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Microsoft admits Windows Phone NFC gaffe

Microsoft admits Windows Phone NFC gaffe

Microsoft has backtracked on suggestions that NFC lies dormant and unused in Windows Phone 7, admitting that the short-range wireless technology won't actually arrive in the platform until 2012. Windows Phone support for NFC - which is most commonly used for short-range data transfers and wireless payments - was mistakenly confirmed by a Microsoft UK product manager in an interview last week; now, the company tells WinRumors that NFC is merely "coming" to models expected in the new year.

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Lenovo confirms Windows Phone device for second half of 2012

Lenovo confirms Windows Phone device for second half of 2012

Lenovo confirmed today that it has plans to release a Windows Phone device during the second half of 2012. It's not too surprising since rumors had persisted about a Lenovo Windows Phone and an image had leaked last month purported to be of such a device. The authenticity of the leaked image was confirmed today by Lenovo's LePhone Product Manager, Yue Chen, during an interview with iMobile.

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Nokia to ship just 500k Windows Phones in 2011

Nokia to ship just 500k Windows Phones in 2011

Nokia's Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset made a big flashy debut, but analysts offer a disappointing shipment forecast for the device. Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu notes that the buzz level on the Lumia 800 is just about level as the Nokia N8, which was also a top-of-the-line item for the company but turned out to be a dud.

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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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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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