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T-Mobile Lumia 435 now available on Walmart for just $50

T-Mobile Lumia 435 now available on Walmart for just $50

30 May, 2015 | comments (3)

The T-Mobile variant of the Microsoft Lumia 435, which was unveiled back in January this year, is now available on Walmart for just $49.88. It's worth mentioning that the device is listed on Microsoft Store website for $70. Specs-wise, the...


Xiaomi Mi 4 Windows 10 ROM available on June 1

Xiaomi Mi 4 Windows 10 ROM available on June 1

29 May, 2015 | comments (26)

Microsoft got Xiaomi's approval in March for developing and releasing a compatible Windows 10 ROM for the popular Chinese flagship. While Xiaomi isn't participating in the project and isn't endorsing it, the company is still keen on giving the Mi...


Nokia RM-1106 may be the Lumia 940 with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen

Nokia RM-1106 may be the Lumia 940 with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen

29 May, 2015 | comments (27)

A "Nokia" RM-1106 was uncovered in GFX Bench, a handset with a 5.2" screen and a brand new chipset. There's a decent chance this is the Microsoft Lumia 940, though the detection software messed up more than the manufacturer name. One thing it...


Samsung regains top spot in global smartphone market in Q1

Samsung regains top spot in global smartphone market in Q1

29 May, 2015 | comments (45)

After losing the spot to Apple in the fourth quarter of 2014, Samsung is back on top as the leading smartphone maker in the world in Q1, 2015, according to a latest report from market research firm Gartner. Samsung sold a total of 81.1...


Purported Lumia 840 single and dual SIM being tested in India

Purported Lumia 840 single and dual SIM being tested in India

26 May, 2015 | comments (12)

Microsoft is slowly turning to India as the testing ground for its upcoming smartphones. Last month, we reported on Microsoft’s plan to bring a new Lumia 840 soon and now we've got more evidence to support it. It comes from import data for...


Microsoft and Sony fall out of top 10 smartphone vendors in Q1

Microsoft and Sony fall out of top 10 smartphone vendors in Q1

26 May, 2015 | comments (71)

Samsung was the top smartphone manufacturer in the first quarter of the ongoing year, according to latest stats released by former Nokia executive and current market analyst Tomi Ahonen, who is also considered to be one of the world's most...


Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

Microsoft and Xiaomi eyeing Blackberry acquisition, report says

22 May, 2015 | comments (50)

Nearly a couple of months after Blackberry surprised the market with a small profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, there are new reports that it is being eyed as an acquisition target. According to a report from DigiTimes, several companies...


Lumia 640 landing on T-Mobile on July 16

Lumia 640 landing on T-Mobile on July 16

17 May, 2015 | comments (10)

Just a couple of days after AT&T subsidiary Cricket Wireless started selling the Microsoft Lumia 640, T-Mobile has confirmed that the device will be available via all its channels starting July 16. @WaverunningGeek Hey, good news! It looks like...


Microsoft will control firmware updates for Windows 10 handsets

Microsoft will control firmware updates for Windows 10 handsets

16 May, 2015 | comments (39)

Microsoft will have direct control over firmware updates for Windows 10 smartphones. The Redmond giant will take the step in order to ensure that all Windows 10 hardware, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones, will get important security and...


Cricket becomes first US carrier to offer Lumia 640

Cricket becomes first US carrier to offer Lumia 640

16 May, 2015 | comments (9)

Cricket Wireless has become the first carrier in the US to start offering the Microsoft Lumia 640, which was announced at this year's MWC along with its larger brother - the Lumia 640 XL. The AT&T subsidiary is selling the device (only the...


Microsoft takes the Lumia 540 Dual SIM to India, out on May 18

Microsoft takes the Lumia 540 Dual SIM to India, out on May 18

14 May, 2015 | comments (21)

Last month, Microsoft made the Lumia 540 Dual SIM official, and today the same smartphone got announced for the Indian market. The Lumia 540 will be priced at INR 10,199, which means about $160 or €141 at the current exchange rates. It will...


Render of 4G LTE Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon spotted

Render of 4G LTE Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon spotted

13 May, 2015 | comments (6)

US based Verizon network operator has been quietly working to roll out a new Microsoft Lumia device. While the preparations for launch are happening behind closed doors, a render of the Microsoft Lumia 735 with Verizon branding and 4G LTE capability...


Latest comScore numbers reveal slight dip in Android's US share

Latest comScore numbers reveal slight dip in Android's US share

08 May, 2015 | comments (29)

Research firm ComScore has released its latest numbers for the US smartphone market revealing that Android is still the top smartphone platform in the country, although it witnessed a slight decrease in its market share last quarter. Google's...


Microsoft Lumia 435 now available in US

Microsoft Lumia 435 now available in US

05 May, 2015 | comments (14)

The Microsoft Lumia 435, which was unveiled back in January this year, is now available for purchase in the US. The T-Mobile version of the device (white colour) is now listed on the Microsoft Store website, and carries a price tag of $70 sans...


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 (21)

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 (19)

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 giant’s 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 (41)

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...