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US Mobile will offer the 530 for $9.99 next week, but the carrier is erroneously promoting the device as offering 4G LTE support - and on top of that, it's unlikely to get a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.
The latest figures from AdDuplex show that Windows 10 Mobile is now on 4.7% of Windows handsets - despite still being in preview - while Microsoft's Lumia 640 seems to be doing well around the world.
While Microsoft had promised to make an effort to bring Windows 10 Mobile to all existing handsets, it seems that some low-end phones won't be making the cut, after all.
A bunch of Microsoft's low-end Lumias are now getting software updates which bring better WiFi connectivity, camera performance, SD card support and more. Users can check for updates right now.
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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.
Microsoft unveiled its new low-cost Windows Phone, the Lumia 535, today - but does its launch make any sense alongside the cheaper Lumia 530, and where does it leave the more expensive Lumia 630?
Ahead of the launch of Microsoft's Lumia 535 tomorrow, our sources have furnished us with information to help us get a better idea of what the affordable new Windows Phone will offer.
Microsoft's new entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 530, is now even more affordable in Australia, where it is available on Telstra for just $39.50, along with an extra handset cover free of charge.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 530, can now be purchased for just £29.95 as a pay-as-you-go upgrade, or for £49.95 with a new pay-as-you-go SIM, plus a mandatory one-off £10 top-up.
Carphone Warehouse says it will offer exclusive colour variants of Microsoft's handsets, including the Lumia 530, 630 and 635 in yellow; and the new Lumia 735 4G 'selfie phone' in 'brilliant blue'.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will launch Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 530 later this month, priced at $79.20 - but the device will also be available via Best Buy and Microsoft Stores from October 5.
Cricket Wireless will be the first US carrier to offer Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone ever, the Lumia 530, and when it goes on sale tomorrow, it will cost just $49.99 with no contract.
The Lumia 530 - Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset - will reportedly be available on T-Mobile later this month, and is expected to be priced at just $69 off-contract.
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.
We take a first look at Microsoft's new entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Nokia Lumia 530, ahead of our full review - but has the low-cost handset made a good first impression?
Microsoft has announced that its new ultra-low-cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, is heading to the UK's leading carriers and retailers in a couple of weeks, priced from as little as £60.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Lumia 530, has gone on sale in India, where it can be purchased for as little as 7349 INR, while the first European pre-orders are now open.
Microsoft's new Lumia 530 will go on sale this weekend starting in Vietnam, priced at $110, before launching in other markets - and the company has also announced a new initiative called 'Lumia VIP'.
Microsoft's new video for its low-cost Lumia 530 shows off the device in action, but also crams in references to popular apps, reminding buyers that Windows Phone does have many of the apps they need.
Microsoft has released two new videos that highlight the recently announced Lumia 530 and they are creative and well executed which means they would make for great commercials.
T-Mobile has confirmed that Microsoft's new entry-level Windows Phone, the ultra-affordable Nokia Lumia 530, will join its range later this year as "the successor to the Lumia 521".
Microsoft today announced its most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Nokia Lumia 530, priced from just €85 / $115 - but how does it compare with its other low-cost handset, the Lumia 630?
Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia Lumia 530, its most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device. Launching in August, it features a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM and 5MP camera.
A Dual-Sim version of the Nokia Lumia 530 has passed the FCC in Thailand and is set for release very soon. It will ship with Windows Phone 8.1 OS, a 4.3-inch display and a 5 megapixel rear camera.
The follow-up device to Nokia's low-end Lumia 520, the 530, has been spotted in new images that show a brightly colored entry level smartphone with dual-sim support.
Microsoft's Lumia 530 - a new ultra-affordable Windows Phone that will slot in below the 630 in its range - will reportedly be made available on Cricket Wireless, in addition to T-Mobile, in Q4 2014.
The ultra-affordable Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia 630, launched this month - but it could soon be joined by an even cheaper model, the Lumia 530, which is reportedly destined for T-Mobile USA.
The as yet unannounced Nokia Lumia 530 has been spotted online utilizing "CamSpeed" which the company helpfully shared via Twitter saying it lacks flash and runs Windows Phone 8.1
Ever reliable Twitter user @evleaks has posted a tweet that a Nokia Lumia 530, codenamed 'Rock', is going to make an appearance soon. It's likely going to be the successor to the 520 series of Lumias.