Microsoft may be abandoning feature phones and the Nokia X Android line, but the company is still committed behind Lumia and today launched a new smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 530 can be seen as the first full Lumia device
Microsoft made a big thing of expanding its Windows Phone partners last month when the company tied up several deals with a number of phone companies. Most of them were small manufacturers, but it shows promise for the WP platform that new brands are willing to jump on board (a plus of making the OS free to Prestigio launches two Windows Phone smartphone developers).
All the recent noise coming from Microsoft has been that it would continue as normal with its newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions. That meant Redmond would also keep pushing out Nokia's Android smartphones as well as its Windows Phone ones.
It seems that Microsoft is playing hardball over search engines on its Lumia devices as it only gives users the choice of Bing as a default. All Windows Phone handsets come with Microsoft's Bing search engine as default
Microsoft is currently holding its Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 and the company has been boasting about the growing success of the Windows Phone platform. The standout news from Windows Phone?s recent performance is that it outsells Apple's iPhone in 24 markets
Microsoft is wasting no time with its new toy as the company has a busy second half of 2014 ahead for its newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions. The company's next Nokia by Microsoft device will be the Lumia 530, and today the device leaked online in China.
The Nokia Lumia 930 or the Microsoft Lumia 930 as it is now called is having its UK launch today, giving consumers across the pond the chance to get their hands on arguably the best Windows Phone to date.
Windows Phone 8.1 has done plenty to give Microsoft's mobile platform a fighting chance in a market dominated by Android and iOS. The software has finally given the company a robust and complete feeling operating system, although Redmond still only has a minuscule share of the market. Microsoft is already working on the next iteration of Windows Phone 8.1 and WPBench has found it.
Nokia has been a leader in mobile camera technology for many years, and the current crop of Lumia devices have the best snappers in the smartphone world. Now under Microsoft's wing, upcoming Nokia Lumia devices could come sporting cameras made by industry powerhouse Canon
It has been reported today that Microsoft is looking to licence the Nokia brand for its own products after buying Nokia's devices and services division earlier this year. Any such deal would allow Microsoft to build and release smartphones and other products in the future with the Nokia brand.