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Windows Phone overtakes RIM in developer interest

Windows Phone overtakes RIM in developer interest

Windows Phone 7 has apparently overtaken RIM's BlackBerry OS to be the third most interesting platform for app developers, according to new research, with Microsoft's partnership with Nokia a key driving factor. Apple's iOS remains in the top spot for developer attention, Appcelerator's Q4 2011 report suggests, with 91-percent of those coders questioned reporting that they were "very interested" in creating iPhone apps; in contrast, 38-percent said the same about Windows Phone 7, with 28-percent saying they were keen to code for the Nokia Lumia 800 in particular.

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AT&T Lumia 800 LTE tipped as Nokia’s 2012 attack

AT&T Lumia 800 LTE tipped as Nokia’s 2012 attack

AT&T and Nokia are collaborating on a variant of the Lumia 800 Windows Phone with LTE support, insiders suggest, with the Finns planning to storm the US with 4G in their sails. The US launch for Nokia Windows Phones is already pencilled in for early 2012, with the first models likely to debut at CES 2012 in January, and according to The Verge's sources AT&T will have a customized Lumia 800 for its LTE network as the flagship device.

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Nokia confirms free Lumia Windows Phone for loyal devs

Nokia confirms free Lumia Windows Phone for loyal devs

Nokia has confirmed that developers in its Launchpad project will be automatically receiving one of the 25,000 free Windows Phone 7 handsets the company has promised to coders in recent weeks, following up on the original free phone offer back in February. Launchpad members - who also got a free E7 - join Nokia Developer Champions in receiving either a Lumia 800 or Lumia 710, as well as a rebate on Microsoft's App Hub membership fee.

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Samsung Focus Flash Review

Samsung Focus Flash Review

The new Samsung Focus Flash may not be the most impressive device we've seen lately, but it does offer an overall decent value and comes in at a fair price. Announced back in September and available now the Focus Flash has a lot to offer like its bigger brother in the Focus S, but can it deliver with that small screen and mediocre camera? Find out below and enjoy some photos while you're at it.

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HTC Titan heading to AT&T on November 20

HTC Titan heading to AT&T on November 20

First unveiled back in September, the HTC Titan is one of Microsoft's most anticipated Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets and has now finally gotten an official launch date for November 20. The device will be heading to AT&T stores priced at $199 with a new two-year service agreement.

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Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify Windows Phone 7 app hands-on [Video]

Spotify for Windows Phone 7 has arrived in the Marketplace, and we wasted no time in breaking out the Nokia Lumia 800 and trying out the streaming music app. Announced yesterday, the app supports synchronized playlists with the desktop client, Spotify People friends updates, sharing via social networks and - most important for mobile use, perhaps - offline playback. Check out our video demo after the cut.

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Samsung VP Gavin Kim leaves to head Microsoft’s Windows Phone team

Samsung VP Gavin Kim leaves to head Microsoft’s Windows Phone team

Samsung's VP of consumer and enterprise services, Gavin Kim, is departing the company to join Microsoft as the general manager of the Windows Phone team. The two companies have been working towards a closer alliance, having recently inked a deal over Android patent issues. This move by Kim could further strengthen their ties and bring some of Samsung's success to boost confidence in Windows Phones.

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Windows Phone six stories tall appears in NYC [Videos]

Windows Phone six stories tall appears in NYC [Videos]

In a mobile landscape in which it appears that smartphones will just keep getting bigger and bigger, Microsoft has pulled out all the stops, creating this week a six story tall building shapes like a Windows Phone to wow the citizens of the Big Apple. This device is no Windows Phone per say, but a construct made to promote new Windows Phones on AT&T and T-Mobile and will feature different scenes throughout its lifespan such as life-size Plants vs. Zombies and live bands playing music. I'll take one!

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Windows Phone Mango gets Spotify

Windows Phone Mango gets Spotify

This week all you lovers of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform working with the newest version 7.5 Mango have the ability to use Spotify for the first time. Spotify is a streaming music group that works on several mobile platforms and desktop computers, and this version of Spotify promises to be the most optimized version for mobile yet. What you'll notice first and foremost is the fact that the app looks completely different from any other version of its diverse interface thus far release - Windows Phone intense!

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Samsung Focus Flash hands-on [Video]

Samsung Focus Flash hands-on [Video]

Today on the SlashGear test bench we have another neat Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device to show everyone. Announced back in September and hitting the shelves in just a few days is the Samsung Focus Flash and the Samsung Focus S. While very similar, today we'll be quickly showing you the smaller of the two, the Focus Flash. It may be smaller in size but the specs are very similar and this AMOLED packing smartphone both looks and feels impressive.

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