The Lumia 530 looks like a budget masterpiece
Jul23

The Lumia 530 looks like a budget masterpiece

This is Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 530, the very reason why the company purchased Nokia earlier this year. Okay, not this exact handset, but ones like it. That's because the Lumia 530 is a smartphone that hits the dead center of the target it is aiming for, delivering an almost perfect budget package to emerging markets. Sure, Microsoft hopes that the flagship Lumia devices such as the 930 Icon will crack difficult markets like the US,...

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Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?
Jul21

Has Microsoft Set Nokia Up for a Comeback?

Microsoft has made a few "bold moves" in the past few weeks including the announcement that they will no longer be producing feature phones including the popular and successful Asha and S40 devices. Not only that but as part of the massive layoffs they have let go the teams that work on those devices. You may be thinking how does all this help Nokia?  As part of the Microsoft buyout Nokia is not allowed to make smartphones until 2016,...

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No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft
Jul17

No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft

Microsoft's shocking but inevitable decision to cut jobs today has had a huge impact on the company's future mobile plans. Of the massive 18,000 jobs slashed, 12,500 come from the newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions and Redmond also put an end to the Nokia X Android line. That means we will not see any further forays into the Android market from device with the Nokia or Microsoft branding. That is contrary to recent...

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Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets
Jul15

Windows Phone on the rise in emerging markets

Anyone who has watched the growth of Windows Phone over the last two years will know that the platform has matured nicely, even if it does not make much of an impact in key markets. In emerging economies though Microsoft's mobile OS is doing very well and is even enjoying more success than the iPhone in 24 locations around the world, while the general growth in these areas is also pleasing for Microsoft. During the company's Worldwide...

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Microsoft States $99 Tablet Coming Plus $199  Notebooks Coming
Jul14

Microsoft States $99 Tablet Coming Plus $199 Notebooks Coming

Looks like Microsoft has started to take cues from the success Google is having with with it's Android/Chrome OS across all platforms.  First Microsoft makes the Windows/Windows Phone operating system free.  Then they tweaked it to run on lower spec'd devices all to get to the point of competing with the lower priced Android devices and it looks like they will succeed this fall. Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner...

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Budget Blu Windows Phone to Challenge the Lumia 520
Jul10

Budget Blu Windows Phone to Challenge the Lumia 520

For the longest time if you were looking for a quality budget Windows Phone 8 device you only had one place to go, the Nokia Lumia 520.  That is starting to change now that Microsoft is no longer charging to place the OS on devices.  The latest company to pick up on the OS is the American company BLU.  They have two new Windows Phone devices coming and both are very affordable even off contract. The more expensive of the two is the...

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