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Windows 10 hardware specs allow for huge phones and teeny tablets

Phones with screens up to 8 inches diagonally? Tablets as small as 7 inches? Microsoft sets some broad, overlapping spec ranges for mobile devices, especially Windows 10 for phones.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones already gaining momentum

Smartphone makers and chip companies announce support for Microsoft's Windows 10 handset OS.

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No flagship Lumia phone coming before Windows 10, Microsoft confirms

Anyone looking to replace their high-end Windows Phones will have to hold out until this fall.

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Microsoft, Intel join forces on low-cost Windows 10 phones

Microsoft opens up the smartphone edition of Windows 10 to x86 chips, breaking ARM exclusivity.

Microsoft's Lumia 640XL is a Windows Phone phablet for the rest of us

The Lumia 640XL is big, but it has a comparatively small price tag.

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Microsoft announces the Lumia 640XL, a poor man's Lumia 1520 phablet

Microsoft's midrange phone strategy continues. The Lumia 640XL resembles the Lumia 1520, but it dials back the specs a bit and adds a free Office 365 sub to lower the price.

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Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points.

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Following Softcard, Bank of America pulling Windows Phone app

Bank of America is pulling its Windows Phone and Windows 8 app this weekend, following Google's decision to axe its Softcard payments app for the platform.

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Microsoft's Squad Watch wants to be Glympse for Windows Phone, but isn't

Microsoft's rumored People Sense is released as Squad Watch, which allows you to share your location with your friends. But we couldn't get it to work.

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Softcard shuts down mobile apps after Google deal, leaving Windows Phone in the cold

It was nice while it lasted, but Windows Phone is without a viable tap-and-pay option in the U.S., again.

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Network activity tips Microsoft's MWC Windows Phone lineup, but no flagship in sight

Signs of low-cost and mid-range Windows Phones emerge, including a budget phablet for AT&T.

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Better late than never: Lumia Icon gets big Denim update with Windows 8.1

Verizon coughs up a big update for its flagship Windows Phone, finally delivering features like Cortana and Action Center.

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Which wireless carrier is best for you? Verizon, probably, but check for yourself

RootMetrics' latest survey lets you look at nationwide and local performance of the four major wireless carriers. But the results may vary, naturally, depending on where you live.

T-Mobile forsakes the HTC 8X and older phones by killing their Windows Phone upgrade

These aren't the only Windows Phones to be deprived of an upgrade and they may not be the last, but Windows Phone users have already suffered plenty.