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.
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.
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.
You might have had your fill about Android devices or smartwatches scheduled to debut at IFA 2014 next week, but Microsoft may have a few things to reveal there as well. One of these might be the Lumia 830, earlier leaked to be the first "Microsoft Mobile" branded smartphone, which has just passed by the Anatel certification, Brazil's counterpart to the US' FCC.
Microsoft has a dongle in the works, and it is poised to take on Google's Chromecast by the look of things. The Miracast dongle would allow Lumia users to broadcast their mobile's screen to an HDTV, the benefits for which are obvious, and include watching movies on the big screen.
If you have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with AT&T, your device is about to get a lot better. The carrier is announcing that the Windows Phone 8.1 update is rolling out to users starting today. More than just a ho-hum fix, this brings in Cortana, Microsoft’s challenger to Siri and Google Now.
Just over the weekend, we gave you our in-depth review of the Lumia 635, poised to be a follow up to the best among the cheapest Lumia 520. Little did we know that Nokia, or rather Microsoft, had a surprise in store today: an actual Lumia 520 successor. The Lumia 530 builds up on some of its predecessor's limitations but its selling point is quite literally its price.
The Nokia Lumia 635 takes everything that made the Nokia Lumia 520 a winner and gives it a boost. It remains one of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 devices, now coming with Windows Phone 8.1 and the newest Nokia software, along with a look and feel that creates a powerful value proposal. Should you just buy last year’s model on sale, or do you want this improved breadwinner?
Microsoft is announcing their Lumia Cyan software update is coming soon. Starting today, those Windows Phones running Windows 8 will start seeing the update. The Windows 8.1 update has a lot of bells and whistles, with Cortana leading the charge.