Canceled Nokia McLaren gets a hands on review showing 3D Touch

Nokia McLaren

The last we heard from the Nokia McLaren was the cancellation of the project back in 2014 along with some leaked photos of the device. Now Windows Central has managed to get some hands on time with a Nokia McLaren prototype which you can watch below. The Nokia McLaren specs were respectable back in 2013-2014 … Read more

Microsoft Selling Off Feature Phone Business

We all love smartphones,  and so does Microsoft.  The next step down toward “dumb” phones is the feature phone — not as featureless as a dumb phone, but having fewer features and flexibility than a smartphone.  There’s a market for those, too.  But, for a phone maker, at the cost of maintaining focus on its … Read more

Get A Free Lumia 950 When You Buy A Lumia 950 XL For $649

If you were waiting for a great sale to give the Windows powered smartphones a try, the Microsoft store is holding one right now that gives you two great phones for the price of one. If you put down $649 for an unlocked Lumia 950 XL Microsoft will throw in an unlocked Lumia 950 for … Read more

Microsoft’s Lumia Voices Program Closing April 12th


After renaming their Connects program to Lumia Voices last July, Microsoft has decided to shutter the program entirely on April 12th. The program allowed tech bloggers, photographers, movie makers, musicians, and anyone else who wanted to apply to test out Lumia devices. When the company made the name change, they indicated that they were going to continue … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Same Song And Dance

Lumia 950 review

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is not my first go around with a Lumia phone so I knew what to expect going in to this review. The biggest difference from my previous experiences would be Windows Mobile 10 and I was pretty excited to give that a go. Find out in our Microsoft Lumia 950 review how … Read more

Pricing For The Microsoft Lumia 650 Has Been Leaked

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Rumored to the “last Lumia device,” the Microsoft Lumia 650 pricing has been leaked by a German site WinFuture. It will be on shelves in Germany shortly after February 1st which was the initial launch date for the newest Microsoft Lumia device. The phone will be released shortly after the February 1st launch in Europe, while other … Read more

Is Microsoft Abandoning The Lumia Name?

It appears that Microsoft will be using 2016 as a transition year for its smartphone division, since the upcoming Lumia 650 will be the last of its kind. With Apple and Android leading the pack, the Windows phone is in need of a game changer on the mobile front and phasing out the Lumia line seems to be … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 And 950 XL Pricing Leaked


Some companies are great at keeping details of upcoming products under wraps, but Microsoft doesn’t seem to be one of them lately. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL specifications and renders have already been leaked, as has Lumia 550 renders, and now we have some possible pricing thanks to a Spanish retailer. According to listings on, … Read more

Possible Microsoft Lumia 550 Renders Show Ahead Of October Event

Just last week we wrote about Microsoft having an upcoming event on October 6th possibly unveiling the Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, and a new Microsoft fitness band. Let’s add one more device to that list while we’re at it. Leaked renders of the Microsoft Lumia 550 have shown up in four different colors: black, … Read more

Microsoft’s October 6th Windows 10 Devices Event Confirmed


Just about everyone, including me, in the tech world has been waiting for a new Lumia flagship phone since the Lumia 930 that came out last year from Microsoft, and that time may be right around the corner. We reported almost a month ago on rumours that Microsoft was going to be holding an October event … Read more

Microsoft’s Upcoming Lumia 950 And 950 XL Renders Leaked


Evan Blass, a.k.a. evleaks, is at it again. This time he’s leaked renders of Microsoft’s upcoming flagship smartphones – the Lumia 950 (codenamed Talkman) and Lumia 950 XL (Cityman). Blass tweeted the renders in response to another Twitter user’s tweet showing off the Lumia 950 XL attached to a USB port accessory. Hello, Cityman … Read more

October Event Set To Launch New Microsoft Surface, Lumia, Band, And Xbox Devices


A Chinese tech site, WPDang, is reporting that Microsoft will be holding a launch event in October and will unveil the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, two new Lumia smartphones, an updated Microsoft Band, and a new Xbox One console. The site speculates that the upcoming Surface Pro 4 won’t feature much in design changes over … Read more

Windows Phone App Selection Might Improve With Windows Bridge Going Open Source


Even with Microsoft gearing up to release its next flagship Lumia 950 and 950XL, there are still those who continue to pummel Windows Phone one way or another. Some attack Windows Phone for their lackluster specs and seemingly underpowered insides. But what most don’t understand is that Windows Phone OS runs so well on lower … Read more

