Do you know… where Mt. Kilimanjaro is located? What the four Hs stand for in 4H? Then show off that brain with this mobile version of Trivial Pursuit for anytime fun. Anywhere you go, you can answer the tough stuff, track your stats, customize your profile, and create personalized difficulty levels. Download Trivial Pursuit.

6. The Game of Life - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Old school fun goes mobile with The Game of Life! Will you settle down and get married – or stay single and indulge in lavish luxuries and risky investments? Spin the wheel to earn big bucks and retire in style. Or expand that family and pay for college again and again. Download The Game of Life. Download The Game of Life.

7. iBomber Defense - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Keep enemies at bay all over the world and defend territory right from your Windows Phone in iBomber Defense. Using weapons and tactics, from rattling Machine guns, explosive cannons and awesome anti-aircraft artillery, you’ll battle across North Africa, Europe and Russia as both the Allied and Axis forces. Download iBomber Defense.

8. Flight Control Rocket - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Leave the terrestrial skies of Earth and venture into a whole new galaxy of adventure, action, and addictive path-drawing gameplay in FC Rocket! Motherships, bots, and multiple game modes ensure your trip through the vast unknown is stellar fun.Download Flight Control Rocket.

9. Blobster - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

It’s up to you and Blobster—EA’s favorite gooey hero—to save all of Blobtopia from the nasty pollution being generated by Big and Powerful Corporation. Rocket through the sky, float like an angel, or transform into a giant to squash pesky enemies and collect amazing power-ups on your way to defeating Blobzilla and cleaning up the town! Download Blobster.

10. Jet Set Go - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

Soak in some vacation time as you help April build her budding travel agency empire on the go. Fly customers around the world in this gorgeous game of planes and pools from Hong Kong to Hawaii. Nothing is off limits as you perfect your time management skills in exotic locales from the Mayan Riviera to Montreal. Download Jet Set Go.

11. RISK - On sale for $1.99 (regularly $2.99)

World domination is within reach with the original game of strategic conquest: RISK. Test your power against strong AI opponents, each with unique strategies and emotional responses. Escalate the action in two multiplayer modes—challenge up to five of your greatest rivals via WiFi, or battle ‘em with Pass ‘n Play. Download RISK.

12. TETRIS BLITZ - 50% more coins on all coin packs via in-app purchase

Behind-the-scenes changes make this the best Blitzing experience yet for your Windows Phone. With a new Power-up released every week, you’ll shatter high scores and supercharge your Tetris Blitz game with Power-ups, like Magnet, Laser, and Time Shift. 50% more coins in all Coin Packs purchased inside the game. Download Tetris Blitz.

The full collection can be seen at the EA Mobile Spring Sale Collection.

This week’s Red Stripe Deals include Gleek, Carcassonne and more


This week’s Red Stripe Deals includes a great mixture of utilities and games, all discounted 50% or more.

The list includes:


The award-winning tile-based board game by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede is finally available for your Windows Phone! Just a few years after its release, Carcassonne became a modern classic and a must-play. Turn by turn, the players create a landscape by placing tiles with roads, cities, fields, and cloisters. Deploy your followers – knights, monks, thieves, or farmers – and try to score the most points to win the game. The ever-changing landscape makes each game a new experience. With the official expansion "The River II", Online Multiplayer, Xbox LIVE Achievements and Leaderboards, this is an essential title for board game enthusiasts.


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Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 920 only $99 no-contract

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Frys are selling the Nokia Lumia 920 with no contract for only $99.

The deal is available in store and supply is limited, so if you want to take advantage check the stores asap.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is a great handset with 32 GB of storage, an HD screen and wireless charging, and is certainly superior to any other Windows Phone in the same price range.

The handset is locked to AT&T, and to unlock it, it needs to be used on AT&T’s network for 6 months.

See the deal online here.

via Slickdeals.com

Microsoft Reveals The Set of Commitments It Made To Chinese Ministry Of Commerce To Get Nokia Deal Approved

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Earlier today, we reported that Chinese Ministry of Commerce has approved Nokia’s sale of Devices and Services division to Microsoft. Nokia specifically mentioned that Chinese Ministry of Commerce didn’t approve the deal on any specific conditions. On the other side, Microsoft today revealed that they have made set of commitments the Chinese Ministry of Commerce regarding patents. During the investigation to approve this deal, MOFCOM concluded that Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android smartphone. Basically, Microsoft has committed that they will license all standard essential patents to others on FRAND terms.

MOFCOM’s approval is based on a set of commitments which we’ve discussed with MOFCOM during the past few months. There was an important principle with which MOFCOM approached these discussions from the beginning: any commitments should be focused on how our future conduct might change after we own the Nokia Devices and Services business, and should not impact our licenses signed in the past or historical practices. It has never been our intent to change our practices after we acquire the Nokia business, so while we disagreed with the premise that our incentives might change in the future, we were happy to discuss commitments on this basis.

You can read the English version of the commitments is here.

Nokia Gets Regulatory Approval For Its Devices And Services Sale To Microsoft In China


Nokia today announced that Chinese Ministry of Commerce has approved their Devices and Services division sale to Microsoft. More importantly, there were no conditions on patent licensing to Nokia which they highlighted in the below press release.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that the planned transaction whereby Nokia plans to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft has today received regulatory approval from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

As previously communicated, the closing of the transaction, which was announced on September 3, 2013, is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Nokia and Microsoft have now received regulatory approvals from the People’s Republic of China, the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous other jurisdictions. Nokia and Microsoft continue to expect the transaction to close during April 2014, as communicated in our press release from March 24, 2014.

