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We’re in a quiet period right now for new Windows Phone handsets. Sure the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka the Lumia 929) is coming out relatively soon, but that device was expected months ago. After that handset comes out we really don’t expect much new hardware until after Build when Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to be unveiled. Nonetheless, Nokia has an unlisted video on their YouTube channel and we've got the scoop below. 

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Nokia has published its Treasure Tag application to the Windows Phone Store. The app enables consumers with treasure tag accessories to set up and track said devices, which can be attached to anything from a keying to bags and other belongings. While the app is readily available, the accessory is yet to be make it through retail so don't get too excited as there's still some waiting to do. Pop past the break for more details and store links.

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Nokia Windows Phones are solid smartphones running Microsoft's mobile operating system and we've previously looked at how physically durable the devices are. According to AdDuplex reports, almost 90 percent of all Windows Phones are part of the Nokia Lumia family of devices. Consumers have enjoyed both stability and reliability when it comes to said Nokia hardware, but there are times when things can go wrong.

The Finnish manufacturer has made its Software Recovery Tool available for consumers to download, should they experience issues with their Nokia Windows Phone and its OS. It seems to be a re-brand of the 'Nokia Software Update for Retail', which we covered months ago as a solution to fixing your Lumia.  Nokia appears to have made now made it 'public' instead of a tool for themselves.

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Nokia and Wortmann AG today announced a new partnership for Nokia smartphones in the B2B market. Wortmann AG is a Microsoft distributor in Germany and is expected to utilise its previous experience to work wonders with Nokia hardware for businesses. The Nokia Lumia 1520 will join the Lumia 1020 and other Windows Phones to expand on Wortmann's IT solutions. 

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We only just covered a super sweet Lumia 920 deal on the website of UK supermarket Tesco, but Nokia UK tweeted out an offer over on O2 for the Lumia 520. The affordable Windows Phone is already cheap and frequently on sale across the board, but now UK mobile operator O2 has put the handset on sale when you choose the Pay As You Go (PAYG) option.

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The Nokia  Lumia 920 is a special Windows Phone. Not only was it the first Nokia Windows-based smartphone to sport wireless charging, the Lumia 920 was also the premium handset when Windows Phone 8 was released. Even though new hardware has been released with more advanced components, the Lumia 920 is still a high-end experience and runs Windows Phone 8 smoothly.

We've been alerted to a sweet deal at UK supermarket Tesco, where the Lumia 920 is available for £169.

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In another shrewd advertising move, Nokia sent rapper 50 Cent (aka, Curtis James Jackson III) one of their Lumia 1020 Windows Phones. This apparently comes after Nokia caught wind of a USA Today interview where 50 Cent was quoted saying he had purchased a smartphone simply for its camera. Nokia representatives bumped into him at CES 2014 and followed up with a little care package.

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Nokia today announced #LumiaBizTrial, a campaign offering businesses within the UK the opportunity to trial Lumia Windows Phones for free. Businesses that enter the programme will be provided with Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 625 and Lumia 520 units to demonstrate how Nokia and Microsoft technologies can compliment other systems already utilised by employees. A "highly personalised service pack" will also accompany the devices to illustrate the benefits of using Lumia Windows Phones for business.

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SkyDrive storage and integration with Windows Phone is a feature many take advantage of, whether it be for storing shots snapped with the great Lumia camera capabilities or Office documents created while on the move. Nokia Philippines currently has a sweet deal going on where you can bag 20GB extra cloud storage for an entire year when purchasing a Lumia Windows Phone. 

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a massive Windows Phone. That's not a negative point. It is big in a good sense. Fans of phablets running Android and other mobile platforms will enjoy the look, feel and impressive display, showing off all your favourite Live Tiles in beautiful 1080p. The smartphone is available at Vodafone in Turkey, should you reside in the region and be actively searching for a deal. Pass the break for the store links.

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Nokia is a massive company, there's no disputing that fact, but the manufacturer has been able to engage with its community of consumers and developers successfully since joining Windows Phone (and prior to that too). Interacting with customers and the community in general, whether it be through social media or even hosting themed events, is an important task but Nokia is one of those companies which is easy to approach, no matter who you are.

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Nokia Storyteller automatically arranges photos taken with your Lumia Windows Phone, using HERE services for data and categorisation. There's nothing worse than a messy album of galleries and Storyteller helps make this an issue of the past.

We recently covered a seemingly minor update in a previous app update roundup, but it appears as though this latest version also introduced problems for many Windows Phone owners. To top it all off, the app is now currently unavailable to those with high-end Lumia hardware.

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New AdDuplex data shows the Lumia 625 following the Lumia 520's growth with both Windows Phones taking Europe. Windows Phone is also shown to have had a rather successful Q4 2013.

AdDuplex, one of the largest advertising providers for both Windows and Windows Phone, has released data for the month of January. As is the case with each report we cover, the company has analysed usage from supported apps running the SDK to see how Windows Phone has altered, compared to previous months.

There were reports that Nokia failed to sell as many Lumia Windows Phones in Q4 2013 as the company did in Q3, but the ad provider recently released data to show that Windows Phone as a platform performed well through the fourth quarter.

Head past the break to see how the platform looks in the first month of 2014, including some new, unannounced hardware.

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We're half way through the week and while there are still numerous stories to break before the week ends, not to mention our own Windows 8 app and more, we've got an app update roundup for you all. Today we'll be covering Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft, Nokia's Storyteller and AppQuiz. Head on past the break to see what's new.

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It's no secret that Nokia Windows Phones sport the most advanced camera tech in the industry. Competition is close – we compared the Lumia 1520 against the iPhone 5 in benchmark tests – but the Finnish company still reigns supreme. A part of what makes certain Lumia Windows Phones so good when it comes to snapping those special moments comes down to gyroscopic stabilisation. Previously exclusive to Nokia, this technology for smartphones is now available on the open market.

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Your smartphone can say a lot about you, especially if your smartphone happens to be the massive Nokia Lumia 1520. There's just no mistaking that trademark Lumia look and the 6-inch 1080p screen. So when our fellow forum user, fawzib, who loves the yellow, but wants the professional vibe of white, couldn't decide, what did he do? He took to the Windows Phone Central forums for some input, that's what.

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The Lumia 929 (or Icon, as it's been referred as) is yet to be released by Nokia, but there have been numerous stories, rumours and leaks teasing consumers. Not only that, but China has already seen the Windows Phone be made available, even though it's a Verizon exclusive. The question we'd like to have you all answer is: will you be picking one up when it's eventually released? 

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