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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.