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Microsoft details Windows Phone 8’s ticking clock (but Nokia disagrees)

Microsoft details Windows Phone 8’s ticking clock (but Nokia disagrees)

Microsoft has confirmed the dates it will end official software support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8, with both smartphone platforms set to run out of mainstream support in mid-2014. In fact, both phone OS versions will get eighteen months of Microsoft love in total, the company says, with Windows Phone 7.8 ironically outlasting its more capable successor because of its delayed launch.

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Nokia rolls out Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumia users running 7.5

Nokia rolls out Windows Phone 7.8 update to Lumia users running 7.5

Updating one's smartphone to a newer software version is always fun, and so some Nokia Lumia users have a reason to be happy today. Nokia is in the process of rolling out a WP 7.8 update for Lumia users who are running Windows Phone 7.5. For those with the Lumia models slated for the update, you'll be seeing a notification soon if you haven't already received it.

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Windows Phone 7.8 update landing on January 31

Windows Phone 7.8 update landing on January 31

Those of you who have been waiting for the long-rumored Windows Phone 7.8 update to arrive have been given a reason to smile, as its roll out has seemingly confirmed for later this month. Windows Phone Colombia spilled the beans in a post to its Facebook page, saying that phones running Windows Phone 7.5 should be getting the update to 7.8 starting on January 31. That's a little more than a week away, so hopefully what we're hearing from Windows Phone Colombia is accurate.

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Windows Phone 7.8 leaked for Lumia 510, 800, and 900

Windows Phone 7.8 leaked for Lumia 510, 800, and 900

Windows Phone 7.8 (build 8858.12560) was leaked on Navifirm last night, making the upgrade available to Lumia 510, Lumia 800, and Lumia 900 users. This gives users quite a jump on the eventual official update, which isn't slated to begin rolling out until "early 2013," according to Microsoft. The update brings with it an ensemble of new features.

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Windows Phone 7.8 due in early 2013

Windows Phone 7.8 due in early 2013

Windows Phone 8 might be out in full force now, but the Windows Phone 7 series is still carrying on and will see an update to version 7.8 sometime early next year, according to Microsoft. The update will include resizable Live Tiles and new lock screen options. Microsoft says that the update will roll out "to as many devices as possible."

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Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Those of you wanting to get in on the Windows Phone game with Nokia's next-generation smartphone lineup but don't want to shell out the cash might be happy with what's been leaked today - a Nokia Lumia 510. I emphasize "might", especially since this device has been tipped as coming with Windows Phone 7.8, the version that was revealed with Windows Phone 8 with nearly - but not quite - the same features as the futuristic Microsoft mobile OS. This device has been spotted in a blurry photo and in hands-on video format.

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Windows Phone may feature curved “Arc” keyboard

Windows Phone may feature curved “Arc” keyboard

Microsoft showed off all the new features of Windows Phone 8 at its Summit event a couple of weeks ago, but is the company planning to introduce a new keyboard as well? WMPoweruser has been handed a picture of a new keyboard from a Microsoft Research presentation, showing a curved approach that would match the user's thumb placement.

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Windows Phone 7.5 getting official web presence

Windows Phone 7.5 getting official web presence

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for the mobile sect of their world have promised a dedicated homepage for Windows Phone version 7.8 specifically. This page will be the future home for Windows Phone 7.8 news, not unlike the page that currently exists for Windows Phone 7.5 and brings with it some excitement surrounding this nearly-next release of the Windows Phone platform. While the next wave of Microsoft smartphones will be rolling out with Windows Phone 8, you'll be back on Windows Phone 7.8, and you're going to like it, whether you think you want to or not.

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Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen shown off on video

Windows Phone 7.8 Start Screen shown off on video

Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system may not be the most popular on the market, but the software giant is constantly tweaking things to make the smartphone operating system better. A new version of Windows Phone is being worked on right now, and version 7.8 will bring a new start screen that looks interesting. The video here is from Microsoft's Ben Rudolph and shows a Nokia Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8.

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