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Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

Microsoft offers a Lumia 1020/1520 for your iPhone 4/4s, Galaxy S2

06 February, 2014 | comments (73)

Just two days ago Microsoft announced a new trade-in deal for the US and Canada, which can give you up to $250 of store credit if you give up on your old smartphone or tablet. Today Microsoft has extended this deal with a special offer. If you...


Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

04 February, 2014 | comments (56)

Meet Satya Nadella - the new CEO of Microsoft. He's the third ever CEO of the company since it was founded in 1975, following Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. His new position is effective immediately. Formerly, Nadella has been in charge of...

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Geeksphone offers two different OS' on one phone

Geeksphone offers two different OS' on one phone

29 January, 2014 | comments (23)

The Geeksphone revolution made its news debut a little over a month ago, and not much was known about the device, except that it would offer multiple operating systems on a single handset. True,Geeksphone offers both Android and an...


First leaked pictures of Windows Phone 8.1 notification center

First leaked pictures of Windows Phone 8.1 notification center

29 January, 2014 | comments (55)

It's no secret Microsoft is working on the Windows Phone 8.1 update that is supposed to bring notification center and intelligent voice assistant among other features. We've heard rumors and seen lots of alleged shots before, but today we finally...


Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

Microsoft exec confirms co-marketing with partners

16 January, 2014 | comments (27)

It turns out the pinch of salt was only half needed – lead of communications for Microsoft Frank X. Shaw confirms the company does indeed have monetary deals in place with phone makers over Windows Phone. He, however, calls the quoted dollar amounts...

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Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

Microsoft to pay Samsung and Sony to make WP8 phones

14 January, 2014 | comments (91)

Before Microsoft bought out Nokia's phone division, the software giant was subsidizing the phone maker to the tune of $1 billion a year. That was a big incentive for Nokia to go with Windows Phone over other alternatives. The company may be...


Windows Phones smartphones achieved record sales in Q4

Windows Phones smartphones achieved record sales in Q4

07 January, 2014 | comments (97)

Microsoft has announced that they've seen record sales of Windows Phone handsets during the holiday season. The tech super-giant had this to say: "We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales...


Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

Samsung offered $1 billion by Microsoft to produce WP devices

15 December, 2013 | comments (214)

Nokia Lumia series of smartphones accounts for 90% of the Windows Phone eco-system. The support from the other manufacturers like HTC, Huawei and Samsung in developing WP powered smartphones has been rather poor, which is a cause of concern for...


Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update to add on-screen nav buttons

14 December, 2013 | comments (139)

On his Twitter account, renowned leakster @evleaks has shared a part of a screenshot from Windows Phone 8.1, which shows on-screen touch navigation buttons. Currently, the three-button combo of Back, Windows and Search keys aren't part of the user...


Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

Biggest tech companies rally against surveillance

09 December, 2013 | comments (44)

We are spending more and more time online and our communications are steadily moving to the constantly-connected space. But as is uncovered constantly said space is in persistent threat of unsanctioned spying and general breaching of privacy by...


The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

05 December, 2013 | comments (56)

The European Commission cleared Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. According to the EU’s executive body, “the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between the parties'...

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Nokia Lumia 520 goes on sale for $50 off-contract

Nokia Lumia 520 goes on sale for $50 off-contract

28 November, 2013 | comments (41)

Just a day after the Nokia Lumia 525 became official, its predecessor the Lumia 520 gets an impressive price cut. AT&T and the official Windows Store will be selling the phone for $50 starting today. The price is for an off-contract device....


AdDuplex: Nokia controls 90% of Windows Phone market

AdDuplex: Nokia controls 90% of Windows Phone market

27 November, 2013 | comments (119)

Nokia – or rather Microsoft – now owns 90% of the Windows Phone market. The numbers are from the latest AdDuplex report and reveal other interesting facts of the WP landscape. That the Nokia Lumia 520 accounts for over a quarter of all...


Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

Windows Phone outsells iOS in Latin America

23 November, 2013 | comments (255)

According to IDC's Mobile Tracker report for Q3 2013, Windows Phone shipments in Latin America have surpassed those of the Apple iPhone family. Microsoft continues its great performance in the region, and this is the first case where its platform...


Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

19 November, 2013 | comments (99)

The Microsoft and Nokia deal has been put to vote by Nokia's shareholders today and 99.7% of them approved it. This means Microsoft is now allowed to proceed with the acquisition. If everything goes as planned, Microsoft will acquire Nokia...


WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

WP 8.1 Blue to premiere on Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny

14 November, 2013 | comments (106)

While Nokia and Microsoft are yet to roll out the GDR3 update with Lumia Black customizations, the rumor mill is already looking ahead for the next year's WP 8.1 Blue release. The WP 8.1 Blue has been in the rumorland for a while and all reports...


Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

08 November, 2013 | comments (86)

A couple of days ago AT&T detailed its Nokia Lumia 1520 launch plans and today it's Microsoft's turn. The Redmond company has officially detailed the Lumia 1520 availability and launched a pre-order campaign for the phablet. Microsoft is...


WP GDR3 goes official with 1080p, Snapdragon 800 support

WP GDR3 goes official with 1080p, Snapdragon 800 support

14 October, 2013 | comments (201)

Microsoft has finally announced the much anticipated GDR3 update for its Windows Phone smartphone 8 platform. Its rollout will begin over the coming weeks but will take "several months" to complete. We're yet to find out specifics about device...


Kantar: Windows Phone exceeds 9% market share in Europe

Kantar: Windows Phone exceeds 9% market share in Europe

30 September, 2013 | comments (78)

According to the latest smartphones sales data from analyst company Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone has reached a new high in market share across the five major European markets (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain). In France, Microsoft's...


Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Europe, costs £600 in the UK

Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Europe, costs £600 in the UK

19 September, 2013 | comments (19)

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been available in the US for some time now, and has even had its on-contract price slashed already. In China, the phone has been available for over a month now with a price of $980 for an unlocked device. In Europe,...

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