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Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

Display Mate crowns Galaxy Note 4 display Best of the Best

19 November, 2014 | comments (67)

A couple of months ago Display Mate proclaimed the Apple iPhone 6 display as the "best-performing LCD", it has done more testing and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earns the "best of the best" title. As part of a shootout it went up against the...


Front panel of unknown WP smartphone leaks, is it the 1030?

Front panel of unknown WP smartphone leaks, is it the 1030?

19 November, 2014 | comments (48)

The latest leak coming from China shows off a mysterious front panel of what appears to be a yet unannounced Windows Phone device. According to the source, the panel measures around 5" and could be meant as the front of the latest flagship to...


Microsoft Lumia 535 on pre-order in Germany for €120

Microsoft Lumia 535 on pre-order in Germany for €120

19 November, 2014 | comments (25)

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is the first post-Nokia brand phone and it's available for pre-order in Germany. The 535 is a 5" version of the entry-level Lumia 530 with some additional improvements. There's no LTE despite what final 5 digit suggests,...


Over 50 million Lumia devices have been activated to date

Over 50 million Lumia devices have been activated to date

18 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Microsoft revealed that there are more than 50 million Lumia devices activated to date. The Redmond-based tech giant revealed the stat during a press event in Germany. The number includes all Windows Phone products since the inception of the...


Microsoft  accepts Opera Mobile Store as default for Nokia phones

Microsoft accepts Opera Mobile Store as default for Nokia phones

18 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Microsoft and Opera have signed a contract, which will make the Opera Mobile Store the default app store for Nokia feature phones, those running Symbian as well as Nokia X devices. The change will happen in the beginning of 2015 and people who are...


O2 UK: don't expect Lumia Denim update this year

O2 UK: don't expect Lumia Denim update this year

17 November, 2014 | comments (11)

Microsoft has already pushed out the GDR1 update for its Windows Phone 8.1 fleet and Denim was supposed to come this month. Denim is a special update for Lumia devices – in a way WP's Nexus line – which improves the Lumia camera (including...


Windows 10 will be released to all WP8 Lumia phones

Windows 10 will be released to all WP8 Lumia phones

14 November, 2014 | comments (175)

We have some wonderful news to all Lumia owners around the world. Today Microsoft announced via its Twitter account that all Windows Phone 8-based Lumia smartphones will be treated to the upcoming Windows 10 OS next year. The next iteration...


Microsoft Lumia 535 goes official with 5” qHD display

Microsoft Lumia 535 goes official with 5” qHD display

11 November, 2014 | comments (167)

The first Windows Phone smartphone to carry the Microsoft name is now a fact. The already leaked, entry-level Microsoft Lumia 535 will being rolling out to key markets this month in single or dual-SIM variants. Microsoft Lumia 535 features...


Alleged Vivo Xplay 5S images leak, promise a glorious phone

Alleged Vivo Xplay 5S images leak, promise a glorious phone

10 November, 2014 | comments (19)

Vivo is working on another monster flagship – the Vivo Xplay 5S may be the 3.8mm (or so) thick smartphone that the company has been teasing, perhaps (or perhaps not) the one with Snapdragon 810 too. Keep in mind that the Vivo PR team has a history...


More Microsoft Lumia 535 high-res photos emerge

More Microsoft Lumia 535 high-res photos emerge

10 November, 2014 | comments (54)

The first non-Nokia Lumia is expected to go official tomorrow, November 11. Microsoft had a really hard time keeping the phone under wraps though, as the Lumia 535 has been leaked numerous times with specs and live pictures. We know the Microsoft...


A new Lumia phablet leaks, possibly Lumia 1330

A new Lumia phablet leaks, possibly Lumia 1330

09 November, 2014 | comments (51)

A smudgy shot has been making the rounds lately, showing the soon to be announced Lumia 535. Microsoft is expected to announce the entry level Lumia next week - on November 11. Attentive readers however have spotted that next to it on the...


Microsoft Lumia 535 photos and specs leak

Microsoft Lumia 535 photos and specs leak

08 November, 2014 | comments (94)

The Lumia 5xx series have been by far the best selling Windows Phone handsets over the past few years so the mobile world’s excitement when rumors of a new member come up is easy to understand. And this is a pretty big one – the Lumia 535 showed its...


Microsoft to unveil new Lumia handset on November 11

Microsoft to unveil new Lumia handset on November 11

07 November, 2014 | comments (56)

Microsoft has just given us the date when we’ll see its first smartphone after the drop of the Nokia brand. Using the hashtag #MoreLumia, the company’s teaser confirms a new smartphone is on the way and it will break cover on November 11. The...


Nokia Lumia 735 spotted at the FCC on its way to Verizon

Nokia Lumia 735 spotted at the FCC on its way to Verizon

05 November, 2014 | comments (8)

The Nokia Lumia 735 has been through the FCC's process, it's been revealed today. The device got certified recently and it's got Verizon's cellular frequencies on board, as well as support for Big Red's LTE. So it's pretty clear that this variation...


Nokia Lumia 635 arrives at Cricket on November 7

Nokia Lumia 635 arrives at Cricket on November 7

04 November, 2014 | comments (7)

After having been launched by T-Mobile and AT&T, the Nokia Lumia 635 is headed to Cricket. AT&T's prepaid arm will start selling the smartphone on November 7 - this Friday. To purchase one from Cricket, you'll need to pay $99.99. As this is a...


Microsoft details Lumia Denim update, coming this year

Microsoft details Lumia Denim update, coming this year

04 November, 2014 | comments (72)

Microsoft has detailed the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 plus Lumia Denim upcoming firmware release. It is going to roll out by the end of this year and will be available to all Windows Phone 8-running Lumia phones. The Windows Phone 8.1 Update...


Lumia RM-1090 appears with Microsoft branding

Lumia RM-1090 appears with Microsoft branding

03 November, 2014 | comments (56)

The Lumia RM-1090 has been spotted at the Chinese TENAA certification website. There, the phone sports Microsoft logo above the display and on the back cover, and just as expected, a Nokia logo is nowhere to be seen. In October, the phone...


Samsung refuses to pay licenses to Microsoft after Nokia buyout

Samsung refuses to pay licenses to Microsoft after Nokia buyout

02 November, 2014 | comments (92)

Samsung has issued a court filing regarding its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows Phone and states that it refuses to fulfill its end of the deal as it now sees the software giant as a direct competitor. The business collaboration agreement...


AdDuplex: WP8.1 market share surpasses WP8.0

AdDuplex: WP8.1 market share surpasses WP8.0

28 October, 2014 | comments (30)

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 update in the middle of this year and it has already surpassed the 8.0 in market share, making it the leading version. WP8.1 powers nearly half of the market, while WP7.x still has 16.6%. And it's...


It's official - Lumia phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia'

It's official - Lumia phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia'

24 October, 2014 | comments (76)

The Nokia Lumia brand is no more – from now on there will only be Microsoft Lumia. However the Nokia phone brand isn't completely dead, Microsoft will continue to sell current Nokia Lumia handsets and provide the support that users expect. Also,...