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Huawei to continue building Windows Phone devices despite Microsoft hardware plans

Huawei to continue building Windows Phone devices despite Microsoft hardware plans

For a while Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei was in contention to purchase Nokia's hardware business. That's the same hardware business that Microsoft itself ended up purchasing in a bid to get its own smartphone hardware manufacturing operation. In the past, Microsoft hardware partners have taken issue with Microsoft stepping into the hardware realm.

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Microsoft prepping Cortana to compete with Google Now and Siri

Microsoft prepping Cortana to compete with Google Now and Siri

Android users have Google Now, iPhone users have Siri and assuming these latest reports prove to be accurate, Windows Phone users will have Cortana. Well, more specifically, Windows Phone users will have a digital personal assistant that competes with Google Now and Siri. For now the Cortana name appears to be nothing more than a code, but final name aside -- the evidence does appear to be mounting.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

In a move that's sure to bring on a couple of double-takes from prospective Nokia Lumia 1020 users on the fence about pre-orders in the UK, Nokia is bringing the full monty in one swing. Starting this week - today, the 12th, to be exact - Nokia will be attempting to tap the market with a pre-order package that includes the Nokia Camera Grip, wireless charging back cover, wireless charging plate, and a tripod, along with the Nokia Lumia 1020 itself.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 images leak again

Nokia Lumia 1520 images leak again

It seems like every time I look around some new images of the unannounced Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet are turning up. This time around, the leaked images are of higher quality than the images we saw back in late August. So far, there has been no official confirmation of any features of the device but plenty of rumored specifications have surfaced.

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Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

Football season is here and Microsoft wants to be a big part of it, redefining the way sports fans experience the game. When Microsoft unveiled its next-gen gaming console, it also announced a partnership with NFL to bring a new football experience in your living room. Now we're getting more information about new features that will be hitting not only the Xbox One but the Surface tablet as well.

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Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

Nokia design VP ousting first sign of Microsoft-lead aesthetic change

As Microsoft acquires Nokia's phone business, a shuffle of industry players is happening - starting with Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's soon-to-be-former executive VP of design. An announcement of this departure was made just as the Nokia-Microsoft deal was made, with added note that Ahtisaari will be replaced by Stefan Pannenbecker - a man who up until this announcement was the Nokia VP of Industrial Design. This change-up will be made in November of this year, with word of Ahtisaari leaving to "pursue entrepreneurial opportunities."

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Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Nokia’s Stephen Elop is a candidate for Microsoft CEO position

Late last evening, Microsoft revealed that it will be acquiring Nokia's Devices & Services division, along with licensing its patents and mapping service. Among the details was one lesser-proclaimed reality -- Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping down from his position and taking up one within Microsoft, making him an "internal candidate" as a possible replacement to Microsoft CEO Ballmer.

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