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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 (34)

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 (41)

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...


Nokia X available in India today, X+ and XL coming soon

Nokia X available in India today, X+ and XL coming soon

10 March, 2014 | comments (504)

Nokia just announced the availability of its first Android-powered product, the Nokia X, in India. India used to be a stronghold for Nokia but recently cheap Android-powered devices have been growing fast and eating into its share. The...

Tags: Nokia, Android


MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

25 February, 2014 | comments (196)

The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Nokia, LG, MWC 2014


WSJ: Nokia will release its first Android device this month

WSJ: Nokia will release its first Android device this month

10 February, 2014 | comments (143)

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nokia will release its first Android smartphone this month. Known as Nokia Normandy, the low-cost handset will reportedly be showcased during MWC in Barcelona. According to WSJ’s sources, Nokia was hard...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Microsoft offers to buy your old smartphone or tablet for $250

Microsoft offers to buy your old smartphone or tablet for $250

04 February, 2014 | comments (13)

Microsoft is currently running two promotions that might be of interest to people looking to get a new device and get rid of an old one. The first one is a trade-in deal that can net you up to $250 worth of store credit if you trade in an old...


AdDuplex: WP landscape skewed towards the low-end

AdDuplex: WP landscape skewed towards the low-end

30 January, 2014 | comments (47)

Another monthly AdDuplex report is out and it shows that trend in the Windows Phone market of the low end dominating and the high-end barely there continues. The Nokia Lumia 520, which has long been the most popular Windows Phone device, grew even...