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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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Google lawyer: Microsoft patent hype is because WP7 is failing

Google lawyer: Microsoft patent hype is because WP7 is failing

Google's patent counsel has accused Microsoft of aggressively using patent licensing as a stand-in for product innovation, suggesting that Android OEMs have been pressured into cutting deals with Microsoft because the company is afraid its own products have been "marginalized." Lawyer Tim Porter told SFGate that he did not feel Android development had been impacted by the multiple lawsuits going on around intellectual property in mobile, but was concerned that "the more people get distracted with litigation, the less they'll be inventing."

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Samsung Focus S Hands-on round-up

Samsung Focus S Hands-on round-up

This week Samsung and AT&T have re-revealed a couple of devices that'll be released on the 6th of this month, both of them Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the Focus S and the Focus Flash. The Focus Flash is a mid-range device that'll be released for $49.99 on-contract and the Focus S, which we'll be looking at today, is a device that's much more comparable to the Galaxy S II, a hero device for Android, and will be going for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Have a peek below at how this device adds up.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

There's a whole lot riding on the Lumia 800. Nokia's first Windows Phone and the handset that will usher in - so the company hopes - a new era of smartphone relevance and a turnaround in fortunes. Question is, will the Lumia 800 be Finnish enough for long-time followers as well as mainstream enough for a new audience of smartphone users. Symbian may not have been universally appealing, but at least it was unique; has Nokia sidelined its independence alongside its faithful old platform? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Nokia Lumia 800 Unboxing

Nokia Lumia 800 Unboxing

Now that was quick: announced on Wednesday last week, already the Nokia Lumia 800 is here on the SlashGear test bench. Availability in-store will take a week or so more, but we couldn't wait to get to grips with the Finn's first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset. The smartphone on which much of Nokia's future rests, there's a whole lot riding on reviewers - and shoppers - falling for the polycarbonate unibody allure.

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HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC has confirmed it will launch two new smartphones in November, one of which is expected to be the HTC Rezound aka the first Beats Audio enabled device for the US market. Speaking during the financial results call with investors today, having announced $625m profit in Q3 earlier today, HTC revealed its plans for two device launches next month, though failed to specify which platforms they would run on.

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Nokia World 2011 Wrap-up

Nokia World 2011 Wrap-up

Nokia World 2011 has come and gone, a pivotal event for the cellphone giant and one which, while not answering every question we had about the company's Windows Phone future, at least demonstrated that it's taking its evolution very seriously. Vincent has already shared his opinion of the show from a US perspective, highlighting the wins and near-misses Nokia made in convincing a North American audience it has legs; now it's time for our customary Nokia World wrap-up.

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Samsung Focus S and Flash WP7 Mango phones headed to AT&T on November 6

Samsung Focus S and Flash WP7 Mango phones headed to AT&T on November 6

AT&T will be launching Samsung's upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets, the Focus S and the Focus Flash, on November 6. The carrier made the announcement today via its Facebook page, revealing that the Samsung Focus Flash will be priced at a very budget-friendly $49.99 while the Samsung Focus S will be priced at $199.99. And of course that's each with a new two-year service agreement plus a $15 minimum data plan.

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Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

Nokia World 2011: The US Perspective

This week was a big one in mobile, plus I lost my virginity. Nokia World 2011 took place in London, my first time at the show, with the company revealing the Windows Phone handsets its bet the farm on. We've covered the event in previous years here on SlashGear, but for the first time it felt like there was some relevance in what Nokia was doing to the US market. I've left the UK, and the show, with plenty of unanswered questions and mixed opinions about Nokia - and Windows Phone - moving forward.

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Windows Phone Mango roll-out 100% says Microsoft

Windows Phone Mango roll-out 100% says Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that all "eligible" Windows Phones are now having the Mango update pushed out to them, bringing each up to speed with the new version of the platform preloaded onto handsets like the freshly unveiled Nokia Lumia 800. According to Microsoft's useful "Where's my update?" site, both US and international carriers across the board are now pushing out Windows Phone 7.5, albeit with one or two lingering exceptions.

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Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Compare and Contrast

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Compare and Contrast

It's time to take a look at both of the new Windows Phone enabled devices Nokia has announced today at Nokia World 2011, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. While both devices do run the newest version of Windows Phone, that being version 7.5 Mango, thats where the perfect consistency ends. Nokia has made two different devices here for two different crowds - see if you can tell which is aimed at who!

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Nokia Lumia 710 Hands-on

Nokia Lumia 710 Hands-on

We admit, the Lumia 800 grabbed out attention from the start, but that's not to say the Nokia Lumia 710 is any less important in the grand scheme of the company's smartphone regeneration. The lower-cost half of the WinPho double-punch, the Lumia 710 sticks closer to Nokia's existing design language but still offers tidbits like ClearBlack and Nokia Music. Read on for our first impressions.

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