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Google Removes YouTube-Like Apps from Marketplace

May 6th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

On behalf of Google, Microsoft has removed several apps from the Windows Phone marketplace. The apps removed have been violating Google’s trademarks.

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Microsoft Puts restrictions on Marketplace Apps

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Yesterday, Microsoft made clear the new policy for the Windows Phone Marketplace will be quality over quantity. Microsoft has put some more restrictions in place to kick out ‘unwanted’ apps.

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Microsoft and Intel Plan 32 Tablets for 2012

April 18th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

By the end of this year, Microsoft and Intel have planned to have 32 Windows 8 based tablets in the market. The tablets come from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Toshiba.

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Uncertainty Windows Phone Upgrades Continue

April 18th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Consumers seem stuck on Microsoft’s upgrade policy for Windows Phone devices. Developer evangelist Nuno Silva noted in an interview that Windows 8 will become available on first- and second generation Windows Phone devices.

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Only 3 Editions of Windows 8 Ahead

April 18th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Windows licences have been over-complicated in the past years. There are so many editions, consumers often don’t know what to purchase. With Windows 8, that will change as Microsoft is releasing ‘only’ three versions of the operating system.

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Samsung Will launch a Windows 8 Phone in 2012

April 16th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Samsung has announced it will be delivering the first smartphone based on Windows 8 by the end of the year. The Thai branch of Samsung brought the news to a local website called ePrice.

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Windows Marketplace Experiences Growing Pains

April 13th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Recently, developers have started complaining over turnaround times at the App Hub, Microsoft’s certification team. From January to March, the waiting time has been increased with a full business day.

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Testing Windows 8 Touch Apps on the iPad

April 13th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: iOS, Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Of course, there are sub-€300 touchscreen monitors in the market, but most of them have a huge problem when it comes to supporting Windows 8. They are mostly based in IR detection which is limited to two fingers while Windows 8 certified monitors need to support five fingers. While those are more expensive, there’s a solution on the iPad.

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First Windows Phone with NFC Hits Orange France

April 11th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Nokia has started selling their first smartphone based on Windows Phone with support for NFC. It is the all new, budget friendly Nokia Lumia 610. Nokia has released many NFC phones over the past couple of years, but Windows Phone didn’t allow it till now.

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Nokia Launches the First CDMA Lumia in China

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Nokia has announced the launch of their new Lumia 800C in China. Needless to say, the 800C is the Chinese version of the Lumia 800 we all know since late last year. It is the first CDMA phone in the Chinese market running Windows Phone as well.

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