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Deal: T-Mobile Lumia 635 plus Fitbit for $178.95

Only recently, Fitbit finally launched a Windows Phone app for its popular fitness tracking wearables. To coincide with the app launch Microsoft is offering up a great deal through its online store. You can pick up a T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 and a Fitbit Flex together for $178.95. (We’ll try to ignore the fact you can get the AT&T variant and Flex together for just $148.95). Still, it’s a decent offer … [read full article]

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana digital assistant, new lock screens and more…

At its Build conference in Moscone Center today, Microsoft took the wraps off its next iteration of Windows Phone. Version 8.1 is coming shipped with plenty of much-needed features. Among the features is a new Lock Screen that’s customizable, “highly interactive and unique”. There’s also an “Action Center” which is essentially Microsoft’s version of the drop down notification center/drawer and Control Center found in Android and iOS. From here you can respond to … [read full article]

Windows Phone lineup on Tmo set to get a new addition? Nokia “Monarch” incoming

Yesterday, the prolific leakster of all things mobile, @evleaks revealed that T-Mobile is set to get a new face in its Windows Phone lineup. Sadly, we didn’t get an image. Simply the message: “Nokia Monarch headed to T-Mobile”. We’re convinced the “Monarch” moniker is a code-name for a future Lumia device, but not at all sure what it is. Is it the next high-end Lumia set to launch … [read full article]

Microsoft Agrees To Acquire Nokia Devices And Services Unit

There are only a few things that can get me to stop watching a Comedy Central roast, but the news that Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services unit stopped me in my tracks. In a joint announcement, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the deal as the clock struck 11 pm Eastern. Building on this successful partnership, we announced some important news today: an agreement for Microsoft … [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]

Handset Manufacturers Discuss T-Mobile’s “Killing” Of The Subsidy

T-Mobile’s dynamic shift away from the subsidy model of the US wireless industry is definitely raising eyebrows. We’ve already heard from the heads of AT&T and Verizon, both of whom have stated they are closely watching the reaction to T-Mobile’s efforts. AT&T’s CEO feelings have been shared by the likes of Telefonica and Vodafone in Spain lending more credit to the idea that T-Mobile’s move may offer more risk than reward. Still, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Delays Windows Phone 8X Update To “Perform A Few Tweaks”

A bit of bad news for Windows Phone 8X owners hoping to see a software update go live today as T-Mobile announces they are pushing it back. A T-Mobile support forums moderator indicated that T-Mobile, HTC and Microsoft were pulling the plug on todays update and working to “perform a few tweaks” before rolling it out: “I know you were eagerly anticipating a new software update today and I wanted to … [read full article]

Google Announces The End Of Exchange ActiveSync Support, Leaves Windows Phone Users Out In The Cold

Windows Phone users take note, Google is making some sweeping changes or “Winter Cleaning” as they call it to how they handle Exchange ActiveSync next month and the news isn’t good. Google Apps users will feel less of an impact but future Gmail users will find themselves unable to use the EAS protocol as of January 30th, 2013. This is bad, bad news for Gmail users on Windows Phone and it couldn’t come … [read full article]

Windows Phone 8 To Launch On October 29th?

The day may belong to Samsung and it’s plethora of announcements, but Windows Phone 8 is ready to grab some of the evening spotlight. According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, Microsoft is set to release Window Phone 8 for general availability on October 29th. Citing an unnamed source, Foley was able to not only show the 29th as the release date, but a series of dates surrounding the 29th all involving Windows … [read full article]

Nokia, Microsoft Schedule September 5th Windows Phone Event, Put Samsung On Notice

If you’ve been waiting to see what Nokia and Microsoft have up their sleeves next, you need only wait till September 5th and a newly scheduled press conference now on the books. Coincidentally or not, September 5th just so happens to be the opening day of Nokia World, and we have a feeling there is a reason this press event is behind held on that same day. Our best guess is that new … [read full article]