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ESPN has released a new official app for Windows Phone, replacing its outdated ScoreCenter app.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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The newly launched low-cost Lumia 435 from Microsoft running on Windows Phone 8.1 has gone on sale in the UK, and is available from various carriers as well sim-free from online retailers.
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.
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.
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).
From Microsoft's Rooms and Intel's Skylake, to Indian Denim, Windows 10 patches, HTTP/2, privacy intrusions and Sony's wonky smartglasses, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft is putting an end to unsupported devices installing the Windows 10 preview for phones in an attempt to stop users from bricking their phones.
After recently launching the Lumia 435 in the UK, and the 532 in India, Microsoft has brought its two most affordable Windows Phones to Thailand, where they are now available from 2,990 baht ($92).
It's been over five months since Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update, but many users are still waiting for it to arrive. But in India, the company says it will complete its rollout this month.
The Lumia 532 is an entry-level Windows Phone, but it still includes a quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras and multiple hardware sensors, along with the latest Lumia Denim firmware.
Development continues on Windows 10 for phones, but it seems another update is on the way to Microsoft's mobile OS, as its Dev Center site now includes references to 'Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2'.
You can now get the most popular Windows Phone ever, Microsoft's Lumia 520, brand new for just $29 off-contract - albeit locked to AT&T - but only a 'limited quantity' is available at this price.
The UK's largest mobile network is now selling the Lumia 930 for just under £200 - not brand new, but in 'good as new' condition, including a full manufacturer's warranty and 500MB of free 4G data.
An XDA forum developer has successfully "tricked" the Windows Insider app to get it to download and install the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview, it requires a lot of work though.
Love is in the air this week, and even Microsoft's digital personal assistant is in a romantic mood, with some new Valentine-themed additions - but it looks like she only has eyes for one man...
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.
Microsoft announced the Lumia 435 smartphone last month, and now it seems the device is headed towards UK as Amazon is taking pre-orders for the device with an expected release date of March 1.
Microsoft wants to share the love in Italy this Valentine's Day, with a special promotion - available for a limited time next month - offering a free Lumia 435 when you purchase a Lumia 535.
Microsoft has updated its Tetra Lockscreen app with a plethora of bug fixes and new features. Despite being available in the US only, it can still be downloaded on all WP8.1 devices except Lumia 1520.
Microsoft's affordable Lumia 535 can now be purchased from just £79 off-contract, including a 5-inch qHD display, 5MP rear camera with flash, 5MP front cam, 1GB RAM, and the latest Lumia Denim update.
Twitter's Windows Phone app will now indicate that users can't tweet animated GIFs, one of the features available in its Android and iOS apps. Additionally, People Hub integration has been added.
According to the latest numbers from an Indian import tracking website, Microsoft has imported over 500,000 units of its competitively priced, entry-level smartphone, the Lumia 535, into the country.
Microsoft is expanding the global rollout of its delayed Lumia Denim update, and you can find out now if the update is available for your device, on your carrier, in your part of the world.
Microsoft is pushing the low-end even lower with its latest handsets, which come with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim, and will go on sale next month from just €69 off-contract.
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With the Lumia Denim rollout behind schedule, and a Windows 10 Mobile preview expected soon, it seems there may be no further Windows Phone updates until the new OS launches at the end of the year.
Samsung is keen on reducing its reliance on Android for making devices, and is currently considering Windows Phone for some of its upcoming devices, despite the ongoing legal troubles with Microsoft.
Celkon's first Windows Phone - which includes a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras, microSD slot, dual-SIM support, FM radio and more - is now available for just Rs.3,999 (roughly $64).
EE has slashed prices on two of its 4G Windows Phones, including Microsoft's Lumia 735 'selfie phone', which is now available for £129.99 off-contract - but you'll have to buy a £20 PAYG top-up too.
Once Samsung's Windows Phone flagship, the ATIV S has since been replaced by a newer model - but at just $109.99, the device may well present an interesting alternative to newer entry-level handsets.
From Windows 10 and modular smartphones, to HTC's new flagship, what's next from OnePlus, premium wearables, epic games and more, we look at some of the cool stuff that's on the way in the year ahead.
A couple of weeks after it was first spotted, iBall has now formally announced the Andi 4L Pulse, and it looks like it may well be India's most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just Rs.4,999.
Microsoft has posted its own Windows Phone app stats in order to get more developers to create unique experiences for the emerging platform, which now supports carrier billing and lesser efforts.
From Android 5.0 and Windows 10, to the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, OnePlus One, Google antitrust allegations and the console wars, we look back at highlights from the year's top tech news on Neowin.
"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" is a great game now out on Windows Phone, but if you want to play it, do it on a device with a large screen.
After launching its first Windows tablet earlier this year, iBall is now selling its first Windows Phone too - the Andi 4L PULSE, which has an ultra-affordable price tag of just Rs.4,899 ($77).
Microsoft has formally announced that the rollout of its Lumia Denim update has begun for a "limited number of devices in selected markets", with a wider rollout scheduled for early January.
Netflix has given its Windows Phone app a facelift, bringing a new design and several new features that put the app on par with its versions on other platforms.