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Windows Phone on the cheap from a company we’ve never heard of

Budget Windows phones have previously performed pretty well for Microsoft and now there’s a phone company called “BLU” selling cheap Windows Phone devices (or Windows phones as I guess we have to call them now) on Amazon. The first device is called the “Win HD” and has

Hands on with the Lumia 930 camera

A decent camera is something most of us want, myself included, and to think not long ago we were used to small 5 megapixel lenses that would never be able to replace a point and shoot camera. Thankfully Nokia were one company who decided to focus on

Windows phones, minus the Phone

Picked up by Neowin, this is a small peek at a new phone by a company called My Go. The handset itself should be the bigger story here, but no. It’s what’s missing. The unreleased smartphone is a 4.7″ device powered by Windows Phone 8.1 but, as

Goodbye Nokia.

I’m always banging on about it, but brand is a major fact when people are buying a phone. Buy an iPhone and the Apple logo on the back is part of what you’re after. Say “Nokia” to someone and, unfortunately, a lot of people will think of

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing

Microsoft launch the Lumia 830

Having a fancy camera phone is great, but if it’s too expensive then people could go for a cheaper option. That’s the thinking from Microsoft at least, who have today announced new Nokia Lumia kit at “more accessible” price points. The 830 is known as their “affordable

KAZAM to offer Windows Phones – Thunder 340W to be the first

Remember the guys at KAZAM? We went to meet them at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year and took inside their pretty substantial toy box. They offer a wide range of Android phones including octo-core handsets and there’s a couple of ex-HTC bods at the helm.

Lumia Cyan now available for Developer Preview devices

We’ve previously reported here how those who had opted to install the Developer’s Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 had been unable to install the Lumia Cyan firmware.  True to its word, Microsoft has (finally!) resolved whatever the glitch was and Lumia Cyan can now be installed.  The

Windows Phone isn’t even a choice for Huawei

Despite some critical headlines, we can’t stop coming back to the guys at Huawei. Their smartphone shipments show no sign of slowing down – 52 million smartphones were shipped last year and they’re the third largest smartphone manufacturer. We were impressed with the P6, their flagship, and

HTC announce the One M8 with Windows

Yes Windows Phone fans the day has arrived, the day that a new viable alternative to a Nokia arrived on the scene and it’s made by HTC. In a move that has been leaked and discussed at length they’ve basically took the HTC One M8 and installed

Microsoft announce availability of the Nokia Lumia 530

The Nokia Lumia 530 will be the lowest spec and cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 available and it’s going to be available soon. For some reason I’m a little bit excited. Spec wise it is predictably basic. – Processor type: Quad-core 1.2GHz. – Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 200.

Buzz Bee by Blugri is now available for Windows Phone

Blugri Software have been making some of the better games for Windows Phone for quite a while now. The latest has just been published on the Windows Phone Store. It’s called Buzz Bee, your role is to be the bee. You basically fly the bee around dodging

Hey, Windows Phone 7 users! Say goodbye to Skype

Well. In what can only be described as a “sudden” decision, Skype for Windows Phone 7 is about to be turned off. Microsoft, who own Skype and have probably already annoyed the healthy percentage of Windows Phone customers still using version 7 enough already (complete lack of

Windows Phone Emulator lets you play with 8.1

There’s an “emulator” of sorts on the Nokia website if you fancy having a try of Windows Phone. It won’t let you do absolutely everything, and is more like a bunch of links to movie files, but it will let you learn more about the OS if

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

Free Windows Phone satnav to get you home

We all know about the ongoing issues with getting Google services on your Windows mobile, and that includes Google Maps for your satnav needs. Luckily Nokia Drive/Here Maps is available now, but there’s another entrant in the ring. Copilot was one of the original people who developed