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Microsoft announce the Lumia 530

The Lumia range is stretches right across a wide price range, with many budget entry level devices being available. The Lumia 520 was the most successful Windows Phone ever and Microsoft/Nokia will be hoping the latest addition to their portfolio will share a similar success. This new

Lumia 930 offered up across the UK

We’ve had a number of companies in touch about this handset and the offers they’re running on it. If you’re following us on Twitter or checking the site regularly, you’ll already know about the EE deal, but here’s a run-down .. EE For a limited time, EE

Microsoft begin Nokia bloodbath

With the name “Nokia” now forever connected to Windows Phone, Microsoft are having to make some pretty big decisions. One of the first is to layoff a massive 12,500 staffers from the Nokia team. Yes, 12,500. The cuts from the mobile business form the bulk of the

Lumia 930 launching 17th July

The latest Lumia flagship – the Lumia 930 – will arrive in the UK for sale on the 17th July, just 10 days away from today. The Lumia 930 is an amazing device packed with some great technology such as a 20 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera using

Phones 4u start selling the Lumia 635. Available today

The 4G version of the Nokia Lumia 630 is this, the Lumia 635. If it tickles your fancy you can head down to a Phones 4u store or get online to bag one today. It’s completely free from just £18.99 per month on a 4G contract or,

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

This is a special one for me, because – apart from using Windows Phone in a few example videos over the years, I’ve been a really big Android and iPhone user. Put it this way, Windows Phone has a big hill to climb with me. It’s going

Lumia 630 on test. How I broke Windows Phone

I’m going to write this while it’s all fresh in my head, and I’ll tell you why. This site was built off the back of a Microsoft Smartphone 2002 device called the Orange SPV. I, for years, was obsessed with Smartphone and Pocket PC devices from Microsoft.

Lumia 635 Available in the UK from 3rd July.

Microsoft Devices have today announced that the Lumia 635 will be available in the UK for purchase from the 3rd July for a price of £119.99. It will be available on Vodafone, EE, 3, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon.   The 635 is designed to be

“A week with …” Special

It’s dawned on me that I’ve got three handsets here which are pretty interesting. I’m also aware that I’ve not published one of our “Week with” features for some time, so this could be an ideal combination. In my possession I’ve got the HTC Desire 816, which

Lumia 630 available in the UK next week

Don’t fancy spending too much on a smartphone? If Windows Phone tickles your fancy then the Lumia 630 will be right up your street. In a press announcement from Microsoft Devices (that only mentions the word “Nokia” twice) it’s revealed that the handset will only cost £89.95

Vodafone to take the Lumia 930

The Nokia half-nine (aka the Lumia 930) is,  according to the Vodafone blog, going to be available on the network very soon indeed. Their coming soon post states.. The Lumia 930 will offer Nokia’s trademark design prowess and PureView camera know-how. That’s alongside the new Windows Phone

The Elop pay-off skyrockets

Ex-Microsoft man Stephen Elop was sent into Nokia after the initial Microsoft deal and stayed with the company until the widely-expected sale to his former employers. Now,  after doing his task at Nokia,  Elop has returned to Microsoft. The sale of the Nokia handset division is now

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Review

Nokia are slowly and surely releasing devices of all shapes, sizes and to suit all different budgets. Want a smallish high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Small budget phone? Yep they’ve got one. Big super high spec phone? Yep they’ve got one. Somewhere in between these?

Nokia 2520 charger trouble

The Nokia 2520 is Nokia’s 10″ tablet running Windows 8 RT and so far has been doing reasonably well but it is has now run into a bit of trouble, in that the chargers have the potential to cause an electric shock. Nokia have advised that 30,000

Nokia give out gifts to a select bunch of Lumia owners

We all love surprises yes? How about free money? How about paid apps for free? Well yesterday Nokia published an  app that if you’re compatible you’ll probably be saying “yes yes yes” to the above questions. Nokia Gift Voucher is the name of the app and what

Nokia Lumia 630 – Hands on at the Gadget Show Live

Nokia announced the Windows Phone 8.1 equipped Lumia 630 last week and it’s possibly one of the most hotly anticipated Nokia devices at the moment. Mainly down to the new features of Windows Phone 8.1 at what should be a bargain price. You may have realised that

Nokia announce the Lumia 930

Today at the Microsoft event in San Francisco, Stephen Elop took to the stage and has announced a brand new Lumia flagship device. It runs on the new Windows Phone 8.1 platform and is known as the Lumia 930. This is the device we hoped to see

Nokia are at it again – Photographers do the swap

Remember our wedding photographer story? An entire wedding got captured on a Nokia Lumia handset and the results were pretty good indeed. Centrefold is a “bi-annual A2 folding poster publication” and, for this edition, they’ve taken all their photos with a Nokia Lumia 1020. The magazine was

Nokia and Lumia names to continue

With Microsoft about to complete the deal to purchase the Nokia handset division, there was a lot of speculation. Would we then see the end of the Nokia or Lumia brand on future phones or will these become Microsoft products? However, the good news for Nokia fans

Nokia XL Hands on

What side of the fence do you sit on? Do you think the Microsoft-owned Nokia are mad to produce an Android handset? Or is it a clever move. I was in the first category, but I’m starting to slide onto the other side of the fence after

New from Nokia – The Lumia Skirt

It’s probably not the lightest, most practical or cheap skirt in the world, but it certainly looks pretty. Shown off at London Fashion Week, designers used 3D printers and a laser cutter to put together the design, which features 35 Lumia 1520 and 45 Lumia 1020 phones

Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in the UK

A few weeks before it started raining we heard about the new 6 incher from Nokia. The Lumia 1320, which comes complete with 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, runs Windows Phone 8 and has a 5 megapixel shooter at the back to

Lumia’s 930, 630/635 announced at MWC

Two weeks to go until Mobile World Congress and the rumour mill is turning at full swing, now we here at Coolsmartphone towers have heard of 3 new devices from Nokia, The first two being the Lumia 630/635 which have a slight bump in spec to the

Nokia announce the Verizon exclusive Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon is something I and many others have been waiting for, mainly because it is basically a shrunk down Lumia 1520. Although there is a catch, the Lumia Icon is probably never going to make it to our shores. What most non US residents are

Nokia to release Android phone at MWC

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nokia will be releasing an Android phone at MWC. Yes, Nokia: manufacturer of Windows Phones, owned by Microsoft and competitor of Google. Why on Earth, then, would it release an Android phone? Well, there’s a lot more sense to it than