Nokia to sell its first Windows phone in Australia in March, the Lumia 800

Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are gearing up to sell the Lumia 800, which will be available in black, cyan, magenta and white, Nokia announced today.

“Interest locally for Nokia Lumia, our first range with Windows Phone devices, has been extremely positive,” Nokia Australia’s managing director, Chris Carr, said.

“There is a significant appetite from operators and retailers looking to offer consumers a real smartphone alternative.”

Mr Carr said he hoped the Lumia 800 would be a turning point for the company in Australia.

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Microsoft Will Bring Skype to Windows Phone Soon

Since windows phone 7 are on the shelf for quite some time, one of the major remaining questions now is everybody’s been asking about Windows Phone 7 is, when will it get Skype? After all, Microsoft did buy out the VoIP company for $8.5 billion in cash last October. Microsoft says it’s “coming soon.”

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Windows Phone Answer to iPhone 4S’ Siri: Ask Ziggy

Ever since was introduced to the market as the most impressive feature of Apple’s latest smartphone, rivals have been trying to come up with voice recognition applications to keep up with the game.

Now, Shai Leib, a developer focusing on the Windows Phone platform, has created Ask Ziggy an app for the OS employing a simple user interface similar to Siri. Owners of Windows Phone 7 devices can use their voice to search for information and ask questions, rather than having to type queries.


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