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Microsoft Launches Lumia 435
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 14, 2015

Microsoft has had its own smartphone division for half a year now after buying Nokia's devices business. However, while big markets await that killer flagship, Redmond is continuing to dabble in the entry level, a price bracket that has admittedly served Windows Phone better than others. The latest handset is the Microsoft Lumia 435, and in the world of Lumia the lower the number the lower the specs, so this 435 is a budget device.

Lumia 1335 Passes FCC with LTE-A and Single SIM
By Luke Jones on Thursday January 01, 2015

The Microsoft/Nokia Lumia 1330 looks like it is going to get a single SIM version soon after a device with the model number RM-1062 has been passed through the FCC. This is the Lumia 1335, and as is normally the case the plus 5 numbering usually means something with SIM card of LTE variations.

Windows Phone gets WatchESPN
By admin on Wednesday December 31, 2014

Windows Phone has oft been accused of lagging behind iOS and Android in terms of apps, games, and services. It is an accurate assessment, but at the same time Microsoft has being doing a good job of bringing its platform up to speed. Windows Phone users now have a new toy to play with after WatchESPN was launched on the platform.

Microsoft Nokia Lumia 735 Not Getting US Release
By admin on Tuesday December 30, 2014

The Microsoft Lumia 735 was announced back in September, and alongside the Lumia 830 and 730 it was the first smartphone that Microsoft had built with its new Nokia toy. Microsoft claimed that it would arrive in the United States at some point, with the company listing the handset as "coming soon" on its US website. Major carriers like Sprint and Verizon also listed the smartphone.

Microsoft to Kill Internet Explorer in Windows 10
By Luke Jones on Tuesday December 30, 2014

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 earlier in the year, a platform that will unify the Windows name across all form factors, bringing the same experience whether you are on PC or smartphone. The software will arrive in 2015 (likely at the end of the year) and according to ZDNet, Windows 10 will ditch one of Windows' most famous companions.

Nokia Devices Getting Lumia Denim Update
By Luke Jones on Wednesday December 24, 2014

A number of Nokia's (now Microsoft's) Lumia handsets are getting the bump to the new Lumia Denim software in Malaysia. The handsets in question are the Nokia Lumia 525, Nokia Lumia 720, and Nokia Lumia 620, and all are now receiving the build number 8.10.14219.341 of Denim. The update is arriving OTA and I presume this means it is ready to sweep worldwide.

Nokia Stops Developing HERE Maps App for Windows Phone
By Luke Jones on Thursday December 18, 2014

Nokia is slowly removing itself form Microsoft. Of course, the company sold its devices division to Redmond earlier in the year and since then Nokia has been distancing itself from both Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform. There has been an Android launcher app (the amazing Z Launcher), an Android running tablet, and now the company has said it will no longer develop the HERE Maps suite for Microsoft's Lumia smartphones.

Gestures Beta App: Take Calls without Touching the Screen
By Luke Jones on Monday December 15, 2014

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform may be losing the operating system war to iOS and Android (by a long way too), but that does not mean it is without interesting features. It is actually a very robust platform and yours truly would love to see it more prominent if Microsoft can solve a few nagging issues. A new piece of software called the Gestures Beta app is now adding even more functionality to the platform.

LG Surprises with Windows Toting Tab Book Duo
By Luke Jones on Monday December 15, 2014

LG are in the Windows tablet/convertible market now after releasing the Tab Book Duo, a slate none of us saw coming and one that boasts a battery life that rivals iPads and Android tablets. The Korean company has surprised us with the Tab Book Duo, but we are hardly complaining as it seems like the kind of product that could work.

Microsoft Giving Away 100 Free Top Albums... US Only
By Luke Jones on Friday December 12, 2014

Microsoft has been treating us to some stellar deals during its 12 Days of Deals promotion, such as a $149 bundle for Office 365 Home, Skype Unlimited World + Wi-Fi, Xbox Music Pass, and Xbox Live Gold. Redmond is outdoing itself with the company?s latest offer though as Microsoft is making 100 albums completely free and available for download.