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After bringing 'Pong' to its Bing search results last month, Microsoft is evidently still feeling nostalgic, as there's now a playable Bing version of mobile gaming classic 'Snake' too.
Microsoft has confirmed yet another round of layoffs affecting the phone hardware division that was acquired from Nokia last year, which will result in the closure of an unit and 2300 job cuts.
Dubbed the 'affordable flagship', the 830 is a mid-range device that's never been very affordable - but with £50 slashed off its regular £270 price tag, it may prove a little more appealing to buyers.
Nokia's smartphones are known for their reliability but if any one of them stands out, it's the classic 3310. A YouTuber recently put it to the test - against a flaming hot ball of nickel!
Just ten months after going on sale, it seems the Nokia Lumia 830 will soon exit Microsoft's retail line-up, as the company trims its range and focuses on newer devices launched under its own brand.
Due to a standing agreement with Microsoft, Nokia can't launch smartphones under its own brand until late 2016 - but it can start developing them now, and indeed, it's hiring people to help it do so.
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Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 635 is now even more affordable, priced at just $39.99 off-contract - but with no rear camera flash, and no selfie cam, this Windows Phone won't be to everyone's tastes.
The Lumia 735 - which features a 4.7-inch OLED, 6.7MP camera with ZEISS optics, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, 4G LTE and more - is available in the UK for £139, but only until the end of the day.
After months of rumors and speculation, Nokia has finally revealed that it has sold its mapping and location service, HERE, to a consortium of German auto-makers including BMW and Audi.
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After teasing a surprise release at a mystery event, Nokia has finally revealed its next big product, a virtual reality camera aimed at content creators, called Ozo.
The European Commission has approved Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, a wireless technologies company. It is one of the company's latest milestones, after transitioning to a telecoms company.
Microsoft released its earnings and the company reported a loss because of the write-down of the Nokia assets. Their quarter was not as strong as the previous year even excluding the write down.
Earlier this week, Nokia sent out invites for a mystery event scheduled for the 28th of July and now sources have revealed that it could be the launch of a VR headset from the company.
After lengthy negotiations and numerous bids, a recent report claims that Nokia is about sign off on a $2.71 billion deal to transfer the ownership of its mapping service to the three automakers.
The former purveyor of Lumia smartphones has sent out invites to the press for a "VIP event" to be held in Los Angeles on July 28, though no other details were given.
Uber recently acquired mapping technology from Microsoft, but it seems its bid to buy Nokia's HERE platform has failed, as the Finnish company reportedly favors a bid from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Nokia has issued a statement reiterating what it has said before: it won't enter the smartphone market until next year but, when it does, will license its brand to a manufacturing partner.
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Drones are already being used in numerous capacities and Nokia has found another novel use for drones: supporting telcos and network maintenance.
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Microsoft is restructuring its phone hardware business, with the loss of 7,800 jobs. The company will write down a $7.6bn 'impairment charge', and says it will offer a more 'focused phone portfolio'.
The fact that Lumia phones still sell in relatively small numbers just goes to show that these devices aren't perfect. Here are five things that drive us ever so slightly mad about the Lumia range.
With less than 4% of the global smartphone market, Lumia phones aren't exactly a sales hit - but there's still lots to like about Microsoft's Windows Phones. Here are five things we love about Lumia.
Matti Makkonen, who was dubbed as the father of the texting service which has undeniably revolutionized the messaging system of the world, has passed away due to an illness at the age of 63.
Despite Nokia's recent claim that it has "no plans" to return to the phone business, its CEO now says that new Nokia handsets are coming in 2016, when an existing agreement with Microsoft expires.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced a management shake-up which will see the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, and the formation of a new Windows and Devices Group under Terry Myerson.
While Best Buy is currently selling the Lumia 635 for $39.99 off-contract, another retailer is now offering the 4G handset for even less - and it can be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 as well.
Images have revealed the design of 'Moonraker', a smartwatch developed by Nokia that came very close to launching last year, but which Microsoft killed off in favor of its own Band wearable device.
Microsoft's Lumia 635 on AT&T is the latest handset to receive Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which includes features such as MKV video playback and Bluetooth keyboard support.
LA's world-famous Nokia Theatre - best-known as the venue for the Emmy Awards - has been rebranded as the 'Microsoft Theater', and Microsoft is also sprucing it up with new "cutting edge technology".
Microsoft's low-cost Windows Phone with 4G LTE connectivity, the Lumia 635, is currently even more affordable in the US, as it's now available for just $39.99 off-contract via Best Buy.
We probably won't be seeing a Windows Mobile device with a curved display this Fall, but this leaked bezel shows that Nokia/Microsoft has experimented with the possibility of such a device.
With no Nokia phones or tablets to sell, current existing Nokia stores are receiving a makeover and being converted to Microsoft Authorized Resellers all across the world.
Nokia, a company best-known for mobile phones and modern technology, is actually turning 150 today, as it looks back on its past and looks forward towards an uncertain future.
Microsoft's Gabe Aul has confirmed that the next Windows 10 preview build for phones will support the Lumia 930 and Icon, "but it will take a little longer" before the new build is available.
Four months since launch, the Nokia N1 tablet has been launched in Taiwan, only the second country to get the device after China but the company is working on expanding to more markets soon.
After purchasing its hardware division, Microsoft will now start rebranding thousands of ex-Nokia stores at an accelerated pace, transforming them into Microsoft retail locations around the world.
Just last week news broke of Microsoft's plans to launch an official store in Brazil. Now it appears this is a part of a larger retail push with the rebranding of Nokia stores throughout the country.
A filing with the SEC reveals that Microsoft loses 12 cents every time a phone is sold, potentially leading to a write off of its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's Phone Division.
Nokia has issued a statement strongly denying rumors of its return to the smartphone business next year, stating that the company has 'no plans' at all of manufacturing or selling consumer handsets.
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Insiders claim Nokia is looking to launch new smartphones next year and get into new markets as well, such as virtual reality. Though the company will only design the products, not build them.
Microsoft says it's 'temporarily pausing availability' for three handsets of its latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, build 10051, after some devices were bricked while rolling back to 8.1.
Nokia has announced publicly that it is buying Alcatel-Lucent, a wireless technologies company. The new consolidated business will put the Finnish manufacturer at the forefront of 5G tech in Europe.
Verizon was expected to offer the Lumia 735 exclusively in the US last year, but reportedly delayed it until 'early 2015' - but it seems the carrier is still planning to launch the device this Spring.
With the Microsoft Store and AT&T discontinuing sales of the Lumia 1520, it looks like the United States will be left without a flagship Lumia handset until the release of Windows 10.
In what is said to be the final round of layoffs for Microsoft's largest jobs cut in company history, hundreds of employees were released by the company all around the world.