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AdDuplex statistics reveal rise in Windows Mobile 10 users

AdDuplex statistics reveal rise in Windows Mobile 10 users

26 May, 2015 | comments (11)

AdDuplex's latest monthly report on the Windows Phone market reveals a curious new trend. According to the company's numbers, Windows 10 Technical Preview usage has grown a whopping 1.6%, which doesn't sound like a lot, but is more than twice the...


Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

26 April, 2015 | comments (13)

Counterclockwise is old news – literally! – but looking back on events from the distance of several years can give you an interesting perspective. Like the madness that surrounded a simple paintjob or that time a Nokia 1100 allegedly robbed...

Tags: Misc


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...


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 (14)

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...


Microsoft pauses Lumia 520, 525 update due to bricking

Microsoft pauses Lumia 520, 525 update due to bricking

17 April, 2015 | comments (29)

Did you update Nokia Lumia 520 or Lumia 525 (including the 526 variant) with the preview Windows 10 build? Then you should hold off on rolling back to Windows Phone 8.1, multiple users report that they bricked their devices doing so with the Windows...


Week 8 in review: Galaxy S6, One (M9), new mobile SoCs

Week 8 in review: Galaxy S6, One (M9), new mobile SoCs

21 February, 2015 | comments (1)

With MWC 2015 only a few days away all eyes are on the big mobile players and their next flagship devices. It seems that all month Samsung has been in the spotlight with its highly-anticipated Galaxy S6 and this week is no different. Except instead...


Nokia Lumia 520 now available for just $29 on eBay

Nokia Lumia 520 now available for just $29 on eBay

15 February, 2015 | comments (34)

The Nokia Lumia 520, which is the most popular Windows Phone device out there, is now available for just $29 on eBay. This translates into a discount of around 70% given the device's original price of $99.99. The online retailer is claiming...


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...


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...


Denim update comes to more Lumia devices in Malaysia

Denim update comes to more Lumia devices in Malaysia

25 December, 2014 | comments (42)

After the Nokia Lumia 520, Microsoft has started rolling out its latest Lumia Denim update to some more Lumia devices in Malaysia. According to the availability list, the Nokia Lumia 525, Nokia Lumia 620, and Nokia Lumia 720 are now receiving the...


Microsoft starts rollout of Lumia Denim update in China

Microsoft starts rollout of Lumia Denim update in China

17 December, 2014 | comments (64)

The long awaited Lumia Denim update for Nokia Lumia smartphones has finally started rolling out, though only in China for now. The update was initially announced back in September, with its features getting detailed last month. However, at one point...


Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

Counterclockwise: Lumia 620, iPhone, Yotaphone, Gingerbread

06 December, 2014 | comments (6)

We take some time over the weekend to talk about the past – welcome to Counterclockwise. The year is almost over and we're in a lull between Black Friday and the end-of-the-year holiday shopping craze. But this period back in the day has seen some...

Tags: Misc


Nokia Lumia 530 goes official with dual-SIM version in tow

Nokia Lumia 530 goes official with dual-SIM version in tow

22 July, 2014 | comments (85)

The Nokia Lumia 530 is official and is even less of an upgrade than we expected. It comes in single-SIM and dual-SIM versions which will come out in August and cost €85 ($115) before taxes and subsidies. The phone has a 4" display with 854 x 480...


Not-yet-official Nokia Lumia 530 shows up in Vietnam

Not-yet-official Nokia Lumia 530 shows up in Vietnam

22 July, 2014 | comments (37)

The yet to be announced Nokia Lumia 530 showed up at Vietnamese web shop Mainguyen. The store previously listed the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos and Galaxy Pocket 2 before they were announced and the specs proved very accurate. If the new Nokia...


AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

AT&T to offer Nokia Lumia 635 at $100 with GoPhone plan

16 July, 2014 | comments (4)

The Nokia Lumia 635 is beginning to replace the Lumia 520, the perennial champ of the bang for the bug. The LTE-enabled Lumia 635 will cost just $100 if you get it with a GoPhone pre-paid plan starting July 25. A couple of weeks later on August 8...


Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

Nokia officially starts rolling out Lumia Cyan update

15 July, 2014 | comments (124)

Earlier this week we reported the Lumia Cyan update being rolled out to Nokia Lumia 625 devices in certain markets. Now, Nokia has decded to make things official and has announced that Lumia Cyan - aka Windows Phone 8.1 - is now being streamed to...


Nokia Lumia 520 has reached over 12 million activations

Nokia Lumia 520 has reached over 12 million activations

14 July, 2014 | comments (40)

The budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 520 has registered over 12 million activations to date. Microsoft announced the impressive milestone during today’s Worldwide Partner Conference keynote in Washington DC. The eight-digit number of activations...


 Alleged images of Nokia Lumia 530 surface

Alleged images of Nokia Lumia 530 surface

10 July, 2014 | comments (30)

The upcoming successor of the Lumia 520/525, one of the most popular Windows Phone smartphones ever, has made an appearance on Chinese social media. The images reveal that the device will make use of virtual on-screen keys instead of physical...


WP 8.1 powers  5% of Windows Phone devices

WP 8.1 powers 5% of Windows Phone devices

30 May, 2014 | comments (23)

A report by AdDuplex shows that Windows Phone 8.1 is quickly gaining traction and is now powering slightly over 5% of the overall WP phone base. The study shows the growth is thanks to the newly registered developer accounts and the market launch of...


Nokia Lumia 530 image leaks, confirms 4.3

Nokia Lumia 530 image leaks, confirms 4.3" display

29 May, 2014 | comments (91)

The world's most popular Windows Phone smartphone is about to get a successor. Meet the Lumia 530 and its first public appearance in a photo. The phone was spotted in a Windows Phone buying guide showing the available devices running Windows Phone...