First image of Windows only branded smartphone
Sep15

First image of Windows only branded smartphone

When HTC and Microsoft launched the HTC One M8 on the Windows Phone platform last month there was a subtle hint in the name towards the future of the ecosystem. The device was called the HTC One M8 for Windows, with Microsoft choosing not to use “Windows Phone” because the company instead wants to unify the platform. Microsoft is eager for there to be no differentiating names between its products and the company wants the brand to be...

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Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft
Sep10

Goodbye to Nokia from Microsoft

Since buying Nokia’s devices and services division earlier in the year, Microsoft has been ripping the company up. First Redmond pulled the plug on feature phones, saying it would stop making them within 18 months, than it ditched Nokia’s early steps into Android, and now Microsoft has decided it will stop using the Nokia name altogether. According to reports today, the Lumia 730 and 830 launched last week will be the last to also...

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Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget
Sep04

Lumia 830 is a PureView device on a budget

Microsoft had a ready-made company on its hands when it bought Nokia’s mobile devices division earlier this year. That’s why Redmond has been able to just carry on as normal, releasing Nokia’s Lumia devices as if the company never came under new ownership. The latest arrived today at IFA, the Nokia Lumia 830, as Microsoft’s latest mid-range addition to the Windows Phone 8 market. Microsoft is pushing the 830 as an affordable way to...

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Microsoft explains why Windows Phone is the safest platform
Sep02

Microsoft explains why Windows Phone is the safest platform

When it comes to mobile security, people do not seem to be as in tune to the threats as they are on their desktop PCs. However, the numerous reports of Android being hacked and a bunch of celebrities flaunted naked all over the internet this week possibly because of iCloud show that we should be savvier with our mobile security. Google readily admits that Android needs improving, although the problem with security on the platform is...

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Lumia “Selfie” Tease for Microsoft September 4th Event
Sep01

Lumia “Selfie” Tease for Microsoft September 4th Event

With Apple's event coming up later this month on the 9th it's easy to forgot that Microsoft has an event coming up on the 4th. The rumor is that this event introducing the Microsoft Lumia 730/735 with it's key feature being a 5mp front facing camera. The above invitation that they sent out seems to confirm this rumor. Rumored specs for this device are as follows: 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack display Quad-core Snapdragon processor 1 GB of...

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Opera Mini the default browser on legacy Nokia’s
Aug21

Opera Mini the default browser on legacy Nokia’s

Microsoft and Opera have announced a new partnership today that will see the Opera Mini web browser placed on Nokia features phones around the world. The companies have agreed a licensing agreement that will see one of the most popular mobile browsers land on a slew of entry level Nokia handsets, including the successful ASHA range. The Windows platform has enjoyed steady growth in emerging markets, and in some cases even outsells the...

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