Nokia’s Lumia 610 doesn’t have the slick unibody casing of the 800 or the huge screen of the 900, but it does have a bargain price tag. Pushing Windows Phone to a new price point – and into fresh markets – the fourth Lumia takes advantage of Microsoft’s new, pared-back minimum hardware specifications with just 256MB of [...]
Microsoft has a smartphone called the Nokia Lumia 520, one that they now have available to buy for $29. This is the Nokia Lumia 520 , a device that we've reviewed more than once - once as the 520 and another time as the T-Mobile version (basically the same device) as the 521 . Back then, it was cheap. Now it's staggeringly cheap.
Microsoft promised Windows Phone users a free upgrade to Windows 10 at its event earlier this week, but it turns out not all phones will be getting the update. Through itsLumia Conversationsblog, the company clarifies "not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features," adding that its goal is for "the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.
As we settle into the middle of the fourth quarter, figures from the previous quarter are starting to pour in. Last week, we got a peek at the IDC's smartphone shipment numbers , showing Xiaomi 's surprising rise to the top 5 of the world's smartphone makers.
Some would have us believe that the smartphone craze is starting to settle down and that the industry has reached its plateau. That might be true for some markets, especially developed ones, and some vendors.
And so the Mobile World Congress 2015 comes to a close and now we're left to pick up the pieces of a whirlwind week. We've been bombarded by a lot of annoucements, new and old products, and promises, and now it's time to weed out the winners from the not so winners. Because everyone's a winner, right? But there are really quite a few that really piqued our interest and earned our applause.
Announced on the last day of October, the metal unibody smartphones are Samsung’s slimmest ever. Expected to launch in select markets in November, the two feature similar characteristics. Learn more here
It's been quite a while since we've seen Huawei put out an Android tablet but the day has finally arrived for a new one. Moving away, temporarily or permanently we don't know, from its existing MediaPad tablet brand, Huawei is bestowing its new tablet with the more familiar Honor mark.
You have to give the team at Yota credit for not giving up on their dual-display smartphone dream. The original YotaPhone was a curious - but flawed - riff on the Android smartphone, a regular screen on one side and an E Ink panel on the back, let down by immature software and hardware. Now, with the YotaPhone 2, the company believes both concept and product are ready for the mass market.
Does Microsoft own Nokia? Is Nokia ever going to make another smartphone? Will Nokia start making Android phones and tablets in the near future? What we're about to do is set the record straight on a few key points about the Nokia brand - where they are, what happened with Microsoft, and where they're going in the near future.
When Microsoft completed itsmulti-billion dollar purchase of Nokia, it also acquired a number of apps and services that were surplus to requirements. One of those was music-streaming app MixRadio, whichspun off as a standalone service earlier this year. That independence didn't last long, however, because it's just found itself a new home.
Android One 's fate in India is now unclearafter retailers decided not to carry the budget smartphone but there is still hope in the mobile world. Thelow-cost Android platform is finally available in the UK in the form of the Sparkle V from Karbonn Mobile. This phone isn't all shiny and sparkly but this is the first Android One smartphone to hit the European region.
Russian company Yota has finally taken off the veils from the second generation YotaPhone in two consecutive events in Moscow and London. The YotaPhone 2, one of the brighter stars in this year's CES and MWC expos, gives more class and more power to an already appealing concept.
The awaited update to Nokia 's, now Microsoft 's, Lumia smartphones have just started rolling out, somewhat ahead of expected schedule. Formerly called Nokia Denim and now just Lumia Denim, the update brings in the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 (update 1) to the devices, along with a bunch of Microsoft's own new features.
Today we're going to be looking at a pair of Bluetooth keyboards that have just come out from accessory manufacturer Inateck . The first is the BK1002E Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple Products (US$29.99, available on Amazon.com for $18.99), while the other is the BK1001E Wireless Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard ($39.99, available on Amazon.com for $21.99).
Back when Microsoft started bringing the heat with their Nokia tag-team for Windows Phone devices, we saw the light with Nokia's team-up with a brand called Fatboy. Nokia provided the smartphones, Fatboy provided the accessories that charged them up.
Microsoft has officially killed the Nokia branding on its smartphones. On Monday, the company announced the Lumia 535, which is in the family of Nokia phones that have been around since before Microsoft closed its $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia this year .
Microsoft 's red headed stepchild just can't seem to catch a break. Bad news come one after another for the Windows RT that, if the ARM-based OS were a cat, it would have pretty much run out of lives by now. Perhaps there is now very little reason to believe that Windows RT has any future beyond being placed on life support.