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Windows Phone expected to push BlackBerry out of third place in the UK

Windows Phone expected to push BlackBerry out of third place in the UK

The number of people using Windows-based smartphones in the UK is expected to overtake the number of BlackBerry users this year, according to a new report from digital marketing specialist eMarketer.

It anticipates the number of BlackBerry users dropping by 35.2% this year to 2.4 million, with an even steeper drop in 2015 to just 1.4 million users.

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HTC releases a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 in the USA

HTC releases a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 in the USA

HTC has announced a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One smartphone in the USA.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows shares many of the Android-powered M8’s features, including the all-metal casing, the large sensor ‘UltraPixel’ camera and the front-facing stereo speakers.

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BlackBerry's BBM is now available for Windows Phone

BlackBerry's BBM is now available for Windows Phone

BlackBerry has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring the BBM BlackBerry Messenger application to Windows Phone 8.

The new Windows Phone BBM app will offer features including BBM Chats, BBM Feeds and group messaging.

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Microsoft announces its cheapest Windows Phone Lumia smartphone ever

Microsoft’s Devices Group, which recently learned it was to lose thousands of jobs, has announced a new low-cost Windows Phone smartphone.

The Lumia 530 is described by Microsoft as “the most affordable Lumia to date” and will go on same next month for an estimated retail price of €85 before taxes and subsidies (£67 ex.VAT; £81 incl. VAT).

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Feature phone upgraders appear to be choosing Android

The latest mobile industry analysis from ​ABI Research show that that Android is still dominating quarterly shipment figures.

Its report for Q1 2014 shows Android (including the Android Open Source Project) accounting for 80% of all smartphone shipments.

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