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Nokia Lumia 630 dual-SIM hands-on [Update: 635 too!]

Nokia Lumia 630 dual-SIM hands-on [Update: 635 too!]

Nokia has a track-record with affordable Windows Phones. The new Nokia Lumia 630 - and its Lumia 635 sibling - follow on from the best-selling Lumia 520, only running Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and thus benefiting from new features like the Cortana virtual assistant. Best of all, unlike many affordable Nokia of old, they're actually headed to the US market. We grabbed some hands-on time post-launch at Build 2014.

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Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

Nokia Lumia 930 brings Verizon’s “Icon” international

With the Nokia Lumia 930, the company is bringing the device otherwise known as the Lumia Icon to the international market. Here the device won’t just be headed for Verizon, instead moving outward. Onstage at BUILD 2014, Stephen Elop made clear that the Icon would "continue to be [their] focus in the USA."

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Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

Nokia Lumia 635 detailed for T-Mobile and MetroPCS

This week Stephen Elop himself stepped onstage at Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference to introduce the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635. The Nokia Lumia 635 is the 4G LTE-enabled version of the device, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, a 4.5-inch display, and what Elop described as "more operator support ... than any other Lumia device to-date."

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Nokia Lumia 630, 635 bring 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM

Nokia Lumia 630, 635 bring 4.5-inch display, dual-SIM

With the Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 635, the company is going for another release that’ll match their success with the Nokia Lumia 520. The Nokia Lumia 520 is, after all, the best-selling smartphone in its price range according to several studies as well as Nokia. Here with the Lumia 630 and 635, things get a bit bigger in all aspects.

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Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

Windows Phone 8.1 release hits Lumia devices this summer

In an effort to make certain the owners of Nokia Lumia devices were overjoyed with their continued support of the Windows Phone ecosystem this week, Stephen Elop stepped onstage at BUILD 2014. There he suggested that "all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices" will be getting Windows 8.1 over-the-air this summer.

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Nokia fires off invite with Lumia tease

Nokia fires off invite with Lumia tease

Not content with letting HTC get all the attention this morning, Nokia has fired off a vague invitation teasing a Lumia update in our near future. Not much is known at this point, but the company plans to roll out something new at the Build 2014 event on April 2.

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Nokia MixRadio launches in China with local artist curated playlists

Nokia MixRadio launches in China with local artist curated playlists

Streaming and download music services are a big business for mobile providers around the world. There are a bunch of services to choose from including iTunes and Spotify among many others. Nokia has been operating its own music service for a while now.

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Microsoft acquisition of Nokia expected to close by April

Microsoft acquisition of Nokia expected to close by April

Those who have been following the romance between Microsoft and Nokia might have been wondering where the relationship is headed. Today, Microsoft has assured the public of the continuing process, which it expects to finally clear all hurdles by next month.

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Nokia X 1 million preorders claim disputed

Nokia X 1 million preorders claim disputed

Within just four days after the Nokia X launched, Nokia was seen bragging on its Weibo account about reaching 1 million preorders in China alone. While factually true at face value, there seems to be more afoot than meets the eye, making the claim sound just a tad exaggerated.

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Nokia X hits 1m China preorders

Nokia X hits 1m China preorders

Nokia made no bones about the Nokia X being a play for the emerging smartphone audience, and it seems the Android-forked Windows Phone lookalike is off to a good start in China at least. Preorders for the Nokia X in China have already reached one million units, the company announced via its Weibo account, despite only having been on sale for four days.

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Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo! Maps has added indoor venue mapping, raising its challenge to Google Maps by including internal navigation for more than 75,000 buildings worldwide. The new feature, provided by Nokia's HERE platform, takes mapping indoors in places like shopping centers, even across multiple levels.

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Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

Microsoft CEO doubted Nokia deal in screaming Ballmer board meeting

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella originally opposed the company's acquisition of Nokia's device business, it's reported, with claims of a ferocious board meeting that saw then-CEO Steve Ballmer shouting at the leadership team over their deal doubts. The outspoken exec, Microsoft's second CEO in the company's history, supposedly signed his fate, with his shouting - apparently audible outside of the closed conference room - getting him the necessary support to go ahead with the Nokia purchase, but also the final stroke in undermining the board's confidence in him.

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