Blackberry has just updated Blackberry Messenger for Windows Phone for the third time in the Windows Phone Store.
The app , which is still in private beta, is now on version 188.8.131.52.
The app is set to hit the Windows Phone Store for all users next week, according to the Blackberry Blog, with more than 10,000 users already in the closed beta.
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On the official Blackberry blog today Matthew Talbot wrote that Blackberry is coming to all Windows Phone users next week.
Next up is BBM for Windows Phone, coming next week. When we announced the private beta a few weeks ago, all 10,000 testing slots were taken within 24 hours. The excitement is there. The numbers are there. The momentum is there.
Despite many that have said there is little interest in Blackberry Messenger 10,000 testers in 24 hours sends a different message.
Are our readers excited? Let us know below.
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Good news for all those VLC fans. The powerful app is still on its way, with the team’s designer posting on twitter that he was working hard to get a functional beta for Windows Phone by next week.
The app has been long in coming, having been part of kickstarter fund-raiser more than a year ago, so we hope when it does arrive it will be able to meet all the hype the long delay has raised.
Ducere Technologies, a new Indian start-up, is set to release a new type of wearable- a smart shoe with a haptic interface, that will not just be able to record your stride and exercise, but also offer GPS navigation by sending vibration signals to your feet to guide you around the city.
The Ducere Lechal shoes will be available either via full shoes or just insoles, and feature a 10 day rechargeable battery and connects via Bluetooth to your phone. The company promises iOS, Android and also Windows Phone support.
The shoes should cost between $100 and $150, and Ducure notes that, unlike smart watches or glasses, you will never forget to leave home without your shoes.
Read more about the gadget at Lechal.com here.
Microsoft today released an update to the Facebook beta app in Windows Phone Store. Version 8.3.04 does not bring any major new features, and is likely the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
The last major update brought in the following new features.
•Support for additional languages
Download the app here from Windows Phone Store
Leading browser Maxthon has updated its Windows Phone app to version 184.108.40.2060
The new version of Maxthon for Windows Phone has been enhanced with a number of new features including:
- RSS Reader.
- No Image mode.
- The ability to pick your search engine.
- Managing Quick Access supported.
- Added theme system.
- Improved Setting menus.
- Other optimizing.
The free browser, which syncs favourites with your desktop, can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Windows Phone does not have a massive market share in Canada, which makes it even more welcome news when we heard Wind Mobile has released an official account management app for their Windows Phone customers.
The WIND My Account app is the quickest and easiest way to manage your account wherever you are. Users simply need to login with their WIND phone number and PIN, and will then be able to:
- Check their account balance
- Make a payment using a credit card, VISA debit, or a top up code
- View billing and payment history
- Setup preauthorized payments
- Add or remove add-ons
- Change their plan
- Change their network settings to enable or disable things like international roaming
- Check current usage, usage history, compare against previous billing periods, and see trends
- Update their account information
The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
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The Plex media streaming app has just received a major discount in the Windows Phone Store.
Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your Windows device from your home computers running Plex Media Server (available for free).
The app is usually $4.99, but is now available for only $0.99, a whole 80% off.
The app is universal, meaning purchasing it in the Windows Phone Store will also make it available in the Windows 8 Store.
Find it in the Windows Phone store here.
Emanuele from NokiaTeca has revealed some new features of the current private beta of WhatsApp for Windows Phone.
Version 2.11.520 will now label your photos with the sender. It will also allow you specify the location you want to send, handy for when you want to pretend you are at work when you are in the pub. You can now also see how many people are in a group, and archive group sessions.
Lastly the app has an improved picture viewer and features the usual performance improvements.
Hopefully we will not have to wait ages again for the beta release to hit handset.
Foursquare team today confirmed via their official blog that they are working on Swarm app for Windows Phone devices. They even provided screenshots of this upcoming app which you can see above. The app is almost is ready and their team is putting on the finishing touches and will release it for is as soon as possible(in the next few weeks).
Until Swarm is out, you’ll be able to check in on Foursquare for Windows Phone.
Microsoft today posted a video to promote Lumia 530 Windows Phone 8.1 device. In the video, Microsoft directly compared Lumia 530 with several other competing sub-€100 smartphones in the market.
Microsoft compared the Qualcomm Snapdragon Quadcore chip, internal memory, RAM, built-in Office, MixRadio, ability to run latest OS, etc, to claim that Lumia 530 is the best of its class. What do you think of this ad?
Watch the comparison video after the break.
As announced earlier, Gameloft has released their ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ game for Windows Phone 8 devices.
Step into the action as the latest instalment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooter games once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads!
Is single player your thing? Then step into a world on the brink of anarchy and shoot your way out of one dire situation after another to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds.
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for $6.99.
Find the full list of features in the game after the break.
Hike Messenger got updated in Windows Phone Store to v220.127.116.11. Last month, we reported about Hike Messenger’s major update for Windows Phone devices with completely revamped the user interface, stickers and more. This update brings some of the most requested features such as the support for Dark theme, increased Group chat members limit and more.
- Black Theme: You asked for it, we brought it back with a twist! More battery friendly and less of a strain on the eyes when your hiking your friends at night
- 100 Person Group Chat: 50 was a bit too small wasn’t it? Now add up to 100 friends in a group!
- Clearing Conversations: We know how much you wanted this so we doubled down on the red bulls to get this in the release! You can now clear one to one conversations.
- New Sticker Category: You will love the new Wicked Jellies category!
- Bug Zapping: We have completed a round of bug zapping to keep things shiny and new!
Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.