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Nokia “Bandit” 6-inch phablet late-September debut tipped (& it’ll have company)

Nokia “Bandit” 6-inch phablet late-September debut tipped (& it’ll have company)

Nokia's 6-inch Windows Phone, rumored to be codenamed "Bandit", will launch in September at an event in New York City, new sources claim, though the big-screen "phablet" will only be one of a number of devices on the agenda. The handset - set to be the largest device in Nokia's Windows Phone line-up - will join an unspecified number of other gadgets in a late-September debut, Reuters' sources say, as it refreshes its range post-IFA and the expected iPhone 5S reveal.

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Nokia Bandit 6-inch “phablet” tipped to debut Windows Phone 1080p

Nokia Bandit 6-inch “phablet” tipped to debut Windows Phone 1080p

Nokia is working on a 6-inch Windows Phone "phablet" internally codenamed Bandit, and with a launch expected on AT&T before the end of 2013, sources claim. The 1080p smartphone may well be the first Windows Phone to pack a Full HD display, The Verge's insiders say, while inside there's a step up in processing grunt teased, with Bandit also expected to pack a quadcore processor from Qualcomm's Snapdragon line-up. Meanwhile, while it falls short of Lumia 1020-style PureView optics, there's apparently no shortage of megapixels.

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YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

User of the Windows Phone mobile operating system glad that the Microsoft-made YouTube app was reinstated recently with approval by Google will be disappointed this afternoon: it's gone again. Now the two companies are tossing punches online, releasing statements in kind over the reasons for their continued dispute. It would appear that the whole mess comes down to one coding issue: HTML5.

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Windows Phone YouTube app re-launched following Google appeasement

Windows Phone YouTube app re-launched following Google appeasement

In the middle of May, Microsoft received a nastygram from Google demanding that it pull its YouTube for Windows Phone app within one week due to certain issues with the app, namely the lack of advertisements and ability to download certain videos. Late that month, an agreement was struck betwixt the two companies, and today the app has been re-launched, adding advertisements into the mix.

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Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Another wave of rumors surrounds Nokia's (unconfirmed) plans for a next-generation "phablet" sized device in the near future, currently code-named Nokia Lumia 1080. This name would fit right in with the Nokia Lumia 1020, a device revealed just this past month and released to AT&T with a 41-megapixel camera in tow. Releasing a device with a display bigger than the already massive Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch display would put the company squarely in front of devices like the LG Optimus G Pro.

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Android extends smartphone OS lead but iOS could surge again says IDC

Android extends smartphone OS lead but iOS could surge again says IDC

Android has extended its market share lead over iOS while Windows Phone continues to pull ahead of BlackBerry, new smartphone OS numbers from IDC suggest, though the incoming iPhone 5S is tipped to rejuvenate Apple's appeal. Shipments of Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices were all up in Q2 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, IDC says, but despite the extra iPhone sales, Android still rose from 69.1-percent of the market in 2012 to 79.3-percent this year. However, IDC warns, that shouldn't be an excuse for Google and its OEM partners to rest on their laurels.

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Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

This week Microsoft has made another grand effort to pull in developers for its mobile device ecosystem, revealing the Windows Phone App Studio for Windows Phone 8. This environment is aimed directly at developers, made for everyone from those struggling to create code to those that are, at this point, veterans to the Windows Phone app development game. This environment is web-based and is being delivered with a "Summer Break" deal for new developers wishing to jump in on the development inside the season we're taking part in now.

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Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Windows Phone users working with Instagram through any of a number of 3rd party apps may want to have a peek at their photo collections this week, as reports are filtering in of mass deletes. Instagram has issued a statement on the matter, suggesting that they've recently "made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security", but appear to offer no specific details on 3rd party apps specifically.

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Nokia “Treasure Tag” will keep your keys in place with Bluetooth and NFC

Nokia “Treasure Tag” will keep your keys in place with Bluetooth and NFC

There's an accessory line in the making said to be coming from Nokia in the form of a so-called "Treasure Tag" NFC dongle. This device has been tipped to The Verge as an invention strikingly similar to what we've seen from Tile, bringing NFC-enabled miniature pieces of plastic that attach to your every beloved device and valuable. Here with Treasure Tag, Nokia will allow you to track a collection of tags in real time, using none other than Nokia Lumia devices' LiveSight app to track these tags in augmented reality.

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