Nokia has long been known for great cameras, and Microsoft seems eager not to let that reputation slide, promising a new update for Lumia Windows Phones that puts photography front and center. Lumia Denim builds on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 version with some Lumia-specific exclusive features, most notably the new Lumia Camera.
For a long time it looked like Microsoft had forgotten that it owned Skype, but the VoIP and video call service is finally being capitalized on with the new Nokia Lumia 735 and Lumia 730. Billed as ideal for Skype and selfies, the Windows Phone 8.1 pair slot in at the more affordable end of the Lumia range, with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras and a Lumia Selfie app.
The change is now! Microsoft has begun changing the names of Nokia apps in their Lumia smartphones to ones more suitable for their slightly less Nokia-branded universe. While we don’t expect a press release on the subject, we will see a whole lot more Microsoft before the week is through.
Microsot's IFA 2014 event is just a day away, so naturally we are still getting last minute leaks and rumors about devices. The other day, it was the "selfie" Lumia 730 but now it's the Lumia 830's turn. While this supposed actual device does seem to confirm its PureView heritage, it does disprove earlier rumors of a more Microsoft-friendly branding.
When we first logged in to the PlayStation 4 back in November of 2013, there was one extremely unique shooting game ready for us to play - one called Warframe. This wasn’t and isn’t the only 3rd-person shooter game in this console’s generation - and it certainly isn’t alone now on the Xbox One. But it is free - and it does allow you to fight with a sword.
Several sources are coming together to form a Voltron of clues this week pointing toward a final release date for GTA V for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game has been rumored for several weeks to be appearing on the 14th of November here in the United States. The newest clue suggest that the 18th of November is more likely.
Whether companies like it or not, teasers and leaks are a fact of life. But sometimes, they accidentally give out information themselves, sometimes to the point that you wonder whether it was really an innocent clerical error or a cunning marketing ploy. That might just be the case here when Microsoft's Weibo account managed to mention "Windows 9" in a short-lived teaser post.
Just counting down days to IFA 2014, Microsoft once again lets out a teaser to remind the tech world that not just Android phones but a Lumia one will be coming as well. And, just as some recent digital camera makers have been trying lately, the Lumia 730 seems to be designed to pander to one growing niche: the obsessive selfie photographer.