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Microsoft Says 50 Million Lumia Handsets Activated
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 19, 2014

Microsoft was speaking in Germany and had plenty to say about Windows Phone and its newly acquired line of Lumia devices. The giant claimed that 50 million Lumia devices have now been activated, but of course most of those sales are thanks to Nokia and not Microsoft, with Redmond only buying the Finnish company's phone business this year.

Microsoft says Microsoft Band Sold More Than Suggested
By Luke Jones on Tuesday November 18, 2014

Microsoft's first ever wearable (the Microsoft Band) has been available for a couple of weeks now and it went of stock rather quickly. So, does that mean that it was a big success or were there only limited numbers of the product released for sale? Well, that depends on who you listen to.

Microsoft CEO discusses Apple, Google, and slow growth of Windows Phone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 12, 2014

Microsoft has done well through the quarters this year, but a change of CEO has brought another change of strategy for the company, while the Windows Phone platform has struggled to gain ground in mature markets.

Black Friday Deal Recap
By admin on Wednesday November 12, 2014

Black Friday is nearly upon us and companies, carriers, and retailers are all slashing the prices on products, so if you want a bargain now is the time to grab one. Of course, you can rely on MobileBurn to tell you the what, when, and how much with our Black Friday deals guide. As there are some other offers this week aside from Black Friday deals, we decided to throw them in too. Be sure to check back throughout the week as we update the article with fresh bargains.

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 Band is the company's first wearable
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 30, 2014

No big press event, no showbiz style launch, but Microsoft has entered the wearable market today, although don't call its "Microsoft Band" a smartwatch. Interestingly, Redmond has avoided the urge to compete with Android Wear and the Apple Watch with a full wrist accessory and is instead targeting the fitness crowd with the Microsoft Band.

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.

Microsoft launches three new Android apps
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 23, 2014

It is well documented that Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, arguably more than it does from its own Windows Phone platform. The company achieves that mostly through patent licensing (around $1 billion per year), but Redmond is also looking to make its presence felt on the rival platform with its services.