Rumor: Microsoft Phones will be branded ‘Nokia by Microsoft’, Lumia to replace Surface

Ever since the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia's phone division completed, we've been wondering what will happen to the brand names of all these devices under Nokia. Microsoft owns "Lumia" and "Asha" as well as some of Nokia's technology terminology such as "PureView" and "ClearBlack" but can only use "Nokia" until the end of 2015. So what branding is Microsoft going to stick with, going forward? Well, accor ...

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Micromax to launch their first Windows Phone handsets on 16th June

So a few months back at the BUILD developer conference, Microsoft had unveiled their plans of partnering up with Indian OEMs and removing the licensing fee on the Windows Phone OS in a strategic bid to capture the booming entry level market in India. Micromax, along with Xolo, Lava and Karbonn, are the first domestic vendors and though the schedule for launch of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets by Xolo, Lava and ...

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Moto Maker might get a leather option this year

When Motorola announced the Moto X last year, they also debuted a new service called "Moto Maker." Moto Maker allowed Moto X user to personalize their phones, choosing a different colored panel, or (in select regions) even a wooden backing. The wooden rear panel was introduced 4 months after the Moto X went on sale in the USA, but it looks like Motorola might be experimenting with a new material this year: ...

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Exclusive: Cortana Voice Assistant on Windows Phone 8.1 [VIDEO]

Building on the videos showing off various brand-new features in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update that we have brought you, we have got quite the scoop today in the form of a demonstration of Cortana, the long-rumoured Siri-like smart voice assistant slated to arrive with what looks like the biggest Windows Phone update in the history of the platform. Cortana aims to bring some intelligence to the Wind ...

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Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ supposedly coming in September

If you've ever wanted a Galaxy Gear for your face, here's good news! Apparently Samsung is working on a "Galaxy Glass" wearable that will be announced sometime in September. This comes in from a report by The Korean Times that cites unnamed Samsung officials who claimed that the Korean Manufacturer is working on a Google Glass competitor called "Galaxy Glass" (wonder how long it took them to come up with th ...

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Apple isnt keen on any iOS/OS X merger ideas

Rumor has it Apple is working on a huge 12.9 inch iPad (which might explain why Samsung just released a huge, 12 inch Galaxy Note) and everyone's been wondering how that would work. Speculation so far has been that this "iPad Pro" would run something closer to OS X instead of iOS, seeing as how even Microsoft has been talking about merging their mobile and desktop operating systems, but apparently Apple isn ...

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Red Nexus 5 caught in the wild

Amid rumors of Google and LG bringing more color options of the Nexus 5, a picture of a red Nexus 5 has been leaked across the interwebs today. According to the source, there's also a yellow version coming along, meant to release as the same time as the red version, in the same regions. Apparently the new color options might be available in late February or Early March, beginning with Vietname first. There' ...

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WSJ: Two Larger iPhones Coming This Year, No More Plastic

iPhone fans rejoiced two years ago when Apple debuted a larger screen on the iPhone 5 but in that time the average flagship Android or Windows Phone screen has gone well over 4 inches and closer to around 5 and over, meaning that yet again the iPhone's screen is starting to seem a little small in comparison. Which means, yet again, iPhone fans are hoping for a larger screen, which is not something they got ...

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Leaked HTC M8 cases indicate Fingerprint Sensor, Extra Camera Lens possibility

MWC 2014 is just months away and the leaks concerning HTC's next flagship device have started pouring in, the latest one being the images of some phone cases made for the device being retailed by a couple of Chinese case manufacturers online. All the cases feature the volume rockers on the right side, power button up top, to the right; a big cut-out on the bottom (I sincerely hope that the 3.5mm jack is NOT ...

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Microsoft reportedly in Talks with Sony for a Windows Phone this year

Sony creates some pretty gorgeous hardware, and they were the only company in 2013 to really push waterproof smartphones. I'm a huge fan of the company, so I found this rumor pretty interesting. Apparently Microsoft is in talks with Sony to create a Windows Phone this year. This comes in from The Information, a new tech site founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin. Apparently nothing i ...

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Windows Phone 8.1 might finally bring a notification center, Siri-like voice assistant

Windows Phone 8.1 might finally bring along a notification center to the platform, whenever it comes along. This rumor comes from The Verge which states that the 8.1 update will also bring a Siri-like voice assistant called 'Cortona' according to "sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans." Cortona will replace the current bing search on Windows Phone, and will work like Google Now, with conversational intera ...

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Windows Phone might finally move to onscreen buttons [Leak]

Good ol' @evleaks just tweeted the image you see below, along with the message "Partial Windows Phone Blue Screenshot." What you see above (click the image to see the high res version), looks like it might be onscreen buttons! Google uses onscreen buttons for Android on their Nexus devices, and even other manufacturers like Sony and LG have made the switch to virtual keys on their Android devices. It looks ...

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