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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Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d
Jul22

Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d

During the Windows Phone 8.1 introduction there were a ton of new features shown off and almost all of them have made it to the Windows Phone 8.1 preview expect for one.  That was the new and improved lock screen.  Then last week Joe Belfiore (head of Windows Phone/Tablet/PC product definition & design) tweeted that this feature was only a week or so of coming out in beta form. Now a hands on video of these new lock screen...

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Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones
Jul21

Prestigio arrives with two new Windows Phones

Microsoft's decision to make Windows Phone a free platform for developers should reap rewards from a hardware perspective this year. Aside from industry heavyweights, Microsoft has talked about several partnerships with smaller manufacturers, some of those handsets we have seen before. Today, Prestigio, a company working on the Windows Phone platform has announced two new device, one of which has already launched last weekend. The...

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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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