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“3D Touch” Windows Phone and Surface Mini rumors reemerge

"McLaren" handset may let users see more information by floating a finger over the screen.

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T-Mobile launching first Windows Phone 8.1 phone in early July

T-Mobile said Tuesday that it plans to launch the mid-range, Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia 635 just after the Fourth of July.

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Microsoft's Cortana adds World Cup predictions—it's been perfect so far

You can now ask Microsoft's Cortana to predict who will win each World Cup match—and it's 6-0 so far. But if you're wondering who is expected to win the United States-Belgium match...

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Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

Support could arrive in July or early August as Microsoft tries to reach parity with iOS and Android.

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Skype update integrates Microsoft's Cortana in Windows Phone app

Theoretically, you can use Cortana to control Skype in the upgraded app for for Windows Phone, among other improvements. Early anecdotal tests have been buggy, however.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows Phone in July

BlackBerry's popular messaging service will hit Windows Phone this summer, after landing on Android and iOS late last year.

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'McLaren' Lumia phone may include Kinect-like '3D Touch' gesture control

We first heard about 3D Touch in November, but two new reports have a lot of detail to share about some new motion control features expected to land on Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone, the next generation: Small, colorful, obscure

At Computex, a number of Microsoft's smaller Windows Phone partners debuted models meant mostly for other markets, including one named for Bill Gates.

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Leaks say 'McLaren' is the next flagship Windows Phone

A report by noted tipster Evleaks says that things will get interesting for Nokia fans this fall, with the "McLaren" phone scheduled to debut from the Microsoft subsidiary.

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Microsoft: Sub-$200 Windows Phone handsets on the way

New partners could have handsets out by the end of the year, according to Nick Parker, who handles Microsoft's partnerships with device makers.

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IDC predicts modest rise in Windows Phones by 2018

Analyst firm IDC predicts that while Microsoft's phone platform will continue to grow, it will still be a second-tier player chasing down Apple's iPhone.

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Windows Phone 8.1 users can now rack up Bing Rewards

Microsoft finally brings the gift card program to its own mobile platform.