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Cancelled Nokia smartphones revealed in colourful group photo

A collection of previously unknown Nokia Lumia devices has been revealed in a leaked group photo. The shot shows several under-development products cancelled when the company was bought by Microsoft, including an 8.3-inch Windows RT tablet.

Windows 10 won't be on 1bn devices by 2018 due to Lumia phones

Over a year ago, Microsoft publicly announced that it expected Windows 10 to reach 1 billion devices by mid-2018. Now halfway to that deadline, Microsoft has admitted it won't be possible to reach the target, blaming Lumia phones for the shortfall.

The most popular Windows Phone will never see Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 wasn't the greatest sales success but did enjoy strong growth in the budget market. The sub-$100 Nokia Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows Phone ever built but Microsoft has now confirmed it won't get Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft finally rolls out Windows 10 Mobile to older Lumias

Microsoft has officially announced the immediate availability of Windows 10 Mobile on a selection of older Windows Phone devices. The hugely delayed update is still not available for all phones over three months since Microsoft said updates would start.

Microsoft unveils the Lumia 650 — Possibly the last Lumia to land

After months of leaks and rumours, Microsoft has officially launched the Lumia 650. The budget mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone features a metal design and thin construction and is aimed at businesses. It could be the last "Lumia" to launch.

Microsoft reportedly launching the 'last Lumia' on February 1

According to reports, Microsoft is planning to launch a mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone on February 1, apparently the last device to ever be branded as a Lumia. The company is thought to be planning to abandon the old Nokia name this year.

Microsoft giving some Windows Insiders the Lumia 950 for free

Microsoft is expanding its Insider community testing program to include under-development hardware. It has sent out letters to some lucky people who have contributed useful feedback on Windows 10, offering them the chance to test a Lumia 950 handset.

Microsoft's Surface Phone allegedly the 'ultimate Windows Phone'

A new report on Microsoft's mobile efforts claims the company will finally be ready to launch its long-rumoured 'Surface Phone' next year. The hardware team is said to have gone back to the drawing board again and is now targeting a mid-2016 launch.

Op-Ed: I don't like Microsoft's new Lumias. Neither does Microsoft

This week, Microsoft unveiled its new Windows 10 Mobile flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Seeing as the last ones are over 15 months old, fans were understandably excited but many have been underwhelmed as even Microsoft appeared to disown the devices.

Op-Ed: Microsoft's new hardware represents the company's evolution

This week, Microsoft hosted a much-anticipated press event in New York during which it unveiled Windows 10 smartphones, an upgraded Surface Pro and even an all-new laptop in a presentation that I think completed its transition to an exciting new company.

Lumia 950, 950 XL: Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Mobile flagships

Microsoft's new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones are now official as the company gave its two flagship devices a formal unveiling at its New York event today. The 5.2-inch Lumia 950 is joined by the 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL to showcase Windows 10 for phones.

Microsoft announces October 6th event for Lumia, Surface and more

Microsoft has begun sending out press invites to an event in New York City on October 6. The company is expected to announce its new flagship Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, a new Surface tablet and other Windows 10-powered devices.

Lumia, Surface, Xbox, Band: Microsoft to launch all in October?

Reports have indicated that Microsoft may have cancelled its rumoured Windows 10 Mobile Lumia unveiling next month in favour of a large-scale October event set to include the Surface Pro 4, flagship Lumias, a smaller Xbox and the Microsoft Band 2.

New Windows 10 phones to have Surface Pen stylus, facial login

The full specifications for Microsoft's upcoming flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices, the "Cityman" and "Talkman" Lumia handsets, have leaked online. They reveal a very competitive offering including facial recognition and the inclusion of a Surface Pen.

Microsoft is using some interesting codenames for its new Lumias

The codenames of four more upcoming Lumia-branded Windows 10 Mobile devices have been revealed, bringing the total number of rumoured phones up to six. The mid-range handsets are currently named after Asian cities and a Finnish mountain and lake.

Nokia is intending to return to smartphones in 2016 after all

After first hearing that Nokia will be resuming smartphone production again and then the subsequent denial of any such intent, the company's chief executive has now said that Nokia is indeed looking to get back into smartphones again in 2016.

Microsoft says dumb phones still exist, updates the $20 Nokia 105

Adamant that there is still a place for dumb phones in a market now almost totally ruled by smart ones, Microsoft has updated its popular $20 Nokia 105 to make it an even more appealing offer in emerging markets or as an emergency backup device.

Microsoft and Nokia Lumia phones violate patents, rules judge

An ITC judge has ruled that Lumia-branded Windows Phone smartphones built by Nokia and Microsoft violate patents held by licensing firm InterDigital. Microsoft plans to appeal but failure could lead to an import ban on Lumia phones in the US.

Here is Microsoft's response to bricked Lumia 520s on Windows 10

Microsoft has responded to claims from several users that their Nokia Lumia 52x-series was bricked when rolling back to Windows Phone 8.1 from Windows 10 and explained what has caused the issue. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of a fix for owners.

The best-selling Windows Phone ever has Windows 10 preview pulled

Microsoft has been forced to temporarily cancel the Windows 10 preview for the world's most-popular Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520. It follows reports from many users that their devices were bricked when trying to return to Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft unveils yet another budget Lumia Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost entry-level smartphone to its growing range of Lumia Windows Phone devices. The Lumia 540 Dual Sim packs in some decent hardware, a slim body and capable camera while still costing less than $150.

Many more phones to get the next Windows 10 preview build

Microsoft has announced that the next Windows 10 for phones preview build will be able to run on many more phones than it currently can ranging from the ultra-budget Lumia 520 to flagship devices like the Lumia 1520.

Microsoft reveals the Lumia 430: A low-cost Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost Windows Phone to its growing range. The Lumia 430 is the most affordable Lumia smartphone to-date at only $70 but still offers a full smartphone experience.

Windows 10 for phones to include notification LED support

New leaked screenshots of an unreleased build of Windows 10 for Phones revealed last night that the operating system will feature support for notification LEDs. Just a day later, such an LED has been found hidden inside Microsoft's Lumia 735.

BMW buys 57,000 Windows Phones to replace ageing Symbian Nokias

German automobile manufacturer BMW is reported to be replacing all of the mobile phones that it gives to employees with brand new Windows Phones from Microsoft.

Microsoft phasing out Nokia brand name

Microsoft has officially decided to phase out the Nokia brand name, with the announcement being made on the Nokia France Facebook page.

41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 receives a substantial price cut

The Nokia Lumia 1020, a high-end Windows Phone device famed for its incredible 41MP camera lens, has dropped significantly in price, apparently permanently, over this weekend.

Microsoft unveils new Nokia Windows Phones with Denim firmware

Microsoft today launched three new Nokia Lumia-branded Windows Phones at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The handsets, the Lumia 730, 735 and 830, are intended to be powerful but affordable mid-range devices and will launch with a new firmware version dubbed Denim.

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets Cyan update in Finland, India & UK

Users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 in Finland, India and the UK have been reporting that their devices have been receiving the Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 update since yesterday.

Lumia 930 could launch next week and cheaper than expected

The awaited new flagship Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Nokia, the Lumia 930, has been tipped to launch earlier and at a cheaper price than previously thought.
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File photo: Lumia 950 demo at #Windows10 devices event 6/10/15.
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The Microsoft Lumia 650, launched 15/02/2016
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