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Microsoft launches its first Android phone, the Windows Phone-like Nokia X2

It's still early days for the Microsoft-Nokia devices marriage, but for now Microsoft is continuing the Android-based X series.

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Save web clippings and save time with these apps

Collect articles, images, videos and entire web pages with Clipix, Pocket, Instapaper and other tools.

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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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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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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More fake antivirus programs, browsers found in Google Play and Windows Phone Store

Mobile app stores lack the necessary mechanisms to prevent such scams, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said

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Spotify plans free option for Windows Phone users

Out of the three major smartphone platforms, only Windows Phone users must pay simply to access the Spotify app. Spotify says that will change, however.

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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. But you can get the developer preview now.

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Microsoft's Xbox chief shoots down gaming handheld idea

Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.

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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.