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Microsoft closes its flagship store in Finland

Microsoft closes its flagship store in Finland

04 May, 2015 | comments (41)

Microsoft, which is currently re-branding Nokia stores worldwide, has closed its only flagship store in Finland. The once Nokia flagship outlet had become a Microsoft store just last November, and was located in the heart of downtown...


Microsoft quietly testing new Lumia with 4.7

Microsoft quietly testing new Lumia with 4.7" screen in India

03 May, 2015 | comments (23)

Microsoft has decided to attack the entry-level smartphones category in India by introducing multiple models. While the high-end Lumia devices remain work-in-progress, yet another budget-level Windows Phone device is being tested in...


Microsoft Lumia 640 to be among first to get Windows 10 update

Microsoft Lumia 640 to be among first to get Windows 10 update

03 May, 2015 | comments (20)

Microsoft has confirmed that the Lumia 640, which was announced at this year's MWC along with its larger brother - the Lumia 640 XL. will be one of the first devices to receive the Windows 10 for Phones update. The confirmation (see video...


Microsoft to launch two high-end Lumia phones later this year

Microsoft to launch two high-end Lumia phones later this year

02 May, 2015 | comments (142)

Microsoft recently shared more details on the Windows 10 OS for desktops but didn't give us much on its phone platform. Later, the operating system group chief Joe Belfoire noted that the Windows 10 for phones will arrive later this year. Now we...


Windows 10 for smartphones will not launch this summer

Windows 10 for smartphones will not launch this summer

01 May, 2015 | comments (85)

Microsoft will not launch Windows 10 for smartphones this summer. The Redmond giants Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore delivered the new at a Build media event in San Francisco. As it turns out, Microsoft is focused on launching...


Microsoft Lumia 430 launched in India for $83

Microsoft Lumia 430 launched in India for $83

30 April, 2015 | comments (42)

While Android based smartphones are fighting for the entry-level smartphone position, Microsoft aims to get a spot too, at least in India. The software giant's Devices division has introduced the Lumia 430 Dual SIM model for INR5,299 ($83) with...


Watch the Microsoft Build event live here

Watch the Microsoft Build event live here

29 April, 2015 | comments (8)

Microsoft's annual BUILD conference is just minutes away and we will be keeping a close eye on the announcements and especially the all-important keynote presentation. It is set to start at 3:30PM GMT and, naturally, Microsoft has promised a live...


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is now available to buy in the UK

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is now available to buy in the UK

28 April, 2015 | comments (18)

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL smartphone is now available for purchase in the UK, straight from the software giant's own online store. The phablet has been up for pre-order over there since mid-March, and now it's finally to be found in stock. The...


Microsoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming months

Microsoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming months

25 April, 2015 | comments (38)

Microsoft has been hard at work in recent months populating the entry-level and lower midrange with a whole bunch of devices. March saw the unveiling of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL, later followed by the modest Lumia 430 and less than a fortnight...


Microsoft spills the beans on T-mobile Lumia 640  pricing

Microsoft spills the beans on T-mobile Lumia 640 pricing

24 April, 2015 | comments (14)

The Lumia 640, which was announced last month at MWC 2015, made a brief appearance yesterday on the US Microsoft Store website, giving us an idea about the carrier pricing for the device in the country. Although for a short duration of...


Microsoft says it sold 8.6 million Lumia devices in  its fiscal Q3

Microsoft says it sold 8.6 million Lumia devices in its fiscal Q3

24 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Microsoft has announced its fiscal 2015 Q3 (quarter that ended on March 31) earnings report, revealing that it sold 8.6 million Lumia devices in the quarter, up 18% year-on-year but down 18% compared to the prior quarter. Lumia sales brought...

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Lumia flagships are put on hold as budget devices battle it out

Lumia flagships are put on hold as budget devices battle it out

23 April, 2015 | comments (19)

It has become abundantly clear that Microsoft has been really working hard to gear its mobile business to the low-end, budget market segment and the strategy has definitely been yielding results. The company has been striking hard on huge emerging...


Lumia 940 might come with 5.2-inch display, 25MP cam

Lumia 940 might come with 5.2-inch display, 25MP cam

22 April, 2015 | comments (59)

Microsoft is expected to announce Lumia 940 later this year and it should be the next Lumia flagship replacing the dated Lumia 930 model. We are yet to learn Microsoft's announcement plans, but we can shed some light on the possible...


Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

Fix your bricked Lumia 520 or 525 with the updated recovery tool

20 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Recently Microsoft made available the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Lumia 520/521 and 525. These are the weakest phones among the Windows Phone 8 gang with just half a gig of RAM. The update process went well for the early adopters, though issues...


Verizon's Galaxy S6 phones won't have Microsoft apps pre-installed

Verizon's Galaxy S6 phones won't have Microsoft apps pre-installed

17 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Last month, it was announced that Samsung's latest devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, will ship with Microsoft OneNote, Skype, and 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage. However, according to a Wall Street Journal report, two of the big four...


Rumor: Microsoft working on two flagships and two midrangers

Rumor: Microsoft working on two flagships and two midrangers

16 April, 2015 | comments (46)

Recently Microsoft's mobile division has unveiled quite a few lower-midrange smartphones, such as the Lumia 640 and 640XL, Lumia 540, and Lumia 430. But the company is reportedly also working on higher-end offerings for the future. Two of these...


Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM with 5 720p display unveiled

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM with 5 720p display unveiled

14 April, 2015 | comments (57)

Microsoft has announced yet another affordable smartphone for the IMEA, Italy, and APAC regions at sub $150 price point before subsidies. The new Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM will arrive next month and will offer lower midrange specs. Worthy...


Nokia Lumia 640 available in the UK, 640 XL by the end of April

Nokia Lumia 640 available in the UK, 640 XL by the end of April

09 April, 2015 | comments (33)

The Nokia Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL went up on pre-order in the UK in mid-March. Now the smaller of the two is available in stores, however if you wanted the 5.7" XL you'll have to wait until the end of the month. The Nokia Lumia 640 starts at...


LG teases G4 with f/1.8 rear camera in a video

LG teases G4 with f/1.8 rear camera in a video

07 April, 2015 | comments (40)

LG is slowly releasing the teaser videos for the upcoming launch of its flagship smartphone - G4. A new teaser video sheds light on the imaging capabilities of the handset. The South Korean company pushes a teaser video that points at a...


Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL for India

Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL for India

07 April, 2015 | comments (164)

As reported earlier, Microsoft has finally introduced two new Lumia 6 series smartphones for the Indian market. The new Lumia 640 is priced at INR11,999 ($192) and Lumia 640 XL is priced at INR15,799 ($253). Microsoft will sell the Lumia 640 from...