Purported Windows Phone 8 details leak: NFC, native Skype support and more

By on February 2, 2012 at 2:10 PM.

Purported Windows Phone 8 details leak: NFC, native Skype support and more

We’re still waiting for Microsoft to launch Windows Phone “Tango,” but supposed details have already emerged surrounding the next major Windows Phone release code-named “Apollo.” According to Pocketnow, which claims to have obtained a video of Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore that was intended to be viewed only by Nokia employees, Apollo will launch as Windows Phone 8. Read on for more. More →

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Angry Birds for Windows Phone launch moved to June 29th

By on May 19, 2011 at 3:14 AM.

Angry Birds for Windows Phone launch moved to June 29th

Despite early reports that Rovio would push Angry Birds for Windows Phone out of the nest on May 25th,  Microsoft said on Wednesday that the game won’t launch until June 29th. The good news is that there will be plenty of other new titles to hold Windows Phone users over. Hydro Thunder Go will debut on May 25th, Doodle Jump lands on June 1st, geoDefense will launch on June 8th, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 will be available on June 15th, and Plants vs Zombies will launch on June 22nd. Microsoft didn’t clarify why it pushed the launch out, but we suspect it’s just in an effort to offer a new game every week. Don’t forget: we’ll be reporting live from Microsoft’s Windows Phone press event in New York City next Tuesday at 10am, where we’ll hear more details on the platform. More →

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Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 taking off on May 25th

By on April 14, 2011 at 1:59 AM.

Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 taking off on May 25th

During a meeting with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore, AllThingsD was able to confirm that Rovio’s smash hit Angry Birds game will be available for Windows Phone 7 devices beginning on May 25th. That will leave BlackBerry OS as the last modern operating system to lack support for the title. Belfiore didn’t comment on how much the game would cost, but we hope it’s in the free to $0.99 range. Rovio has launched a number of seasonal updates to Angry Birds and most recently published Angry Birds Rio. It remains unclear which version will hit the Windows Marketplace. More →

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