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Wednesday, 12.02.14
LEAK: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Video Walk-Through
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:27 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

We already knew that Microsoft is working on its Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade but do you also wonder how it will look? Wonder no more because ahead of the official release, a video walk-through of the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK just hit YouTube. While the SDK is yet missing some important features and highlights, like the new Notification Center, the video shows the new soft-buttons implementation, the new volume settings and more. Other Windows Phone 8.1 features include the ability to move apps to memory card, messaging app choices, VPN support and the option to close most recently used apps by swiping the card, very similar as Palm did it with webOS.

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Wednesday, 05.02.14
COOPERATION: Microsoft Checks-in to Foursquare - Allows to Use Foursquare Location Data for Microsoft Products
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:07 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

That's kind of an interesting news for Microsoft users. After its early investment in Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Microsoft is investing into Foursquare which helps the New York-based company to turn its location-based service into a sustainable business. According the the WSJ report, Microsoft has (already) invested US$ 15 million and has also agreed to a strategic partnership, Chief Executive Dennis Crowley said in an interview. However, the most important part of this investment is the multi-year contract, Microsoft has signed with Foursquare which allows Microsoft to use Foursquare data in services such as Windows Phone and the company's search engine.

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Tuesday, 04.02.14
OLYMPICS: Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee releases Sochi 2014 Guide and Sochi 2014 Results for Windows Phone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

With only a couple of days left until the 22nd Olympic Winter Games start in Sochi, it might be the perfect time to load the related apps to your smartphone. While Samsung is an official sponsor of Sochi 2014 and has therefore recently released its WOW (Wireless Olympic Works) app for Android, Windows Phone users aren't left out in the cold because the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has just released the Sochi 2014 Guide and Sochi 2014 Results. The Sochi 2014 Mobile Guide to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi allows to stay up to date, to know the accurate schedule of competitions and other events and to navigate in Sochi and at sports venues with the interactive map. Sochi 2014 Guide is said to be the  encyclopedia of the Games!

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Tuesday, 21.01.14
APPROVAL: GCF approves Huawei W5101 - Next Windows Phone in Ahead?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:52 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) just approved the Huawei W5101 and as the name indicates, it might be Huawei's next Windows Phone, the Chinese manufacturer might unveil during next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While nothing is confirmed, so far all Huawei Windows Phones started with a "W", and for sure the GCF is also pretty mum with further information. Nevertheless, we now know - thanks to the approval - that the W5101 is a quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE device which also supports dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz and - surprisingly enough - triband LTE at 800/1800/2600 MHz which indicates that the W5101 is made for Europe.

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Tuesday, 14.01.14
RUMOR: Are the Lumia 1820 and Lumia 1525 Nokia's next Windows Phones?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:02 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While some sources like @evleaks have a long track record of proven and confirmed leaks, a new leaker called "@NextLeaks" just hit Twitter and started his account with information of two new Nokia Lumia Windows Phones - the Nokia Lumia 1820 and the Nokia Lumia 1526. According to these totally unconfirmed tweets, the Lumia 1820 is said to feature a 5.2'' 2k (2048 × 1080 pixel) display, a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD805 CPU, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of flash memory as well as a 3400 mAh battery and a kind of "Lytro camera" with Xenon flash. The design is said to remind on the Nokia Lumia 928. According to @NextLeaks, a release can be expected for March 2014 (which would mean that Nokia will announce it during next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona).

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