The Lumia 640 XL is now available from AT&T for $149.99, and there's no indication that it's a limited-time offer - but curiously, the same AT&T-locked model is still $249.99 on the Microsoft Store.
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Microsoft delayed the release of its Surface Hub twice, and increased its price by $2000 before launch. Nonetheless, it seems that its giant collaboration-focused display has been a sales success.
After beginning its Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy Note 4 a couple of months ago, Samsung has started upgrading the device to Android 6.0.1 in Australia, bringing a range of improvements.
Keen to capitalize on heightened interest in all things Pokémon, a new live-action movie is being fast-tracked for production based on the 'Detective Pikachu' game, with plans for a worldwide release.
With 18 days left on the Kickstarter campaign to make the stylish Windows 10 Mobile handset available worldwide, just 438 backers have pledged a total of $125,000 - well short of the $725,000 goal.
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Microsoft is dropping Skype support for older versions of Android, and as it focuses its development efforts on the Skype UWP app for Windows 10, older Windows Phone handsets will be left behind too.
In its latest quarterly results, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Live active users grew by 33%, although it also said that Xbox hardware revenue fell by 33% - but that's not quite as bad as it sounds.
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