Wondering as to when the Lumia 830 will be available in India? According to IBN, Microsoft is considering a launch in the month of October, with the device estimated to be priced in the vicinity of INR 26,000 (which comes out to $430).
If you ask me to name one thing that I liked the most from the recent Microsoft press conference, I'd say it's the new Lumia Camera. If you haven't heard, Nokia Camera will be updated to Lumia Camera as part of the Lumia Denim update. What I'm really excited about is the feature in Lumia Camera that Microsoft calls, Rich Capture. It's a new mode that can be quickly enabled with one tap. Watch the demo on video to see what it's all about.
Although the Nokia Lumia 530, Lumia 520, and even Lumia 630 are making waves in the emerging and budget-phone markets, there are increasingly more players on the field thanks to Microsoft's loosening of hardware restrictions back in March. The latest to hit the streets is the Win JR from BLU, a popular Android budget phone manufacturer.
Amazon.com is now selling the brand new Win JR device in white for a single-cost of $89. This price is no contract, no commitments, unlocked, and the entire cost. So what do you get for less than $100?
Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1320 for only $4.95!
This Lumia 1320 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I was told there was a Harley Davidson-branded Windows Phone lurking about the halls of IFA 2014. The idea of such fancified devices — be it Samsung's Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S or LG's Prada line — isn't entirely unheard of. And Harley Davidson has become something of a fashion brand in certain circles, though not the same circles as the Armani and Prada crowd. So it was with some trepidation that I found the booth of NGM and asked to see their first Windows Phone.
Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Time Waster Games
While our Windows Phones can be tremendous productivity devices, they are also fantastic entertainment devices. From watching movies, listening to your favorite music files or playing games your Windows Phone can help you pass the time.
This week's roundup we'll stray from the top rated lists in the Windows Phone Store and approach things from more of a personal angle by highlighting five current gaming titles on my Windows Phone. Games that I have found to be great time wasters.
These titles are entertaining, challenging, downright fun games to get you through ten maybe fifteen minutes of time. Time we all face while waiting for a table at the restaurant, sitting in carpool line, patiently waiting at the DMV or any other situation where you need a distraction to make time move a little quicker.
As a bonus, most of these games can easily stand up to longer gaming sessions if you prefer.
Sky News will offer a free app to download for owners of Microsoft's older Xbox 360 console for both UK and US residents on Tuesday, which will offer the latest news stories and video clips from the UK-based service.
UC Browser is soon set to enter version 4.0, and if you're interested in taking a look at the new features that the browser is set to offer before they launch, UC Browser Preview is just the thing you need.
Microsoft launched the Chinese version of its Cortana digital assistant, called Xiao Na, a few weeks ago with the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 in that country. Now the company is talking more about a related project called XiaoIce ("Little ice") that has been designed to offer human-like conversations on Chinese social networks.
Today Only: Buy the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for Nokia Lumia 928 for only $14.95!
This Lumia 928 case is tough. Not just in a protection standpoint, either. We're talking looks, too. It has reinforced corners with a custom shock dissipation system that absorbs nasty impacts. While the screen is left unprotected, the case's edges elevate your display so it doesn't rub against surfaces while faced down.
There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
If you've been eyeing Nokia's Windows RT-powered Lumia 2520 tablet, you can now grab it for $99 with a two-year contract by ordering on Amazon. The deal appears to only be valid for the AT&T-powered tablet and not the Verizon one at this time. Without a contract, the tablet retails for $569 on Amazon.
Looking forward to playing Destiny this Tuesday, but don't have an Xbox One? That's alright, you can digitally grab Destiny on your Xbox 360 and upgrade for free when you do get the Xbox One someday. It's a cool little promotion the guys at Bungie are running for those who haven't made the upgrade to the latest generation of consoles.
GenNext Ventures, the venture investment management arm of Reliance Industries, today signed a three-year partnership with Microsoft India, through Microsoft Ventures in India, to set up GenNext Innovation Hubs, a pan-India initiative to catalyze the country's technology startup ecosystem.
Yesterday Microsoft announced two new Windows Phone handsets – the Lumia 730/735 and the Lumia 830. These are new killer handsets in their respective categories, and we can't wait for you all to play with them. We had some great coverage yesterday, and you know more or less know all there is about the two devices. So we have to ask, are you planning on buying one?
This week at IFA 2014, Toshiba announced a new, ridiculously affordable Windows 8.1 tablet. The Encore Mini is a 7-incher that runs the full blooded version of Windows 8.1, costs $120, has 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot and an Intel quad-core CPU pushing everything along. And a pretty horrible display.
Microsoft UK is running a sweet deal for developers who are wanting to head down to TechEd 2014 next month. TechEd Europe is the company's premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources. It's the place to be for those who are within the IT realm. Microsoft is giving away four trips to TechEd this year.