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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.
Apple has allowed its customers to trade in their old iPhones in part-exchange for a new one since 2013 - but you can now trade in select Windows, Android and BlackBerry phones under the program too.
You can now get a free Lumia 635 with the 500GB Xbox One 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' bundle at Best Buy - but if that doesn't appeal, you can get the same bundle with a free copy of Titanfall.
If you're looking for a low-cost smartphone in Australia, the perfect opportunity to buy may be just around the corner, as Big W will soon be selling the Lumia 530 for just $29, with a free cover.
In a blind test conducted by Phone Arena, the Nokia Lumia 930, with its 20MP sensor, has won out over a range of high-end competitors, winning with over 6,000 votes.
Microsoft's 3D Touch software nearly made it into Nokia's flagship phones before abruptly being killed off without ever making it. New leaks show what the software would've look liked.
Microsoft's "affordable flagship" Windows Phone, the Lumia 830, is available right now for £199.99 SIM-free - £100 lower than its usual price - including a free Fitbit Flex and free delivery.
A new patent, filed in 2010 by Microsoft, shows a subtle hinge that would enable a device to sit at 180 degrees without being noticeable ushering in a potential era of dual-screen devices.
Microsoft's lowest-priced 4G Windows Phone is now even more affordable. You can currently buy the Lumia 635 for $29.99 off-contract, but this special promotional price is only available today.
With Microsoft's unveiling of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL earlier this week and with Windows 10 devices coming soon, is it time for Microsoft to consider a new naming scheme for its future devices?
Microsoft India has announced a Smart Exchange program, allowing owners of its Asha feature phones to trade in their devices in exchange for discounts of up to 25% off its new Lumia 435 Windows Phone.
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!
Microsoft could start another round of layoffs, impacting two manufacturing plants in China. The closure would result in 9,000 layoffs and manufacturing moved to Vietnam.
A new 1 GB RAM version of the entry level Nokia Lumia 635 has been spotted in an online German store. It costs only €139 and the RAM upgrade is quite a decent improvement for the price.
A T-Mobile Germany rep said on its forums that the carrier does not intend to update its Lumia 925 and 1020 with the latest Denim release, which doesn't bode well for T-Mo's older Lumia 820 and 920
The Lumia 930 launched in the UK last July for around £400 - but you can now buy Microsoft's flagship Windows Phone brand new for £299.99, along with a free Fitbit Flex fitness tracker worth £79.99.
Microsoft has announced that the Denim update is finally available for the Lumia Icon - the first time that Verizon's Windows Phone 'flagship' has received an OS update since its launch a year ago.
T-Mobile says it will only release the latest OS update for its Lumia 521 and 925 - and given the carrier's poor support for Windows Phones in the past, its HTC 8X seems unlikely to get Windows 10.
Three apps were removed from the Windows Phone Store last week. Two of them returned a couple of days ago while the third, VLC Remote has returned now; it's still unclear why it was unpublished.
From Office intrigue and Windows 10 revelations, to Google's apology, faster 'broadband', the end of the Surface 2, and a LOT of iPhones, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
After breaking her iPhone, actress Chloë Grace Moretz gets a little gift from Microsoft. The company sent her a brand new Lumia 1520, as well as first aid supplies for the wounds she incurred.
Denim rolled out to Verizon's Lumia 822 and 928 in December, with the promise of the Icon being updated in "early 2015" - but the Icon's update is still being worked on, with no firm release date set.
Microsoft is starting to switch users of its 'classic' Nokia feature phones to Opera Mini and the Opera Mobile Store, as it begins the process of phasing out the Nokia Store and Xpress Browser.
The Nokia Here app is still in beta stage, but the development team is hard at work improving the user experience and also making it compatible with the latest hardware, as shown in the latest update.
Microsoft continues with its journey towards pushing out low-end Windows Phone devices. In line with this direction, an alleged Lumia 435 has recently passed Brazil's regulating agency, ANATEL.
Nokia opened pre-orders for its new Android tablet yesterday - but it has already sold out, with all 20,000 available units being snapped up in 4 minutes, and a waiting list of over 560,000 customers.
Nokia has opened pre-orders in China for its new Android 5.0-based tablet, priced at 1599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and the device is expected to launch in some European markets later this year.
Golden finishes on smartphones have always appealed, with Apple leading the charge with the iPhone, but that hasn't stopped other companies from jumping on the bandwagon too.
It appears that Verizon Wireless has pulled all Lumia phones from its site altogether. Other Windows Phones are still available via the store, so it seems to be a Lumia-only issue.
HERE has announced that their application has hit 2.5 million downloads since its release on Android a few weeks ago which is quite a feat. HERE Maps for iOS is also expected to debut in 2015.
Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia 215, its "most affordable internet-ready entry-level phone yet", at just $29, and the company says its 1100mAh battery offers standby time of up to 29 days.
A possible successor to the Nokia Lumia 1320 is rumored to be in the works, and has reportedly been spotted in a benchmark that apparently confirms the phone's leaked specifications.
From Android 5.0 and Windows 10, to the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, OnePlus One, Google antitrust allegations and the console wars, we look back at highlights from the year's top tech news on Neowin.
Nokia unveiled its new Android tablet last month with a $250 price tag, promising that it will go on sale in Q1 2015 - and it seems that it could launch in its first market, China, in just two weeks.
Windows Phone may not have the best usage numbers out there, but Microsoft's own low end devices and pricing mess may be to blame as they continuously fail to offer what the competition has.
Microsoft has agreed terms to sell MixRadio - the music streaming service it acquired with Nokia's devices and services business - to LINE, the company behind the global messaging app.
While prototypes surface every so often, this one is possibly one of the more rarer units to ever surface; the Communicator style handset resembles a cross between a Nokia N900 and a Symbian device.
Microsoft is offering the Lumia 635 at an amazing price of $129 for today only as a part of its '12 Days of Deals' campaign. We reviewed it as an amazing entry-level device for its price at launch.
For those that have wanted an offline solution for mapping and navigation, Nokia is ready to help you out. HERE for Android has been released as a beta and is now available for download.
The Nokia N950 is a rare device that was only available to a handful of developers. Luckily, if you are in the market for the N950, one has popped up on eBay.
Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 520, has now dropped to its lowest price ever, with the AT&T model currently available for just $29 off-contract.
Selfies are a big trend but most selfie cameras suck. Microsoft hopes to address this with the Lumia 735, which comes with a higher resolution and better quality five megapixel front facing camera.