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Huawei dumps Windows Phone

Bad news for Microsoft as it has emerged that Chinese handset makers Huawei has dumped Windows Phone – and won’t be releasing any more phones running Microsoft’s operating system. The reason? Money, of course – with Huawei’s Richard Yu telling the Wall Street Journal that: “We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade …

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James O'MalleyHuawei dumps Windows Phone
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Spotify now free on Windows Phone

Music streaming service Spotify is now free on the Windows Phone app, after unveiling an ad-supported and shuffle-mode which came to iOS and Android earlier this year. Previously, Windows Phone users were only able to stream via the Spotify app with a premium subscription, which includes ad-free mobile and offline listening. Now, Windows Phone streams free through the shuffle play …

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Windows Phone HTC One M8 is official!

The rumours were true! HTC has announced a new version of the HTC One M8 – which runs Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android. Hardware-wise the phone appears to be identical to its Android counterpart, coming complete with the M8’s clever dual-focusing camera and Samsung-taunting full metal body. And though the phone will be a Windows Phone, HTC is porting …

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James O'MalleyWindows Phone HTC One M8 is official!
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Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download for free. Here’s how the …

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WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple’s Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple’s Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a series of commands which Cortana is able to intelligently process, while Siri struggles. Watch the ad below …

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Stuart O'ConnorWATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri
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Where to get the Nokia 930 in the UK

The Nokia 930 is out in the UK today and is probably Microsoft’s new flagship device. Sporting a full-HD 5″ screen, 2.2ghz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20MP camera, it certainly packs a punch. But where you can you pick it up? According to Microsoft, the phone will be available from Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon …

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James O'MalleyWhere to get the Nokia 930 in the UK

Spotify Windows Phone 8 app leaps out of beta, bolsters offline playlist support

A new update for music-streaming service Spotify's Windows Phone 8 app has been released today, finally bringing the app out of the beta testing phase and bringing with it a host of new features. Version 2.0.4933.0 is now available to…

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Samsung smartphones now account for nearly half of all sold in Europe

Got a smartphone? Live in Europe? Then there's a good chance you've got one of Samsung's many smartphones sitting in your pocket. New data shows that nearly half of all smartphones sold in Europe now come out of Samsung's stable….

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BlackBerry 10 can't stop Windows Phone overtaking as third-most used smartphone OS, Android still king

There's no shaking Google's Android and Apple's iOS from first and second place respectively at the top of the smartphone user number rankings charts, but the battle for third place is a corker. The latest stats have just come in…

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Gerald LynchBlackBerry 10 can't stop Windows Phone overtaking as third-most used smartphone OS, Android still king