Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset will be the Ativ Core
Apr04

Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset will be the Ativ Core

A couple of days ago Microsoft officially introduced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of its mobile operating system. At the same event, Nokia unveiled its first smartphones running that variation of the OS, namely the Lumia 930 and the Lumia 630/635. Today, Verizon has started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Ativ SE, though that handset still runs Windows Phone 8, because the newest software wasn’t available in time for...

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Samsung Ativ SE quietly gets official, Verizon starts pre-orders
Apr04

Samsung Ativ SE quietly gets official, Verizon starts pre-orders

The much-leaked Samsung Ativ SE has finally become official today. Sure, we might not have gotten a press release or anything like that, but Verizon has already started taking pre-orders for the Windows Phone-powered device. The Ativ SE is Samsung’s first Windows Phone in a very long while. It comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core...

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Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 announced with Windows Phone 8.1
Apr03

Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630, and Lumia 635 announced with Windows Phone 8.1

Today during Microsoft’s Build conference, Nokia announced three new Windows Phones. And yes, among those are both the much-leaked Lumia 630 as well as the Lumia 930, a handset that at one point was said not to be outed on this occasion. Alas, it was. All three devices run Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, which just got introduced today. The Nokia Lumia 930 is, as was rumored, basically an...

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Samsung Ativ SE for Verizon has specs leaked, won’t run Windows Phone 8.1 from day one
Mar31

Samsung Ativ SE for Verizon has specs leaked, won’t run Windows Phone 8.1 from day one

Samsung’s next Windows Phone will be called Ativ SE and it will be a Verizon exclusive. These things have been known for quite a while thanks to various rumors and leaks. Press renders depicting the Ativ SE were leaked a couple of times too, but a full spec list has so far not been brought to light. Now though, courtesy of The Verge and some “sources familiar with Verizon’s plans” we can tell you what to expect...

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Nokia Lumia 930 may not get unveiled on April 2. First Windows Phone 8.1 devices out on April 23
Mar31

Nokia Lumia 930 may not get unveiled on April 2. First Windows Phone 8.1 devices out on April 23

A while back we heard that Nokia would announce two new Windows Phones during Microsoft’s Build conference, which takes place between April 2 and April 4. These were to be the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930. In the meantime, Nokia itself teased an announcement at Build on April 2. Now though a conflicting report says only the Lumia 630 will be outed at that point, whereas the Lumia 930 will remain a mystery for a while longer. This...

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Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 rumored to be announced in early April
Mar21

Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 rumored to be announced in early April

Nokia could be planning to announce its next two Windows Phones at Microsoft’s Build conference, which takes place between April 2 and April 4 in San Francisco. This is according to MyNokiaBlog, reportedly hearing “whispers” about what to expect at Build aside from the formal introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 (which will apparently happen there too). The story goes that Nokia will be there presenting two new devices,...

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 can be had for just $59.99 sans contract until March 19
Mar14

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 can be had for just $59.99 sans contract until March 19

T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 521 was the cheapest Windows Phone to ever land in the US when it launched last May, but now it’s gotten crazy cheap. The handset, that is basically a version of the internationally selling Lumia 520 customized for the magenta carrier, was released with a price of $149.99 – which was a good deal. If you act fast, though, you can now get it for the absolutely insane price of $59.99. This is...

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Nokia Lumia Icon now available at Verizon and in Microsoft Stores, yours for $199.99
Feb20

Nokia Lumia Icon now available at Verizon and in Microsoft Stores, yours for $199.99

It’s February 20, so, just as we expected, Verizon and Microsoft have started selling the Nokia Lumia Icon. The flagship smartphone was announced a few days ago after undergoing many months of leaks, and now it’s yours to order. You can do that either on Verizon’s website, in Verizon stores, on the Microsoft Store website, or in brick and mortar Microsoft Stores across the country. Whichever avenue you choose for...

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Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in the UK on February 24, free on £21 per month contract
Feb14

Nokia Lumia 1320 arrives in the UK on February 24, free on £21 per month contract

The Lumia 1320 is Nokia’s affordable phablet that was announced alongside the Lumia 1520, its high-end offering. The Lumia 1320 has been out in certain parts of the world for a few months now, but for some reason the Finnish company hasn’t brought it to the UK yet. That’s all set to change starting on February 24, which is when the Nokia Lumia 1320 will officially go on sale in the UK. That’s in exactly ten...

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Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon finally gets official, out on February 20 for $199.99
Feb12

Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon finally gets official, out on February 20 for $199.99

After an amazingly large number of leaks, the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon has finally been officially announced today. The smartphone is a high-end offering that is meant to compete with the flagships of the competition, and its specs are incredibly similar to those of the Lumia 1520 phablet that was unveiled back in October. However, the Lumia Icon packs all of that oomph into a much more pocketable package. The Nokia Lumia Icon has...

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