AT&T Black Friday 2014 Deals Knock Lumia 635 to $39.99

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Apple’s ever-popular iPhone smartphones aren’t in danger of being overran by Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system any time soon, that’s not because of a lack of deals though. Black Friday 2014 deals for the AT&T Lumia 635 smartphone are coming in pretty fast. The first is a classic Black Friday 2014 deal in every sense. […]

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 […]

All Windows Phones are Getting Windows 10

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Microsoft hasn’t shown much of, to say nothing of launched Windows 10. That isn’t stopping the company from delivering some seriously good news for buyers of devices running its Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems. According to the company, both groups will be able to update to Windows 10 when it becomes […]

The Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s First Self-made iPhone Alternative

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After a few weeks of consistent leaks, earlier this week Microsoft revealed the Microsoft Lumia 535. The Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s iPhone alternative and the first Windows Phone ever made to carry Microsoft’s branding instead of another company. Microsoft announced the Lumia 535 overnight on Monday. As rumors predicted, the Lumia 535, isn’t the most […]

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 […]

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 […]

iOS 8 vs Windows Phone 8.1: My Experience So Far

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As you read this, there are millions upon millions of users sitting or standing with their iPhones in front of them. They’re excited and positively giddy. No, these aren’t those people who’ve managed to get iPhone 6 release date pre-orders. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been available for sometime now. No, these users […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will Microsoft Use Windows Phone to Kill the iPad?

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Microsoft’s mantra has been that Surface and Windows 8 RT are its iPad alternative, but new details about a recent software release are making things more interesting. According to details shared with hardware makers by Microsoft, the company’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system could act as a much-needed operating system to device makers trying to create iPad alternatives. […]

How to Transfer Photos from the Lumia 635 to Your PC

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If you’re looking to move photos from the Lumia 635 than you’ve probably noticed one of the key things that Microsoft has done right with his mobile operating system and hardware. Windows Phone isn’t the step child of the wireless industry that it once was. Today, many of the devices Microsoft makes are just as […]

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 FitBit is Here

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Smartphone buyers looking to stay healthy with the help of fitness bands and activity trackers finally have a new platform to choose from. Today, Windows Phone FitBit became the first fitness tracker app to be available on Microsoft’s Android and iPhone alternative. The Verge revealed that Windows Phone FitBit had arrived in a post earlier […]

Cortana Windows Phone Ad Shows Everything Siri & the iPhone Can’t Do

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

It’s been a longtime since any smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system could be considered a legitimate iPhone 5s alternative. With Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft smartly added a ton of features and now it’s showing one of the most important ones off in the new Siri vs. Cortana ad. In the commercial Microsoft pits […]

The Best iPhone Alternatives Running Windows Phone

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

In the United States these days, devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system don’t get much credit as iPhone alternatives. That’s a shame, because some of them really are capable of replacing either Apple’s iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c smartphones. In the past year Microsoft has finally began to catch up to Apple’s mobile […]

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. […]

3 Ways Microsoft Failed to Beat the iPhone & Android

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There were all of these new ideas, and never-before-tried concepts, that made Windows Phone different from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. Sadly, even today, Windows Phone remains a distant third due to failures Microsoft has yet to learn from. Windows Phone  absolutely set the world on fire when it was announced. Here was Microsoft, the company who unleashed the disaster […]

How to Watch YouTube Videos on Windows Phone 8.1

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Devices running Windows Phone 8.1, like the Lumia 520, have a very checkered history with YouTube. More specifically, they’ve had trouble with YouTube apps. Today, there isn’t an official YouTube app available to devices running Windows Phone, but thankfully there are ways around that. Microsoft has stepped up to try and provide a decent YouTube app […]