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Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
A Mexcian court has ordered Nokia to pay damages to customers who purchased handsets that were later found to be defective - and owners of these faulty devices can still register for compensation.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will open a "flagship store" in New York City, promising that it will be "much more than just a Microsoft Store", including an "experiential space" for customers.
From bendy iPhones and the iOS mess, to Xbox One, Galaxy Notes, the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet ever and The Fappening (Pt II), we look back at highlights from this week's top news on Neowin.
PiPO has shown off what it claims is the "most affordable" Windows 8.1 tablet ever, priced at just $81, featuring an 8-inch display, front and rear cameras, 16GB storage and a 4500mAh battery.
Phones 4u's administrators have advised customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 6 that they will not get a refund, despite earlier assurances from the company that they would get their money back.
Karbonn Mobiles is the latest brand to join the Windows Phone platform, as its Titanium Wind W4 goes on sale in India for Rs.5,999, with three colour options, front and rear cameras and a 4in display.
Apple has spoken up about recent reports that its iPhone 6 Plus has been bending without significant stress, defending the design of the device, and saying that just nine customers have complained.
Some users are seeing in-app notifications on the Bing Finance app, stating that it will soon be renamed to MSN Money, and the other Bing apps will soon come under the MSN brand too.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet has qualified for authorization for use as an Electronic Flight Bag, replacing the heavy and bulky paper documentation that airline pilots must carry on board.
A Nokia executive has said that the company is scaling back - but not completely ending - its development work on HERE Maps for Windows Phone, as it now plans to focus its efforts on Android and iOS.
Samsung has said that its Galaxy Note Edge, featuring a screen that wraps around one side of the device, will be a "limited edition concept" - and it seems likely that it will come at a high price.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest Windows Phone developer preview update, which includes support for HTC devices - and the Cyan update will be expanding to more Lumia handsets from today.
The long-awaited Nexus 9 tablet, built by HTC, and Nexus 6 handset, from Motorola, are said to be launching on October 15 or 16, followed shortly after by the rollout of Android L to other devices.
Microsoft's Lumia 735 - known also as the 'selfie phone', due to its impressive front-facing camera - will go on sale in the UK next week, with Cortana support and the latest Denim firmware on board.
The head of Microsoft France, Alain Crozier, has said that Windows 9 will be coming in the next few days; this appears to be the first time that a senior MS figure has used the 'Windows 9' publicly.
The Xbox One was supposed to be launching in China today - but after announcing a delay to the launch on Sunday, Microsoft has now confirmed that the console will go on sale on September 29.
Samsung has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of all laptops - including Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe, but says that it will continue to sell these devices in other markets.
After Antennagate and Scuffgate comes 'Bentgate', as some iPhone 6 Plus owners report that their handsets are bending, insisting that the damage is occurring without significant force being applied.
The Jolla phone is now available in India - exclusively through Snapdeal.com - for Rs.16,499, offering a dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a 4.5-inch 960x540px display.
The price of the Xbox One has dropped in the UK, and now starts at £329.99 for the non-Kinect model - and for that price, you can currently pick up the white Xbox One bundle with Sunset Overdrive.
An upcoming promotion from Microsoft UAE will offer two Lumia 530s for the price of one, effectively bringing the price of its low-cost Windows Phone 8.1 handset down to an even more affordable $55.
Microsoft is now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - though not the Lumia Denim firmware - to its Lumia 930. Among other things, the update will enable Cortana on the device in the UK and China.
With the Nokia name disappearing from its handsets soon, Microsoft will be changing the way it brands its mobile devices. But would Microsoft-branded phones really appeal to potential buyers?
Apple has topped the CoolBrands list yet again - but Google and YouTube also made it into the top-10, as did Instagram. However, Twitter fell out of the top-20, while Microsoft was nowhere to be seen.
From Windows 9 leaks and the first 'Windows phone', to microwaved iPhones and sabotaged washing machines, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Next month, OnePlus will introduce handset pre-orders, but only for a "limited time window", and users may be expected to pay a deposit. Additionally, the frustrating 'invite' system will live on.
Before voters in Scotland cast their ballots yesterday in a referendum on independence from the UK, Bing predicted that the 'no' vote would win, and the Union would stand - and it was right. Again.
The free wireless bundle offer on the Lumia 930 is returning to the UK after being discontinued in July, and will include the portable wireless speaker and charger, but NOT the £20 app voucher.
Despite announcing in July that mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 would end on September 9, Microsoft has quietly extended the cut-off date until mid-October, although it's not yet clear why.
Celkon is the latest addition to the Windows Phone platform, and is preparing to launch its first handset with Microsoft's mobile OS - the Win 400 - which has been revealed in a leaked image.
The company that says you should 'never settle' says you must now settle for a device without changeable covers, due to quality issues, "creaky" fit, and design flaws making them "tricky" to remove.
A darker theme was the most requested feature in Office 2013, and Microsoft will make it a reality in the next version of Office, which is already in the hands of some partners as a Technical Preview.
Microsoft has released the latest update to its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, but if you were expecting that it would bring a long list of exciting new features, you'll be disappointed.
As part of its latest Games with Gold promotion, Microsoft is making Halo: Reach on the Xbox 360 free for everyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership, along with two free games for the Xbox One.
Apple is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini at an event on October 21, and is also said to be preparing for the full release of OS X Yosemite on the same day.
Samsung has announced its new curved display - featuring Full HD resolution, 3000:1 contrast and a special 'game mode' - which it says will provide an "unforgettable entertainment experience".
A Foxconn worker has been detained by police, accused of smuggling numerous iPhone 6 handset shells out of a factory in China, and selling them to a third party for around $160 each.
UK retail giant Phones 4u has gone into administration today, but an internal memo seen by Neowin reveals that its largest rival, Dixons Carphone, plans to offer hundreds of jobs to those affected.
The UK's largest 4G network, EE, has relaunched its SIM-only plans, with more affordable options now starting at £9.99 a month, and more data included on each plan, with up to 10GB available.
Various ads from Virgin Media have been banned after BT and Sky complained to the ASA over claims that Virgin customers could expect to download "five times faster" than on its rivals' networks.
Indian devices brand iBall has unveiled its first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8-inch display, quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras and integrated 3G connectivity.
The first Windows Phone from Fly, the ERA Windows IQ400W, is now available to purchase, and includes a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200, and front- and rear-cameras.
Toshiba's new 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, the Encore Mini, is now on sale for just $119, which includes a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and up to 7 hours of battery life.
A city in China is tackling the problem of people staring at their screens while walking by introducing special pedestrian 'lanes' on sidewalks for those who just can't stop looking at their phones.
Samsung has accused LG executives of vandalising its washing machines in retail stores shortly before the IFA trade show in Berlin, but LG says the quality of parts in Samsung's machines was "weak".
After it emerged recently that Microsoft plans to drop its Windows Phone brand in the coming months, an official image for a new device shows the handset featuring the 'Windows' logo.
Yet another brand is developing its first Windows Phone - the GoFone GF47W has been spotted from UK brand My Go, with a quad-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP camera and sleek 7.2mm-thick body.
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.