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Microsoft’s 3D Windows Phone flagship? It’s apparently dead

Microsoft’s 3D Windows Phone flagship? It’s apparently dead

Microsoft has reportedly killed its upcoming flagship Windows Phone, a motion-tracking smartphone codenamed McLaren, with attempts to motivate developers to use its 3D Touch control system supposedly falling flat. McLaren is believed to have piped Kinect-style gesture recognition into a smartphone form-factor, but according to insiders a range of issues - including cost and struggles to find a killer use-case - scuppered the project.

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Nokia Lumia 635 Review

Nokia Lumia 635 Review

The Nokia Lumia 635 takes everything that made the Nokia Lumia 520 a winner and gives it a boost. It remains one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 devices, now coming with Windows Phone 8.1 and the newest Nokia software, along with a look and feel that creates a powerful value proposal. Should you just buy last year’s model on sale, or do you want this improved breadwinner?

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Nokia MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft for iOS and Android

Nokia MixRadio to spin off from Microsoft for iOS and Android

Spinning off from Microsoft in the near future, Nokia MixRadio - originally called Nokia Music - will become its own entity. This service will eventually be able to work with Apple’s iOS for iPhone and iPad as well as Google’s Android for tablets and smartphones. For now, the service continues to work with Windows Phone.

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Microsoft’s plan: turn Nokia X to Windows Phone

Microsoft’s plan: turn Nokia X to Windows Phone

When you first heard that Nokia was going to make an Android phone, were you surprised? I bet you didn’t believe it. When Nokia actually make the Nokia X, we were as baffled as you were - and twice as baffled that they’d also made a larger version of the device in the Nokia XL. Now with the most recent "restructuring" of Microsoft - one that includes integrating Nokia’s devices and services teams into their body - the Nokia X will be turned to Windows Phone.

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Windows 8.1 rolls out to Windows Phone starting today

Windows 8.1 rolls out to Windows Phone starting today

Microsoft is announcing their Lumia Cyan software update is coming soon. Starting today, those Windows Phones running Windows 8 will start seeing the update. The Windows 8.1 update has a lot of bells and whistles, with Cortana leading the charge.

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Lumia 630 and 930 don’t allow Google Search defaults

Lumia 630 and 930 don’t allow Google Search defaults

If you've made the transition from iOS or Android to Windows Phone, you might have noticed something annoying, depending on which phone you have: the inability to set Google as the default search engine. Such is the case for some of the newest Lumia handsets.

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Apple, Samsung dominate monthly channel sales

The semi-dated iPhone 5S still reigns supreme, according to Counterpoint research. Their metrics for May of 2014 show the flagship iPhone is stil the best-selling phone. Many expected the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S5 would have snapped that title from Apple, but once again, the iPhone tops them all.

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Nokia Lumia 930 camera hands-on: upping 920’s game

Nokia Lumia 930 camera hands-on: upping 920’s game

Back in 2012 we first had our hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 - here just under 2 years later, we’ve got the Nokia Lumia 930 in our hands. While the Verizon version of this device has already been launched as the Nokia Lumia Icon - reviewed by us as well - it only felt proper to do another set of camera tests to start our review off right.

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Nokia brings real power to Windows Phone video editing

Nokia brings real power to Windows Phone video editing

Making certain you understand that your Lumia-branded Windows Phone 8.1 device is powerful enough to do most anything you want, Nokia this week has put out Video Tuner. This is an app that works exclusively with Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia devices to edit video in a wide variety of ways.

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Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

This week the folks behind the already successful Lumia 930 line have released the handset in the UK. This device will be revealed in the area with Windows Phone 8.1 installed right out of the box. On the back of this device is a 20-megapixel Pureview camera with optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics to boot.

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Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.

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Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.

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