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Win a new Windows Phone from Amtrak (US only)

Want a new Windows Phone? Ride Amtrak on a somewhat regular basis? Then you, my friend, have the chance to win a brand new Windows Phone from Amtrak. There’s a contest going on right now with the folks over at Amtrak that we missed covering sooner. They’ve already given out two Windows Phone devices, but there’s still a two more up for grabs. Full details below on this contest open to U.S. residents.

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The Nokia Lumia Icon is coming to Verizon very soon. In fact it lands on Verizon in two days on the 20th of this month. There’s already a handful of you out there looking forward to getting the handset when it’s officially available. You could buy the smartphone yourself. Or you could enter to win one from Nokia US and a trip to an iconic location. Details below.

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Earlier today, Nokia India announced the second season of their app reality show - Your Wish is My App. Following the unanticipated success of the first season, the show is intended to kindle the imagination of app enthusiasts.

The campaign will give consumers the opportunity to submit mobile application ideas that have the potential to be developed into successful apps for the Windows Phone Store and stand a chance to become a millionaire.

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Nokia kicked off its global Create contest late last year and we've covered new missions kicking off as the program ran its course. Developers were invited to develop apps for a number of categories, ranging from image and photography all the way to work life. Nokia has now announced the grand winner of the Create contest, as well as winning apps for each category.

Pass the break to see who won and pick them up for your phone today!

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If you want a chance to score one of Toshiba’s Encore tablets than you must act fast. A contest is being held on Twitter known as “Get a Smile, Share a Smile”, and if you want to take part in the action then check out the contest instructions below. Be sure to do so now, as the contest closes at midnight PST tomorrow!

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Pouch is a popular Pocket client for Windows Phone. You may recall earlier this month of a Windows Phone Central contest where we asked our talented community to come up with a new logo for the app. We've received some superb designs on our community forum and the time has now come for a winner to be selected, which is where we require your assistance yet again.

Head on past the break to see our shortlist and choose your favourite design.

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Last May, the Windows Phone Central community came together and helped pick a new name for Instagram app Itsdagram. You know now that app as Instance, the first Windows Phone app with native uploading to Instagram available in the Store. Now we’re going to pull together as a community and help redesign the logo for Pouch, a Pocket client in the Windows Phone Store.

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With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be nice to spread some joy and give away some accessories to our awesome readers! Whether you're looking for a case to protect your phone or tablet, some new headphones so you can keep rocking into the new year, or some extra power to see you through long winter nights, we've got you covered!

So, how do you enter to win a free accessory? That part is easy. Head over to the Windows Phone Central store and look around. Pick out what accessory you would like to have if you were chosen as a winner, and then come back here and post the link in the comments below. We will pick five winners and send their picks out to them! Please, only one entry per person, and anyone caught breaking that rule will be disqualified. The contest is open worldwide! We will announce next week who the winners are. Good luck!

 

UPDATE!

The winners are:

  • batuhanarican
  • Dipal Gandhi
  • jayruguitar
  • Mladen Mikovic
  • rickyb1106
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In conjunction with Microsoft’s 12 days of deals, they are also running the Holiday Gift Exchange until December 20th. Starting from December 9th, you can complete the entry form to “open” the gift you’re presented, or click on one of the alternative gifts shown on the site to see if you’re an instant winner. You could win a $500 gift code to microsoftstore.com.

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The TechnNet UK team have announced a new festive competition for developers - say hello to The Twelve Days of Geekmas. Familiar with the original 12 days of Christmas jingle? Well, take that and add in a load of cool giveaways and you'll have the idea as to how Microsoft is going to celebrate the festive countdown. Unwrap the break to see what it's all about.

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Nokia has teamed up with the Thomson Reuters Foundation (www.trust.org) to launch a new international photography contest, aimed at empowering women around the world through capturing images. Everyone is encouraged to submit entries that explore women's empowerment in themes such as leadership, courage, passion, and motherhood to name but a few. 

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Nokia has once again announced winners from its Create contest. Should you not be familiar with the developer contest, said folk are tasked to create apps for Windows Phone, following certain missions and including desired features - these Mini Missions can be focused on certain features of the operating system or Nokia Lumia handset.

This approach by the company ensures that different types of apps are included in the submissions, with the goal to bring more choice to consumers with high quality apps and filling any holes in the catalogue of content on the Windows Phone Store. Head on past the break to check out which apps won designated missions.

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Microsoft has not been shorthanded when it comes to giving out prizes based around their latest gaming console, the Xbox One. Previously, the company offered up a chance to design a new Xbox One Gamerpic and have 100 winners spotlighted in the community (along with a free Xbox One controller). If that contest isn’t your style, you can check out Microsoft’s latest contest to design a custom controller.

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*UPDATE* The winner is... Funky Cricket! Congratulations! Watch your email. *UPDATE*

The Asphalt franchise has long been one of my favorites when I'm in the mood for fast cars and hot competition. This week marked the release of Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest edition to the series, for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8! With 47 high-performance luxury dream cars from all the top manufacturers, new exotic locations and 180 events, you are definitely going to want to check this game out right now! Keep reading for more details, and to see how you can enter to win a $100 Windows Store gift card!

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