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Microsoft's Minecraft finally arrives on Windows Phone

After buying Minecraft developer Mojang in September for over $2 billion, the popular game arrives on the Windows Phone platform.

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VLC for Windows Phone enters beta, for old-school video viewers

VLC is legendary for being able to play pretty much any video. Now that streaming services are common, however, it's more of a niche app than it used to be.

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What Windows Phone needs: A truly fabulous flagship phone

As Microsoft floods the market with cheaper handsets, it’s ignoring the power of one, great phone to lead the platform.

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Mysterious Lumia phablet surfaces, hinting at Microsoft's midrange phone plans

Microsoft appears to be continuing its strategy of selling affordable rather than premium phones. AdDuplex logs show a new phablet, the RM-1062, will ship to AT&T, with the Lumia 735 heading to Sprint.

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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Relax, Windows Phone 8 Lumia users: You'll all get Windows 10

Microsoft assures Lumia Windows Phone 8 users that they won't be left behind when Windows 10 launches next year, but details are hazy.

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Microsoft Movie Creator finally brings needed video features to Windows Phone

Movie Creator's still in beta, but it's already filling a need for stitching, soundtracks, and other editing features that prior apps like Movie Moments and Video Tuner had lacked.

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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The first Microsoft-branded Windows Phone rolls out: The unremarkable Lumia 535

Microsoft's Lumia 535 drops the Nokia name. Aside from the front-facing camera (and the label), however, it's not really that noteworthy.

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Microsoft's first Nokia-less Lumia will be revealed Tuesday

The first smartphone emblazoned with the Microsoft Lumia name will be unveiled next Tuesday, but don't expect a flagship phone.

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Microsoft snubs its new Band, bundles Fitbit Flex with new Lumia phones

In the latest head-scratcher from Microsoft, Microsoft is pitching the Fitbit — not the Band — as the ideal fitness accessory for the new Lumia 830.

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This is what Microsoft's Nokia-less Lumia phones will look like

Say goodbye to Nokia Lumia phones and say hello to Microsoft Lumia handsets.

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

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