Windows Phone 8

Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

Nokia HERE Auto brings end-to-end solution to the dash

With HERE Auto, Nokia has made it clear that they're not going to be left behind in the smart automobile business. They've introduced a full end-to-end solution in a variety of apps that takes the work they've done with navigations systems and applies it to a collection of services, both in-dash on next-generation cars and from your smartphone - Nokia Lumia smartphone, that is* - right from your pocket. *Of course part of this system isn't just limited to Lumias - HERE Auto Companion also works on Android.

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Telenav Scout navigation app hits Windows Phone 8

Telenav Scout navigation app hits Windows Phone 8

After years of keeping watch over the likes of Android and iOS in the premium GPS navigation realm, the folks at Telenav have revealed their intentions with their current brand Scout for Windows Phone 8. This Scout app has been optimized for the Windows Phone 8 environment, taking its already diverse user interface and giving it some Microsoft-flavored aesthetics. This app takes what the older Windows Phone version of Telenav was and douses it - Scout is an entirely new and refined look at the way a navigation app can look, feel, and provide for you in your automobile.

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Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft and AT&T are teaming up with Delta Airlines to provide flight attendants with Windows Phone 8 devices to use on board flights. The phones will handle a slew of responsibilities, including handling credit cards and make in-flight purchases. The phones will also handle passenger manifestos, frequent flyer info, connecting gate updates, and flight attendant scheduling updates.

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Nokia Bandit 6-inch “phablet” tipped to debut Windows Phone 1080p

Nokia Bandit 6-inch “phablet” tipped to debut Windows Phone 1080p

Nokia is working on a 6-inch Windows Phone "phablet" internally codenamed Bandit, and with a launch expected on AT&T before the end of 2013, sources claim. The 1080p smartphone may well be the first Windows Phone to pack a Full HD display, The Verge's insiders say, while inside there's a step up in processing grunt teased, with Bandit also expected to pack a quadcore processor from Qualcomm's Snapdragon line-up. Meanwhile, while it falls short of Lumia 1020-style PureView optics, there's apparently no shortage of megapixels.

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YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

User of the Windows Phone mobile operating system glad that the Microsoft-made YouTube app was reinstated recently with approval by Google will be disappointed this afternoon: it's gone again. Now the two companies are tossing punches online, releasing statements in kind over the reasons for their continued dispute. It would appear that the whole mess comes down to one coding issue: HTML5.

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Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Another wave of rumors surrounds Nokia's (unconfirmed) plans for a next-generation "phablet" sized device in the near future, currently code-named Nokia Lumia 1080. This name would fit right in with the Nokia Lumia 1020, a device revealed just this past month and released to AT&T with a 41-megapixel camera in tow. Releasing a device with a display bigger than the already massive Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch display would put the company squarely in front of devices like the LG Optimus G Pro.

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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Thought Samsung has long since moved on from the second-generation Galaxy and tech news in general forgets about essentially any phone (even the Lumia 520) almost without fail once they've been out for a short period of time, there's a battle going on at T-Mobile between these two machines. Both the Nokia Lumia 521 (as it's called when you see it working with T-Mobile) and the Samsung Galaxy S II are currently tagged "Top Seller" on the carrier's stock listings, this honor only otherwise given to the HTC One and iPhone 5 at this very moment. What makes this set of devices so special?

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