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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.



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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Last night, stylinred tipped that the Nokia UK facebook sent a message to its users that it would be changing its name to Microsoft Lumia UK. We knew this was happening but now they were reaching out to their public followers.

A Page you like is changing its name. “Nokia UK” is changing to “Microsoft Lumia UK“.

Should you try and get on Nokia UK, the page redirects you to Microsoft Lumia UK, though the page is still labelled Nokia UK.


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.


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.


Microsoft today published a new ad targeting Apple Macbook Air. This new ad compares Macbook Air with the recently released Lenovo Yoga 3 2-in-1.

The new 13-in YOGA 3 Pro is unbelievably thin and light frame with new watchband hinge design, same QHD+ screen as Yoga 2 Pro and comes with Harmony, Lenovo’s intuitive software that adapts to users’ personal preferences as they use the device in its different modes.

The current YOGA 2 Pro itself is a thin and light notebook, the new YOGA 3 Pro takes this concept even further by shaving 17 percent from its predecessor’s frame at just 12.8 mm thin – thinner than a pencil when opened. The PC also comes in lighter at 1.19kg – 14 percent less than before – lighter than a bottle of water. Lenovo’s new watchband hinge is constructed from more than 800 pieces of steel and aluminum. Lenovo engineers redesigned the original YOGA hinge so that it now provides the same degree of flexibility and flatness seen in metallic watch bands. Instead of two focus points, there are now six. Complementing the distinctive new hinge design, the YOGA 3 Pro is available in three eye-catching colors: Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver or Champagne Gold.

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It’s an epic dance-off between the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and the MacBook Air. But does the MacBook Air stand a chance against the sleekness and multi-mode flexibility of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro? Nope. And once you add the touchscreen, it’s game over. The Yoga 3 Pro proves there’s more than one way to do what you want.

Learn more about Yoga here.

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.

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Here’s a benchmark test between the Nokia Lumia handsets 1520, 930, 735, 830 and 1020 as well as the HTC One for WP. Nokia’s flagships are on the Snapdragon 800 whilst the HTC has the 805 chip. The 1520, 930, 1020 and HTC have 2GB RAM. The 1520, 930 and HTC have 1080p displays. 1020, 830 and 735 are 720p.


Antutu (01:04), Basemark OS II (01:57), Pi Benchmark (03:20), Relative Benchmark (04:23), Browsermark (05:35) and Sunspider (06:29).

Basemark OS II. More is better.

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Pi Benchmark. Less is better.pi benchmark

Relative benchmark. More is better.


Browser mark unable to finish on all devices.


Sunspider. Less is better.


The 1020 performs surprisingly well. GPU+CPU+RAM combo works out a bit better than the newer entry level devices.

Today T-Mobile have flipped the switch on WP 8.1 + Cyan for Lumia 925’s on their network, meaning that you can begin downloading the update if you haven’t enrolled in the developer’s preview program. The WP 8.1 update of course brings some awesome new features such as Cortana, Wordflow, action center and a lot more.

To update your device head to SETTINGS > PHONE UPDATE > CHECK FOR UPDATES.

We’ve also received confirmation that WP 8.1 will be released “soon” for the Lumia 521, T-Mobile’s most popular Windows Phone device

*Note: Windows Phone 8.1 Now available on the Lumia 925. The Lumia 521 update is coming soon