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We take a look through the entire Lumia Windows Phone range, from the little-known Mexican Lumia 505 to the massive 1520 with its 6-inch display... and even the 719C - the so-called 'missing Lumia'.
Despite announcing in July that mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 would end on September 9, Microsoft has quietly extended the cut-off date until mid-October, although it's not yet clear why.
Microsoft has confirmed that its mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 will end on September 9, 2014, which means that no further updates - other than security patches - will be made to the OS.
Benchmarks have been performed that conclude Windows Phone 7.8 is not any faster than Windows Phone 7.5 on legacy devices, with the update only bringing cosmetic and feature changes
Nokia has released Cinemagraph photo app for its older Lumia Windows Phone 7.8 smartphones, allowing them to access the same features found on the Windows Phone 8 phones.
Microsoft's support page shows that it will end mainstream software support for Windows Phone 7.8 on September 9th, 2014 and for Windows Phone 8 on June 8th, 2014.
Microsoft has released its second Windows Phone 7.8 update in less than a day, and this software update apparently fixes the Live Tiles issue that has been affecting some of those phones.
Microsoft has reportedly halted its plans to roll out the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update to older devices, even though the company has admitted to an issue with the Live Tiles feature.
There are reports that a number of Windows Phone 7.5 phone owners who updated to Windows Phone 7.8 are having problems with the Live Tiles updating as promised by Microsoft.
If you're a Nokia Lumia 710 user on T-Mobile, you won't be getting the Windows Phone 7.8 update as the company confirmed today. It's another story in the disappointing saga of the legacy update
The Windows Phone 7.8 update is rolling out, but its distribution is carrier-dependent - a fact that will hurt owners of Nokia's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile US, who won't be offering the update.
Microsoft has released the official patch notes for Windows Phone 7.8, the new update for older Windows Phone 7 and 7.5-based smartphones that started rolling out this week to the public.
A new report says that AT&T will launch the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update to owners of the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone on Wednesday, January 30th, one day earlier than previously thought.
Microsoft has released the software development kit for the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 operating system to app developers, which is one more step for the official launch of the OS update.
Microsoft has a ton of major announcements and launches that could be announced in the last third of January and we take a look at what we can expect from the company.
Telstra has confirmed the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be coming by the end of January. The Lumia 800 will be the first device to get it with other phones being scheduled for the following months.
After rumors earlier today we now have an official confirmation, via O2's Twitter stream, that Windows Phone 7.8 will actually be released by the end of this month. 7.5 users everywhere rejoice!
A recent update to one of Nokia's own apps prompts users to upgrade their phones to Windows Phone 7.8 leading to speculation that the promised update's release might be imminent.
In an interview the head of design integration for Windows Phone revealed that most plans for Windows Phone 8 are 3 years old. The designer mentions this is what they intended to ship from the start.
As we've heard in recent weeks, not all Windows Phones will get the upcoming 7.8 update that's due early next year - but Samsung has confirmed that all of its handsets will be eligible for the update.
Reports are coming in that some Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones are getting updates to Windows Phone 7.8, a few weeks ahead of Microsoft's previously announced release date.
After being prematurely outed earlier this month, Nokia has now officially announced the Lumia 505, an entry-level device packing an 8MP camera and a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen.
A screenshot from a Nokia customer survey seems to show the feature list that will be offered to older Nokia Lumia owners as part of the Windows Phone 7.8 update.
A Mexican wireless carrier is apparently planning to sell the previously unannounced Nokia Lumia 505, yet another new addition to the company's Windows Phone lineup.
If you were hoping to see the Windows Phone 7.8 update soon, you're going to be disappointed. Microsoft has confirmed that it will be launching in early 2013, and not all devices will be updated.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft will officially launch the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update to a number of older Windows Phone devices sometime on Wednesday.
A newly leaked video shows off some footage of Windows Phone 7.8 and its new Start screen, even as Microsoft continues to keep the lip off of new official information about the software update.
An executive for Microsoft China hinted in a recent interview that the launch of Windows Phone 7.8 could be due within weeks in that country, but no specifics were revealed.
LG has decided to drop support for its first generation Windows Phone device, the LG Optimus 7, stating that it's not "expected to introduce" the Windows Phone 7.8 update for the device.
In a new interview, Microsoft's Windows Phone corporate vice president Terry Myerson predicts that both Windows Phone 8 and the upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 "to exist for quite some time."
A leaked Nokia slide confirms what we already knew about the Windows Phone 7.8 update as well as bring new info on which features the upgrade will bring - and it's definitely not just the start screen
Though there hasn't been any official news on the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade, it's starting to show up on certain phones. These pictures come from a Lumia 900 in Nokia store in China.
While Microsoft has shared little about Windows Phone 7.8 since announcing it back in June, its Italian division briefly dropped its guard, revealing features of the update and when it's due to land.
Nokia has officially announced its new entry-level Lumia 510. When the 4-inch handset goes on sale in Asia and South America, it may launch with Windows Phone 7.5, with an update to 7.8 coming later.
A new manufacturer is joining the Windows Phone ecosystem! But don't get too excited... Alcatel's new 'One Touch with WP' is a handsome device, but it'll be shipping with Windows Phone 7.8.
Down at the other end of Lumia's range to its shiny new flagships, it seems there's no Windows Phone 8 love available, as Nokia prepares to launch the new entry-level Lumia 510 with Windows Phone 7.8.
An executive from ZTE has apparently teased their own upcoming Windows 8 or RT tablet, along with new Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 smartphones, on the Chinese social network Sina Weibo.
Microsoft hasn't said much at all about its promised Windows Phone 7.8 update for existing handsets - but it's now asking users to vote for one specific feature they'd value most in the new update.
Microsoft today confirmed that Windows Phone 7.8 would not just contain the new Start screen from Windows Phone 8.
With Windows Phone 8, the new iPhone and loads of Android handsets incoming, you might want to hold off before buying your next smartphone. We take a look at some of the cool new devices on the way.
A Russian site claims to have received new information about new features in Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8. Among those features is TV audio recognition in Windows Phone 8.
As Windows Phone 7.5 handsets start to receive the latest 'Tango' update, various new features of the new OS build have been identified, including new wallpapers and notification improvements.
Microsoft is hinting that the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7.8 will have more than just an updated Start screen when it is released for current Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft announced that current gen Windows Phone devices would see an upgrade, 7.8, in the near future that will bring the new start screen to existing devices. Make the jump for a closer look.
Microsoft revealed plenty of details about Windows Phone 8 earlier - but there were a few questions that went unanswered. We sat down with Microsoft's Casey McGee to try to get some answers.