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Viber for WP8 update brings Viber Out support

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Viber updated its eponymous app for Windows Phone 8 to version 4.1, which enables Viber Out – the service that allows users to place regular calls (as opposed to Viber VoIP calls) to many countries on the cheap.

“Viber Out has been a game changer for our users and allows them to rely on Viber for all their communication needs,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. Read more »

Spanish CaixaBank to deploy 30,000 Nokia Lumia 925 units to its employees

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Nokia announced earlier today its partnership with Spanish CaixaBank to deploy 30,000 Lumia smartphones to its employees. The deal includes the Lumia 925, after it was put under various testing programs.

CaixaBank employees will have the option to upgrade their Lumia 925 to newer Nokia devices in the future. The company also says its employees will be given the opportunity to acquire Nokia phones for their personal usage as well as for family and friends. Read more »

The Nokia WP8.1 firmware is called Lumia Cherry Pink Blossom, screenshots surface

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New leaked screenshots of what’s reportedly the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 firmware have leaked. One of them suggests the firmware is going to be called Cherry Pink Blossom. Considering the previous two were also named after colors – Lumia and Black – that’s not too surprising.

There aren’t many details regarding what Nokia plans to include in the Cherry Pink Blossom update at this time. Luckily, despite being in Chinese, the leaked screenshots give us some idea of what to expect. Read more »

DirectX 12 will be optimized for Windows Phone

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As expected, Microsoft announced the latest version of its proprietary graphics technology, DirectX 12, at the GDC last week. One thing that wasn’t expected was that it will be launched concurrently on Windows and Windows Phone devices, with special optimizations for the latter.

This includes releasing special APIs and libraries to provide greater performance with reduced power usage. Read more »

Nokia Lumia Icon battery life test

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Our review of Nokia Lumia Icon is completed and live on our homepage. Naturally, it is now time we share the complete breakdown of our standardized battery test.

Nokia Lumia Icon runs on the Snapdragon 800 chipset and features a 5″ 1080p AMOLED display. We’ve already met with the Lumia 1520, which shares most of its internal and that one did amazing on our test – so we’ve kind of expected some great numbers from Icon too. Read more »

Minor update for Facebook Beta on Windows Phone is out

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The Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone devices has received a slight update bringing it to version v5.2.4.1. The release brings some bug fixes and minor changes.

The company hasn’t specified what are the exact fixes, but we are sure they killed a bug or two. As WMPoweruser reports, many users have been complaining to bugs related to photos in the app. Read more »

Nokia Glance gains support for Windows Phone 8.1 in its latest update

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With the Windows Phone 8.1 moniker being confirmed a couple of times already by Microsoft, Nokia has been quick to update its cool Glance app and make it support the upcoming update of the OS.

The update now lives in the Windows Phone store and the only thing that Nokia has added is “Support for Windows Phone 8.1″. We don’t know if Nokia had to do a lot of modifications to the app to make it work, but certainly the Finns have made Glance play nice with any new APIs that WP 8.1 might bring along. Read more »

Microsoft once again confirms Windows Phone 8.1 name

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Microsoft has almost spilled the beans on the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Recently it updated the Windows Phone store compatibility section with the Windows Phone 8.1 name thus confirming its official name.

Today Microsoft has updated its official Windows Phone website with “Windows Phone 8.1 Features” section. Read more »

Nokia challenges Sony to a #Cameraduel

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Today Sony UK has tweeted its Xperia Z2 comes with “award-winning camera technology” and just an hour later Nokia UK has challenged itto a #Cameraduel.

Nokia’s picture includes the Finns’ best cameraphone to date – the Lumia 1020, of course. Read more »

Save $100 with the Lumia 1520 and 50% on a flip cover

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Thinking about picking up a Nokia Lumia 1520? Well the Microsoft Store has a deal for you.

You can get a $100 bill credit and 50% off the phone’s flip cover. There are some stipulations, however. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Apple over 8GB iPhone 5c

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Today Apple announced the availability of an 8GB iPhone 5c. The flavor is already available for purchase and costs €549 – just €50 less than its 16GB sibling. This is quite unattractive pricing considering the phone comes with year and a half old hardware and still costs good €100 more than the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Anyway, we are not the only one to dislike the Apple’s overpriced gadget. Finnish manufacturer Nokia grabbed the opportunity and used it to make fun of the 8GB iPhone 5c over Twitter. Read more »

Lava, Karbonn, and Xolo Windows Phone handsets detailed

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As you probably know Indian manufacturers Karbonn, Xolo, and Lava are all gearing up to create new Windows Phone handsets. Now, thanks to Times of India we also get to learn some details on what they’ll be about.

They’re all very competitively priced and we’ve got a bit of info on their specs, too. Read more »

Nokia Refocus now available for all Lumias

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Nokia Refocus app was initially exclusive to PureView devices, but now it’s rolling out for all Lumia phones. Yes, even the Lumia 520.

Refocus requires the Nokia Black update, so make sure you have that installed before downloading the app. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 supports 128GB microSD cards

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SanDisk has announced the availability of the world’s first 128GB microSD a few weeks ago at the MWC in Barcelona. It is the world’s highest capacity microSDXC card. But is your device even accepting 128GB memory cards?

Well, if you own a WP8-running Nokia Lumia 1520, then you can insert and use such card. Read more »

Gameloft to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to smartphones in April

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Gameloft has announced its plans to launch The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The successor to the game that got almost 1 million downloads in the Google Play Store is going to bring improved graphics and new storyline.

The gamemaker says The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will stick to the plot of the movie as a result of the ongoing collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Read more »