The regulatory approval process has involved a thorough review of Nokia’s patent licensing practices by several competition authorities around the world. During that process, no authority has challenged Nokia’s compliance with its FRAND undertakings related to standard-essential patents (licensing on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms) or requested that Nokia make changes to its licensing program or royalty terms.

Deal Alert: Halo Spartan Assault only $1.99

Halo: Spartan Assault is the only Halo game in Windows Phone, and is an exclusive on the platform. If you have always been meaning to get the game, but have been put off by the steep $6.99 price, you can still get the game for only $1.99.image

The deal is part of this week’s Red Stripe Deals and will expire in a week’s time.

Grab the game while the deal lasts  from the Windows Phone store here.

Angry Birds Rio now free in the Windows Phone Store

Angry Birds Rio, normally $0.99, is now free in the Windows Phone Store.

The app places the eponymous Angry Birds in Rio, after they were kidnapped and shipped there. After their escape their mission is to save their friends Blu and Jewel.

angrybirdsrioqrAngry Birds Rio features:

  • Seven fantastic episodes with 210 exciting levels, plus over 40 exciting bonus levels!
  • Completely new achievements!
  • Special Hidden fruits – discover them all!
  • Put your Angry Birds skills to the ultimate test in spectacular boss fights!

The app is available at the links for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.

Thanks Coder_Fot  for the tip.

Microsoft Expects To Close Nokia Deal In April 2014

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Microsoft today provided an update on the on-going procedures to acquire Nokia’s devices and services division. Microsoft expects to close the deal in April 2014. Find the full press release below.


We wanted to provide a brief update on the status of the regulatory process for approval of Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. We are nearing the final stages of our global regulatory approval process – to date we have received approvals from regulatory authorities in 15 markets on five continents. Currently, we are awaiting approval confirmation in the final markets. This work has been progressing, and we expect to close next month, in April 2014.

The completion of this acquisition will mark the first step to bring Microsoft and the Nokia Devices and Services business together. Our acquisition will accelerate our mobile-first, cloud-first imperatives. We’re looking forward to accelerating innovation and market adoption for Windows Phones and introducing the next billion customers to Microsoft services via Nokia mobile phones.

In the interim, our top priority continues to be maintaining a great experience for consumers and business continuity for our partners.

We remain as excited as ever to welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business officially as part of the Microsoft family.

Read Nokia’s update after the break.

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Cheaper and cheaper – T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 now only $199.95


The Home Shopping Network has done it again, offering a Windows Phone handset at an amazing price, and this time its not a low-end device.

HSN is now selling the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 for only $199.95.  The handset is locked to T-Mobile’s network, but generally only requires $100 of purchased credit to make it eligible for unlocking. This is of course not needed if you intend to use the phone on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

Hopefully the move is an indication that a new handset is on the way, with rumours of the Nokia Lumia 930 being announced in less than 2 weeks at BUILD 2014.

See the amazing deal at HSN here.

Amazing Deal! T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 for only $224.99!


NewEgg is offering the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 for an amazing $224.99.

The deal is part of their Shell Shocker promotion and is for a limited time only.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is one of Nokia’s sleekest Windows Phones, and for the price is much better value than a slightly newer handset such as the Nokia Lumia 625 or the upcoming Nokia Lumia 630, which may have a higher price but will have a poorer screen and less storage.

To take advantage of this limited time offer see the handset at NewEgg here.

Deal: Get $100 Bill Credit And 50% Off On The Nokia Flip Cover With AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520

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If you are planning to buy Nokia Lumia 1520 from AT&T in the US, here is a great deal from Microsoft Store. If you are getting a new AT&T connection, you will get $100 bill credit. And another cool offer is that you can save 50% on the Nokia Flip Cover when you buy the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Key Specs:

  • 6-inch Full HD
  • 20 MP PureView
  • 2GB RAM/16GB storage
  • 4G LTE
  • Quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Nokia Lumia 1520 costs $99 on 2 years AT&T contract. Find the deal here from Microsoft Store.

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 521 for only $59.99 commitment-free


NewEgg is offering an amazing deal on the off-contract T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521.

The handset is selling for $89.99, but with promo code EMCPGWG83 it can be had for an amazing $59.99.

The handset is locked to T-Mobile USA, but according to T-Mobile’s unlock policy, if the smartphone has had more than $25 of top-ups or refills they will still unlock it for free.

See the great deal, which according to Slickdeals is still active, at NewEgg here.

PSA: Save $30 on your AT&T bill by calling AT&T tomorrow

imageAT&T is introducing new, cheaper data plans for their smartphone users, but rather sneakily are not moving users to the new plans automatically, meaning if you do not pay attention you could lose out.

If you have a 2GB data plan with Microsoft’s Premier Windows Phone Partner, you can switch to the Mobile Share Value Plan, which costs $40 per month, $15 cheaper than previously.

All Mobile Share Value plans have unlimited talk and text, as well as free texts from the United States to international numbers.

You can also switch over to the lower $25-per-month smartphone device fee, saving up to total of $30 per handset, though the $25 will increase back up to $40 when you upgrade next.

The old $45 per month 1GB plan is being cancelled, but again AT&T is happy to let you continue to pay for it, paying more for less, so it is imperative that if you are on that plan, you call AT&T to switch you over to the now cheaper 2 GB plan.

The new data plans come into effect tomorrow. To check for catches, read more at AT&T here.

via The Verge.com