Latest Microsoft phone news

Microsoft is making a Courier-like foldable phone for digital scribbling

Microsoft is making a Courier-like foldable phone for digital scribbling

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is rumoured to be working on a new type of mobile device.According to report from Windows Central, it will be a Windows 10-powered device with pen and digital-ink functionality. Past reports have referred to Microsoft's next mobile device as... Read more

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform

By Rik Henderson

Windows Phone is officially over. Microsoft has finally admitted defeat in its battle against Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms.It won't be releasing any new versions of its Windows 10 Mobile software, nor will it release new hardware.... Read more

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally given up on Windows Phone. At least, when it comes to new updates or hardware.The company's Windows 10 head, Joe Belfiore, has posted on his own Twitter account that while there will be patches to fix bugs and plug security holes,... Read more

Are these images of the Microsoft Surface phone?

Are these images of the Microsoft Surface phone?

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has allegedly been working on a Surface Phone for some time now. The phone would run a full version of Windows 10, rather than Windows 10 Mobile that's found on some Lumia device today. Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far? There... Read more

Windows 3D capture experience will be designed to work on all devices

Windows 3D capture experience will be designed to work on all devices

By Chris Hall

Microsoft wants to have everyone playing with 3D with its forthcoming release of Windows 10 Creator Update, coming in 2017. Presenting new features of the update, Megan Saunders, general manager at Microsoft, briefly talked about 3D capture, an essential... Read more

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

Microsoft to kill Lumia line by end of 2016, Surface phones going forward

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has been tipped to introduce a Surface Phone for a while and a new report suggests that could be all the company focused on going forward. It is said to be ditching the Lumia branding and ending production of the Windows 10 handsets by the end... Read more

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

How to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolling out now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 PCs earlier this month, and at the time, it said the update would arrive for Windows 10 mobile devices "in the coming weeks". The update is now rolling out.Microsoft confirmed on 16 August that... Read more

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update: Release date confirmed

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update: Release date confirmed

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft seems to have accidentally revealed when the next major update for Windows 10 Mobile will arrive.The company released the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 machines on 2 August, without an exact date for when the mobile version of that update... Read more

Microsoft will soon add fingerprint scanner support to Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft will soon add fingerprint scanner support to Windows 10 Mobile

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumias last quarter, so it's cooking up ways to make Windows 10 Mobile better, such as including support for biometrics.While it sounds like Microsoft has moved plenty of Lumia devices lately, keep it mind that sales figure... Read more

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

Microsoft Surface Phone: What's the story so far?

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has had a tough time finding the perfect smartphone to push its Windows operating system, even after buying Lumia. Now the company is reportedly working on a fresh start to help push Windows 10 onto its ideal smartphone, which is being called... Read more

Microsoft Surface Phone might be first to bring 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon 830

Microsoft Surface Phone might be first to bring 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon 830

By Luke Edwards

The Microsoft Surface Phone could come packing some world-first specs that blow away anything out there right now. Namely that's 8GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 CPU.Before getting too excited know that these claims are based on a Windows 10 compatibility... Read more

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

Microsoft only sold 2.3 million Lumia phones over the last three months

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has post its third-quarter fiscal results for 2016, and one thing is clear: its phone business isn't doing so hot.The company made $3.8 billion in net income on $20.5 billion in revenue, both of which are down year-over year. Speaking of things... Read more

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile rollout: Which phones get it first and how?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has finally begun the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices.You can download an app to see if the upgrade is available for you device, which we discuss below. Microsoft said the first phones getting the upgrade include... Read more

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

Windows 10 Mobile release date: Microsoft might start rollout 17 March

By Elyse Betters

Windows 10 Mobile is coming - and soon.According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, Microsoft will announce the availability of as well as release the anticipated software upgrade for Windows mobile devices on 17 March. To get Windows 10 Mobile, you'll reportedly... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

Microsoft Lumia 650 official: Windows 10 slim build for slim wallets

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has officially taken the covers off its latest Lumia 650 smartphone that will be putting its Windows 10 operating system into more pockets.Microsoft has already released its Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550, but the 650 is the first handset for 2016.... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 650 press image leak confirms it's on its way

Microsoft Lumia 650 press image leak confirms it's on its way

By Rik Henderson

A press image of the Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone has leaked online, suggesting that it will be announced imminently.Posted on Twitter by @evleaks, the "official" picture shows a low-range handset that looks remarkably similar to the real world shot... Read more

Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

Microsoft buys SwiftKey for $250m, now owns the keyboard app

By Elyse Betters

SwiftKey is now Minecraft's sibling.Microsoft, which paid $2.5 billion for Minecraft in 2014, has reportedly paid $250 million (£173 million) to acquire SwiftKey.SwiftKey is a London-based developer, best known for its hugely popular predictive keyboard... Read more

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

Amazing pics of Microsoft Lumia 850 appear, shame it might never be released

By Rik Henderson

While rumours of a mid-range Microsoft Lumia 750 abound, those focused on a slightly higher-up-the-range Lumia 850 seem to be petering out. At least, that's what we thought.Many claim that Microsoft will not be unveiling a Lumia 850 Windows 10 device... Read more

