If you feel like you missed out on owning a 'proper' Microsoft Lumia handset when they kept getting removed from sale last year, fret not! Microsoft has made them all available again, online.
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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.
The UK's largest independent device retailer is no longer selling any of Microsoft's Lumia handsets, leaving only one Windows phone available to purchase there: the HP Elite x3, priced from £679.99.
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.
After being sold out numerous times, all Windows 10 Mobile Lumias that are listed on the Microsoft Store are suddenly back in stock. These include the Lumia 550, unlocked 950, AT&T 950, and 950 XL.
After deleting the Lumia 735 and the Lumia 650 - its newest Windows 10 Mobile handset - from its US store yesterday, Microsoft has now completely removed the Lumia 550 from its web store in the UK.
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.
After depleting UK stocks of its entire Lumia Windows 10 Mobile range this month, all unlocked models of its devices are now sold out on its US store too, leaving few options for Windows phone buyers.
The Microsoft Store is offering some deals on its lower end Lumia handsets, with the 550 50% off at $69, and the Lumia 650 coming in at 40% off at a price of $119. The offers are until January 3.
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The Lumia 550 and 650 are now out of stock on the Microsoft Store in the UK. With the 950 and 950 XL also sold out, Microsoft's entire Windows 10 Mobile range is no longer available on its store.
Microsoft has marked down the Lumia 550 to just $99, which is $40 off of its normal price of $139. The offer is only valid for a week until October 9, so if you want one, you should get one now.
Over the last nine days, Microsoft has been rolling out firmware updates for the Lumia 550 and 650, enabling double-tap to wake on the 650. The company has finally published a changelog.
Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates for the Lumia 550 and 650, bringing double-tap to wake to the Lumia 650 only. It's currently unknown what else is included in the new firmware.
Along with reducing the price of its Lumia 650 today, Microsoft has also slashed 20% off its entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, bringing it down to £79.99 in the UK, and €99 elsewhere in the UK.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset is now more affordable than ever in the UK: it's available unlocked for £39.99 with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM card; or £29.99 on PAYG upgrades.
For the second time this month, Microsoft has cut $40 off its entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, and is also throwing in a free T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit worth $40 - but you'll have to be quick.
Microsoft's entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 550, went on sale in the US in January for $139. It's currently available with $40 off - but you may want to think twice before buying it.
Microsoft recently reduced the SIM-free price of its entry-level Lumia 550 to £89.99 in a two-month special offer, but the UK's leading independent device retailer has now cut its price even further.
Is an offer that lasts for months at a time really 'special'? Microsoft UK certainly seems to think so - and its latest deal, cutting 10% off the Lumia 550, will continue until the end of June.
Microsoft today will begin rolling out a firmware update for the Lumia 550 and the Lumia 650. Users of the Windows Insider Preview should also be able to obtain the new firmware.
The entry-level Lumia 550 is usually priced at $139 SIM-free in the US, but the white model - which isn't available from Microsoft itself - is now available elsewhere for a good deal less.
Microsoft announced the Lumia 550 alongside the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at the Microsoft Devices event back in October, 2015. This is our review of Microsoft's latest budget offering.
Three months after its launch, the UK price of Microsoft's Lumia 550 has fallen yet again, and it's now available from £69.99 SIM-free (previously £89.99), or £39.99 with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM.
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Somewhere between first impressions and a final review, there are second impressions. This is a video of the second impressions of the Microsoft Lumia 550, discussing preliminary pros and cons.
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Microsoft has now acknowledged the bug where a Lumia 550 will fail to charge or be recognized by a PC after upgrading to build 14267 and has posted a workaround to recover the device.
Some users are reporting that upon installing Windows 10 Mobile build 14267 on their Microsoft Lumia 550, the device no longer recognizes when it is being charged. Some have managed to roll back.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.107 is now rolling out to those that are not on the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, also known as the Production ring, after one week on the fast and slow ring.
According to Microsoft, upcoming preview builds destined for smartphone users will hit new Windows 10 Mobile phones first, like the Lumia 950 and 550, with other devices coming into play later on.
Microsoft has updated the firmware version for its budget Lumia 550 via the WDRT, which now brings it inline with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL version, it's not yet available over-the-air though.
The Lumia 550 has only been available in the UK for six weeks, but it's picked up plenty of discounts in that time - and in this latest deal, you can grab it for just £49.99 with a new £10 SIM.
With 'The Complete Package', buyers can pay for six months of £20 pay-as-you-go service up-front - including 2GB of 4G data, 1500 minutes and 4000 texts per month - and get Microsoft's Lumia 550 free.
While the Lumia 550 has been available for nearly a month now, Microsoft has now started to offer the entry-level Windows 10 Mobile device in its online store for $139.
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The Lumia 550 is now available for only £49.99 when purchased with a new £10 pay-as-you-go SIM, or £29.99 on PAYG upgrade, in the latest round of discounts since going on sale just over two weeks ago.
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After launching its Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships in India last week, Microsoft has announced that its new entry-level Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 550, will go on sale there on December 23.