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After failing to make a success of the mobile business that it purchased from Nokia in 2014, Microsoft has announced that it will be pulling out of the consumer telephone market resulting in the loss of up to 1,850 jobs worldwide. Microsoft took a huge gamble with the purchase, with then CEO Steve Ballmer wanting to turn the corporation into a devices and services company capable of outputting mobile hardware. Microsoft is now ready to call time on that gamble by pulling out of the consumer phone market entirely as part of an effort to streamline its mobile division.

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Intel has decided to can its Atom line of smartphone CPUs after having been beaten out repeatedly by ARM chips. The company made the decision to kill the entire product lineup, including the massively delayed Broxton chip, effectively pulling out of the mobile market.

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You can now download official Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 desktop, as well as Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile phones.

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Microsoft has officially announced the closure of its Project Astoria software tool that was originally announced last year. The tool was originally introduced by the software giant as a way for developers to port existing Android apps to the new Windows 10 platform by utilizing the same codebase of the existing apps. Astoria would essentially do some intelligence behind the scenes to bridge the gap between the two platforms, resulting in an enhanced Windows 10 experience. The immediate closure of the project represents a fairly significant setback in the company’s efforts to bolster the app offering on Windows 10 Mobile.

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, the man in charge of Windows Phone, was recently spotted tweeting a photo from an iPhone, and when people took notice, he explained why he uses one.

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It was recently discovered that Microsoft was working on an iOS implementation of its highly popular Word Flow keyboard found in its Windows Mobile platform. Carefully selected members of the Windows Insider Program were invited to take part in a closed beta of the Word Flow keyboard, with Microsoft confirming via the email invite that the keyboard would be initially tolled out to Apple’s iOS platform, with other platforms to follow in the near future. Now, a set of new images are providing a better insight into the visuals of the keyboard and some of the unique features that it will bring to iOS when publicly released.

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Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone is coming to the iPhone soon. Details on the the keyboard which is in a beta testing phase right now, can be found right here.

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In celebration of ten years of free video calling, Skype is rolling out free group video calling for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile in the coming weeks, with the option to pre-register available right now.

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A curious new app listed on Microsoft Store has introduced speculation that the software giant is planning on introducing its own branded SIM-card for Microsoft devices. The app, which has recently made an appearance on the store, asks if users are “looking for a reliable, convenient way to stay connected everywhere you go, even when WiFi isn’t available?” The additional metadata then seems to suggest that Microsoft is planning on solving this problem by introducing its own SIM-card that can be used and paid for through a Microsoft account on a branded Microsoft device.

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The Best Smartphones Of 2015

By | December 26th, 2015

Here is our own, entirely subjective view of the top best smartphones of the year 2015 and the categories that they fall into. This year sees some lesser-performing companies sneak into our list alongside big players the likes of Apple and Samsung.

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Here’s a speed test comparison between Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus vs Google’s Nexus 6P vs Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL. Watch the video to see which one comes out on top.

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It’s probably fair to suggest that the majority of what we would classify as “normal every day” smartphone owners have no real idea about the physical limitations of certain aspects of their devices based on the components used. As an example, some consumers do wonder why smartphones can’t pack 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The amount of memory integrated into a device is generally limited by what the CPU is capable of supporting, but that could be about to significantly increase thanks to a new Qualcomm SoC release as per reports coming out of China.

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PowerMe, an Indiegogo project, is an accessory that allows users to charge one smartphone or tablet with another one.

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Here’s a side-by-side specs comparison between Microsoft’s Lumia 950 vs 950 XL vs Apple’s iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6s Plus. Which one would you rather get?

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Do you remember when smartphones were just that, smartphones? In a world where display sizes are increasingly encroaching on tablets and mobile CPUs are outperforming those in notebook computers, the smartphone is no longer just a smartphone. If you really want it to be, it can almost replace your computer. And Microsoft wants to capitalize on that.

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Here’s specs, price, release date info on Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL and Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.

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Network operator T-Mobile has confirmed that the data from as many as 15 million of its customer accounts has been affected by a data breach that has taken place on one of its corporate partner’s servers. Experian, which operates as one of the world’s largest credit monitoring outfit and works in partnership with companies like T-Mobile to process credit checks for new accounts, revealed the huge data breach last night, confirming that it took place on September 15.

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Microsoft has started sending out invites to press, inviting them to attend a Windows 10 hardware event to be held in New York City next month. The relatively plain looking invite inform that Microsoft has “some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices”, and although it doesn’t explicitly state that a new batch of hardware will be announced, a number of insider sources and recent speculation has suggested the event will see a new batch of devices unveiled.

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IFA is usually the time of the year when you can expect several new gadgets to grace the face of the Internet (and then the world a little later down the line), and this year is no exception. Acer today unveiled a new smartphone that will be able to take full advantage of Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature and seamlessly shift between mobile and desktop modes.

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Announced at the E3 conference earlier this year, Square Enix’s new Lara Croft GO mobile game is available today for the first time across iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.

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