From new Windows and more Windows Phones, to new devices with changing prices, bigger iPhones, and the (non-)death of Nokia, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
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Yet another brand is joining the Windows Phone line-up: TrekStor, best known for its DataStation storage devices, has shown off its first WP handset, which is launching in November for under €150.
Sony has confirmed that four of its Xperia handsets - all of them between 13 and 17 months old - will get no further Android OS updates, with two of the devices remaining stuck on Android 4.2.
Some folks got a bit confused this week, believing that Microsoft's decision to drop the Nokia brand from its devices means the end of Nokia itself - but the company says it's "still very much alive".
After opening pre-orders back in June, Rockstar has finally announced that Grand Theft Auto V will come to the Xbox One and PS4 in November - but the PC version won't be arriving until next year.
With so many manufacturers joining Windows Phone lately, it's been a bit difficult to keep up with all the new additions. Our handy guide offers you an overview of Microsoft's device partners.
Microsoft is planning to drop the Nokia brand from its devices later this year, according to a leaked internal document that also confirms that the Windows Phone brand is being phased out.
Dell has shown off what it claims is the thinnest tablet ever - but despite its sleek 6mm-thick body, the Android device also squeezes in an 8.4-inch 2560x1600px OLED screen and 4G LTE connectivity.
Microsoft has acknowledged that a "small number of customers" are experiencing abnormally loud noise from their Xbox One, and says that it will replace the consoles of users affected by the issue.
Qualcomm is targeting the sub-$100 device market with its new Snapdragon 210 chipset, which includes 4G LTE connectivity and support for 1080p video playback, cameras up to 8MP, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.
Apple raised a few eyebrows by naming its wearable device the 'Apple Watch', but even its CEO has referred to it as the iWatch - a name that the company registered as a trademark in several countries.
Blu has shown off its two new Windows Phones - the $89 Win JR and $179 Win HD - in official videos. Check out their specs and see them in action, to find out what they offer for their low price tags.
Cherry Mobile is the latest brand to sign up as a Windows Phone partner, with two new handsets - including perhaps the most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just $69 - and two Windows 8.1 tablets.
A week after inviting users to sign up to a beta of its new Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone, the company has now released the app as an open beta, available for anyone to download now.
Alcatel OneTouch has returned to Windows Phone with the POP 2, the first handset running Microsoft's mobile OS to feature a 64-bit processor, along with 1GB RAM, 4G connectivity and a low price tag.
Sony has revealed that it has sold one million PlayStation 4 consoles in the United Kingdom - around 10% of its total worldwide sales - making it the UK's second fastest-selling console ever.
Despite disappointing sales in the US, where it is available only with AT&T, Amazon's Fire phone will be sold exclusively via O2 in the UK, where it can now be pre-ordered free on £33 a month plans.
Alcatel OneTouch launched a Windows Phone 7.8 device back in 2012, but its chief marketing officer says it plans to return with tablets running Windows Phone, including a 10-inch device.
...that won't get you very far. In order to use the company's virtual reality headset, you'll also need to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - and that could set you back a further $800.
Blu is the latest brand to launch a Windows Phone, the Win JR, which is now on sale for just $89 off-contract, featuring a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras and quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200.
After announcing a family of Android tablets earlier this year, Polaroid is launching its first Windows Phone, the WinPro 5, with a 5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a sleek 7.2mm-thick body.
From eye-watering iWatch pricing and queues for the iPhone 6 (already), to new Lumias, Xperias and Motos, and all sorts of low-cost treats, we look back at highlights from this week's news on Neowin.
Sky News is launching a new app for the Xbox 360 in the UK and US this month, including a live channel feed and on-demand content - but there's no mention of a similar app for the Xbox One.
As the Nokia Lumia 1020 reaches the end of the road, Microsoft's Jo Harlow has hinted at a replacement for the 41-megapixel Windows Phone, promising the "next greatest thing in high-end imaging."
Despite many of its rivals recently unveiling their wearable devices, HTC has reportedly abandoned plans to launch its new smartwatch, allegedly due to 'rising costs and a lack of a wow factor'.
