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Goodbye Nokia. Goodbye Lumia. Hello Again Nokia.

Looking from the outside in, the recent history of Nokia has been a bit rocky to say the least. There was the whole “burning platform” thing and then Microsoft grabbed hold of the phone business but failed to capitalise on the brand name. Microsoft/Nokia-made Lumia handsets were

Microsoft cuts yet more jobs in its mobile division

Despite the launch of two premium Lumia handsets and Windows 10 Mobile late last year, things are not going well for Microsoft’s mobile aspirations.  Sales figures are down, and although the new phones received generally positive reviews, they hardly set the tech world alight with new features

New Microsoft Lumia handset details leak

The inimitable @evleaks is back again with some more tasty information about upcoming and unannounced handsets. This time it’s a couple of Windows Phone devices from Microsoft. The top one here is a 5.7″ handset named the “Cityman” and there’s rumours of an octa-core CPU with a

Windows 10 Technical Preview build now available for more phones

As we reported a little while ago the Windows 10 Technical Preview build is now available for many more phones. 35 different devices in fact. To have a try of the new phone or PC operating system you will need to join the Windows Insider program and of course

Lumia 640 available now, 640 XL arriving shortly

Microsoft fans! Remember the Lumia 640 and 640 XL announcement? One of them is now available to buy right here in the UK. We went to get a full hands-on with both in their rather bright shades and you can get the Lumia 640 right now. The

MWC – Microsoft announce the Lumia 640 and 640 XL

Earlier on today we were at the Microsoft event where Stephen Elop and co announced the Lumia 640, the 640 XL and a bluetooth keyboard that actually works with Windows Phone. At the time details about the devices were sparse. We’ve since had the official press release

Lumia 535 now available in the UK

Today Microsoft announced that the Lumia 535 will be available here in the UK. The device will be available from the following retailers: Amazon, Tesco, O2, Carphone Warehouse and Virgin, and in a striking range of colours including green, orange, white, dark grey, cyan and black. The spec’s of

Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 to be available in gold

If you’d like a bit of bling but you perhaps can’t afford a Lamborghini phone, you can at least have a phone that looks expensive thanks to a limited run of gold Lumia handsets. The Lumia 930 and 830 will be available in gold with a black

It seems there might be a Lumia 1020 successor after all

Cast your mind back a few months, I wrote this article here where I basically questioned what was going on with the Microsoft and the successor to the Lumia 1020. Well over the weekend things have changed, some leaked images show what looks like a metallic new

Black Friday – O2 Nokia Lumia Deals

There’s a number of offers available on Lumia. First of all, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we reviewed here, is down to £169.99 on O2 Pay As You Go. You can get it in yellow or black and there’s a free grip with it too. Head to

Cortana puts this guy in a spin.

Well this guy just takes the biscuit. There was me, pedalling on a mountain bike from London to Paris a few months ago for charity. I was pretty impressed with myself, but no – this guy has done a loop-the-loop on his bike. Pah… not fair. Microsoft,

Nokia Lumia 830 – Review

The range of Lumia phones is rather expansive, there are a whole range of phones spanning from the lowly Lumia 520 through to the enourmous and powerful Lumia 1520. The 8xx series Lumia have always felt odd to me, the 820 was overshadowed by the cameras in

Want a cheap PAYG handset? Three have just cut some prices

This, my fine friends, is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I reviewed it about a year ago. There’s me sitting in my car with the phone, which was about £300 at the time (and indeed you’ll still find it for £299 from Samsung direct) however…. Today Three

Freebies with Lumia 735 on O2

Just in case you cannot decide which of the myriad mid-range Windows Phone handsets to purchase, O2 are offering a free speaker and charging plate, worth a respectable £60. The phone itself is available in black or a garish shade of green, to which the freebies are colour

Nokia Lumia 735 review

Nokia would like as many people as possible to get a Windows Phone in their hands and enjoy the experience. In fact Microsoft would also like that as it helps build out their platform even further, which is why the two companies working together under the Microsoft brand

Would you buy a phone with “Microsoft” on the front?

Here’s a question for your Friday morning. Imagine yourself in a mobile phone shop. To your right there’s a stack of iPhones with the instantly-recognisable Apple logo. To your left, some Galaxy handsets with the Samsung branding. Then, in the centre, a phone with this written on