Microsoft reports bumper loss following phones flop

Microsoft announced a $3.2 billion loss for the quarter – reportedly the worst in its history – after recording a previously-disclosed $7.5 billion impairment charge related to its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit. The company announced plans to …

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Nokia chief confirms smartphone market return

Nokia plans to start designing and licensing smartphones from the end of 2016, CEO Rajeev Suri told Manager Magazin. The Finnish vendor can license its name to other handset makers from the fourth quarter of 2016, under the terms of …

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Microsoft readying Windows 10-powered Lumia flagships – reports

Microsoft Devices is reportedly (and unsurprisingly) working on two new high-end Lumia smartphones to support the launch of Windows 10, plugging a hole at the high end of its line. In the latter days of Nokia’s ownership of the business …

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Microsoft unveils another “value-conscious” Lumia

Microsoft unveiled yet another affordable addition to its Lumia smartphone line, describing Lumia 540 Dual SIM as for “young, ambitious people looking for their first serious smartphone”. The device appears to be the successor to Lumia 535 and Lumia 535 …

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Microsoft unveils another low-cost Lumia

Microsoft unveiled what it claimed is its “most affordable Lumia to date”, as it continues to push its smartphone line to lower price points. The device, Lumia 430 Dual SIM, has a price tag of $70, and is intended to …

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Microsoft reports mixed Q2 results; Lumia gains at low-end

Microsoft announced numbers for the quarter to 31 December 2014 which highlight the challenges it is facing on a number of fronts, with Satya Nadella, CEO, stating it is making “bold steps forward” across its businesses. “We saw success in …

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Mixed messages on Windows 10 update for Lumias

Microsoft said that “not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features”, after a free update for Windows Phone 8.1 users was promised last week. “Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows …

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Microsoft unveils “most affordable” Lumias

Microsoft unveiled what it described as “the most affordable Lumia devices to date”, in the shape of Lumia 435 (pictured) and Lumia 532. The move comes as the company seems to be focusing the lion’s share of its smartphone efforts …

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Nokia camera specialist moves to Apple

With Nokia’s brand soon to disappear from the smartphone business, one of the lead developers of the company’s camera technology is defecting to Apple. Senior engineer Ari Partinen said Friday was his last day with Nokia and he would soon be starting work in Cupertino.