Microsoft’s Hardware Slump Continues, 4.5 Million Lumia Sales in Q4
Jan31

Microsoft’s Hardware Slump Continues, 4.5 Million Lumia Sales in Q4

Microsoft has always struggled to become a major player in the mobile hardware market, and it seems no matter what the company does changing the situation may be impossible. Let’s look at the last quarter, which was the fourth of 2015, including the Christmas period, and was the first in which the company’s new Windows 10 Mobile platform and related handsets were launched. That seems like a recipe that could lead to some breakout...

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Nokia 230 is Microsoft’s New Feature Phone
Nov25

Nokia 230 is Microsoft’s New Feature Phone

A blast from the past, it is still amazing to think that mobile juggernaut Nokia is now longer really with us in a hardware capacity… until now. While Nokia helped to put the Windows platform on the map in recent years, the company is still best known for being the feature phone king, the best-selling mobile phone maker in the world during the 2000-2010 decade. The Finnish brand is now back with a new feature phone, the Nokia 230....

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Microsoft Website Update Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Coming Soon
Nov06

Microsoft Website Update Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Coming Soon

Last month Microsoft launched Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones, two handsets that ship with the new platform. Older Lumia device still locked on Windows Phone 8.1 are having to wait for their update, but it seems Microsoft is now moving the gears and that the roll out will begin shortly. The company has updated is Windows Support website to show details about Windows 10 Mobile for consumers, and how...

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Price Drop in France
Nov02

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Price Drop in France

We are considering the fact that Amazon France has cut the price of Microsoft’s new flagships (Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL) as bad news. It comes after the company slashed the price of the devices in the United Kingdom, and all this while the pair are only available for pre-order and have not even launched yet. The smaller Lumia 950 pre-ordered in France for €562.6 ($619 USD). That is a 6% price cut from the original price, which was...

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Microsoft Continuum Display Dock Free with Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
Oct30

Microsoft Continuum Display Dock Free with Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships are excellent smartphones, a great showcase for the Windows 10 Mobile platform. However, arguably the most interesting this about these handsets is that they have software called Continuum which means the 950’s can be plugged into a screen and used as bona fide mini-PCs. The only real problem with Continuum is that it needs a peripheral to connect to a screen, Microsoft’s Display...

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Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Up for Pre-Order in Europe
Oct28

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Up for Pre-Order in Europe

Microsoft launched two new flagships earlier in the month, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the pair running the new Windows 10 Mobile platform. Those smartphones have now been placed for pre-order purchase in Europe, including the United Kingdom. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will land in Italy and other countries in the EU on November 28th, before landing in the UK on December 3. While not outright bargains, the pair of high end...

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