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Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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Cortana learns to speak Klingon at your command

Microsoft's virtual assistant shows its lighter side with Star Trek integration

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Flipboard is finally available on Windows Phone

Windows Phone lands another big and much-needed app to spiff up its store. Sure it's four years after being developed for the Apple iPad, but better late than never?

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Hands on: Office Lens scanning app for Windows Phone now makes editable Word files

Most scanning apps generate a JPEG or PDF file, but Office Lens skips right to the good stuff: Word or PowerPoint files. Though some scrawls will still confound it, this is nevertheless a Windows Phone app worth bragging about—and downloading ASAP.

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Bad to the Bonn: European Harley-Davidson phone joins the Windows Phones gang

A Harley-Davidson phone exclusive to Europe leads a pack of new, cheap Windows Phones from BLU, YEZZ, and Archos, the rest of which will be available stateside.

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Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone names, reports say

In the future, Lumias will just run plain old Windows, according to multiple reports.

World Tech Update: IFA 2014 Highlights

From Samsung’s new curved Note Edge to the flurry of Google Android Wear watches from LG, Sony and Asus, we’ve got you covered on the hottest products launched at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

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Microsoft announces two Lumia phones, always-on Cortana, and clever new mobile accessories

Microsoft's massive list of IFA announcements shows it refuses to be counted out of the smartphone race. Meet the Lumias 830 and 735.

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Microsoft's Cortana now picks NFL football winners, too

If you need a hot tip for this weekend's football games, Microsoft recommends you buy a Windows Phone 8.1 device with its Cortana digital assistant.

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What Verizon exclusive? HTC's Windows Phone-powered One M8 is coming to AT&T and T-Mobile

Turns out the Verizon exclusive for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 isn't so exclusive after all.

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Huawei abandons Windows Phone, says Tizen has 'no chance to be successful'

After two years of losing money, Huawei is giving up on Microsoft's mobile operating system.

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Microsoft considering Raspberry Pi-like development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers