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High-end Microsoft Lumia 940 pair rumored, duo of upper mid-rangers also nigh

It’s a near guarantee MS will be waiting for Win 10 to be ready before their Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 contender rolls out, but surprise, surprise, this 2015 flagship might not follow in the footsteps of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 or 1520. Instead, it could take after the Lumia 930 and carry a 940 moniker.

BLU Win HD LTE goes on sale at $199 with 64-bit punch, Windows Phone 8.1

One of the biggest recent risers of the low-cost unlocked Android landscape is on its slow but sure way to the top as far as Windows handhelds are concerned as well, getting Microsoft’s unrestrained endorsement. The Win HD LTE is BLU’s third Windows Phone sold directly via Redmond’s online store, and while it clearly goes more »

Looking to discard an old tablet? Best Buy will shave $200 off a Surface Pro 3

Why go through the hassle of selling decrepit gear on eBay and risk getting stiffed by professional con artists disguised as honest buyers? Or worse still, give up on a 100 percent functional tab just because it’s a little old and clunky? That’s what trade-in programs are for, and the latest such upgrade scheme from Best Buy is unusually generous.

Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL begin their global tour in India and UK

It’s happening. Microsoft’s latest bid for low-cost, mid-range smartphone power is officially underway.

Contradictory reports call for Surface Pro 4 launch in July or October

Surprised to see a non-Pro, third-generation Microsoft Surface debut on the heels of the Pro 3 instead of a much more logical Pro 4? Odds are a new high-end 2-in-1 laptop replacement is also coming by the end of the year, though the team behind the affordable Surface 3 responded to speculation with an ice-cold “no comment” on Reddit.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 software is as bloated as ever, and storage is a big problem

Everybody knows the internal storage figures advertised by gadget manufacturers aren’t the same as the actual user-accessible space. It’s been this way since forever, and after installing your Windows or Linux on a PC, similar shrinkage goes down. The problem with Android OEMs is they don’t seem to know when to stop. Okay, so the more »

(UK-only) Deal alert: High-end Surface Pro 3 configs sold with free HP Streams

Talk about unorthodox cross-promotion. Microsoft is currently plugging the ultra-low-cost HP Stream 7 tablet alongside the premium Surface Pro 3 “laptop replacement”, bundling the two at the price of one.

Microsoft Lumia 640 ‘coming soon’ to T-Mo, likely priced at $99 with MetroPCS

Unveiled less than a month ago, the newest budget-minded mid ranger with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-loaded is just about ready for global takeoff in 5 and 5.7-inch configurations.

Amazon offers $100 and up savings on Core i5 and i7 Microsoft Surface Pro 3

A new wave of Surface Pro 3 promotions has hit Microsoft’s US online store, and for the most part, the deals are matched or even undercut by Amazon.

Microsoft declares death to piracy with free Windows 10 updates for all

Activating a non-genuine copy of Windows 8 or 8.1, not to mention 7, is a huge hassle. You need a valid serial key, all sorts of workarounds and third-party software meant to trick Microsoft into believing you actually paid for their services. Ahem, or so we’ve heard.

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Microsoft cooks up Chinese Lumia 640 XL upgrade, kicks off UK pre-orders

It’s no longer just unfounded speculation – Microsoft’s first non-Nokia Lumia flagship will be stalled until fall. Best case scenario, summer. But Redmond can’t halt its mobile device-making operations altogether for the better part of a crucial year in the company’s existence.

Microsoft Band now available from more US stores, UK pre-orders also live

Previously up for grabs in limited supply via only Microsoft’s US stores, Redmond’s rookie wearable effort has stepped up to the plate all of a sudden.