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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.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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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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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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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

So do the math: If Android and iOS have more share, that means Windows Phone and its competitors have even less share than before. Less than 3 percent, according to IDC.

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Microsoft has 'paused' Windows Phone 8.1 Update to HTC phones

Microsoft and HTC said that they are working to develop a fix, however.

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Windows Phone messaging powers up with revamped Facebook, Viber, and BBM apps

Microsoft is working to increase the number apps available for its OS, but device sales are shrinking

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First Windows Phone 8.1 update rolling out now

But you'll only see it today if you sign up for the Windows Phone developer preview.

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HTC M8 Windows Phone shows up on Verizon's site

An image of an HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone appears on Verizon's site, suggesting the carrier is gearing up to sell it.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras?

The camera's the thing—or is it? Rumored 'Tesla' and 'Superman' Windows Phones show two sides to Microsoft's strategy. Cheap phones may bring in some people, but the high-megapixel cameras remain the Lumia phones' primary selling point, and Microsoft shouldn't lose sight of that.