Microsoft has announced two new budget devices in the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532. Both are 4-inch smartphones that come in both single- and dual-SIM variants, and are an indication that the company is mainly targeting the low-end market.
What appears to be a new budget smartphone from Microsoft has appeared on the database of ANATEL, Brazil’s equivalent to SIRIM. The Lumia 435 is rumoured to be the successor to the current Lumia 535, although it is unclear if it is meant to be a replacement or an even lower-cost version.
Samsung is apparently looking into making low- and mid-range smartphones using the Windows Phone platform in an effort to diversify its product range. Of course, it would only do this if the current legal dispute with Microsoft came to an end.
A Windows Phone fan group has posted a screenshot of what appears to be a new update for devices running Lumia Denim. The update appears to remove the Preview for Developers, and leaving the Phone Insider app.
One more interesting wearable design has come out of CES 2015, although this is more of a startup presenting a prototype. Blocks Wearables, the name of the company, was exhibiting their version of a modular smartwatch at the Intel booth as part of the “Make It Wearable” competition.
Microsoft is offloading MixRadio to instant messaging service Line. MixRadio is a music streaming app currently running on Windows Phone that allows for automated playlists created from the users preferences and listening habits. What Line intends to do with this kind of service is still unknown.
Hewlett-Packard has concluded its most recent edition of Pwn2Own hacking competition with Windows Phone 8.1 holding up remarkably well against attempts to hijack the system. Other smartphones like the iPhone 5S, Amazon Fire Phone, and Samsung Galaxy S5 all fell to the coordinated attacks from white hat hacker who later turned over details of the […]
Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft has now begun to bring some interesting news. Lead developer Jens Bergensten Tweeted that there is a version of the hit game for Windows Phone in the works. The port is apparently already up and running, although there is apparently still a lot of work to be done before it goes […]
Geek On Gadgets has revealed the contents of a confidential internal document from Microsoft concerning the future of Nokia and Windows Phone. It would appear that the Microsoft Mobile division is slowly moving away from the two brands, with the Lumia 830 and 730 being the last two smartphones to carry the Nokia name.
For the longest time free Spotify users on Android and iOS were able to use the music streaming service on mobile devices, albeit with some limitations. This option is now extended to Windows Phone users, who until yesterday could only access the service on a mobile if they had a premium subscription.
[UPDATE – 14 August, 130PM]: Lumia Cyan update has arrived for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners in Malaysia. Read more for details. [UPDATE – 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details. [UPDATE – 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using […]
HTC has begun sending out press invites for an event in New York scheduled for the 19th of August. With the recent rumours about a HTC One M8 for Windows, many are predicting that this event is meant to unveil the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship smartphone, powered by Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft is planning to roll out its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. A week had passed since the Windows Phone 8.1 update arrived to all Windows Phone-powered devices, however, the company has already been detailing a couple of upcoming features to its handsets.
Not Actual Device It has been long since HTC launched their last Windows Phone – the HTC 8X and 8S both of which were very well received by users. However, a recent rumour states that HTC is planning to launch their next Windows Phone with a moniker of their flagship line, the One.
Windows Phone users are now able to join those who use Uber’s ride sharing service. The new app appeared in the Windows Phone Store last night, and is a much better effort than the initial attempt. That being said, the app itself still lacks several features that the developers are promising to include in the […]
These days, the popularity of the point & shoot camera is in a decline due in part to the advancement of smartphone camera technology. One of the biggest and best players in the game, Nokia (Well, Microsoft) has signed a patent licensing deal with camera giants Canon that allows both companies to access each others […]
Following suit with the iOS and Android security solutions, Microsoft is working on a suite of its own to render Windows Phone device useless after a theft. Microsoft plans to release an update soon that includes extending the “Find My Phone” functionality with an Activation Lock. This prevents thieves from wiping and reusing a stolen device […]
Microsoft has been very quiet about the future of their Windows Phone devices after completing the purchase of Nokia. However, rumours have been surfacing that the new Microsoft Devices divisions has a successor to the Lumia 1020 as part of its plans. Not to mention a stab at what appears to be a new […]
While the last update included useful features like notifications menu and a virtual assistant there is still no functionality to browse your phones filesystem. In a Reddit AMA, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that his team as already working on a solution and it would be making its way to the Windows Phone Store hopefully by […]
In a move that has been expected by many tech pundits throughout the world, Microsoft last year has announced its plan to acquire the Devices and Services business of Nokia which is the home to Nokia’s Smart Devices and Mobile Phones units. Apparently, Microsoft has decided to name the new division as Microsoft Mobile according […]