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Microsoft launches Lumia 535 budget smartphone
By Luke Jones on Tuesday November 11, 2014

Microsoft has released its newest smartphone today in the shape of the budget oriented Lumia 535, the first device to come without the Nokia branding. Microsoft decided to ditch the world famous name in favour of carving its own reputation under its own branding, so let?s meet the Microsoft Lumia 535.

Microsoft Lumia 940 to get Gorilla Glass 4
By admin on Monday November 10, 2014

One of the reasons why Microsoft?s decent Windows Phone platform has failed to ignite in mature markets is because it lacks the backing of some serious high end hardware. The Lumia 930 is a fine device, but it is not an all-out blockbuster. The HTC One M8 for WP is, but it is current alone as a true flagship choice on Microsoft's platform. However, that is about to change it seems.

Microsoft confirms new smartphone for November 11th
By Luke Jones on Friday November 07, 2014

Microsoft's first smartphone without Nokia branding passed through a Chinese regulator recently and inevitably leaked online. The handset is now getting an official release date, with Microsoft confirming the Lumia device known as RM-1090 will be launched on November 11th. However, if you are waiting on a Windows Phone handset to stand out from the crowd you will have to wait longer as this is not it.

Microsoft posts solid Q3 earnings
By Luke Jones on Friday October 24, 2014

It is one of those times of the year when the giant tech companies offer their financial results for their third (calendar) or fourth (fiscal) quarters. Microsoft is the latest company to do just that and it turns out things are going surprisingly well for a company that is oft rumoured to be struggling in the mobile space.

Goodbye Nokia: Microsoft axes branding
By Luke Jones on Friday October 24, 2014

Say goodbye to Nokia smartphones, for now at least. Microsoft has killed off the Nokia branding for future smartphones the company confirmed today, ending months of rumors. Instead of the Nokia Lumia branding, devices will now be known as Microsoft Lumia and will come with the company's Windows logo emblazoned on them in black.

Microsoft smartwatch ready for launch
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

Microsoft's arrival in the wearable market has been rumoured for some time and now that just about every mobile rival has at least detailed its plans, now seems as good a time as any. We have seen several reports regarding a Redmond built smartwatch, but the general consensus seems to be that it will not really be a smartwatch, but a fitness band instead.

Microsoft rolls out the Lumia 530 in the US
By Luke Jones on Friday October 03, 2014

While there are plenty of good high end Windows Phone devices, the platform has enjoyed its growth thanks to budget handsets hitting the right chord in emerging markets. However, the US has remained a problem for the OS, but Microsoft is continuing to send out new Lumia devices and perhaps the wallet friendly Nokia Lumia 530 can hit a home run.

Windows 10 launched by Microsoft, available in 2015
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Forget about all this talk of Windows 9, Microsoft chose an intimate event today to unleash the newest version of its desktop platform, Windows 10. Yes, the company chose to skip a number, but this is the brand new version that the company hopes will not only carry its computing to the next level, but also its mobile devices such as Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets.

Microsoft and Xiaomi hold meeting... a Windows Phone on the way?
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has held a recent meeting with the CEO of Chinese brand Xiaomi, Lei Jun, about the possibility of the company building a Windows Phone device. The meeting was held last week and while no details of the chat have been revealed, reports are pointing towards the two bosses discussing a Xiaomi Windows smartphone.

Microsoft changes Bing apps to MSN
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Microsoft had a big vision for the Bing brand, it was going to build a whole ecosystem around it with multiple apps and features, much like Google actually. The company will still keep the general ethos behind the Bing apps, but has now decided to change the name for something more familiar and arguably more serious.