Leaked photos seemingly confrim Microsoft’s plans of dropping ‘Phone’ from ‘Windows Phone’

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According to previous reports, Microsoft is planning to drop the “Phone” from its “Windows Phone” branding. This means that the Redmond firms mobile platform will simply be called “Windows” just like its PC platform. Now, Neowin has gotten its hands on leaked photos that seemingly confirms the software giant’s said plan.

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Microsoft to ditch ‘Windows Phone’ and ‘Nokia’ branding

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GeekonGadgets has gotten its hands on an “internal document” from Microsoft, revealing the software giant’s plans of ditching the “Windows Phone” and “Nokia” brands entirely.

According to the site, Microsoft is planning to stop using these brands after the launch of the Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. Devices to be launched after these [...]

Lumia Cyan update rolls out to Nokia Lumia 820 in the UK

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WP Central reports that the Lumia Cyan update for the Nokia Lumia 820 in the UK is now available.

Aside from a number of enhancements, the Lumia Cyan update comes with Windows Phone 8.1, which is the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS.

Note that the update is likely to arrive in stages, [...]

You can now download BBM for Windows Phone

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Good news Windows Phone users! BBM Beta is now available for download from the Windows Phone Store!

John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry, announced in Nokia Conversations:

As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone [...]

Cortana now available for Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones in the UK

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Cortana, Microsoft’s digital personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 devices, is now available in the UK and China. In the UK, Windows Phone 8.1 devices include the Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 930.

Microsoft announced in the Windows Phone Blog:

We have been thrilled by the excitement around Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. And [...]