Windows Phone 8

HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

While the HTC One appears as a Google Edition and rumors persist of a Verizon model popping up soon, an image has appeared today that suggests an "M4" model might not be far behind. While the HTC One is part of a hero smartphone strategy that has HTC fulfilling their aim to centralize their aim in one ideal design, the M4 has appeared in system code and here, today, as a fully realized model - albeit in a blurry photo, too.

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Shazam hits Windows Phone 8 with Xbox Music support and Live Tiles

Shazam hits Windows Phone 8 with Xbox Music support and Live Tiles

Shazam has launched its first app for Windows Phone, with the new software supporting unlimited tagging as well as integration with Xbox Music and Nokia Music. The Windows Phone 8 app can identify songs playing around the phone and flag up artist, track name, and album; they can then jump over into Xbox Music and buy the track, or alternatively - if they're using a Lumia - Nokia Music to get the song.

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Samsung June 2013 “Premiere” event teases new Galaxy and ATIV devices

Samsung June 2013 “Premiere” event teases new Galaxy and ATIV devices

Samsung will bring a new batch of Galaxy and ATIV phones and tablets to play in a launch event in late June, the company has confirmed, teasing the new range ahead of its UK debut. The event, to be held in the evening of June 20 at London's Earl's Court Exhibition Center, has been dubbed "Samsung Premiere 2013" and will presumably see at least two devices added to the company's line-up.

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YouTube gets Google agreement for Windows Phone 8: official after all

YouTube gets Google agreement for Windows Phone 8: official after all

After a bit of a quarrel between Microsoft and Google over what kind of application they thought they were building for YouTube, they've shaken on a co-developed final iteration. If you've been using the Microsoft-made YouTube app recently, you may have noticed a change: advertisements were dropped, and you were even able to download videos for a while. Google didn't like that.

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Splashtop 2 released for Windows Phone 8: remote PC access at last

Splashtop 2 released for Windows Phone 8: remote PC access at last

Today Windows Phone 8 grabs the cross-platform app by the name of Splashtop, specifically the edition called "Splashtop 2" for remote PC control. What you'll be doing with this app - and what Android and iOS users have been doing for some time now - is gaining a live, interactive mirror of your PC's screen on your smartphone. While features for this app are limited in comparison with the Android and iPhone iterations, this release is certainly a good start.

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Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Now that Verizon has its own Nokia hero smartphone working with Windows Phone 8, it's high time the platform takes off, isn't it? At the moment, the Nokia Lumia 928 is one of the nicer Windows Phone 8 devices on the market, and if it weren't for the release of the Nokia Lumia 925 (having been revealed this month right on top of the 928), it'd be an easy thing to say that this is Nokia's finest effort to date with this OS. As it stands, this device is ready instead to be the heartiest Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the USA.

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Windows Phone comes 3rd in smartphones but Android keeps clear lead

Windows Phone comes 3rd in smartphones but Android keeps clear lead

Windows Phone has taken third place in the global smartphone OS shipments chart buoyed by Nokia's Lumia successes, new figures suggest, pushing BlackBerry into fourth place, but Microsoft's platform still languishes well behind Android and iOS. Google's Android is the clear smartphone OS marketshare leader, according to IDC, with a claimed 75-percent of the market in Q1 2013, while Apple's iOS has 17.3-percent.

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BBC brings iPlayer to Windows Phone 8

BBC brings iPlayer to Windows Phone 8

If you're a fan of BBC programming and use a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, BBC has announced that its iPlayer is now available for you to enjoy. While you may be thinking, cool a new app, this offering isn't an app as you might expect. BBC calls it an application, but it's a shortcut to the mobile optimized website, live tile, and media player.

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Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Hands-on with PureView photo samples

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 Hands-on with PureView photo samples

This week we've gotten our first opportunity to have a peek at the high-end Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, a device that takes Nokia's unique angle on Windows Phone 8 and brings it to the big red 4G LTE carrier. This machine works with 4G LTE / CDMA as well as HSPA+, this device prepared for global travel as Verizon devices are apt to do - more and more as the trend catches on, that is. This device is largely similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 released with AT&T earlier this year and has some distinct similarities with the other Nokia smartphone revealed in full this week: the Lumia 925.

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