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WhatsApp may not work with older BlackBerry or Windows phones in 2018

WhatsApp has determined that it will no longer support BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 and older beginning December 31, 2017.
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Poll: Windows Phone is finally dead, are you going to miss it?

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Tech’s grim reaper calls up Windows Phones, Sony set to revive Aibo robotic dog

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Microsoft VP confesses Windows 10 Mobile is effectively finished

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Windows Phone 8.1 is officially dead as Microsoft ends support


Microsoft CEO says the company's next smartphone will be incredibly futuristic

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'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' to cease updates on Windows Mobile phones

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The best apps every Windows Phone user should have

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Microsoft is working on the 'ultimate mobile device,' says CEO Satya Nadella

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Smartphones were the wedge between Ballmer and Gates

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Microsoft drops 100,000 apps from German and Italian Windows Stores

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The largest police force in the U.S. shuns iOS and Android, goes with Windows Phones

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Windows 10 Mobile reaches 14-percent share of Windows Phone market

Windows 10 Mobile is now at a 14-percent market share within the overall Windows Phone market, but it's still a fraction of the overall mobile market.
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The canceled unicorn known as the Nokia McLaren gets its 15 minutes of fame

The Nokia McLaren, a now-cancelled Windows Phone 8.1-powered handset, finally sees the light of day, but not for very long.
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1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018? We take that back, says Microsoft

Microsoft boldly predicted they'd have 1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018, but they're taking that back. Part of this is Windows Phone flopping.
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The Windows Phone subreddit is having an existential crisis over ‘Pokémon Go’

While many fans are enjoying 'Pokémon Go' on Android and iOS, Windows Phone fans have felt left out, and are going through all the stages of grief.
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Angry Birds developer abandons the Universal Windows Platform

Rovio is officially abandoning Microsoft's Windows platform, taking the Angry Birds titles with it to iOS and Android exclusively.
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Twitter hashes out future changes, Microsoft steps away from phones, Siri SDK

Twitter sticks to the 140-character limit but some major changes are on the way, Microsoft throws in the towel on phones, Apple to release an SDK for Siri.
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Microsoft is getting out of the low-end phone business once and for all

Microsoft's selling the last vestiges its low-end feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary. It expects the deal to close later this year.
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Apple’s 3D Touch is so last year, Microsoft is working on something even cooler

Microsoft Research is developing pre-touch display technology that can sense the approach of your fingers in order to adapt the interface.

Want a cup of Joe? The Starbucks app is finally coming to Windows Phone

Android and iOS users have enjoyed the Starbucks app for a while now, but Windows users have been left out. But now, Starbucks is coming to Windows Phone.
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When will my Lumia get Windows 10 Mobile? Everything you need to know

Windows 10 Mobile is finally rolling out now to select Windows 8.1 phones.
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Microsoft's new app lets you log in to your computer by using Bluetooth and your smartphone

Microsoft's updated Authenticator app, which isn't yet publicly available, lets you log into a Windows 10 machine by pairing your smartphone via Bluetooth.
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WhatsApp won’t support BlackBerry, other older mobile platforms by the end of 2016

WhatsApp will leave BlackBerry, Android 2.1 and 2.2, Windows Phone 7.1, and other older mobile operating systems behind by the end of 2016.
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The three-year-old Nokia Lumia 520 is still the most popular Windows Phone smartphone

Even with a three-year lifespan, the Nokia Lumia 520 is still the most widely-used Windows Phone handset in the world.
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Microsoft may launch its mobile keyboard on multiple platforms, starting with the iPhone

Microsoft is bringing its popular Word Flow keyboard to other third-party platforms in the next few months, starting with the iPhone.
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Windows 10 ecosystem review (Windows 10, Phone, Xbox)

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Is the leaked HP Falcon Windows phone evidence of HP’s return to making phones?

The HP Falcon is a newly leaked smartphone that may have a phablet-sized screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and run Microsoft's Windows 10 software.
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New pictures emerged of Nokia's cancelled gesture-sensing Windows Phone

New images of the Nokia's ill-fated Lumia McLaren, once the rumored successor to the much-lauded Lumia 1020, have emerged on Chinese social media.
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Windows Phone market share drops to 1.7 percent, as Android and Huawei’s fortunes rise

New data from Gartner shows Windows Phone's market share dropping to 1.7 percent from 3 percent last year. Meanwhile, Huawei's smartphone sales rise.
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Microsoft kills support for Android porting to Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced plans for Android and iOS developers to easily port their existing apps to Windows 10, but has put the Android feature on hold.
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Google plans to launch apps on Windows tomorrow

Google might be planning to support Windows 10 and 10 Mobile tomorrow at Microsoft's event, by announcing a range of apps available for the OS.
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Continuum continues to tease with retail entry on British site

Microsoft's Continuum smartphone broadcasting system may be closer to release than we thought, as a product has shown up on a British retail site.
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See how gestures would have controlled Microsoft’s cancelled McLaren phone

The Microsoft McLaren Windows phone was going to feature Kinect-like gestures, but it was scrapped. A new video reveals what Microsoft was planning.