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Budget-friendly phablet Nokia Lumia 1320 now available for pre-order in UK for £275

January 18, 2014 at 18:39 | By

Despite Nokia’s official website still still saying “coming soon,” the Nokia Lumia 1320 has popped up for pre-order form on-line retailer, MobiCity.

For only £275, you get your self an unlocked Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia phablet that boast of a 6in 720p display and a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The retailer claims to dispatch within 3 working days and also has the device available in there colours; yellow, blank and white.

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Nokia Lumia App Folder application for Windows Phone version 1.0.9.5 update quashes a few bugs

January 18, 2014 at 15:07 | By

The Nokia Lumia App Folder application for Windows Phone 8 has been updated to version 1.0.9.5. The update doesn’t bring additional functionality or features to write home about, except for bug fixes as mentioned in the change log that accompanies the update.

Nokia’s solution to Windows Phone 8′s lack of the ability to organize common applications by placing them a folder was to bring forth an application that almost does the job. We are pretty confident the feature is going to come with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but given that no one knows when the 8.1 update is turning up and Microsoft’s unwillingness to communicate the update’s availability to the Windows Phone community, the App Folder application is most welcome.

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Barclays Bank official application now in Windows Phone Store

January 17, 2014 at 10:19 | By

Regular readers will remember that Barclays Bank last year tweeted that they had begun creating an application for Windows Phone but stated that they didn’t expect it to be released before the end of the year (2013). A couple of weeks ago, they again mentioned on twitter that their application was going through testing and would be hitting the Windows Phone Store in the not-too-distant future.

The bank’s official application has finally hit the Windows Phone Store, making it easier for Windows Phone users who bank with Barclays to keep track of their ins and outs.

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Whatsapp application for Windows Phone 8 updated to version 2.11.356

January 12, 2014 at 12:49 | By

WhatsApp for Windows Phone 7.5 has been to updated to version 2.8.8. Along with the usual performance improvements, the update fixes the issue with reception of broadcast messages.

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Facebook Beta application for Windows Phone 7.x update brings performance improvements and bug fixes

January 12, 2014 at 11:38 | By

The Facebook Beta apllication for Windows Phone 7.x has been updated to version 3.2.0.7, bringing along perfomance improvement and bug fixes.

Although the Facebook official Facebook application has moved away from the truly metro design, it offers a much better experience and is at par with competing platforms’ versions, not just on looks, but on features and functionality too. Of course the application isn’t yet offering the same functionality as the iOS or Android versions, we confident that it won’t be long before it does.

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Nokia Lumia Black software update starts to rollout around the world from today

January 9, 2014 at 21:54 | By

Today Nokia announced that the Lumia Black software update will start to roll-out for Nokia Lumia WP8 owners around the world from today. The update brings new features, improvements in imaging, new apps and app updates from Microsoft and Nokia to make the Lumia smartphone experience even better.

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Windows Phone: How to install applications and games ‘not available in your country or region’

January 4, 2014 at 10:44 | By

If you’ve ever come across a Windows Phone application or game in the Windows Phone Store that you want so much, only to be met with an error message saying “The app is not available for your region,” you will know how a little bit frustrating it can be. This could be because the application you are trying to install is bit exclusive to a certain screen resolution, device specifications, OS version, manufacturer, network provider or country/region.

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Official Windows Phone 8 Barclays bank application on the way

January 3, 2014 at 13:58 | By

UK bank Barclays has again stated on Twitter that they will be launching a Windows Phone application in the not-too-distant future. You may recall that the bank initially tweeted that they had begun creating an application for Windows Phone but stated that they didn’t expect it to be released before the end of the year (2013).

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Low-end Windows Phone 8 devices far much better than cheap Androids and superseded iPhones

January 1, 2014 at 20:02 | By

I always wondered why people tend to gravitate towards cheap Androids and old iPhones when low-end Windows Phone devices (Nokia to be precise, and HTC to a lesser extent) offer a superior user experience and better hardware. Is it because people just don’t like Nokia or Microsoft any more? Is it because they still think Windows Phone is the same as Windows Mobile? Could it be the trojan thing? Or maybe it is the lack of brand-awareness that plagues the platform? My guess is that the answer is a combination of all of the above and more. Whatever it is, Microsoft needs to correct it if the platform is to truly compete with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms.

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Sony reportedly talking to Microsoft about launching a Windows Phone device in 2014

January 1, 2014 at 12:49 | By

It’s no secret that Sony – in its previous incarnation as Sony Ericsson – were invested in making a Windows Phone 7 device. If you are an avid Windows Phone fan you will have seen the Sony-Ericsson proto-type that did the rounds prior the Windows Phone 7.5 update called the “Jolie”. It seemed like the PlayStation company flirted with the idea of releasing a Windows Phone 7.5 device before bailing out at the last minute. The company continues to issue out equivocal statements regarding the possibility of joining the Windows Phone ecosystem.

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