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  • A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April
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    A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April

    By 19 April 2014

    It's a big week for phones. Not only has the developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 been unleashed - which, but of course, we've reviewed - but we've unveiled our review of the flagship Sony Xperia Z2. Waterproof, premium, powerful - is it the flagship...

  • How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK
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    How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK

    By 15 April 2014

    Here's a loaded question: how do you get Cortana voice assist on your Windows Phone 8 device in the UK? Technically you're supposed to wait until the second half of 2014 when Cortana will roll out as part of a Windows Phone 8.1 update. America will get...

  • Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it
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    Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana available now: Here's how to get it

    By 14 April 2014

    Microsoft has released the developers build of Windows Phone 8.1 months before it is expected to be rolled out publicly. It is strictly only available to the development community, but if you just cannot wait until the official final release hits your...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1020: What's the difference?
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    Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1020: What's the difference?

    By 4 April 2014

    Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 930, is packing a serious camera and some top-level specs. But it's still just a spin-off from the original smartphone super camera found on the Lumia 1020. But now Windows Phone's have quad-core support and...

  • Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?
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    Nokia Lumia 630 vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

    By 4 April 2014

    There's a lot of activity in the budget handset sector. Things were rolling along rather sedately until Motorola fired the disruptive Moto G into the mix. Recent reports suggest the Moto G has gained 6 per cent market share in a few months. Nokia is...

  • What's new in Windows Phone 8.1?
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    What's new in Windows Phone 8.1?

    By 3 April 2014

    Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, at its Build 2014 annual conference in San Francisco. Windows Phone 8 was introduced in October 2011. Three updates later and it was time for a major overhaul....

  • Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review
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    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review

    By 3 April 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 930 is a new flagship Windows Phone handset. Announced at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference, and available in June in the UK, the Lumia 930 is a global variation of the Lumia Icon, which launched on Verizon in the US recently. There's...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?
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    Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?

    By 2 April 2014

    Windows Phone is becoming a more and more compelling smartphone choice, with Nokia particularly leading the charge in bringing innovative features to Microsoft's mobile platform. The newest flagship device in the portfolio is the Nokia Lumia 930, announced...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 offers 20MP PureView camera, premium design
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    Nokia Lumia 930 offers 20MP PureView camera, premium design

    By 2 April 2014

    Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 930 at Build 2014, with Stephen Elop taking to the stage at the Microsoft conference. The new Nokia Lumia 930, previously rumoured, brings a design similar to that of the Lumia Icon recently launched in the US, with...

  • Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?
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    Windows Phone 8.1 release - when it is coming to my phone?

    By 2 April 2014

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will be rolling out to current Windows Phone 8 users in the next couple of months. As to when you will get it exactly, will depend of course on your operator and the manufacturer who makes your phone, however...

  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014
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    Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

    By 31 March 2014

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for...

  • Nokia Lumia 630 expected at Lumia Build event
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    Nokia Lumia 630 expected at Lumia Build event

    By 25 March 2014

    Nokia has scheduled an event at the start of Build, the Microsoft conference in San Francisco, on the 2 April. The company, which is still in the process of being bought by Microsoft, hasn't said what it will be announcing, however has stated that attendees...

  • Apple iPhone 5C outsold flagship Android, Windows Phone handsets last Christmas
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    Apple iPhone 5C outsold flagship Android, Windows Phone handsets last Christmas

    By 24 March 2014

    Apple's iPhone 5C apparently took pride of place under Christmas trees in 2013 as it outsold the competition, new data can reveal.  Although Apple doesn't break down sales of individual iPhone models, that hasn't stopped analysts taking apart Apple...

  • Verizon's next Windows Phone from Samsung leaked in press shot
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    Verizon's next Windows Phone from Samsung leaked in press shot

    By 17 March 2014

    Windows Phone's presence in the US is about to get a big bump from Samsung and Verizon.  The clearest leak yet for the Samsung Ativ SE that is headed to the US' largest carrier Big Red was shared over the weekend on EvLeaks' Twitter feed, a few weeks...

