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    As with the Lumia 520, Nokia is trying to prove something with the announcement of its successor, the Lumia 530. This isn't just your average budget phone, but also a very powerful budget phone that fits perfectly in the hands of those that have never owned a smartphone, and that would like to start conservatively. Still, that doesn't change the fact that Nokia isn't the only company after this demographic, and with competing devices like the Moto G, Nokia has decided to launch a new campaign to help you decide which is better. In the following videos you'll notice how Microsoft's new ...

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    Back in the Windows Mobile 6.x days, there was an app and service called MyPhone that Microsoft made so that you could back up content to the Windows Mobile MyPhone cloud website. It saved all of your text messages to the cloud and you could log into the MyPhone website and see them all there. This was great if you wanted to archive, record, or print some communications to show to the lawyers for example. Even before that, there was a 3rd party program for the Windows desktop called Jeyo Mobile Companion which would connect to your Windows Mobile device via the USB cable and load all the ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 530 has been on our radar for the last couple of weeks. Surely it's not the next Lumia flagship that many of us would dream about, but after the success of the Lumia 520 last year, it's clear that a lot of people are looking forward to a well-priced and decent Windows Phone experience. If you're holding off to see what the Lumia 530 is all about, new leaks show us everything we want to know about it. Vietnamese web shop Mainguyen is famous for posting information on upcoming smartphones and getting the spec information right. On a new listing for the Lumia 530, we do see ...

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    The new CEO of Microsoft's new mantra for the direction of the software giant is "mobile-first and cloud-first". At Pocketnow, we're interested in the mobile-first stuff. To me, that would mean Microsoft intends to put a lot more effort into making their Windows Phone and Windows tablet operating systems and devices much better than anything else out there.  I'd expect to see better hardware, a wider variety of hardware, better battery life, better games, more frequent new games, a better music experience, an awesome version of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, and tighter ...

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    Contrary to what others in the industry (and even others on the Pocketnow team) may say, the Nokia X was a great little phone. It felt durable, performed well, and once you got rid of that custom launcher and put the Play Store and the Google Now launcher on it, it was a neat little piece of hardware that I thoroughly enjoyed using as my daily driver -- albeit for too short a time. Sure, those aren't things that most people will do, but the fact that you could was what made it remarkable. Yes, we all hated the launcher. Yes, we all hated the singular "back" button, too. But the concept -- ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with much praise. Surely this is the first version of Cortana that many of you are experiencing, but in no way can this service be considered as a lesser product than the more mature services we find on iOS and Android. Still, the biggest problem with Cortana is that it's currently only available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the US, or at least was the problem, as it's about to change. Cortana's program manager Marcus Ash has just tweeted about the future of Cortana outside the US. He claims that unless something comes up, ...

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    July 22 is going to be a very, very big day in Microsoft. Or it'll be more of the same. Satya Nadella's original open letter on July 10 to his employees seemed to suggest a lot of changes being made, requiring almost two weeks to “meet with senior management” to iron out all the details of what exactly is going to happen. Here's the thing about corporations – they tend to not announce that they're meeting with senior management if everything is status quo. So Microsoft may be getting a face lift and what will be left after that face lift is complete has some of us wondering – ...

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    AT&T remains one of the best carriers to be with if you want to get your hands all over the newest phones to hit the market. Apart from the Amazon Fire Phone exclusive, the carrier has just net itself two new phones, announcing Nokia Lumia 635 and HTC Desire 610 availability on its network. The Lumia 635, which just showed up on the doorsteps of rival carrier T-Mobile, packs a 4.5-inch 480x854 display and Windows Phone 8.1. It will be available on AT&T GoPhone on July 25, and will later make its way over to AT&T online and in retail stores on August 8. The GoPhone pricing is ...

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    A good amount of Xbox games, when Windows Phone 8 came around, didn't support the new platform -- and it's stayed that way for quite a while. Nearly 40 Xbox games updates were released today making some older titles playable on WP8 and phones with 512MB of RAM. Take a look at the full list down below, courtesy of WPCentral. It's a massive list, and by massive, we mean massive. There are nearly 40 games in here, and we're assuming the updates contain nothing but 512MB of RAM / WP8 support. Microsoft Solitaire Collection [Download] Microsoft Mahjohng [Download] Hexic [Download] Shuffle ...

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    Even though the race between Google and Microsoft over which company has the most popular search engine was defined years ago, each company is free to do what it wants with its mobile operating systems. Windows Phones have never allowed you to switch Bing as the default action when you press the physical search button, but Windows Phones manufactured by Nokia and other OEMs did allow you to switch your search results on Internet Explorer. Sadly that seems to be an option that's about to change, at least for some Lumia handsets. It seems that some of the newer Lumia smartphones like the ...

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    Even with all the praise that HTC products have received lately, that doesn't change the fact that the company has had a rough couple of years. We've seen some positive economical growth lately with the launch of products like the HTC One (M8), but some recent internal changes within the company prove that there is still more to be done. Bloomberg is reporting that Ben Ho, the company's Chief Marketing Officer has just resigned his duties to chairwoman Cher Wang. Ho was in charge of reviving the company's marketing strategy, though we all know that the $1 billion "Here's To Change" ...

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    The Nokia Camera has gained a lot of popularity for being one of the best smartphone camera apps in the market. In addition to giving you full manual controls of your smartphone, it's also done a great job in keeping itself updated. Microsoft has just launched update version 4.8.1.1, and the changes are mostly to match the official Nokia Camera app with its previous beta: Improved Inline Video Playback in Camera Roll Improved Living Images Playback in Camera Roll Improved Focus Indicator on devices with Continuous Autofocus Other Bug fixes and Improvements One very interesting change ...

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    Out of the many Windows Phones Nokia launched in 2013, the Lumia 1020 was easily one of the best. To this day, the 41MP shooter hasn't been overthrown as camera king, and it manages to remain smooth and fresh with a taste of Windows Phone 8.1... but it looks like Nokia Lumia 1020 End of Life status will soon be among us. To be clear, from what we understand, End of Life does not constitute end of support from Nokia -- it merely means that the company will no longer manufacture the phone, which would make sense if a successor were around by that time. We've already seen pictures of what ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Microsoft has done a decent job in growing Windows Phone into the third largest smartphone operating system. Yes, if we compared it in numbers against Android and iOS, there is still a lot of growing to do, but with all the improvements we se on Windows Phone 8.1, that should only be a matter of time. If you're curious to know in which countries Windows Phone excels in the most, the results are in. AdDuplex is usually in charge of providing monthly stats of how specific Windows Phone devices are doing in certain markets. In this occasion, the company decided to use their ad-based metric ...

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