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Postby Hugo » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:54 am

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Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker. The name change follows a slow transition from Nokia.com over to Microsoft's new mobile site, and Nokia France will be the first of many countries that adopt "Microsoft Lumia" for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that other countries will follow the rebranding steps in the coming weeks.

Microsoft's decision to drop the Nokia brand itself doesn't mean that Nokia is going away fully. Nokia still exists as a separate company without its phones business, and the Finnish firm now focuses on mapping and network infrastructure. Microsoft's choice to use Lumia as the Nokia replacement won't come as a surprise to many. Nokia's Windows Phone apps have been rebranded to Lumia recently, and holiday ads will be pushing Lumia instead of Nokia.

What's not clear is how Microsoft will handle the branding on its future Windows Phone. Existing Lumia devices carry the Nokia logo at the front and back typically, and Microsoft could opt for just Lumia or Microsoft at the front and back, or even the lengthier Microsoft Lumia combination. We'll likely have to wait until Microsoft announces a new Lumia after the rebranding exercise to understand exactly how the company will label its future Windows Phones.

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Postby Guru » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:44 am

No more Nokia :cry:
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Postby oasisbobo » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:39 pm

preyan wrote:No more Nokia :cry:
Shame. It's such an iconic brand for me
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Postby Hugo » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:45 pm

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preyan wrote:No more Nokia :cry:
Shame. It's such an iconic brand for me
Not exactly, check http://youtu.be/mQOv2BM0nrg?t=2m3s
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Postby Hugo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:40 am

Our Lumia 950 XL (Cityman) renders show what could be Microsoft's upcoming phone

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Yesterday, Windows Central revealed details regarding Microsoft's two upcoming flagship Windows Phones codenamed Talkman and Cityman. Since then, the story has resonated around the internet so we figured we would provide a more detailed look at one of the phones.

To be clear, these renders of Cityman aka the upcoming Lumia 950 XL are 100% created in-house by Windows Central. These are not official or leaked in any way, and we want to be very clear on that. However, we are basing them off of images, sketches, and first-hand reports from multiple sources.

Indeed, when we ran these new renders by one of our sources and this was their reply:

"This looks great! Holy crap... It is like the real thing" - Cityman Source
So we are quite confident in their accuracy. Having said that, please allow room for slight changes or minor details we might have missed. [Update: Although it is incorrectly represented here, we have it on good authority that these devices have on-screen keys and not capacitive. We will try to update the renders soon to reflect that difference.]

To recap on this phone's specs:

Cityman (Lumia 950 XL)

Matte white, cyan or black polycarbonate body
5.7 inch WQHD (1440x2560) OLED display
Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa core
Iris scanner (infrared) for Windows Hello
3GB of RAM
32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash
1mm silver ring inside the circumference of the black camera pod
Aluminum side buttons
5MP Wide-angle front facing camera
3300 mAh removable battery
Qi wireless charging integrated
USB Type-C

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Postby Hugo » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:05 pm

Windows 10 event on Tuesday: It's time to show us the products
Microsoft is expected to unveil a new Surface tablet, fitness band and smartphones as it seeks to woo consumers with its latest operating system. CNET will be there to bring you all the details.

Microsoft has spent the better part of a year talking about the software flourishes of Windows 10. Now it must get down to talking about hardware.

A number of PCs and tablets already run Windows 10, which was released to the public in late July. On Tuesday, Microsoft will get a chance to show off its own products at an event in New York. The company is expected to release the next Surface Pro tablet, at least one flagship smartphone and a follow-up to its Microsoft Band fitness wearable.

The products will play a critical role in driving the adoption of Windows 10, serving as ambassadors and standard bearers for the latest from Microsoft. Specifically, the smartphones represent Microsoft's best shot at keeping its Windows 10 software relevant in the mobile arena, which is dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android. A new Surface Pro, meanwhile, could undercut Apple's business ambitions with the iPad Pro.

