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Microsoft teases IFA phone: “Selfie” Lumia incoming?

Microsoft teases IFA phone: “Selfie” Lumia incoming?

Microsoft has begun teasing its next smartphone launch, bringing a new model to IFA 2014 which could be the previously-rumored "selfie" Windows Phone. "Ready for more?" the Microsoft invitation asks, going on to suggest that press "join us for more face time" at an event on September 4th.

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You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and while the preview is intended to be used by developers to get their apps up to speed with the new version, it's also available to anyone who wants to get a taste of what's coming. The new version began showing up on devices registered to Microsoft's App Studio program today, the same route by which the company gave pre-final access to Windows Phone 8.1 itself back in April.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Live Folders in action

Windows Phone 8.1 Live Folders in action

Microsoft has already confirmed that Live Folders are actually a thing, so all that's left now is for the first Windows Phone 8.1 update to start rolling out to users (though developers will be getting a taste of it much sooner). In the meantime, if you've been wondering what this Live Folder thing is all about, the following pair of videos give a glimpse of what it can do.

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone pictured: leaked by Verizon

HTC One M8 with Windows Phone pictured: leaked by Verizon

It would appear that someone at Verizon has made a relatively large "oops" this afternoon as an image of the next HTC smartphone has leaked from their very own servers. This device will very likely have similar specifications to that of the HTC One (M8) with Android released earlier this year.

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BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

As if to say "we’re never, ever going to go away," BlackBerry has released a BBM app for Windows Phone. While we can’t in good conscience suggest that this will change the ailing phone companies’ fortunes, it does show tenacity of spirit. This is the last of the major phone operating systems to not have a BBM app yet - and now it’s done!

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HTC outs August 19th launch: One W8 Windows Phone?

HTC outs August 19th launch: One W8 Windows Phone?

HTC will hold an event on August 19th in New York City, where the recently rumored Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 may well make its official debut. Invitations to the launch were sent out this morning, and come amid speculation over the past few days of a "One (W8) for Windows" handset that would build on the metal-bodied Android flagship.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Windows Phone 8.1 update to bring Cortana to more markets

Yesterday we saw some of the new features coming to Windows Phone devices by way of the first update to version 8.1. Now we're being given a more detailed look at some of those features, including some that we haven't heard about yet. Primary among this is that Cortana, Microsoft's own virtual personal assistant, will be making her (or its) maiden voyage outside the US, primarily to China and the UK.

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HTC One W8 or (M8) for tipped Windows Phone

HTC One W8 or (M8) for tipped Windows Phone

Though not extremely official at the moment, it would appear that the HTC Windows Phone environment is about to get a lot more metal. While previous releases in Windows Phone 8 from HTC have been colorful and soft-rubbery, the next release has been tipped to replicate the HTC One (M8).

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New Windows Phones said to push PureView and “selfies”

New Windows Phones said to push PureView and “selfies”

Microsoft may have killed off its Windows Phone flagship but there are two new phones waiting in the wings for imminent release, it's said, including one unofficially dubbed a "selfie phone." The two handsets were shown off internally during a meeting at Microsoft, insiders claim, and are believed to be codenamed Superman and Tesla.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone released

Fitbit for Windows Phone released

Fitbit for Windows Phone has launched, bringing support for the popular fitness tracker to Microsoft's smartphone platform. The new software not only acts as a companion for synchronizing wearables like the Fitbit Flex, but can also do basic step tracking in its own right, with some tweaks to take advantage of Windows Phone's UI.

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Microsoft smacks Siri in Cortana comparison ad

Microsoft smacks Siri in Cortana comparison ad

Microsoft may be playing catch-up with Windows Phone, but it clearly believes it has an ace in the hole with Cortana, pitting it against Siri in a new commercial. The ad isn't quite a side-by-side comparison, rather Microsoft's attempt to highlight exactly what a Windows Phone 8.1 device with its virtual assistant can do that an iPhone's counterpart service can't.

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Nadella Has Only Two Possible Outcomes: Hero or Loser

Nadella Has Only Two Possible Outcomes: Hero or Loser

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, has found himself in a rather difficult position. While he has charted a path for Microsoft and talked of the ways he believes the company could succeed in the future (hint: it’s all about the cloud and mobile), he’s also made some drastic steps.

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