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I can finally recommend Windows Phone

I can finally recommend Windows Phone

It’s taken a while - two major generations and a couple of updates - but Windows Phone finally feels ready to take on Android and iOS with confidence. I’ve always had a soft-spot for the platform, and appreciated its minimalistic UI charms and quiet simplicity, even as I’ve been frustrated by its incomplete feature list and patchy third-party app support. Now, with Windows Phone 8.1, I feel like that quiet enthusiasm can spill over into actively recommending it Microsoft’s OS as a legitimate option.

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Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

With the Nokia Lumia 930, the company is bringing the device otherwise known as the Lumia Icon to the international market. Here the device won’t just be headed for Verizon, instead moving outward. Onstage at BUILD 2014, Stephen Elop made clear that the Icon would "continue to be [their] focus in the USA."

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Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

This week Stephen Elop himself stepped onstage at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference to introduce the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. The Nokia Lumia 635 is the 4G LTE-enabled version of the device, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, a 4.5-inch display, and what Elop described as "more operator support ... than any other Lumia device to-date."

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Nokia Lumia 630 leaked with Windows 8.1, dual-SIM, dual-standby

Nokia Lumia 630 leaked with Windows 8.1, dual-SIM, dual-standby

At this year’s Microsoft BUILD conference we’re likely to see the following device appear for the first time. Taking on many of the newest specifications outlined at MWC 2014 for Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 630 arrives with a 4.5-inch display with WVGA resolution and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 under the hood. This device will also appear with a chassis that’s thinner than the Lumia 920 while sitting at a height that’s essentially equal to the older phone.

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Nokia Lumia 630 leak reveals Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia Lumia 630 leak reveals Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone offerings come in a variety of flavors, each similar to the other but unique in their own ways. Among them all is what appears to be an upcoming budget handset option, the Nokia Lumia 630, which has had a few specifications leak on the Chinese website Baidu.

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BBM for Windows Phone coming summer 2014

BBM for Windows Phone coming summer 2014

BBM, BlackBerry's instant-messaging service, will arrive on Windows Phone over the summer, the Canadian company has confirmed, as it tries to further push the app as a cross-platform tool. The app - the Android version of which will also come preloaded on the new Nokia X line of smartphones, also announced today - will support the same functionality as its counterparts on BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Android, including BBM Voice.

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Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

There's no small amount of irony in Microsoft, locked in a fierce battle to claw smartphone market share from Google, buying Nokia and getting a brand new Android handset in the bargain. The Nokia X - in fact the first of a family of Android-based devices - is slipping out to market just ahead of Microsoft's acquisition closing, but you could be forgiven for assuming axing the X would be the first task on Satya Nadella's to-do list. The truth may be slightly more unusual, however, and SlashGear sat down with Jussi Nevanlinna, VP of product marketing for Nokia's Mobile Phones division, to find out why Nokia X might not just survive, but flourish under Microsoft's care.

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Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Nokia Lumia Icon Review

Verizon has needed a new Windows Phone 8 flagship, and Nokia was the obvious choice to deliver it. Don't mistake the Lumia Icon for a side-thought in Nokia's smartphone schemes, however. On paper, at least, it takes the key things we loved from AT&T's Lumia 1520, and distills them down to a more hand-friendly scale. Does reality live up to those high expectations? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Aio Wireless to expand offerings with Moto G and more

Aio Wireless to expand offerings with Moto G and more

Following its plan adjustments earlier this month, Aio Wireless has announced the expansion of its product offerings with three additional smartphones: the Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and the ZTE Sonata 4G. The ZTE is available now, but the other two aren't set to arrive until February 14.

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Nokia media-centric phone teaser likely to be Verizon Lumia 929 Icon

Nokia media-centric phone teaser likely to be Verizon Lumia 929 Icon

Nokia has begun teasing its latest device, promising something with an emphasis on audio quality that will be revealed soon. The clip - which opens with the tagline "Have you heard what's coming?" and then promises that soon Nokia fans will be able to "See and hear what you've been missing", over a backing track of engine and race-car noises - gives no real indication of what device it might be referring to, though some are suggesting it may be for the much-rumored Nokia Lumia 929 Icon with Rich Recording.

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Nokia’s Cinemagraph update brings GIF export

Nokia’s Cinemagraph update brings GIF export

There's an update for the app called Cinemagraph out there this week that allows the user to export the media created by the app through the camera of the mobile device it's on. With the original release of Cinemagraph, users were able to share their moving-image creations with the ecosystem created for the app itself. With this release, the app is opened up to a much more free system.

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Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia's net sales in the last quarter of 2013 rose 18-percent compared to Q3, but the company still ended the year down €12.7bn ($17.4bn) compared to 2012. "The fourth quarter of 2013 was a watershed moment in Nokia's history" interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa said today, arguing that the three businesses Nokia will be left with after selling off its Devices & Services division to Microsoft all had "healthy" operating margins.

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