Cortana Preview coming to Windows Phone 8.1 handsets in the UK in less than two weeks


Cortana is now available in the US, but is yet to hit the UK. According to Marcus Ash, Cortana’s program manager, the digital assistant will be coming to the UK in “less than 2 weeks.” Well, That’s if you’re a developer.

Ash said on Twitter, “@petestensones @WindowsPhoneUK Barring an unforeseen issue, down to less [...]

Cortana’s abilities shown off in video


Cortana, the digital personal assistant for Windows Phone 8.1-powered devices, is now available via the Nokia Lumia Cyan update that brings the latest version of Windows Phone to Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 (only in the US). Wondering what Cortana can do? Microsoft has released a video that shows off her capabilities.

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A few Nokia X models to be redesigned to run Windows Phone


According to Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, the Redmond firm is planning to redesign some Android-powered Nokia X handsets to run Windows Phone instead.

In a blog post, the CEO said:

We are working to integrate the Nokia Devices and Services teams into Microsoft. We will realize the synergies to which we committed when we [...]

Microsoft to drop ‘mainstream support’ for Windows Phone 7.8 after September 9


Microsoft has published a list of products (screenshot below), which will no longer receive “mainstream support.” The list includes Windows Phone 7.8. Popular Devices that run this version of Windows Phone include the Nokia Lumia 510, Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800, and the Lumia 900. The latest version is Windows Phone 8.1, which run [...]

BBM for Windows beta surfaces in Windows Phone Store


BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Windows beta has surfaced in the Windows Phone Store. Unfortunately, the only way to use BBM on your Windows Phone device is to get invited to download the app.

Although BBM for Windows Phone is a “by invitation only” affair, BlackBerry says, “BBM for Windows beta. We’re getting ready to [...]

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