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Earlier this week, Microsoft held a press conference where they announced the Lumia 640 but they also showed a few new features for the messaging app too.
In an upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft will include project Spartan that features Cortana integration; this feature has now been shown off on video thanks to a new leak.
Lenovo has launched a new premium device with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM and a whole range of photography-focused features. We went hands-on with the company's new Vibe Shot.
Microsoft has some goodies for Xbox 360 owners. who now get their own Preview program for pre-release OS updates. They can also reserve Xbox One Games with Gold even if they don't own a new console.
Twitter has a new policy seemingly aimed at Tor users, who are now required to provide a valid phone number if they want to sign-up for a Twitter account.
The Lumia Denim update roll out is gradually picking up pace and being made available on more and more devices across the world, and one of those markets is the huge one in India.
Microsoft has put out a tweet stating that customers who pre-order games from the Microsoft Store can score a $10 Xbox digital gift card on select games when the order is completed.
Another week, another set of screenshots from an unreleased build of Windows 10 and this time around we are seeing more shots from build 10022 which is from the FBL_Impressive branch.
Microsoft's director of phone marketing, Neil Broadley, confirms the news that a flagship Lumia device will not be available until Windows 10 is ready for launch.
The Nokia Lumia 1520.3 is currently receiving the Lumia Denim update while the Samsung ATIV SE is finally being updated with Windows Phone 8.1.1, a massive update considering the device was on WP8.
SanDisk sets yet another record for microSD storage with the unveiling of its latest Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, which will allow you to store up to 200GB of data.
Epic has announced an unprecedented price reduction in its game development engine, Unreal Engine 4, cutting dow the price from $19/month to free and this includes free updates too.
Hoping to highlight how far the industry has come is Dell's Venue 8 7000, arguably one of the best looking Android tablets to date, powered by Intel's Atom Z3580 quad-core processor.
Intel has announced its latest series of processors, the Atom x3, x5 and x7. The x3 will make its way to 20 OEMs this year and might just be integrated in Windows 10 phones, according to Intel.
Microsoft officials at the Mobile World Congress 2015 offered more insights on the Universal App Platform, which will offer developers an easy way to create apps for all devices and inputs.
On Sunday, Acer announced its first Windows Phone for four years - and like so many others, the device is targeting the low end of the market. But does the new Liquid M220 actually seem any good?
Microsoft has confirmed via a product listing page that Windows Phone 8.1's Update 2 will bring compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards, something the operating system currently lacks.
Microsoft confirmed today at Mobile World Congress that project Spartan, the company's next browser, will be shipping in the next preview build that should hopefully be arriving soon.
This week has started off with a bang thanks to Mobile World Congress and now that HTC, Samsung and Microsoft have made a few waves, Google has announced that they will launch a wireless service.
Today we take a look at Amazon's latest hardware offering, the Echo, a small cylindrical device that listens for your commands and attempts to provide you with relevant information and music.
HTC's new flagship handset, the One M9, has attracted some criticism for being a mild evolution of its predecessor. But we had some hands-on time with the One M9 today, and came away rather impressed.
Google+ is finally being killed off and its organs are being donated to other projects. So far, Photos and Streams have been spun off into a separate product, while Hangouts is expected to follow soon
Microsoft announced two new additions to its smartphone range today - the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - and we had some hands-on time with both of them, which included some intriguing OS observations.
The new Snapdragon 810 chips may just be hitting the market now, but Qualcomm is already talking about its future generation of chips and the features they'll bring to our handsets next year.
After acquiring a few startups in the past, Microsoft is looking to purchase the social news reader Prismatic, for $30 million. Google, Yahoo, Apple, and Facebook are also reportedly interested.
Although it's been a couple months since we last saw Office for Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft has been quite busy updating their upcoming productivity software with new features.
The Lumia 640 isn't the only hardware device that Microsoft unveiled today, as the company showed off on-stage a foldable keyboard device, designed to be taken on the road.
The Microsoft Windows Insiders program is growing at a fast pace and the company announced today that there are now more than 2.8 million users signed-up to try out Windows 10.
Microsoft has showed off the multi-platform universal Bing Maps app in their MWC 2015 conference, showing how searches are saved and synced across different devices.
On stage at MWC in Barcelona, Microsoft unveiled some new features that will be coming as part of Windows 10 for phones. Among these, the company showed off their new browser: Spartan.
Microsoft has just formally announced the Lumia 640 and 640 XL at their Mobile World Conference 2015 presentation. The smartphones are not exactly high-end, but the specs are pretty interesting.
Microsoft's press conference at MWC 2015 is set to begin at 8:30am CET (1 March 11:30pm PST). For those interested in the event, you can stream the event live right here on Neowin!
While most of the consumer world is focused on the next release of the desktop version of Windows 10, Microsoft is also building Windows Server vNext, and a new slide deck detailing the OS leaked.
While most of us have our eyes on the MWC live steams, Chinese factories are already producing cases and accessories for the new devices literally as they're being demoed in the presentations.
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S6 today, plus an 'Edge' variant of its new flagship featuring a display that curves around two edges of the handset - and we had some hands-on time with both devices.
Huawei has unveiled its first Android Wear product, the Huawei Watch. The circular watch could possibly be the most attractive Android device to be released thus far.
After numerous teasers and leaks in the past few weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has finally arrived at the company's annual Galaxy Unpacked event, ahead of Mobile World Congress.
There were rumors a few weeks back about how Samsung was going to pre-load a few Microsoft apps on the Galaxy S6, and it looks like those rumors are true thanks to today's announcement.
HTC has finally revealed the VR headset they had been working on with Valve; called HTC Vive, it promises to offer a "full room-scale" experience, and developers will get to play with it at GDC 2015.
HTC has unveiled its latest accessory, the HTC Grip. The new fitness band will be partnered with an Under Armour app that will track workouts, sleep, and connect to social networks.
HTC has announced the One M9 at the 2015 Mobile World Congress with an evolutionary design, upgraded internals and an expected launch in major markets in the coming weeks.
Neowin is in Barcelona this week to bring you coverage on cool new products, exciting innovations and emerging trends from across the mobile industry, at the Mobile World Congress 2015 expo.
Though we know pretty much everything there is to know about HTC's new flagship, the One M9, folks can still follow along live and enjoy the show. And who knows there might be some surprises too.
HP has just unveiled a new top-of-the-line 13-inch convertible, with a QHD touchscreen that can be bent backwards and used as a tablet. The laptop is dubbed the Spectre x360 and it's available now.
Apparently, Microsoft's website has accidentally revealed two new devices, the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL, possible successors to the Nokia X and XL. The page has now been pulled.
The HTC One M9 is already listed at BestBuy, which also lists its specs and pricing of the gunmetal grey 32GB variant. Many of the rumors that surfaced about the handset have been proven true.
At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Acer has finally revealed its first Windows Phone device in four years. Running Windows Phone 8.1, the Liquid M220 is also upgradable to Windows 10 for Phones.
Olixar brings us an affordable Bluetooth speaker that doesn't require batteries in a convenient light bulb package. But does it compare to a dedicated Bluetooth speaker? Let's find out.
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!