Archive for the ‘Windows Phone’ Category

It has been a while since Microsoft announced that it will be dropping the Nokia branding on all future Lumia devices. With the Lumia 535 out, the Lumia 435 and 532 Windows Phone devices have been announced as well, and we take a closer look at the details, right after this jump.

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Microsoft has announced the launch of the much anticipated special ‘Gold’ editions of the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 smartphones. The phones will be given a slight oomph from the cosmetic department with a dash of the color gold around the otherwise steel colored bands. More details on the devices can be found right here.

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Sometimes we can’t help but fear for the future of this planet, and not just because of important things like wars and famine. Sometimes something becomes a craze that has us questioning our very being, and we can offer nothing more than a shake of the head and a glance back to better times.

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When a new smartphone hits the scene, you’re usually stuck with just one choice when it comes to the platform. But Alcatel, looking to find a bit of a niche, has announced a new handset capable of running Android, Windows Phone or Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

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The Lumia 1320 was one of the first phablets from Nokia, and given how Microsoft is ditching the Finnish brand in favor of its own, it’s highly expected that the software giant will go forth and release the successor of said device in due course under its own name. And if today’s leak pertaining to the Microsoft Lumia 1330 is anything to go by, we might see the device bear fruit very soon.

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We think it’s pretty fair to say that smartwatches and intelligent wearable devices are going to be with us for the long haul. What was initially nothing more than an extension of a smartphone’s notification system has developed into a huge billion dollar industry with major players such as Samsung, LG, Sony and Apple all competing for market share. Of course, it’s not only the so-called “big boys” that can produce quality hardware, leaving smaller companies to get in on the action with innovative wearable solutions, which is exactly what the team behind the Indiegogo funded Kairos T-band have done.

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Here’s a list of the top 10 best smartphones from the year 2014, ranked in the order. For the complete list, simply head past the jump.

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Here are the best upcoming 2015 flagship smartphones you should look forward to in the first half of the year. Complete list can be found right here.

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As mobile device owners, we’re constantly vigilant of the numerous viruses, malware and general non-niceties that tend to be floating about, ready to hack our treasured gadgets and steal data and other such information. And now, a major new piece of malicious software has been uncovered by a security team that apparently targets diplomats, key figures within military circles and business executives, and while it can affect Windows Phone, Android and the Android apps on the BlackBerry OS, and iOS too only if it’s jailbroken.

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Spotify is among the major players in the streaming music game, and in spite of its significant user base, the company remains squarely focused on driving up membership numbers. In its latest promotion push, Spotify is offering its ‘Premium’ service to users for three months for just $0.99, which costs $9.99 regularly for one full month.

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The White House has announced that President Obama has signed the E-Label Act which will now allow all electronics manufacturers to place digital stamps of certification labels on their devices as required by the FCC, instead of the usual physical etching on the product itself.

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If you have a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handset in your pocket and have been fretting about whether it would receive any more updates then you can rest easy, for Microsoft has confirmed that all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will indeed receive updates to Windows 10.

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The first Microsoft Lumia branded smartphone has been launched, and is called the Microsoft Lumia 535. Microsoft had been working towards pushing out a Lumia-only smartphone without the Nokia branding for quite a while, and we had been teased with quite a few reports on the arrival of this device earlier.

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If you dig flat looking geometric designs, then these 141 Material Design inspired wallpapers are bound to make your day, and the best part is, you can use them on any device you might have.

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Microsoft will be unveiling the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone on November 11, 2014. Nokia however made no real news of it, with just a line or two on announcing the arrival of ‘a’ device this November.

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The latest installment of Call of Duty is almost upon us once more, and in anticipation of that all-important release, the supplementary companion apps have been released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Details, as well as download links, can be found after the leap.

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With Apple touting HealthKit and Google also joining the fold with Google Fit, it was inevitable that Microsoft would join the fold at some point, and having taken the wraps off its fitness-related Microsoft Band wearable, the accompanying health and fitness platform – aptly named Microsoft Health – was also launched alongside the wrist worn gadget. Designed for the Microsoft Band, there’s an app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone right off the bat, and as ever, we’ve all of the details under one roof.

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To say the smartwatch market is amid something of a boom would be a great understatement. But while Apple Watch and Google’s Android Wear are both looking to take a considerable chunk of this new wearable category, it’s worth considering the strong fitness-related features that vendors are packing into these gadgets. Fitbit is a company that has been churning out fitness-tracking apps for a while now, but with the big companies likely to crowd the smaller names out, is in something of a battle to remain relevant. As such, Fitbit has introduced two new devices today; one fitness tracker, and further device resembling a smartwatch.

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We now have official confirmation that Microsoft is dropping the Nokia Lumia, as well as Windows Phone brand in favor or Microsoft Lumia for all its smartphone devices. A Microsoft Lumia smartphone is also set to be revealed by the software giant in the coming days.

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Microsoft is finally dropping the Nokia and Windows Phone branding for all its smartphones. And as we move forward, all Windows Phone devices from Nokia will now be carrying the Microsoft Lumia branding. Earlier, there were rumors that Microsoft, having acquired Nokia’s phone division, was now looking to kill the Nokia and Windows Phone brand, but we weren’t entirely sure what the replacement was.

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