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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First 64Bit Windows Phone is a “Budget” Device at only 119 Euro
Sep09

First 64Bit Windows Phone is a “Budget” Device at only 119 Euro

There have been a slew of budget friendly Windows Phone devices coming out of late for sub hundred Euro mark, however none of them had anything really special besides price to make them stand out. Well if you are willing to spend a few more Euro's (119 to be exact) you can get the first Windows Phone with a 64bit processor, the Alcatel Pop 2. To be honest though other then the 64bit thing the specs are kind of unimpressive as it has...

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Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?
Aug27

Nokia to Still Make Windows Phone Devices After Microsoft Contract Expires?

  Being a Nokia user since the mid-nineties I am trying to wait patiently to figure out what Nokia's next smartphone move will be in mid 2015/early 2016  when the company is completely free of its Microsoft contract. So I posed the question to Nokia Via Twitter and they responded.   As you can see from above they claim that they will be making Windows Phone devices when they can start making their own smartphones again. However...

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Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”
Aug25

Huawei to No Longer Make Windows Phone “for now”

One of Microsoft's plans going forward for the growth of Windows Phone is low end devices that will reach the emerging markets and the first time smartphone user. Well that plan just took a big time hit with phone manufacturer Huawei announcing they will no longer be making Windows Phone devices. Reason given? Windows Phone is "not profitable" for them. This is according to Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group in...

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Microsoft Lumia 830 next to the Lumia 930
Aug25

Microsoft Lumia 830 next to the Lumia 930

Microsoft is holding a press event at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 4th and the company has confirmed it will be launching at least one new smartphone. In fact, there are likely to be two new handsets rolled out, the "selfie" oriented Lumia 730 and the camera focused Lumia 830. The latter of those devices has shown up again today in a render that puts it shoulder to shoulder with the Lumia 930. The Lumia 930 was once known...

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