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Hands on: Yes, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 950XL is your long-awaited flagship

Aside from a small bug or two (and, um, who's going to sell them?) Microsoft's new Lumia 950XL, Lumia 950, and Lumia 550 seem like solid contenders.

Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

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Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias and more

Microsoft's massive device event used stunning new hardware like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 to sing the song of Windows 10's capabilities.


Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 and 950XL will lead Windows 10 Mobile with premium specs

The first Windows 10 flagship phones have high-quality cameras, liquid-cooled processors, and Continuum support.

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Microsoft's massive device launch: Expect new Surfaces, Lumia phones, and Band

October 6 will mark Microsoft's most important hardware launch in a year. Rumors are swirling about a new Surface Pro 4, at least two new Lumia smartphones, and even a new Microsoft Band. Here's what we expect to see on Tuesday.

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Microsoft's creating a Google Cardboard rival dubbed VR Kit

Microsoft's VR Kit will turn Windows phones into virtual reality headsets on the cheap.

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Detailed Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, Lumia 550 leaks confirm iris recognition

A big leak, apparently from an internal Microsoft presentation, appears to confirm the specifications of the Lumia 950, 950XL, and Lumia 550, along with a Microsoft Display Dock to plug them into.

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Three (and possibly four) new Lumias appear headed for Microsoft's October event

The most recent report by AdDuplex confirms the existence of a third new Lumia, at a time when Microsoft desperately needs new hardware to boost its struggling mobile platform. The study also found that about 5 percent of all Windows Phone owners are experimenting with Windows 10 Mobile.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 adds one-handed mode, better Photos management

The latest Windows 10 Mobile build 10536, adds a couple of new features. But the upgrade process is extra labyrinthine, and Lumia 1020 owners may want to skip it entirely.


Cyanogen chief plans to integrate Cortana, calling Windows Phone 'dead'

Though Cyanogen chief executive Kirt McMaster believes Windows Phone is a dead OS, he plans to take its Cortana digital assistant and integrate it deep into the Cyanogen OS.


Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.

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Microsoft retires several Lumia camera apps for Windows 8.1

The company says that it's integrating features from the Lumia camera apps into Windows 10 Mobile.

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Acer's slick Jade Primo is the first Windows 10 'PC phone'

But will it ship within the United States? Acer hasn’t said.


Lumia Windows 10 phones Cityman and Talkman fully revealed in leaked images

In October, Microsoft will likely announce its first flagship Windows phones in more than a year and a half. Here’s what they could look like.

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New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.