Here’s Your Windows 10 Mobile Lumia Upgrade List – So Far


The excitement surrounding Windows 10 (desktop OS) is pretty high at the moment, millions have downloaded it and are currently running it as their daily driver. From the looks of it Microsoft is getting over the hump of hate over Windows 8 and 8.1 and finally on somewhat level ground. Part of Microsoft’s strategy for … Read more

Lumia 950 XL Leak Shows Microsoft’s Next Flagship


Countless Android and iOS fanboys are stoking the fires in preparation for the cremation of Windows Phone. But while they’re raising their glasses to the death of Windows Phone, Microsoft is busy testing their latest Lumia. While Huawei has just passed Microsoft in device sales, taking third place from them, Microsoft continues to believe in … Read more

Lumia 950 and 950 XL Rumored To Be Next Microsoft Flagship Devices


Very few things are certain in life, death and taxes are usually at the top of the list. In the summer, you can usually add humidity and smartphone rumors to that list. Ever since Microsoft launched the Lumia 930 in 2014, speculation has swirled around the imagined successor, the Lumia 940. Recent rumors have even gone … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Review: A Very Affordable LTE Windows Phone


A couple months ago we reviewed Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL, a large screen Windows Phone without the big price tag. We’ve been using the smaller sibling of the 640 XL for the past few weeks now and see how it compares in our Lumia 640 LTE review. Specifications 5″ 720×1280 (~295ppi) IPS LCD display Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 … Read more

Microsoft’s “Tough Choices” Revealed – Nearly 8000 Jobs Cut

A couple of weeks ago Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, sent an email to the entire Microsoft team which contained Satya’s visions for the company, along with a new mission statement: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The email was not all all sunshine and roses … Read more

Microsoft’s Lumia Community Connects Is Now Lumia Voices; Expanding Trial Formats


After being around for almost nine years, Connects (Microsoft’s Lumia community) is undergoing a name change and is now known as Lumia Voices. Connects is best known for its trial program which allowed everyone from tech websites to everyday users to try out Lumia devices. We’ve been fortunate enough here to have received a few devices through … Read more

Nokia To Return To The Handset Market In 2016


Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri  announced that Nokia will re-enter the handset market in 2016 by licensing its brands and designs, thus confirming rumors that have been swirling since April. Nokia will not actually manufacture the phones, but rather design them and make the brand name available for them. Suri did not indicate if it would be for … Read more

Verizon Now Offering Microsoft’s Lumia 735, But Only In Black

Not too long ago, Verizon released a Windows Phone from LG called LG Lancet. Now, Verizon is getting another Windows Phone to add to its arsenal, but this time it’s from Microsoft. Please welcome the Microsoft Lumia 735. Once again, it’s not big high end phone for those looking for one, but it may be used … Read more

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10136 Live, Requires Reverting To 8.1 First


The latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10136 has gone live for those on the Insider Preview program. There are a couple important things to note before updating from a previous build to the newest one. Due to a migration bug that affects upgrading from fast ring Build 10080, if you want to update … Read more

The Nokia 105 Is Microsoft’s Refreshed Entry Level Phone

These days you don’t see candy bar phones being released in a smart phone world. Microsoft on the other hand doesn’t seem to have a care in the world if a phone is either “smart” or “dumb” as they’ve revealed a refreshed, low-end, $20 device.  The Nokia 105 will be available some time this month. The phone itself is … Read more

Microsoft Brings Hyperlapse To Android & Windows Devices


One of the features iPhone users had a leg up on over Android and Windows Phone users was the ability to take time lapse videos through the use of the Hyperlapse app developed by Instagram. That’s changed as now both Android and Windows Phone users can take and share their own time lapse videos from a new … Read more

Are These The Flagship Microsoft Lumia Windows Phones We’re Looking For?


It’s no secret that Microsoft is working on at least one flagship Windows Phone device under the Microsoft Lumia brand to be released later this year, hopefully around the same time Windows 10 for phones hits the market. Phone website Unleash the Phones has apparently received the specs of not one but two high-end Microsoft Lumia phones. … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Review: Big Screen Without A Big Price Tag


We recently had a chance to put the Lumia 435, one of the first Microsoft branded Lumia budget smartphones, through its paces. While decent in some areas, it did falter in others – namely the camera. We were able to get our hands on the newest budget smartphone from Microsoft, and take a look in our Lumia 640 XL … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 435 Review: A Budget Windows Phone With Budget Features


We’ve taken a look at a few budget smartphones here at Techaeris lately, alternatives to pricier flagship phones that cost hundreds of dollars. We’ve also taken a look at a couple of Microsoft’s Lumia devices while still bearing the Nokia name, and we recently had a chance to put one of the first Microsoft branded … Read more