Having a colorful exterior on a Nokia Lumia was pretty much a given in the good old days of Windows phone. Now that the brand is dead, I can't help but reminisce how pretty those handsets looked.
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Verizon today became the last official reseller to discontinue one of Microsoft's Lumia Windows phones. There are no longer any official channels in the United States where you can buy one.
For the first time, all of the remaining Lumia handsets that were on sale at the Microsoft Store as recently as late February are now shown as 'Not Available' instead of 'Out of stock'.
It's been a bit more of a quiet week, but the news was noteworthy nonetheless. Previews for everyone, updates as well, and much more. Be sure to catch up with our handy guide below.
Whether you are rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile device, Microsoft is actually still pushing cumulative updates to them once in a while, here's how to ensure a successful update.
Quite a bit has taken place in Microsoft's backyard this week, from gaming announcements to general updates and business-oriented Insider changes. Be sure to catch up with our handy guide.
The project to run Windows RT on Windows phones has reached a new milestone. The Lumia 640 XL being used as a test device for this project is now able to run Microsoft Store apps as well.
A new update to the Windows Phone Internals tool for Microsoft's now-defunct Lumia seems to have breathed new life into the smartphones. Whether there's anyone left to use the tool remains to be seen.
Microsoft had some pretty big plans for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Their vision was never fully realized, but a new video shows off a Lumia prototype with support for the Surface Pen.
As Microsoft continues performing the last rites on Windows 10 Mobile, loyalists of the platform are dealt with another blow. The Lumia 640 and 640XL won't be receiving the Fall Creators Update.
In a review of the unreleased Microsoft phone that was supposed to be the Lumia 435 and feature a bezel-less display back in 2014, we get another look at what could have been Windows Mobile today.
In a series of Twitter responses to fans, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore clarified that while the company will continue to provide support, new features and hardware for its mobile platform are unlikely.
Over the years, we have seen plenty of Nokia prototypes surface. The 8-inch Lumia 2020 is one of the more interesting and thanks to a dedicated individual, it has now been fully reviewed.
Mark this under what was already known but never proven: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was against the company's acquisition of Nokia. In his book, Hit Refresh, Nadella opens a can of worms. Bless him.
The New York Police Department's Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology Jessica Tisch responded to yesterday's NY Post article today, which called the department's Windows phones useless.
Several months after rolling out 36,000 new Windows Phones to police officers in the field, the New York Police Department has reportedly started to replace these devices with new iPhones.
Having removed the last Lumia handset from its US store earlier this week, Microsoft has also killed off its Lumia channel on YouTube, deleting its user guides and videos showcasing its devices.
HMD Global Oy, the company formed to make new Nokia devices, is set to bring the old Lumia/Nokia Camera UI to its new Android phones with a recent transfer of a UI trademark with Microsoft.
Mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 is wrapping up tomorrow. If the lifecycle support date isn't extended, three out of every four Windows phone users will be using an unsupported handset.
After a not so lengthy delay after launching on consoles in May, the Minecraft Adventure Time Mash-up Pack is available for mobile devices and Windows 10 right now for those with a soul.
According to purported Chinese leaks about Microsoft's rebooted mobile hardware, the device will be called Surface Mobile and may feature a built-in projector for a simulated desktop experience.
Once again, Microsoft is sold out of all of its first-party Windows phones on its online Store. The company has said previously that it will be discontinuing all Lumias by the end of June.
Microsoft has removed seven Windows phones from its online Store today, which accounted for half of its selection. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to which ones were removed.
From Twitter tweaks and better brains, to pizza-bots, Xbox updates, the spread of Surface, and the return of the fiery flagship, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Months after its own Windows 10 Mobile devices ran out of stock in the UK, Microsoft has removed the last Lumia handsets from its store there, leaving just two Windows phones available to purchase.
Windows phones have never sold in great numbers, but global market share has now plummeted to 0.4%. But what exactly is putting people off buying Windows phones - and what might change their minds?
The flagships were pared down versions of the ambitious project, Lumia McLaren, according to two Microsoft-watchers. The phones were supposed to have a bunch of gestures that were later killed off.
While AT&T hasn't offered any new Windows phones for some time, it still sells some 'Certified Like-New' Lumias, although today, some of those listings have been removed from the carrier's website.
The Verizon Wireless Lumia 735 was one of the first Lumias to be removed from the Microsoft Store during January's purge of the handsets. But like the others, its listing has returned.
From Surface sans Pen, and Vivaldi on Edge, to Holo sales, Nougat issues, HP's recall, HTC's smartwatch saga, and ZTE's crowdfunding cock-up, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Due to lack of proper options for affordable but high-quality Lumia handsets, Norwegian authorities where 3,000 Windows Phone handsets are currently in use are considering Android alternatives.
Microsoft's clearance sale invites buyers to "save up to 50% on select phone accessories" - but just four products are listed as part of the promotion, one of which isn't even offered with a discount.
From Qualcomm's quagmire and Nokia's next chapter, to BT BS, Creators insights, 2G takedown, Valerie goes to China, and a 'bad day' at T-Mobile, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Swedish researchers have published a paper containing their findings of using a smartphone, specifically a Nokia Lumia 1020, as part of a prototype digital microscope to analyze DNA and tumor samples.
From privacy problems and foldable phones, to Lumias de-listed, pornographic insights, Windows Goodbye, unlimited limits, and Microsoft's Maluuba, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
After selling out of all models last week, some Microsoft Lumias are back in stock in the Microsoft Store, including the unlocked Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and AT&T Lumia 950.
Every Lumia Windows phone is now sold out on the Microsoft Store site in the US, leaving buyers with the option of HP's Elite x3 flagship, an entry-level Acer, or a couple of two-year-old BLU devices.
Microsoft's new global customer support partner has launched a 'self-help app' to assist users in diagnosing problems with their phones, along with new insurance plans to protect against damage.
77% of Windows handsets are still on Windows Phone 8.1. 86% of Windows 10 PCs are now running the Anniversary Update. Check out more insights on Windows device usage in the latest data from AdDuplex.
From law bots and Lumia's looming finale, to Windows updates, Android flagships, Mozilla's Quantum leap, and Microsoft's Brexit price bump, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.