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Virgin Mobile Canada giving away free monthly trial of HTC 8S

Virgin Mobile Canada giving away free monthly trial of HTC 8S

With the launch of Microsoft’s new range of Windows 8 and windows Phone 8 devices, the upcoming year seems to be quite promising for different OEM’s to showcase their respective Windows 8 products. HTC are one of those who are leading the line along with Nokia and Samsung in launching one of their very first range of Windows Phone 8 powered device, the HTC 8S and with that said it has come up with new and innovative ways to market the initial launch. Verizon Mobile Canada along with HTC have gone an extra mile by giving away the devices to their customers free for a month.     Anyone who is willing to participate has to fill out a sign-up form, and the candidates chosen by Virgin Mobile will be given a unit for a period of 1 month. Collecting feedback, of course, is one of the reasons for Virgin to launch its testing program. Smart move on the part of the cellular carrier who are aiming at creating as much awareness about the Windows Phone 8 devices as possible before the new...

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Windows 8 getting updated to Windows Blue – Rumor

Windows 8 getting updated to Windows Blue – Rumor

Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have started to storm the market be it on laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones or even one of these new Ultrabook convertibles. Though it is a fairly new system and has been on the market for only a short amount of time, rumors have it that Microsoft are already working on an update for the new Windows OS called “Windows Blue”. The rumored new Windows is supposed to look similar to Windows 8, but will have some minor UI tweaks and some other noticeable changes like pricing. Though, it will still stick to the ‘Windows 8″ name,  as Microsoft wants Windows Blue to be on each and everyone’s computer. This means that the new OS could be available for free to make sure users will be willing to upgrade so soon. Then Microsoft would as it usually does offer yearly updates across desktop and mobile devices. This is still a rumor, and how much of it is true, no one knows but only time will...

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Microsoft launches Windows 8 in Pakistan

Microsoft launches Windows 8 in Pakistan

  November 13th marked the day when Google unveiled its new line of Nexus devices running on the most anticipated Android 4.2 software, ‘Jelly Bean”. The very same day Microsoft brought to Pakistan, its new OS Windows 8. Since then the next-gen Operating System has started a buzz all around the country. Windows 8 is the predecessor to Microsoft’s most’ successful OS to-date, Windows 7 and is built on the its platform. It not only caters to the traditional desktop computers but also touch enabled hand held devices, such as the new range of Ultrabooks, Slates, Tablets, All-In-Ones and Convertibles to name a few.     Microsoft Pakistan recently held a two day event (13th and 14th) at a local hotel in Karachi. The event, hosted by Sherif Morsi, Windows Client Business Group Lead, was divided into two parts one for the developers and tech savvy personnel, and another for enterprises and small businesses. “Windows 8 is a re-imagination of a Windows concept, beginning a new era for us, with no comprise on the software – stated Mr. Morsi. At the event the new operating system was seen running on all sort of devices such as Acer’s All-In-One “7600U”, Lenovo’s new convertible Ultrabook, “Yoga” etc. Windows 8 has been redesigned on the new Metro User Interface (UI), but also keeps the old desktop interface as well. There are a couple of changes made to the OS keeping in mind its dual functionality for Touch and Non Touch devices. The OS comes in three categories, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. There are a few differences between the RT and Pro, the key differences being:     Windows 8 has been rumored to come in a 128 bit version as well, but only the 32 and 64 bit versions are available to this point. The Windows OS will be available for purchase via two methods either you upgrade your original Windows 7 to Windows via download from their site for a special introductory price of $14.99 or purchase a FPP (Full Package Product) which is the whole box basically for $69.99. The special offer is only available for those users who have purchased a Windows 7 running device after June 2, and is valid till January 31. According to Mr. Morsi, “Windows 8 reflects your personality. It is a convergence on Work and Play” Windows 8 Features Picture Password: The OS comes with an innovative password method called Picture Password. A picture of your choice pops up on the screen and to unlock the device you can draw a circle,a few dots or even a straight line. Putting a password was never this fun!...

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Microsoft agree to bring Xbox Music for Android

Microsoft agree to bring Xbox Music for Android

  It seems that Microsoft aren’t just planning to launch Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and with that said, the software giants are once again making headlines (initially it was Microsoft’s Zune Player which introduced the company to this category) into the world of digital music with its new Xbox Music service. Launching across Windows 8 PCs and tablets, Windows Phone 8 handsets and Xbox 360, Xbox Music won’t be limited to Microsoft’s own platforms, though, as the company has today confirmed that it will eventually be heading to Android and iOS as well which is great news for both Google and Apple respectively. Xbox Music in addition to the standard music streaming service, will also reportedly comprise a digital download service, a cloud music storage offering and an iTunes Match-like service for importing tracks from CDs or other sources.     Now before you get all excited, let us gently remind everyone that there is no such thing as a “Free Lunch” so in order for you to access the service on these platforms, you’ll have to pay a $10/month subscription. The free ad-supported Xbox Music experience will only be available on Windows 8 PCs. It seems that Microsoft are planning to rival Google’s Play Music service which is currently only available in the U.S. with its Xbox Music for Android devices and they might even succeed in doing so if (and only IF) the company decides to offer its features to a wide range of countries outside their own territory and also before Google intend to change their mind....

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Microsoft planning to launch Windows 8 smartphone in 2013

Microsoft planning to launch Windows 8 smartphone in 2013

  Microsoft has been one of the hot topics recently being discussed, as Windows 8 comes ever so closer to its launch. Recently some rumors are afloat that Microsoft is secretly working on its own Windows 8 smartphone. According to the rumors the phone will be competing directly with the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.  As Windows 8 is going to be launched on Nokia and Samsung devices later this fall, Microsoft is planning to make its own device running its own software. The sources though have not given any detail on the smartphone’s development stage or when it may be coming out. According to a report publish by China Times, Microsoft is getting ready to launch its very own Windows 8 smartphone  and will be named under the “Surface” brand and will most likely be available in first quarter of 2013. Microsoft has high hopes for its multi platform OS, so to make a device worthy of it, will surely be something for us to look forward to....

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Nokia set to file patent against HTC WP 8X – [RUMOUR]

Nokia set to file patent against HTC WP 8X – [RUMOUR]

Seeking for a ban has become very common these days it seems. Every company is trying to take the other to court. According to recent rumors, Nokia is the new horse in the ban race who are seeking a ban for HTC’s Windows Phone 8X line of Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia have accused the Taiwanese Giant of copying the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 in terms of front panel design. According to sources : The reports are saying Nokia is preparing to get HTC 8X banned in various parts of the world from going on sale when it will launch in November. Nokia has said in reports that the front-face of HTC 8X looks identically same as of the Lumia 820 followed by side-curves of the phone body.   Nokia’s Sales and Marketing Head, Chris Weber has already been seen to be hitting HTC hard via his twitter account. The comments were aimed at the new Windows 8 HTC phones which were launched last week. One of his tweets stated : “It takes more than matching color to match the innovation of the Lumia 920.” Though it has also been said that Microsoft being the manufacturer of  Windows 8 OS running on both Nokia and HTC’s devices will not let the patent pass through as it would not want such a mess on its...

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