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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem at a press conference in London, UK February 11, 2011. Nokia and Microsoft plan to form a broad strategic partne

In a somewhat sudden move, Microsoft announced today that they are going to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business for 5.44 billion EUR in cash. This move was predicted for a long time, but nobody was really sure when it was going to come. (more…)

After the lunch of Windows Phone 8 the smartphones war has changed. Finally, has Microsoft created a worthy OS to compete with Android and IOS. Big changes has occurred to the operating system but the question lies on the devices it offers. Two of the best Windows Phone 8 devices in the current market are dominated by Nokia’s Lumia 920 and HTC’s 8x.

Since, the launch of these phones  the market competition or at-least people’s thoughts on the Windows Phone has massively changed. While, both the techies are tightly  features packed and beautifully designed. You might have heard of these phones, and chances are you have probably also heard that one is better than the other or vice verse. The truth however, is that you can’t really pick one or the other, because they are both excellent.

Now, lets take a look at these splendid phones.
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Earlier this year, Nokia unveiled their new imaging flagship, the PureView 808 with a 41MP camera sensor. Yes, you read that right: forty one megapixels. Given Nokia’s PureView research had started about 5 years ago, and the limitations of the current Windows Phone 7 devices, the 808 had to run Nokia’s old and battered Symbian OS, despite their current focus on Windows Phone with the Lumia range.

Following the positive praise for the PureView 808 in the tech world, and taking into consideration Nokia’s back-to-the-wall state and the imminent arrival of Windows Phone 8 that should lift some of the limitations, it has been all but confirmed that a Nokia PureView device running Windows Phone 8 will be announced during Nokia World next month.

I have had a Nokia PureView 808 in my hands for the past couple of weeks, trying and enjoying the camera in different conditions, and I am quite convinced that there’s a lot of potential in bringing this technology to the Windows Phone platform.

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Nokia and Microsoft. The Finnish company is bonding up with Redmond in an attempt to bolster the relative smartphone newcomer (Windows Phone 7) with the power of a dying smartphone brand. Sure, that sounds bleak, but I actually think that Microsoft and Nokia happen to be on to something.

What could it be? Ha! Like I’d spoil that in the preview.

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The Windows ecosystem is a very happening place with so much going on every passing day. There might not be an army of blogs covering every move of Microsoft in breathtaking detail, unlike in the case of our fruity competitor. But, that’s why we are here at Windows.AppStorm, right? From the core operating system to gaming and apps, juicy nuggets of information constantly come up.

But most of them might not merit a full length coverage in the traditional AppStorm style. So, at the end of a week, a few times per month, we’ll bring you some of the best Windows app news and updates. App developers, this is a great time to familiarize yourselves with our contact form to submit your news or tips.

Read on after the break for some of this week’s best Windows web app news and updates.

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