Huawei Pulls Back on Network Side, but Still Hopes to Build U.S. Brand for Phones

Huawei EVP Colin Giles says the company doesn’t have an Apple- or Samsung-level marketing budget, but needs to somehow build its brand in order to compete beyond the entry-level phone market.
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Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

Sources confirm that Nokia’s effort to co-opt Android for its low-end smartphone business has endured and could even survive beyond the company’s acquisition by Microsoft.
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Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Go-Ahead From Justice Department

Unconditionally approved.
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Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia 1520’s giant size will turn off a lot of people, but if you’ve been craving Windows Phone on the big screen, it’s a solid (and your only) choice.
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YouTube and Xbox Still Working Together Just Fine. YouTube and Windows Phone Still Not Working Together at All.

See? YouTube and Microsoft can work together without triggering the end of the world.
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Instagram Comes to Windows Phone

Instagram launched an app for Windows Phone on Wednesday, three and a half years after the company was founded. The new app, which already exists on iOS and Android, could help Instagram with additional growth in international markets, where Windows Phone is seeing some increased traction. It may also be a good sell for Nokia, which offers the 1020 smartphone with a stellar 41-megapixel camera.

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Vine Comes to Windows Phone

Vine, the six-second-video-sharing mobile application owned by Twitter, announced on Tuesday that it has launched a Windows Phone application. The new app will include the same video-editing features that the iOS and Android versions have, as well as a handful of Windows Phone-specific options. Vine announced 40 million registered users in August.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Twitter’s Product Problem and Ballmer Keeps His Microsoft Shares

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Nokia’s Lumia 1520 Phablet Hitting AT&T for $199 With Contract, Pre-Orders Starting Friday

AT&T said that it will start taking orders for the six-inch Lumia 1520 phablet on Friday, charging $199 for those who sign a new two-year contract. The large-screen Windows Phone, which will hit shelves Nov. 22 was announced last month by Nokia.

Windows Phone: Today Italy, Tomorrow the World!

Windows Phone has overtaken iOS in Italy.
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Nokia Sets October 22 for Next Product Launch