Lumia 830 Review

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It isn’t a strange time to be a potential Windows Phone buyer. It’s a very strange time to be a Windows Phone buyer. The smartphone market and the now Microsoft-owned Nokia Devices business are moving in completely separate directions, if the Nokia Lumia 830 are any indication. On some level, Microsoft understands this. And that’s […]

Android Lollipop Moto X 2014 Update Arrives

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The Android Lollipop Moto X 2014 update that adds a completely new design, enhanced notification options, and all sorts of refreshed Android apps, is now available for users to download to their personal devices. Motorola began rolling out the Android Lollipop Moto X 2014 update, just hours after those with a keen eye noticed that […]

Nokia Lumia 830: First Impressions 

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When Microsoft took the stage at its own IFA 2014 briefing in early September, no one expected that the company would do what it did. Forget unveiling a new flagship smartphone, the company showed of two devices that were decidedly not high-end. The Lumia 730 largely continued the trend of cheap Windows Phone devices for […]

Windows Phone 8.1 + Lumia 521 Equals An iPhone Alternative

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With the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan Updates that T-Mobile is rolling out, owners of the Lumia 521 might find that their current smartphone is just as capable as Apple’s iPhone 6 and more. Posters in Windows Phone Central’s community began reporting that they were being prompted to download Windows Phone 8.1 to their […]

Lumia 830 iPhone Alternative Arrives on AT&T November 7th

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Microsoft has yet to announce any new high-end smartphones to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6 on every single feature, but its Lumia 830 iPhone alternative can compete with the iPhone’s camera and pricing. AT&T users won’t have to wait long to find out just how well the two devices stack up against each other either, […]

Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

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With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

Lumia 530 Coming to T-Mobile & Cricket as an iPhone 6 Alternative Soon

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The Lumia 530, Microsoft’s newest foray into the ultra-cheap smartphone space is coming to T-Mobile and Cricket Wireless as an iPhone 6 alternative in just a few weeks. Cricket Wireless and T-Mobile announced their versions of the Lumia 530 along with pricing and availability information early this morning. The Lumia 530 will arrive on Cricket […]

Lumia 830 Is the Latest iPhone 6 Rival Confirmed for AT&T

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Late last night Microsoft Mobile’s Stephen Elop revealed that the iPhone 6 will have a new competitor when it hits at least one American wireless carrier in just a few weeks. There’s officially an AT&T Lumia 830 coming. Elop, who heads Microsoft Mobile, revealed there was an AT&T Lumia 830 on its way on stage […]

Lumia 830 & Lumia 735 U.S. Release Date Confirmed

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Microsoft Mobile & Nokia’s website have confirmed what many potential Windows Phone buyers hoped would happen some point soon. The Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 will come to carriers in the United States if postings to the site are accurate. Official specifications, images and information for the Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 began appearing on the website […]

Microsoft Announces Lumia 830 & Lumia 730 Ahead of the iPhone 6

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Microsoft isn’t sitting and waiting for Apple to announce those rumored iPhone 6 devices. Early this morning the company announced two new colorful Windows Phone designed to hit Apple’s smartphone dominance where it hurts. The Microsoft Lumia 830 will attack the iPhone 6 head on with a large display and 10 megapixel camera. The Microsoft […]

Microsoft’s iPhone 6 Rival Could Pack Powerful Surprise

Leaked photos of the Lumia 830

Neither Microsoft nor Apple have announced the specifications for their upcoming smartphones, but if new rumors about the Lumia 830 are accurate then Microsoft is planning on announcing a serious rival for the iPhone 6 – at least, where imaging is concerned. WP Dang, a Chinese Windows Phone website with a proven track record of […]

Lumia 635 Review

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For a long time, the only thing Microsoft needed to do was make a cheap phone to have its smartphone line be successful. Those were the days when a slew of Android devices struggled to beat it with a truckload of gimmicky features. The Lumia 635, on AT&T, is the antidote to the high-end smartphone […]

New Images Reveal Lumia 830 iPhone 6 Rival in Full

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We’re not even two weeks away from Microsoft’s IFA 2014 Windows Phone event and already what the company has to show is getting leaked by the truckload. Last month, pictures of Microsoft’s Lumia 830 iPhone 6 rival appeared online, now a new collection of pictures taken by a Brazilian regulatory body are revealing almost everything users […]

How to Use Bing Health to Track Your Steps with the Lumia 635

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With the Nokia Lumia 635, Microsoft had a lot to consider. No other device makers competed  in the cheap smartphone race. Many weren’t interested, opting to compete with Apple’s iPhone with high-end smartphone stuffed full of advanced features and quality build materials. In the last year all that has changed, so much so that Microsoft needed an […]

AT&T Delivers Windows Phone 8.1 Update to Lumia 1020 Users

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Owners of the Nokia Lumia 1020, are in for a huge update to their smartphones over the next couple of days. Earlier today, the Lumia 1020 became one of a growing number of smartphones in America being upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. That’s the latest version of Windows Phone designed to fill in the feature gaps […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update On the Lumia 925: Impressions & Performance

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For so long, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system seemed to going no where. There where devices, that could compete with the iPhone and Galaxy S5 on a hardware level, but too often it was the software running on these phones that left a lot to the imagination. Microsoft made it clear that it hoped to […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives to Make Every Lumia 1520 Feel Brand New

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Just moments ago AT&T announced that it’d began deploying Windows Phone 8.1, the update that includes the Cortana personal assistant and a ton of other features, to users of the Nokia Lumia 1520. In short, every Lumia 1520 is about to become the ultimate alternative to Android smartphones and Apple’s ever-popular iPhone. As of right […]

Microsoft Offers iPhone 5c Alternative in the Lumia 530

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Microsoft hasn’t said anything about releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s, but the company is clearly gearing up to take down the low-end iPhone 5C and cheap Android devices like the Moto G. Today, the company announced the Lumia 530, an iPhone 5c alternative with an astonishingly low price tag. […]

Microsoft’s iPhone Alternative on Verizon Gets Big Price Cut

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Making the decision to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 5s is going to be more complicated for those on Verizon’s wireless network. Today, America’s largest wireless carrier slashed the price on the Lumia Icon, Windows Phone’s latest direct iPhone alternative. Verizon apparently slashed the price of the Lumia Icon sometime recently, making the iPhone alternative available with […]

Android Apps May Solve Major Windows Phone Problem

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Reports of Microsoft trying to close Windows Phone’s enthusiasm gap by adding support for apps made with Google’s Android operating system in mind are becoming more consistent. The possibility of Microsoft adding Android app compatibility to Windows Phone surfaced again yesterday, after two reporters who’ve shared accurate information about Microsoft’s future Windows Phone’s plans in the […]