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Nokia by Microsoft branding allegedly incoming

Nokia by Microsoft branding allegedly incoming

28 June, 2014 | comments (73)

According to renowned industry leakster @evleaks, Microsoft's licensing deal with Nokia is going to produce a new branding name called "Nokia by Microsoft". The companies are said to be in the final stages of the talks, but smartphones aren't the...


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...


HTC One (M8) spotted in Black, Harman Kardon-less

HTC One (M8) spotted in Black, Harman Kardon-less

27 June, 2014 | comments (12)

Evleaks is at it again its latest victim being the HTC One (M8) and its upcoming Black color option. All we have is a picture of the back, which looks notoriously like the back of the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon edition, which we reviewed a while...


Nokia Lumia 930 goes up for pre-order in Italy

Nokia Lumia 930 goes up for pre-order in Italy

27 June, 2014 | comments (38)

After having been put up for pre-order in other EU countries (such as Germany and France) last month, the Nokia Lumia 930 is now ready to be grabbed in Italy. The official Microsoft online store is handling the pre-orders in this case, and the...


Kinect-like gestures coming to WP with Nokia McLaren

Kinect-like gestures coming to WP with Nokia McLaren

09 June, 2014 | comments (57)

It all started with the rumors of Nokia Goldfinger, which was supposed to be the first device to introduce the Windows Phone 8.1. It was also said to become Nokia's first smartphone to introduce the 3D Touch gestures - technology Nokia has been...


Microsoft pushes Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview update

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview update

08 June, 2014 | comments (79)

Microsoft has issued an update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. The latest release has a version number 8.10.12390.890, but sadly we don't have a detailed changelog just yet. A fellow reader of ours states that his Nokia Lumia 1520 has...


Blu, Prestigio and Yezz showcase Windows Phone handsets

Blu, Prestigio and Yezz showcase Windows Phone handsets

04 June, 2014 | comments (40)

The Computex Expo in Taiwan kicked off yesterday and is bringing many new devices in the spotlight. Microsoft, is using the scene to present several new Windows Phone smartphones, and surprisingly or not none of them is coming from Nokia. The...


Windows Phone 9 Preview expected in Q2 2015

Windows Phone 9 Preview expected in Q2 2015

22 May, 2014 | comments (75)

Windows Phone 8.1 is yet to gain traction and we already have some information regarding the upcoming Windows Phone 9 release. According to a leaked document revealing Microsoft's roadmap for 2015, the company plans to release a WP 9 Preview in Q2...


Windows Phone 8.1 first update ready, improves battery life

Windows Phone 8.1 first update ready, improves battery life

15 May, 2014 | comments (118)

Microsoft has just launched the first update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. It's 22MB big and is already available for download via the official over-the-air service. It's a pretty minor and as you've probably guessed it's...


Nokia Lumia 630 goes on sale in Asia, EU and US to follow

Nokia Lumia 630 goes on sale in Asia, EU and US to follow

14 May, 2014 | comments (51)

Today Nokia announced that the Nokia Lumia 630 and Lumia 630 dual-SIM go on sale in Asia this week. European markets and the US await for the phone's sale to commence shortly after. The Nokia Lumia 630 is the company's first ever phone to run...


Nokia unveils Q1 results: phone division sales take a hit

Nokia unveils Q1 results: phone division sales take a hit

29 April, 2014 | comments (35)

Nokia posted an operating profit of 304 million (11.4% of net sales) in the first quarter of this year, up from 254 million (8.1% of net sales) for the same quarter. This will be the last but one quarter with the phone division on Nokia's books...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft


Nokia-Microsoft deal now officially done

Nokia-Microsoft deal now officially done

25 April, 2014 | comments (181)

It's done Nokia has just announced the completion of the sale to Microsoft of "substantially" all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft. "Substantially" since two factories were excluded from the deal the Chennai factory in India, but...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft


Nokia Oyj will soon be renamed to Microsoft Mobile Oy

Nokia Oyj will soon be renamed to Microsoft Mobile Oy

20 April, 2014 | comments (135)

The Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services is expected to close later this month and to prepare for the transition a letter has been sent out to Nokia's supplier base. The letter, which has leaked online, suggests that Nokia Oyj will...


Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

Nokia's India plant could be taken out of the Microsoft deal

17 April, 2014 | comments (38)

Nokia's plant in Chennai, India continues to be a source of tax issues with local authorities, so much so that it could be shut down by Nokia and be excluded from the upcoming Microsoft acquisition. The plant, seized last year by local...


Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

14 April, 2014 | comments (547)

Just as promised, Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download to developers. Joe Belfiore, the chief of the Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft has tweeted a screenshot of the WP 8.1 update prompt. Mind you, before being able to...


Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

Microsoft to release two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year

08 April, 2014 | comments (40)

Microsoft separates Windows Phone 8 updates into major and minor ones so far we've seen one major (8.1) and three minor ones (GDR 1, 2 and 3). The company is reportedly planning at least two GDR updates for WP8.1 this year. That's wholly...


China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Microsoft lets you share apps between WP8.1 and W8.1

Microsoft lets you share apps between WP8.1 and W8.1

03 April, 2014 | comments (17)

The Windows Phone 8.1 update brings a ton of new features to the OS. We've covered the majority of them, but one particularly interesting got detailed just now. With WP8.1, Microsoft enables users to buy an app once and use it on both their Windows...


Windows Phone outsells the iPhone in Romania

Windows Phone outsells the iPhone in Romania

17 March, 2014 | comments (85)

Romanian newspaper ZF.ro cites a report from a market research firm GfK, which says that Windows Phone now holds 10% market share in Romania. While that may not sound a lot, it's enough to outsell iOS and become the second largest platform in the EU...


Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 8.1 as the official name

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 8.1 as the official name

17 March, 2014 | comments (51)

We all knew Windows Phone 8.1 is coming. It has already leaked numerous times before in tips, screenshots and even detailed videos. Thanks to all those leaks we know a notification center with toggles is coming, a brand new voice assistant is on the...