Microsoft is laying off 1,850 to “streamline” its smartphone business, takes $950M charge

Following last week’s news of Microsoft selling off its feature phone business for $350 million, today Microsoft turned its attention to smartphones: the company announced it would lay off 1,8

Microsoft’s New Lumia 650 Is A $199 Windows 10 Phone

Microsoft unveiled its first Lumia phones running Windows 10 back in October, and today it offered up a third and much cheaper variant.

Microsoft Unveils The Lumia 950 And Lumia 950 XL, Two Powerful Windows Phones

Microsoft unveiled the best phones no one buys at <a href="">a press conference in New York</a> today. As expected, the company showcased two new flag

Two New Lumia 640 Models Discovered After Microsoft Leak

A few pieces of data point to two new Lumia models, the 640 and 640 XL, a pair of low-end phones that should be announced tomorrow morning. The device specs were posted on NokiaPowerUser and point to

Surface And Lumia Clock Record Numbers For Microsoft During Holiday Season

In its most recent quarter, Microsoft sold 10.5 million Lumia handsets, and the Surface line generated $1.1 billion in revenue. Both figures are all-time highs. Microsoft did break out total phone re

Microsoft Squeezes Windows Phone To $81 With Entry Level Lumia 435, $93 With Lumia 532

Microsoft has announced two new Lumia smartphones running its Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS, both focused on beefing up the portfolio at the lower end and expanding the platform's appeal in emerging mar

Microsoft’s New Lumia 535 Costs $140 And Is Its First Non-Nokia Smartphone

Microsoft teased the imminent arrival of the first non-Nokia Lumia last week, and now it has unveiled the Lumia 535, a budget device priced at €110 (that's just under US$140) with improvements acros

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name, Sticks With ‘Lumia’ For Windows Phones

After a long and complicated relationship that first involved just a close partnership with Nokia handling hardware duties, and then Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone-making business during what

Microsoft Offers Chinese Workers A Free Windows Phone To Quit

News broke today that Microsoft is offering employees in China a Lumia 630 device to leave the company voluntarily. Microsoft’s mass layoffs are not going over smoothly in China. Reports of prot

Microsoft Sold 5.8M Lumia Handsets In Its FQ4, But That’s A Partial-Quarter Sales Figure

Today in its fiscal fourth quarter, Microsoft reported that it sold 5.8 million Windows Phone-based Lumia handsets. Last year, in the second calendar quarter -- Microsoft's then fiscal fourth quarter,

Apple Hires Nokia Lumia Image Quality Lead, Ari Partinen

It’s been a busy week for Apple news, with rumors swirling of a big Beats acquisition and its long-time PR chief stepping down. Apple also confirmed it acquired power efficient LED company,

Nokia’s Hardware Division Will Become ‘Microsoft Mobile’

Nokia and Microsoft’s deal will officially close April 25, and at that time the hardware division Nokia is selling to Redmond will get a rebrand, according to a new leaked memo (via Mashable). I

Nokia’s Weak Lumia Sales Stall Windows Phone’s Momentum

Nokia confirmed today that it sold 8.2 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the fourth quarter of 2013. That figure represents a decline of 600,000 from the third quarter in which Nokia sold 8.8 mil

Nokia Earnings Preview: The Lumia Question

Nokia will report its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, a seminal moment for the company as the figures will represent the last full period in which it will own the hardware assets that it is selling to M

Verizon To Launch New Nokia ‘Icon’ Handset In Move That Could Boost Windows Phone’s US Market Share

According to Verizon, a new Nokia phone is set to land in the United States. Dubbed the "Icon," the Lumia handset sports a 5-inch screen, a 20-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 2420 mAh b

Nokia Had A Stunning Q3 In North America, With Device Volume Up 367% From Last Year

According to its most recent earnings report, Nokia appears to have finally found market traction in North America for its Lumia line of Windows Phone-based smartphones. This bears well for the platf

Nokia Reports Net Sales Of €5.66B, €118M Profit, And 8.8M Lumias Sold In Q3

Nokia may be going through a hell of a transition period, but it released its fiscal <a target="_blank" href="">Q3 2013 earnings</a> this m

Nokia Pledges Allegiance To Windows RT With The $499 Lumia 2520 Tablet

Microsoft is dead-set on keeping Windows RT with devices like the Surface 2, but now that it’s committed to shelling out $7.2 billion for Nokia’s devices business, the folks in Redmond hav

Like Apple, Microsoft Now Controls Every Aspect Of Its Smartphones, But Hasn’t Shown Itself Ready For The Responsibility

Microsoft gains a key advantage with its acquisition of Microsoft's handset and devices division today: control. Microsoft itself says that acquiring the phones business helps it highlight "high value

Nokia, Please Keep Going

So, finally, Nokia has stopped teasing its flagship Lumia 1020 and let us event goers get some long awaited hands-on time with the thing. It's definitely not your run-of-the-mill Windows Phone, but is
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