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Windows Phone 8 to Have Internet Explorer 10

Windows Phone 8 to Have Internet Explorer 10

Instead of getting a brand new web browser for their latest mobile operating system, Microsoft preferred to introduce Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone devices, and the move is being highly appreciated. The latest version of Internet Explorer looks greatly upgraded and much better than its previous version that came along with Mango. In fact,

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Wallet for Windows Phone 8 Announced

Wallet for Windows Phone 8 Announced

In yesterday’s Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft also introduced Wallet for the upcoming Windows Phone 8 along with other fascinating features. Wallet makes use of two different features and combines them into one. One is the support of near-field communication (NFC) for transactions and the other one is an account manager to credit cards, flier passes

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Integrated Enterprise Features with Windows Phone 8

Integrated Enterprise Features with Windows Phone 8

At the Windows Phone Summit held today, Microsoft made an announcement that the Windows Phone 8, the next-gen OS, will be integrated with enterprise features, such as shared Windows core with a trusted source, encryption, secure boot and also, IT management of the device. The Vice-President of the Company, Joe Belfiore, could find out that

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Windows Phone 8 to Use of Nokia Maps with Turn-by-Turn Offline Map Support

Windows Phone 8 to Use of Nokia Maps with Turn-by-Turn Offline Map Support

For all those users who had to get onto their Lumia devices so as to get the Nokia’s map expertise, they will no longer have to do this. Microsoft made an announcement that Windows Phone 8 will have an in-built Nokia’s map technology. There will be the NAVTEQ map info, and along with it, one

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Windows Phone 8 to Have a New Start Screen

Windows Phone 8 to Have a New Start Screen

In today’s Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft introduced the new start screen that Windows Phone 8 is going to have. There are three noticeable features that the new start screen would have: 1. Different sizes of tiles, which the user can customize to small, medium and ‘double-wide’ 2. The ‘gutter’ or ‘the gap’ has now been

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Microsoft Introduces Windows Phone 8!

Microsoft Introduces Windows Phone 8!

And finally, after a long wait, Microsoft has officially taken off the wraps off Apollo. It is just known as Windows Phone 8 now. They announced a bit of reasons as to why should one shift onto this new OS and some of the hardware support on offer. This is the told hardware allowances: up

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Nokia Traffic Info now in Bing Maps for Windows Phone

Nokia Traffic Info now in Bing Maps for Windows Phone

The Nokia-Microsoft partnership is growing from day to day, so that a blog post referring to the Windows Phone was announcing that today, Nokia’s back-end services will provide a much better traffic conditions, with it’s recently update and functionality available for Windows Phones. In fact, the brand had announced before that they are going to

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Bing Maps Updated to Provide Traffic Info & Geocoding for Windows Phones

Bing Maps Updated to Provide Traffic Info & Geocoding for Windows Phones

Earlier in February, there was news of Nokia providing Bing maps for their Windows Phone handsets. And now, users of the same can get a bit more of it. Bing maps have now been updated to provide geocoding and traffic information, that lets you choose the shortest route to follow in case you’re in a

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Wall Street Journal Live App Now Available at WP Marketplace

Wall Street Journal Live App Now Available at WP Marketplace

Windows Phone devices get another official app in their Marketplace. Not sure if Microsoft had anything to do with this release, but the news is all true-the official version of Wall Street Journal Live app finally released in the Windows Phone Marketplace. The great thing is this is not just a usual app, it’s totally

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Windows Phone Captures 7% of Chinese Mobile Market Share

Windows Phone Captures 7% of Chinese Mobile Market Share

Ever since the launch of Tango along with not-so-expensive hardware, Microsoft seems to be doing well in China. Recently, Michel Van Der Bel, the COO of Microsoft in China, revealed that the company now holds 7% of the mobile market share in the country. If you think this isn’t that big a figure, consider the

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Microsoft to Develop a Service for Migrating Android/iOS Apps to Windows Phone

Microsoft to Develop a Service for Migrating Android/iOS Apps to Windows Phone

If you are among those who are thinking of switching onto Windows Phone platform from Android or iOS, then this piece of news might excite you. Microsoft is developing a new service for the new Windows Phone users, using which they can transfer all the apps, present in their existing Android or iOS device, to

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Windows Phone Facebook Users Reach 1.9 Millions

Windows Phone Facebook Users Reach 1.9 Millions

Earlier, we had reported that the marketshare of Windows Phone platform saw an increase of as much as 3-4% in the United States, as per the stats of a marketshare research firm. Now, this integration of Facebook somewhat confirms the previous fact. The Windows Phone Facebook users have rose to nearly 1.9 million users. What’s