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Prior to the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia devices, news will be seen at Lumia Conversations.

The URL is LumiaConversations.Microsoft.com.

Facebook is now MicrosoftLumia, twitter is Lumia (Was that the windowsphone account?). The Connects accounts are still the same.

There’s a new YouTube. No videos yet.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MicrosoftLumia/videos. Similar to how Nokia operated their social media sites, there will be local versions too. Hopefully all of these will be coordinated.

Dual Sim Lumia 535 Leaks, Coming November 11th

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Yesterday the Conversations blog teased that a new Lumia device coming November 11th. Now pictures of a dummy device leaked from China, showing off the expected Lumia 535.

The Lumia 535 is expected to be the first Microsoft branded Lumia device, accompanied with a front facing camera; an LED flash and dual sim 3G capabilities.

The device appears to be a replacement for the Lumia 530, which hasn’t had the warm welcoming that Microsoft or Nokia hoped for. Hopefully the addition of a front facing camera and an LED flash will hep the Lumia 535 succeed, properly priced of course.

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Via:MyNokiaBlog

Earlier today, we posted up what is believed to be the first Lumia device with Microsoft’s branding on the back. And now it looks like we have another device showing up with the same branding in China that you can see in the image above.

While the picture is blurry, you can see in the bottom row a larger device than the one that showed up this morning. You can also see many other colors of what is expected to be a low-end Lumia with Microsoft branding that should be announced next week in the top row of this photo.

While we don’t know if Microsoft will announce more than one device next week, it is clear that the company is quickly transitioning over to their own brand and away from Nokia. The big question will be is if they are able to carry through this transition the reputation that Nokia has built for creating quality and long lasting products.

While it is the same team and the same types of products being built, it is not easy for a company to build a positive relationship with consumers and it can take many years. With that being said, Microsoft is taking ownership of the Lumia name which should help from a branding perspective.

Source: Weibo | Via: WinblogItalia

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Today another Lumia leaked, thanks to the Chinese telecommunications industry. The device is seen wearing the new Microsoft branding on the front and back of the device, along with a front facing camera and an LED flash on the main camera; which already makes it a better offering than the Lumia 530.

According to the Chinese Ministry of Industry filing, the leaked device goes by the name RM-1090, and although we don’t know much else about it; we can safely assume it will be headed to China amongst other countries.

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The real question however is where does this device fit in within the current lower end Lumia offerings, which seem quite saturated at the moment between the Lumia 530, 630 and 635. The device however bears a close resemblance to the Lumia 625, which could always use a successor.

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The thinnest Lumia smartphone to date, the Lumia 830, will be available on Nov. 7 online exclusively at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores. You can purchase a Lumia 830 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $18.75 a month with Next 18 and $22.50 a month with Next 12. You can also purchase the Lumia 830 for $99.99 with a two year commitment or $449.99 with no annual commitment. For a limited time, while supplies last, when you purchase a Nokia Lumia 830 you will get a free Fitbit Flex, a $99.99 value.
The Lumia 830 also includes key features such as:
  • Display –A 5-inch High Definition display delivers crisp, sharp images.
  • Design: The Lumia 830 is the thinnest Lumia smartphone to date. A device that is equally as stylish as it is convenient; the Lumia 830 is perfect for your life on-the-go.
  • Storage – The Lumia 830 comes with a spacious 16 GB of on-board storage (portion of memory occupied by existing content), with the option to expand it by up to 128 GB via MicroSD card slot.
  • Battery Life – A 2200mAh Lithium Ion battery allows you to chat longer with your friends and family for up to 11 hours or keep it in standby mode for up to 22 days before you need to charge it again.
  • Wireless Charging – Conveniently charge your Lumia 830 supports with built-in PMA (Power Matters Alliance) wireless charging (chargers sold separately).
  • Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office super users will feel right at home with the Lumia 830’s suite of Microsoft Office mobile apps. You can view and edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on the move without losing important formatting when you switch from your laptop to your smartphone.

For more information on the Lumia 830 visit: att.com/Lumia830. For more information on Windows Phone 8.1, check out this Mobile Minute.

With no more flagship Windows Phones expected to be launched this year, it seems Nokia’s “affordable flagship” is the handset many of our readers will be looking to be upgrading to this holiday season.

Microsoft Product Reviews have posted a detailed review of the handset, looking at all the main aspects of the handset, especially from the point of view of some-one upgrading from the older generation of Windows Phones such as 920 and 1020.

Overall they seem pretty impressed with the handset and concluded:

Microsoft has done something that has never been done before in the mid-range segment of the smartphone market. By creating such a high-quality device with so many flagship features at such a great price, they’re exposing the high prices many pay for smartphones that don’t really offer much over the Lumia 830, and it something that should be noticed.

This a highly impressive device and we feel confident to say that this is the best all-around Windows Phone to date. It’s a high-end design, fantastic camera and the flexibility and customization options make this the most complete Windows Phone ever.  If you consider the price point, it’s at an amount that actually makes buying the phone outright a possibility on most carriers.

We’re hoping that Microsoft continues this design strategy going forward at this price range, as this is a market that Windows Phone could really perform well in. Of course we also love to see the next big thing, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for what Microsoft surprises us with next.

Read their full review here.

Good News!  Woolworths, the largest supermarket chain in Australia, is selling Microsoft’s newest entry-level Windows Phone Lumia 530 at half price for AUS$ 39.90 on Telstra.

To sweeten the deal, Woolworths is also offering a free orange case and 10$ voice/text credit with each purchase. The offer ends on November 4th.

Lumia 530 offers

Lumia 530 Specs Recap:
  • OS:  Windows Phone 8.1
  • Display: 4-inch LCD with FWVGA (854x480px)
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB onboard + microSD support up to 128GB
  • Camera: 5MP rear camera (fixed focus, no flash)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery: 1430mAh

[Source: OzBargain | Via WPC]

Nokia Being Rebranded to Microsoft Lumia

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microsoft-lumiaToday Nokia have begun the first official and public phase of rebranding their devices from the Nokia name, moving on to “Microsoft Lumia”. This confirms the months of rumors and reports that Microosft will be dropping the Nokia name from their future devices, in favor of Lumia.

As we exclusively reported, Lumia will become the new hero brand for Nokia devices produced by Microsoft, and will apparently also be the face of the devices on public circles, as is evident by the name changes of the official and regional Facebook pages that once read Nokia.

We received an email announcing the change, as well as confirming that business will carry on as usual; with the same teams running the pages just under a new name:

Today we are announcing on our global and local Facebook pages that the names of each page will be changed from Nokia to “Microsoft Lumia”…… Everybody involved in the pages will remain the same, it’s just the inevitable name change that we have all been working towards.

Nokia France appears to be the first to announce the rebranding, as they’ve posted on their Facebook wall that to expect a notification from Facebook about the page changing it’s name to Microsoft Lumia

→ In the coming days, you will receive a message from Facebook on the renaming of this page.
We are about to become “Microsoft Lumia”!
-Stay tuned to learn more soon…;)

https://www.facebook.com/NokiaFrance/posts/10152859354854703

Other Nokia pages will no doubt follow suite very soon, till now the main Nokia page still goes by the Nokia name; but we expect that to change very soon

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The name change is certainly a blow to Nokia fans everywhere, but one that we’ve been expecting for a while; hopefully however Microsoft Lumia devices will still retain the Nokia spirit, if not its name.