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Microsoft finally announced details of its long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile upgrade today, publishing a list of devices that can grab the update now - but it looks like some phones will be left behind.
Microsoft originally said it would begin upgrading older Windows Phones to Windows 10 Mobile in December - but after months of waiting, it's finally announced the beginning of its rollout.
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Mapping and location company HERE is the latest major brand to wind down its support for Windows devices - but does it really matter when high-profile apps suddenly abandon the platform?
After announcing that HERE maps would stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices this summer, Microsoft is now promising to bring improvements to its own mapping solution to help out its users.
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Straw - the polling app created by a team of Microsoft employees - has been updated, introducing 3D Touch support on iPhones, and a range of improvements across iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Along with various other promotions, Microsoft has cut the price of the BLU Win HD LTE Windows phone, which is now available for just $109 on its Store - but it's available elsewhere for even less.
A previously unknown Windows 10 handset just got its Bluetooth certification. This could be a US version of VAIO's Phone Biz device, but that is unlikely. More probably, it's a completely new device.
Spotify will no longer support its Windows Phone application, according to a customer support representative for the firm. They did, however, hint at the possibility of a Windows 10 application.
Microsoft has been selling the LG Lancet for $179 - considerably more than the handset's $119.99 price at Verizon - but it has now slashed $104 off the device, significantly undercutting the carrier.
The latest Kantar stats show little change in the downward trend for Windows Phone as Android and iOS steal the show, and the battle for converting feature phone users in the US is still on.
Microsoft has reportedly confirmed to its partners that it is finally planning to start rolling out its much-delayed Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 handsets later this month.
A UWP version of Instagram has been released onto the Windows Store. It appears that the app is a port from iOS meaning that it has most of the features that the iOS version has.
The wait for Windows 10 Mobile on Windows Phone 8.1 devices has dragged on a bit in recent months. Are you still looking forward to the upgrade, and if so, which features are you most excited about?
The entry-level Lumia 435 was sold for as little as $29.99 over the holiday season - and, more recently, for around $39.99 - but it's now even more affordable, priced at just $24.94 off-contract.
Less than one year after Microsoft opened a retail store in São Paulo, the company has now announced it will close off all of its retail points in the country, opting for online-only sales.
HP has just announced the Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile phone. This is the most powerful Windows phone up to date and packs in pretty much everything save the kitchen sink in terms of specs.
Gartner global smart phone sales figures for the fourth quarter of 2015 are now available, leaving Windows at 1.1% of smart phone sales. Android and iOS combine for 98.5% of global sales.
AdDuplex has published its latest monthly breakdown of Windows handset usage, but admits that it erroneously overstated the proportion of devices running Windows 10 Mobile in recent months.
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According to a new job post, Microsoft is looking for a new account manager to work with HTC as the company looks to build new devices that run the Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
The Windows Phone 8.1 powered Win HD LTE smartphone from BLU, which will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile soon, is currently selling for just $89.99 and the offer will be available only for today.
Straw - the polling app created by a team of Microsoft employees for Windows Phone, iOS and Android - now includes notifications to alert you when new polls are posted on topics that you care about.
The Lumia 435, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset, is now even more affordable in the US, where it's currently available for just $39.99 off-contract, including free shipping.
Among several other promotional deals available this week, Microsoft has also reduced the price of its Lumia 640 Windows Phone, which is now on sale for $49 off-contract, down from $59.99.
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The Lumia 650 has been repeatedly leaked and accidentally disclosed by retailers but now some new press renders show the device in its full, beautiful glory. A new price is also rumored.
Windows Phone market share has crashed. Microsoft, whose Lumias account for 97% of active handsets, is scaling back its range - yet there's still developer interest in the platform. Will you buy one?
The Lumia 435, Microsoft's ultra-low-cost Windows Phone, has become even more affordable in the UK, and is currently available for just £29.99 when purchased with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM.
AdDuplex's latest monthly stats show that Windows 10 Mobile has increased its share of Windows handset usage again - although the rate of growth has slowed, despite the availability of new devices.
The 640 XL now costs £59 less in a deal that will continue until June 30 or "while supplies last", suggesting that Microsoft is clearing stocks of the device, just nine months after it went on sale.
Microsoft's lower-mid-range Windows Phone, the Lumia 640, is currently available for just £99.99 SIM-free - down from around £120 - but only the orange version is available at the lower price.
Days after a European carrier revealed that the Windows 10 Mobile rollout had been pushed back until February - in tweets that have since been deleted - Microsoft has reportedly confirmed the delay.
Vodafone Australia says its testing is "complete" and it's waiting for the rollout to begin - but another carrier, which said it would start this week, now says it won't arrive until late February.
Straw, the polling app created by a team of Microsoft employees, has picked up a new feature today - albeit as a beta for now - and additional refinements and more functionality are on the way.
While the newer Lumia 650 will reportedly be unveiled next month, you can currently buy the Lumia 640 - Microsoft's lower-mid-range Windows Phone - for just $47.99 off-contract, with free shipping.
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Rudy Huyn, provides 3rd party Windows Phone apps for Instagram and Tinder. Now, he's updated his 6tag Instagram app and will start work on the Universal version for Windows 10 next week.
The Word Flow keyboard of Windows Phone may soon be arriving to competing platforms, including iOS. Today, Microsoft has sent out an email to Windows Insiders asking for feedback on a preliminary app.
Microsoft is reportedly working on an 'Upgrade Advisor' app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices that "provides information about upgrading to Windows 10 and helps prepare your phone to install the upgrade."
The Lumia 635 will soon be two years old, so it's no great surprise that Best Buy has moved it to its 'clearance' inventory, priced at $39.99 with Boost Mobile, or $41.99 for the AT&T GoPhone version.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
The unlocked version of the Lumia 640 XL - Microsoft's supersized lower-mid-range Windows Phone - is usually priced at $299, but it's available with $50 off its regular price until January 3.
Earlier this month, Niall Ginsbourg delisted his popular AU Weather Pro app from the Windows Store after the BOM turned off its forecast feeds. However, the BOM seems to have app plans of its own.
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In response to a recent post on the AT&T forums, a company representative has reaffirmed that Windows 10 Mobile updates can be distributed by Microsoft, without prior carrier authorization.
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