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Nokia Lumia 800 is jet fighter tough, survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test

Nokia Lumia 800 is jet fighter tough, survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test

Nokia has touted before that its Lumia 800 Windows Phone is made from the same material used in real life jet fighters, but NokNok has now put that claim to the test. Since taking the Lumia 800 for an actual nose dive in a jet wasn't an option, the team instead threw the device into a MACH 5 wind tunnel. And yes, it survived and phoned home just fine after the extreme test. You can watch the video after the cut.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Entertainment Bundle available early, now at Microsoft Stores

Nokia Lumia 800 Entertainment Bundle available early, now at Microsoft Stores

For those of you who can't wait to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 800, you no longer have to wait until February 26 for the special bundle. Nokia and Microsoft have decided to release the Nokia Lumia 800 Entertainment Bundle early, making them available now exclusively at Microsoft's retail stores nationwide.

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Windows Phone Marketplace launches in five new countries

Windows Phone Marketplace launches in five new countries

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Phone Marketplace is opening up in five new countries. Those countries include Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, and the Philippines. Users in these regions will have to make sure their devices are updated to Windows Phone 7.5 in order to access the Marketplace.

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Windows Phone Skype app tipped for late-Feb launch

Windows Phone Skype app tipped for late-Feb launch

Microsoft is dogfooding its Windows Phone Skype app, it's suggested, with employees supposedly able to download a test version of the VoIP software to their smartphones ahead of a potential MWC 2012 debut. The much-anticipated app has been brought up to speed with Windows Phone's Metro UI, insiders tell The Verge, with a dual-column contacts grid, though no integration with the platform's People hub.

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Nokia Lumia 900 ready for pre-orders now in Microsoft stores

Nokia Lumia 900 ready for pre-orders now in Microsoft stores

The Nokia Lumia 900 is now ready for pre-orders from Microsoft's retail stores in the US. The much anticipated Windows Phone will be an AT&T exclusive, resembling an over-sized version of the elegant Lumia 800. The device is expected to launch on March 18, although the date hasn't been officially confirmed yet.

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Nokia Lumia 910 with 12MP camera rumored for May

Nokia Lumia 910 with 12MP camera rumored for May

The AT&T exclusive Nokia Lumia 900 was rumored to be heading to the UK sans LTE sometime in June, but now a new claim by mobile insider Eldar Murtazin suggests that it could be replaced by a new model called the Nokia Lumia 910. Murtazin claims that this model has an upgraded camera and is set to hit Europe in May.

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HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T surfaces

HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T surfaces

An image purported to be that of the HTC Radiant has surfaced, although details on the rumored LTE Windows Phone remains a mystery. We talked about the phone in late December when Paul Thurrott had tipped that the device would be heading to AT&T along with the Samsung Mandel, both LTE Windows Phone handsets.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango gets new Xbox Live games for 2012

Microsoft has revealed new Xbox Live game titles for its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. The complete list of games is posted on the Windows Phone 7.5 Games web page, most of which the company had revealed before. But since the New Year, Microsoft has added four new titles that should have mobile gamers excited. They include the Age of Zombies, Bullet Asylum, geoDefense Swarm, and Tamagotchi.

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Nokia Lumia 900 “AT&T Ace” specs revealed

Nokia Lumia 900 “AT&T Ace” specs revealed

Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone flagship, the Lumia 900 aka the AT&T Nokia Ace, has been further detailed in another pre-CES leak. The roughly 4.3-inch WVGA smartphone will squeeze an 8-megapixel camera and 1,830 mAh battery into a near-12mm thick case, Pocketnow's sources claim, with the Ace/900 weighing just 18g more than the 3.7-inch Lumia 800 at 160g.

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iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 both beat Nokia Lumia 800 in browser benchmarks

iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 both beat Nokia Lumia 800 in browser benchmarks

Despite Microsoft's claims earlier this year that its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices running IE 9 would beat out mobile Safari in browser benchmark tests, the latest video comparison uploaded by 359gsm shows quite the opposite. Placed side by side, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 both beat out the Nokia Lumia 800.

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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50k apps, here’s three anchors that matter

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50k apps, here’s three anchors that matter

When it comes to applications for the mobile platform, it's essentially the same situation for any device ecosystem as it is for a mall: anchor stores are necessary to keep the whole structure active - and the same is true of the Windows Phone Marketplace which just this week hit 50,000 apps. This isn't the highest amount of apps in a mobile market, not by a long shot, but with an environment for apps that is, as many Windows Phone fans will tell you, still developing, it's certainly a milestone to be proud of. What you've got to keep this all anchored down is a set of apps that everyone wants, everyone needs! Let's have a brief look at what those are.

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Microsoft claims 3,200 users bashed Android for free Windows Phone

Microsoft claims 3,200 users bashed Android for free Windows Phone

Earlier this week, Microsoft capitalized on the Android malware issues of late by offering free Windows Phones to Android users that shared the virus "horror stories" they've experienced on Google's platform. The call to action via Twitter used the hashtag #droidrage and got quite a response, now with more than 3,200 respondents.

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