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Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry Marketshare As Samsung Dominates Android Profits Once Again

Oh how the mighty have fallen as another piece of bad news surfaces for the BlackBerry crowd as new figures suggest the once giant smartphone OS has dropped to fourth in global shipments. There’s no question that Android at 75% and iOS at 17.3% of the total global smartphone market in the first quarter 2013 have the clear lead. Still, Microsoft saw an increase of 133.3-percent over the last 12 months to hit 3.2-percent globally. … [read full article]

Walmart Selling The Lumia 521 For $129, If You Can Find It That Is

While T-Mobile’s current state of affairs on their Windows Phone lineup is still questionable, the newly launched Lumia 521 is on sale for a steal at Walmart. It’s already out of stock from over the weekend and store availability is limited, but if you can track one down they make a great backup smartphone or introductory phone for the kids. Hit the Walmart link below to begin your search … [read full article]

Microsoft Pokes Fun At “iSheep” And “One Trick Pony” Samsung Galaxy Owners

Sure the ad is for the Lumia 920 and it’s AT&T branded in the commercial, but this is a Microsoft ad and one of the best marketing spots I’ve seen in some time. Between the “iSheep” insults, the “one trick pony” Samsung Galaxy Note insults and the guy with the Apple logo tattooed on his chest, Microsoft hits a home run with this ad. I had to watch this twice just to catch-all the fanboy insults the … [read full article]

Nokia Lumia 521 Makes Early Appearance On Home Shopping Network Website

After a surprise announcement yesterday that had the Lumia 521 ready for an April 27th launch on the Home Shopping Network, it’s gone live a bit early. As the below image indicates, orders are already processing with the requisite car charger and screen protector included for the $149.95 price tag. The Lumia 521 is powered by Windows Phone 8 and features a 4? display, 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Lumia 521 Availability For April 27th…On The Home Shopping Network

Yes, you read that title correctly as T-Mobile announced availability for the Lumia 521 this morning. Beginning April 27th, television retailer HSN will introduce T-Mobile’s exclusive Lumia 521 for $149.95 bundled with a car charger and screen protector. The Lumia 521 will also be available for $149 at Microsoft retail stores and Walmart on T-Mobile’s $30 no contract unlimited web and text plan. Mind you those prices are for the full retail … [read full article]

Lumia 521 Set To Launch On April 24th As Lumia 810 Hits End-Of-Life

The mystery of the disappearing Lumia 810 has apparently been solved thanks to this new planogram image. First things first, the Lumia 521, first announced by T-Mobile all the way back in February at Mobile World Congress is set for an April 24th launch. The Lumia 521 brings a 4” 800 x 480 display to the table, 512RAM, 8GB storage with a microSD slot, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video … [read full article]

Where Did All The Windows Phones Go On T-Mobile’s Website?

Anyone who thought Windows Phone didn’t have some passionate followers on T-Mobile should peep my inbox right about now. We’re not sure what’s going on, but clearly enough of you have noticed one way or another that T-Mobile’s website is now devoid of Windows Phone. We’re not the only website taking note as the folks at WPCentral caught it yesterday, but all Lumia 810 and Windows Phone 8X[read full article]

T-Mobile Announces Lumia 521 Budget Windows Phone 8 Smartphone, Again

T-Mobile’s announced availability of the Lumia 521 all the way back in February at Mobile World Congress and Nokia’s keynote event. Which makes todays short press release the second official announcement for the Lumia 521 — coming in May to Walmart, Microsoft Retail Stores and T-Mobile retail channels. T-Mobile is playing coy with pricing and exactly availability saying they “will be shared at a later date.” Oh, how I hate that wording. … [read full article]

Purported Specs For Lumia 928 Leak As Rumors Continue To Point At T-Mobile Launch

With all of our attention on the iPhone, HTC One and Galaxy S 4 lately it’s easy to forget that there’s still at least one rumored flagship Windows Phone 8 device rumored for T-Mobile shelves. Now, thanks to Italian blogger Flavio we’re getting what could be our first look at a list of “confirmed” specs for the device. According to Flavio’s tweets … [read full article]