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Microsoft's Lumia 830 - which the company refers to as "the first affordable flagship" - will go on sale this week, featuring a 5-inch HD display, 10MP PureView camera, and a thin and light body.
Nokia says that Microsoft is now liable to pay compensation to customers who bought faulty handsets from the Finnish company, after a court ordered that Nokia Mexico pay damages to those customers.
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.
At today's Windows 10 launch, Joe Belfiore demonstrated how Microsoft has re-evaluated its approach to touch on the OS, and admitted that the company "didn't get it quite right" on Windows 8.
Microsoft has said that it plans to roll out the full and final version of its new OS, Windows 10, to customers by the middle of next year, and will share more info on consumer features in early 2015.
Microsoft has revealed that that the next version of its OS - known widely until now by its development codename, 'Threshold' - will not be called Windows 9, but Windows 10. Seriously.
Tetris is, somehow, being made into a major Hollywood movie, and while the premise of the film hasn't yet been revealed, its producers promise that they're "not giving feet to the geometric shapes".
AT&T will reportedly launch the Lumia 830, Microsoft's new 'affordable flagship', in early November - some time after it goes on sale in other markets - and the carrier may only stock the black model.
OnePlus has confirmed that it is working on a second handset, but the Two won't go on sale until mid-2015 - and the company has hinted that it could end up being a smaller device than its predecessor.
Some of those who have purchased Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 have reported unusually wide 'gaps' at one edge of their handset - wide enough to slide a business card in between the glass and the frame.
Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
A Mexcian court has ordered Nokia to pay damages to customers who purchased handsets that were later found to be defective - and owners of these faulty devices can still register for compensation.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will open a "flagship store" in New York City, promising that it will be "much more than just a Microsoft Store", including an "experiential space" for customers.
From bendy iPhones and the iOS mess, to Xbox One, Galaxy Notes, the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet ever and The Fappening (Pt II), we look back at highlights from this week's top news on Neowin.