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October 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Windows Phone 8 update supports ‘phablet’ trend

The third update for Windows Phone 8 is out and it supports the larger screen sizes that are becoming more popular — the so-called “phablet” trend (“phone” plus “tablet”). Microsoft sees a bright future in these phablets with screen sizes ranging from 5 to 7 inches, said Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone. Samsung popularized…

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March 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Pandora app comes to Windows Phone

Internet radio service Pandora, as promised last year, has produced an app for Windows Phone. The app provides ad-free streaming radio for free through the 2013 calendar year. In addition, it takes advantage of Windows Phone’s Live Tiles interface by using a Live Tile that shows what’s playing and allows users access favorite stations directly…

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March 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Support for Windows Phone 8 ending in July 2014 but WP8 users will be able to upgrade

There’s been some buzz today about whether Microsoft’s product lifecycle table — which shows end of mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 — means that people who just bought a Windows Phone 8 device and are tied to a two-year contract would end up unsupported. Or will WP8 users to be able to…

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