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Verizon to get HTC One (W8) for Windows Phone on August 21

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Reports that HTC would be reconfiguring their popular Android based One M8 for Windows Phone have been circulating for months with Verizon as the flag bearer, but details of the device – and release – are now coming into focus. Tonight, Engadget is reporting that the name of the phone is called "One (M8) for Windows," which is a little awkward, although if you drop the M8 it has a nice ring to it.

Engadget reports that they phone should launch by on "Verizon during the third quarter, or no later than the end of September" although our sources tell us that Microsoft Stores have a planning date of August 20 with a launch on the 21st. The off-contract, full price of the phone is listed at $610 with on-contract price most likely nearing $199. The name is also confirmed as "One (M8) for Windows" according to documents we have seen.

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Readit gains 1080p support and more for Windows Phone

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Judge rules Steve Ballmer can buy the Los Angeles Clippers

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How to pin games, apps, videos, or music to Xbox One Home

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Cortana asking for feedback to get better

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WPCentral gets its colors back with our latest website update

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Late last week, Windows Phone Central had a nice little refresh to our website. The new header to the site has a more modern appearance, is dynamic (try clicking into a story and watch it change topics), and it features more of our guides and super pages, like our Windows Phone 8.1 Update Tracker for quick access.

The one downside to the deployment was the color scheme was not exactly _something many of us wanted. Of course, I mentioned we would be changing it soon and sure enough, our hardworking developers and designers have brought back our familiar magenta, and cyan colors from days past. Hooray! Therefore, you get those new features _and the accustomed colors too. Later, we can still look to add custom themes for registered members.

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Fix your face with Facetune for Windows Phone

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Fix your face with Facetune for Windows Phone

Were you born with a mug that only your momma could love? Or maybe your pores are acting up. Then you're going to love the new Facetune app for Windows Phone. It's a popular app on Android and iPhone that brings professional quality touchup to your photos. Use it to brighten your teeth, remove blemishes and more. Details and a download link can be found below.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 is here (Updated)

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 is here (Updated)

Starting today, Fitbit is announcing the availability of their official app for Windows Phone 8.1. Fitbit is the standard for wearable fitness tracking devices with their One, Flex and Force trackers, in addition to their Aria fitness scale. The new Fitbit app for Windows Phone 8.1 finally lets those who leverage Fitbit technology to sync their data on the go just using their Windows Phone. Fitbit keeps track of the progress of friends, steps taken, distance traveled, floor climbed, weight, calorie intake, and full user history.

Windows Phone Central first reported movement on the Fitbit app for Windows Phone back in December when the company sought to hire a developer for the project. Fast forward six months later and the app is here. From a gorgeous design that embraces the Modern UI to the Live Tile to the speed, the Fitbit app for Windows Phone 8.1 is well worth the wait.

Let's check it out in our video review!

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Beats Music updated with verified badges and more

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Wakie Windows Phone app lets users 'wake up' with a new person every day

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P90X will get Xbox One owners ripped with new Xbox Fitness edition

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Grab these awesome Live Lock Screen custom wallpapers

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On Friday, Microsoft released the first beta of their Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1. One of the neat aspects of the app is the ability to use custom wallpapers. Although adding your own image is in and of itself not groundbreaking, the prospects of creating images that leverage the unique clock designs is certainly enticing.

In our forums, some Photoshop enthusiasts are hard at work creating numerous backgrounds for the different clocks. A few members are posting the bare image plus the after shot to show how it looks in action on the Live Lock Screen, and there are a few gems that you may want to grab.

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Kitty in the Box slides into Windows Phone immediately after iOS launch

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Ready for another challenging game that is hard to put away? If you said yes, you should check out Kitty in the Box. Originally released for iOS earlier this month, it has also just been released for Windows Phone. It looks really cute and simple, but it's not as easy as you think.

We've installed Kitty in the Box on our Nokia Lumia 930. Check out the gameplay video after break.

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Two free games each for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in August via Games With Gold

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Microsoft wants people to 'Meet Cortana' on new Windows Phone page

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