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.
Back in 2012 we first had our hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 - here just under 2 years later, we’ve got the Nokia Lumia 930 in our hands. While the Verizon version of this device has already been launched as the Nokia Lumia Icon - reviewed by us as well - it only felt proper to do another set of camera tests to start our review off right.
Making certain you understand that your Lumia-branded Windows Phone 8.1 device is powerful enough to do most anything you want, Nokia this week has put out Video Tuner. This is an app that works exclusively with Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia devices to edit video in a wide variety of ways.
Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.
Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.
The Nokia Lumia 635 introduced this past spring was promised for both T-Mobile and MetroPCS, but neither pricing nor specific availability were revealed at the time of announcement. That changed today, with T-Mobile revealing both how much the phone will cost and when it will be available for both carriers.