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EA Games announces exclusive Nokia Windows Phone games

LIVE FROM NOKIA WORLD 2011: EA Games has announced it will make a range of …

Reports: Nokia to unveil three WP devices this week

Nokia will reportedly unveil three new handsets running Windows Phone OS this week, representing the first fruits of its tie up with Microsoft

Microsoft launches Windows Phone app promotion programme

Microsoft has introduced its Your App Here advertising campaign to help Windows Phone developers promote their apps more effectively

First Nokia WP devices due next week; Microsoft execs criticise Android

Microsoft executives revealed that the first Nokia handset running Windows Mobile will be unveiled next …

Microsoft refreshes Mango developer tools

Microsoft announced the Beta 2 Refresh of its Windows Phone SDK 7.1, which it said “represents a month of great progress by the engineering team, further refining and improving the Mango developer experience.”

Nokia unveils first Meego device, updates mid-tier range

Nokia updated its handset portfolio, including the official unveiling of its first device powered by the Meego platform, as part of a press launch which only served to highlight some of the issues it is facing. The company, yet again, “restated its commitment to Symbian,” despite the fact that this platform is being phased out in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform – and with reports that the channel is now lukewarm, at best, to Symbian OS devices.

Microsoft acts to deter bulk app publishers

Microsoft introduced new rules detailing the bulk submission of apps, noting that “in recent weeks, a handful of companies have individually published hundreds of apps in a matter of a few days.”

Microsoft details WM6.5 phase out

Microsoft confirmed that from 15 July 2011, developers will no longer be able to submit new apps to its Windows Marketplace for Mobile, its store for products targeting Windows Mobile 6.5 devices.

Microsoft intros Azure support for iOS and Android

Microsoft announced its Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, which it said means “developers can use the cloud to accelerate the creation of applications on the major mobile platforms.”

IDC: Samsung knocks Nokia from European handset top-spot

Research firm IDC said that Samsung had usurped Nokia to become the biggest handset vendor in the Western European market, with Apple also unseating Nokia to become the biggest smartphone vendor in the region.