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Microsoft Windows Phone 8 update adds support for ‘jumbo-sized’ displays, new storage settings

Just don’t call it Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft’s new “Update 3″ for Windows Phone 8, unveiled this morning, adds support for screens as large as five or six inches, with 1080P dispays — creating room for “jumbo-sized” Start screens that can hold as many as three standard or six small live tiles across the screen…. Read More

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Sprint, Verizon expanding Windows Phone lineup

Sprint will launch its first Windows Phone 8 smartphones by this summer, from HTC and Samsung, the wireless carrier announced today. In addition, Verizon says it will be adding its third Windows Phone 8 device, the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, in the coming weeks. The ATIV device will join the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822… Read More

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From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service

Calling Windows 8 “probably the biggest porting opportunity in the history of the industry,” Bellevue-based Bsquare this morning launched a new porting service that will adapt existing iOS, Android and legacy Windows apps for Microsoft’s new PC and mobile operating systems. The service, which starts at $10,000, speaks to Microsoft’s need to fill the Windows… Read More

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On the trail of the elusive cyan Nokia Lumia 920

Earlier this month, Nokia officially unveiled the Lumia 920 Windows Phone. During the event, while the company was busy showing off the multitude of colors that the handset will release in, it didn’t take long for folks to notice that one particular color was missing: cyan. This shade of blue has become quite popular with… Read More

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Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

[Follow-up: Report: Microsoft is not making its own Windows Phone] Earlier this week, Microsoft jumped into the computer hardware business, announcing plans to make its own Surface tablet computer. Now, following the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, a longtime Wall Street analyst says Microsoft could be laying the groundwork to make a similar move… Read More