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Samsung ATIV SE review: A great Windows phone that's really hard to find

What do you get when you combine Windows Phone 8 with Samsung hardware? A wonderful phone with one big problem.

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Microsoft's Reading List, Movie Moments apps hit Windows Phone 8.1, fit right in

Reading List and Movie Moments are both great fits for Windows Phone and add to Microsoft's 'One Windows' vision.

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Ask Cortana anything: Sassy answers to 59 burning questions

If nothing else, the digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 proves she’s more fun than Siri and Google Now put together.

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Microsoft fixes bugs with OneDrive app on Windows Phone 8.1

Remember, the new Windows Phone 8.1 is still a developer edition. Users report issues with OneDrive on the latest OS, which Microsoft solves with an update.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 review: Major upgrade closes the gap with iOS and Android

With the Cortana digital assistant and a vibrant new interface, the OS is finally positioned to attract the users and developers it critically needs.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant to compete with Apple's Siri, Google Now

At Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco this week the company debuted Cortana, a voice assistant for Windows Phone similar to Google Now and Apple's Siri.

Nokia shows off new Windows 8.1 Lumia smartphones

Microsoft’s just-announced Windows Phone 8.1 operating system will run on three Nokia Lumia smartphones coming out this summer. Here's a closer look.

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Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 gets native voice call transfers and Cortana integration

Skype is getting even deeper integration with Windows Phone in version 8.1 including seamless voice call transfers and voice command video calls.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Nokia unveils photo-centric Lumia 930, plus midrange Lumias 630 and 635

The Lumia 930 is essentially the international variant of the recently released Nokia Icon, while the Lumia 630 and 635 are both mid-range Windows Phones.