Windows 10 has drawn favorable reviews since its debut, with CNET's Nate Ralph calling it the "Goldilocks version of Microsoft's venerable PC operating system." It's gotten plenty of support from Microsoft's PC and tablet manufacturing partners, but Microsoft could pique more consumer interest by revealing the hardware it's got up its sleeve.

To get all the details, follow CNET's live blog of the event. CNET's Jessica Dolcourt, Dan Ackerman, Scott Stein and I will be bringing you live updates, while Sarah Tew will provide photos. Our colleague from CNET en Español, Juan Garzon, will also be on the scene.

The event starts Tuesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. Our live blog will kick off a little before the start, so come early and settle in for all the news.

The stakes are especially high on the mobile side. Adoption of smartphones running on Windows software has been anemic, with Windows Phone representing just 2.6 percent of the market. That stands in comparison with the 83 percent share that Android commands, according to IDC.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft hasn't unveiled a premium flagship smartphone since it acquired Nokia's devices business in April 2014, releasing just a handful of budget-friendly devices. Microsoft is due for a mobile product that sparks excitement and gets people talking about the software again.

A follow-up to the successful Surface Pro 3, meanwhile, could maintain the momentum of its homegrown tablet franchise. Business customers have gravitated toward the product, and Surface became a billion-dollar business in January.

Others are likewise keen to tap the business market. Apple is waiting in the wings with its larger iPad Pro, while Google last week introduced the Pixel C tablet. Both follow Microsoft's path of offering a keyboard that doubles as a cover and helps with typing and other work-related tasks.

Microsoft has an advantage because plenty of businesses use Windows already, but Apple has increasingly made headway in the corporate world, tying up with heavy hitters such as Cisco Systems and IBM.

The Microsoft Band, meanwhile, is the company's take on the burgeoning trends of smartwatches and fitness bands. The Band aims to be a marriage between the likes of an Apple Watch and a Fitbit activity tracker.

Microsoft could have even more in store, including updates on its Xbox game console or on its HoloLens augmented-reality system, a headset that offers computer-generated images layered on top of your view of the real world.

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Postby Hugo » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:51 pm

Damn, Microsoft just snatched Apple's wig.
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Postby SholasBoy » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:23 pm

hugo wrote:Damn, Microsoft just snatched Apple's wig.
Did it?
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Postby naughty » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:31 am

That new surface laptop is really appealing..
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Postby oaknuys » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:43 pm

hugo wrote:Damn, Microsoft just snatched Apple's wig.
They plan to release the new Lumia flagship exclusive via ATT ! Such weird move and yet they still wonder they are showing not a big market expansion in comparison to their rivals.
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Postby Hugo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:07 pm



Great set of products, especially the Studio, I'd really love one of those..looks at empty wallet
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Postby Hugo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:26 pm



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Postby Hugo » Tue May 23, 2017 12:17 pm



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Postby jpguy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:07 pm

So beautiful!!!
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Postby trebor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:58 pm

Microsoft partners with Spotify / Digital Store closes

As of October 2, 2017, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Spotify to bring the world’s largest music streaming service to you. We know that access to the best streaming experience, the largest catalog of music, and a variety of subscriptions are on the top of your list. Now you can move your curated playlists and collection from Groove directly into Spotify. Groove Music Pass users eligible under Spotify’s terms will also be able to receive 60 free days of Spotify Premium (see below for eligibility details).

After December 31, 2017, the Groove Music Pass streaming service will be discontinued. Before then, you’ll be able to use your Groove Music Pass through the end of your subscription. If your Pass subscription goes beyond December 31, 2017, we will give you a prorated refund or a Microsoft gift card (see details below). We’ll continue to update the Groove Music app so you can play and manage the music you’ve purchased and downloaded to your PC or uploaded to OneDrive or another cloud storage service. But the app will no longer stream or play Groove Music Pass content after December 31, 2017.
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