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Planned sale of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft has received regulatory approval from China Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced that the planned transaction whereby Nokia plans to sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft has today received regulatory approval from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. As previously communicated, the closing of the transaction, which was announced on September 3, 2013, is subject to regulatory...

Microsoft detailed the latest major update for Windows Phone last week with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1. One interesting part in the new OS is a feature called Word Flow, which is a swype-like keyboard for Windows Phone. The keyboard is super fast to use, in fact, it’s the fastest around as it set a Guinness world record for fastest text message using a touch-screen mobile phone. On January 16, 2014, Microsoft researchers and Windows Phone engineers set out to challenge the Guinness World Records fastest text message using...

Nokia Lumia 930 Conor Pierce, VP of Nokia UK & Ireland, spoke at a press briefing yesterday on how Nokia is going to drive wireless charging to the masses. The push will be pretty heavy as the company plans to bundle a free wireless charger with the purchase of a Lumia 930. This is definitely good news and will certainly raise awareness and usage of wireless...

Windows Phone 8.1 Redesigned Around You Microsoft has just published the Day 1 keynote from this year’s BUILD over at their Channel 9 site. The massive 3-hour show is embedded in this post, allowing you to replay the moments from yesterday’s Windows Phone 8.1 announcement, as well as the hardware announcements of the Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635....

Joe Belfiore Delivers Opening Keynote At Microsoft Build Conference Microsoft yesterday finally unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 at their annual BUILD conference. Today, the company has also made the required development tools available. Windows Phone 8.1 Development Tools Release Candidate just hit Microsoft’s Download servers. It requires Microsoft Visual Studio...

Nokia Lumia 930 Nokia today presented the first three Windows Phone 8.1 powered devices with the Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. The Lumia 930 is basically a world version of the Verizon Wireless exclusive Nokia Lumia Icon. It is a direct successor for the Lumia 920. The design of the Lumia 930 is simply put stunning as I’ve already seen the device...

Windows Phone 8.1 Redesigned Around You Microsoft’s BUILD keynote is currently ongoing, but the juicy parts about Windows Phone 8.1 are already announced. Most of the features have already been leaked, but there are a few pretty cool surprises! Here’s a list (at least these) of what’s new in Windows Phone 8.1: Cortana – Windows Phone’s personal...

Satya Nadella Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference is about to get interesting as the keynote will be held later today. Luckily for us, the keynote will be streamed live over at Microsoft’s Channel 9. As some of you might know, Microsoft is expected to announce Windows Phone 8.1 together with a selection of new devices. The keynote will start at 8:30am...