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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.

Maxthon Cloud Browser comes to Windows Phone

Maxthon's Cloud Browser offers unique tab navigation and automatic syncing across devices.

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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

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Microsoft hopes HTC's flagship Windows Phone will be the first of many

Now that Microsoft's first third-party Windows Phone, the HTC One (M8) for Windows, has debuted, the company is committing to a program that will, it hopes, inspire other handset makers to follow HTC's lead.

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HTC claims the One (M8) for Windows delivers 10 percent more talk time than Android

HTC's specifications pages claim that the talk and standby times for the Windows Phone version of its One (M8) phone are significantly better than those for its Android counterpart. Does this mean Windows is more efficient, or is a different radio being used?

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Hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1 now powers HTC's One (M8) smartphone

First came the HTC One (M8) for Android. Now, we go hands-on with an exact copy of the One (M8) running Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android already dominates, it could be neglecting one of its own core strengths: productivity.