  • Facebook Messenger lands for Windows Phone - without voice messaging and chat heads
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    Facebook Messenger lands for Windows Phone - without voice messaging and chat heads

    By 5 March 2014

    Facebook and Microsoft announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 that a Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone is in the works. That app has now arrived - but it is missing a few noticeable features. Although Facebook Messenger brought most of its messaging...

  • Nokia Lumia 630 leaks as first Windows Phone with on-screen buttons
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    Nokia Lumia 630 leaks as first Windows Phone with on-screen buttons

    By 23 February 2014

    EvLeaks tweeted a photo on Sunday of what appears to be the first Windows Phone handset with software buttons, the Nokia 630.  It drops the usual Nokia capacitive touch buttons under the screen, for back, home, and search buttons built right into the...

  • LG: No Windows Phone devices for some time yet
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    LG: No Windows Phone devices for some time yet

    By 23 February 2014

    LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that although it has been a life-long partner for Microsoft's Windows Phone we shouldn't expect to see a new Windows Phone handset from the manufacturer any time soon. Talking to Pocket-lint at the pre-MWC launch event...

  • Microsoft announces wider hardware support for Windows Phone 8.1, more manufacturers
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    Microsoft announces wider hardware support for Windows Phone 8.1, more manufacturers

    By 23 February 2014

    Microsoft has used its press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona to reveal a few more details about Windows Phone 8.1. There will be an update to Windows Phone coming in spring 2014, with new devices, but the update will also be applicable...

  • Microsoft brings Bing Health & Fitness app to Windows Phone for handy tracking
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    Microsoft brings Bing Health & Fitness app to Windows Phone for handy tracking

    By 17 February 2014

    Microsoft launched its Bing Health & Fitness app on Windows Phone 8, after its launch with Windows 8.1 last year. It marks the final Windows 8.1 app to be brought over to the Windows Phone platform, and a beta version is now available on the Windows...

  • Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today
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    Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today

    By 14 February 2014

    So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2014, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update...

  • Microsoft 'seriously considering' adding Android apps to Windows and Windows Phone, says report
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    Microsoft 'seriously considering' adding Android apps to Windows and Windows Phone, says report

    By 12 February 2014

    Microsoft is "seriously considering" adding Android application support to its Windows Phone and Windows desktop software, according to The Verge. The move is being discussed in depth at the Redmond-based company, according to the report, with opinions...

  • Windows Phone 8.1 leak shows notification centre for first time
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    Windows Phone 8.1 leak shows notification centre for first time

    By 9 February 2014

    The first screenshots of the notification centre coming to Windows Phone 8.1 have leaked, thanks to a confidential email sent at Microsoft picked up by Winphollowers. The screenshots show Microsoft will market its notification centre as "Action Center"...

  • Samsung 'Huron' Windows Phone crosses FCC desk, headed for Verizon
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    Samsung 'Huron' Windows Phone crosses FCC desk, headed for Verizon

    By 8 February 2014

    The unannounced Samsung 'Huron', or SM-W750V, has crossed the desk of the FCC, confirming its existence just in case you had any shred of doubt. The FCC document didn't reveal too many details about the supposed 5-inch handset, but does indicate Verizon...

  • Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO
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    Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO

    By 4 February 2014

    Microsoft's CEO search is finally over: Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO starting today. Nadella, who until yesterday served as Microsoft's executive vice-president of the Cloud and Enterprise group, is not a widely known name across tech media...

  • Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'
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    Samsung 'planning new Windows Phone for Verizon'

    By 3 February 2014

    Samsung and Verizon are pairing up for a new Windows Phone stateside, according to EvLeaks. The handset is said to carry model number SM-W750V with a codename "Huron". Given Samsung's strong Android devotion, it will be the manufacturer's first Windows...