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Microsoft sold 13.8 million Lumia phones last year

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Windows software for smartphones has a relatively tiny market share. But the same week that Apple is trumpeting the sale of its billionth iPhone, Microsoft has released financial documents showing that the company sold just 13.8 million Lumia phones in 2016… and just about 1.2 million in the last quarter. The […]

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Microsoft “streamlines” smartphone hardware business to focus on enterprise market

Microsoft has been making smartphone operating systems for just about as long as anyone, and the company started selling its own hardware under the Lumia brand after acquiring Nokia in 2014. But Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market and Gartner estimates that Windows had a market share of just about 1 percent last […]

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Microsoft Lumia phone sales plummet

There aren’t a lot of companies offering smartphones running Windows software these days… and it looks like there aren’t a lot of people buying them either. In its latest SEC filing, Microsoft revealed that it sold only 2.3 million Lumia phones in the most recent quarter, down from 8.6 million during the same period a […]

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1.4 billion smartphones shipped in 2015… not many were Lumia phones

Apple may be seeing declining growth for iPhone shipments, but overall it looks like an awful lot of smartphones were shipped last year. According to a report from Strategy Analytics, the number hit 1.4 billion in 2015, representing the most smartphones ever shipped in a year. On the other hand, Strategy Analytics also notes that shipments […]

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Smartphones could get second screens thanks to a flip cover (Microsoft Research)

A handful of companies have tried to put a second screen on a smartphone by slapping an E Ink display on the back. But Microsoft Research has another idea: add a secondary screen through an optional flip cover. According to WMPowerUser, Microsoft’s research division is developing the technology, and the team is in talks with […]

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Windows Phone Internals opens door for root, custom ROMs on Lumia phones

Some folks like to hack their smartphones to add support for apps and features that wouldn’t otherwise be available. That’s why there’s a community of iOS users that jailbreak their devices (or find new ways to do so), and a huge community of Android users rooting their phones and tablets, unlocking bootloaders, and installing custom […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4, new Lumia phones coming in October?

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to launch several new hardware products in October, probably including an updated version of its Surface Pro tablet, new high-end smartphones, and possibly some other products. Reports from WPDang and The Verge suggest that Microsoft could use the event to launch the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones we’ve been hearing rumors […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphone details leaked

Microsoft may be scaling back its smartphone division, but it looks like the company could launch at least two flagship phones this year. According to Windows Central, we can expect at least 2 premium devices. While Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the details of either report yet, both sites have a pretty good track record with leaked data of this […]

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Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs in phone division, will continue making phones

Microsoft has been developing software for smartphones and related mobile devices since they were called PDAs. But Google and Apple dominate the space these days, and the market share for Windows Phone devices has fallen quite a bit in recent years. So Microsoft decided to take a page out of Apple’s book and start producing its […]