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Nokia Windows RT Tablet Coming to Mobile World Congress 2013

The Microsoft Surface hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Windows RT is going to lose any support. In fact, there’s word that Nokia is working on a new tablet powered by Windows RT and this new device will be making its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

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Microsoft Will Support Windows RT on Surface for 4+ Years

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn’t stop Microsoft from detailing it’s support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.

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HTC 8x or Nokia Lumia 920: Which is the Better Choice?

A new video review from PocketNow has arrived comparing the Nokia Lumia 920 versus the HTC 8X. While many of us tend to prefer the Nokia Lumia line to what HTC has to offer, HTC 8X is a solid phone that certainly might appeal to some of us that aren’t interested in the Nokia Lumia 920.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Both A Steal At Just $100

The smartphone world is becoming an increasingly crowded place, so you have to wonder, can Microsoft really compete with Windows Phone 8? While it is too early to say for sure, great marketing and aggressive pricing will certainly help if Microsoft and its partners want to win consumers over. Luckily, AT&T seems to be doing just that with the Nokia 920 and HTC 8x.

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Verizon HTC 8X and Lumia 822 coming November 12th

If you are a Verizon user that is interested in Windows Phone 8, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve yet to see concrete information as to what WP devices are heading to the Big Red. Sure, Verizon has mentioned they will support the platform, but we want more details. Ask and you shall receive.

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View S606- Another Low Cost Windows Phone 7.x Device

With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, is Windows Phone 7.x all-but-dead? Actually, no. There have been several reports of new Windows Phone 7.8 devices coming to China and many third world countries in recent times. This makes a lot of sense, actually. Now that the platform is aging, Microsoft could potentially cut down the fees associated with licensing the software and could market it as an alternative to Symbian.

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Ironic Twist of Fate: iOS Virus only attacks Windows Users

While iOS is known for being rather secure and virus free, it seems that an iOS app called “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram” has been reported to contain a threatening worm virus known as Worm.VB-900. What’s ironic about this virus is that it doesn’t affect iOS or even OS X in any way, but if you happen to connect your iDevice to your Windows PC, the worm could certainly become a problem.

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Nokia 41MP PureView 808 Advertising Video Shot By Itself

Back in February Mobile Magazine reported on the upcoming Nokia 808 PureView. At the time we were impressed by its amazing 41MP camera, Carl Zeiss lens, and the PureView imaging technology within it. Now, promotional advertising has began to circulate that is equally impressive, considering it was crafted using video and image stills taken directly by the smartphone itself.

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New Version Of Google’s Chrome OS Looks A Lot Like Windows

Most of us have probably already heard that Microsoft is planning to change the status quo by introducing major changes to its familiar Windows UI in Windows 8, this includes removing the traditional start button and bar. In the light of this move, Google also seems to be changing the way it thinks with its newest version of Google Chrome OS. The upcoming version does away with the one-window browser system, in favor of a brand new interface that it is called Aura. As you can see from the screenshot, it looks quite a bit like Windows 7.

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Microsoft Windows Mobile Marketplace To Be Shutdown On May 9

It appears like Microsoft is slowly losing their love for their Windows Mobile OS as the company is fully concentrating on the Windows Phone platform. What you see above is the full email that is being circulated to WinMo users which details about the company’s decision to officially shut down Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x.

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Telus Illuminates March 2 for Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 has been officially listed on the Telus Mobility website, coming with an official launch date of March 2. The product page is also saying that the Lumia 800 will be offered “only from Telus,” snatching up the exclusive away from Bell and Rogers.

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White Nokia Lumia 800 Officially Announced

The white Lumia 800 doesn’t change up the hardware at all, still touting the same Lumia 800 specs. This includes a 1.4GHz processor, 3.8” 800×480 AMOLED ClearBlack curved display, an 8MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, Windows Phone Mango, FM Radio, and a 1450 mAh battery.

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Viewsonic’s Windows 7 Oak Trail Tablet

With the touch-optimized Windows 8 soon on its way, you would think that every hardware maker out there would have a big “On Hold” sign over any possible plans for Windows tablets until late-2012. Of course you’d be wrong, as Viewsonic announced at CES that it is releasing the new ViewPad 10i.

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New Program Allows For Windows Phone Customization

For those of us that have been waiting for Microsoft to do something about this lack of customization options, our wait is finally over. Of course, it is no thanks to the folks at Redmond and the new customization options are instead possible thanks to a new Windows-based application, “Themes for Windows Phone”.

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HacPro Touch: A Samsung x86 Tablet Running OS X

There are many ways to pay homage to the Genius design of Apple products. One of them, certainly will invite some attention from Cupertino giant is the Hackintosh movement. The folks out of this group of talented hackers must wear their Apple’s “Cease and Desist” letters as badges of honor or something. Now, 9to5mac.com demo’d a Samsung tablet normally meant to run Windows 7 but running OS X Lion instead; they call it the HacPro Touch.

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Review: AAXA P4 Pico Pocket Projector Embeds Windows CE

The AAXA P4 is being touted as the world’s brightest battery-powered pico projector. There may be brighter, but they need external power sources. In the case of the P4, you get an impressive 80 lumen LED light engine to go along with that DLP projector. This gives you up to an 80-inch image, which is easily big enough for most boardrooms.

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Toyota touchscreen augmented reality prototype lets you doodle on windows

A group of engineers and designers from Toyota Motor Europe’s Kansei1 Design Division have decided to take car-window-doodling up a notch. They’ve designed a prototype system that would turn the side windows of Toyotas into touchscreen augmented reality devices. Using the “Window to the World” technology, kids could draw on the windows with their fingers and the image would stay there until the vehicle moved.