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 […]

Microsoft Teases One More iPhone Alternative

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The amount of days Microsoft has left to release a Lumia Windows Phone that can rival the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is dwindling and it looks like the company is acutely aware of that. Just hours before AT&T was set to start selling Microsoft’s Lumia 830 Windows Phone, Microsoft teased another coming iPhone alternative running its […]

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 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 & 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 […]

Windows Phone 8.1 for AT&T Lumia 920 & 820 Adds Must-Have Features

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Nokia Lumia 920s and Lumia 820s on AT&T’s wireless network in the United States are about to become competitive with Apple’s iPhone almost overnight. Early this afternoon AT&T Wireless announced that it’d begun deploying Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. As of now Lumia 920 and 820 users can […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft To Announce New Lumia 830 Ahead of the iPhone 6?

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Even before Apple’s suspected iPhone 6 event Microsoft is letting users know that they’ll have options besides whatever Apple mobile phone makes its début on September 9th. Microsoft recently started sending out invitations for a reveal of what could be the Lumia 830 at IFA 2014 in just a few weeks. According to WP Central, Microsoft began sending out invites for a […]

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’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 […]

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 […]

Leaked Lumia 830 Windows Phone Has iPhone 6’s Good Looks

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t in danger of stealing the iPhone’s users just yet, but new leaked photos of an upcoming device do indicate that Microsoft plans to at least borrow some of the iPhone 6’s design cues and good looks. Leaked pictures of this new device, surfaced late last night on Chinese social […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]