BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows phone later this year

By on May 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM.

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows phone later this year

After the debut of BBM on Apple and Android phones, Canadian firm BlackBerry is all set to extend the instant messaging service to Windows phones later this year as it seeks newer avenues for monetization. Once exclusive to BlackBerry devices, the company last year made BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on rival platforms of Google's Android and Apple's iOS. BBM, which competes with other popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Line and WeChat, has about 85 million monthly users and around 113 million global registered users as of March 2014. More →
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Battery life trumps all other smartphone features

By on May 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Battery life trumps all other smartphone features

Forget screen size or even ease of use, consumers care most about whether or not their handset will last a whole day without running out of juice. According to research and analytics firm IDC, battery life is the biggest single issue for consumers when choosing a handset, whether they're committed to Apple, Android or Windows Phone. More →
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LG launches Delhi Traffic police mobile application

By on May 9, 2014 at 11:28 AM.

LG launches Delhi Traffic police mobile application

In probably first of its kind initiative in the country, Delhi Traffic police today launched a mobile App through which commuters can get instant traffic updates, calculate taxi and auto fares, report defunct traffic signals and fetch all related information right on their smartphones. The Mobile Application and an upgraded website of Delhi Traffic Police were today launched by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at a function in Vigyan Bhavan. Speaking on this occasion, the LG lauded the efforts of Delhi Police and expressed pride in being associated with a force which is led by competent officers. More →
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Microsoft announces E3 briefing which is titled Xbox: Game On on June 9

By on May 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Microsoft announces E3 briefing which is titled Xbox: Game On on June 9

This year's media briefing from Microsoft will take place on the morning of June 9 under the title "Xbox: Game On." The company's press note promises "everything from in-depth looks at previously announced games to trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond," while it will be the first time that E3 regular division chief Phil Spencer will be acting in his current role following the departure of Don Mattrick to Zynga. More →
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Microsoft to join hands with major telcom operators to sell its apps, games

By on May 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Microsoft to join hands with major telcom operators to sell its apps, games

Microsoft, which is in talks with major telcom operators to sell its various applications as well as games and bill it to the buyer's monthly mobile bill, said here today that it may announce a partner for this venture soon. "We are in the process of announcing a telecom operator for the above facility within the next few months," Microsoft India director for Windows Phone category Vineet Durani told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of its latest smartphone, Windows Phone 8.1. More →
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Microsoft’s “Not Like Everybody Else” is the first ad after Nokia’s acquisition, paints itself as rebels


By on April 28, 2014 at 6:31 PM.

Microsoft’s “Not Like Everybody Else” is the first ad after Nokia’s acquisition, paints itself as rebels


Most of us are either trying to look at Microsoft Mobile's bright future or like me, trying to digest the fact that the popular cellphone maker won't be called Nokia anymore. Meanwhile, Microsoft has used the opportunity to release its first advertisement after acquiring Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion. More →
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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update to come with revamped Windows Phone Store

By on March 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update to come with revamped Windows Phone Store

At its BUILD developers conference taking place April 2-4 in San Francisco, Microsoft is slated to present Windows Phone 8.1, the latest update to its mobile operating system. According to Windows Phone Central, the update will come with an entirely revamped version of the Windows Phone Store, including automatic app updates like those available through the app platforms on Android or iOS. More →
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Microsoft launches new DirectX version to improve game play for Windows Phone

By on March 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM.

Microsoft launches new DirectX version to improve game play for Windows Phone

Microsoft has reportedly launched a new version of DirectX, which will improve game play and extend mobile battery life on Windows phone. The DirectX 12 game programming tools will reportedly improve the visual quality of games on mobile devices, PCs and the Xbox gaming console. More →
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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 listed on official website

By on March 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM.

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 listed on official website

A few days before the launch of the new version of the Windows Phone OS, Microsoft has listed the Windows Phone 8.1 on its US website. The Windows Phone 8.1 option has been placed adjacent to the Windows Phone 8 option, though clicking on it navigates to a page which says that “The page you want doesn't exist on this site.” More →
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