Ouch... Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia phones last fiscal quarter

Ouch... Microsoft only sold 4.5 million Lumia phones last fiscal quarter

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft just released its earnings report for the last quarter, and the major takeaway is that Windows Phone sales were beyond bleak, while Surface revenue performed pretty decently. It also beat analysts' expectations.For its 2016 fiscal year second-quarter,... Read more

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

Microsoft is making a one-handed iPhone keyboard with a weird fanned-out layout

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has been working toward porting its Windows Word Flow phone keyboard to iOS, and we're only now starting to hear more about what the new iteration will look like as well as how it will work.Blogger and The Verge have both described the keyboard's... Read more

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

Microsoft will launch a phone on 1 February, but it will only be the Lumia 650

By Rik Henderson

As rumours ramp up about prospective new Lumia 750 and possibly 850 launches during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, it seems that Microsoft will indeed launch a new phone in February.However, that phone is more-likely to be the lower mid-range... Read more

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

Massive leak suggests Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia 750 is heading to MWC 2016, maybe a Lumia 850

By Rik Henderson

An official certification leak in China suggests that this year's Mobile World Congress in February could be big for Microsoft. It suggests a new phone is on its way from the corporation and it is likely to sit in the higher mid-range.Common thought... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

Microsoft Lumia 650 specs and design are here, could be the last Lumia

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has already confirmed the Lumia 650 is coming and now specs and design have also been disclosed.Despite being a mid-range handset this could be an historic smartphone as it may be the last in the Lumia line before Microsoft hands-off to its... Read more

First Microsoft 'Surface Phone' likely in the works, might debut in October

First Microsoft 'Surface Phone' likely in the works, might debut in October

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is finally working on a Surface-branded smartphone, it's claimed.Microsoft has been betting on hardware in recent years, with the launch of the Surface tablets, the acquisition of Nokia's phone unit, and more recently, the debut of Surface... Read more

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

Windows 10 smartphones: Is your Lumia getting the upgrade?

By Luke Edwards

Windows has now released its latest OS in Windows 10. But it's held off on the mobile version for now. Microsoft has now detailed which smartphones will be getting the new Windows 10 update later in the year.  Windows 10 for Lumia smartphones will... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

Microsoft Lumia 550 official: What's the story?

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has taken to the stage at its October 2015 launch event to unveil a wide range of Windows 10 hardware. We've seen the launch of the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, buy they are joined by a more affordable entry-level handset, the Lumia... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL confirmed: What's the story?

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL confirmed: What's the story?

By Chris Hall

Microsoft has taken to the stage at its October 2015 event in New York City, to confirm the launch of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.These two new handsets have been designed to offer a flagship experience for Windows 10 for Mobile, launched... Read more

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

How to watch the Microsoft October 2015 launch event

By Luke Edwards

On Tuesday 6 October Microsoft is holding an event where it is expected to reveal a host of new hardware, as well as marking the official launch of Windows 10 for Mobile.Microsoft will be pushing its Windows 10 platform hard, showing how seamless it can... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL completely revealed on official store

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL completely revealed on official store

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft is holding an event on 6 October where it is expected to launch a slew of new hardware including the latest Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones.With just a few days to go it looks like Microsoft has let the cat out of its own proverbial bag.... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 550 leak shows Windows 10 coming to budget phones too

Microsoft Lumia 550 leak shows Windows 10 coming to budget phones too

By Luke Edwards

Images have leaked of what's claimed to be the new Lumia 550 from Microsoft showing off the latest Windows 10 operating system.The shot of the smartphone was leaked by Russian website onetile which also revealed a host of specs for the handset. Since... Read more

Windows 10 for Mobile: When is it coming to my phone?

Windows 10 for Mobile: When is it coming to my phone?

By Elyse Betters

Windows 10 for Mobile is coming - and Microsoft is beginning to get customers ready for its release.The company has already listed some devices that are eligible for Windows 10 for Mobile, but now it's adding more devices to that list. The Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft announces October event: New Lumia flagships, Surface Pro 4, and more expected

Microsoft announces October event: New Lumia flagships, Surface Pro 4, and more expected

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has begun inviting press to a launch event for Windows 10 devices.The company will hold its event in New York on 6 October and is expected to unveil a few new hardware products running Windows 10, including the latest Lumia flagships, the Surface... Read more

Microsoft's new flagship Lumia phones pictured in leaked press renders

Microsoft's new flagship Lumia phones pictured in leaked press renders

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's upcoming Cityman and Talkman phones have just been pictured in what looks like a set of official renders.The company is getting ready to launch two Lumia phones - which are being described as "high end" - at an October event. They're not... Read more

MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

MobileFusion: See how Microsoft plans to turn your phone's camera into a 3D scanner

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Research arm has given the world a sneak peek at its latest project: 3D-scanning using a regular mobile phone.Through a new blog post and video, the team explained that the project will allow anybody to create high-quality 3D images in real... Read more

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

Windows Surface Mobile 'Juggernaut Alpha' leaks: QHD, 4GB, wireless charging, 21MP PureView and more

