WinSource Recap: Vine, Flipboard, Lumia 2520 release date, and Goldfinger

WS Recap

This was another great week in Windows Phone and Windows news. Some big name apps we’ve been waiting for finally launched, we got an official release date for an upcoming device, some new Nokia codenames were leaked, and much more. Below you will find a curated list of our biggest stories in the last five days. Enjoy!

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More Nokia codenames leak, this time with a Jame Bond theme

Just because Nokia is selling its Devices and Services division doesn’t mean they have stopped working. @evleaks has once again discovered some new Nokia devices with interesting codenames.

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Windows Phone 8.1 usage discovered in Facebook Pages Manager app

It’s been a while since we talked about Windows Phone 8.1, but rest assured Microsoft and Nokia are still working on it. How do we know? Thanks to @nazwil we can see that Windows Phone build 8.1.

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Vine for Windows Phone is finally here, but does it matter? [Video]

Since Vine is a Twitter creation it looks very similar to the official Twitter app. The design and UI are essentially the same, just swap out Twitter cyan for Vine green. The real differences are in what the app can actually do.

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30 years ago Windows was first released, see how much it has changed

In November of 1983 Bill Gates officially announced Windows 1.0. The OS wouldn’t launch until two years later, but that marked the beginning of Windows. In the 30 years since that day we have seen the OS undergo many different changes.

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Report: Windows Phone market share up 156% since last year

One of the winners from last quarter is Windows Phone. In the wake of Blackberry’s continued collapse Windows Phone and Android are eating up more market share.

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Nokia Refocus now available for Lumia phones, we go hands on [Video]

One of the many apps shown off at Nokia World was an interesting camera app called “Refocus.” Today the app was finally released for Lumia phones, so we had to take a look at it.

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Nokia ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Moneypenny’ will be first with Windows Phone 8.1, new ’3D touch’ feature included

Windows Phone 8.1 is the next major update to the OS, and usually Microsoft likes to kick off a new update with some new hardware. @evleaks says the Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny will be the first devices with Windows Phone 8.1.

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‘My Talking Tom’ arrives for Windows Phone, launches alongside Android and iOS

This uber popular virtual pet app has been downloaded millions of times on other platforms, and now Talking Tom is starring in a brand new game that has launched simultaneously for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

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Details about two future Nokia devices reveal Siri-like assistant and another giant camera

Earlier this week @evleaks tweeted about a few future Nokia devices. Yesterday he gave us a little more information about those two phones, but today he has info on a couple of other devices.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet officially launching on November 22nd for $399

As expected, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet will be launching on November 22nd. Nokia finally confirmed this today with a post on their blog. The tablet will be available from AT&T for $399.

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Flipboard for Windows: Making your news look good [Video]

Yesterday saw the long-awaited arrival of Flipboard for Windows 8(.1). This app was first made popular on iOS as a gorgeous way to read news from websites. Since then Flipboard has migrated to Android and now Windows tablets and PCs. Was it worth the wait?

What was your favorite story this week?


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