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 […]

Lumia 1525 Coming to Battle the Galaxy Note 3

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Today, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet stands as the world’s most popular phablet, that is a smartphone with the same screen size as a tablet. That being said, future successes aren’t guaranteed, and new rumors indicate Microsoft is preparing to launch the Lumia 1525, an updated version of the Lumia 1520 that it launched late […]

Nokia Lumia 635 Release Date Details Arrive

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Today, Microsoft and American wireless carrier T-Mobile finally revealed more information about the low-cost Lumia 635. Those details include the Lumia 635 release date and how users will be able to save on the device’s cost overtime. T-Mobile was the first to reveal key details about the Lumia 635 release date in a press release […]

How to Use a Song As an Alarm on the Nokia Lumia 520

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 devices weren’t just built for selling users content and neither was the Lumia 520. The Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone device ever, runs Windows Phone 8, and it’s because of this that users aren’t forced to only purchase music, ringtones or alerts from Microsoft. Instead, the Lumia 520 can […]

Here’s When You Can Expect an iPhone 6 Rival Running Windows Phone

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Things have been mostly quiet on the Windows Phone front since Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, but if a new report is accurate Microsoft could spice things up with a new flagship smartphone that could rival Apple’s iPhone 6 this fall. Alleged details about new devices being launched by Nokia Devices and Services – what’s […]

Microsoft Will Keep Making Nokia’s Android Smartphones

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It appears Microsoft Mobile, the company that consists of what most users throughout the world new as Nokia, will continue manufacturing devices that don’t run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. More specifically, it appears as if the Nokia X family, a group of devices built on top of Google’s Android operating system, will continue to […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: It’s an iPhone Killer, Almost

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It’s been a long time since Microsoft found itself even close to competing for iPhone and Android users. Windows Phone, the mobile operating system that Microsoft sells to smartphone makers for inclusion in their devices, has always been interesting. Its Live Tiles, app icons with auto updating information and pared down user interface, arguably set […]

Microsoft To Make Its Own Phones Starting Friday: What You Need To Know

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Microsoft will officially begin making its own smartphones this coming Friday when it completes its buyout of Nokia’s Devices and Services division, setting the stage for an epic three-way battle between it, Apple’s iPhone 5s and Google’s Nexus 5. Microsoft formally announced the closing date of its Nokia purchase this morning in a post on […]

Nokia Lumia 635 Could Steal the Cheap Smartphone Crown From the Moto G

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The Lumia 635, Nokia’s answer to low-cost Android devices like Motorola’s Moto G, is coming to the United States this summer. Nokia announced the new low-end handset during Microsoft’s BUILD briefing earlier today. Just like the Lumia 520 before it, the Lumia 635 is tailor-made for users who’d rather avoid a two-year service agreement but […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date Details Surface

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Windows Phone 8.1, an upcoming update for devices running Microsoft’s iPhone and Android competitor, couldn’t possiblly come soon enough. That’s why it’s good Microsoft is sharing more details about when users can expect the update on their handset. So when is the Windows Phone 8.1 release date officially? That much remains unclear. Typically, there is […]

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Is Everything the iPhone 5s’ Siri Isn’t

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Announced moments ago, Microsoft did something few others have come close to doing, topping the features of the iPhone 5s’ most unique features. Windows Phone 8.1’s Cortana personal assistant isn’t better than Apple’s Siri in a lot of different ways. It just completely out matches Siri in two key ways. What makes Cortana a much […]

Is This the Nokia Lumia 930?

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If a newly leaked picture is accurate than the Lumia 930, Nokia’s often-talked about upcoming flagship handset that’s said to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, really is an international version of the Lumia Icon handset Nokia released on Verizon earlier this year. The leaked render of what’s purported to […]

Nokia Rains on New HTC One Announcement with Its Own Briefing Invite

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Nokia, the leading maker of Windows Phones, won’t wait long after Microsoft reveals its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to introduce new devices that include it. In fact, an invitation sent to out today indicates that Nokia will only wait a few hours before unveiling its latest handsets. Nokia began sending out invitations for the […]

5 Best Cheap Smartphones [March, 2014]

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Buyers looking for the best cheap smartphone in March aren’t in search of the latest and greatest smartphone, but don’t want to lock in to a contract with a budget smartphone that doesn’t deliver a good user experience. While we routinely talk about the best smartphones overall, there are a small collection of cheap smartphones […]

New Nokia Ad Says Key iPhone Advantage Isn’t Really Relevant

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The iPhone’s large assortment of applications for users to download to their devices has convinced millions of users to continue buying Apple’s flagship smartphones. It’s a strength, a core asset that other smartphone platforms simply can’t throw money at and hope to fix. A new advertisement from Nokia tries to address the concerns of potential Nokia Lumia buyers […]

3 Ways the Nokia Lumia 925 Beats the iPhone 5s

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A few weeks ago I decided to use Windows Phone 8 full time and place my Apple iPhone 5s back on a shelf in my office. Contrary to what some might think, the decision to do this wasn’t out of ego, or some belief that Windows Phone 8 was somehow overwhelmingly better than iOS 7, the operating […]

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925: What To Buy

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That there are very few smartphones that can directly compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s smartphone isn’t up for debate. Even now, seven full years after Apple introduced its first iPhone, competitors are struggling to directly compete with it. Chief among the devices made to rival the iPhone is the Nokia Lumia 925. As Nokia’s first […]