New phone, who this? Microsoft may not have a smartphone platform to lean on anymore, but when it comes to phone features, the company sure is active. The new Your Phone app is central to turning the Windows desktop into a repository of smartphone activities. It allows you to send and receive text messages and...

Well, smartphones, rather. Microsoft said it loud and clear recently, that the smartphones are dead. At least, in the traditional sense, as we know them. It’s just that people have not realized it yet. In fact, Microsoft executive, Alex Kipman, the creator of HoloLens, made a bold prediction earlier this year,...

Microsoft has made official another affordable model in its mobile range. The Lumia 540 is a 5-inch smartphone with dual SIM capabilities and comes with Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Denim out of the box. Which is, of course, fully upgradeable to Windows 10 for Phones when the new OS...

Polaroid may have made their name in cameras and film, but the company has been transitioning over to consumer electronics in general and mobile devices in particular. In fact, the French company brought along a couple of Windows Phones at MWC 2015. These are part of its new lineup of smartphones that Polaroid plans...

Yes, this is the same XOLO Win Q1000 that leaked online a couple of months back. The Windows Phone ecosystem got another budget friendly entry in the form of this new handset. This handset has in the news since December, as you may recall. Priced at around $135 outright, or Rupees 8,499, the Q1000 is the sequel to the...

Microsoft might be working on another new smartphone. Windows Phone leaks just don’t stop, and here we have details of a new member of the family. A 5-inch device. Little is known about this new piece of hardware. Meaning it could well be something that Microsoft is creating, or a new phone developed by one of its...

In launching their latest handsets, Microsoft have officially dropped the Nokia brand. The Microsoft Lumia 535 is here, and it heralds a new beginning for the company. The first Lumia smartphone from Redmond confirms the software titan’s commitment to this highly competitive industry. It features the Microsoft logo on...

There is a market for $99 Windows tablets, and there sure is a market for Windows Phones at this point. The Acrhos 40 Cesium has just been announced with this remarkably affordable price tag. You may not know it, but Archos was the first company to release a Windows 7 slate, in 2009, which went by the name of Archos 9...

If you ever had any doubts that we live in a smart world, consider this. Smartphone shipments have steadily grown these past few years, and are now at a record high. Some 295.3 million units shipped in the second quarter of the year, a new report for IDC reveals. This growth of 23.1% year on year, follows up the...

Care to wager what they would be called? Microsoft Mobile is gearing up to launch at least three new Lumia devices, each aimed at a different segment of the market. And as this report notes, all three are set to debut during the August to September timeframe. Now while the obvious guesses would be Lumia 530, Lumia 730...