From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
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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.
A third party app is now available to offer Windows Phone users access to Periscope, a new live-streaming service from Twitter. Dubbed Telescope, the app is now freely available in the Store.
From the low-cost Lumia 430 to the flagship Galaxy S6 Edge, there's no shortage of exciting new devices on the way for budgets of all sizes. So, tell us, which handset are you planning to buy next?
ESPN has released a new official app for Windows Phone, replacing its outdated ScoreCenter app. The new app brings its Windows Phone offering on par with its Android and iOS apps.
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.
The Windows Phone ecosystem hasn't seen any major changes in the last few months with low-end devices continuing to dominate the platform and Microsoft remaining the primary manufacturer.
Microsoft has teamed up with Air Asia to give 5,000 airline loyalty points to anyone who buys the Lumia 535 in Malaysia - enough to get a return flight to Phuket, Krabi or Singapore.
Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, have raised $80 million to keep building their community and expand upon their already large user base to become the third place OS behind Apple and Android.
T-Mobile has revealed that the Microsoft Lumia 640 - the new affordable 4G Windows Phone unveiled last month with a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 400 and 1GB RAM - will soon be added to its range.
At its WinHEC conference in China, Microsoft has shown off a new Apple Pay-style service for Windows 10 mobile device that allows the user to pay directly from their phone.
It was one year ago that Instagram was last updated for Windows Phone which shows that the company does not care about the app and likely has no intention of supporting the app it already released.
From a new Office and lots of Lollipop, to Nintendo's next play, Spartan insights, printed body organs, British Bands, and ANOTHER low-cost Lumia, it's our regular summary of the week's top tech news.
A video reportedly shows a Microsoft demo of its new 'smart dialler' in Windows 10 for phones - a feature that allows users to quickly find contacts using their handset's alphanumeric keypad.
Following the teaser poster yesterday, Microsoft has unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM. The device offers decent entry-level specifications at an extremely affordable price of $70.
Microsoft is now allowing users to listen to music saved in their OneDrive folder free of cost. The functionality is only available to Windows customers using Windows 8.1.
Microsoft is testing an image of Windows 10 that can be flashed onto Android devices and essentially convert them to Windows phones on the spot. The program might be expanded soon if successful.
EE announced the death of its 2-for-1 cinema tickets deal back in December. Its replacement launches on March 30: a £1 movie rental each week from Wuaki.tv (app not available on Windows Phone).
Lenovo is working on a number of Windows 10 phones the first of which will be launched later this summer. Unfortunately it looks like the company's handsets might be launched only in China.
A new local variant of the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has been spotted online, which appears to be heading to China. It boasts of vastly improved specifications such as a 2.2GHz quad-core processor.
Microsoft's digital 'personal assistant' will no longer be exclusive to Windows from later this year, as the company is working on a 'more advanced' version which is headed to rival platforms.
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?
Bank of America has removed its apps from Microsoft's store and disabled existing installations on devices, advising customers to visit its mobile site instead - but it doesn't work on Windows Phones.
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.
OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has confirmed that the successor to the One will arrive in around six months' time - but he also revealed that another handset is in development, focusing on "design over specs".
Since launching in 2013, KAZAM has grown to offer a wide range of Windows and Android devices. We spoke with chief marketing officer James Atkins about the secret of its success, and what lies ahead.
Microsoft has sued Kyocera, a company which showed some interest in the Windows Phone OS at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The lawsuit cites patent infringement as the cause of the lawsuit.
To increase the adoption of its cloud services and increase sales of mobile devices, Microsoft has announced a strategic partnership with German carrier Deutsche Telekom.
The Lumia Denim update roll out is gradually picking up pace and being made available on more and more devices across the world, and one of those markets is the huge one in India.
The Nokia Lumia 1520.3 is currently receiving the Lumia Denim update while the Samsung ATIV SE is finally being updated with Windows Phone 8.1.1, a massive update considering the device was on WP8.
Intel has announced its latest series of processors, the Atom x3, x5 and x7. The x3 will make its way to 20 OEMs this year and might just be integrated in Windows 10 phones, according to Intel.
On Sunday, Acer announced its first Windows Phone for four years - and like so many others, the device is targeting the low end of the market. But does the new Liquid M220 actually seem any good?
Microsoft has confirmed via a product listing page that Windows Phone 8.1's Update 2 will bring compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards, something the operating system currently lacks.
Microsoft announced two new additions to its smartphone range today - the Lumia 640 and 640 XL - and we had some hands-on time with both of them, which included some intriguing OS observations.
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!
Apparently, Microsoft's website has accidentally revealed two new devices, the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL, possible successors to the Nokia X and XL. The page has now been pulled.
At Mobile World Congress 2015 today, Acer has finally revealed its first Windows Phone device in four years. Running Windows Phone 8.1, the Liquid M220 is also upgradable to Windows 10 for Phones.
From EU investigations into Google's practices, to Net Neutrality in the US to Xbox burgers in Hong Kong, it's been a busy and exciting week for tech. And Mobile World Congress is just starting!
After many months of waiting from Android users, instant math equation solver PhotoMath, has finally arrived on the platform. The company behind the app says it's the most powerful version yet.
The lead VideoLAN developer behind VLC for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 has announced that VLC has been updated for both platforms, and is now a Universal App that also works with Windows 10.
Microsoft has updated its web-based tool used for developing for Windows and Windows Phone. The update adds a lot of new features and improvements including 8 new fully customizable theme templates.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update to its OneDrive app for Windows Phone, adding a range of new features, including the ability to add a PIN code, and easily switch between Microsoft accounts.
Microsoft's most affordable Windows Phone is now available for just $94.49 in the US - although the retailer's claims that this represents a $200 discount on the usual price are somewhat misleading.
Microsoft Garage has released a variety of productivity-based cross-platform apps that include joining conferences to a new keyboard for Excel in Android; make the jump to see all the apps.
Google has announced that it has acquired Softcard, a company that creates a 'tap to pay' service that will soon be integrated into Google Wallet, which means that the Windows Phone app must go.
With the announcement of the Pebble Time, it looks like some have uncovered an app being tested internally that will possibly bring Pebble support to Windows Phone sometime in the future.
Cortana has received some updates which now allow her to show users trailers and let them know when local shows start. Unfortunately, the features aren't yet available everywhere.
After launching its first Windows Phone in September, KAZAM is launching two more - the Thunder 450W and 450WL - which both include a three-year warranty and free screen replacement in the first year.
The latest AdDuplex data shows that the low-end Lumia 630 is doing well in the market, and Windows 10 is already entering the charts thanks to the enthusiasm around the preview version of the OS.
XOLO has quietly revealed its new Win Q1000, which features a 5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, in a sleek 8.8mm thick body - all for Rs.8,499 (around $137).