KAZAM - the handset company created by two former HTC execs - has launched the first in a new range of Windows Phones, and it includes a free replacement service for damaged or cracked screens.
Alongside its new Lumia 730, 735 and 830, Microsoft also announced the Lumia Denim update, which includes Windows Phone 8.1 Update - but when can existing users expect to install it on their devices?
The UK won't be among the very first markets to get Microsoft's new Lumia 730 and 830 Windows Phones, but buyers there won't have too long to wait after the handsets begin rolling out worldwide.
Microsoft announced two new additions to its Windows Phone range earlier today - and we got to spend a bit of time with them. Check out our first impressions of the Nokia Lumia 730 and 830.
Microsoft has announced 'Hey Cortana', introducing hands-free launching for its digital 'personal assistant' on Windows Phone 8.1, coming to devices later this year as part of the Lumia Denim update.
After a near-flawless record in predicting winners at the FIFA World Cup this summer, Cortana is now turning her attentions to the NFL, as the new football season gets under way tomorrow.
Microsoft's Stephen Elop has said that the company is gearing up for 'mass production' of its gigantic Perceptive Pixel touchscreens, which could lead to wider availability and, perhaps, lower prices.
We were all expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy Note 4 today - but the company surprised us with the Galaxy Note Edge, which features a display that wraps around one side of the handset.
ASUS has brought back its budget-friendly Eee brand - two years after phasing it out - with a new 11.6-inch laptop featuring a quad-core Atom processor, 2GB RAM and full-size keyboard for $199/€199.
Acer's new 8-inch Iconia tablet costs just $150, and runs either Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 - but the Windows version also includes an enticing freebie: a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
Toshiba has unveiled the Encore Mini, a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Atom processor and 16GB storage, for under $120 - and it includes an Office 365 Personal subscription worth $70.
Opera Mini will soon be available on Windows Phone, and the company is inviting users to sign up for the beta now, promising to use their feedback to create "the best browsing experience" on the OS.
A leading cleric has issued a fatwa against high-speed internet, calling it "against Sharia and moral standards", but Iran's President Rouhani says that web access is vital for the younger generation.
The Open webOS team - which has been working for two years to bring webOS to a wider range of devices under an open-source licence - has released a new version of the OS, with a new name too.
Multiple sources have stated that Sprint will soon offer Sony's Xperia range as part of its handset line-up for the first time, with the new Xperia Z3 flagship expected to join the carrier at launch.
A 6.4mm-thick mini-tablet and a new Xperia Z3 Android flagship - both featuring a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM - are expected to be among the devices launched by Sony at IFA.
One of the many new manufacturers to sign up to Windows Phone will formally launch what it claims is the world's "slimmest and lightest" handset running Microsoft's mobile OS at IFA this week.
Microsoft's low-cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, the 3G-only Lumia 630, is now available for just £89.95 in the UK - the price at which it was first promoted by Microsoft over three months ago.
Chinese authorities looking into alleged antitrust violations by Microsoft have given the company twenty days to "make a written explanation" to questions and concerns raised by investigators.
Ahead of its expected unveiling on September 9, Apple is said to be considering charging as much as $400 for its new wearable device, although it will reportedly offer "lower priced versions" too.
A retailer is offering the Nokia Lumia 635 for just $79.99 off-contract, including free shipping, until September 4 - the lowest price we've seen so far for the new 4G Windows Phone 8.1 handset.
From another Xbox One update and the death of MSN, to Surface, Spotify, iThings, recalls and other explosive events, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
For as little as $3 a day, you can now get a virtual partner - a real person who will call, text and IM you, listen to you complain, tell you how wonderful you are and wish you sweet dreams at night.
Microsoft's new Lumia 730 - known also as the 'selfie phone', due to its high-end front-facing camera - has been revealed in new leaked images, showing a design that has some hints of the Lumia 800.
Microsoft is finally shutting down its Windows Live Messenger service - still popularly known as 'MSN Messenger' - on October 31, after it closed in all markets last year with the exception of China.