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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.

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First Windows Phone 8.1 phone, the Nokia Lumia 630, due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

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The Uni8 may be LG's first Windows Phone since 2010

In 2012, LG said it was done making Windows Phones, now the company is rethinking its position, according to the latest rumors.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 could be released on June 24

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 will be released in about six weeks, according to a Microsoft support page. It's currently rolling out for the Nokia Lumia 635 and Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T.

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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Windows Phone chief promises file manager, improved Facebook app

While Microsoft's still focused on increasing the number of apps for Windows Phone, users are more concerned with quality, according to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session with Joe Belfiore.