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Nokia has just announced the release of Windows Phone 7.8, which begins rolling out to supported devices immediately. The software, which offers those on Windows Phone 7.x a taster of the new features enjoyed by those on Windows Phone 8, has been quite a long time in waiting, and starting today and running through the next couple of weeks, users will receive a notification prompt regarding the update being ready for their handset.

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Windows Phone is Microsoft’s fledgling response to the overshadowing forces of iOS and Android in the smartphone industry, and having partnered up with Nokia to bring a very slick user experience on WP7.x, the two companies are a collaborative force once more, and at the forefront of the big Windows Phone 8 push.

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Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia is reportedly prepping a bunch of new Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices this year, according to a report TheVerge, whom Nokia is also said to have revealed plans to opt for a delectable aluminum body for at least one of the higher-end models. Currently codenamed Catwalk, it will also take on a thinner and lighter form factor than the current flagship – the Lumia 920.

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All of the recent Nokia and Windows Phone discussions may be centered around the Finnish company’s launch of the fantastic new Lumia range of devices powered by Windows Phone 8 but if you happened to have gotten in on the Lumia action during the first wave of releases last year then there could be a nice software related surprise waiting for your Lumia 800 device when it connects to the Zune software. Those who still make daily use of their Lumia 800 have obviously made the conscious decision that the upgrade to a newer Lumia device isn’t on the cards just yet but that shouldn’t stop 800 owners from updating the device to Windows Phone 7.8 as it becomes available through Zune.

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Many of us view our ringtone choice as a reflection of us, and as such, we find ourselves spending hour upon hour in deliberation, meticulously selecting one that adequately takes our fancy. Although we appreciate the production that goes into our favorite music tracks, we tend to see ringtones as little more than random jingles, but as Nokia has kindly demonstrated, much work is put in behind-the-scenes in order to create these complex alerts.

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The iPhone 5 has certainly had its moment in the limelight, and with Windows Phone 8 looming, a lot of the focus is no turning towards the initial batch of devices arriving for Microsoft’s upcoming platform. In order to further entice consumers away from Apple’s offering and towards its upcoming Lumia range, Nokia has put out an advertisement in which it takes a shot at the same old, black and white configurations offered with the iPhone 5.

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It’s been a pretty big day in mobile space, with two of the big guns both showcasing new products and innovations to be released in the near future. Motorola’s “On Display” event saw a glut of new devices slide into the fold, including the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD and RAZR M Android smartphones, while the Nokia and Microsoft partnership saw the birth of a couple significant new Lumia devices, as well as more details regarding Windows Phone 8.

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Nokia’s media event is all set to kick off tomorrow, where the Finnish company is expected to officially announce their next Windows Phone which will be powered by Windows Phone 8. Today, Nokia has released two new teaser videos related to their upcoming event on their official YouTube channel. Check them out after the jump.

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In the current smartphone climate, it seems that everyone is talking about devices like the iPhone and Samsung’s extremely popular Galaxy S III, or mostly devices that are built around iOS or Android. In all honesty, it is a bit of a short-sighted position to take, and although companies like Nokia have been cast into the wilderness in recent years, they have always been known for producing premium quality hardware. And now thanks to their partnership with Microsoft, we could hopefully see a re-emergence of the Finnish company.

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Nokia’s first batch of Lumia devices – in particular the 800 and 900 – yielded much positive press coverage, most notably including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is a big fan of the Lumia range and Windows Phone in general. As tech fans eagerly await the new Windows Phone 8 handsets, most of the attention will be focusing on what the Finnish company plans to bring to the table, and according to a report over at Chinese website WPDang, Nokia is to showcase the first two Windows Phone 8 handsets at Nokia World – which falls on September 5th.

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If you were thinking of picking up a Nokia Lumia 900 and happen to live in the UK, then you may wish to hold off on that purchase for a little while, with some interesting news coming out of the Finnish phone maker. In fact, if you’re also a fan of the super awesome Batman, then you’ll definitely want to hold your horses.

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