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Verizon's Nokia Lumia Icon is getting the Denim update

Verizon's Nokia Lumia Icon is getting the Denim update

11 February, 2015 | comments (5)

As promised by Verizon and Microsoft in December, the Lumia Denim update is now finally on its way to the Lumia Icon smartphone. Last year we heard that the rollout would occur in "early 2015", and February probably qualifies for that...


Lumia 532 expected to go on sale in India soon

Lumia 532 expected to go on sale in India soon

10 February, 2015 | comments (13)

The Microsoft Lumia 532, which was unveiled last month, may go on sale in India soon, given that its stock has started arriving in the country, as revealed by import tracking website Zauba (see the below image). According to NPU, which...

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Microsoft and Samsung ended their dispute over royalties

Microsoft and Samsung ended their dispute over royalties

09 February, 2015 | comments (13)

Samsung and Microsoft announced that they have put an end to their dispute over Android royalty payments. Terms of the agreement are confidential. Here is the full text of the joint release from the two tech giants: “Samsung and...


Microsoft schedules MWC press conference for March 2

Microsoft schedules MWC press conference for March 2

09 February, 2015 | comments (7)

Following quite a few Android device makers, Microsoft has today announced that it too will hold a special press conference during MWC 2015 in Barcelona in March. Specifically, the software giant will talk to the press on March 2 at 8.30 AM local...


Joe Belfiore: Windows 10 update for 512MB phones in the works

Joe Belfiore: Windows 10 update for 512MB phones in the works

09 February, 2015 | comments (39)

Microsoft promised that the Windows 10 update is coming to "most" of the Lumia phones, but that meant some are not getting it. One suggestion was that it will be phones with 512MB RAM that will get the axe as even the lowly Lumia 435 has 1GB of...


Dual-SIM Microsoft Lumia 435 is now available in India

Dual-SIM Microsoft Lumia 435 is now available in India

06 February, 2015 | comments (23)

The Microsoft Lumia 435, which was unveiled in mid-January, has today become available to buy in India. We're talking about the dual-SIM version of the handset, which is currently being offered in white and black by Microsoft's online store for the...


Lumia RM-1099 with 4-inch display under testing in India

Lumia RM-1099 with 4-inch display under testing in India

06 February, 2015 | comments (22)

The Lumia RM-1099 successfully passed certification in Indonesia last month, but sadly there were neither specifications, nor photos of the device available at that time because unlike other certification processes, the Indonesian authorities don’t...

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Possible QHD Lumia 2520 successor surfaces in GFXBench

Possible QHD Lumia 2520 successor surfaces in GFXBench

02 February, 2015 | comments (6)

The popular testing application GFXBench has long been a plentiful, albeit often confusing source of hardware leaks for new devices. This is precisely the case with a recently revealed tablet specs sheet. The information cited on the website seems...

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Snapdragon 810 Windows Phone devices coming in 2015

Snapdragon 810 Windows Phone devices coming in 2015

02 February, 2015 | comments (34)

Whether or not Qualcomm is having troubles with the Snapdragon 810 chip, there is no denying it is one of the powerhouses of the season and people are looking forward to devices utilizing it. LG kicked off first with the S810-running LG Flex, but we...


Microsoft Lumia 435 goes on pre-order in the UK, ships March 1

Microsoft Lumia 435 goes on pre-order in the UK, ships March 1

01 February, 2015 | comments (10)

Two weeks after its announcement, the Microsoft Lumia 435 is now available for pre-order in the UK. The phone is offered by Amazon and costs £88.49 SIM-free and is offered in Black, Orange and Green. Actual shipping date has also been confirmed - a...


WSJ: Microsoft will make an investment in Cyanogen

WSJ: Microsoft will make an investment in Cyanogen

29 January, 2015 | comments (53)

According to report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will make an investment in Cyanogen Inc. The Redmond giant is expected to become a minority investor in a $70 million round of equity financing. The latest round of funding is said...


AdDuplex: Lumia 630 and 530 are on the rise

AdDuplex: Lumia 630 and 530 are on the rise

27 January, 2015 | comments (13)

AdDuplex is back with another monthly report on the state of Windows Phone. This month new devices are gaining on their aging predecessors, with the Lumia 63x and Lumia 530 threatening to overtake the ubiquitous Lumia 520 as the top phone in the...


Microsoft lists Lumia 835 on its website, it's probably a typo

Microsoft lists Lumia 835 on its website, it's probably a typo

27 January, 2015 | comments (8)

Nokia Lumia 835 popped up today on the Microsoft's official Lumia webpage. It's AT&T exclusive, has similar specs to Lumia 830 and of you click on the link - it takes you to AT&T's Lumia 830 store page. The Lumia 835 looks a lot like a typo - if...


Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

27 January, 2015 | comments (17)

Microsoft announced its financial results for the quarter that ended in December. It made $5.8 billion in net income on $26.5 billion in revenue, marking an increase of 8% in revenues compared to the same quarter last year though it lost some...


A lower-priced Lumia 830 alternative in the works

A lower-priced Lumia 830 alternative in the works

26 January, 2015 | comments (27)

Microsoft is continuously expanding its smartphone portfolio, and after the low-end Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 of late, the midrange is due for a refreshment. The future smartphone with an model designation RM-1072 will be a cheaper alternative to the...


Lumia 435, 735 and 930 to get Windows 10, others in doubt

Lumia 435, 735 and 930 to get Windows 10, others in doubt

22 January, 2015 | comments (128)

Microsoft is determined to boost the adoption just-unveiled Windows 10 OS as much as possible. In addition to offering a free copy of Windows 10 for the first year of availability to anyone with a Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 license, the...


Microsoft Windows 10 event recap: see all the announcements

Microsoft Windows 10 event recap: see all the announcements

21 January, 2015 | comments (27)

With Microsoft's Windows 10 event over it is time to take a look at what the Silicon Valley giant has in store for the next version of the legendary OS. Announcements definitely did not disappoint both in volume and quality. Most of our questions...


Windows 10 will run on phones, share apps with the desktop

Windows 10 will run on phones, share apps with the desktop

21 January, 2015 | comments (90)

Microsoft is unifying Windows 10 for large devices (8+ inch screens) and small devices (phones and small tablets). It has tailored the experience to the size class so you won't get a large desktop on your small phone, but many shared interfaces will...


Watch a replay Microsoft's Windows 10 event here

Watch a replay Microsoft's Windows 10 event here

21 January, 2015 | comments (39)

Update: Well, it's over folks but you can rewind the video below to watch the announcement. There were no new phones, but Microsoft did show some high-tech new hardware. Microsoft is about to leapfrog straight to Windows 10 – there will be no 9...


What to expect from today's Windows 10 event

What to expect from today's Windows 10 event

21 January, 2015 | comments (7)

As many of you surely know today, January 21 at 9:00 AM PST/ 5PM GMT Microsoft will be hosting an event centered around the future of Windows 10. Expectations are understandably high and we are all waiting to see how the new One Windows ideology...