By Luke Edwards

What's claimed to be the rumoured Windows Surface Phone has leaked online under the codename "Juggernaut Alpha" which should ship as "Surface Mobile". And as the codename suggests it should knock over any competition in its path.Rumours of a Surface Phone... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leak: 2K, USB Type-C, 20MP PureView camera and more

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leak: 2K, USB Type-C, 20MP PureView camera and more

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft is expected to release a new flagship smartphone when it launches Windows 10 on smartphones later this year.The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, thought to be the flagship, has leaked in photos online. The leak comes from a Chinese source that sent the... Read more

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

First new Windows 10 phones tipped to be Lumia 950 and 950 XL, specifications leaked

By Rik Henderson

Until now the phones believed to launch as the first new Windows 10 handsets went by the codenames Talkman and Cityman. They have also been tagged as the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL by several rumours. However, a new source claims that Microsoft will skip... Read more

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

Microsoft to launch six Windows 10 Lumia phones soon(ish)

By Rik Henderson

Although it has gone quiet on the new Windows Phone front in recent times, Microsoft is heavily tipped to be bringing at least six new Lumia handsets to market in the coming months. All to feature the phone build of Windows 10 when that's ready.Evan Blass,... Read more

What does the latest Windows 10 phone build offer and how do I get it?

What does the latest Windows 10 phone build offer and how do I get it?

By Rik Henderson

A new preview build of Windows 10 is now available for those who have a spare Windows Phone handset lying around. It's not completely ready for public consumption yet, hence being available as part of the Insider program still, but it does add several... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL concept renders look stunning in aluminium

Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL concept renders look stunning in aluminium

By Luke Edwards

After Microsoft executive vice president Stephen Elop announced a new Lumia would be arriving this year renders have been doing the rounds. The latest mock-ups of what we could see soon are of the Lumia 940 (codenamed Talkman) and 940 XL (codenamed Cityman),... Read more

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

Microsoft might be working on Lumia Windows 10 phones codenamed Cityman and Talkman

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is reportedly working on two new Lumia smartphones.The phones, which are being described as "high end", are interesting not only because they're from Microsoft and run on Windows 10, but also because their codenames are based on iconic Nokia... Read more

Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

Microsoft to add Office universal apps to Windows 10 phone preview this month

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will soon release Office apps described as “universal” for smartphones running the Windows 10 preview.Microsoft rolled out universal apps for tablets in February with the Windows 10 technical preview, while the Desktop IT pro and developer... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual-SIM delivers Windows Phone OS for only £50

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual-SIM delivers Windows Phone OS for only £50

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft hasn't been shy after making the Lumia brand its own, releasing smartphone after not so smartphone. The latest affordable handset comes in the form of the Lumia 430 Dual-SIM.The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual-SIM aims to slip into your pocket without... Read more

Microsoft working on software to transform your Android to Windows 10

Microsoft working on software to transform your Android to Windows 10

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 operating system will launch this summer. In that same announcement it revealed its Windows Insider Program plans to offer Windows 10 on Android smartphones.Specifically Microsoft is working with Xiaomi in China... Read more

Microsoft sticks with mid-range with Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft sticks with mid-range with Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640 XL

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has officially unveiled its Lumia 640 handset much rumoured prior to its Mobile World Congress press event.It is a 5-inch device with a HD display and Gorilla Glass 3, so isn't going to rock the boat when it comes to the higher echelon of Windows... Read more

Microsoft's MWC handsets will be the 640 and 640 XL

Microsoft's MWC handsets will be the 640 and 640 XL

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is due to unveil a couple of handsets during its Mobile World Congress press event tomorrow, Monday 2 March. However, the company has already mistakenly spilled the beans on what to expect.It accidentally posted an article on its online "news... Read more

Windows 10 preview for phones now out: Here's how to get it and what to expect

Windows 10 preview for phones now out: Here's how to get it and what to expect

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is moving on from PC and tablets to smartphones.The company has announced you can now preview its latest operating system on handsets running Windows Phone 8.1, as it has finally released the Windows 10 for phones preview after having already... Read more

Microsoft Windows 10 update: Will your Lumia device be upgraded?

Microsoft Windows 10 update: Will your Lumia device be upgraded?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft confirmed many new features in Windows 10, it's next major operating system upgrade, during an event on 21 January, when it also confirmed the upcoming software would be offered as a free download to devices running Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and... Read more

Microsoft Lumia 435 and 532 set a new low in pricing

Microsoft Lumia 435 and 532 set a new low in pricing

By Luke Edwards

We've heard Microsoft say "most affordable Lumia device to date" a few times now so these new Lumia 435 and 532 phones represent what must surely be the lowest price handsets.The Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 both feature Windows Phone 8.1 and offer... Read more

You can now get Microsoft's Lumia 930 and 830 WP8 phones with gold trim

You can now get Microsoft's Lumia 930 and 830 WP8 phones with gold trim

By Elyse Betters

Although CES 2015 is still going down in Las Vegas, where several companies have introduced tonnes of new gadgets, Microsoft is trying to steal the spotlight just for a moment by introducing two special editions of the Lumia 930 and 830 smartphones.The... Read more