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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]

Windows Phone 8 Users Take Note As Pandora Hits The Marketplace, Streaming Ad-Free Till The End Of 2013

Some good news for Windows Phone 8 users as Pandora finally arrives on the platform. After a hands-off approach to the Windows Phone platform for years, Pandora has finally its appearance in the Marketplace and we welcome it with open arms. As a kicker, you can experience Pandora ad-free throughout the rest of 2013 and that too is welcomed with open arms. As a long-time Pandora subscriber I really very excited to … [read full article]

Microsoft Says Support For Windows Phone 8 Will Last Until July 2014

While Lumia 710 owners learned the hard way final decisions on future software updates for devices rests with the carriers, Microsoft is announcing their life-cycle for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft has generally avoided placing specific timelines for supporting devices, but has now confirmed that Windows Phone 8 will be supported through July 8th, 2014, and Windows Phone 7.8 supported through September 9th of next year. Those dates line up with Microsoft’s brief mention that they … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds “Nokia Flame 4G” To April Roadmap, Arrives April 24th

A brand new T-Mobile roadmap just hit our inbox and it appears the next Windows Phone 8 device has been uncovered for T-Mobile. Unfortunately, if the “Flame” codename is the same “Flame” codename discovered last September, there’s not a lot to get excited about. According to last years reports, the “Flame” is described as a low-end offering, with a 4″ display, 512MB RAM, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera and … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms Windows Phone 7.8 Update NOT Coming To Lumia 710

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With a quick three sentence statement, T-Mobile confirms the worst fears of Lumia 710 owners as they officially state aWindows Phone 7.8 update will not happen. Originally discovered through an email response from Nokia sent to a Lumia 710 owner inquiring about the update directly from the manufacturer, T-Mobile had yet to confirm the news through their own support forums. With the below statement, T-Mobile indirectly ends the lifespan … [read full article]

Has T-Mobile Passed On The Windows Phone 7.8 Update For The Lumia 710?

As Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 to the world, they dropped word that none of the current devices on the market would receive the fancy new update. Instead, Microsoft would introduce Windows Phone 7.8, a pseudo-combination of some of the best of Windows Phone 8 combined with the current platform of 7.5. Most important was the addition of the new live tiles, and sizable tiles for a customizable home screen and more. Unfortunately, … [read full article]

Good News For Windows Phone Owners Reliant On Gmail As Google Extends ActiveSync

Some good news for Windows Phone and Gmail users as Google confirmed an extension for its Google Sync product originally set to terminate tomorrow. The extension allows Exchange ActiveSync to continue for Gmail users until July 31st, 2013, a six month reprieve for Windows Phone users. Along with the Google announcement, Microsoft announced it will support Google’s new CalDAV and CardDAV systems syncing both contacts and calendars. Microsoft says the unveiling of … [read full article]

Nokia Wants To Broaden Profile At AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile

Nokia’s efforts to revitalize their smartphone business will continue in 2013 with efforts to “broaden the portfolio with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.” Chris Weber, Nokia’s executive vice president of sales and marketing says the company is focused on building those relationships. “We constantly evaluate, in the U.S. market or whatever market, what partners we’re with,” he said. “Right now our focus is really on broadening the portfolio with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.” During an … [read full article]