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Windows Phone 8 “Blue” update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed

Windows Phone 8 “Blue” update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed

Microsoft has revealed details of its next Windows Phone 8 update, GDR2, but fans of the platform shouldn't expect a significant refresh of the OS until early 2014, new leaks suggest. The fast-incoming General Distribution Release 2 has already been detailed, even though the exact timescale of its availability is still a mystery, including tidbits like an FM radio, CardDAV/CalDAV support for Gmail, and greater flexibility for how the camera button is handled, but the bigger Windows Phone "Blue" update now won't arrive until sometime the new year.

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Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung Cetus Outed by Bluetooth SIG, 4-Inch Windows Phone 7 Handset

Samsung's first Windows Phone 7 device just broke cover, thanks to the Bluetooth SIG. And, just as we had imagined it would be, it's a device that can definitely work well to steal some of our attention, even for just a bit. Also not surprising, is the fact that it's going to be on par with their already released, well-received Galaxy S devices. So if you would, please welcome the Samsung Cetus into existence.

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Duet Bluetooth tag: proximity sense for Android and iPhone

Duet Bluetooth tag: proximity sense for Android and iPhone

Over the past year, a number of devices similar to the Protag "Duet" have been released. They’ve all worked in a similar fashion - notifying you when you’re a certain distance away from your smartphone. Here with the Duet, limits are cut. No longer are you limited to iPhone, iOS, or one certain kind of device on Android.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 is no point update. In fact, if it wasn’t so keen on keeping in naming step with Windows on the desktop, Microsoft could probably have called its new smartphone OS version something more impressive: what started out as an aim to bring the virtual assistant Cortana and the useful Action Center to the platform blossomed in the process to include a whole flurry of tweaks and additions. Question is, has Windows Phone kept its crisp, clean charms while still gaining abilities? We’ve been in deep with the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview; read on for our impressions.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.

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MWC 2014: The Phones, Tablets & Wearables to Expect

MWC 2014: The Phones, Tablets & Wearables to Expect

Mobile World Congress is upon us again, the cellularly-centric Barcelona show expected to see Nokia reveal its first Android device, Samsung its latest Galaxy flagship ahead of the iPhone 6 later this year, and wearables manufacturers further pitch the fast-growing segment. SlashGear is headed off to Spain to bring back all the details as they're announced, but we've already got a good idea of what we can expect and just how much of an impact it might make. Read on for our full pre-show guide!

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